The voice is a muscle. It can be trained to project louder, or softer, in an array of tones and ranges. Though a song is typically composed of multiple moving parts, the voice is the leading instrument that holds it all together. For Sinead Harnett, the voice is everything.
It is hard to be vulnerable in today’s society, especially with the negativity surrounding the current state of the nation’s social, economic, and political climates. Most people feel the need to protect themselves and wear a smile covering any hurt that they may feel inside. However, Atlanta artist and curator Eugene V. Byrd III, deconstructs this concept and openly depicts this widespread sense of disconnectedness and sadness in his new exhibit called “Sullen.” Sullen is currently on display at Future Gallery located in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia.
British actor and Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya is a part of the culture. That’s culture with a capital C. In the past three years, the now thirty-year-old thespian’s career has gone from the slow burn it was back home in the UK, to a steady boil in Hollywood. From his breakout role as "Chris Washington" in Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy film Get Out (2017) to his role as "W’kabi" in Ryan Coogler’s Marvel movie Black Panther (2018), Kaluuya has landed two groundbreaking movies that are cinematic gold.
When was the last time you saw graffiti? Maybe you noticed a tag written in neon spray paint on an overpass or a sketch scrawled on the wall outside of the train station. Starting on December 5th, 2019—when the Museum of Graffiti opens its doors in Miami, Florida, you will have the chance to check your coat, purchase a ticket, and view street art from a different perspective.
Through all barriers, there is one thing that humans generally revere: ART. Music, visual art or dance, whatever your art of choice is, most societies have placed a high value on creativity. It can bring people together, which is where Franz Szony finds his voice.
Here at VA Mag, we’ve kept a close eye on current NFL free agent quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. Ever since Kaepernick’s decision to kneel became the ultimate conversation starter back in 2016, we’ve been on top of keeping our readers abreast of his situation. Fully supporting him and his stance against racial profiling and police brutality against black and brown men and women across the country. As heroic as his stance was, and still is, it unfortunately cost him his job and no other team signed him in the following seasons. Last year, we covered the deal he subsequently signed with Nike despite their partnership with the NFL, and touched on the collusion case Kaepernick had against the league. When Jay-Z announced his joint venture with the NFL and there were talks of how it was disrespectful to Kaepernick, but we took a different angle. We told everyone to just wait and see what Hov’s approach would be.