new york high school of music and art

earnestly yours | pjm

summary: it doesn’t matter if you and park jimin hate each other’s guts, because you will always get cast opposite each other for the school’s drama productions, and you will always have to kiss.
{enemies to lovers!au, high school!au, actor!au}
pairing: jimin x female reader
word count: 8k
genre: fluff
warnings: none!
a/n: god was this an impulse write. i actually got the inspiration for this because i hang out with all of the drama kids in school. the play that they’re performing is the importance of being earnest by oscar wilde, and the piece used for the reader’s audition is from all’s well that end’s well by willy shakes. 

Park Jimin and you have a… rich history, most might say. One that extends far past the most recent years of your life, down to the beginning of your schooling when the two of you were competing for the role of Peter Pan in your kindergarten play. Both of you were adamant about playing the role, but it sort of goes without saying that the part went to him because ugh, the patriarchy.

Ever since then, things have always been a little tense between the two of you.

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Artist Laura Wheeler Waring (1887-1948)

“Laura Wheeler of this city made several contributions to the exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Dunbar High School, Washington, DC. Her exhibits showed considerable merit and charm.” – The New York Age, Apr. 19, 1919.

Laura Wheeler Waring was an African-American teacher and artist who became known for her portraits; the subjects she painted include W.E.B. Du Bois and Marian Anderson. Wheeler headed the art and music department at the Cheyney Training School for Teachers (now known as Cheyney University).

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Name: Savanah
Age: 17
Country: United States

Well I’m a 17 year old female from New York. I speak a little Spanish and fluent English. I’m a junior in high school. And yeah.

I really really love murder documentaries. I can watch them all day and even read about them.

I like music. From rap to Latino pop to heavy metal, I love it. I love to sing. I’ve been singing since I was 5.

I like writing. From poetry to short stories, I like to express myself in writing form.

I want to take up pastry arts in college. It’s been a dream of mine for a while now to open up my own bakery.

I don’t have any pets anymore but I love animals!!! My favorite animals are elephants and red pandas.

I’m obsessed with Greys Anatomy, Shameless, Scandal and some cartoons.

I’m really open to just learning about people. Tell me where you’re from and your culture, teach me about your religious beliefs and the food you make at home.

I also like talking about the deeper things. If I want to be your friend, I’m gonna try to dig deep and really get to know who you are.

And yeah :) love you guys

Preferences: I don’t have any preferences. Although I don’t like racism and fat shaming. I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, that’s not what I’m looking for. Just looking for people to vibe with! ❤️

I love to sing. When I was a kid I knew I was going to be a performer but I hated acting. I did little musicals in grade school and I couldn’t wait to get through the acting part to get to the song. When high school came around, I got into Music and Art (the Fame School in New York City) for singing but I turned it down to got to Bronx Science which is a nerdy magnet school. My parents really wanted me to get a good education and felt there would be time for performing down the road if I was still interested. I think of my path here as a twisty one that could have landed me in an entirely different place if I had a different choice all those years ago.

JULY 30: Gina Rodriguez (1984-)

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On July 30 1984, Gina Alexis Rodriguez was born to Magali and Genaro Rodriguez in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of three girls (her eldest sister, Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon, is an investment banker, and her second eldest sister, Rebecca Rodriguez, is a doctor), Rodriguez was raised in Chicago’s Northwest Side in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood. She performed in a salsa dance company, Fantasia Juvenil at the age of seven and continued to dance salsa until she was seventeen. Raised and educated Catholic, she graduated high school from St. Ignatius College Prep and was one of thirteen students accepted into Columbia University’s Theatrical Collaboration. She went to New York University’s School of Tisch Arts and trained with the Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 2006.    

Rodriguez performed in the world premiere as Frida Kahlo in The Last Moments of Frida Kahlo at the America Stage Theatre at Casa Blue in the United Kingdom. In October 2011, Rodriguez accepted a recurring role on The Bold and The Beautiful, as Beverly. She performed in the musical Go For It!, which recevied a 2011 Imagen Awards  nomination. She was in Filly Brown and won an Imagen Award for that and also won the Best Actor Award at The First Run Film Festival in New York. She won the Inauguarl Lupe Award in 2013. Though she was offered a role in Devious Maids in 2013, she turned it down. In February 2014, Entertainment Weekly announced Rodriguez would star as Jane Villanueva in The CW’s Jane the Virgin. In 2014, she joined the cast for the dramatic film, Sticky Notes and in 2015, co-hosted the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. In 2016, she played in Deepwater Horizon, as Andrea Fleytas, and in Lip Sync Battle against Wilmer Valderrama. In 2017, she will be in the Christmas movie, The Star, in November.     

In March 2015, Rodriguez was named to the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Later the same year, Rodriguez helped raise money for PACER’s (Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)National Bullying Prevention Center and CustomInk “Be Good To Each Other Campaign”, where each celebrity designed a teeshirt and the proceeds of each purchased shirt went to PACER. Rodriguez’s design read: “Kindness Is Always In Style” in cursive writing. In October, Gina was announced partner to the Naja lingerie line, focused on women and the environment.      

Last June, Rodriguez answered a follower’s questions regarding her sexuality as:

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~lex lee.


On this day in music history: April 30, 1991 - “Cooleyhighharmony”, the debut album by Boyz II Men is released. Produced by Dallas Austin, Charles Farrar and Troy Taylor (aka “The Characters”), it is recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta, GA, Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA and Soundworks Recording Studios in New York City from September 1990 - January 1991. First known as Unique Attraction and formed by Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson in 1985 (the son of singer Phyllis Nelson), the group comes together they are students at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. The original line up also includes George Baldi, Jon Shoats and Marguerite Walker. In 1987, fellow classmate Wanya Morris (no relation to Nathan) also becomes a permanent member. When Baldi, Shoats and Walker graduate, they leave Unique Attraction. Needing replacements, they recruit Shawn Stockman after hearing him in the school choir. While rehearsing their harmonies in the bathroom, Michael McCary walks in and starts singing with them. McCary’s profoundly low bass voice, is the final element to the group’s sound, and he is invited to join. They then decide on a name change, calling themselves Boyz II Men after the New Edition song “Boys To Men”. In 1989, a chance encounter with one of New Edition’s founding members changes the course of their lives. Sneaking backstage at a NE concert in Philadelphia, they meet Michael Bivins and ask to sing for him. The group sing “Can You Stand The Rain” for Bivins, who is immediately impressed. He gives them his number and tells them to keep in touch. Bivins becomes their manager and helps them get a record deal. Boyz II Men are signed to Motown Records in 1990 and are set to begin work on their debut later in the year. Before then, the group have a falling out with Nelson who quits, leaving them as a quartet. Much of the album is produced by Dallas Austin who is also fellow Biv 10 managed group Another Bad Creation. Led by the new jack swing infused “Motownphilly” (#4 R&B, #3 Pop), quickly gains momentum. It’s followed by an a cappella cover of the song “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” (#1 R&B, #2 Pop), originally recorded by G.C. Cameron for the 70’s cult classic film “Cooley High”, of which the album’s title pays tribute to. It spins off three more singles including “Uhh Ahh” (#1 R&B, #16 Pop) and “Please Don’t Go” (#8 R&B, #49 Pop). A revamped version of “Cooleyhighharmony” released internationally initially is issued in the US in 1993, featuring different cover artwork and adding seven more tracks. It is remastered and reissued in 2009 as a two CD Deluxe Edition, featuring the 1993 version on disc one, and the second disc containing remixes and unreleased tracks. “Cooleyhharmony” spends two weeks at number one of the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number three on the Top 200, and is certified 9x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Arnold Saks

Educated at the High School of Music and Art in New York City, Syracuse University and Yale School of Design.
After designing exhibits while in the US Army, he formed the design partnership Ward & Saks in 1958 and Arnold Saks Associates in 1968. Design work includes annual reports, investor relations materials, marketing and capabilities brochures, recruiting booklets, corporate identity, posters, and dozens of other communications projects.

Inflatable Sculpture poster / 1969 / The Jewish Museum


Painting Full-Throttle: The Art of The Kills’ Singer Alison Mosshart (@amosshart)

To see more of Alison’s paintings, head over to @amosshart on Instagram. For more music stories, check out @music.

Last year, Alison Mosshart (@amosshart) was looking for inspiration. Captivated by skid marks on asphalt, the lead singer of The Kills was determined to recreate them in her artwork. Her first idea was super rock and roll: drive her baby, a Dodge Challenger, through paint and over a ream of canvas, thus uniting her two loves of muscle cars and art. Unfortunately, it also would ruin her ride, so she nixed it. The second was rolling a spare tire around manually, a much easier idea to execute in her Nashville home studio. Then she realized without weight on the tire, she couldn’t get skid marks.

Which is how she found herself in a Toys R Us late at night, inspecting the treads and wheels on remote control cars like a fifth-grader composing a Christmas list.

“I got a bunch of monster trucks and went home. I turned into this madwoman driving a car around the studio, laughing to myself like, ‘This is the most fun ever!’” she says, while sitting in a booth at Los Angeles’ Café 101 and chewing on the straw in her iced tea. The finished tire paintings comprise much of her upcoming gallery show in New York.

Though Alison has been burning up stages alongside Jamie Hince in The Kills for over a decade, and Jack White in The Dead Weather since 2009 she’s been drawing since she was a little girl in Florida. Her mom, a high school art teacher, discovered she could plop Alison down with a packet of magic markers and keep her content for hours.

“I’ve been doing [music and art] forever — they feel like the same thing,” she says. “Painting and drawing is a part of waiting. I’ve been on the road touring since I was like, 14. Twenty-two years straight — so all my artwork is suitcase-sized.”

Until recently, her artwork was most prominently displayed in her mom’s attic. But when she bought her house in Tennessee, she designated a big room with lots of windows the “complete crazy chaos music and art room.” When friends visited and saw her paintings strewn on the floor, they told her she should start posting them. Within a week, she was offered her first gallery show in New York.

“I could not believe it,” she says. “This is insane. I just posted pictures of paintings!” She’s a prodigious poster, much to the delight of her fans, and even shares the stuff she hates.

“If I don’t like a painting, I’ll paint over it. My mom liked one I thought was so awful,” she says, pointing to a recent piece. “I posted it, still hated it. Painted over it and posted that and she was like, ‘Bring the other thing back!’ It’s too late, Mom. I hated it anyway!”

Her modesty is charming, but it’s not exactly a surprise that the art world, just like the music industry, has been receptive to her work. The inspiration for both comes from the same place. “The same feeling that makes me want to paint something is the same feeling that makes me want to write a song,” she explains.

With painting, “everything is really fast. Fast, fast,” she says, as opposed to her work in The Kills. “It’s a pretty long process with me and Jamie because there’s just two of us. Everybody has to do everything. It’s a lot of work,” she says.

That duality and state of flux play out in her drawings, too, many of which contain two or three or 23 faces, an eye bugging out here, a tongue sticking out there, as if different parts of Alison are fighting for the final say by way of brushstroke. “I can’t stop painting faces. That’s all that comes out,” she says. “There’s a lot of changing of the mind going on. That’s why things always have like three eyeballs.”

The one change she’s not so comfortable with is the lack of a place to retreat at her exhibit openings. “I’m quiet,” she says. That’s true in the literal sense — she speaks in such a gentle tone the diner’s lunchtime din nearly drowns out her voice. But her music, and now her art, is quite the opposite.

And with that, Alison drains her tea, smiles politely and ducks out the front door. Safe bet she left at least one set of tire tracks in her wake.

––Rebecca Haithcoat for Instagram @music

                       Heidi Belle .&. Age 17 .&. High School Student .&. Junior .&. Twin


Full Name: Heidi Azalea Belle
Alais: Heidi
Pronouns: her/she
Age: 17 years
Birthday: June 23rd, 2000
Astrological Sign: cancer
Sexuality: pansexual
Occupation: student
Hometowns: New York City, Los Angeles
Hobbies: painting, photography, juice/smoothie mixing, light reading, yoga, dabbles in piano and remixing music
Likes: colors, art, music, fruits & veggies, summer, chocolate, pop culture, social media, sunsets, making friends, Disney movies, Harris’ poems
Dislikes: teasing, bullies, classical music, boring books, school, snobs, know-it-alls, cold and/or wet weather, weird textures, celery


( &. ) Heidi and Harris were the youngest in a big family, so naturally there was plenty of teasing and sibling rivalries to go around - but mostly, it was a loving family. There was always someone there who had your back. Heidi never took her older sisters bickering and picking on her as personally as Harris did, she just took it as a fun game and teased back. But Heidi was always kinder, always carefree and never let anything get to her. But people got to Harris, even at a young age, so she grew up fighting most of his battles for him until he started fighting back. Still, she watches over him, always ready to fight off anyone who dares threaten her twin.

( &. ) Heidi’s family have inspired her throughout her life, and are a large part of how she got into art’s and crafts. Her creative spirit ran wild, starting from pre-school all through her student career. She sees the world in bright colors and loves to capture them, whether through paintings or pictures, to the best of her abilities. She wears colorful clothes, decks her life out in colorful decorations, all to match her colorful personality. When Harris grows flowers for her she happily displays them in her room, her jewlrey, and her hair.

( &. ) Heidi recently started to dabble with music. Her and Harris had always loved music, so when they entered high school Heidi thought it was high time to start playing with it. She encouraged her twin to tag along, and though their tastes occasionally clash, the twins picked up their instruments and started practicing together and playing with re-mixing. They inspire each other, and are happy to have found a hobby they can both share. 


Terence Belle: While Heidi has always loved her parents equally, she goes to each one for different things. Terence has always nurtured the compassionate side of Heidi, teaching her kindness and genoristy and encouraging her to make friends. He makes up half of Heidi, and will always have a very special place in her heart.

Tiffani Belle: Tink, on the other hand, nurtured the girl’s creative, fun, and spirited side. She tought her how to fight the world back when it handed her lemons, how to draw, how to live. She makes up the other half of Heidi, and of course, her mother will also always have a very special place in her heart.

Scarlett Belle: When they were younger, Heidi didn’t get along very well with Scarlett. She was the princess in the family, and Heidi was competition. However Heidi always brushed it off, thinking there was plently love to go around, and always did nice things for her oldest sister anyway. As they grew older the sisters got over their pity rivalries, and Scar became a great source of inspiration for her. She encouraged her artworks, teaching her tricks of her own, and encouraged her talents. Heidi was the one who nudged Scarlett and Harris together when he got into trouble, watching happily from the sidelines as they slowly mended their relationship.

Raine Belle: Though over two years apart in age, Heidi always felt very close to Raine. From a toddler she watched her sister dance, loving how she moved, how she was like a butterfly. She inspired her first painting, something Raine still has to this day. She’s her number one cheerleader, aways rooting for her, and even got into yoga because of how hard her sister worked. When she was hospitalizied Heidi’s world came crashing down, feeling like maybe if she hadn’t admired her so much she wouldn’t have felt like she had to work so hard. Now that she’s out, Heidi does all she can to support her while encouraging her to rest, making her her favorite smoothies and juices so she can at least get something on her stomach.

Leia Belle: Heidi has never been entirely sure how to feel about Leia. Like Scarlett, they also had some rivalries as children, but even now there’s a rift between the sisters. Leia can be.. hurtful, and spiteful, and she doesn’t like the way she treats Harris. But what can you do when it’s family? For now she tries to bridge the gap between them, and between her and her brother.

Harrison Belle: Before they were even born, the twins have always been inseparable. While they grew into relatively different people, they compliment each other. They keep each other balanced, look out for each other, and inspire each other. When Harris goes through a tough time, she’s always there to pick up the pieces and nurse his wounds. She doesn’t like who he’s had to become, but it’s more his demons she’s mad at. But no matter what, she always has his back. Always.


Message for plotting!

A Lover’s Dance

Character(s): Jensen x Reader, Jared and Genevieve Padalecki 

Summary: Being a ballet dancer is hard, with hardly anytime to yourself how will you find time for love.

Warnings;None (i think) maybe profanity

Word Count: 2100

A/N : This is the start to my new series. I have so much planned for it, but your just going to have to wait and see. Let me know what you think xoxo

Dance: 1.Move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.  2. A series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music.

Ever since you were able to remember, you loved to dance. Whether it was to the radio, a CD, or the music in your head you danced. You loved dance so much that you took it up as a career.

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Blues For Christine
New York Journey — Bob Berg
Blues For Christine

ボブ・バーグの1988年ワンホーン・カルテット。キーボードにはレア盤で知られるMONCEF GENOUD参加。

Tenor saxophonist Bob Berg channeled the bold dynamics of hard bop to emerge as one of contemporary jazz’s most expressive and resourceful improvisers, honing a richly articulated sound bolstered by flawless technical command. Born in New York City on April 7, 1951, Berg grew up in Brooklyn, initiating piano lessons at age six. At 13, he moved to alto saxophone, first discovering jazz when a high school teacher introduced him to the music of Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver. After dropping out of New York’s High School of Performing Arts, Berg enrolled in a special non-academic curriculum at the Juilliard School of Music. In 1968, he made his professional debut touring behind Brother Jack McDuff, and by the time the 1960s drew to a close, he specialized in tenor saxophone, his subsequent creative path profoundly shaped by John Coltrane. After a brief flirtation with free jazz Berg renounced the avant-garde in favor of postwar bop. On the recommendation of fellow saxophonist Michael Brecker, he joined Silver in 1973, remaining with his boyhood hero for three years, when he replaced George Coleman in Cedar Walton’s Eastern Rebellion. In 1978 Berg stepped out to record his debut LP, New Birth, and after leaving Walton in 1981 he cut his sophomore effort, Steppin’: Live in Europe; he rose to new levels of renown upon joining Miles Davis in 1984, a three-year stint that set the stage for his 1987 breakout session, Short Stories. Berg closed out the decade in the band he led with co-founder/guitarist Mike Stern, cutting a series of LPs including 1988’s Cycles and 1990’s In the Shadows. In 1992, he signed on with Chick Corea’s acoustic quartet, and that same year led his own quartet on a U.S. Department of State-sponsored tour of the Caribbean. Upon releasing the 1997 solo date Another Standard, Berg joined an acoustic reincarnation of the group Steps Ahead, and in 2000 he also joined the cooperative project the Jazz Times Superband, collaborating with Randy Brecker, Joey Defranchesco, and Dennis Chambers. Berg next surfaced alongside vibraphonist Joe Locke in the group 4 Walls of Freedom. Sadly, their eponymous debut set did not appear until after the saxophonist’s death in an auto accident near his home on Long Island on December 5, 2002. ~ Jason Ankeny


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full name: Jonathan Charles Wick
other names: John Wick
title: Baga Yaga, aka the Boogeyman
age: 46
gender: Male
race: Human
sexuality: Bisexual
origin:  America
current location: New York City, New York
nationality: American
spoken languages: English, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, Neapolitan, ASL, various bits of other languages
religion: Roman Catholic
height: 6′1″
body type: Slim but toned
hair: Medium short dark brown, almost black
eyes: Brown
tattoos: Various, mostly religious in nature
piercings: None
educational background: High school drop out, GED through the Marines
social media: None
smoking: Occasional
drinking: Yes
drugs: Not any longer
athletics: Martial arts, running, and general work outs
hobbies: Guns, cars, petting dogs, morning runs
virgin: No
favorite drink: Bourbon, either neat or on the rocks
favorite food: Easy to prepare things. Cereal and sandwiches are versatile.
favorite music: Old school rock with some more modern hard rock
clothing style: Black on black on black. Suits. Sometimes turtlenecks, but add a suit coat over top. Scarves. Dressing like a million dollars.
Tagged by: vaguely tagged by @intothewildsea!

Tagging: Whoever, just tag me in the “tagged by” so I can see your sheet! :D

sarahpotempa In NYC with @leamichele and found this amazing sign. It says ✨ Do something every day to remind this city why the hell you’re here ✨ this is such a strong, simple statement. It eminded me of when I first came to New York in high school for a summer studying art at Pratt in Brooklyn. New York has such incredible people that come from all over the world to pursue their dreams and be part of the city. Last night I got to witness Lea perform her music over the backdrop of the city and when she sang “anything is possible” she was right! She has inspired so many to dream big!! Do something every day and one day you’ll wake up and be exactly where you wanted to be…

Interview: Caroline Polachek with Justin Strauss

New York City

Since last we heard from Chairlift, frontwoman Caroline Polachek has been on a wild creative tear — releasing solo records, scoring ballets, collaborating with Beyoncé… you know, everyday stuff. Polachek’s come home for Chairlift’s latest, Moth, the duo’s long-awaited third LP which dropped just a few days ago. The band’s most cohesive LP to date, Moth’s also their most sonically complex—a percussive pop playground bolstered by Polachek’s dulcet, endlessly elegant vocal melodies.

In preparation for NYFW, Caroline sat down with music producer, remixer and DJ Justin Strauss in Room 1201 at Ace Hotel New York recently to talk about inspirations, fashion and that whole Queen B thing. 

Justin Strauss: I’d like to talk about fashion with you and its relationship with music. Let’s start with two words: David Bowie. Does that do something for you?

Caroline Polachek: I don’t think there’s an artist that’s lived yet that has gone to wilder extremes. David Bowie is particularly inspiring to me because he shows artists that you never have to see yourself in the context of what you’ve done before. You can change so radically — I think a lot of artists have done that, but none so elegantly and with so much sense of play as David Bowie.

JS: Was he an influence for you growing up?

CP: Yeah. I discovered David Bowie shamefully late — I didn’t get into his stuff until college. You hear David Bowie on the radio everywhere, so you can’t grow up in America without hearing his songs, but I’d always thought, “Oh, that’s the guy whose stuff isn’t for me.” I was at a party in college and I heard Low, and I just sat down and listened to the whole record without talking. My mind was blown.

I listened to that record on repeat for about a year following that, and it was hugely influential to the beginning of Chairlift. I was especially inspired by how, even within one album, he would go from these ambient songs to these punk songs, and everything in-between. That sort of format of an album is still my favorite — it plays like a mixtape you make someone, as opposed to a bunch of songs of the same mood. It’s more like a film or something.

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