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Karen Culi-AAPI Heritage Month
Charlie Maybee

Where Punk Meets High Fashion: Inside the ‘Mind’s Eye’ of Karen Culi

It is not uncommon to hear about artists who wear multiple professional hats, and Karen Culi personifies the perennial jack-of-all-trades archetype when it comes to her involvement with the D.C. music scene. Culi is a musician, producer, model, actor, executive producer who wields complete control over her every aspect of her artistry with a millennial flare. Learn more about Karen Culi’s exciting journey with contributing writer Charlie Maybee, including her creative process, her perception of the area rock scene as a Filipino-American artist, and an exclusive preview of her upcoming release.

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Nistha Raj - Kirth Bobb Photography
Cynthia Gross

Acclaimed Indian Classical Fusion Artist and Educator Nistha Raj: ‘There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel’

Acclaimed Indian classical violinist and educator Nistha Raj is an overcomer. After surviving a difficult childhood, the 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence discovered her niche in the D.C. music scene and has never looked back. Learn more about Nistha Raj’s inspiring story with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including what attracted her to the nation’s capital, how family has played an integral role in her journey, and her recommended Indian classical music starter kit in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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Maura Marcellino

Sustainability and Accessibility with LEXIS YELÏS

As Earth Month and Autism Month come to a close, Maura Marcellino chatted with her mentor, LEXIS YELÏS about their favorite DMV spots, stigma around neurodivergence and college time, and of course, sustainability. April is a very eventful month to say the least. Not only is it Autism Awareness/Appreciation/Acceptance Month, but it is also Earth Month. I had the chance to catch up with the person who not only showed me how to combine my love for the environment and working in the entertainment industry, but how much of a color wheel spectrum autism is, LEXIS YELÏS.

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Gabrielle Zwi
Maura Marcellino

Activism and Autism with Gabrielle Zwi

Autism can be seen as more of a children’s issue, or a cis white man’s issue. What about autistic adults? Autistic people of color? Autistic women? Autistic LGBTQ+? Learn more about activism, autism, media portrayal, music, and more with Maura Marcellino as she chats with Gabrielle Zwi.

This month can be a tough month for autistic people. Some people tell us we are not normal or complete human beings, while other people are telling us we are superheroes and autism is a superpower when it is not. Autism is not a bad word. Yes it is a disability, but it does not make us any less of a person.

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Maura Marcellino - 2022 Wammie Awards - Louis Tinsley
Cynthia Gross

Rising Industry Professional Maura Marcellino: ‘I Always Have to Prove that I Deserve a Spot at the Table’

Rising industry professional Maura Marcellino discovered Alchemical Records by chance. The Fairfax native and George Mason University senior has an impressive portfolio that demonstrates her commitment to elevating the music scene, and she’s just getting started. Learn more about Maura Marcellino’s exciting journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including her all-time favorite concert experience, her advocacy role in concert sustainability for Live Nation venues, and her special message in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

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Aeon Station
Jaci Jedrych

Kevin Whelan Reflects on the Past and Future: ‘Do Not Let Fear Win or Waste Your Time’

Born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and growing up in Ocean City, Kevin Whelan has always had music in the forefront of his life. His biggest most formal gig came in the form of one of the catchiest and most thoughtful indie rock groups of the ’90s, The Wrens. Last year, Whelan released the debut album from his new project, Aeon Station. Learn more about Kevin Whelan’s journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including his most indispensable artist tool, best advice for aspiring musicians, and his special message in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

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