Maressa Taylor Levy

Writer. Communications Aficionado. Content Creator.

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I'm a voracious reader, a grammar perfectionist, and an impassioned writer seeking to expand my portfolio.

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'It's Not for the Faint of Heart': Former Grooms on Realities of the Industry

Whether you're a lifetime servant to the sport or just hoping to be the next McLain Ward or Beezie Madden, no one goes into grooming for the money or the glory. And, as international dressage rider and former FEI groom, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, points out, there isn't a lot of glory.

Cultivora | Firefly's 2013 Edition Reached New Heights

Photo: Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at Firefly 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch Dover, Delaware -- We packed up and headed to 's sophomore installment last weekend, where we spent three days taking in performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Haim, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and so many more.

Cultivora | Industry Insider: Josh Bhatti of The Bowery Presents Boston

Boston, Massachusetts -- We spoke with Josh Bhatti, head of The Bowery Presents' Boston office and one of the talent buyers behind the city's first (and only) large-scale music festival Boston Calling. During the festival's inaugural event in May, festival organizers announced a follow-up event to occur only four months after BC's freshman edition.

Cultivora | #TBT: Lollapalooza 2012

Photo: Lollapalooza 2012 by Maressa Levy Chicago, Illinois -- Each August, multiple stages, 130+ artists, and more than 200,000 fans take up residence in the center of Chicago for the three sweaty, loud days that comprise Lollapalooza. Nestled in Grant Park, the festival's original event has had such success that it has gone international, with events now in São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile. I had just finished graduate school and was looking forward to starting my "big kid" life when...

Cultivora | New Venue Review: SubCulture in New York City

Photo: Mary Lambert and Maiah Manser at SubCulture 2013 by Maressa Levy New York City -- Walking into NoHo's newest venue,SubCulture , is like stepping back in time. Vintage posters of the Bowery greet you as you enter the winding hallway, the white plaster walls decoupaged with yellowing Subway maps, frayed CBGB's posters, and renderings of Prohibition-era speakeasies provided by the Lower East Side History Project.

Cultivora | Canceled Festivals: The Latest Trend in Music

Photo: Kanrocksas 2011 by Jarod Clarke Trends in the music industry aren't uncommon - from experiential festivals to double weekend expansion and artist-curated events, it seems we are always on the upswing or tail end of a craze. In recent months, an unfortunate trend has emerged.

Cultivora | Artist Spotlight: The Last Royals

Photo: The Last Royals at Firefly 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch Dover, Delaware -- With tracks aptly described as "urban walking music,"The Last Royals have been gaining attention following the release of their debut full-length, TWISTIFICATION.

Cultivora | 36 Hours in Boston

Photo: Boston Skyline by Matthias Rosenkranz Boston, Massachusetts -- Already home to Harvard, M.I.T, Boston Common, and the Freedom Trail,Boston Calling is just the most recent attraction drawing us to Boston. One of the nation's oldest cities, Boston is full of various dining options, shops, bars, venues, and neighborhoods to explore.

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