Gary Hines, music director of Sound of Blackness Remembers Prince Interviewed and written
by Aaron Robinson – Editor
Last fall, 3-time
Grammy Award-winning vocal/instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness released the
song “Black Lives Matter” along with the video that has been receiving much
praise on YouTube. About a month ago, the inspirational famed group also released
“Royalty,” a song dedicated to the astounding musician Prince with a special
collaboration with students from HSRA (High School for Recording Arts). The
video can be viewed online at www.soundsofblackness.org. In the future, the group is looking
to release their first live CD featuring ACWC (A Cappella Choir of Wiley College) along with many other projects having many
talents and collaborations.
Gary Hines, music
director of Sounds of Blackness, a man filled with integrity and who has a
great heart and soul, remembers a friend and brother in spirit, the late
international mega star Prince. He speaks of how substantial P…
Inception 2: The Lost Written
by Darnell Jordan
June 25th, digital artist Edo held an eclectic soiree where he
unveiled his latest collection, Infinite Inception 2: The Lost.
entering, I was greeted by a life-sized cut-out of Edo, which everyone had the
chance to write a brief message on. The room was full of eager art-enthusiasts
with energy that vibrated off the walls.
new collection is a raw display of his non-existent relationship with his
father. It summarizes everything he has ever wanted to say to him. He cleverly
expresses this by creating portraits of influential people the world has lost both
literally and figuratively. A distinct emotion is embodied in each piece, and
represents a different chapter in Edo’s life. He included attributes that pay
homage to the subject of the portraits as well.
Inception 2: The Lost stood out to me, because of how Edo chose to present it.
The show began with a posted statement by him explaining his inspiration behin…
Digital Artist and Fashion Designer Interviewed and written by Darnell
Webster’s Dictionary defines art as “something
that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses
important ideas or feelings.”
To groundbreaking digital artist and
fashion designer Edo, “everything is art.”
I initially met Edo at an art show in
February of this year. I instantly observed the passion that he had for his
craft while he presented his pieces. After getting to know him better, I found
myself further impressed with the amount of focus that he has. He possesses a confidence
and polish that most don’t acquire until the age of 30 or older.
In a short amount of time, Edo has
managed to create a unique brand that boldly represents a radical perception of
the world we live in.
Born and raised in Chicago IL, he started
as a pre-teen with a love of building and doodling. “I would always build go-carts,
play submarines, and all these different things, but I would build the…