Music Arts session - Concert, Station, PBS, NPR and other live mini concert sessions and interviews. Masa Kohama Special (The Unit) Anytime Anywhere (Live)

"Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz" - is a feature-length (93 min) documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and its promising future. Told from the landmark of Washington, D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the Capitol today.Link to Official Trailer.
Links: Oxygen for the Ears' website, Facebook and Screenings
Sheila Fratini, painter and photographer - Sheila's art is what Marcel Duchamp used to call retinal art. "An art that prompts a visual response and not an intellectual one". Her use of colours is described as being both "passionate and energetic". She prefers abstract painting and developed her own painting technique that she calls "feathered style", which resembles bird?s plumage. She says, "Flying is constant flowing and my paintings should be seen as such and anything else the viewer decides to see in them". Links: Website

Olga Ayala
, artist, painter, ceramist and a "Polymer Clay" sculptor. Olga grew up in "El Barrio" in New York City. Her artistic awakening came about one day, while still a child, when she saw her mother draw a "life-like depiction" of Mickey Mouse. Olga has since evolved her talents in many mediums,  but she found her calling in the creation of detailed, "life-like" art using "Polymer Clay"She sells and shows her work in venues all over the world.   Links: Website, Facebook Etsy and DC Bebop page
Jenne Glover, Artist, Painter and Creator of Abstract Collages.  A native Washingtonian, known throughout the artist community. Jenne has shown in many solo, group, and juried exhibitions. "I want my artwork to engender an emotional response that is uplifting, restorative, and engaging. And, throughout the creative process, I want to stay connected to the child within me." Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and DC Bebop page
The Savour Tribe ~ the photography of Anja King - Lifestyles, Flavors and Weddings are just part of what this gifted London based photographer creates.  Capturing the moment, stopping time? There are many poetic ways to describe a photograph; to Anja photography is the realization that she has been, that she has seen and the idea and assurance that there are many places she still needs to be, she still needs to see.  Links: Website
Helen Willis Photography - Based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire UK, Hlen has been taking photographs since her childhood. She photographs for a variety of organisations. She also covers craft fairs, after school clubs and talks/lectures to organisations in Staffordshire and Derbyshire and is a member of the local photographic society. She says she loves taking photographs of anything and everything. She enjoys photography and hopes to pursue the craft for many years to come.  Links: Website
Author Joab Stieglitz was born and raised in the Warren, New Jersey. He is an Application Consultant for a software company. He has also worked as a software trainer, a network engineer, a project manager, and a technical writer over his 30 year career. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Joab is an avid tabletop RPG player and game master of horror, espionage, fantasy, and science fiction genres, including Savage Worlds (Mars, Deadlands, Agents of Oblivion, Apocalypse Prevention Inc, Herald: Tesla and Lovecraft, Thrilling Tales, and others), Call of Cthulhu, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and Pathfinder. Joab has published four novels so far in the Utgarda Series of pulp adventure novels with Lovecraftian influences set in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He has also written short stories about occult investigators, colonizing Venus, and the Luckiest Woman in the World.  Links: Novels on his website and DC Bebop page.
Paul S. Kemp, NY Times bestselling author of fantasy fiction,   characterizes his writing as a cross between dark fantasy and sword and sorcery fiction. Writers Michael Moorcock and Fritz Leiber are his touchstones, though (like many authors) he has been influenced strongly by authors David Gemmell, H.P. Lovecraft, and Steven Brust. Paul says folks sometimes ask him where to start with his stories about ex-assassin turned priest Erevis Cale. Paul says to start with either Twilight Falling, book one of The Erevis Cale Trilogy, or Shadowbred, book one of The Twilight War. Either is a good place to start the Cale stories.  Links: book listing, novels and stories on his website.
Cheryl Edwards , painter - "Her interest in art stems from her fascination of the human body as a whole. Her medium is oil, and egg tempera." - originally from Miami Beach, Florida, she studied under Ernest Crichlow at the Art Student League in NYC. She has lived in DC for the past 12 years. Cheryl has exhibited in many shows in the DC area and  is a member of the Strathmore Center for the Arts League and Capitol Hill Arts League. 
Fine Art America website

Leon James Photography
, a former native of Washington, DC with many years of experience as a freelance photographer. Leon's photography reflects his views of life through his lens. He specializes in capturing images from nature and the energy of live music performances. He shares some of his experiences through his exhibits and slide shows. Links to his website and Facebook page.

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"Carmen Amara is the owner of Carmen Amara Fitness. Since a very young age, Carmen Amara has been involved in taking care of her body. With an extensive background in all types of dance, she was a cheerleader from elementary school to college and was nominated "Cheerleader of the State" from NCA. Intrigued about gaining knowledge in the proper biomechanics of exercise and eager to learn the fundamentals of sound nutrition, Carmen became a certified fitness trainer with one of the leading schools in the fitness industry, ISSA, and was nominated as "Spotlight Trainer of the Month" in, a prestigious online fitness magazine. With a deep interest in health and fitness (and the body and stamina to prove it), she bases her way of life on the Vedantic philosophy in which the goal is a state of self-realization and cosmic consciousness." About Carmen.
- Seasoned in the fashion world by working in the industry for over 13 years. She has also interned with professionals in the industry to learn the best practices to incorporate in her own way. Styles clients from the ages of 21 up to 60 years old; both men and women. DJ-ing, she's had the chance to spin at places such as Carnegie Institute, Dirty Goose, Velvet Lounge, and Wicked Bloom just to name a few. Franky hopes you follow along or even work with her in some form or fashion. She'll try to stay in the mix with her blog posts. FRANKY J CO BLOG

Jazz Center Bellingham (formerly) WJMAC
- Jazz is a truly American art form; its contribution to the music of the world is immeasurable. Jazz is revered world wide. Our goal is to bring great jazz to our community. By presenting the best local, regional and national artists in a focused, all ages performance setting, we invite the people of our community to share in the experience of this music and its culture. In addition, Jazz Center Bellingham offers jazz combo classes to aspiring young musicians; encouraging and cultivating the next generation of jazz artists, lovers and audience members. Website and Facebook

Jazz Center Bellingham (formerly) WJMAC

The Jazz Academy of Music
- is a non-profit 501c3 organization, established in 2002, is a manifestation of a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its Music Director, to extend the music education opportunities afforded him, as an inner city youth, to others. The Jazz Academy programs draw from and build upon the disciplines of music education Paul experienced in his youth. Website

The Jazz Academy - Paul Carr's DC-Based Music Education Program

Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) - is a multi-tiered program designed to supplement and enhance your regular music curriculum. This is a unique opportunity to partner with a world-renowned artist such as Mark Wood and students are sure to benefit from the inspiring and motivational techniques he has developed through years of research and experience. 
Links:: Wood Violins and ?Electrify Your Strings!?
The Spice Hut, is a Bellingham WA, family owned and operated business established to supply Whatcom County residents with the finest selection of fresh, quality spices and premium loose leaf teas from around the world. They offer over 175 loose leaf tea varieties and over a hundred whole spices and herbs. Their spiced teas are mixed and infused with the highest quality 100% natural flavorings, and their spices and blends are both ground and packaged to order. Website: The Spice Hut
A Lot of Flowers,
located at 1011 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, WA, was a Fairhaven district landmark for many years, in their old location across from the Fairhaven Fish and Chips bus on 11th and Harris in Fairhaven, in a "beautiful little wooden shack." However, modernization forced change. Now they are excited to move into their new shop, which is "drastically different: modern, airy, with running water! Much less outdoor garden space," but they have managed to keep the same "wonderful shop vibe that had their customers coming back for years and years." Stop by their new shop, on 11th Ave, still (somewhat) across from the Fish-n-chips bus. A Lot of Flowers
Reverbnation - "is the leading online music marketing platform used by over 500,000 artists, managers, record labels, and venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. provides free and affordable solutions to individual artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan-relationship management, digital distribution, social-media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan-behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, web-site hosting, and concert booking and promotion. " Website:

Beginner Guitar HQ
is an authority guitar site painstakingly created by a group of dedicated guitarists. Our mission is to be the only resource you need to go from complete beginner to guitar pro. Here you will find everything you need to know including guitar lessons, instructional videos, news, guitar reviews and more. " Link to: Website

QEW Publishing
"is an independent imprint that creates, produces, and publishes comics, novels, screenplays, and speculative project proposals for submissions. Its primary hallmark is the support and promotion of the entertainment arts. QEW (pronounced "Q") stands for Quality Entertainment Works. Writing, editing, illustration, filmmaking, animation, acting, and modeling comprise the current strata of diverse interests inspiring the creation and production of many of its properties. Writer and owner, Quenton Shaw, established QEW Publishing in May 2003. " Website: QEW Publishing and Facebook

Dark Horse Comics
    "Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, behind the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line." Website: Dark Horse Comics

Evil Hat Productions
   believes that passion makes the best games. It is this passion for gaming that raised Fate to its current acclaimed position in the independent RPG community. Fate can be used to build the best kinds of role-playing experiences ? full of laughter, story-telling, and memorable moments. The main members of Evil Hat Productions are Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Lydia Leong, Leonard Balsera, and Chad Underkoffler. Others such as Cam Banks ?guest star? from time to time.

Elena Crusoe of Elena Design Studio, creates fine artistic jewelry and accessories that are works of wearable art. Elena Crusoe transforms an array of gemstones into works of wearable art that reflect a universal view of style, beauty, elegance and womanhood. 
Website: Elena Design Studio

Creating Fine Artistic Jewelry for Women of Style.

Eddie Hernandez/The Groove Merchant - Has been in the Music industry since 1980, He put himself through college by playing the Hammond Organ throughout Southern California metro. Since 2001 he owns and operates his own production company called Groove Merchant Northwest in the Pacific Northwest. FOH mixing is his favorite part of the operation and enjoys mixing on his Midas board, "Midas sounds better than anything else I've tried". Eddie has worked with some real talent from throughout the world ex... Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty, Inner Circle, Booker T, etc.... just to name a few. Website: Groove Merchant Northwest.
JETPACK COMICS, 37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH.  A shop for and by gamers and comic enthusiasts!  "Jetpack Comics is the inland seacoasts most well stocked comic and game store with a fair mix of toys and pop-culture fun.  Jetpack Comics is a store run by immature fools but we always have fun and we'll try to make sure you have fun, too." Website: JETPACK COMICS
AMANO, located at 7034 Carroll Avenue in Old Town Takoma Park (301-270-1140), is a woman's boutique specializing in unique and affordable clothing, jewelry, gifts & accessories, as well as a complete selection of comfort footwear. It is one stop shopping for all your clothing needs. Website: amano.
The Quill and Brush was established in 1976 as an outgrowth of a part-time business run by Allen and Patricia Ahearn who started collecting and cataloging books in the early 1960s. The Quill & Brush specializes in first editions of literature, mystery/detective fiction and poetry, as well as collectible books in all fields. The firm's stock of over 15,000 titles focuses mainly on books published from the middle of the 19th century to the present. Website: Quill and Brush.
Debra Goren Designs, creating one of a kind jewelry made from the finest semi-precious stones, pearls, hand blown glass, crystals, wood, polymer clay, and beads from around the world.

Creating jewelry that makes the wearer feel beautiful. 
 Website: Debra Goren Designs
Lee's Flower & Card Shop - Established in 1945, is a family owned business, which has served the Washington metropolitan community for more than 50 years.  With a highly skilled floral design team, using only the freshest flowers, Lee's creates stunning arrangements in traditional and contemporary styles. 
Link to:
Lee's Website
Busboys and Poets is operated by Teaching for Change, is Washington DC's newest source of books and films that encourage children and adults to question, challenge and re-think the world beyond the headlines. Website: BUSBOYS AND POETS
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