Friday, May 31, 2013

MAIN(ST)UDIOS Summer Relaunch Party June 6th with Workshops

Creative Writing I, II & III with Susan Marie and guest speakers can be found --> HERE 

MAIN(ST)UDIOS is a downtown gallery & art center focused on offering affordable studio and gallery space to Buffalo artists as well as creative programs and educational events to the general public. 

MSS is located in the 500 block of Main Street and is working hard to infuse creative life back to the area. The gallery is responsible for painting the 500 block colorful benches and the building boasts downtown's two newest murals. 

MSS hosts numerous events such as gallery openings, workshops, yoga classes, drum circles, poetry readings, fashion shows on both nights & weekends to keep people in the city and is now taking yet another step to improve the block by adding a small art market & bringing a bit of retail back to Main Street.

MAIN(ST)UDIOS will be hosting a summer relaunch party on June 6th to announce & celebrate the summer line-up for the gallery & classes. Join MSS for an evening mixer for Buffalo's creative community. 

They will be showcasing our recent changes, announcing their summer schedule, workshop line-up & upcoming gallery events as well as opening the new second floor arts market! 

Don't miss this FREE event, open to the public, with live music, cold drinks, appetizers & a BIG bonus...The first 50 guests will receive a free swag bag! Come celebrate the new changes & be a part of our efforts to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street while mingling with Buffalo's creative minds over summer cocktails.

Summer Programing Includes :


06/26 : Creative Writing Part I  : Susan Marie
07/10 : Suminagashi, Japanese Paper Marbling  : Danielle Myers
07/17 : Breakdancing; Intro to Culture & Movement : Stacy VanBlarcom
07/24 : 3-D Collage with Natural Materials : Marissa Lehner
07/31 : Creative Writing II : Susan Marie
08/07 : Basic Bookbinding : Danielle Myers
08/14 : Homemade Art Supplies : Shannon Rose
08/21 : Creative Writing III : Susan Marie
08/28 : Photography, Studio Lighting : Erica Eichelkraut
09/04 : Recycled Art & Creative Repurposing : Sara Lusky Dinatale


Every Other Thursday : 07/11, 07/25, 08/01, 08/15, 08/29

Instructed figure drawing classes with various themes each session. All skill-level students are welcome; desserts and refreshments included in the class fee. Presented by Living Masterpieces.

Read more & sign up online --> HERE

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Tribute to Ray Manzarek of The Doors

One Hour with Ray Manzarek with Susan Marie: [Live]  

[Peace, Ray]


Published on  
Internet Archive
All About Jazz 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Hour with Adam Duritz of Counting Crows [UnderWater Sunshine & Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow]

Articles 1st published: 

The News Tribe
We Speak News
Internet Archive
All About Jazz
CNN yanked this off of my #ireport journalist account
without explanation or cause

In May 2013, I spoke with Adam Duritz, 
lead singer of Counting Crows. 

 The music used in this interview is from the album "UnderWater Sunshine" and their 2013 digital release "Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow" will be available at their live US Tours here --> Counting Crows Summer Tour

Adam describes his experience in the mainstream and indie music scenes with essential tips for musicians and music lovers to tap into that bring one directly into the ongoing process of creating music and finding those who wholeheartedly respect and honor the craft. 

Counting Crows are coming to Buffalo, NY [with Willie Nile & The Wallflowers] in June, check out --> Buffalo Place for that information.

Visit their website for all US Tour dates --> Counting Crows

Listen to live audio on Think Twice Radio ---> UnderWater Sunshine & Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow

I absolutely did not wish to stop speaking to Adam. 

Much more to come . . . 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Gift My Mother Gave Me [Maria & Eunice Kennedy Shriver]

There are all kinds of mothers who all mother in different ways. In this short film, Maria Shriver talks about her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics. 

Through her example, Eunice Shriver gives her daughter the gift of possibility - "you can, you must, you will" - and changes the world for millions of people with intellectual disabilities.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Radio with Ruthann Amarteifio : A week in Palestine and Poetry


Ruthann Amarteifo conducts an evening of a week in Palestine ending with spoken word and poetry.

The first half of the show features violations reported by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights relayed via Raymond Blaine. A solitary altercation between an Israeli and a Palestinian resulted in the destruction of cultivated crops and almond trees by fires, school buses attacked, more than 90 Israeli military incursions, the wrongful abduction of people, children and elderly wounded, the destruction of mosques and further demolitions of private property.

The initial cause of the week Raymond reports on is a direct result over a peaceful protest against the confiscation of land in Palestine by Israel.

Later in the show, Ruthann brings three poets together for a round table discussion on poetry, writing and life, including live readings of their work.

Derek Ubuntu Dunham and Quin Overman discuss essential aspects of writing such as inspiration, creative writing classes, copyright issues, and styles of poetry. Both writers focus on areas of inspiration like social awareness, writing groups and their experience reading the written word.

Crossover art is touched upon [one artist that embodies several genres of art such as painting, music, writing, sketch] and that talking about issues through writing and poetry ignites people to think more deeply about social issues.

Native American and African philosophy are brought to the surface through Derek and Quin and Susan Marie joins them towards the end of the show reading her piece, "This is my America" adding her inspirations, favorite writers and general reflections on the written and spoken word.

All three poets, along with Ruthann, discuss various aspects of nations in distress, specifically Palestine and Pakistan, as well as the muse and where each poet delves to reach that in depth place inside the soul that is responsible for automatic writing and stream of consciousness.

To listen to the show, please link :  Gather Round with Ruthann Amarteifio

[To contact guests on the show and Ruthann, link directly to their websites by clicking their names above.]