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Saint-Saens' Piano Duo in "Cat-And-Mouse" Style

Saint-Saens' Piano Duo in "Cat-And-Mouse" Style

Saint-Saens was a prolific composer, with virtually no area of music ignored. His style of composition has at times been classified as the French Mendelssohn style, with it's clarity and richness. Saint-Saens "Variation on a Theme by Beethoven," Op. 35 is a duo, composed for two piano......[Read More]
So, What Does a Magician Do?

So, What Does a Magician Do?

A lot of people have ideas about a magician and what they do. The truth is, some people still have no idea what a magician does.......[Read More]
The Life Of Mozart

The Life Of Mozart

Learn about the life and works of Mozart, who contributed so much to the world of music. Much can be learned by spending a few minutes reading about this inspirational man.......[Read More]
The Left Bank String Quartet Recreates the Parisian Salon

The Left Bank String Quartet Recreates the Parisian Salon

The Left Bank Quartet, four gifted musicians, recreate the setting and the sensibilities of the Parisian salon. One of their favorite programs consists of quartets by Hummel, Dvorak and Brahms to weave a musical tapestry by three distinctive composers of the 19th century.......[Read More]
Who Was the First Organist of America?

Who Was the First Organist of America?

The year is 1703 and the august body of the Mystics of Wissahickon are gathering for an auspicious occasion. The group has elected a new pastor and the day of installation has arrived. The timbered church with its main floor level sanctuary and upper balcony is well-appointed with objects to be used......[Read More]
The History of Broadway Shows in NYC

The History of Broadway Shows in NYC

Who doesn't love Broadway? The lights, the costumes, and the worlds recreated on stage have made New York a mecca for true aficionados . Actors and actresses from all over the world can be seen on Broadway. Everything from mythical creatures, phantoms, and the limitless imagination of playwrights co......[Read More]
Easy Card Tricks to Amaze Your Audience

Easy Card Tricks to Amaze Your Audience

Hi there! In this card trick lesson I will show you how to perform two of the easiest tricks I performed.......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a Stage Dimmer

How to Troubleshoot a Stage Dimmer

Stage lighting involves many steps between the control channel on your lighting console that raises and lowers the level and the lighting instrument itself. What appears as dimmer failure may be caused by a breakdown in communication at any step along the way. Start at the light, as this is where mo......[Read More]
Review: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Review: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC is an hour-long talk show featuring some of Hollywood’s hottest stars and some of the funniest hometown humor on the airwaves.......[Read More]
Marbaden Forest Concept Sketch

Marbaden Forest Concept Sketch

A gallery of concept art and sketches by movie production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, from such films as 'The Brothers Grimm,' 'Superman Returns,' 'X2: X-Men United,' and 'Inception.'......[Read More]
Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards

Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards

A comprehensive listing of local, regional and national theatre and performing arts awards, along with links to information, forms, applications, rules, and more.......[Read More]
How to Act Out Dialogue Using Nonverbal Communication

How to Act Out Dialogue Using Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication has long been used in acting training and performance. The use of nonverbal communication in theater highlights the strong presence of nonverbal communication in humans' everyday business and social interactions. Studying nonverbal communication can enhance awareness of how y......[Read More]
Cosplay Subculture

Cosplay Subculture

Cosplay is a youth subculture originating in Japan. The moniker is derived from the words "costume" and "play."......[Read More]
Warning: You Cannot Become A Guitar Hero If You Have These Listed Challenges

Warning: You Cannot Become A Guitar Hero If You Have These Listed Challenges

Every recipe goes with some standard ingredients to make it work very well. Without them you will never succeed. In the same vein to become a guitar hero will be impossible if you have problems with the under listed concerns.......[Read More]
The Art of Liturgical Dance

The Art of Liturgical Dance

Liturgical dance is a spiritual dance primarily done in churches. It can be seen as a prayer.......[Read More]
Mesmerizing Dances of India

Mesmerizing Dances of India

As diverse as the culture, the Dances of India are a manifestation of rich cultural enigma of the proud country. The Dances of India are basically classified into two categories - Folk Dances and Classical Dances. The astounding performances are sure to leave you awestruck.......[Read More]
So You Want to Be a Re-Enactor?

So You Want to Be a Re-Enactor?

Just what does it take to be a re-enactor? Well, first it takes money, you will find that depending on what you want to portray the "outfits" are going to be expensive. The rest is fairly easy, well, ok it is not easy, but it sure is a lot of fun!......[Read More]
Why Become a Backup Dancer For the Stars?

Why Become a Backup Dancer For the Stars?

Does backup dancing sound like a dream job for you? Here are some reasons why you should want to be one.......[Read More]
Life is a Cabaret - Putting on Your Own Concerts

Life is a Cabaret - Putting on Your Own Concerts

Are you an actor who sings or a singer who acts? Putting on a concert is a great way to get your name out there. Here are some things to think about before you plan your next cabaret or concert.......[Read More]