Sunday, January 3, 2010

First Night Celebration 2010

I went out for New Year's Eve this year with my dancer friend Whitney Suter who hired me to do some photos of her belly dance troupe Tiamat. They danced at the Academy of Music in Northampton with lots and lots of other dancers and troupes. It was an interesting experience to be a fly on the wall (with a camera) behind the scenes with all the dancers getting ready to perform......for all non-professional dancers we've only seen scenes like that it in the movies (he,he). I took this photo, one of my favorites of the evening, of a hula hoop dance performance. After the show a few of the dancers and I went to an amazing restaurant Paul and Elizabeth's and enjoyed a spectacular Lobster Scallop Bisque!....along with vegetarian and seafood main courses. We walked the main streets following dinner and then went over to The Northampton Center for the Arts where we danced up a storm......rocking out to The Alchemystics, whose music is described as ......

Intricate wordplay, soulful roots, memorable hooks, old-school vocal harmonies and intense passion are but a few of the elements which combine to form the powerful and unmistakable sound of the Alchemystics. Fueled by the belief that music can expand beyond the boundaries of style and categories, the Alchemystics create a sound that reflects their love of heavy rhythms, reggae, hip hop, soul and dub, while also infusing earthy vocal harmonies. The band features the vocal stylings of Ras Jahn and Ian-I, the intricate lyrics of emcee Force, and the deep groove of drummer Demse Zullo, world-traveled bassist Garrett Sawyer and keyboardist Jay Metcalf.

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Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer