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Hurray for the Riff Raff, fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra, performed at Willie Mae's Rock Camp for Girls on August 1st in New York City, inspiring and getting girls of all ages to get up, clap, and find every way possible to groove. The five-piece band rocked it out with guitars, fiddles, drums, a bass, a keyboard, and most importantly: soul. Willie Mae's camp is a non-profit program that educates and mentors girls and women about music, volunteerism, and activities that cultivate self-respect, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Read More
Joe’s Pub at The Public is trying this cool new thing, an artists-in-residence initiative, and I am sure glad that they are. Now through Sept. 25 you can see the unique and thrilling experience of Larry Krone's visual masterpieces from his upcoming Look Book through the 2014-2015 season.  Pieces from his book, photographed mainly by Todd Oldham, will be on display in the Philip Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. These photos showcase creations of Larry Krone’s BRAND (stage costumes) since 1997 and the House of Larréon (fashion line), which launched in 2010. Read More
This week has changed my life-no joke. It’s been the best week of my life so far. - Camper, age 13 I really learned how to rock out for real and it felt awesome. - Camper, age 13 Are you a young girl ready to rock? If so, now is the time to break out your… pen and paper (to apply!). The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is now accepting applications for their July and August rock camp sessions in Brooklyn (July 2 – July 7) and Manhattan (August 20 – August 25). Read More
Permanent Wave, we love you. The Brooklyn-based network of feminist artists and activists is on-point again, this time throwing a benefit show for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The show, which features bands PS XO, Mitten, Magnetic Island, and Desert Sharks, starts at 8:30 tonight.  Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit program that teaches young women to play instruments, while instilling them with the confidence necessary to succeed in other aspects of their life. Read More
New York is inundated with music festivals, but there's nothing quite like the Tinderbox Music Festival -- an all-female showcase -- which returns to NY on Saturday, September 10th for its second year!BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor Tinderbox, which not only features a diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists, but also donates 100% of their net proceeds to Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Both organizations provide guidance and opportunities to help empower the next generation of female artists. Read More