From Jersey, With Love

Two years ago, I traveled to Nigeria to do a short documentary on my friend Dena’s organization The Nigerian School Project. With Dena, I visited the public schools she built on an island of 350,000 people that is not labeled on maps. It has no running water or electricity. Now, we are growing the film,Continue reading “From Jersey, With Love”

In the Key of Protomartyr

Text and Photos by K. Cecchini I just saw Protomartyr on Friday at Underground Arts, which is (I say) Philly version of Brooklyn’s Rough Trade  where we saw them in October. I wrote a piece after that show and never posted it, so I will do it now. Protomartyr vocalist Joe Casey took to the stageContinue reading “In the Key of Protomartyr”

“EVERY TIME I CLIMB TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, I FEEL SO FREAKING AWESOME” – INTERVIEW WITH BETTINA PEETS FOUNDER OF THE ADVENTURE GODDESS RETREATS AND EVENTS

This post was originally published on MissCareerLess; an awesomely honest online magazine featuring ‘Women Who Change, Dare to Change and Dare the Change.’ Because everybody has a story to share! Photos and Interview by Kimberly Cecchini Bettina Peets is changing her life – one adventure at a time. And, with her new business Adventure Goddess Retreats andContinue reading ““EVERY TIME I CLIMB TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, I FEEL SO FREAKING AWESOME” – INTERVIEW WITH BETTINA PEETS FOUNDER OF THE ADVENTURE GODDESS RETREATS AND EVENTS”

A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse

Eric Carle’s illustrations are easy to identify. My husband did not recognize his name, but recognized his artwork as soon as he saw it at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM). Carle’s books are well-known staples in the world of children’s books. His writing is simple and he created his colorful illustrations by hand-painting tissue paperContinue reading “A Hungry Caterpillar & a Blue Horse”

Words with Musician Lydia René 

Interview by K. Cecchini @tonightatdawn I happened upon singer and pianist Lydia René during my first visit at a more unusual venue. Hosted by Ghana Hylton, the Adinkra House in Montclair, NJ is an invite-only, intimate performance space nestled in Hylton’s home. Although, I am sure René’s voice can fill a much larger venue, sheContinue reading “Words with Musician Lydia René “

Owl Guitarist Jason Mezilis Talks About New Album Thing’s You Can’t See

Written by Joe Kralovich (@KralTunes) “Sometimes, I’m a pretty lucky dude.” Music virtuoso Jason Achilles Mezilis has every right to consider himself lucky, ‘fore over the span of his decade plus career, not only has he played with some of the greatest musicians of the modern era, but he has also run and operated his own boutique analog recordingContinue reading “Owl Guitarist Jason Mezilis Talks About New Album Thing’s You Can’t See”

Artist Spotlight: Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party

Interview written and conducted by @KralTunes While the notion of forming a band, cranking out some songs, touring the world, and making millions has invaded the dreams of literally every teenager in existence, seeing those dreams come to fruition can be quite the oddity (you could say it about as rare as cool songs about mythological Krakens andContinue reading “Artist Spotlight: Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party”