PDVNCH - An African-American, “who’s been Black all of his life”, a native Indian, born as a Bloomingtonian, raised as an Ellettsvillian. A product of the ‘80s, and shaped by the ‘90s. He’s listened to all genres of music! A certified Cinephile. He loves domestic touring and international travel, and breakfast is his favorite mealtime. Some of his influences include; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Cornell West, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, and Sinbad. A spiritual individual, with an optimistic Intro-extrovert personality, who is serious about being hilarious, and, thus, loves to laugh hysterically.
On staff at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, a humble member of the Writers Guild At Bloomimgton, and the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomimgton, a supporter of the arts, and advocate in the local artists community. He recited his first freestyle rap at age 5. Then later would be inspired by the works of Shakespeare.
Now, Director of Creative-Arts Production at GHETT-HEALTHY productions, a nonprofit Creative-Arts organization, founded in 2001, writing the soundtrack to his life. As an author, his body of work contains, 1,000+ songs, poems, comedy sketches, and fictional/non-fictional writings. As a visual storyteller, verbal illustrator, and conceptualists; he believes there is no metaphorical box that fits him. One of his school-mates observed and commented, “You don’t fit in, yet you mix in”. As an inventor/originator, most known, globally, for his original iconic hair designs ‘Beads by DVNCH’, fabulous frames and his phenomenal passion for fashion. His desire, is to Inspire inspiration, his proclivity for creativity, is infused in his illusive exclusivity. He is an enthusiasm enthusiast, who refuses to complain, and maintains that, excuses are useless, so he chooses to lose excuses, and find solutions.
BARBARA LANTZ - has had a balanced career in both business and the arts. A singer/songwriter, she has performed at numerous venues including the Little Nashville Opry and the Bluebird during her three-decade long career. She has recorded several albums, including Power of Spirit with the Spudpuppies, which was created as for a benefit to raise money to save Native American Chief Joseph's gravesite. She has also written a book called The Return of Chief Joseph and a second book, Soul on Fire. Barbara has also run her own insurance business for more than 20 years and sold numerous lines of coverage to clients. Now retired, she does occasional consulting work through her company Financial Insurance Solutions.