With 121 votes, Nicci Sefton’s Radical Edward cosplay is the winner of our Cowboy Bebop online costume contest! She will receive a custom Funko Pop, a concert poster signed by Ed’s voice actor, Melissa Fahn, and a ticket to the concert! Congratulations, Nicci! To buy your tickets to the show, visit 321letsjam.eventzilla.net!
Ten years ago this month, back when I was a full-time magazine editor, I had the pleasure of witnessing the birth of a dream in real time.
I’d spent several months in late 2007/early 2008 shadowing a local teacher named Betsey Zenk and her autistic student Latron Dodd. Latron didn’t read, write or talk but he had perfect pitch. Betsey used her music therapy background to connect with him through music. Shortly before winter break, she taught Latron some chords on a piano. When he returned, he was playing parts of “Moonlight Sonata.” Betsey was amazed. Through music, she began to see something come alive in Latron and she wanted to nurture that spark. Read More