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Weekend Fun: AOCFEST at CIAA

CIAA is THIS weekend and Art of Cool has partnered up with some amazing events happening in the Queen City. Check these great events out!   THE WORLD FAMOUS KID Capri will be at Suite 210 East Trade St. (Epicentre/2nd Floor) Uptown Charlotte Thursday, Feb. 26 | 10 pm –[…]

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AOC Artist of the Week: Gretchen Parlato

Art of Cool artist of the week Gretchen Parlato is an American jazz singer from Los Angeles, California.  As the daughter of famous jazz bass player Dave Parlato, Gretchen was destined to become a jazz singer. Parlato was the first vocalist ever admitted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance. […]

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Sponsor Saturday: Ropeadope Records

Our sponsor of the week is Ropeadope Records! Ropeadope is a record label, brand, and moving force with a life of its own that has been standing strong for sixteen years. Ropeadope Records is an American record label known for recordings in a variety of genres including; jazz, hip hop,[…]

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AOC Weekend Fun: Weekend of Feb. 20th

The NC Symphonies Russian Spectacular When: Thu., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. With a concert in Chapel Hill and a two-night stand in Raleigh, The North Carolina Symphony offers four different views of Russia. Full of bluster, bombast and soaring[…]

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AOC Artist of the Week: Snarky Puppy

Art of Cool Fest Artist of the Week Snarky Puppy is an instrumental band from Brooklyn, New York that was created in the early 2000s in Denton, Texas. Snarky Puppy collectively has 40 band members, who are known as “The Fam” along with Grammy Award winning composer, producer, and artist[…]

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Sponsor Saturday: Radio Free Jazz America

Our sponsor of the week is Radio Free Jazz America! Radio Free Jazz America is a North Carolina radio station broadcasting from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radio Free Jazz America offers creative music that inspires and connects listeners. They have a variety of jazz music to get you up in[…]

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We Love The Weekend! – Weekend Fun for 2/13

HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL FRIDAY, FEB. 13–SATURDAY, FEB. 14 HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 Old Fayetteville St. DURHAM Three days of free documentaries, features and shorts—all created by or starring people of color—to the Hayti Heritage Center. Each day is themed, with topical panel discussions between films. Friday’s theme is “Protests and[…]

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AOC Artist of the Week: Ester Rada

This week’s AOC artist of the week is the lovely Ester Rada! She is a native of Kiryat Arba located in the West Bank of Israel. Ester is married to Gili Yalu, a singer in the Israeli reggae band “Zvuloon Dub System”. The 29-year-old singer/songwriter grow up in a Jewish family[…]

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AOC Artist of the Week: Eve Cornelious

We are pleased to announce Eve Cornelious will be performing at the 2015 AOC Festival. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Cornelious found her voice at the age of three. In addition to her being an active member of her church and school choir, Cornelious performed in family talent shows where her[…]

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Don’t Miss Anthony Hamilton Tonight on Empire!

Our #AOCFEST Headliner Anthony Hamilton is making big moves! See him serenade during an exciting and intimate Lyon family moment tonight on Fox’s Empire. Hamilton has been working in music for the past 20 years as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Over that time he’s collaborated with some great talents,[…]

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