Panelist Profile: Millie Heckler

Panelist Profile: Millie Heckler

Embodying Self & Expanding Perception “Self-expression is the taking of an internal impulse — a personal vision — and through self-awareness putting it into external form.” That’s how USC describes the process by which people create art, achieving both self-expression and self-awareness. For videographer, documentarian, singer/songwriter, and actress Millie Heckler,…
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Panelist Profile: Omega Jade

Panelist Profile: Omega Jade

Speaking Truth & Building Legacy There is much opportunity to embrace at the intersection of comedy and hip hop. Just ask Omega Jade — creator, host, and producer of Rhyme & Unreason, which can be described as “a chaotic mashup of standup comedy and freestyle rap.” But embracing this opportunity…
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Panelist Profile: Rajnii Eddins

Panelist Profile: Rajnii Eddins

Shedding Light & Sharing Hope Over the past year and a half, the global pandemic has fundamentally reshaped relationships between business, society, and government. Widespread calls for systemic change go hand in hand with a shift toward more socially conscious consumerism. For spoken word artist Rajnii Eddins, that means poetry…
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BT Youth Empowerment Blog 10.20.21

BT Youth Empowerment Blog 10.20.21

We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for Brave Troubadours at 8 pm ET! Music to Life will be joined by artists who help young people address pressing issues and take action, all while focusing on building whole and engaged communities. This show is particularly timely because the American Academy…
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Accelerator Artists Respond to COVID-19

In this update, we hear from Music to Life's social change artists in Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston) and Northern New England (Bethlehem, NH). They share their experiences, what they're learning and how Music to Life is helping.
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Launched: Texas Accelerator

Launched: Texas Accelerator

Photo: Amanda Pascali, Houston Music to Life launched its Texas Accelerator in January 2020 (with artists in Austin, Dallas and Houston) in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA); here's a short introductory video. We welcome six Texas-based activist artists to our national family of social change musicians: Cheryl Cawood…
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