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Michele Hairston. Photo by Leon Laing.

Michele “Queen Michele” Hairston lectures about hip-hop from 1986-1994. She held the event in Harrisburg on Sept. 21.


Kanye on 2 Raw for the Streets

After watching two videos about Kanye West, you’ll see how Kanye came full circle. Continue reading ‘Kanye on 2 Raw for the Streets’

Nightclub celebrates anniversary, books legendary DJ

Dj Jazzy Jeff. Photo by Leon Laing.

Over the years, Level 2 has booked notable DJs including DJ A-Trak, Kanye West’s former DJ. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the upscale nightclub in downtown Harrisburg hired the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff to spin. Level 2 held this milestone on May 31. Continue reading ‘Nightclub celebrates anniversary, books legendary DJ’

Area’s first rap fest with celebrity rappers

In 2003, the Harrisburg area held an indoor rap concert with A-list acts. Rap heavyweights, such as such as 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes, performed at that show, which was held at Hershey’s Giant Center. Now Harrisburg will host its first outdoor rap festival with celebrity rappers. Continue reading ‘Area’s first rap fest with celebrity rappers’

Sk8er expands family

Ronnie Gilbert (left) and Luke Davis at Fishbone. Photo by Leon Laing.

While Luke Davis continues to skate and film, he and girlfriend Carly Ohlin are going ape like Nigo. Davis and Ohlin expect to have their daughter, their first child, soon. Continue reading ‘Sk8er expands family’


Photo of mother and daughter by Leon Laing.

Photo of mother and daughter by Leon Laing.

A mother and daughter attend a Black Lives Matter rally and dance party at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.  Continue reading ‘#blacklivesmatter’


Reina76. Photo by Leon Laing.

Reina76. Photo by Leon Laing.

Harrisburg-based artist Reina76 chills beside her painting at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Continue reading ‘Reina76’

Shot by Cones

Shot by Cones. Photo by Leon Laing.

Shot by Cones. Photo by Leon Laing.

“The intimate moment right before or after the show, when artists are just being themselves is when I like to pull out my Polaroid camera,” Shot by Cones says in his new photography book. Continue reading ‘Shot by Cones’


Harrisburg-based rhyme spitta Barack Ostafa returns with “Flex.” Yung Prof accompanies him on the track. Continue reading ‘‘Flex’’

Rich in soul

Alonda Rich. Photo by Leon Laing.

Alonda Rich. Photo by Leon Laing.

Eight years ago, local singer/songwriter Alonda Rich opened up for celebrity singer Jaguar Wright in Grantville. Chad Scott, proprietor of the District Restaurant & Lounge, promoted the Jaguar concert back then. On Nov. 22, Scott booked Rich at the Harrisburg-based District—but she was the main act this time. Continue reading ‘Rich in soul’


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