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San Francisco PRIDE 2014

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:35:00 +0000

San Francisco PRIDE 2014  Gregangelo & Velocity Circus was honored to be invited as both a sponsor and featured performers at this years PRIDE 2014 VIP celebration beneath the majestic Beaux Arts rotunda of San Francisco City Hall.We took the opportunity to observe the profound progress of the acceptance of gender fluidity and recent same sex civil-freedoms by bringing the rainbow, the LGBTQ (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer or Questioning) symbol of diversity to life…  Velocity’s “Ms GG Bridges” welcomes with a rainbow Velocity “Fog-City” greeters Portal frames the spot where Gavin Newsom introduced gay marriage to San FranciscoRed, Orange, Yellow, and Green emerge from the rainbow to welcome allGreen sneaking a peakWhirling dervish representing the truth of nature and equalityThe balance of powerThe violet/purple/pink spectrum takes the stage with beautiful femininityBlue sings the JoysThe enthusiastic “Audience” storms the stage and performs a flash mob to the song“Happy”, a word once interchangeable with “gay”SEE SOME BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS HERE FROM ATELIER EMMANUEL:Gender bending Ruben and Deb filming the festivitiesAnd other Beaux Arts performances in our new gallery here:[...]


Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:31:00 +0000

Before and After- Gregangelo imagining and designing the Aura and Odyssey installations for SMoCA Gallery 4  When our senses are set free, unexplainable phenomena occur…After last year’s sold-out sensation “Night Circus,”  created by Velocity Circus, and cast by our Arizona collaborators, CSA, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts invited Gregangelo & Velocity/CSA back again to create AURA for their annual high profile fund-raising gala.Under the intense artistic direction of Gregangelo, the installation took a team of 13 skilled Velocity artists 6 months to complete and 3 days to install. Over 25 performers animated and performed within the installation, bringing the story-book setting to life…The Aura & Odyssey Ensemble The AURA concept was inspired by SMoCA’s exhibition The Five Senses, with special focus on a seminal work included in the show by acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson  which amplifies the experience of standing amidst water and a beautiful spectrum of fractured light. Gregangelo & Velocity crafted themes for AURA that channel weather, the alchemy of the ephemeral, and the kaleidoscopic wonder conjured by nature’s shifting, changing elements.Guests were treated to ongoing performances of song, dance, and variety acts throughout the evening.Winter Songstress In addition, this year we added a secondary experience, ODYSSEY, a family and youth day sponsored in part by Gregangelo & Velocity Entertainment and our partners Circus Scool of Arizona , which allowed the museum to be opened for free to a brand new public!The children’s oracle of the Labyrinth  Explore the Museum’s fantastic new enchanting realms where each of SMoCA’s galleries had a different colorful and imaginative environment inspired by weather and flora & fauna of the natural world.Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invited families to take a magical journey to see the museum completely transformed into a kaleidoscopic wonderland. Prismatic light and special FX projections, animated installations and altered environs took the Museum by storm to create an unforgettable experience… Snow storm in the Winter Solstice InstallationMidnight in the Spring equinox garden Explore each dazzling room’s unique arts & crafts activities where you might help create glowing fireflies or chase after shifting rainbows!  A spectrum of lively characters, playful acrobats and aerialists, mysterious magicians and spritely creatures welcome you throughout your Odyssey experience. The afternoon also featured tasty treats which could be taken directly from the 3D living still life displays which taught the youth of good health and good eating:Still life with cabbageStill life with pineappleAdmiring a living statue in the Autumnal gallery[...]

The Lively Arts and Entertainment Scene in Singapore

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:38:00 +0000

(image) A long time ago is someone tried to convince me that the art and entertainment scene Singapore was anything but boring, then I would refuse to believe them and tell them to start drinking stronger coffee. But this was some years ago and definitely Singapore has truly been transformed from a slightly mediocre city of bright lights to a lively arts and entertainment destination with a reputation that resonates all over the region and even Asia Pacific.

Lets talk about arts and heritage. The National Arts Council and some other governing bodies have pulled together their efforts and truly created a Renaissance City from almost nothing. Now, not only do we have the buildings, but we have quality acts, plays and exhibitions to show to the world. The National Museum and Heritage Gallery are some locations that boast Asian and worldwide exhibits taken from the best and the brightest from neighbouring countries. As a tourist attraction the architecture of these places and more is a definite draw, but as a purely spiritual attraction, these museums have outdone themselves with creative, innovative and unique exhibitions and performances, indoor and outdoor that has inspired much laughter, applause and wonder.

Just look at the Esplanade; touted as the 'Theatres on the Bay', there are more than a few hundred plays, recitals and concerts playing within its massive wall and multiple theatres in a year. It plays host to the famous Mosaic festival and some internationally acclaimed and locally produced shows. Ian McAllan graced the 'durians' with his presence in a bestselling performance and rendition of King Lear.

(image) The nightlife and entertainment scene is no slouch either, with more than 300 bars, lounges and clubs all over Singapore. Can you imagine that in an island that is only about 40 miles wide and 32 miles long? How did the entertainment scene manage to pack in that amount of night spots in such a small space? Well it is true and whatever your fancy, whether you want to sit back and sing karaoke, relax at a lounge, sip a beer while listening to a live band or even dance the night away, there is somewhere you can go. Singapore even boasts more than 4 acclaimed local and international microbreweries, with more than 200 different varieties of beers sold in Singapore so far. Festivals and events simply add to this resume, with the recent Oktober Fest capping of the year with one of the biggest and best beer festivals in Asia, boasting a wide variety of beers for sale.

Concerts? Of course! Big names like Eric Clapton, Rob Stewart and pop bands like Green Day and Linkin Park have all graced this island with their voices and there is definitely more to come with giant music festivals like WOMAD set to land on our sandy shores once again! There is no end in sight to how much can be written about the arts and entertainment scene in Singapore, so what are you waiting for? Dive in!.

Dish Network Satellite TV Programming Guide

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:23:00 +0000

DISH Network currently offers five programming packages:DishFAMILYThe DishFAMILY programming package is DISH Network's lowest priced package. This family-oriented package is $19.95 per month for 40 channels. Some of the channels in this package are:Animal Planet, Biography Channel, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, CNN Headline News, Discovery Kids, DIY, Food Network, FOX News Channel, Hallmark, Nickelodeon, Shop at Home, TBN, The Outdoor Channel, The Science Channel, and The Weather Channel.America's Top 60The America's Top 60 programming package is DISH Network's entry-level variety package. This package is $29.99 per month for 75 channels. Some of the channels included are:ABC Family, Arts & Entertainment, CNN, Cartoon Network, CNBC, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, Court TV, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, E! Entertainment Television, ESPN, Food Network, Healthy Living Channel, The History Channel, Holistic Television Network, Home & Garden Television, The Home Shopping Network, The Learning Channel, Lifetime, Men's Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, QVC Shopping Network, The Sci-Fi Channel, The Travel Channel, TBS, and TV Games Network.America's Top 120The America's Top 120 package is DISH Network's most popular package. This package is *$29.99 per month for 230 channels, and includes all of the America's Top 60 channels plus:AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Black Entertainment Television, Bravo, College Sports Television, Discovery Health, ESPN, FOX News Channel, FOX SportsGalavison, Game Show Network, Independent Film Channel, MSNBC, NFL Network, Soap Net, The Speed Channel, Sports Alternate, Sports, Telefutura,Disney, Turner Classic Movies, Women's Entertainment, WGN Superstation, plus 60 Sirius satellite radio channels.* Note: This DISH Network programming package is $29.99 for the first ten months, then $39.99 thereafter.America's Top 180The America's Top 180 package is $39.99 per month for 318 channels, and includes all the America's Top 120 channels plus:Biography, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, CNBC World, Discovery Health, Discovery Home, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, Dish Music - 50's & 60's Hits, Dish Music - 70's, Hits, Dish Music - 80's Hits, Dish Music- All That Jazz, Dish Music - Beach, Party, Dish Music - Classic Soul, Dish Music - Country Music One, Encore, Fine Living, FOX Movie Channel, FOX Reality TV, The Golf Channel, GOL TV, Lifetime Movie Network, The Movie Channel, National Geographic Channel, The Outdoor Channel, VH1, Wisdom Television.America's Everything PakThe America's Everything Pak is DISH Network's top-of-the-line package. This package is $74.99 per month for 350 channels, and includes all the channels in the America's Top 180 package plus 31 movie channels from Showtime, Starz!, HBO and Cinemax. You also receive DISH Network HD (high definition) programming.Additional Dish Network Satellite TV ProgrammingIn addition to the above packages, DISH Network also offers HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz movie channel packages, plus sports packages, international channels, adult channels, HD TV programming channels, and more than 1,600 pay-per-view programs per month.[...]

Dish Network Has Entertainment Packages for Everyone

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:32:00 +0000

Dish Network has a ton of different features that everyone from the casual television viewer to the full fledged HDTV aficionado will appreciate. Of course Dish Network also has options for everyone in between too.The full full fledged HDTV aficionado will appreciate Dish Network's selection of High Definition Television entertainment packages. Even the entry level one, the Bronze Package, comes with twenty five High Definition channels, which is more than any of Dish Network's competitors can offer. It also comes with eighty standard definition channels. The Silver level has the same twenty five High Definition channels but adds another one hundred and twenty standard definition ones. The Gold Package adds National Geographic HD and another forty standard definition channels. And the Platinum Package adds Starz HDTV, Showtime HD, and HBO HD for a total of twenty nine High Definition channels and two hundred and forty standard definition ones. With a total of two hundred and sixty nine channels the Platinum Level HDTV entertainment package is Dish Network's largest plan.The casual television viewer who just wants a few channels in order to stay informed and entertained at a fair price will appreciate Dish Family. Dish Family is Dish Network's economy plan which comes with forty channels including C-SPAN, Angel One, Animal Planet, the Hallmark Movie channels, Discovery Kids, and the Food Network.Programming options for everyone between these two extremes consists of America's Top Entertainment Packages, which include versions with sixty channels, one hundred and twenty channels, and one hundred and eighty channels. These plans include great channels like TeleFutura, The Movie Channels Extra, seven different Encore movie channel, the Independent Film Channel, the FOX Movie Channel, Turner Classic Movies, CNN, Headline News, CNBC and CNBC World, Comedy Central, a slew of Discovery Channels, The Science Channel, The Learning Channel, National Geographic, Nick at Nite and Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Toon Disney, The Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Arts & Entertainment, E! Entertainment, Country Music Television, Great American Country, MTV and MTV2, VH1 and VH1 Classic, all of the shopping channels, TNT, USA Network, TBS, TBN, FX, Fuse, and many more.If you need more than one hundred and eighty channels, consider America's Everything Pak, which has everything form the America's Top Entertainment Packages listed above plus four movie packages. The movie packages from HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax include channels like Starz Theater, Starz Cinema, Action Max, HBO Signature, Showtime Beyond, and FLIX.Dish Network also delivers bilingual programing through Dish Latino Packages. Dish Latino Basic has thirty channels of Spanish language programming including TV Chile, HTV, Univision, TV Azteca, mun2, Telehit, TV Espanola Internacional, De Pelicula Clasico, MTV Espanol, Fox Sports Espanol, and more. Dish Latino Dos adds eighty nine channels in English onto the thirty in Spanish. Latino Max has the same thirty Spanish channels plus one hundred thirty English ones. DishNetwork's Latino Everything Pak has the same programming as Dish Latino Max, but with the addition of the same movie packages that top off America's Everything Pak.Dish Network also has plenty of additional programming to customize any entertainment package. Dish Network's additional programming includes seasonal sports subscriptions like NHL On the Ice, MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, and ESPN Game Day. Regional sports networks are also a great choice for hard core sports fans. DishNetwork also offers more international programming in nineteen languages including Chinese with Great Wall TV, Armenian, Hebrew, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Korean, Japanese, and Urdu. Local channels can be added to help you keep up with what's going on in your community, and SIRIUS satellite radio is a great choice for talk and music when you're doing something th[...]

Managing and Funding Performing and Fine Arts Organizations

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:10:00 +0000

Performing and fine arts is one of the fastest growing industries, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. The tremendous growth of the music, dance, theater, and symphony industry is demanding staff with effective leadership skills and a good understanding of the arts and entertainment sectors.Managers of performing and fine arts organizations need to develop strategies to reach out to new audience. To get an edge over their competitors, it is essential to create a loyal base of supporters. Moreover, most of the performing and fine arts shows are organized for raising funds for a good cause. Hence, the organizers are always on the lookout for better ways to collect maximum amount of money from members and new visitors.An online event management solution is a good alternative for successfully running an event. It is web-based; hence you can access the portal at anytime of the day or night.The event management service helps a lot in selling the tickets of a single show or multiple ones. Since the tickets are displayed online, any interested person can book them without being physically present. An online ticketing system can thus be utilized to sell maximum tickets within a short span of time.Event planners can promote their theaters, dance programs, and solo performances easily on Facebook and Twitter. You just need to open an account on these hugely popular social networking websites. After your page gets created, start uploading as much information as you want on these sites for the global audience to view and download relevant data.The Cloud-based event management platform features modern marketing tools for reaching out to new and existing clients. Online marketing modules, such as Promo Code engine, social media connector, and mobile devices, help you connect and interact with the interested candidates.The online creation of custom reports minimizes your pen and paper work. You simply open the report page and make different kinds of reports including those on sales, attendance, and others within a few minutes.The surveying option lets you collect relevant feedback on any dance or music show. Based on the survey results, performing and fine arts managers can rectify the flaws in the current events to make the future events more successful.The performing and fine arts organizations can also use the web-based fundraising tools to raise maximum funds from diverse sources. These tools simplify the process of submitting donations and pledges, and engage your audience by building your own privately branded online community. The Cloud-based private community management system helps in sharing information with your members and helps you build support for your cause.[...]

Why Social Networking?

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:42:00 +0000

Social networking is a form of activity wherein individuals can socially bond to share information -- whether it is personal, or business, and even crafts like music, arts, and entertainment. Social networking also allows hobbies like watching movies, reading books, and playing video games as a source of enjoyment, and even a venue for writers, actors, and even businessmen and entrepreneurs to gather together and contribute techniques and secrets to one another.This strategy offers individuals to interact through personal dealings among a group of people or an organization, a party, or an occasion. However, the most common practice nowadays is the platform of online services, known as websites or through the internet. Sites such as Facebook, Tweeter, Tumbler, Multiply and Skype are few of the websites that provide personal, professional and social networking for entrepreneurs.How to be part of it?To be a member, a website will require interested individuals to provide some information in their profile, personal information such as their birthdays, business or occupation, education, and personal hobbies and interests.The Benefits of a UserPosting quotations and status is also a way of letting people know the most recent activity of a social network user. Another service of a social networking site is the option to chat online with other users. This is known as instant messaging where multiple users can discuss or talk simultaneously in a forum. Groups in these types of structures are individuals who share a common belief. They can be a social or civic group, a family or even a clan, classmates, companies with the same business interest, or any organization promoting a cause. These websites hold discussion boards for the groups. The primary focus of the networking website is to create interaction among groups in the form of discussions. This medium also allows users to post pictures, video clips, and other tidbits as added information for the groups' perusal. Blogging is an additional aspect of a site to provide a user the means to feature their own opinions, experiences, interests, or just simply informing the other users of what is new and current.Personal versus Web based Social networking:There is a vast difference between personal networking and web-based social networking. Personal sites, like meetings, parties, civic works or family gatherings have the unknown feature of social networking. They may be restricted based on their personal social networking connections which limits the full potential of a person in trying to reconnect and locate the whereabouts of old school buddies, long lost relatives, associates, and even friends. Web-based sites, on the other hand, can be easily utilized to contact and connect with the same group of people. Just by using speed and ease of the internet, and by being a member or a user of these sites is one sure way to achieve this. These sites can effectively aid anyone in their search for friends, associates, family members, and other personal matters.Sharing information, promoting businesses, events, activities, products, crafts, and any other interests and representation one may have, are also the reason in using these web-based sites. Best of all, anyone who needs to connect with someone promptly, the user need only to log- in to their social networking account, send that person a private note or post the message so that other members and users can assist or notify the person concerned. This is in variation to the common personal social networking practice like using the phone, or asking people, wherein this method would surely consume more time and effort.[...]

DISH Network HDTV - What It is and Where to Get the Best Deals

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:33:00 +0000

HDTV (high definition TV) is all the rage these days, and for good reason. An HDTV picture is so clear you feel like you're looking at a scene through a window. Here's a guide to DISH Network HDTV, plus where to get the best deals.


(image) First there was analog TV, also known as over-the-air TV. The picture was grainy and prone to white specks and double images, but at least you had a picture. Then along came digital TV which used a totally different broadcast system to produce a sharper, clearer picture. And now we have HDTV with a picture so clear you feel like you're part of the scene.

HDTV really does produce a near-lifelike picture, and when you couple it with surround sound audio, you get an amazing TV viewing experience.

DISH Network has nearly 100 HD channels, however in order to view them you must have an HD compatible TV and an HD receiver. The good news is DISH Network will give you a free HD receiver when you sign up for their satellite TV service.

DISH Network HDTV Channels

Dish Network has HD channels for all TV viewing tastes. You can get your major network stations like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, plus get updated news casts 24/7 with HD News.

HD movie channels include HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Film Fest, TNT, and HDNET Movies. And if you want to watch a recently-released movie without having to go to your local video store, you can get it on pay-per-view with just the click of your remote button.

If you're a sports fan you can watch your favorite sports - football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf - on channels like the NFL Network, ESPN HD, World Sport HD, Rush TV, NHL Network TV, and others.

Dish Network Channels - Your Favorite Guide

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:25:00 +0000

Nowadays Dish network is one of the most sought after satellite television networks. Dishnetwork channels are available in plenty. You just need to pick a package according to your preference and affordability. Whichever package you pick, Dish network would make it the most pleasurable TV viewing experience ever for you. The quality pictures and high definition sound make the viewing more of a theater-like experience for all Dish network viewers.Watching HD television is like watching a real life scene from one's window. It is the most life-like experience that anyone can think of. To make this experience more pleasurable, Dish network offers numerous packages to its viewers.A Review Of The Various Channels Availableo Local network channels depend on the area in which you reside. Many local channels like the NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, etc., are broadcasted on HD.o The movie dish network channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz can also be viewed on HD. Other less common channels like HD theatre, HDNet Movies, TBS, TNT and Film Fest and five pay-per-view channels are also available for viewers.o Several sports channels like the ESPN, NFL Network, World Sport HD, and Big Ten Network are available with almost all Dish network packages. You can even find out about the other regional sports channels like the Fox Sports Network, CSN, Prime Time and SportsNet.o Some special interest channels that are available are:1. The History Channel,2. Arts and Entertainment,3. The Discovery Channel,4. Home and Garden TV,5. The Learning Channel, and6. The Food ChannelMake A Careful ChoiceThe viewers can pick still some more additional dish network channels like the, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, Family Room, Game Play, Gallery, Rush, Ultra, Equator and Rave. While some of these channels might interest only children, many others are available that would suit the needs of both adults and children.The viewers can take their pick from one of the many packages available. Dish network satellite television offers packages of 40 channels, 60 channels, 80 channels, 120 channels and a 180-channel provision. Just go through the different dish network channels offered with the various packages and select one that suits your needs the best. Remember to keep the cost of each package in mind while taking your pick. You may not necessarily watch all the channels on a 120-channel package, then why do you want to pay extra. Instead opt for a package, which offers you a good price as well as maximum viewing options.[...]

Get Your Kids Into the Online Games Scene for Extra Fun and Entertainment

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:10:00 +0000

Are your kids bored with all their toys and books and looking for something new? Here's how you can engage them in some interesting and educative pastime without fear of boredom creeping in. Explore the world of kid's online games. Just logon to the net and be rewarded with a host of websites offering innumerable games online. Watch your child's face light up when they see their favorite characters' games at their disposal. Ben 10, Power puff girls, Pokémon etc are only a few among hundreds of games available. What's more there's a new game on almost every day! With a little bit of initial help from you, they'll be hooked to the system in no time!

Of these Ben 10 is a massive craze among young children which is an animated series produced by Cartoon Network. Kids are captivated by popular Ben10 games like Heat Blast which involves a lot of shooting and action in getting rid of a lot of bad boys by dodging heavy traffic. Eliminate eerie aliens in your path with a super game called Alien hunter.

Have loads of fun with Spore Attack which involves preventing the spores from multiplying by spraying talcum powder at their feet! Engage in a daring one man operation with Ben10 and help him rescue his friend Gwen through a lot of underworld action in the Underworld game. Why not have a go at the various Ben 10 puzzles available online which will keep the young minds ticking away for some time. Get a hang of other Ben 10 games such as Omni Match, Blockade Blitz etc.

Besides these, there are a number of creative kids' online games in which you can engage your child like Math, Alphabet, Labyrinth, Online painting etc. These help to channelize thought processes in a constructive manner and help in development of emotional and mental make-up of a child. Kids having trouble with math at school can take up an arithmetic challenger and try to solve it with the help of flash cards, multiple choice etc. They can play online Sudoku to test their skills.

Those interested in art have the option of doing an online painting game whereby you can paint a picture on a site and send it to your email. Make any shape or design of your choice by just moving the cursor to produce brush strokes in various sizes and spray color on them with the spray paint option choosing from innumerable colors provided in the menu.

Education and Entertainment - The Wonders of Electronic Toys

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:47:00 +0000

(image) Science makes a foray into the entertainment market with electronic toys. Numerous toys and games available on the market have entertained kids and adults alike across the world. Nowadays, using state-of-the-art technology, these toys are designed to perform some truly unimaginable feats.

The most popular electronic toys available on the market would appear to be radio-controlled cars and airplanes. Offering precise maneuvering, these toys work almost like the 'real thing'. Besides being able to be steered or flown in any direction, these toys have lights that blink and ingenious sound effects that add to the playing experience.

Besides entertaining kids, electronic toys also have the potential to educate. Kids learn the basics of science and technology from understanding how toys and video games work. You never know, those tiny tots may even be influenced to take up engineering as a career. Psychologists are of the view that all electronic toys, especially PreSchool toys, have the capacity to mold kids' minds and contribute to a degree to building well developed mental faculties. Some electronic toys such as musical games and learning-to-read games are designed to provide valuable lessons that come in handy later in life. These learning-&-education toys are a must have in the 'arsenal' of toys in any kid's room.

Great for the growing pre-teenager, these toys are also enjoyed by adults who are young at heart. A brilliant electronic toy for older children and teenagers is the GeoTrax. This innovative gaming system consists of a network of roads and rail lines that can be laid out across the floor of a room. There are varied layouts that can be chosen and the game 'infrastructure' includes rail cars, wagons, other vehicles and accessories. Besides being a treat for kids, the GeoTrax systems are also favored by adults and are also known to be a hit with collectors.

Shoreditch - Forefront of Art and Innovation

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:37:00 +0000

Shoreditch has been Central London's historical district since the early 1500s. It's the birthplace/location of many bands and artistic companies across the UK, such as the punk rock priors the 4-Skins, William Shakespeare who performed plays in the Judor Theatre in Shoreditch, Barbara Windsor and Charlie Chaplin who performed in the Theatre before becoming famous. The district is one of Central London's most artistic and entertaining areas, filled with character, style and trend.

The area is also a popular place for web-based businesses to buy or rent office space in Shoreditch. The boom of web technology caused an uproar of serviced office space rentals through Central London and, in particular, Shoreditch which became home to many creative web-based businesses and entrepreneurs.

Curtain Road is Shoreditch's most popular combination of style and business. It's said to rival the West End with its entertainment industry, art galleries and bars, whilst still home to top Central London office rent and rent offices. There's nothing better than clocking out of the office and making your way down Curtain Road for a quick drink or to see the latest show.

The forefront of Central London's art scene has recently been redecorated, too. Former industrial buildings, around Curtain Road and Old Street in particular have been redesigned as office space and serviced office space rentals. Old Street is a prime 'Head Office' location for paramount businesses - such as Last.FM, SocialGo, Dopplr and 7Digital. Shoreditch office space rents are a hot spot for creative and innovative businesses all around the UK.

Shoreditch was, in the past, more noted for a working class and poverty stricken area. But Shoreditch has now been blessed with a wealth of culture, knowledge, creative atmosphere, innovative businesses renting innovative office space in Central London and excellence through style; the area has grown into a hub of central entertainment and business networking.

Comparison of Premium Packages in DirecTV and Dish Network

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:05:00 +0000

DirecTV and Dish Network are the satellite TV service providers in US. They are providing huge number of channels in their programming packages. Premium package is one of the programming package provided by both these networks.Premium package has abundant of movie channels, sports channels, adult programming channels etc. This package is packed with fantastic entertaining programs and it suits to the taste of all age group people. These two Satellite TV providers are highly reliable for subscribing this Premium package.In fact, when considering the number of channels as well as price of this Premium package you may have a great dilemma whether to go for DirecTV or Dish Network for subscribing this package. This article clears your dilemma by comparing Premium package in of both these providers in terms of its prices and channels.BabyFirstTVTM Premium package BabyFirstTVTM is a one channel pack present in the Premium package. It is the first Network dedicated to babies in the entire U.S. It provides babies or toddlers with strongly supported by various child experts. It delivers programs with enriching content useful for children from 6 months to 3 years of age. Through this parents are able to know about the upbringing, growth, diet, health and other things of their babies.DirecTV delivers BabyFirstTVTM programs round the clock. The regular price for this channel is $4.99 per month. BabyFirstTVTM is delivered under the channel number 293 in DirecTV. Dish Network delivers BabyFirstTVTM channel programs round the clock. The regular price for this channel is $4.99 per month. BabyFirstTVTM is delivered under the channel number 126 and comes under the Other Programming Package. When comparing this channel in DirecTV and Dish Network both are providing this channel with similar characteristic and price.Showtime Unlimited Premium Package Showtime Unlimited Premium Package is a package filled with amazing videos. Subscribers can experience a whole bunch of hit Hollywood movies, along with leading boxing championship matches and mixed martial arts. This package also delivers live concerts and comedy shows.DirecTV provides 9 SHOWTIME UNLIMITED channels. They are providing HD versions for 6 out of this 9 channels. In other words they are providing 9 channel in SD and 6 channels in HD. The regular price for this package is $12.99 per month. SHOWTIME UNLIMITED is delivered under the channel numbers of 537-540,542-545,547,549.Dish Network provides 10 SHOWTIME UNLIMITED channels in SD. They are also providing HD versions for 4 channels out of this 10 SHOWTIME UNLIMITED channels. In other words, they are providing 10 channels in SD and 6 in HD. The regular price for this package is $12.99 per month.When comparing this channel package in number of channel basis, DirecTV provides 9 channels whereas Dish Network provides 10. If you need more number of channels, subscribe Dish network that provides one channel extra than DirecTV. When comparing this channel package in HD versions, DirecTV provides 6 channels in HD whereas Dish Network provides 4 channels in HD. If you need to watch more number of HD channels, subscribe DirecTV.Starz Premium package Starz Premium package can be termed as a bombshell of movies carrying within it uncountable movies of different types. Subscriber can enjoy over 450 different movies. It is also a complete family pack with edgy indie flicks, family drama and comedy shows.DirecTV provides 14 starz channels. They are also providing HD version for 5 channels out of this 14 channels. The regular price for this channel package is $12.99 per month. It is delivered under the channel numbers of 518-523, 526-533.Dish Network provides 14 Starz channels. They are also providing HD versions for 6 channe[...]

Hollywood - Martial Arts - And The World Of Hip Hop

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:01:00 +0000

Now brewing beer for almost 250 years and served in some 150 countries, Guinness Stout was founded as a family-owned brewery in Dublin, Ireland by Arthur Guinness. Not only is Guinness a top beverage in its own country, but even down in Jamaica the dreads swear by it, serve it up, and sip it down; ice cold, or at room temperature. Lots of big business has come out of 'Sir Arthur's' product, which is known the world over, and spreading...Truthfully, many affiliations between big business and the music industry have netted fruitful endeavors for all parties involved. And now, a university-level homework assignment: see if you can use a keen eye to find a few more examples of relationships between big business, government, or social organizations with the Rap community. Chances are, there's probably some right around you; you may not have even been aware of them before. Hint: Take a good look at those motion pictures hitting the big screen. Here's an interesting scenario for you to sink your teeth into...action!Celebrity Will Smith laughed his way straight to the bank when many Rap fans wrote "DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince" off as lame. But before 'the show' was over, Smith got the starring role on TV sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," which debuted in 1990. The show had a long successful run, and continues running in syndication. Will Smith 'the rapper' performed the theme song, while Will Smith 'the actor' made sure his Rap music homey Jazzy Jeff was also cast in some shows; but Mr. Smith did not stop there. He went on to star in movies which earned him as much as $10 million a pop. There is no need to mention his list of credits; just go to Blockbuster Video or the Internet and type in the 'search.'Finding a need to outdo 'himself,' Smith's fee went from $10 million to 20 big ones, then from 20 large to $25 million per, before he dived into the big 'M' and 'super-sized' his life by marrying Jada Pinkett. She paved her own way as an impressive actress on shows like "A Different World," "The Cosby Show," and in blockbuster films such as "Ali," "Jason's Lyric," "Menace To Society," "Woo," "Set It Off," the "Matrix" spinoffs, "The Nutty Professor," "Scream 2," "Collateral," and who knows what else by now. I heard a rumor that the pair might have to buy a continent to use as a tax shelter. Wow - that's big enough to get on the Oprah list! Combined, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith account for about two dozen top films of the 20th and now, 21st centuries. And these films usually came with hot music soundtracks, too. This is another example of the deepening relationship between Hollywood and the Rap/Hip-Hop world. For the purpose of fun, let's call their happy union "Holly-hood." Watch out--more fun's on the way!But hold up and wait a minute: before we dig in any further, let's pull over at a local Asian restaurant for some grub--we'll need it for our next stop. My fingers tingle from all this typing action on the laptop, sitting here in the 'time out' corner of the classroom. Where's my Dragon voice recognition program when I need it? At home parked on the desktop computer - what a bummer!Please note that things have changed with regards to technology, folks. Not only does my voice recognition program type as I talk into a microphone, it'll read it back to me, too. When my editorial consultant Ms. Melilli (also known as the infamous 'XoxoJean') sends e-mails to a friend with a text recognition program, it recognizes her name by saying "Socks-a-Jean." I'm just happy she likes my smoked turkeys. According to information obtained from my old friend B.Brown of Bar-Red Entertainment, my confidential Author Code Name is: 'Turkey Smoker of the Stars.' His mother Ms. Lydia work[...]

A Case Study on Social Networking Website Development for Music, Arts, Dance and Entertainment

Sat, 03 Nov 2012 01:35:00 +0000

A public relations company in multiple sectors like entertainment, social activities and it enabled services wanted to develop a social media networking website. The company offered services to individuals as well as corporates. They have offices in major cities of Africa. The company was started by a group of four enterprising visionaries. They had a vision to build a platform for common folks and artists in Africa to come together and collaborate on music, art, dance, and entertainment.Business Case for the websiteEvery African in some ways is connected to music, dance or art in his/her own way. They have a natural desire to showcase the artistic talent and stories to community members and the world at large. With easy access to Internet, they have found a new medium to share their entertainment content with the community. While there are several communication channels developed in other parts of the world, the African community needed a platform to showcase their talents in performing arts music, dance, painting etc. The PR company recognized this opportunity to develop a niche social networking website that leveraged the power of user generated media.This website was distinctive over other Social networking websites due to its focus on media driven collaboration by users via music, videos, pictures and articles. The website also proposed to bring together celebrities like actors, singers, musicians, choreographers, entertainment writers, bloggers and journalists to shape the future of entertainment in Africa. This ambitious project also received encouragement from government levels.Features in Social Networking WebsiteThis social media networking website helped the African community express and connect with friends, relatives and colleagues through blogs, forums, chat, internal messaging and other communication tools.The website has dedicated sections that offered quality information and entertaining news, reviews, interviews about the entertainment industry in Africa updated by the seasoned professionals.Important features of the website are:    Streaming Media    Blog    Internal Messaging    Forums    Friends - invite, groups    Polls    Events    User feedback - reviews, voting, like, bookmarking, favorites    User Categories - The site administrator can monitor the user activity and based on member performance & categorize the member as regular user, writer or an artist.    Artist Showcase - This section features artists from various walks of entertainment.    The website is unique in a way that it offers a rich and intuitive interface to upload, share and review entertainment media - music, videos, articles, news and blogs.[...]

Impact of Technology On The Field of Arts And Entertainment

Sat, 03 Nov 2012 01:27:00 +0000

Nearly everyone enjoys the different types of entertainment, and some people enjoy even more being entertainers. They want to become actors, comedians, dancers, singers. We used to go inside theatres after a hard day's work to relax and see our favorite plays. But only in the last hundred years have we been able to record sound and pictures and to broadcast them through air. These improvements have brought fun and entertainment to every corner of the world and into most of our homes.Technology has indeed made it possible for us to see entertainment in a new light. For one, technology has made it also possible for us to store our memories. Actors and singers long dead seem to come to life again every time their films or records are played. We can store a seemingly countless number of these records and films in CDs, hard drives and other storing devices like our computer. This makes it possible for us to entertain ourselves almost anywhere- at home, at the office, at the park, the bus; as long as we bring our devices with us. One can actually live without TV these days as long as one has a computer device and internet connection.The world of entertainment has grown tremendously, and it can teach us as well as entertain us. Today, broadcasting is the most important form of popular entertainment. But now it is challenged by still newer inventions. Video playback and recording equipments make it possible for home viewers to buy or record their favorite shows. Many classic movies are already available for home viewing. This new equipment may encourage many viewers to spend fewer hours watching network offerings of situation comedies and action dramas. And now, we can record, transfer, and produce our own videos using cellular phones.At the same time, the internet has revolutionized viewing habits in another way. The internet provides information on a lot of sources for movies, music, and other forms of entertainment. With internet connection, people can bring programs directly into their computer by doing downloads and many of these downloads are offered for free. Not only does it provide entertainment but we can even do some transactions like when you want to buy stun guns online.The internet offer entertainment on almost all particular interests- music, news, and special information such as stock markets, weather, and social networking. These sources are made available to us faster than ever, as fast as the stun gun effects.  We can update on news even before they get broadcasted on TV through the different websites on the internet.Never in recorded history have Entertainment and arts been so important in the lives of so many people. Modern inventions such as the internet have put nearly every person within reach of music and drama all day, every day, at home, and away from home. The internet has also made it possible for people not just become viewers but also the performers themselves as they are able to upload their own videos on different sites. The future of entertainment and arts is taking shape through technology and the people themselves.[...]