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Rosalind Oliphant: A Legacy of Literature

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Most of us can’t call Pulitzer Prize-winner Leonard Pitts to ask about his latest work, or  have best-selling author Bernice McFadden recommend our event to Terry McMillan, or convince sister Souljah to add Austin to her book tour, but Rosalind Oliphant can. 

Akaimi Davis: A Raindrop, A Fox, and a Canvas

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Austin recently celebrated the life and legacy of Prince. Some of Austin’s best musical minds performed, including Courtney Santana & Friends. Also on-stage was mixed media artist Akaimi Davis, live painting her tribute to Prince. In the following interview, Akaimi opens up about the event, and more.

Nubian Queen Lola

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In Central East Austin, a beacon of grace and passion for helping the poverty stricken stands tall. She is known as Nubian Queen Lola and recognized as much for her food as she is her desire to serve those in need.

Down at the Roots: BeeSweet Lemonade is growing strong

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A new Whole Foods opened at The Domain Wednesday, and somewhere between samplings of grilled beef and the salad bar was a cold case filled with all-natural drinks, including neat glass bottles of BeeSweet Lemonade, locally produced using a recipe handed down by 9-year-old founder Mikaila Ulmer’s Granny Helen. It’s a flaxseed lemonade recipe that Mikaila tweaked with local honey and mint.

Kim Waters: Sax in the City

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Celebrating 25 years in the smooth jazz industry, the release of his 20th CD and his upcoming show at One World Theatre, jazz master Kim Waters sat down with soulciti to talk about his recent relocation to Round Rock