Letter from the Editor
Luis Antonio Thompson (or simply “Antonio”) wears a few different hats, including the one above. As the Venue Manager for Great Performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, he is primarily responsible for successfully managing a multi-million dollar budget as well as directing all operational, HR, event, and marketing activities for a pretty cool venue.
As a photographer and producer, he has created photography slideshows and produced/directed video projects for a variety of media and non-profit organizations, including EBONY, Centric TV, theGrio, City Limits, News One, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The New York Public Library. Originally from Boston, he now resides in Manhattan where, depending on the season, he wanders into sports bars loudly cheering on the Celtics, Patriots and/or Red Sox.
Aside from his super awesome family and friends, he is devoted to and has a great love for politics, socially conscious media/movements, good food & spirits, great music, and inspirational stories about random, everyday people.
Life is short: Be Peaceful. Create. Love. Prosper.