New Documentary “Art Saved My Life” Picking up Steam!!

Kansas City, MO – Up and coming Director Damon Lee Patterson will be releasing “Art Saved My Life, a documentary that depicts the lives of a dozen artists, and the ways bthat their art has saved them through adversity. It “aims to show the world the true power of art and liberate the creative forces of its viewers. Art can heal, transform, empower, awaken, and inspire us to be greater. Art Saved My Life attempts to show creativity as a willing catalyst and the perfect tool for creating social change”. The documentary is scheduled to be released this August 2012.

“This isn’t just a documentary about art. It’s a movement and gesture that aims to liberate the power of creating . I believe the greatest thing the human race can do is nurture our creative abilities. This is especially true of children. They are the architects of tomorrows world.” said Patterson

“Art is a road map that the driver can continuously expand on and draw new roads to travel and in doing so we expand ourselves and where we may travel.” In simplicity, I appreciate, engage in, and promote the arts because it gives us a means to channel our energy. Through it we are able to see life as it was, is, and CAN BE. This project is my tribute to the power of art and its great impact it can and does have on peoples lives…So, in that regards WE ARE ALL ARTISTS creating something everyday of our lives.

To learn more about this outstanding project go to http://www.artsavedmylife.com and Add Damon Patterson on Facebook. Like The “Art Saved My Life” Facebook Group for screening dates and more information.

Sanctum Movie Review


Check out the new underwater odyssey from the creators of Avatar and Titanic. Sanctum is a thrilling 3-D action-adventure film directed by Alister Grierson and starring Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge and Mission Impossible 2)
Rhys Wakefield (The Black Balloon), and Christopher Baker (Nim’s Island). The film follows a team of underwater cave divers on expedition in the South Pacific to a never-before-seen underwater cave. When a tropical storm wreaks havoc on
the small island leaving them blocked they must find another way out. Master diver Frank McGuire (Roxburgh) and his team which includes his 17-year-old son (Wakefield) will have to use all their expertise and resources to make it out of the cave alive.  The explorers are in a race against time as the cave begins to fill with water and their resources dwindle. The 3D effects make it feel like you are right in the water with the divers, and the movie is very well written. The action in this movie was great, although I wouldn’t recommend it for children because of the gore. This movie will leave you on the edge of your seat until the last scene. A real treat!

"Backstage"

Marsha Ambrosius Concert Review

Marsha Ambrosius Hits All The Right Notes

Review

On Sat. 12 The Legacy Foundation held a benefit concert at The Beaumont Club. As many as 500 were in attendance, easily filling the club. Marsha Ambrosius headlined and rocked the house with singles from her new Album, “Late Night and Early Mornings,” which was released march 4 and is now number two on the Top 40 billboards

Me and Marsha Ambrosius

."Backstage"

Local R&B Singer Langston performed beautifully and delivered a great cover of R&B singer Tank’s new single ,“Emergency,” amongother R&B favorites.  Spoken word artists Simeon Taylor and Natasha Ria El-Scari gave a taste of real poetry as the topics jumped from love to lust and back again.

Ambrosius performed a few old school classics, old singles and originals from her new album. My favorite was her teary-eyed rendition her first single “Far Away.”

“I wrote that song about a friend that had committed suicide,” said Ambrosius

“The producer I worked with had the same experience, so it was meant to be.

The song means a lot to me.”

The VIP section was nice with an incredible view and a catered buffet, which

meant that if you payed enough you could eat and enjoy a great show.

The crowd pleaser was definitely Ambrosius’ rendition of “Say Yes,” a single from

her now-disbanded group Floetry.

“Kansas City has been great, and I love the barbecue,” she said.

The crowd was completely captivated when she began to play a few songs on piano.

After the show Rapper Tech Nine stopped by and posed for pictures with fans.

The highlight was Ambrosius being presented with an award of appreciation

from LEGACY foundation’s founder Jonathan Smith.

The Beaummont Club

The concert was amazing and the experience was wonderful.