Encourage Yourself!!

Sometimes you are tempted to feel down because things aren’t going as you think they should. You don’t want to be lectured and you are not interested in a motivational speech. So here’s the easiest blog I’ll ever write. Here is Donald Lawrence’s “Be Encouraged” as performed by Tallahassee’s own Mad Violinist. He did not attend FAMU, but for …

Destiny

With You Always (LIFT HIM UP) performed by Omega Forbes
It is hard for a professional artist to thrive in a city like Tallahassee. There have been a number of successful artists to originate from Tallahassee like actress Faye Dunaway, music producers Daryl Tookes and Curtis King, and the late Cannon Ball Adderley. For all of these the road to success …

A Diva in the Making

Fourteen year old Samantha Crawford at Sphinx Performance Academy, Chicago, Illinois
I have asked Dr. Maxine Montgomery-Crawford to share an article about her daughter, violinist Samantha Crawford. Dr. Montgomery-Crawford is a distinguished professor at Florida State University and author. It has been a pleasure to watch Samantha blossom as an artist. Enjoy reading about Samantha and listening to a future …