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Corinne Casella

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02/09/2019
32nd Annual Tibet House US Benefit Brings Patti Smith, Jason Isbell, Jon Batiste, Angelique...

The 32nd annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert was held on February 7th to a sold-out audience. The event, which has been captivating audiences for over three decades, was created to support the Tibet House US. Founded in 1987, the nonprofit institution was created at the request of the Dalai Lama to provide the continued preservation of Tibet's rich cultural history.

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Bruce Hornsby 'A Friend of Jazz'

Words by Corinne Casella Photo by Megan Holmes Bruce Hornsby is one musician who is not afraid of change. His genre-bending career has run the gamut of styles from classical to bluegrass, rock, blues, soul and beyond. His 2007 release, Camp Meeting, proved to the music community that jazz was but a small hurtle for the Grammy-winning singer and pianist.

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Keller Williams 'The Art of Acoustic Dance Music'

Words by Corinne Casella Photo by C. Taylor Crothers A troubadour for the modern age, Keller Williams' versatile playing and stage presence makes him one of the most professional and sought after musicians in the business. Often dubbed as a one-man band, his cross-genre playing has enabled him to work with talented musicians spanning the musical spectrum.

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Donavon Frankenreiter 'Do What You Feel'

Words by Corinne Casella Over ten years since his self-titled debut, surfer/musician, Donavon Frankenreiter has reached a new level of harmony and maturity with his latest release, The Heart. "All these songs are as close to me singing from the heart as I can," says Frankenreiter of the new tunes.

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Circles Around The Sun 'Set-break Souvenirs'

Words by Corinne Casella Photo by Joe Russo The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well run was a memorable experience for fans of all ages. The shows brought the musical circus back to town - on stage and off, including original set-break music written and recorded by Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal.

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Dar Williams' Mortal City: 20 Years Later | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella Dar Williams and her cronies epitomized the indie female resurgence of the 90s. Bleeding her lyrics through song, she provided a generation in desperate need of self-identification with a voice. Twenty years after she released her breakthrough album Mortal City, Williams is touring North America and playing the album in its entirety for the first time.

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Guitar Mash 2018 - City Winery NYC

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Mark Dershowitz On Sunday, November 18th, Guitar Mash presented their 7th annual Urban Campfire jam at New York's City Winery. Musicians of all ages and expertise came together to play with some of the industry's most talented artists.

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Review/Photos: Guitar Mash 2016 @ City Winery | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Mark Dershowitz Musicians of all ages, armed with guitars and smiles poured into City Winery Sunday, December 11th to celebrate Guitar Mash's fifth anniversary event. This year's theme, 'Songs Shared are Bridges Built,' gave voice to Guitar Mash's mission of creating space for musicians to learn and play together.

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Photos/Review: Guitar Mash 2015 @ City Winery | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon On Sunday, November 8th, City Winery was enlivened in an instrumental chorus, creating a celebration of music in its purest form. Guitar Mash's 4th annual Benefit Jam brought musicians of all ages and levels of expertise together to play with some of music's key players.

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Dar Williams Preps for Guitar Mash NYC

Guitar Mash Returns To City Winery This December 11th Interview by Corinne Casella Photo Courtesy of Guitar Mash Guitar Mash, the ultimate urban campfire jam, returns to City Winery for their fifth consecutive year this Sunday, December 11.

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Review/Photos: The Devil Makes Three @ Terminal 5 | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon The Devil Makes Three sauntered onto the stage of Terminal 5 on January 27th to the clanging sounds of a high speed train. The three piece opened with a revved-up 'Bullet' that set the crowd into a frenzy.

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Review: Donna The Buffalo 5.13.17 City Winery | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella Despite the rain, City Winery was packed May 13th for an intimate performance from festival darlings, Donna the Buffalo. Weather not withstanding, the Herd, as their fans are affectionately known, were out in solid numbers to hear their favorite mix of Americana, bluegrass and Zydeco.

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Interview: Lucky Chops | TheWaster.com

From Subways to Stages with Lucky Chops Interview by Corinne Casella Photo by Lauren Desberg Dubbed by NPR's Bob Boilen as one of SXSW's "break out bands," Lucky Chops blend their mastery of brass music with a fresh and intoxicating take on pop hits.

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Review/Photos: String Cheese Incident @ Kings Theatre | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon The String Cheese Incident (SCI) opened their second night at the historic Brooklyn Kings Theatre to a packed house of eager fans. The band showed no signs of flagging after three days of gigs, ending their summer tour with overflowing energy and a heavy dose of playful camaraderie.

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Nikki Glaspie 'Smile Or Your Money Back'

Words by Corinne Casella Photo by Michael Weintrob In a scene dominated by men, powerful women drummers with chops like Nikki Glaspie, are a needed and refreshing change. Her range and versatility has opened doors for her across genres, touring with everyone from Beyoncé to the Neville Brothers and Dumpstaphunk.

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Review: Bruce Hornsby + Christian McBride @ NJPAC | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photo by Kat Fisher As part of the fourth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival, NJPAC's Victoria Theater hosted an intimate evening of music and conversation with Grammy winners Bruce Hornsby and Christian McBride. In tune with McBride's One on One series, the intimate event featured only a piano, a stand-up bass and set of chairs.

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Evolfo 'Last of the Acid Cowboys'

Words by Corinne Casella Brooklyn's Evolfo bring their swagger and mix of psychedelic garage, punk sensibility and glimmery bits of soul to their new EP, Last of the Acid Cowboys. Marrying the crunchy riffs of White Denim, the dark psychedelia of the Black Lips and the seditious energy of King Khan and the Shrines, Evolfo creates a resonant weirdness all their own.

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Photos/Review: California Honeydrops @ Knitting Factory | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon Rounding out a successful tour supporting Bonnie Raitt, The California Honeydrops showed no signs of dragging during their two set gig at The Knitting Factory on April 3rd. On an unseasonably cold spring night, the band brought their own kind of heat.

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Dar Williams 9.23.16 City Winery NYC

Words by Corinne Casella On night two of Dar Williams' run at City Winery, as part of her Mortal City Tour, Williams and journalist Hendrik Hertzberg opened to an enthusiastic crowd. Rather than a musical opener, Williams handpicked authors and poets that she felt encompassed the feeling of democracy she had intended with her breakthrough album.

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Photos/Review: Catskill Chill 2015 | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon Catskill Chill devotees bid farewell to Camp Minglewood this past weekend in Hancock, NY. This year's event was headlined by moe. (improv veterans whose career spans over two decades and 24 albums) along with Lotus, Zappa Plays Zappa, Lettuce, Electron, The Motet and Dopapod and numerous other acts ranging the gamut of musical styles.

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Review/Photos: FFS @ Terminal 5 NYC | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon In support of their self-titled album, FFS, comprised of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, art-rock legends decades a part, joined forces on October 6th for a high energy show at Terminal 5. The night was a beat-generated melding of influences, culminating in a supergroup for the intelligent music fan.

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Photos/Review: The Nth Power @ Brooklyn Bowl | TheWaster.com

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon The Nth Power and Jennifer Hartswick Band (JHB) played the 2nd leg of their 'Jenth Power Tour' on March 16th at Brooklyn Bowl. Hartswick, stunning as ever, came out the gate showcasing her incredible voice and stage presence.

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Catch Maya Solovey @ Rockwood Music Hall

Indie-folk singer Maya Solovey is a woman of the world. A globe trotter since her teens, her travels and sense of adventure has inspired her to create a sound uniquely her own. An enchantress, both soulful and mysterious, her voice lures you into a sense of calm.

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Israel Nash 7.28.16 Knitting Factory

Words by Corinne Casella | Photos by Jeremy Gordon Israel Nash and opener The Bones of Jr. Jones took the stage at The Knitting Factory on July 28th for a night of roots-driven Americana in all its glory and forms. First up was The Bones of Jr.

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Ken Phillips Publicity Group - Graham Colton Band

Graham Colton has the privilege of putting himself and his band mates on that short list. After garnering local and internet based support at Dallas' Southern Methodist University the group got a surprise call from Counting Crows' lead man Adam Duritz asking them to headline their upcoming tour.

The Huffington Post
04/02/2012
Finding The Guru Within

A couple months ago, I began to feel disconnected and unfulfilled. Something was missing that I couldn't quite put my finger on. I looked into my job, my relationships, my family, etc. Then I finally looked into myself, where of course, the answer lay.

Elephant Journal
Abuse & Forgiveness: The Choice We Get to Make. ~ Corinne Casella

get elephant's newsletter My life changed the day I sat waiting in a downtown ER because the man I loved had given me a concussion. I went alone, too embarrassed to tell anyone. To this day, very few people know about this time in my past. And I liked it that way.

Elephant Journal
12/12/2016
Start A Revolution: Start Loving Your Body. ~ Corinne Casella

get elephant's newsletter The diets have taken on various forms of adaptations but the fact remains that I have been trying to change my shape for two decades. Ever since I was a child I have felt that there was something wrong with how I looked.

Shopping Blitz Blog
08/26/2015
Five Common Yoga Myths Debunked - Shopping Blitz Blog

Yoga is here to stay. The $27 billion industry is practiced by over 21 million U.S. adults, according to a survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Despite its ever growing following, several myths still hold water, even amongst devoted yogis.

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