Through Art Fuzz, Collective America Exposes South Florida to Bands, Art, and Museums

Musicians Pino and Taylor M. Cohen are a legitimately cool pair. Though each is separately involved in different sorts of musical endeavors, the two young women come together with other exciting musical acts to raise arts awareness in Fort Lauderdale. They're doing these good deeds through different projects that unite music, video, alternative art spaces, museums, local stores, and the visual arts.

The two "lady friends" met at drag rendition of the '80s sitcom about boarding school teens, The Facts of Life. The show took place in Fort Lauderdale at Empire Stage, a small place run by a few guys who play all the roles. Pino and Cohen joked that they also caught a version of Silence of the Clams there.

Pino plays bass for Fort Lauderdale-based band Milk Spot, but she's also attending FAU with plans of becoming a teacher. Cohen, originally from Colorado, is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. Though she went to hairstylist school, she's currently the lone female in African hip-hop coalition Space Boy. Her main focus right now, though, is her project with Pino: Collective America.

See also: Milk Spot's Rob Kingsley: "A Fun Band Made Up of Whimsical People"

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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