‘I Felt Broken and Needed to Be Mended,’ Says KeiyaA

KeiyaA didn’t have internet connectivity on her phone when she released her first album Forever, Ya Girl on Bandcamp in March 2020, so she had to walk downstairs to connect to the local video store’s wifi to post about the release on her Instagram. ” All I remember is letting hours pass and then returning […]

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‘I View Jazz as a Superpower,’ Says Oscar Winner Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste, a composer and pianist, was on the move in June 2020. From his dressing area at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where he works as the bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, he was scoring Pixar’s first Black-led movie, Soul, throughout the week. He was working on the music for his eighth album, We […]

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The Slits’ Voice for Female Inmates

To be honest, it was a bit of a “pinch me” moment. I sat in the Typical Girls practice room earlier this month, seeing our amazing company perform the Slits’ songs to Tessa Pollitt, a founding member of the band. Never in my wildest thoughts could I have dreamed we would reach to this stage […]

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