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Urban Threadz

Hartford’s essential fashion destination.  Shop the link. Urban Threadz Owner Personally Selects Each And Every Item Sold At Urban Threadz With The Intention Of Inspiring Every Client Who Walks Through The Door, Offering The Best Edit Of The Most Important Premium Street Wear Designers Of Today And Tomorrow. @urbanthreadzclothing  

Nivia Visuals

Looking for a dope videographer to shoot your next video? Meet Niv…

Join CT’s cultural movement: The Negus Project

CT’s Renaissance The Unification of Us watch clip and learn more here … Stay updated with more from the Negus Project FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM

Hartford Murals

A collaboration of artists, community members, enterprises, & volunteers committed to bringing color, vibrancy, and stunning art to Hartford. #hartfordmurals

The People Project – High School Inc. Recap

We design experiences, content and tools to celebrate, amplify & support urban youth culture.

Brittney Crush, Singer. Personality. Go-Getter.

Stellar Sundaze: For elevation purposes, good energy & beautiful people a night designed for creatives in Downtown Hartford. #staystellar DOWNTOWN HARTFORD  

UZOO – “Invade” – Video Premiere

#UZOOCREW  https://uzoo.bandcamp.com/

“Taking students from the classroom to the boardroom”

With over 120k followers on instagram. Morehouse grad, Brandon Frame is Hartford’s own Change Maker.   Follow him @theblackmancan

Madyson gets real on CT’s most famous gunman

…. Listen to student reporter Madyson Frame on this week’s episode of NEXT 

Meet Mijumi … I make art because the thoughts and ideas in my head need to escape

… Mijumi creates what he calls controlled chaos. We ran into him at the Know Good Market last month. Not only does he create amazing art pieces to hang on your wall, he puts his designs on everything from shower curtains and various clothing to phone cases and travel mugs. We dig it. @mikumiart

Peace, Love & Music Together: An International Day of Peace Celebration

  Send a message of peace through music to the world. This annual festival will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10AM-1pm at Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT.   Raise your voice.

Hartford Capital City Pride Photo Recap

The People Project took to Pratt Street on Saturday to support Hartford Capital City Pride   

This Thursday Check out The Know Good Market in Parkville

Music, Food Trucks, Vendors and More!

Out Film CT – Film Festivals and First Thursdays

Out Film CT is Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, bringing outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer film to our community.  Every Second Thursday OUt film CT presents A Film of LGBT interest at the acclaimed Cinestudio theater at Trinity College Hartford

Are you a dancer with an artistic flare?

Check out TNMOT AZTRO in Hartford

Deka Henry, Creative Genius

a 23-year old self-taught creative from Hartford

CT ARTIST Global Spotlight: RAW

RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.

The D.N.A. Shop

The D.N.A Shop blends local artisan screenprinting with pop culture themed apparel. Works from local graffiti artist to nostalgic 90’s cartoons to anime!

Hartford Heaven Skate Park: Museum of Public Art

NEGUS H-Town Block Party

Check out the scene from the #NEGUSBLOCKPARTY   

CT Fashion Designer Chinnyere L. McPherson

… McPherson’s FASCHINN is an eclectic nature-inspired fashion company embraces personal style and individuality

Meet Oscar Black

Over the years Oscar has opened for acts in and around CT including Young Jeezy, Max B, Papoose, Jim Jones, Sean Kingston, and Juelz Santana. In 2017 he’s was out in LA for the BET Awards and in NYC at REVOLT.TV to keep up with this local luminary catch him on YouTube.

Tia Long & The Power Circle Series

The Power Circle: Songwriters, executives, radio personalities, photographers, designers, social media mavens, artists, and entrepreneur from the ages of 20 – 35 years old discuss their take on this generation in this 4-part series

Are you a woke artist? Passionate about social justice?

 Join the Anti-Division League of Hartford & HELP CREATE CHANGE!

Hartford Entrepreneur Spotlight: Rise & Grind

Rise & Grind was created by Kiandre Gillespie created to simulate THE EVERYDAY GRIND …

The Mind Lab: The Silk Screen Division of Artwurks Unlimited

… Got a great idea for a T-shirt Brand? Hook up with Artwurks Unlimited located @ 423 Main Street, Downtown Hartford!

Introducing Y Jones, Hip Hop’s Illest Fan Alive

Catch her on Hyperfreshmag.com where she highlights the top 3 up & coming artists on Music Count Down … you can also check her out on Where’s My Headphones. Here’s episode #1! … Y.Jones will also be co-hosting THE PLUG on 9/30 with Tang Sauce.  Get the chance to meet her in person!

always wanted to act? HartBeat Ensemble ….

HartBeat holds auditions as needed for their productions. Get to know the ensemble and find out what’s next. Email headshot and resume to suzybbc@gmail.com

Video Game Convention coming to Hartford October 2017

Video game tournaments, play console game, arcade, cosplay and more!

20 Best Burger Places in CT

GoldBurgers made CT’s 20 Best Burgers List … Have you checked out their new location on Capitol Avenue yet??

DJ MEECHIE … Our Local Luminary

DJ-Artist-Producer-Creative Genius 

Are you an artist? Get your work featured at the Dirt Salon & meet other artists

50 Bartholomew Avenue | Hartford  | 860-978-9345  … pairing of veteran and emerging artists TDS creates a successful path for salon artists to connect with the like-minded and the curious.    

Born to be an actor? Ever wonder how you can be cast as an extra in a film?

CT has an International production company in Rocky Hill … Synthetic is background casting for feature films.  No pay, but meals and screen credit are provided, plus you get to see your mug on the big screen! 

Poet, Oktober Brown

CT Fashion Week is coming!

Kick-Off to CT Fashion Week @ Artists Collective October 21st, 2017  (Saturday) Artists Collective Hartford, CT 4:00 – 8:00 pm 8:30-9:30 pm Awards Ceremony  

Future are back for The Future HNDRXX Tour in 2017

click here for more information on how to get your tickets for the 8/27 show at Mohegan Sun ….

Kid Cudi Announces Dates for Passion, Pain & Demon Slaying Tour!

and he’s CT bound on 10/3…

Learn how you can earn a ticket to the August 31st Hartford Yard Goats game!

This year, summer learning in Hartford is all about your goals … Writing a book? Want to learn coding? Track your completed summer learning goals on paper or at hplct.beanstack.org, show a library worker your accomplishments by August 28th, and get a ticket to the Yard Goats game. … Completing summer learning goals earns you a ticket to the August 31st Hartford Yard Goats game! … Build a Better World: Read, Go, Do

How Bazaar

Check out this vintage/ consignment/ locally made and designed clothing store on Whitney Street!

100 Men of Color

…Honored & Celebrated this year’s The 100 Men of Color Black Tie Gala & Awards recognizes the contributions that men of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, government, entertainment and service have made on the lives of people throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  October 20, 2017 | The Bushnell | Hartford  

Big YUP for Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth!

… The People Project went to Brooklyn on 8/11 to watch Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth compete in AFROPUNK’s Battle of the Bands.  … While they didn’t win they were reppin’ Hartford hard! Pictured are Tang Sauce and musician & poet Oktober Brown. …. you can catch them in New Britain on Trinity-on-Main on 9/2! 

Zipped & Printed …

… fashion, accessories, home decor in the spirit of the Motherland Zipped and Printed at the Know Good Market last week, YUP! @zippedandprinted

YUP Shout Out … #HartfordJerkFest

Big YUP to all who spent time with us Saturday talkin’ community and winning prizes at the Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Fest on the Hartford Riverfront! … special shout out to our YUP Street Team; Tireice, Chelsea, Michael and Javon! photographs courtesy of Michael Martin Jr. 

SHOP LOCAL …Meet Sappho, it’s more than just a clothing brand, it’s a statement!

Devoted to promoting FREEDOM OF CHOICE and LGBTQ rights, Sappho uses fashion to give our community a voice. “What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. ”  – Sappho  

LISTEN LOCAL…BIG YUP! Dionne Adessa producer & host of Connect to Jam 103.3FM

 still reeling off of Hartford’s Caribbean festival vibes? …find the best of roots, rock reggae + celebrity reasoning sessions Nice Up Radio Tune in online and connect with the likes of Capleton, Busy Signal, Dexta Daps, LUTAN FYAH and many more … Log onto  www.niceupradio.com/ to listen … You can hear Dionne Adessa and Selecta Godda on Nice Up Radio every Sunday at 3pm (EST)

GET YOUR #MUSIC PLAYED ON HARTFORD’s OWN TITANIUM RADIO

TUNE IN TO EVERY THURSDAY FROM 6-9 PM ON 89.9FM … SEND YOUR #CLEAN MUSIC TO TITANIUMRADIO899@GMAIL.COM

The Needle Drop on Tyler, the Creator’s latest….

With over 1 million YouTube followers, get hip to Anthony Fantano’s latest album review: FlowerBoy  

Fernando Garcia, visual artist

From the School of Visual Arts in New York by way of  Manchester Community College Fernando Garcia has us like, What’s YUP?! His work is heavily influenced by street art and urban culture, exploring patterns, shapes and themes of societal behavior, nature, faith, and personal events. See Fernando in action from this 2015 live art experience at West Farms  

Venom Vintage Boutique … getting retro on Capitol Ave!

Vintage boutique | Art gallery | Creative art space 365 Capitol Ave, Hartford

Beauty Is As Beauty Does: TAINTED INC

Hartford’s Tainted Inc. offers makeup classes, hair and brow bar, full service for all occasions Interested in pursuing career as makeup artist? Check this video out?    

KULTURE MAGAZINE: A collection of submitted work from Kreatives from across the country. 

Submit your work to Kulture, it will get posted only if it’s DOPE (OITD) Kulture Mag is also looking for interns, get in there!  

Do you know about Studio8Sixty? repping the 860!

Check out their Dance Battle video. See any familiar faces? You think you can dance? STUDIO8SIXTY is what’s (y)up!  

UZOO Posse cuts from the Animal Kingdom

Watch UZOO’s instant classic “Get Over Here”

Ratbear Handmade

Are you a style maverick? Local trendsetter? Then Ratbear Handmade is for you…

Hartford Photography Spotlight on Black Frame Vision

Black Frame Vision has captured Hartford, check out their Instagram page. Into it? Here are the top street photographers to follow on Instagram Already a master of the lens? Did you know you can sell your photos on these sites?  istockphoto.com | shutterstock.com | bigstockphoto.com | us.fotolia.com

Manchester teen-preneur

Manchester teen-preneur Cylus Anthony designer, business owner, bow tie guy Don’t miss his website liquidation sale, bow ties only $5 and hair bows only $2!

Check out the two fly women from Hartford who gamified hip hop

Check out the two fly women from Hartford who gamified hip hop A.V. Perkins (Ph.D of Trap) & Marian Andoh (Dean of Hip Hop Affairs) “UNIVERSITY OF DOPE” THE FIRST CARD GAME DEDICATED TO HIP HOP CULTURE  purchase here

Meet Nygel White and Bernard Benjamin and their brain child YOP Clothing 

Meet Nygel White and Bernard Benjamin’s brain child YOP Clothing  Years of Progress: YOP Clothing Want to experiment with designing and selling your own gear? check out teespring.com/

TangSauce, we see you!

TangSauce, we see you! “thank you for this beautiful love letter to Hartford…” See how many people you know in this video…  

Hartford Stand up!

Hartford Stand up! FUEGO IS ABOUT THE FIRE WITHIN.   GOT FUEGO?