Walk-in tattoo event gives local community a way to support victims of sexual assault

In an effort to raise money for victims of sexual assault, community members had their bodies marked with ink at the Still Not Asking For It tattoo flash event on Sunday.

Sexual assault victims and their allies gathered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at La Grande Tattoo located at 1820 NE 2nd St., to choose one of 23 tattoo designs. 

Kristyn Lopez, a UF art education graduate student and tattoo artist, co-owns the shop with her husband Jesus Lopez. The shop opened in March, making the Still Not Asking For It event its first formal appearance to the community.

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St. Tammany celebrating summer with music, arts and outside recreation | St. Tammany community news

MUSIC: More free live music scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 at the next Sunset at the Landing Concert at the Landing on Columbia Street. Entertainment to be announced. 

SEE THE LIGHT: “The Light” Invitational Art Exhibition will be on display at the Slidell Cultural Center in City Hall, 2055 Second St., through July 9. Audiences will experience light through the unique visions of exhibiting artists Christine Bandera, LaNelle Landry, Robert LaBranche and Martin Needom. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Viewings are by appointment only. Same-day appointments are available. Call (985)

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Splash into 8 Katy Resort-Style Community Pools


June 12, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Summer is in full swing in Katy. Most community pools are open though COVID precautions may apply. Many Katy neighborhood amenities include luxurious, resort-style pools that transform a Katy summer day into a memory-filled experience.

Cinco Ranch is one of many Katy communities that offers its residence and their guests resort-style pools. Photo credit- Cinco Ranch by Newland.

The pandemic brought about many changes, but so far, most community pools are reopening this summer for Katy families to enjoy the fun and beat the heat. Residents need to check community

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The Folk Project, a local music community, keeps their art alive during the pandemic

The Folk Project, an organization that has brought together music fans in New Jersey for decades, is still doing so despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re giving people an expression of community in addition to the music,” says Mark Schaffer.

Schaffer of The Folk Project has opened his Rockaway home to musicians and audience alike recently.

He is hosting concerts until the organization’s permanent venue reopens, after being shuttered in the pandemic. The Folk Project, a nonprofit run by volunteers joined by their love of acoustic

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‘Let’s Get Funky’ to honor blues with art, music | Community News

Alliance Contemporary at NOB will present “Let’s Get Funky” on Saturday, June 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the hippest destination in Beverly, the pop-up art space behind Nicky’s of Beverly, 105th Street and Western Avenue.

Organizers with the Beverly Area Arts Alliance will pay homage to the great blues artists who brought their art form through Peoria and into Chicago during the Great Migration.

With the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Hound Dog Taylor and other formative Delta blues musicians laying the groundwork, blues became synonymous with the city of Chicago, especially on the South

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Free Outdoor Classical Music ‘Carnival’ and Community

Portland, Maine, June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Over 20 local arts organizations and eateries will be featured in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a free carnival-style concert and community celebration for all ages in Portland Maine on Friday, June 11, 2021. 

The free carnival-style concert kicks off 10 days of classical music events as part of the Portland Bach Experience from June 11 to June 20. Known for its innovative performances, unique productions and nationally-acclaimed artists, A Midsummer Night’s Dream showcases this ethos with an afternoon of classical music performances, a community parade with giant puppets, children’s maker-spaces, a

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