Olly Sholotan– “Born Fresh”

My beloved High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (HSPVA) decided to do The Wiz for their Black History Month show this year; so, to fundraise for our young Black creatives, the HSPVA Black Alumni Network (BAN) decided to host a special pre-show reception called The Wiz Emerald City Experience. When HSPVA did The… Continue reading Olly Sholotan– “Born Fresh”

Catching up, checking in.

Hey, you, long time no see! While it may seem as though I've completely abandoned this page in the last few years, you'll be pleased to know that I've just been writing elsewhere. In January 2021, I became secretary of the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (HSPVA) Black Alumni Network (BAN). HSPVA… Continue reading Catching up, checking in.

Summer Playlist: Night and Day

This post was originally written for El Paso Jazz Girls, an organization that was founded by vocalist and composer, Amanda Ekery, in an effort to "empower girls in a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through music education and performance." I am eternally grateful to Amanda for presenting me with this opportunity to… Continue reading Summer Playlist: Night and Day