APAP 2012 Reflections: Global Synergy, Local Parts and Sums Adding Up

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Words by Evangeline Kim

APAP’s 55th Annual Conference:
New York’s cosmopolitan nature becomes charged with fresh new energies, both local and global, each January, as more than 3400 national and international performing arts leaders and special guests of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) descend upon the city for their annual conference with more than 350 exhibitors in the expo halls at the Hilton (January, 6-10, 2012). The world’s entrepreneurial presenters and agents gear up for the event months in advance to organize close to 1300 showcases in the performing arts. These relatively brief, live performance experiences spark tremendous anticipation for the coming year’s prospects.

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The Harlem Stage Presents Jose James 1/10 – 1/11 + Ticket Contest and Pictures of James’ Secret Show at Rose Bar

Jose James will be presenting material from his upcoming album No Beginning, No End on February 10th and February 11th at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

Enter our ticket giveaway contest on Facebook.

His recent projects include guest performances with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn” at Rose Theater, as well as touring internationally with McCoy Tyner’s .” He was recently voted 2011 “DownBeat Critics Poll”.

The Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Ave. at W. 135 St.
New York, NY 10031
212) 281-9240 x19

Friday February 10th & Saturday February 11th
7:30PM & 9:30PM

$20 Members / $25 General For More Info

On January 15th, Jose James performed a very private show at Rose Bar, co-organized by Giant Step and Gramercy Park Hotel.

100 lucky people had the opportunity to attend that intimate session where  Jose James  performed with his four-member band.

Video: Delilah – “Love You So”


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A gorgeous video and mesmerizing track by London artist Delilah. “Love You So” features Delilah’s addictive honey-coated vocals carrying a quality vaguely similar to Teedra Moses, but carried out completely differently.

Love the simplicity, muted tones, textures, and motion edits in this video. Can’t stop staring or listening. Repeat.

Delilah – 2-4am Mixtape [Download]

Purchase Love You So on iTunes

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Video: Sarah White – “Limitless”


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Last time you heard about Brooklyn songstress Sarah White was when we posted about her Space Madness release in October of last year. Kinda rocked the house, no?

From the same album is the evening haze of a video for “Limitless.” Pretty, warm, sensual, Sarah’s lulling voice coaxes and eases you into a willful surrender – the cozy video doing no less.

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Video: Stac & Royce Wood Jr. – “Wet” (Live)


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Stac and Royce Wood Jr. got together this past December to put together a live session for Mary Anne Hobbs, exclusively for XFM. According to Stac, the experience was very surreal:

It was crazy. The only day that we could do it all was on Friday 23rd December. STRESS! So much preparation went into it, the OneTaste choir came and sang, The Dans got involved on bass guitar and kit (they play regularly for Jono McCleery and Jamie Woon, they are bad ass), Nick Lee from Amber States hopped on the guitar and Jamie Woon grabbed a mic, as did I. It was all very exciting.

Above, you’ll find the video for “Wet,” which will be out on February 13th! Enjoy.

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