Archive | March, 2013

Press Pen: 100 Years of Flamenco in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana have partnered to present 100 Years of Flamenco in NYC, a multimedia exhibit that opened to the public on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the New York Public Library’s Astor Gallery as part of the dance company’s projects celebrating its 30th Anniversary. According to the press release, 100 […]

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Press Pen: Galeria Melissa Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Installation by NYC Artist, Walt Cassidy

Dear Pennies & Pens, About a month ago, I received an invite to a private reception at the Galeria Melissa which is a dedicated gallery space in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood that serves as Melissa Shoes’ exclusive American outpost. Melissa Shoes was celebrating its one year anniversary with press, VIP, friends, and other supporters. To celebrate the […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…An Album Review of Warrior by Ke$ha

Dear Pennies & Pens, So the last few albums have been about rhythm, blues, & soul. On the other hand, Ke$ha’s Warrior is pop, rock, and all the way bad ass. This is the album you rock out to. The kind of album you dance around in your pajamas, underwear, or naked in front of the mirror […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…TRUE by Solange Knowles

Dear Pennies & Pens, Solange Knowles has been in constant rotation on my iPod since she dropped Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams in 2008. Now with her latest EP, TRUE, she’s just about the only artist I listen to. I absolutely love every single track from this album. There is not one song I […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…The MF Life by Melanie Fiona

Dear Pennies & Pens, In a world where so many female singers are constantly shaking their ass and selling sex, there is an artist who is singing real music that is full of life, love, and soul. Her name is Melanie Fiona. And last year, she dropped her sophomore album, The MF Life. Now, I’ll […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…Spend the weekend with The Weeknd

Dear Pennies & Pens, So a few months ago, I was bored and scoping iTunes for new music. Somehow, I discovered The Weeknd and I pretty much haven’t stopped listening to this album since. This album features 30 songs that are a mixture of R&B, soul, rock, and a small taste of rap (with a […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…Pen’s Rhythm Nation

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be relaunching the music section of de la Pen which will be titled “Pen’s Rhythm Nation”. S/O to the world’s best business partner @CachaLopez for helping me come up with the name.  For those wondering why I chose that title, I chose it because I love Janet Jackson! […]

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Pen.Point…Whitney Houston The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration by Narada Michael Walden

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, Just a little over two weeks ago, we reached the one year anniversary of the death of one of music’s greatest icons. I remember where I was when I first heard the news of Whitney Houston’s death. It was right after a New York Fashion […]

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Pen.Point…The King of Style by Michael Bush

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, Upon reading, The King of Style by Michael Bush, I discovered that Elizabeth Taylor was the first person to refer to Michael Jackson as the “King of Pop, Rock, & Soul”. For his book, Michael Bush refers to him as the “King of Style.” As far as […]

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