All posts by Kelly Thompson

Toledo Songwriters Celebration: A Playlist of Local Gems

While we are all relegated to the world of online content on our couches, for the time being, it’s nice to remember the sheer amount of songwriting talent we have in our area. Here’s a short collection of sets and songs from your local musicians. All of them were filmed pre-COVID, but we’re hoping it

Bassel and the Supernaturals at TMA

Bassel Almadani grew up in the college town of Kent, Ohio, but now finds himself on an international stage. His project, Bassel and the Supernaturals has performed all over the world, promoting awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Yusuf Lateef and James Dickerson share space

Local artists Yusuf Lateef and James Dickerson, aka dirtykics, have collaborated on a one-of-a-kind exhibition now at Maumee Valley Country Day School. Lateef, cofounder of Radiant City Arts, a for-profit collective that emphasizes arts education, is a visual arts instructor at the Toledo School for the Arts. Dickerson is a street photographer whose recent themes