• September 24, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    CLEO Magazine announced the recent winner of their Make Me a Makeup Artist competition, sponsored by Priceline. The winner is Jaclyn Hnitko!

    CLEO Magazine recently held a makeup artist competition in search of the most talented make-up artist. Of the thousands of applications that they received, the judges had to cut them down to just four competitors. Each make-up artist competed for $10,000, courtesy of Priceline, a LOral Paris Studio Secrets Professional Makeup Kit worth $2,500, and the opportunity to be a guest make-up artist on a six-page shoot in CLEO magazine.

    In order to enter make-up artists, both amateurs and professionals, had to create a makeup look with various beauty products and send in a photo. They also had to answer a range of questions and send in a photo of themselves.

    The make-up artists that made it to the competition were Amelia Axton, Ava Belle, Phoebe Goulding and Jaclyn Hnitko. During the competition, which was broadcasted via webisode series, each make-up artist had to compete in several different tasks in order to prove their ability using beauty products. The competitions consisted of The Natural Bronze Challenge, The Smoky Eye Challenge, The Bold Statement Lip, and the final challenge, which was free style. They preformed these challenges before a panel of judges.

    These panel of judges consisted of professionals from the beauty field. They were Anna Hull, Head Beauty Buyer for Priceline; Rae Morris, L’Oreal Paris Make-up Artist; and Rachael Mannell, Beauty Editor for CLEO Magazine.

    Hnitko emerged victorious because of her “impeccable technical skills, brilliant grasp of colour and artistic flair,” according to www.priceline.com.au.

    Hnitko is from Wentworthville, New South Wales. When asked why she decided to be a make-up artist, she said, So I can work in the industry most girls dream of! Id love my creativity, skills and knowledge to be seen in various forms of work, from beauty to advertising. Hnitko said that when she found out that she had been chosen to compete in the Make Me A Makeup Artist competition, she thought somebody was playing a bad joke on her. When asked whose makeup she would most want to do, Hnitko said Lady Gaga. She explained, “she is very open-minded and a trendsetter. Plus, her high profile will be able to propel my work into the mainstream and give me either positive or negative feedback.

    Priceline issued the following statement through their website regarding the makeup artist competition: “Priceline is immensely proud to have been the major sponsor of this competition and wishes all the finalists the best of luck for a bright future in the makeup industry.”

  • September 24, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    We could always notice, deliberately or unintentionally, retailers crying out for customers both along the street and on the Internet that celebrities glasses sold within $10 to $50 are provided. Most customers would throb on knowing it, and a majority of them would take action to buy. However, a few of them has ever thought whether they are genuine ones or replica ones.

    Replica glasses are usually poorly made. People wearing poorly made eyeglasses would feel dizzy and sick, meanwhile, objects in vision maybe blurry and deformed. More seriously, eyeglasses of low quality could contribute to many eye diseases to the eyeglass wearers. Trachoma, cataract and glaucoma, etc., are possible.

    Therefore, one should learn to tell celebrities glasses from replica ones, so that their eye health would be better guaranteed. There are several methods: A). Check the package and relative assembly parts. celebrities glasses are equipped with manufacturer certificates, instructions in which detailed information for eyeglass frame and lens materials are included, as well as patented eyeglass case and cloth. Plus each glasses have its own electric product code and color code, which are especially designed by the manufactures. Therefore, before buying eyeglasses, you could surf on the Internet to check those information. B). Professional after services are provided. For the brand reputation, celebrities glasses offer professional services in case of possible problems of the glasses having been sold. C). Celebrities glasses are taken from the general agents concerned, but replica ones are not taken from the general agents, but maybe even from nameless factories. Usually there is no maintainability assurance provided. D). The easiest way is to distinguish them is according to the price. Under normal circumstances, no celebrities glasses would be sold at extremely low prices, like $10, $30 and $50. The range of fluctuation is within 25%–30%. It is true that the cheap buyer takes bad meat.

    Learning from the above 4 points, one is believed to be able to tell celebrities glasses from replica ones in some degree. Therefore, when you once again encountering eyeglass retailers along the street or on the Internet who crying out that they provide celebrities eyeglasses of extreme price, do not believe them no matter how realistically they are describing their goods. Do not buy them as well, for poor qualified eyeglasses are rather bad for eye health.

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  • September 24, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Playing a musical instrument is a gift to all those who hear it. Does it really matter if you play a classical musical instrument or a contemporary musical instrument? It can. First and foremost, playing a musical instrument should be fun and rewarding. If it’s not, you are not likely to practice it at all and eventually you will lose interest.

    Playing classical music with a classical instrument can be remarkably challenging and rewarding. As a general standard, classical music is more intricate that contemporary music, although there are naturally exceptions to every rule.

    Playing contemporary music with contemporary instruments can also be tremendously satisfying and rewarding. While not everyone may agree that contemporary music is a gift when they hear it, those who appreciate it will appreciate it deeply.

    One of my favorite trends as of late is to either play contemporary music with a classical instrument or classical music with a contemporary instrument. Both sounds are considerably remarkable and both aspects take quite a bit of talent and practice. Creating this interesting twist can ultimately please more crowds, as classical music played with a contemporary instrument can reach the younger generations and actually turn them on to classical styles. The same can be said about contemporary music that is played with classical instruments.

    When choosing between classical or contemporary instruments, the best method of decision making is simple preference. When choosing for a child, or helping a child make the decision, preference of course still matters, but opening the doors to new music and different experiences can really benefit the child tremendously. The basic goal for choosing an instrument, either classical or contemporary, is finding an expression that works well with the personality. Children who learn at least a little of both classical and contemporary expression are more equipped to make the decision for themselves later on.

    Classical music and instrumentation can teach strong basic skills, while venturing into contemporary music and instrumentation can be both inspiring and fun for kids, especially older children.

    Being well versed in classical music can actually provide a better platform for kids or adults who want to play a more contemporary instrument. Contemporary music is often written with the use of only a few chords and a basic beat while classical music demands a higher level of instrumentation. If we never teach kids the classical instruments or the classical music, the classical arts are destined to die.

  • September 21, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    Officially, MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and it was invented in 1982. These days, it refers to three components:

    1. A physical connector between electronic instruments and between electronic instruments and a MIDI controller, usually a keyboard. The connector takes the form of MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks form which MIDI cables can bet plugged into any electronic instruments (and you’d be surprised at how much music hardware out there today is MIDI-capable almost every detachable keyboard is!)

    2. A message format this message format is the heart of MIDI. This format is made up not of the sounds themselves, but simply the commands that are issued by the MIDI keyboard to the electronic instruments telling them how to play a given song (play the violin turn down the volume to XX, adjust the pitch to YY, etc.)

    With the above two components, a musician was able to control a string of musical instruments from a single keyboard, giving him a one-man band effect.

    3. A storage format in other words, MIDI files. This latecomer of the MIDI trinity was what really did the trick because it allowed musicians to record their creations and tweak them on many different parameters until they got it sounding just they way they wanted it. Without this, MIDI songs could not be played back, because since MIDI commands include only the instructions to the instrument on how to play the song and not the actual music itself, they cannot be recorded in audio format. Now MIDI files can be recorded, emailed, or even downloaded from the Internet.

    A MIDI studio can now be produced in two ways via hardware or software. The hardware version involves connecting a keyboard (using MIDI cables) to the MIDI jack of an electronic instrument and then stringing together up to 16 of these instruments in a daisy chain by way of their MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks. The software version keeps the MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI controller such as a MIDI guitar, etc.), while the instruments appear in virtual form on a computer screen (various software programs such as Reason, Logic, and Cubase can do this).

  • September 21, 2017 /  Vocalist
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    Singer Sewing Machine – Benefits and Specifications

    Sewing is considered to be a popular form of art which will never lose its charm. Many people like to make different creative things at home which give them a unique sense of style because they possess commodities made out of their own creativity. A sewing machine plays the most important role in enhancing this form of art and making the activity much easier and less time consuming.

    However, discarding the creativity will not devaluate the value these machines. Repairing and mending clothes has always been important thus, making the investment more valuable.

    People who like sewing must have definitely heard about singer sewing machines due to the quality machines they have been providing from a very long time. Some people have been using the machine from a very long time and still using them converting their brand new machine into an antique one.

    The name of singer emerged around 1851 and since then they have been producing different types of machines for the customers. They were the first ones to produce a zig- zag and electronic sewing machine. They sold their very first machines for a very high price which was as much as 100 dollars per machine.

    They produce the most advanced versions of machines today which easily meet the changing consumer requirements. One can choose from a wide variety of machine ranging from compact, electronic, embroidery and commercial grade machines. However, the electronic singer sewing machine is considered to be the most popular one having many advanced features and functionality. You can get many different electronic versions in the market. There are around 20 types of machines available in the market currently which fulfills all the demands of the customers.

    The singer sewing machine comes with a limited warranty of 25 years. So, you don’t have to worry about its maintenance for a long time. There are many other types of machines available apart from the electronic versions. You can choose the one that fits your requirements. You can find out all the information and specifications of different types of models online.

    This will help you choose the right kind of model for yourself. However, do not forget to compare the quotations and rates of different machines so that you buy the one which fits into your budget easily and also fulfills your needs. Thus, this was some essential information about singer sewing machine and how to buy one.

  • September 21, 2017 /  Vocalist
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    Many people today tend to be tuning into singing competitions to look at different performers swagger his or her goods. Nevertheless in many conversations I’ve had with various people today, most recognize that almost all the vocalists who audition for the television shows don’t have the first concept on how to use his or her singing voice correctly. They may have never taken singing coaching and quite a few really don’t even have a voice to begin with.

    When comparing the various competitive events, it seems most of them fall flat apart from perhaps one or two entrants which have actual talent. And maybe this is the purpose of these programs. We simply cannot all be wonderful performers. Common sense will advise you those individuals who genuinely possess a gift involving singing tend to be unusual indeed.

    Afraid to sing

    I’d personally estimate that people are just as kept amused by the folks that lack vocalizing talent as they are those who possess this. Any time you watch American Idol, for example, the earliest try out programs are definitely the most fun on account of all of the wackos which believe they’re the future Rhianna or perhaps Michael Buble. And I should express there are times which I’ve never laughed harder in my life. And honestly, there are some which use these shows as a podium regarding their Fifteen minutes of fame.

    And then I take a moment and also take into account the real people in the contests which have properly trained their own singing voices and undergone voice classes and music education to elevate their own natural talent. I oftentimes wonder if they may not be frustrated with the large numbers of individuals who misuse the judge’s time.

    But cream will climb to the top. Talent can not be concealed for too long. And it would seem every year we uncover 1-2 diamonds in the rough who need to be in the spot light. I simply want that a lot more men and women would work hard at it. And I hope that individuals with some raw expertise would receive the proper music coaching in voice courses expected to go on to a higher level.

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  • September 20, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    A non-penetrating meter can be used to discover vertical migration of water. This device uses the principal of capacitance. When the sensor is placed against a flat surface, pads on the back of the instrument detect moisture to a depth of approximately 5/8 of an inch. Placed against wood, it reflects the content of water as an approximate percentage. When used on other materials, it reflects a reference number for moisture contained in that material, and that reference number allows it to be compared to similar materials that were not affected by water damage.

    When more detailed analysis is needed, a penetrating moisture meter is used. This tool is calibrated primarily for wood, but can be used on other materials as well. With various attachments it can measure moisture levels in gypsum drywall, wall paneling, baseboard, interior cavity insulation, hardwood flooring, concrete, etc. The penetrating meter will cause minor damage when used, but those are easily repaired and proper training will assure the best way to use it to minimize its effects.

    Measuring humidity

    A thermo-hygrometer measures the temperature and relative humidity present in any given environment. A professional can then take that data and determine the specific humidity, the actual amount of moisture in the air. When evaluating a drying system, a professional must know, understand and use the specific humidity to determine its effectiveness in drying the air, and dry air is needed to achieve dry structure and contents. Tracking and recording the data from the thermo-hygrometer allows the restorer to modify the drying system and take the necessary steps to reduce the levels of moisture in the environment.

    Determining the standard level of moisture

    A professional will use the proper metering instruments and equipment, and will determine the difference between the measured moisture level and the dry or normal state of building materials. Professional restorers have a thorough understanding of the normal moisture levels of most common building components. Based on the difference between the measured moisture levels and the normal states, the professional determines the appropriate drying times for each material. Areas of the structure that were not affected by the water damage would also be checked to establish the dry standard if possible.

  • September 20, 2017 /  Music Concert
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    In a word, yes, but there may be an ounce of truth to their assertion that the Psychopathic Records horror rap veterans arent as lively on stage as they once were. Thats not to say that that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are coming out on stage in wheel chairs, but for the astute ICP ticket buyer and Insane Clown Posse concert observer, there is a slightly noticeable difference in the live ICP of 1994 and the ICP of 2012.

    ICP Tickets still sell like hotcakes, Insane Clown Posse concerts are still the best time youll have going to any Psychopathic Records artist concert. The vast majority of Insane Clown Posse concerts were sold out in 2011, most Juggalos more than happy to fork over the dollars required for Psychopathic Records artists like ICPs tickets these days (the average concert ticket for any musical group has increased exponentially since the early 90s, this trend is not isolated to ICP tickets).

    As videos of Insane Clown Posse concerts on YouTube will demonstrate, those who buy ICP tickets or tickets to any Psychopathic Records artist concert in 2012 are still in for a treatthe songs are still delivered impeccably, the crowd taunting still hostile, and the on-stage props/sideshows still present. However, the jarring dance movements and swag evident on stage at Insane Clown Posse concerts in years past has now given way to softer choreography that seems less inspired. Also, buying an ICP ticket in 2011 doesnt guarantee a Faygo shower like it once did.

    However, 2011 was not a year in which ICP tickets were sold for the purpose of promoting a new album. 2012 will differ in that sense, as the guys will be releasing Mighty Death Pop!, their first album in 3 years through Psychopathic Records (the label they own), and any Insane Clown Posse tour dates in support thereof are bound to me the duos most energetic in years. Buying an ICP ticket this year would be a smart move, as it will probably be the last time an Insane Clown Posse concert contains the spirit of a new release in the next 4 years or so.

    Of course there will be music released from the younger artists on Psychopathic Records, and maybe even some from those artists who are being groomed in the Psychopathic Records subsidiary, Hatchet House, but we all know that Insane Clown Posse concerts are the cream of this crop.

    There are no ICP tickets for the Mighty Death Pop! tour available yet, but thats because the supporting Psychopathic Records artists and dates havent even been announced yet. The best way to make sure you see this new material performed live by Insane Clown Posse in concert, then make your way to 2012s Gathering of the Juggalos where youll not only see that, but also performance by numerous other Psychopathic Records artists.

  • September 20, 2017 /  Artist & Celebrities
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    Ahmad Khawaja, the lead singer of the band, The Outcasts, started singing at an early age. He came from a family of singers and ever since, he was always in a certain band singing the lead. Also, he is quite talented with an electric guitar and drums which always got him grounded for disturbing his neighbors back in New Orleans.

    Ahmad Khawaja was the youngest of 3 children, enough reason for him to be doted upon by his mother. By the time he was in middle school, he expressed his wishes to join in a rock band. This, of course, was frowned upon by his father who was a highly conservative and religious person. Although also a musician, his father’s genre of music was into the classical and religious scenes. When he was in junior high, he and his high school band, The Boarders, started playing on their school gigs. They later started playing on the local shows in town during special events.

    The Boarders, however, soon disbanded for different reasons. Two members of the band, Ahmad and his best friend Michael Pensworth decided to pursue their career as rock star artists. After meeting the other members of the group in a local bar, The Outcasts was formed.

    At the start of the band formation, everything was not really smooth with them that the group almost disbanded. It was Ahmad who made the group promise that they were not to disband without even trying for one last gig. It was at this gig that they started to be noticed and soon afterwards, the rest was just history. Producers soon came knocking on their doorsteps with various offers of supporting them as well as endorsements. The Outcasts write their own songs and compose their own music with messages regarding love and nationalism. The Outcasts are actually the youth’s idol when it comes to the rock star band of the 21st century without the drugs and the booze.

    Ahmad Khawaja and The Outcasts have come a long way since. Ahmad claims his inspirations when writing songs and singing his rock songs and ballads would always come from his high school girlfriend turned wife Julie Tyler. His fans are also another source of his inspiration as they never fail to amaze him with their love for him and his music. He says he will continue to write and sing for them as long as they want him to.

    Know the interesting facts about Ahmad Khawaja, check out Ahmad Khawaja profile to know more.

  • September 19, 2017 /  Composer & Instrument
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    One of the best things that a child can do when in the young years is to take a lesson in an instrument. Many kids take piano lessons and they do this because their mom and dad make them do it. Piano lessons are the most popular because it is the easiest to find a teacher for, it has the most practical application and the family usually already has a piano in the home.

    However, not all kids want to play the piano. Some would like to learn how to play the guitar. While this is not the most practical, it is reasonably practical and probably second in line to only the piano as the most practical. One way for the parent and the child to both get what they would like in this manner is to let the child take guitar lessons contingent on their continuing their piano lessons. This also makes the child a lot smarter and able to handle a little bit more. They become talented in both the piano and the guitar and they are able to use those skills throughout their life. This will also make learning yet another musical instrument a lot easier in their later teen years if they decided that they wanted to try another instrument for the high school band or something like that.

    Finding someone who teaches guitar lessons, especially for children, may seem difficult at first. However, it is usually as easy as going to a local guitar shop and asking them. Often times they will know of people who give lessons and may even have some fliers from people who want to give guitar lessons.

    The skills learned in playing the instruments are not the only skills obtained. Discipline and coordination of the hands are other skills that are gained that can translate into many aspects of life. Determination is another skill that can be acquired through early lessons in the piano, guitar or some other instrument. All of these are very applicable to many things in life.

    There is no doubt that the parents are the major motivator for children taking lessons in an instrument at a young age. Children often lose interest the first time that they struggle, which is usually in the first lesson or two. However, it is good that the parents help push the child through because they are learning lifelong skills by sticking with something through tough times.