Posts Categorized: Local

The Friendliest Weapon in the Ghetto

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  INSPIRED by the message of the Rastafarian deity Jah, Danbury, Connecicut reggae artist GUN-HEAD continues to invoke his fiery West Indian roots into his music.   As a youth in the Washington Gardens community of Kingston, Jamaica, he received the nickname GUN-HEAD, which derived… Read more »

Is Hip Hop Poetry?

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  ONE OF THE MOST important (and maybe controversial) things that happened to poetry in the twentieth century was the rise of hip hop. Although hip hop is a completely modern form, in some ways it returns poetry to the old practice of oral tradition…. Read more »

HVCA Local Arts Update

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from the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance An update from the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance (HVCA) on three local gallery exhibits, “Hatchet Job” by Jim Felice Bethel’s Upstairs Gallery, “Carousel Folk Art” by Ellie Haggerty at CityCenter Danbury,  and “Aquamarine” by Carla Goldberg at Danbury City… Read more »

Interview with Graffiti Writer MONE

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by Vegetarian Metalhead from Alternative Control CT MONE is a New York City graffiti writer and Freight King who’s been in the game for over two decades, before graff became the latest trend.  Starting out in the streets of Mount Vernon, New York in the… Read more »