Mercantile Home in downtown Easton, will present THE HUMBLE GRAPES: Live at the Gold Room, inside the Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel at 140 Northampton Street on Saturday, October 25th at 8pm. Presented as part of the Mercantile Distinctive Music Series, popular NYC indie band The Humble Grapes will perform a set featuring selections from their newly released, self-titled EP.
Based in New York City and driven by David Kaufman on keys and Brie Capone’s bold, rich voice, The Humble Grapes have created a sound that merges waltz & rock sensibilities with powerfully soulful melodies. Having begun their collaboration while attending the Berklee College of Music, Capone and Kaufman’s original songs traverse a sonic landscape that mixes blues and rock with the emotional depth of classic soul. The Humble Grapes are making a big splash on the downtown New York music scene with their self titled debut EP, landing regular residencies at famed NYC musical institution The Bitter End and Lower East Side favorite Rockwood Music Hall among others.
“We are very excited to bring The Humble Grapes to downtown Easton. This is a band that is really getting ready to take off, and we get to hear them first as the buzz is just getting started. They are amazingly talented and a perfect match for our Distinctive Music Series,” explains Mercantile co-owner Ron Morris.
The Mercantile Distinctive Music Series brings outstanding established and emerging musical artists to various downtown Easton venues. Previous performers have included Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, Sonya Kitchell and the Brooklyn Strings, Walter Parks, Hedda Lettuce, Ari Hest, and Judy Collins among others.
Tickets for The Humble Grapes: Live at the Gold Room are available at Mercantile Home and online at www.mercantilehome.com. Tickets are $20, and seating is limited. Mercantile Home is located at 140 Northampton Street in downtown Easton and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am – 8pm .
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Detail and Labeling, Thursday afternoon, 9/11 from 1-3 p.m.
Opening Reception at 6 p.m. on 9/20 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates are from 9/13 to 11/6 with pickup on 11/7.
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The Lehigh Valley Vanguard:
“The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a progressive visual and literary symposium of Lehigh Valley intellectuals and artists. We try to feature narratives that speculate on the state of our current society and the betterment of its future: locally and globally.”
What we are looking for:
We are currently seeking visual art work, op-eds, book reviews, short fiction and poetry that fits the mission of the publication for inclusion in our introductory issue, launching April 2014.
The Vanguard is primarily an online publication. However, in an attempt to preserve the intellectual culture of our time in an archive, with every online issue 100 print copies will be issued. This will serve as a time capsule of our regional, progressive intellectual culture.
Op-eds and book reviews should be around 1500 words. Short fiction will be evaluated case-by-case.
Poetry should be around 200 lines or less.
Art work should be submitted with an artist statement and a description of the artwork.
This is an opportunity for subversive artists and writers seeking an outlet in alternative new media. The Vanguard is sponsored and cross promoted by Raging Chicken Press.
Deadline to submit: March 17th, 2014
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Howard McGinn’s photograph of a relected image of Susan Huxley’s graffiti installation at Lafayette College is in the ebook The Fine Art of Crochet, written by internationally acclaimed expert Gwen Blakely Kinsler, founder of the Crochet Guild of America.