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Rachel Mason

in New York

Rachel Mason talks, sings, and strums about the place where art and life, or fiction and reality meet... While doing research for a musical performance and rock opera to get inside the mind of a child killer from the 1930's, she made contact with a man who killed and dismembered a boy in Borough Park. The experience profoundly effected her, and inspired her to write an opera incidentally about a coincidence - two men with the same name Hamilton Fish, died a day apart and their deaths were announced on a single front page. One man was a child-killing sadist, the other a politician from a distinguished political family.

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Guitars and Graphic Design

BY PAUL CONNOLLY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 04, 2014

Having a passion for art and music when he was a child, Paul Connolly talks about how he continued to combine art and music throughout his life. He shares stories of his early work and professional career as a designer and musician as well as exciting new projects.

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Pizza Life

BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Anthony Falco is an artist, family man, and professional pizza maker. From Texas to New York, Anthony has been active in the food industry - from a widely popular french fry stand to a now famous Bushwick pizzeria. Anthony shares his thoughts and feelings about his adventures along the way. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 3, 2015.

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

BY ROB PENNER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."

In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015. 

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New York - Paris - Coventry

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

An exploration of fire hydrants in New York, Paris and Coventry, why not?

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A Comedian's Life

BY EVAN BERKE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Evan Berke takes us through his life and inspirations as a New York based stand-up comedian, producer, writer, and communications professional. Evan has trained with some of the brightest minds in comedy at both The Second City in Chicago and The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Evan just releaseed his most recent project, ROARING 20s.

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The Spirit of Magic

BY JUSTIN SIGHT
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Justin Sight is a unique magician known for performing on the streets and subways of NYC. He was diagnosed legally blind at age 10. Justin has been featured on television  and online news outlets such as The NY Post and Gothamist. He talks about Magic from a spiritual perspective drawn from his involvement with the worlds mystery schools and scientific research that point to the essence of what we Truly Are.

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Opera!!

BY MANABU MIZUNO
@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Manabu Mizuno shares the experiecne of serving as the Aichi Triennale 2016 Opera Production Producer

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!