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Joseph Michael Jones: ‘Just Because Someone Isn’t Seeing You As Something Doesn’t Mean You’re Not That’

Joseph Michael Jones

Multifaceted creative and DMV native Joseph Michael Jones is one of a kind. Blending the roles of visual artist, author, playwright, actor, musician, and industry professional, he demonstrates the freedom that comes from creating a life on your own terms. Learn more about Joseph Michael Jones’ journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including his favorite DC9 Nightclub memory, how he navigates his identity as a queer Black man, and the most important lesson he has learned during his growth process.

Electro Pop Artist MIZZI: ‘Sometimes You Have to Break a Rule to Create Something Special and Unique’

MIZZI - Anna Azarov Photography

RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum songwriter and producer Heather Jeanette Miley, who performs under the stage name MIZZI, knows the secret to writing a hit pop song. The Virginia Beach-born and Los Angeles-based artist has penned songs for some of the most popular artists of our generation. Learn more about MIZZI’s journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including the top three things she misses about Virginia, her favorite celebrity collaboration, and her special message in honor of Women’s History Month.