VALUE DEPENDS ON THE COLLECTORS FORSIGHT

MICHAEL JACKSON (A John Waters Collection) John Waters is now Baltimore Maryland’s premiere and most celebrated filmmaker. He has arrived to age 76, this year. He is known for the “unpleasant” and “outlandish”, and in some circles ‘crazy”. An outlier for sure. Especially with titles like BUTT BOY, HAIRSPRAY, MULTIPLE MANIACA and PECKER to nameContinue reading “VALUE DEPENDS ON THE COLLECTORS FORSIGHT”

FROM CHUCK, FREDDIE, AND MICHAEL TO EZE.

EZE JACKSON and fans It was in the 1960’s, when black men appeared on stage, trying hard to look like white men; with parts on the left side when getting hair cuts, to the application of hair straighteners, to look like Elvis Presley or Pat Boone. Chuck Jackson hit the scene with ANY DAY NOW,Continue reading “FROM CHUCK, FREDDIE, AND MICHAEL TO EZE.”

The Lord is My Shepherd…hallelujah!

It felt like a bulldozed voice Vol- canoeing from atop a mountain with a righteous announcement. The actual location was not Mount Sinai, (that Moses climbed according to Biblical records) but the Clarice Center in College Park Maryland, November 13th, 2022. The occasion, FALL CHORAL SHOWCASE, with JASON MAX FERDINAND, as conductor. This two-and-a-half-hour programContinue reading The Lord is My Shepherd…hallelujah!

LISTEN UP JIVE TURKEY, THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!

Picture taken from cover of playbill. The “street courthouse” is often where one gets the bare knuckles interpretation of what’s happening in politics, sports, and entertainment. For example, “Did O.J. kill Nicole? In Baltimore Maryland, to get the “street” interpretation, required a trip downtown to Lexington Market. The views were aplenty, without solicitation. When BarakContinue reading LISTEN UP JIVE TURKEY, THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!

BASKING IN THE SUN OF THE LEGENDS

Who are they? History has recorded their phenomenal mastery, almost from their birth, known today as THE LEGENDS OF JAZ: Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, to name a few of almost 30 whose work is indelible to the American fabric of JAZZ, thus making this unequalled body, legendary. What happens when EuropeanContinue reading BASKING IN THE SUN OF THE LEGENDS