Ted Falcon Album ‘TÔ CHEGANDO-Almost There’ Out August 19

When people think of Brazilian music, the first thing that comes to mind is bossa nova. But TED FALCON, a jazz violinist, mandolinist and composer, fell in love with a different style of Brazilian music called “choro.” Falcon’s newest album, TÔ CHEGANDO (toh shay-gan-do) (Almost There), comprises 14 original compositions that celebrate the happy, danceable, urban rhythms of choro music.Falcon plays


Beyond the 9-to-5: Unusual Ways People Make Money

Photo: stockbakery via 123RF In today’s world, earning a living doesn’t always follow the traditional 9-to-5 job format. With the rise of the gig economy and the ever-evolving nature of work, people have discovered unconventional and often peculiar ways to make money. From testing apps to getting paid for professional sleeping, these unique ventures prove


Regionalism: don’t be scared to work across boundaries

By Ryan Coleman, President Randallstown Branch NAACP, Special to the AFRO Regionalism is the idea that cities and counties should work with their neighbors as a unit that thrives from collective strengths. The reasons for thinking about regionalism are strong and compelling. The motivation for regionalism comes from both problems and opportunities.  Many of the