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Kingsfoil Returns to The Chameleon

Kingsfoil 2014

Kingsfoil returns to The Chameleon Club in Lancaster for a hometown show tomorrow night, June 28 at 7pm. After the departure of Frankie Muniz (drums) earlier this year, the band has kept news of his official replacement a mystery until June 16th, when they announced the new lineup on their Facebook page. In addition to Muniz…

New Album from Campfire Ok

Campfire Ok 2014

Campfire Ok is an indie rock band from Seattle, WA that we featured here at the Wood Stove House a couple times over the years. Before focusing exclusively on Central PA artists, we did an Artist Spotlight on the band and also featured a full podcast episode with frontman, Mychal Cohen when he visited Lancaster to…

July Literary Events Around the Triangle

Fledgling Rag Issue 13

There are various opportunities for summer literary events during the month of July. Here is a small preview of the events happening to help you get your midsummer fix! July Highlights: July 10th: “Untitled” Storytelling Series. Looking for a different kind of literary experience? Then you might want to check out the “Untitled” Storytelling Series…

Art vs. Entertainment: a Local Musician’s Dilemma

Jam at the Dam 2013

The work of a local part-time musician falls along a broad spectrum with entertainment at one end and art at the other. Musicians need to decide where they fit on the spectrum, and most importantly, where along the spectrum their goals will be best served. I don’t believe that one side of the spectrum is better or worse than the other, but…

Fulton Street Arts Cooperative

Fulton Street Arts Cooperative

In September 2013, Aaron Shiflet opened the doors to the Fulton Street Arts Cooperative to “to provide art to the community and community to the arts by using the combined skill, knowledge, talent and vision of its members to better themselves and the art scene in general through shared ideas, collaboration, and critique.” Shiflet studied fine art…

MAKERSfest Comes to Lancaster

PA Guild of Craftsmen MAKERSfest

  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen are hosting the first MAKERSfest this Sunday, June 8, from 10am to 6pm. The street festival celebrating making and makers will be held on the 300 block of N. Queen Street where the Guild’s store and headquarters is located. More than 50 craftsmen will be set up on the street…

What’s YOUR creative role?

Creattive Roles Colors

I’ve been developing a theory about the roles that people play within creative projects. While one person may be able to successfully play multiple roles within projects, I believe that each person is truly meant to play only one. If he or she has an opportunity to play that role on a team with others who are also well suited…

June Literary Events Around the Triangle

The Triangle June 2014

There are various opportunities for summer poetry coming during the month of June. Here is a small preview of the events happening that will help you begin your summertime fun! June Highlights: June 6: York Emporium Jawstruck Poetry Competition. Looking for a break from small open mics? Then mark your calendars and support the finalists…

May Literary Events Around the Triangle

World's Smallest Poetry Station

It’s May, and there are lots of literary events happening around town in Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg! Here are just a few ideas to keep you busy as we move into spring. May highlights: May 2: First Friday Poetry at Ragged Edge featuring open mic and Emelia Phillips. So this one’s slightly outside the Triangle,…

The Commitment Diet

fruits and veggies

I have noticed a dramatic increase in “busy” among my creative friends over the past few years . It seems like any time I ask how they’re doing, their eyes roll, they let out a dramatic sigh, and then they say something like, “Oh man, I’m really busy. Too busy”. I’m sure this is not unique to…