Pressure – Episode 4 – Jazzy’s Jacked Up Peppers

ThaAntidote.com is proud to present a new cooking series called “Pressure” hosted by Louisiana native Alicia “Jazzy Sweetz-N -Treatz” Hawkins. Jazzy is a cultured cook in multiple fascists including classic southern soul fool, exotic cuisines, delicious deserts and much more. On Pressure Jazzy will be featuring all her favorite recipes & more on Pressure. On This episode of “Pressure” Jazzy shows you how to make her famous & very delicious “Jazzy’s Jacked Up Peppers”.

I Am Drea: Live Concert at The Heritage

Feb. 6, singer Drea will be headlining a concert for the first time after opening for several southern acts over the year, which has helped with establishing her own fanbase. This concert featuring music by DJ Cook Em Up will be at The Heritage in Hammond, La. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tables are available for guests to relax and enjoy with social distancing in place, and masks are required. Also, if you forget your mask, don’t sweat because they will be available at the event’s entry table. Coming along for this vibe will be music artists Denisia and Papa Will and host Young Carter.

Don’t think this diverse lineup is by accident because Drea was intentional as a result of her goal of wanting to give the audience that rawest version of herself while providing their ears with a variety of sounds for the stories told through music tomorrow night.

Singer Denisia may be one of the most well-known artists in the lineup due to her popular hit “Hello” covering the classic Adele song, along with several other hits released over the past few years. When asked of her selection, Drea revealed that, “She doesn’t know this, but having her on the show is something I’m very grateful for because I’m one of her biggest fans; I love her music!”

Singer, poet, and guitarist Papa Will has been someone connected to Drea since high school and has been respected as a creative artist for quite some time. He will perform an array of songs during the concert, possibly including “Tell Ya Mama I Said Hey”.

Young Carter, the host of this event, has known all artists involved for years; so, each introduction will be laced with a personal touch and appreciation for the consequent performances.

If interested in attending this event, tickets are $15 for presales or $20 at the door. All presales are hand-delivered and can be purchased by calling 985-634-5307 or 985-320-6645. However, you can also contact Drea directly on Instagram @mhm.drea for presales or to keep up with new music releases and future events.

Connecting with the Creator: Ty Jack

Ty Jack is a Special FX Artist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Social Media Influencer, and CEO/Head Stylist of Haus Salon and Spa. She has been a featured artist for New Orleans’s edition of RAW: Natural Born Artists as well as the Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo. Meeting Ty Jack once will ensure that her impression stays on you for a lifetime. With her bubbly smile, unicorn aesthetic, and message of self-acceptance and love for all things macabre, how can you not be impressed and want to tune in for the greatness that lies ahead?

Q: What a journey you have been on thus far! Let’s reflect back for a second though. When did your love for art start?

A: My love for art started when I was about 12yrs old. I would always sit and redraw my favorite cartoons.

Q: Growing up as an alternative unicorn was most likely not the easiest thing, although it sounds awesome nonetheless. What advice would you give to youth that may be at a crossroads of being themselves?

A: Be you authentically and unapologetically. People will laugh and talk regardless. Do what makes you happy now so you won’t miss out on happiness later.

Q: You’ve dabbled in many art forms; so, your arsenal of art media has got to be vast! What has been your favorite art medium to work with?

A: My favorite medium to is liquid latex. You can mold it and create whatever you need with it. Also, with liquid latex, applying prosthetics are so simple.

Q: Now, I know before branching out, you had years of experience creating spine-chilling monsters for the well-known RISE Haunted House. How long were you a special fx artist for RISE?

A: I worked for RISE for 4yrs before I started my own business.

Q: Do you still take special effects appts.? If so, how often and where can people book?

A: Due to Covid, I haven’t been taking FX or regular makeup appointments. Hopefully, the pandemic eases up soon though because I really miss working my magic on other canvases besides my own.

Q: Yes, being an artist during a global pandemic has been quite the journey! How do you keep going?

A:  Honestly, it’s super hard to find motivation, but my social media platform and supporters keep me going. They hype me like no other and I look forward to sharing new projects with them.

Q: You’re amazing at channeling your artistic abilities into your other businesses, especially the ever-growing Haus Salon & Spa. Since you’ve been featured at showcases like RAW, do you see yourself participating in hair shows for your work with Haus as well?

A: I would love to do a hair show one day! I’d love to showcase fun styles on models while they’re also wearing a makeup look as well! That would be iconic!

Q: Let’s discuss another budding part of your artistry and connection to the beautiful humans of this world: becoming a social media influencer. How has it helped grow your art forms?

A: Becoming an influencer has helped grow my art by helping me get discovered so I can share more in the first place! Tagging brands and posting merchandise, along with a beautiful look, has caught the attention of come amazing companies, including Voogueme in China and Makeup A Murder!

 Q: What moments have been your favorite in your art career thus far?

A:  My favorite moments have actually come from being an influencer! I’ve gotten so many opportunities and met so many people worldwide that I don’t think I would have had the confidence to talk to in person. My platform allows me to speak volumes without me having to verbally speak, and I love it!

Q: What should those interested in following your journey and art look forward to?

A: Well, YouTube may be soon, which will include vlogging as well. A huge collaboration with a big social media personality is in the works too.

Q: Sounds good! Where should people keep up with all things Ty Jack?

A: People can follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/_tyjack and www.TyJack.com.

Pressure – Episode 3 – Air Fried Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast – Special Guest Fool Simon

ThaAntidote.com is proud to present a new cooking series called “Pressure” hosted by Louisiana native Alicia “Jazzy Sweetz-N -Treatz” Hawkins. Jazzy is a cultured cook in multiple fascists including classic southern soul fool, exotic cuisines, delicious deserts and much more. On Pressure Jazzy will be featuring all her favorite recipes & more on Pressure. On This episode of “Pressure” Jazzy has own guest Jano “Fool” Simon, owner of Champion Auto, Simon & Son Lawn Care, and IT Specialist.

Br.adio Hosts Its 2nd Annual Br.unch Giving a Moment to Reset and Relax for Local Creatives

Br.adio Hosts Its 2nd Annual Br.unch Giving a Moment to Reset and Relax for Local Creatives By: Christie “Caleico” Patrick 

Baton Rouge’s creatives got a much-needed reset before 2021 at BR.adio’s BR.unch 2.0 located  at The Parlor yesterday, Sun., Dec. 27. Music mixed by Bandeaux Pat and a welcoming  ambience created by Vic set the scene. A Jenga table and video game area complete with Mortal  Kombat also entertained guests while Chef Genesis Bobo served traditional southern brunch  dishes, encouraging an atmosphere much like a family gathering, which was the goal of BR.adio  creator Jireh. Jireh started this annual tradition last year as a safe space for artists to gather with likeminded, but diverse, individuals without pressure, although the opportunity to do business is always there. The spirit of growth was ever present, not just within those that attended, but the organization as well, which started on Instagram live but officially blossomed into an incorporated nonprofit this year.  

Vic, the kind host with a radiant smile and self-proclaimed “girl with the gifts”, fit the vibe of the  event as this was her first time bringing her gift of hosting to the forefront after years as an artist focused on poetry, sewing, and acting. Local businesses Zi’Guay, Red House of Socks, and Sunny Side Clothing made their mark, and some sales, by attending as vendors. Some of Baton Rouge’s best musical talent were also in attendance, including local group Freethinkerz,  specifically creator Jay Ones, labelmates Si. and MyNameDwayne, and newest member Robert Grant Jr. When reflecting on the significance of having safe spaces like the BR.unch, Jay Ones sited the camaraderie and networking aspects as key when saying, “It’s cool. I like it, having a space to come kick it with fellow creatives from the Baton Rouge area and others.” 

Thinking of attending the next Br.unch? Then, mark the last Sunday of next year as taken because that’s the date of this event’s next installment. However, you can keep up with this organizations’ growth and other events on Instagram @br.adio. You can also keep up with host Vic (@__thatgirlwiththehair) to see what events she will be hosting next and Bandeaux Pat  (@bandeauxpat) to see what events he will be spinning at or putting on as well. The vendors are  located at @everythingziguay, @redhouseofsocks, and @sunnyside225. Jay Ones (@jayones)  will be dropping the Red Wine EP soon; so, keep an eye out for that. However, you can stay tuned for all projects of the Freethinkerz including Si. (@iseeyousi), MyNameDwayne  (@mynamedwayne), and Robert Grant Jr (@mrgrantjr) at @freethinkerzinc.