In our continuing celebration of 10 years of Cup and Top, 3 groups of middle school girls will wow us with their musical abilities. Toddlers when the cafe opened, they are now talented teens. They are: Luna, Ursa Minor, and Felixis Jinx.

Felixis Jinx is madZoey's band 2e up of three middle school girls from the Hilltowns. They formed a band last Summer at the IMA (Rock and Roll Camp for Girls) but have known each other for much longer. They write and perform their own songs as well as perform some covers. Felixis Jinx is inspired from the Latin, “Felix Jinx” meaning lucky jinx. Willa plays piano; Zoe plays guitar, as well as drums; Eva plays bass and they all sing.

Ursa Minor is a duo of teens from the Hilltowns of Western MA, Persephone Sarantidis and Anwyn Dickinson. Performing together as artists (poets & singers) since they were in elementary school, they formed their music duo ursaminorlast year while attending North Star (self-directed learning center for teens) and spent two summer sessions together at the Institute for the Musical Arts. Both young women compose music together and will be performing an original composition along with cover songs. Persephone will be on keyboard and Anywn will be on drums and guitar. Both will be singing. — Ursa Minor is Latin for “Smaller She-Bear,” also known as the Little Bear, and is a constellation in the northern sky.

Luna is a twelve year old sinluna singingger-songwriter from Florence, MA. She placed 3rd in the 2014 Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition and has performed one hour sets at the January Kids’ Arts Night Out show at River Valley Market for the past two years. She has also performed at Sam’s Cafe in Northampton, and can often be seen street performing in and around Northampton and at open mics at her school, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School.