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5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in DUMBO today June 20, 2009

12-8 PM

Who’s Going To Be There?
Pharoahe Monch, DJ Premier, Styles P, dead prez, Smif N Wessun, Grand Puba, J Period, Torae and Marco Polo, Tanya Morgan, Tiye Phoenix, Keys N Krates, Brown Bag All Stars, DJ Parler, DJ Misbehaviour, Metermaids

Special Guests: Chip Fu, Kel Spencer, Homeboy Sandman and Shawn J Period
Donny Goines Nyle Eagle Nebula Brokn.Englsh Children Of The Night

Hosted by Ralph McDaniels

June 20th After Party: Uncle Ralph McDaniels, Buckshot, Tanya Morgan, Mr. Cheeks, 8thw1, DJ JS-1

How Much Is It?
We’re asking for a $10 donation offset the cost of putting on the festival. You  you can pick up tickets at:

Fat Beats
406 Avenue of the Americas # 1
New York, NY 10011
(212) 673-3883

57 Pearl St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-9299

Concrete Jungle
70-15 Austin St., Forest Hills
NY (718) 261-6101

How Do I Get to the Festival?

By Train: Take The F train to York St. Walk east along Jay St. towards Front St. Turn left on Plymouth St. and the entrance will be at intersection of Plymouth and Main St.

Take A,C to High St. and Cadman Plaza E and walk down Cadman Plaza E towards York St. Turn left on Plymouth and the entrance will be at the intersection of Plymouth St. and Main St.

Take the 2/3 to Clark Street. Walk down the hill of Henry Street. Make a right on Cranberry Street and follow directions from Cadman Plaza

For more info …


Frank Lloyd Wright in Lego June 19, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright in LEGO 01The LEGO© Group in collaboration with Architectural Artist Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc.™, Inc. are excited to unveil a new product line called LEGO Architecture. Throughout it’s 50 year history the LEGO Brick has always been associated with creative building. LEGO Architecture takes that initiative further by inviting children of all ages to build their favorite worldly architectural landmarks and structures. More info…


Finder’s Flea: Brooklyn Weekend Flea Markets June 18, 2009

Here are two new favorite flea markets that happen in Brooklyn each weekend:

TONY BoothThe Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm.

The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm (this one is really the bomb!)

For more info, click here.


Dub Poetry on Initiative Radio

dub“Initiative Radio” has taken its’ first steps into the world of music video production with the creation of “Complex” by Dub Poet ANTON. “Complex” became a listener favorite when it was played during our three-part radio special about the Mahatma Gandhi.


Dub Poetry finds its’ roots in the dance halls of Jamaica, West Indies where poets would chant their rhymes over the B side dub versions of records. Dub Poetry is quite possibly the final frontier in the music world where artists make poignant social statements, devoid of commercial affectation. The original Dub Poet is Jamaican Oku Onuora who was born Orlando Wong.

Dub Poet ANTON is originally from Trinidad and Tobago where he has also practiced the art form Rapso. Similar to Dub Poetry in message, Rapso poets chant over Calypso based rhythms, whereas Dub Poetry has Reggae rhythms at the core. Learn more here or watch video below:


DJ Gregory: Walking the PGA tour one step at a time June 16, 2009

djWhether you play golf or not, here’s a story of unbeatable inspiration:


Glam Girl Hair Clips June 15, 2009

retroglamourgirlJust discovered on these adorable pin-up girl hair clips at, created by a glam girl model (shown modeling her clips here). The clips are big and floral and absolutely adorable. Plus, you can find other glam girl products for your pin-up personna. See it here.


Ya gotta love a gal with an accordian June 14, 2009

pezDiscover the amazing music of Milwaukee-based Pezzettino, singer-songwriter, Margaret Stutt.  Trained in classical piano at the local convent and self-taught on her father’s accordion, she began writing her own material in 2008.  That year she self-released her debut album, “Because I Have No Control …” and launched herself into the touring circuit.  Just six months later, Pezzettino released her sophomore album, “Lion.” Listen to Pezzettino’s music here.


It’s nineteen74 all over again June 13, 2009

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27WorldTour_AW_01Check out this latest newsletter from nineteen74. It’s chock full of chic folks from all over the globe.


Sewing Feathers June 12, 2009

owptitle_tm110Tonight in my haute couture embellishments class taught by Kenneth D. King we learned how to attach ostrich feathers to garments. First, you cut the little individual plumes (called flues) off the feather. Take 4-5 flues and line up so that ends are even. Lay flue group pointing down and stitch over flues once or twice 1/4 inch from top. Then bend the flues so that they are doubled over stitching and stitch again. Repeat as needed. Tip: Flue groups should be sewn on like hair on a wig—randomly, with much more at the top and much less underneath. The top group of flues should be sewn pointing up, then bent down.


Lovely passementerie video June 11, 2009

Okay, tonight I really do have a passementerie video, also from Paris, as it so happens. Paris seems to be passementerie-central: