An instrumental outfit that formed in the mid-2000s at New York City’s New School, Bing & Ruth features seven players on its second full-length album, Tomorrow Was The Golden Age: a pianist, two clarinetists, two bassists, a cellist and a tape-delay operator. The band’s sound is dense at its core, as leaden strokes on the upright bass anchor tracks like “The Towns We Love Is Our Town” while vaporous frequencies hover and billow in the upper ranges. As these walls of instrumentation wind through tape delay, cross-fading in and out of shifting tonality, staggering piano runs lilt in and out of the mix. Those moments are restrained, simple, but they always land on a heartstring.
Bing & Ruth’s music lulls you with meditative passages, then adorns them with gut-wrenching melodies. The result is illuminating music, perfect for reflection and long flights into one’s own headspace.
Announcing a 6 week residency with artist Sharon Kagan. Los Angeles artist Kagan invites members of the community to participate in the creation of a new painting to celebrate and challenge conceptions of rebirth and change.
I am America is an audio and video statement that America can only be what we make it. We can’t afford to be complacent. We must actively pursue justice and equality for all Americans. Share the song and the message…we are America!
Word of Encouragement Church is blessed to be a part of the PUP God Squad, nearly 3 years in total. As a Pastor in the Christian faith, three has quite a bit of spiritual significance; and is widely celebrated when things occur in threes. Three is spiritually symbolic of resurrection and perfected completion; it also suggests an expectation in the spirit realm of supernatural movement, and divine intervention. The past nearly three years, has without a doubt, been, a move of God. From the launching of our church to all the connections experienced with so many different and wonderful people and organizations. When asked, “How is the church going?” My staple reply is “God is Kind!” How Kind of God to allow our beginnings to be in such beautiful community, with beautiful people, doing beautiful work. April 20, 2017 we will celebrate our 3rd year anniversary; its awe inspiring to think how we will experience more supernatural movement and divine intervention; but we know that by Faith, it is coming; and not just for Word of Encouragement Church but for the entire PUP Family!
Dr. Najuma Pollard is the spiritual leader and Pastor of Word of Encouragement Church