Kelly Chen

  • August 30, 2017By Kelly Chen

    This is a poem about the great divide between friends and families with their rising college students. For me, a rising senior, this has been a summer of immense growth amidst the college process. At a different pace, for recent high school graduates, this is the summer of new acclimation. On the subway back home

  • July 14, 2017By Kelly Chen

    Jadon Woodard is a rapper based in NYC who has sprouted in fame rooted in the D.I.Y. rap scene. From handing out mixtapes on the streets to rapping on subways, Jadon found a break when becoming more prominent with big-name performers and spoken word poetry. As a part of Arts Connection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics

  • July 1, 2017By Kelly Chen

             In a previous chat with local artist and musician Brooklyn White, we talked about Brooklyn’s achievements as a visual artist. White is New York based artist who has been a part of Dazed’s list of the Next Generation of Female Artists, featured work in Rookie Mag, and published in Teen Vogue

  • June 21, 2017By Kelly Chen

    Brooklyn White is a NYC based artist and musician. She has been working on releasing a debut album in July of 2017.  Brooklyn White is New York-based polymath who has been a part of Dazed’s list of the Next Generation of Female Artists and has had work featured on Rookie’s website. With recognition from Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Bootsy Collins, Junglepussy, Kari Faux, and Missy Elliott, White continues growing as

  • June 9, 2017By Kelly Chen

    From a history of raising the youth on rugged skate culture and timeless shoe silhouettes, Vans continues free concerts in the summer of 2017 with the annual Vans House Party series at House of Vans locations in both Brooklyn and Chicago. Drawing in the illest crowd of locals, music muses, fashion icons, and culture carriers,

  • May 22, 2017By Kelly Chen

    “Joe: I’m Joey Flubberplaster, I play guitar and sing very poorly   Tom: I’m Tommy Toenail, I play bass and have the fattest of the pockets   Lucas: I’m Luco Shrimpatini, but most people call me Kando, Bando, or Lando, and I play the saxophone.   Dan: I’m Danny Waffle-toe, and I play drums and yell.”

  • April 1, 2017By Kelly Chen

    Look out next week for some highly anticipated music releases! Keep “On the Beat” on Friday, April 7th. Cold War Kids- L.A. Divine In nearly three years, Cold War Kids have announced L.A. Divine to hit the indie crowd 11 years after the release of Up in Rags/ With Our Wallets Full and their major

  • March 22, 2017By Kelly Chen

    In a three month late cheers to the airing of the first U.K. Skins, “Tony” aired as the pilot for the British teen drama Skins. In a decade that was glossed over with regrettable pop culture moments, the rise and fall of low rise jeans, naughty political scandals, and a wave of entrancing teen dramas-