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Words can’t express….Has this happened to you?

You are in an unexpected situation…gone through a planned experience…got caught off guard…found yourself in an uncontrollable moment….experienced feelings that you can’t intelligibly articulate….did you cry Tearz? In a world of new cultural genres that may have roots in the past, the past never expected the fluidity, diversity, explosion, and range of creative expressions that are at our doorstep…invading every aspect of what we see, feel, and experience. Tearz is the essence of spoken word - poetry with attitude, swagger and verve…not backing down…bringing it to you straight, no chaser…raw…focused…exciting! Words can’t express…see and listen for yourself…VIDEO #8 (and the last of this series) from aaduna's spring fundraiser in Auburn, NY on May 28, 2015. aaduna published "Covenant" in the fall/winter 2014 issue.  CHECK IT OUT: And if you still can't get enough, read more

Sylvester Stewart…do you know him? Betcha you do!

I saw him and his family at the now defunct Electric Circus, an entertainment Mecca that graced the middle of the block (which had become the east coast epicenter of youth culture as I knew it… even tried to get a job at the “Circus,” maybe it was 1963…didn’t happen…I was not weird enough…so I knew the venue well especially the downstairs space that was devoted to soul music and R&B on Sunday evenings for dancing and other frivolities…. The Circus balanced St. Marks Place, East Village, NYC where the counter-culture lifestyle of hippies and   so called “flower children” reigned supreme and the air always had a distinct aroma and hazy aura. So, when Auburn’s adopted daughter and sister friend, Cyd Charisse Fulton took to the mic at aaduna’s May 28 th Theater Mack fundraiser and started to talk about Sly and the Family Stone and her poem that centered on his music, I knew she was ready to rock it.   Oh…if you don’t know, Sly was a west coast DJ named Sylvester Stewart befor