Archive for 06/05/2013

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

The Great Gatsby Album ( photos)
NY Premiere – USA


lena de almeida

Looking down

More on this week’s Photo Challenge: FROM ABOVE, can be found here.


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Memorising Music

If playing music is a big part of your life, it’s likely that at some point you’ll be asked to play in front of people – friends, family, colleagues. While some people relish the opportunity, and ultimately make a career out of performing, others struggle with the sudden terror generated by this apparently innocuous request. In such situations, many of us can feel immediately out of our depth, and start making excuses –  “Oh, I haven’t got my music!” or “I’m just between exams right now and don’t have a thing to play!” If only we all had a few suitable pieces tucked away, ready to be aired at a moment’s notice without causing any stress.

One of the things that frustrates me most is how quickly seemingly well memorised pieces seem to fade from memory. It seems such a waste. After all those loving hours of practice culminating in…

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Spirit Lights The Way

As I mentioned last week, Susanna’s holding a contest to coincide with the e-launch of Can’t Sleep Without Sheep . . . tomorrow!

What d’ya bet Susanna’s too excited to sleep tonight?

For the contest, she asked us to write an advertising jingle designed to make readers tingle with anticipation.

The winners get prizes!
Cool prizes!

If you’re too tired to write a jingle because you suffer from insomnia, or feel there is too much jingling in the world, you can win prizes for tweeting about the book this week.  Details HERE!

There’s also a coloring contest for kids.

Yes!  There’s still time to get in on the FUN.

Here’s my jingle, sung to the tune of Swagger Jagger:

You can’t stop reading this book
Reading this book
Reading this book

You can’t stop reading this book
So get a copy now

You can’t stop counting those…

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Hawthorne Productions is looking for new faces to feature in a movie. The first stage of d auditions will involve interested actors/actresses sending a 5-10 minutes video of themselves doing a freestyle monologue to Entries close on May 11th and winning actors/actresses will be called back on May 15th. Please include your name, age,location and phone numbers/BB pins in the video. NB- All the acts must be in English.

For more info audition notices, go here:

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Saturday afternoon, Phil Vassar took to the Mane Stage at this years Stagecoach music festival.  Performing songs including ‘Carlene,’ ‘In a Real Love,’ and ‘Last Day of My Life.’

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