Emerald Rae Performing at Germano’s Piattini in Baltimore Monday, February 12

Boston-based Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae creates a groove-heavy sound reminiscent of old country blended with the intricacy of Celtic fiddle and rocked-up droning accompaniment. Complimented by sultry vocals and introspective lyrics that mirror old folktales, Emerald Rae brings the fiddling-singing combo to a whole new plateau. Her intriguingly quirky songwriting is steeped in the echos of traditional music, sewn together with imaginative arranging that will pique your curiosity. Her latest release “If Only I Could Fly” (2013) showcases her prowess as a multi-instrumentalist. New Album due May 2018. More info at www.emeraldrae.com. VIDEO RELEASE… “Blackbird [trad.]” Official Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca_ImItauJA&t=6s WATCH […]

Is Your Website Responsive and Mobile-Friendly? Building the web for the small screen

  From mainframes in the 1960s to personal computers in the 1990s and the power-packing mobile devices of the 2000s, information tech is always on the march. Today’s phones and tablets can handle a lot of what PCs used to do – including accessing the web. If you run a site, you probably notice that often over 50% of traffic that is generated from mobile devices. So is your site responsive and mobile friendly? Okay, what is responsive web design? It’s the approach in web design to make your site render and load well on a variety of typically narrower-screen […]

HRC projects CDC’s ‘banned words’ onto Trump Hotel

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday evening, December 19th the Human Rights Campaign and artist Robin Bell projected the CDC’s banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Trump-Pence Administration banned the use of seven words by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Tonight’s projection on the Trump Hotel, which lasted for roughly half an hour during rush hour, included the banned words – “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based” – and concluded with a declaration, “We will not be erased.” A video of the […]

British retailer criticized for edgy Christmas elf campaign

London, England – The Evening Standard reports that British discount retailer, Poundland, has sparked a backlash after posting amusing sexual images featuring an elf in its Christmas campaign. The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints about the Christmas-themed posts which show the festive helper in a series of vulgar situations. “We will carefully assess the complaints to establish whether there are grounds to investigate,” the authority said in a statement. The budget retailer has been sharing pictures of the naughty elf on Twitter and Facebook, with one showing it dangling a tea bag over a female doll […]

Black Marks on White Paper

Black Marks on White PaperMichelle Antoinette Nelson Beat Poetry. Slam Poetry.  Spoken Word. Contrary to popular belief, this art form didn’t die out in the 60s. It’s not only alive and well in Baltimore, it’s actually flourishing. These days, it seems like every café, theater, or community center has an open mic or poetry night. Michelle Antoinette Nelson, better known to Baltimoreans as LOVE the Poet, is one of the shining stars of the local poetry scene. Already a successful recording artist who tours with the Punany Poets, a national touring poetry troupe, she can now add author to her […]

Black Marks on White Paper

Black Marks on White PaperMichelle Antoinette Nelson Beat Poetry. Slam Poetry.  Spoken Word. Contrary to popular belief, this art form didn’t die out in the 60s. It’s not only alive and well in Baltimore, it’s actually flourishing. These days, it seems like every café, theater, or community center has an open mic or poetry night. Michelle Antoinette Nelson, better known to Baltimoreans as LOVE the Poet, is one of the shining stars of the local poetry scene. Already a successful recording artist who tours with the Punany Poets, a national touring poetry troupe, she can now add author to her […]