vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

INSPIRATION

Maggie Estep, Poetry Slam Diva Dies Of A Broken Heart

Maggie Estep, Poetry Slam Diva dies at 50

In Memoriam: Maggie Estep, Poetry Slam Diva Dies Of A Broken Heart – Virago Magazine Maggie Estep‘s last blog entry was entitled “Stripers, Sluts and Umlauts” and posted about a week before she died of a heart attack at fifty in Hudson, NY. The subject was “lives, struggles and loves.” The stuff she always wrote, spoke and sang about. The poetic Estep made her …

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Celebrity Series of Boston is making Jazz Cool Again – Virago Magazine

In a recent interview with Gizmo, a 22 year old bass player, who’s played with the likes of The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, and Victor Wooten, he stated that from a traditional point of view, there’s been a disconnect between jazz and hip hop. It’s a pattern that has bothered me for some time now, but Gizmo and friends, …

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Lakefield/Canada’s Answer to Portishead

As a fan of the Sundays and Portishead, I fell for the clean glass vocals of Lakefield lead singer Kate Rossiter, immediately and hard.The first single “Good Guy” from Swan Songs had me tearing up in 30 seconds. Kate’s gentle, pleading voice against a backdrop of melancholic crescendos and silences made me feel sick. The good kind of sick. The …

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