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Spread Love: Death Metal Angola Now In Theaters & iTunes

Death Metal Angola

That’s right folks, you can now catch DEATH METAL ANGOLA in theaters or on iTunes. DEATH METAL ANGOLA tells the story of Sonia Ferreira – a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans – as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola’s first-ever national rock concert. Their dream is to help their country recover from decades of war, through the power of music and their love for one another. DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows Sonia and Wilker’s story, giving audiences a look at a rock show off the grid that is fulfilling, haunting, and real.

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Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

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Ms. Martinez and her father on Halloween.

Ms. Martinez and her father on Halloween.

Seated at a Irish cop bar in Washington Heights the other afternoon, Joselyn Martinez could use a glass of wine. She slowly rubbed her neck and shoulders, which were stiff and painful from stressing over her father’s case.

The stress wasn’t for naught; despite her father’s alleged killer finally having been arrested in 2013 — 27 years after the fatal shooting took place a few blocks away, and thanks, in part, to years of dogged investigative research on Ms. Martinez’s part — a judge made the surprising ruling on Oct. 30 that the case would be dismissed. Now, Ms. Martinez has made it her full-time unpaid job to force the appellate court to reverse the judge’s decision.

Ms. Martinez, an actor and model, was wearing shimmery make-up, and her long, dark hair was perfectly coiffed.

“I want this appeal,” she said with fiery intensity.

Read more: Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer.

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Uptown Video: The Food Warriors – 145th St

The Food Warriors are back people. The duo is kicking off their second season on Sugar Hill. The Food Warriors take a nuanced and quite funny look at the New Harlem/Old Harlem dichotomy.

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Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

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Tundra Swan - Boy Kong - Audubon Mural Project

A mural of a Tundra Swan, painted by the artist Boy Kong, at 3631 Broadway between 149th and 150th streets. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen | NY Times)

Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus.

The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped like a needle, with what looks like a smile crossing its beak. Copies of the print hang in classrooms and living rooms across the world, a symbol of taste and an environmental conscience.

Another smiling swan has appeared in a very different setting, alighting not on paper but on a roll-down gate about six blocks from Mr. Audubon’s final resting place in the Trinity Cemetery in Upper Manhattan. What a strange bird it is, all spray-painted poise and fluorescent pink skies. From its long beak juts a fearsome tooth.

The mural has about as much in common with an Audubon watercolor as Angry Birds does with duck hunting.

Even so, these works, separated by 176 years, share an important bond. The uptown swan is part of a new collaboration between the National Audubon Society, a local gallerist and his landlord to bring 314 murals of North American avifauna to the neighborhood where the nomadic naturalist lived out his final years.

Read more: Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight – NYTimes.com.

Check out: http://climate.audubon.org/article/audubon-mural-project

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Call for Art: Subway Elevator Poster Project

Artists Unite - Subway Poster Project

Artists Unite – Subway Poster Project

Artists Unite is looking for six (6) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12* to be produced as posters and placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th. St. (181st. Subway Stop) and the 190th. St. Subway Stations. One poster in each of the 6 elevators, 3 elevators per station. Work will be seen by thousands of residents and tourists en route to the Cloisters Museum.

(* CB 12 covers Manhattan north of 155th street, river to river.)

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 Midnight. Previous Winners Not Eligible.

MTA –Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

Deadline: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:00 Midnight

Administrative Fee: $15

For more info: Artists Unite Issue » Call for Art: Northern Manhattan Artists.

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