Showing posts from February 17, 2019

When age really is just a number…

 Jontavious Willis Every so often, we use the words, prodigy or genius or in some other ways recognize outstanding, unique, and special skill sets and innate qualities regardless of age. Last night, Auburn Public Theater in Auburn, NY (APT) presented a vocalist and musician who possesses impeccable mastery of his creativity.    Jontavious Willis is a Bluesman in the truest sense of the word. At 22, he has explored with versatility, skill and verve various genres of the Blues across regions and landscapes where this musical genre is deeply rooted in tradition and extraordinary expressions of life and its complexities. Jontavious started his musical exploration at the age of 14 after seeing a video of Muddy Waters. A self-taught musician (guitar, harmonica, banjo) he started singing years earlier at 3 in his church. Born in Greenville, Georgia, Willis is now a master musician who reveres and extols the music and lyrics of old

of excerpts, interview, nomination and publication…aaduna author publishes novel, THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders

Janet Mason, author  {photo provided} In 2015,  aaduna   published a novel excerpt by Janet Mason that was later nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  The excerpt (published in  aaduna’s Summer/Fall 2015, Volume 2,Number 2 issue ) titled, “The Mother” begins Book Two (the second and final part ) of THEY , Mason’s new novel that is a biblical tale of secret genders recently published by the small new press, Adelaide Books, New York/Lisbon in 2018.  Here is your purchasing and background info: THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders Janet Mason Adelaide Books – New York/Lisbon – ISBN – 9780999516430 281 pages/ $22.30 US THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders  is available as a print or e-Book on Amazon   and other places online where books are sold.  It is also available through your local bookstore. “TH