new book for you! supplemental sonnets, almanac. —Chris Joseph Stancato

Supplemental Sonnets, Almanac. People, Travel, Culture, Humanity, Society at Large. Read more [...]

begin this new year at the black market!

Join Me with a Variety of Vendors for this Monthly Market... The Black Market is an alternative flea market that showcases Miami talent. Our monthly market is making its debut at its new location, Center of Subtropical Affairs. This lush and beautiful outdoor property in Little Haiti is a plant sanctuary and its the perfect backdrop for our event! Over 30 Vendors! We have a diverse lineup of local artisans selling Arts & Crafts, Vintage Clothes, Jewelry, Bath & Body, and Oddities! Read more [...]

“Life’s way of talking, you don’t sing to feel better—you sing ‘cause that’s the way of understanding life.”

—Chris Joseph Stancato Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Established in 1927, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the third play in the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle.’ This installment takes place in a Chicago recording studio. August Wilson’s natural nexus to blues music is at its peak in this play. The migration of Black people, blues music and performers from the Deep South during the 1920s to the Midwest, like Chicago and St. Louis; and in the North, like Pittsburgh, began to change the geography. As Read more [...]

last minute holiday mart

Take your Holiday Shopping to this Perfect Pop-Up Market & Take your List to SHOP LOCAL! LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY MART!! Still need to get some gifts? Avoid the stores and wasting your money on Amazon! Come by to our lush and beautiful property and buy some gifts from local vendors! Lots of Vendors Selling Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Bath & Body, Clothes, Plants, Oddities and more.... Food and Drinks! DJs! FREE ENTRY! ALL AGES! Wednesday / DECEMBER 23 7PM- 12AM LOCATED Read more [...]

Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale.

—Chris Joseph Stancato The Weasels' Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas) Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale. On the cornice of comedy, death is always dormant. There is a dark struggle for the comedian to strike the fears of reality and the forces within. The comedian’s delight to humor the crowd dangles high and low, sometimes like a court jester. The court in The Weasels’ Tale is run by a queen, a former starlight actress living in her past. Those court jesters, Read more [...]

listen to billie holiday sing…

BILLIE—A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BILLIE HOLIDAY CHRIS JOSEPH STANCATO There are many circles of life that we enter, some broken, some unbroken, and some crossover. In Billie the circles of lives involve two women: Billie Holiday and a journalist named, Linda Lipnack Kuehl. The latter person is only part of this documentary, but she is the Roman à clef to unlock the façade of what we know about Billie Holiday i.e., Eleanor Fagan. https://youtu.be/hKimh-iPd_0 NOW PLAYING AT SAVOR AND Read more [...]

24 Hour Short-Story contest winner!

The Ballad of One Love —Chris Joseph Stancato Chirs Joseph Stancato The call of crickets outside Beth’s bedroom window annoyed her while she was reading a book on an early Sunday morning. She acknowledged this noise with several stares toward the window. Each time she heard the crickets, her stares at the fall foliage increased. Finally, she had enough. She walked over to the window, opened it, stuck her head out the window which now welcomed the brisk October air, and skimmed over Read more [...]

“Trick or Treat?”

The Vinyl Record Collection of Stories, Volume I "The High Fidelity Hobo" Trey Carte began Hallows' Eve by listening to The Raven on a 45 in Miss Colbert's class... "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."     Trey with his classmates listened to Vincent Price read "The Raven" by Edgard Allen Poe. The following day on Halloween he walks house to house dressed like a hobo. Then he tapped Read more [...]

your november to remember is just around the corner….

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS & BUSINESSES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! I'll be selling my books with a variety of vendors. Join me in celebrating our labor of love readily available for your purchase. But WAIT, There's MORE... MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT TO MAKE YOUR MOMENTS... ¡FANTASTICO! ¿Where are You Going to Go?¡Arroz Con Mango! ¡Of Course! Black Market Fest is Your Best Bet! Your We Got The Beats Big Event! YOUR NOVEMBER EVENTS... ¡Arozz Con Mango! SATURDAY, Read more [...]

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