David Bowie Gives Important Advice On How To Be Authentic As An Artist [Video]

first_imgThere’s no denying that David Bowie was a true artist. Through his music, fashion and more, Bowie conveyed a sense of uninhibited expression unlike his contemporaries. It’s that quality that typifies his legacy, backed by countless hits and intriguing designs.In a brief clip shared via artist Erwin Tschofen, Bowie talks about what being an artist is all about. He explains that authenticity comes from following one’s own personal vision and inspiration, while also pushing the boundaries of comfort and normality. By not conforming to anyone’s expectations of art, the artist is truly able to shine. Even in daily life, it’s an important message that Bowie expresses so eloquently.Watch Bowie talk on the subject below:RIP. We still miss you, Star Man.last_img

Okeechobee Music Festival Releases 2018 Lineup

first_img[cover photo by ATS Photography] The third annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival returns to it’s original grounds in Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove this year with an excitingly diverse spread of talent. The multi-genre event will celebrate the start of spring from Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 4th across over 600 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. An immersive festival experience filled with over 100 Bands, DJs + Unique Musical Collaborations, Wild Art, Swimming, Yoga, Meditation, Earth-Arts Workshops and an unforgettable experience, Okeechobee Music Festival will open the portal for the third year in a row in some serious style.This spring’s Okeechobee Music Festival will see performances from Arcade Fire, two sets by Bassnectar, Halsey, and Travis Scott as headliners. The festival will also see sets by Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Tipper, Big Gigantic, STS9, Gramatik, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, Lettuce, Twiddle, Turkuaz, and many many more. This initial lineup will grow in the coming weeks, especially with the return of the high-profile POWOW! mashup collaboration with special guests yet TBA. Festival officials assure that the unique collaborations will return in full effect for 2018.Ticketing options and more info can be found here. Check out the full lineup below.last_img read more

Tony Award winner visits Saint Mary’s

first_imgIn recent years, Saint Mary’s students have welcomed various theater professionals to the college, including actor Glenn Close and comedian Lily Tomlin. Tony Award-winner and Broadway actress Donna McKechnie joined that list when she hosted a master class for students Monday. “How fortunate we are that our students are able to learn from the masters like Donna McKechnie and Lily Tomlin, both Tony Award winning-actresses,” Mark Abram-Copenhaver, a theatre professor at the College, said in a press release. “Ms. McKechnie is a master of not only the theater, but of what makes theatre sing — music and dance.” McKechnie, who teaches an acting class in New York, told the students in Monday’s class why teaching others to act is important to her. “My job in a class with students I teach in New York is to ask them, ‘How do we make this more real for you?’” McKechnie said. She said it is important to personalize a role and not to let fear cause hesitation. “We have to stay out of our own way,” she said. McKenchie won a Tony Award for best actress for her role as Cassie in “Chorus Line,” according to the press release. Other credits include “On the Town,” “Promises, Promises” and “State Fair.” “My soapbox in life is American musical theater,” McKechnie said. “I learned with people who are incredible. I am a professional student and I have studied and I will continue to study.” During master class, held in the studio in Regina Hall’s basement, four Saint Mary’s theater students came before McKechnie and performed a musical number each had been working on, and she supplied them feedback. After each performance, McKechnie gave the student direction and they worked through the song with her. Throughout the musical numbers, McKechnie said students need to put their fear aside. “We try to show because we aren’t in complete relaxation with ourselves,” she said. “Really feel it before you say it. It’s not about pain, it’s about freeing ourselves.” McKechnie said the difficulty in acting is bringing all the elements together. “We’re integrating the words and the feeling and all of this,” she said. “That’s why it’s so complicated.”last_img read more

Annaleigh Ashford Is Taking Dog Obedience Classes For Sylvia

first_imgTony nominee Annaleigh Ashford will be barking on Broadway this fall—yes, you heard us, barking—in the new revival of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia. But before she will sit, fetch and shake paws as the title pup, she’s taking her canine commitment very seriously. “I have a mini Australian Shepherd named Gracie, and she’s going to be a great inspiration,” she told Broadway.com exclusively. “This summer we have some obedience classes planned, as well as speed and agility courses, and we’re going to be doing some dog training together.” Wow, this takes method acting to a whole new level!While this is Ashford’s first time playing a pup, the Broadway favorite does have prior experience working with dogs on the Great White Way. “I was the scene partner for Chico, who played Bruiser in Legally Blonde,” she explained. “So I spent a lot of time with [Broadway animal trainer] Bill Berloni learning about the psychology of dogs, and that was a great precursor for Sylvia.”Believe it or not, playing a pooch has always been a goal for the Masters of Sex star, who will appear alongside humans Julie White and Robert Sella in the first Broadway production of the 1995 comedy. “I’ve always loved playing creatures who are not human, so the opportunity to play a dog—and not just any dog, but a loving, dedicated, interesting, funny and independent dog—is a dream come true,” she said. Break a paw, Annaleigh! Related Shows Sylvia Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Salvadoran Army Trains Rescue Teams on Computer Simulators

first_imgIn that simulation, the flooding was caused by a storm, and the situation was elevated to red alert to provide FAES service members the opportunity to practice efficient and effective decision-making. The exercise allowed the participants to exercise judgment and evaluate a variety of pertinent elements to apply solutions. “From May 11-14, our officers participated in a simulation of a flood at the lower end of the Lempa River, covering the Departments of San Vicente and Usulután, where there are several communities that required assistance from our units and rescue teams,” said Colonel Mario Córdova Arriola, Coordinator of the FAES Logistics Sector Technical Committee. “In this training, we were able to plan responses and that lets us practice before a real emergency happens,” said Second Lieutenant Katerine Rodríguez, one of the participants in the exercise. “This way, we can react better and identify all the resources from FAES and other institutions to assist the population.” “The civilian population expects results from us … to take immediate action in this sort of situation, which can happen at any moment, especially now, when we are in the rainy season. The exercises complement the experiences we have had on the ground.” El Salvador Armed Forces (FAES) service members are using new technology to train for natural disasters and other emergencies when civilians rely on them for help: the Computerized Tactical Training Center (CETAC), which recreates realistic scenarios through precise mathematical models and complex calculations based on Salvadoran cartography. The FAES acquired its technological tools in 1995 from the Chilean Army’s Manufacturers and Armory (FAMAE); however, it had to develop modifications to the system to adjust it to local needs after the 2001 earthquakes changed the country’s geography and damaged its highway system. Such simulations — where factors such as environment, time, threats, Troop deployment, resources and terrain can be controlled – reduce FAES operating costs compared to doing the simulation with real resources. CETAC, which is is located in a modern building at the Doctrine and Military Education Command (CODEM), has the capacity to simultaneously train two teams of 36 service members each. By Dialogo June 19, 2015center_img “The simulators can be programmed for a variety of purposes, such as installation of bridges or repairs to obstructed roadways, as well as tracking statistical controls of available human resources and the materials used during the exercise,” Colonel Córdova Arriola said. A regional vision Flood simulation Lieutenant Commander Humberto Samayoa, another Officer participating in the training, noted the operational readiness and professionalism of the Military Rescue Brigades, who are committed to serving civilians. The new CETAC director, Colonel Jaime Ruiz Chávez, hopes to conduct the exercises with teams of Officers from the region through the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC). In particular, the country’s rainy winters bring with them the frequent threat of flooding, creating dangerous, chaotic situations that the FAES needs to prepare for beforehand. That’s where the simulations created by CETAC, like one that took place in mid-May, prove their value. “This unit enjoys international prestige and we want to place it at the service of the region,” he said. “Therefore, we are going to work on improving the simulator, including maps of Central America, so that we can conduct these exercises with Military units from allied nations.”last_img read more

PREMIUMHotel, resort owners in Bali concede to lower selling prices

first_imgproperty-market hospitality-industry Bali-tourism COVID-19 Colliers-International Forgot Password ? Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Google Topics : Log in with your social account Business players in the hospitality sector in Bali, the country’s main tourism hub, have been prompted to sell property below market price, amid the massive hit to the island’s visits due to the pandemic, realtors and experts have stated.While the asking price for property in the hospitality sector, such as resorts, villas and hotels, has not budged since the outbreak began at the beginning of March, the owners have been more open to selling their property with up to 25 percent off market price, according to Paradise Property Group, a Bali-based resort and villa realtors firm.“Bali’s tourism slump has greatly affected both property leases and sales. Annual and monthly lease prices could drop up to 50 percent, while sales of property are also seeing more price concessions during negotiations,” the realtor firm’s sales manager, Fransiska …last_img read more

Bulldogs Linksters Finish 2nd At Union County

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Golf Team finished second in the 8 team Union County Invitational.Richmond finished first with a score of 390.  Batesville 396, Franklin County 400, Union County 427, Bishop Chatard 439, Oldenburg Academy 468, Wapahanni 478, and Heritage Christian inc.Madison McCreary-Batesville  was the Individual Medalist.  Also competing for Batesville were Maddie Harsh, Samantha Heidlage, Alana Pinckley, and Isabella Stange.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Man sentenced to 2 life terms, 835 years for killing cop

first_imgA judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to two life terms plus 835 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer in northeast Arkansas.On Tuesday, a Crittenden County jury convicted 27-year-old Demarcus Donnell Parker of  first-degree murder, illegally shooting a weapon from a vehicle and 21 related charges in the April 2018 shooting death of Forrest City officer Oliver Johnson, according to court documents.According to prosecutors, Parker was shooting at rival gang members outside of Johnson’s home in West Memphis when the officer was struck by a stray bullet.last_img

Syracuse finishes 10th at NCAA Championships

first_img Published on March 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse men’s indoor track and field finished 10th at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon, the best finish in program history. The Orange was led by distance runner Justyn Knight and hurdler Freddie Crittenden. Both were runner-ups in their respective events.Adam Palamar, the other SU member to qualify, ran the mile, finishing with a time of 4:06:47, good for fifth place. Crittenden was next, running the 60-meter hurdles. It was his second straight second-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He ran in 7.67 seconds, nine seconds from first place.Knight ran the 3000 meters in 7:56.21. He was just three-tenths of a second slower than the first-place finisher, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, who finished with a time of 7:55.91. It was the second time he’s been the runner-up in an NCAA Championship. He previously finished second in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November.SU opens its outdoor track and field season on March 31 at the Florida Relays. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more