Auburn Hip Hop Congress

J Ross Parrelli: Unstoppable

 J Ross Parrelli does not sit still for long. No sooner signed to Universal, the Auburn-raised rapper/ social minded singer is already looking at public speaking as a viable ...

Teach your children well at Growing Peace Camp

Why can’t we all just get along? Easier said than done, most would agree, but that’s not going to stop a rather large coalition of local organizations and individuals f ...

Growing Peace camp in Auburn teaches tolerance and trust through fun and games

John Lennon asked us to give it a chance, Cat Stevens took a ride on its train and Tolstoy wrote the book on it (though he did feel the need to give equal time to its antithesis). ...

Auburn's Sustainability Awareness Festival is heavy on the hip hop

Environment, economics and social equity: the “Three Pillars” of sustainability. They say once you get these three elements aligned, the potential for long-term health ...

Dangerous Joker Joe won’t back down

He’s not at all dangerous and his message is no joke. But Joseph Torres, a.k.a Dangerous Joker Joe (or DJJ to his friends), is making a name for himself around Auburn as an e ...

Where Gatsby meets Grandmaster Flash

A tuxedo-clad pianist belts out soulful ballads. Guests nosh on endive “boats” filled with roast beef, gorgonzola and fig. The martini bar boasts the most caring hearts ...

Hip Hop Awareness Festival postponed due to fire

The Auburn Hip Hop Congress has announced that its Hip Hop Awareness Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, has been postponed due to the Robbers Fire. The festival was origina ...

Hip Hop Awareness Festival back on

It was announced late Thursday night that the Hip Hop Awareness Festival, set for Saturday, July 14, had been canceled. It was announced at noon Friday that the festival is back on ...

Our View: In rough economic seas, Auburn is a lighthouse to help

You’ll get no argument that times are tough. But it’s good to know we’re facing those rough seas in a city that has such a strong sense of community. It should be noted, and ...