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Reina76

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’

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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’

‘Flex’

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’

Tasha Karelle


Local femcee Tasha Karelle moved from Harrisburg to Atlanta recently. But before she left, she showed her former residence some love in her new video for “I Betcha.” The 23-year-old rapper incorporated Harrisburg-based landmark Strawberry Square in the video, directed by Kayso The Director.  Continue reading ‘Tasha Karelle’

Expo expands, sneakerheads talk celebrities

Flower Power bear sneakers by Jeremy Scott and Adidas. Photo by Leon Laing.

Flower Power bear sneakers by Jeremy Scott and Adidas. Photo by Leon Laing.

After holding his sneaker expo for five years, Jordan Stasyszyn will be expanding. “Our goal is two expos a year,” he tells our website. Before 2016, he held the Harrisburg Sneaker Expo once a year. This year, the event occurred on March 13 and Aug. 7. Continue reading ‘Expo expands, sneakerheads talk celebrities’

Plane Jaymes

Plane Jaymes. Photo by Leon Laing.

Plane Jaymes. Photo by Leon Laing.

Plane Jaymes,  nephew of Zulu Queen Michele, has been sharpening his rap bars since 2002. And his work has paid off. Continue reading ‘Plane Jaymes’

LRDRA

LRDRA. Photo by Leon Laing.

LRDRA. Photo by Leon Laing.

With his esoteric style, local artist LRDRA gave the Beats of the Burg local rap showcase another dimension. Continue reading ‘LRDRA’

CB

Left to right: Someone from CB's entourage, CB and my cousin David. Photo by Leon Laing.

Left to right: Someone from CB’s entourage, CB and my cousin David. Photo by Leon Laing.

Rapper CB hails from the Uptown section of Harrisburg. Continue reading ‘CB’

Game on

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

Sure, the record number of attendees at the fourth annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo came to buy, sell and trade. But this year offered a new and popular attraction—a sneaker game machine. Continue reading ‘Game on’