Mr. Fresh Releases Follow-up EP – Halcyon Sky: The Regrooves EP

Last summer, Mr. Fresh released his debut EP Halcyon Sky; I reviewed it (Mr. Fresh Releases Debut EP, Halcyon Sky), and then was blessed to interview the artist himself (Artist Conversation with Mr. Fresh – Halcyon Sky 8.8.14). March 1, 2015 is the day that we were introduced to Mr. Fresh’s follow-up release, Halcyon Sky: The Regrooves EP.…

Remembering Malcolm

I work at the hospital where Malcolm X was taken after he was shot. The old Audubon Ballroom is now the The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center and we often hold events there. The first time I stepped inside, I was overwhelmed by the fact that this is where he…

This and That With Calandra Turns 4!

I can’t believe that four years ago today, I started my first blog, This and That With Calandra. Technically, I started it a few weeks earlier on another site, but for simplicity, let’s just use January 30 as the official birthday of TTWC! What started out as the written version of my YouTube channel has turned…

The Listening Suite – A Jazz Primer

  Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2015 Edition of The Listening Suite! For the first podcast of the new year, I wanted to share a special jazz playlist. I’m calling it a ‘jazz primer’, if you will – filled with jazz classics. Many thanks to Ray Garraud of The Garraud Files for providing the “new”…