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Natalia Fabia Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle

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The Jonathan Levine always has great art shows. Currently, Natalia Fabia – Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle is up. Loving the subject! “In the artist’s words: “Punk rock is one of my true loves. Punk to me is an attitude, a lifestyle. Punk is a middle finger, punk is do-it-yourself, do what you want. It’s a kind of freedom. I’m attracted to my subjects for having that quality. This attitude is what I wanted to convey in this series. My models (many of which are friends) are all to – – Read more:

RIP Miss ETTA JAMES

Etta James, acclaimed blues and R&B singer, dies at 73

Etta James, perhaps the quintessential R&B diva, was equally at home singing unadulterated blues, searing R&B and sophisticated jazz. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and her biggest hit, ‘At Last,’ has been enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame. – – ©ourtesy of LA Times article 2012

PATTI SMITH: Interviews “The Talks”

Patti Smith: “Rock 'n' roll belongs to the people”

Patti Smith: “Rock ‘n’ roll belongs to the people”

Ms. Smith, are musicians these days put on too high of a pedestal for your taste? I don’t believe people playing rock ‘n’ roll should have crowns. We’re not kings and queens. Anybody can play it. Anybody? Rock ‘n’ roll belongs to the people. When I started playing I couldn’t sing very well and I couldn’t play any instrument. I didn’t know anything about technology. I’d never been in front of a microphone. I didn’t know shit, but I did know rock ‘n’ roll and I did believe that it was mine and I was one of the people and it was my art and I felt it was my right to get up and embrace it and to express my feelings through it and adding poetry or political energy or whatever. So it is not a matter of being humble or a matter of being divided, it is just – – … read more