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David Crosby takes the stage on the 50th anniversary of playing at Woodstock

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of his playing at Woodstock, Davis Crosby and the Sky Trails Band put on a memorable performance at the 58th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.

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The crowd at the Philadelphia Folk Festival was eager to see the two time Grammy winner perform. Crosby was engaging and offered up conversation as well as his signature sound for all to enjoy. Crosby and the band mesh well and deliver a sound that to long time listeners and fans is both familiar yet fresh.

Crosby treated everyone to a classic setlist of songs. You can check out the setlist here - https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/david-crosby/2019/old-pool-farm-schwenksville-pa-b9fcd26.html


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No Encore!

No Encore!

Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs

Drew's book features never-before-told stories, No Encore! takes you on tour with over sixty iconic musicians as they relive their weirdest, wildest, most embarrassing gigs.

No Encore! is an unflinchingly honest account of the shows that tested the dedication to a dream—from Alice Cooper’s python having a violent, gastric malfunction on stage to Lou Barlow’s disastrous attempt to sober up at Glastonbury, from Shirley Manson’s desperate search for a bathroom to the extraordinary effort made to awaken Al Jourgenson as Ministry was taking the stage. As Hunter S. Thompson famously wrote, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” 

You can pre-order Drew's book now on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2N3rQNE


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The only official USPA - US Press Association websites are https://uspressassociation.org and https://uspressassociation.com

The US Press Association was started in an effort to leverage rights, privileges and accessibility of freelancers with that of the more well know networks and main stream media outlets.

The concept of having strength in numbers was the underlying theme and vision for the organization. The Freelance Press Association was started that same year, but has since merged with the US Press Association. Some of the earliest members of the US Press Association were able to access and report from venues, events and scenes of breaking news that were once commonly restricted for freelance journalist. 

Recognizing the importance that "NEW MEDIA" was going to have on the world we live in, the US Press Association had and still has the vision that freelance journalists of all types need an outlet for their stories "YOUR STORIES", and an organization that will be there to help and support them every step of the way.

Members are free to submit stories, photos, video and other forms of media for website submission. Having the member ID, 24/7 online and phone confirmation of membership along with having a profile listed in the USPA database help to increase odds of maximizing the impact of the news event members want to cover by being granted certain privileges. 

This ID clearly identifies you as a member of our organization and your profile information is able to be verified in our domestic or international database of members.

Beware of the deception of other sites calling themselves USPA!

We are THE USPA

Don't subject you or your computer to the risk of some of these websites. Many of these illegitimate sites are full or malware, spyware and trojan horses that can severely damage your computer, compromise your online safety and contribute to identity theft. Worst of all they prey on the aspirations of both freelancers and professionals alike with their slickly produced websites and webs of fake agencies and publications. We urge you not to be deceived by some of the offers that are out there. In this day and age it is easy to fall for misinformation and scams that are available on slickly produced websites. Try to contact or call these websites, if you can find a number.

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One way to help distinguish these fake sites is their use of stock photography throughout the site.

One site uses an image of a so called "reporter" standing just steps away from Air Force One to give the impression that one of their so called "reporters" was able to obtain this level of access.

The use of stock photos on these sites is plentiful and examples of where the images come from can be found at websites like: SHUTTERSTOCK - 123RF - iStockPhoto & Getty Images just to name a few.

Do your research! Track where YOUR MONEY is going!

You may be surprised to find where your money will be headed, and maybe more surprised to discover it's not even in the United States. If you choose to obtain one of the many so called "Press Passes" that are being sold simply to attempt gaining backstage access to a concert, or attempt to interview a celebrity let us offer you a better solution, "Join the US Press Association".

Unlike fake websites and bogus agencies, we WILL make every effort to help you in a genuine pursuit to cover a great story or event. We offer the support you need, and answer any questions you may have.

Become part of a legitimate movement, a legitimate organization.

We are a member and volunteer based organization and we are passionate about news and media, and we want to help YOU in any way we can. 

IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER OR SEEKING INFORMATION, FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER OR USE OUR LIVE ONLINE CHAT SUPPORT.


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Hot New Fashion on Georgia's Mach & Mach Show - MBFW Tbilisi 18-19 May 3

"Without question - sexiest yet most stylish fashion show I've seen - Mach & Mach - if I hire a designer in the future or suggest to a girl I'm dating, a designer - this one is my first and top pick." - Michael R. Vanderpool US Press Association. Comments on Mach & Mach - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TBILISI F/W 18-19
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Since our inception there have been websites popping up attempting to pass themselves off as us. 

Since our inception there have been websites popping up attempting to pass themselves off as us. 

We would say "we are flattered" if it wasn't so damaging!

The facade that is put up by some of these websites is very elaborate. There are interconnected webs of "press agencies" offering to sell you a fake card they call a "press pass". They list their "publications" in an effort to give the site legitimacy. The fact is, these "publications" are just a lure to get people to think they could actually be part of a "pseudo media conglomerate". All this type of site wants to do is attract enough people to use their work to make it look like they are actually doing something. That is never the issue with the US Press Association, THE USPA. We focus on driving visitors, viewers and listeners to your site or social media profile, because joining our organization is about bringing out the best in you not us.

Fact is, these people have no idea what they are doing. Sure, they have convinced enough people to buy their bogus product and if you go to their site you'll see some members. These numbers pale in comparison to the vast member base that has chosen to trust us, the original, the authentic, The US Press Association. These bogus sites and their operators desperately want to know he we operate.

Why do they want to know? Well the answer is simple, we have been dedicated to serving and assisting freelance and professional journalists and others involved in media for close to two decades now. These pop-up websites have been around for weeks, some have managed to deceive their way into a few years of operation. 

This surge in fake "press agencies" is creating a lasting mark on the integrity of freelance and even professional media organizations.

So many of these websites are really just one big web owned and controlled by a few people.

They create a business structure and set up a registered agent office in a state like Nevada, meanwhile they are nowhere to be found within the United States, instead they reside elsewhere in countries like Germany, Russia and several others. Of course, being a resident of these other countries is not an issue, the issue lies within the deceptive web in which they cast to catch unsuspecting individuals.

These fake sites tend to lure people with tempting phrases like "get your backstage pass". Any practicing journalist, photographer, videographer can tell you that simply having writing, video, photo access does NOT give you backstage access. We believe in being honest with our members and try to educate those that may just be starting out in the field about what is expected of them when we help them secure press passes for specific places or events.

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"We need to take a stance against this type of deceptive practice"

We won't lure, lie or cheat to obtain members. Our members are here because they made a solid and informed decision about the organization they wished to become part of. Please stand with us and you can rest assured that we will always have the best interest of our members in mind. 

Stand with us. Become a member today.



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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.21.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.21.18
Editorz, 20 Jan 11:02 PM

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The streets across the US were again flooded with angry, determined women yesterday. Nothing we can say here will do justice to the enormity of the crowds protesting in 250 cities on the first anniversary of the inauguration, nor the range of political and social fronts that are being contested. Clearly the world stage has […]

Pop Up “Trump Cemetery” Marks Death of Ideas on 1st Anniversary of Inauguration by INDECLINE Artist Collective
Editorz, 20 Jan 11:00 AM

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The death of ideas, not people. “Here Lies The American Dream”, reads the freshly planted headstone. ”Give us your tired, out of shape, white, upper-class, entitles few…and build a wall around their daddy’s fortunes,” reads the inscription. “Grave New World” installation by INDECLINE artist collective (image © INDECLINE) The solemn scene of six new fake […]

BSA Film Friday: 01.19.18
Editorz, 19 Jan 05:00 AM

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1. "While They Seek Solutions" by Vegan Flava
2. The Brooklyn Burrow: Episode 1. Iena Cruz
3. MOMO: A (brief) tour of the nomadic artist's New Orleans Studio
4. 167 Art Project - Lecce, Italy.

Artists Continue to Fight for Affordable Housing in NYC
Editorz, 18 Jan 09:00 AM

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They’re not coming here for the Olive Garden, George. They’re not here for a tour of Target, Trixie. They’re here for “Hello Dolly”, “Hamilton”, and “Cats”. They’re here for Billie Joel at the Garden, “Springstein on Broadway” and the “David Bowie” opening at the Brooklyn Museum. They’re here for the virtual reality exhibition “Celestial Bodies” […]

Zurik is “DIVIDED” at Contorno Urbano 12 1
Editorz, 17 Jan 05:00 AM

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Graffiti writer/mural painter/graphic designer ZURIK is divided not just by her artist description but by her nationalities. Leaving Bogotá and moving to Barcelona is a big split as well and she’s still adjusting to the cultural differences between Spain and Colombia. No wonder her new portrait is sliced in two! She calls it “Divided”. Zurik. […]

Magda Danysz Brings “Art From The Streets” to Singapore Art Science Museum
Editorz, 16 Jan 05:00 AM

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“Art From the Streets”, an exhibition at the Art Science Museum in Singapore opened this weekend to coordinate with Singapore Art Week that runs from tomorrow until the end of the month with fairs, festivals and art exhibitions. Commercial art dealer and writer Magda Danysz curated the show with names she represents and whom you […]

3 Quotes from MLK Jr. on His Birthday
Editorz, 15 Jan 11:35 AM

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The US is honoring Dr. Martin Lunther King Jr. today with a national holiday in his name. We mark this special day by selecting three quotes from him that are timeless and timely, as applicable to today as the day he said them. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be […]...Read More

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.14.18
Editorz, 13 Jan 11:02 PM

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A celebrated American, the New York poet Langston Hughes, leads off this edition of BSA Images of the Week, with a firebox posting of a portion of his work “Oh Let America Be America Again.” A part of the Harlem Jazz Age that gave birth to a freedom of expression and heralded fame for many […]

Trump “In the Hole” on the Cover of “The New Yorker”
Editorz, 13 Jan 05:00 AM

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As New Yorkers and art lovers we really appreciate the cover of the new issue of The New Yorker magazine. It is an image of a side-show, now center-stage, New Yorker sinking into a hole. Nearing one year since his inauguration, he obviously wanted to appear presidential in the Oval Office this week when referring […]

BSA Film Friday: 01.12.18
Editorz, 11 Jan 11:02 PM

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. “Aesthetic of Eas” A film by Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk / MZM Projects 2. 1UP CREW (ONE UNITED POWER) HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 3. Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark’s Exclusive Debut of “Layer Cake” BSA […]

“Desordes Creativas” and Creative Desserts in the North of Spain
Editorz, 11 Jan 05:00 AM

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What’s for dessert? You may think of public mural festivals as the final dish that is pleasing to the eye and sweet beyond belief. DESORDES CREATIVAS (Creative Desserts) is a festival of urban art in a city called Ordenes, about 40 kilometers north of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain’s Galicia region, and it has […]

The 2018 Roster for Contorno Urbano 12 1 at L’ Hospitalet De Llobregat
Editorz, 10 Jan 05:00 AM

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The tenacious and hard working Esteban Marin and the whole team at Contorno Urbano in Barcelona have announced their line up for the third edition of their project 12 1. With artists drawn from a variety of public practices like graffiti (Zurik), abstract (Joan Cabrer), design (Etnik), realism (Lily Brik), and representative (Sepe), the […]

A Street View From Inside the Doors of Mexico City ; Galleries, Studios, Museums, and the Metro
Editorz, 09 Jan 05:00 AM

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Street Art and graffiti and their relatives often go inside these days, including in Mexico City, where we recently found some interesting new intersections between urban art and contemporary art when we wandered off the streets into studio, gallery, and even museum spaces. Here we’ll show you images from a few of these places, including; […]

INTI Commands First Monograph : Color, Carnaval y Resistencia
Editorz, 08 Jan 09:00 AM

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“Certainties, simple explanations, last hopes, magic thoughts and fears. All of them confronted by what is evident.” Thus describes the figure slung with bullets, holding a necklace with a cross and delicately balancing a small green apple on his index finger on a larger than life mural in Santiago, Chili. The visual language of this graffiti/Street […]


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BSA announces a huge success for the international open call for the mural and residency in Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain).

BSA announces a huge success for the international open call for the mural and residency in Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain).

BSA is partnering with Contorno Urbano Foundation on this massive and sweet 400 square meter wall - and 284 artists from 42 countries have applied to win the competition to paint it!

BSA has been helping hundreds of artists to connect with opportunities for a decade, and we like this people-powered non-commercial organization that actively sponsors Street Artists, graffiti artists, conceptual artists, mural artists to paint walls in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, an industrial city and municipality in Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Barcelona.

Next Step: Pre-Selection

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Elevationa and photos of the wall.

Next step is the pre-selection of the 12 finalists by a committee made by members of the City Council, 2 curators and a street art specialist.

In October the names of the 12 finalists will be revealed and they will create a sketch for the ultimate selection in November.

Members of the jury: 
Jaime Rojo (co-founder Brooklyn Street Art, curator), 
Fernando Figueroa (PHD in History of Art, Independent researcher specialized in graffiti and urban art), 
Veronica Werckmeister (painter and muralist, curator) 
Yasha Young (Director of Urban Nation, curator).

Creation of the mural: The artist chosen will win a 7000€ prize and all the fees will be covered. The wall will be paint in Spring 2018 after an artistic residency in order the artist knows the historic context and the city.

The mural will represent the neighbors’ fight 30 years ago to have this public square created instead of a gas station.

In Spring 2018 the selected winning artist will have a residency in Barcelona so you can get to know the city, the people and the context for creating the mural.

This is a WIN-WIN opportunity for the winning artist to create something meaningful and lasting for a community and to meet some really amazing people here and in Barcelona, the vibrant Spanish city that has played an important role in the rise of the global Street Art scene.

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Learn more about Contorno Urbano HERE.

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With opioid addiction at an all time high, Massachusetts community & Music Legends banned together Wednesday night to raise awareness & funds for Cape Cod.

With Opioid addiction at an all time high, the Massachusetts community and over 20 Music Legends banned together Wednesday night to raise awareness of and funds for opioid addiction, treatment and recovery programs in the heavily impacted town of Cape Cod

Substance abuse and death by overdose is at epidemic proportions throughout the United States. The most impacted states are in New England, the Midwest and Appalachia. According to The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Barnstable County, which overlaps with Cape Cod, experienced a 340 percent increase in the annual opioid overdose death rate between 2000 and 2015.

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802084704 1503953473 0 Music The Hope Music Festival brought 20 Rock'n Roll Legends together to perform under the famed Cape Cod Melody Tent -- all to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare and address the opioid addiction and overdose issue head on.

Legendary artists lending their support included Grammy Award-winners Rick Derringer (Hang on Sloopy fame), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Barry Goudreau (former Boston guitarist) and The Uptown Horns (The Rolling Stones); Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter), drummer Marty Richards (J. Geils) Jeff Howell (Foghat), bluesman James Montgomery, Charlie Torres, Charlie Farren, Sandy McDonald, Grace Kelly (saxophonist, Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and more.

The brainchild of Brian Serpone, Brian Serpone Productions and his partners John Ippolito and Linda Apsey, who set out to use music and the arts to revitalize Cape Cod and combat drug abuse.

“The vision of the Hope Music Festival as a single event is to raise money and awareness to fight a national epidemic in one region — Cape Cod and the surrounding area — as a starting point.” -- Brian Serpone

The benefit concert continued to entertain and raise funds with the Red White and Blues After Party across the street at the Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center. An artist meet & greet, cocktails, food and more rock & roll music featuring the NY-based Red, White and Blues Band -- who rocked the late night with many of the artists from the Hope lineup.

A special bonus was a memorial to those members of the community who had lost a loved one to addiction. They were asked to submit photographs of their loved ones in advance of the show so that their memories could be honored at the festival’s after-party.

EPIC CONCERT FUNDRAISER RAISES OVER $250,000.00

In its inaugural year, The Festival raised $250,000 dollars for the new Hope Foundation to combat the opioid abuse epidemic in the area. The concert fundraiser benefits Cape Cod Healthcare, which operates two hospitals in Cape Cod and runs programs to help combat addiction under its Substance Use Disorders Initiative.

The Hope Music Festival initiative is Community Activism at its best. While just a starting point addressing one small region of the country, wouldn't it be great to see them take this show on the road to address the national epidemic in all regions? -- Abbe is SOCIALLY SPARKED™!  


[Submitted by Abbe Sparks]


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  • Is journalism or media your profession or part-time occupation?
  • Are you looking for: Press Pass for Bloggers

One of the most important tools a journalist or others in media can possess is their press ID/press credentials which can be used to help them acquire media passes for venues and events. It is your press credentials that constitute proof of your journalistic occupation. Even simple accreditation processes often require credentials. There are websites that blur the lines and claim to offer something that would be issued by an (event organizer, venue, producer) etc, an organization can not issue a card that will allow someone, even a journalist to simply have access to a site or venue. Beware of sites making this type of claim. Credentials or some other type of verification are typically required for someone to issue an individual a press/media pass.

Press Credentials for Bloggers - US Press Association THE USPA

The US Press Association THE USPA  is the organization that pioneered the concept of bloggers, photographers, videographers as the emerging presence in new media. The organization has the largest and most diverse member base of journalists, press photographers, photojournalists, videographers, bloggers, podcasters, radio personalities, audio engineers, reporters and many others worldwide. 
If you have questions about getting a press pass as a blogger, editor, writer, photographer or other facet of media, please feel free to contact us and we can help explain how the USPA member ID and credentials along with our assistance can help you.

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