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Front & Center: Cass Clayton, SHE-E.O. Co-Founder, Musician

By Brian Caples Cass Clayton has been making quite the name for herself since bursting on the music scene just a short while ago. Her enchanting voice and explosive stage presence have earned her spots on some of the most...

Front and Center: The Falcon Program’s Skylar Tucker & Nicole Berry

By Leslie Buttonow On November 13, 2019, Falcon Mixtape: Motor City Classix  launched on all digital streaming platforms. What’s unusual about this release, which consists of nearly a dozen Motown classics re-imagined, is that it was created by the Falcon...

Front and Center: Leni Stern, Multi-Instrumentalist & Composer

By Leslie Buttonow all photos by: Sandrine Lee Anyone who’s a fan of jazz has undoubtedly enjoyed the work of prolific electric guitarist, composer and bandleader Leni Stern. Coming to America from her native Germany to attend Berklee College of Music,...

Front & Center: Judith Salavetz, Award-Winning Designer, Author, Curator

  By Myki Angeline When it comes to album artwork, Judith Salavetz is a household name in the industry. She and her creative partner Spencer Drate are legendary, multi award-winning music album designers who have curated for such artists like The...

Front & Center: Lyndsey Parker, Music Editor at Yahoo Entertainment, She Rocks Awards Co-Host

By Brian Caples Lyndsey Parker is no stranger to the worlds of music and pop culture - she's written about both topics nonstop since the 1990's. As the Music Editor at Yahoo Entertainment, Lyndsey lends her expertise in these areas...

Front & Center: Lzzy Hale, GRAMMY Award-Winning Singer, Guitarist For Halestorm

By Myki Angeline Lzzy Hale and her younger brother Arejay began writing music long before becoming the powerhouse rock band known has Halestorm. In fact, they were 10 and 13 years old when they first performed their own original songs...

Front & Center: Gloria Gaynor, GRAMMY Award-Winning Musician

By Leslie Buttonow Gloria Gaynor has enjoyed a long and successful music career, starting in the pre-disco years when she was a pop and R&B singer. Then, in the late ‘70s, the world of music as we know it changed...

Front & Center: Dr. Alicia Cotabish, Owner of Fretmonkey Records

By Brian Caples Fretmonkey Records is often referred to as "The Most Progressive Artist Community in the Guitar World," and rightfully so. Their label operates on an artist collaboration model, where artists influence the decision-making and operations of the community....

Front & Center: Myrna Sislen, Owner of Middle C Music

By Leslie Buttonow For the past 17 years, Myrna Sislen has been the owner of Middle C Music in the Washington, DC area. Hers is a full-service music store serving beginner band students needing instrument rentals or repairs, up through...

Front & Center: Penny Haas, COO of Reverend Guitars

By Brian Caples When the iconic Reverend Guitars went up for sale in 2009, Penny Haas and her husband Ken knew immediately to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The couple placed an offer, and by 2010...