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Grace Slick: Queen of Psychedelic Rock

Happy birthday, Grace Slick! Today we’re celebrating this iconic and incredibly talented rock musician. 

Grace Slick is a rock musician known for her role in creating several hit songs, and for her powerful voice and distinctive vibrato. Her music was a major part of the psychedelic music scene of the 60s.read more.

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“Oh How You Shine” FF2’s Too Brief Tribute to Angela Lansbury

As the news began to circulate around social media of the passing of entertainment legend Angela Lansbury, the problem became: how best to remember her? Some opted for reminiscing about her role in the long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote, others posted videos of Mrs. Potts (voiced by Angela) in Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast.… read more.

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Danielle’s Quarantale: How SheNYC Arts Hacked Digital Theater

We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?

FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo

Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.

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Echoes from Home: Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir

Growing up Bulgarian, folk music was inescapable. Every family party, festive gathering, national holiday, or visit with my grandparents involved hearing folk music at some point. As a kid, I never could appreciate the sound. Something about the mundane nature of the lyrical content and the strain of the bagpipe bored and annoyed me.… read more.

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Cat Power never strays from what makes her an incredible musician

On the anniversary of the release of her album Wanderer, we’re celebrating Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall, a singer-songwriter, musician, and model best known by her stage name, Cat Power. 

Cat Power was originally the name of Chan’s first band, but she later took on the name as a solo artist. She is known for her unique sound, which is a mixture of blues, punk, folk, and some influences from hymns and gospel music. read more.

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Mean Girls Day: Celebrating Tina Fey’s Contributions to Comedy

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.” “It’s October 3rd.” 

Happy Mean Girls Day! Today we are celebrating Tina Fey, a writer of this iconic film, and a leader in the world of comedy. 

Tina Fey is a well-loved and talented everywoman in the entertainment industry. As an actress, writer, director and producer, Tina has been nominated for 45 Emmys and won 9, nominated for 10 Golden Globes and won 3, and even received nominations for a Grammy and a Tony. read more.

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