Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Auditions for America's Next Top Model in Fall River

Auditions for America's Next Top Model in Fall River
Ladies and guys, think you've got appearance and the 'tude to get into the “America’s Next Top Model"? You'll have your opportunity to strut your stuff before casting agents right here in Fall River at Party Dress Express, and first in the show's 10-year history, they'll be auditioning male models too.

There's no word on whether Tyra Banks, the host of the modeling reality TV show, will be along for the auditions in Fall River, but for those who believe they've got what it takes, the top prize is $100,000, a layout in a magazine along with the exposure to modeling opportunities down the road.

"We were actually excited when the CW contacted us. We're huge fans of the show and Tyra Banks. We know the show has a bold modern take on fashion that appeals to young women, just like out store, so we know it would be a great match," said Party Dress Express owner Donna Holland in a prepared release. "What an wonderful opportunity for local guy or girl to get seen by some major casting directors and maybe even become 'America's Next Top Model'."

Holland said a local envoy from the CW network was in the store on a separate matter and noticed the large store would be idea for the local casting call. She said she was told the casting calls draw between 100 to 300 modeling hopefuls.

To be considered for the show, applicants pre-register and they must be between the ages of 18 to 27; females must be at least 5'7" tall and males must be at least 5'10" tall. They must give an application along with a headshot or recent photograph with a proper ID. According to the local CW Providence website, the winner of the local casting call will have their tape viewed by a national casting agent for America's Next Top Model.

The casting call will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Party Dress Express, 657 Quarry St.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Featured Film Casting Auditions for "Patsy"

Feature film auditions
Today, Chance Film Productions announced that they will start a national audition search for women to play the country icon Patsy Cline. Six cities have been chosen for auditions, including Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

All roles are available for male and females, as well as roles for children from age 5 to 15 years old. Other specific roles are 1950's-60's country icons Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette. Numerous extra roles are also required.

Auditions will be held on December 8th at the Downtown Marriott located at 5500 Hilton Avenue in Baton Rouge and hosted by Stage 2000. We will start on at 12 Noon and run until all auditioners have been seen. Those who desire to participate should bring their resume as well as two photos (one head shot and one full-length).

If you do not have photos, a professional photographer will be on hand. Participants should have at least one Patsy Cline number ready and another of their choice. Musical accompaniment is not provided, but acappella is acceptable. Those who wish may give a musical instrument.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Disney auditioning actors for new series titled "I Didn't Do It"

Disney auditioning actors for new series I Didn't Do It

Bandwagon Entertainment has been given a series pilot order by Disney Channel for a new sitcom titled "I didn’t do it". Auditions are in progress for the series regulars and possible recurring roles. Extras and stand-ins will be hired starting near the beginning January, 2013 when shooting begins in Los Angeles.

There are many roles for actors to play high school students, particularly required will be extras who are 18 and over who can play younger. The 1/2 hour show centers around a pair of fourteen year old fraternal twins and their dubious tales, with stories told in reverse menology.

 Tod Himmel and Josh Silverstein wrote and are executive producing the show. Silverstein has written for the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven" starring Raven-Symoné and Orlando Brown, and it's spin-off series "Cory in the House" starring Kyle Massey and Jason Dolley; "So Random!" starring Tiffany Thornton and Sterling Knight, and its parent series "Sonny with a Chance" starring Demi Lovato.

Tod Himmel has a long list of writing and producing credits that span two decades. His credits include "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," "Suddenly Susan," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Hope & Faith," and "90210".

Details on how talent can submit for acting roles and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:

Disney Casting New Series Pilot "I Didn't Do It"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Traveling Auditions Provoke Concerns

An advertisement that hit the Quad City air last week has made some confusion.

As a traveling show asking for kids to participate in their talent competitions referenced the Disney channel.

There are questions parents need to ask before signing up for any talent scouting group.

First, who's been successful with this company?

Get their references and see what children with similar backgrounds have been able to break into the field.

Second, get everything in writing and read the fine print.

That will explain what to do if you're not satisfied and whether a refund is available.

And third, take your time.

Being rushed is why one local woman chose not to put any money down.

"Do you like Disney, do you watch, well I can't even think of the shows on there," says Misty DePauw. She took her daughter Samantha to the audition after hearing the radio ad.

"(She's) very into some of the Disney shows, and now with YouTube and stuff being able to put your own video's on, who doesn't want to be a star?"

They went to an audition session hosted by "The Event." A traveling company that sells vacation packages combined with a talent competition. But after doing some homework, Misty decided not to buy in.

"I think they're trying to make some fast money off people, and it's sad that they're using a child's dream," says DePauw.

TV 6 investigated those claims to see if others feel the same. The BBB says while issue come up with this company. Their marketing campaign is legitimate.

But they suggest other parents considering these types of things do what DePauw did, and do their homework.

"It's really your job as a consumer to ask as many questions as you can," says Quad Cities BBB representative Patt Englander.

She says it's smart to take extra care with any traveling company.

"When companies come in, they're here for a short period of time and then they leave, it's difficult to track that information."

Englander says there's lots of places to get information. The BBB, the state attorney general's office, even the local police department.

"They have information on companies that kind of come through town."

DePauw says it was a learning experience. And it encouraged her daughter to try some new skills.

"She's asked about getting into some dancing so maybe, we'll have to see," says DePauw.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The X Factor Season 2 USA: Fashionable Interview with Paige Thomas

The X Factor Season 2 USA: Fashionable Interview with Paige Thomas


It has been a rough journeying for Paige Thomas on The X Factor. During the auditions, we saw Kaci Newton mocking the single Mom as she ready for her audition. Then in Boot Camp, there seems to be a strong battle going on between her and CeCe Frey. Will all the troubles be worth it or will Paige's dreams be cut short before the live shows start? More episodes will tell that fate, but today Paige talked with Reality Wanted in an exclusive interview about the battle with CeCe, forgetting the lyrics and much more.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: What made you initially try out for The X Factor?

A. Paige: I watched the show last year and I saw they have a lot of dancing and dancers on the stage and things like that. I was looking for something along those lines because singing and dancing is something I love to do. That spiked my interest and just wanting to have something better for myself and my daughter.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: What made you choose "I'm Going Down" for your audition song?

A. Paige: There were a couple of sings I had in mind and I wanted to change them up, but I couldn't change them up the way I wanted to. That song was a song that I love to sing. It kind of felt like how I felt at the time. I was kind of going down and I wanted something to help me go up. I took the song and perceived it, not necessarily how the song is meant to be perceived, but it meant something to me but not how people would normally perceive it. So, I took that song and tried to change it.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: What was it like seeing your audition on TV?

A. Paige: It was awesome to see my audition on TV because when you're there and actually caught up in the moment, for me I didn't know what was going on. It was kind of nice to see what had happened because I didn't know. It was all just a blur. It was so surreal to have that opportunity. It was reliving the moment when I watched it, but it was almost like it was happening for the first time again. It was definitely amazing, but it was kind of weird to watch myself too (laughs).

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: During all of Boot Camp, it looks like there is an intense battle between you and CeCe. Was it as intense as it seems on TV?

A. Paige: No, it was actually that intense. I think the show did a great job at capturing the true emotions of what was going on. It's a competition for $5 million, so it gets cutthroat. CeCe and I have learned to grow and respect each other as artists, but at that moment it was definitely like that.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: You struggled with the OneRepublic song and missed some lyrics. What brought on that slipup during the battle with CeCe, maybe nerves or not knowing the song going into the performance?

A. Paige: It's a mixture of everything. I didn't know the song and its nerve wracking to know if you mess up the lyrics there is a possibility of you going home. You have all these thoughts going through your mind. It's almost harder as you get further, because there is more at stake. It's a lot for me, because it's not a $5 million contract for me. It's a $5 million contract for my daughter, for my family, for myself and everyone that said I couldn't do it. It was scary. Not only nerves, but I was exhausted when I had gotten to that point. It is hard work and you are up all the time and you're working hard and it tends to take a toll once you get so far.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: If you were to make it past Boot Camp, what mentor would you like to work with and why them?

A. Paige: I think I would be happy with any mentor, if I can get that far. Each judge has a little bit of everything that I want to be taught. Britney Spears has the performance aspect and I absolutely love her. I have been to her concerts and she can teach me that stuff. Demi Lovato has had some hard times and she's overcome them and she's a good role model and she definitely connects with her audience when she performs. I think she could teach me how to do that. L.A. and Simon are some of the biggest known producers out there. It's kind of hard to say which one I want in particular.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: What has this whole experience meant to you so far?

A. Paige: It's meant the world. It's so weird to think that I'm actually here. I've tried many things with the nursing school, being a mother and trying to sing and it hasn't worked out. It's something I can't put into words just the fact that I've gotten to Boot Camp. Not in a million years did I ever think I was going to get there. Just keep working hard with what I do and see where I can go with it.

Q. Todd, RealityWanted: Anything to say to your fans out there reading this?

A. Paige: I absolutely love you guys so much. You guys mean the world to me. I'll keep working hard and I hope I'm a positive role model for you and thank you so much for the support. Keep pushing for your dreams.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tips to be Followed during Property Auction


When you find a property at auction, you will immediately think about the loss that the owner of the property must have gone through for the property to come for public auction. Auctions have become very common these days due to the financial crunch that came forth in the recent past leaving a lot of home owners to take this bitter decision. We can see auctions as one of the methods that are in practice for selling and buying properties.

Mostly auctions are considered as loss for the property owner and a big gain for the ones who take the property in auction for the best bid. But the actual truth is that there are equal possibilities for the seller and the buyer to enjoy profit if they follow a few points while managing a property auction. But the saddest point is that in many cases neither the buyer nor the seller gets profit but the agent who makes the best use of the situation gets the best revenue. It is a real blunder if you let the third party to earn money without any actual work done over the whole process. You will have to be well informed about a few points and tips to follow even before you plan to place your bid at a Property auction .

Before the Auction you will have to keep yourself informed about the actual rate of a similar property at the same location. Do a proper property valuation check before you buy or sell your property. Don't let people to under estimate the property value if you are the seller or the brokers to over value the property in case you are the buyer.

If you are going to buy a property, study about the property and find if it's useful for your and if it is your kind before going for a property auction to place your bid. When you want to buy a property you will have to find out about the repair works that needs to be done for the property after buying it. Do a rough calculation of the estimated amount that you will have to spend on the property after you buy it in the auction. See if the total amount falls within your budget, this will avoid any financial scarcity. If you are planning to earn some money out of the rent that you might get from the building, do check with people about the area value and the possible amount of rent that you can expect from the property after you repair it. 

Check if there is any major local development that might affect the property that you are going to place the bid for. During the auction, always try to make note of the other auctioneers moves so that you can place your bid effectively and never turn emotional. Keep yourself calm and plan thing well before you place your bid.

For more information visit: http://www.propertyauctionzone.com/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

10 things I’ve learned about fashion blogging



It’s been nearly two years since I began my adventures with British Style Bloggers, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  I’m going through a lot of exciting changes in my life right now, and with this in mind have been taking stock of all the cool things I am lucky enough to be involved in.  I could never have imagined that my love of putting an opinion out there could have led to a voluntary ‘career’ in fashion, and yet here I sit.  So, I thought I would mark the occasion by imparting some of the ‘wisdom’ I have acquired.  In no particular order, and with my tongue firmly in my cheek, here they are:

  • You can read as many fashion blogs and magazines as you like, but you’ll still be paralysed with clothes insecurity when Fashion Week comes around.
  • You dress each day like you’re ready to be shot for a street-style piece.  Even if if you’ve got nothing planned.  And if you let this slip, even for just one day, you’ll be paranoid that you’ll be exposed as a fraud.
  • In fact, you’re pretty much constantly convinced that you’re going to be exposed as some kind of sartorial fraud
  • People in ‘real life’ are always going to confusedly question why you choose to work as hard as you do at something for free…
  • …  But then be super-jealous when you mention your press pass for that awesome event.You’ll make it work, even if at times you haven’t got the time, the patience or the money.
  • Your first Fashion Week will be the most disorientating, tiring, confusing experience of your life, and subsequent ones don’t appear to get that much easier as you try and fit more and more in.
  • Working, virtual relationships become heartfelt, genuine friendships.
  • And finally, cheesy as it sounds, it’ll all be worth it.  Hard work and determination never go out of style.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“American Idol” testing in Charlotte

The country’s biggest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, to transmit one-third of its production by rail have gotten fixed as Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp. Ltd (HSIIDC) hasn’t capable to obtain the land needed to put down dedicated tracks from Patli station in Manesar to the company’s plant 18km away.

The compact, intense on dropping its trust on road transport as output is set to rise to three million units a year in the next three-four years, is pushing Indian Railways to set up an option. Besides saving on expenses, wear and tear, transporting vehicles by rail divides the transit time.

Maruti Suzuki official said that the Maruti alone will be developing three million automobiles by 2015-16 and all these automobiles cannot go by road. So a practical option is required.

M.M. Singh, chief operating officer (production) at Maruti Suzuki said that besides ground achievement problems, there is also a question on whether the project should be dedicated wholly to Maruti or be thrown open to other companies. Singh also heads a team of professionals from the automobile industry looking for to increase teamwork with the railways. “Initially, the plan was to get the railway line to Manesar as we plan to move 35% of our total production through (the) railways,” he said.

Maruti, which has industrial unit in Gurgaon and nearby Manesar, now transfers 5% of its production by rail. The quantity of cars that it sends by rail is controlled by the lack of services.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Big Gate Way Opened For the Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers

Singers will undergo a few lessons in their day to day life such as patience, discipline, teamwork, timing, learning etc. A golden opportunity is being waiting for such trained and talented Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers. Any boy or girl who adores singing is encouraged to audition for the 2012-2013 season of the Amadeus Chorale Youth Singers.

It has been said that there is no need for students to memorize anything for the auditions which can take place in their home or any additional location. But, it is very important for singers to make an appointment beforehand. 

Right now the staff s guide singers ages 7 to 17 from a four-county area, with preparation sites in quite a few different communities.
 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Hit dance auditions set

The Resident Youth hit Dance Company will host auditions June 18th Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road.

Hit dancers, ages 12 to 18, interested in performance opportunities are invited to audition for the Rhythm and Sole hit Ensemble 2012-13.

Dancers must be ready to perform a minimum 30-second a cappella tap routine. Hit dancers must exhibit strong technique, musicality and stage presence. Hit dancers also will learn choreography during the audition process.

Hit Troupe's mission is to expand and promote the art form of tap dance. Past performances have included the ABC News Super bowl Tailgate Party, Walt Disney World, The Side by Side by Side Concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the opening act for Maroon 5 at Ruth Eckerd Hall and the hit City Showcase at the Symphony Space Theater on Broadway.

The Hoffman Institute's own neighborhood hit ensemble meets twice a week to study and rehearse for performance opportunities. The youth hit repertoire includes cutting-edge choreography in everything from classical jazz to musical theater, rhythm and funk.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Guidelines on how to buy the best and cheap Halloween costumes

If you are in search for the best and cheap Halloween costumes, then you would have become aware of that getting one is quite expensive really but not really; only if you follow certain guidelines for doing that. Without following these guidelines it may be a waste of money in view of that you only get to wear them for a few hours that too once a year. In view of the fact, unless you make a habit of wearing the same costume over and over again it is not going to be functional. It is for this motive why you may come across tips on how you can buy or make cheap Halloween costumes.

Halloween is one of the best times of year as you can wear any kind of dress and it may be your favorite character and it’s time for the fun with family and friends. When you start looking for the best costume you may be swamped off with several choices. Read this article for those guidelines as of how to get the best one.

These guidelines will be practical and can really save you several dollars. Why, if you get artistic, you may not even have to spend any money at all but that takes all of your time and for this reason you have to choose an online store that will help you out to get the best attire.

Internet has made search easier as a result all that you have to do is, simply log on and enter the key phrase Halloween costumes according to your requirement it may be adult Halloween costumes or kids Halloween costumes or Halloween couple costumes. By entering the key phrase in Google you will be able to find in a range of e-stores offering such costumes.

Just take a list of two to four stores and take a look at their status and the kinds of dresses that are offered by them and predominantly look at the range of dresses that are offered. In the category you may be offered with a range of dresses that will work as a great scariest one that best replicates that Halloween fear.

There must be something that pulls you off from all other sites make sure that you look out for such one and retain them for looking into to the other steps.

Here comes the most important factor, the cost factor when looking online you must look at a lot of sites and compare prices and outfit styles as you want to find the best costume at the unsurpassed price possible. While shopping online you should also find a place that actually works to take a return in case the costume does not fit and a lot of sites are becoming more conscious and alert to this fact.

Halloween is a fun time of year to wear a set of clothes and go to a Halloween party or trick or treat and you need to get an early start on for your search related to Halloween Costume this year.

Source: www.costumecenterusa.com

Monday, April 9, 2012

Annual "Faculty Idol" Music Competition 2012

Lemont High School students
The Lemont High School students and faculty members will team up this Friday for the Speech program's annual "Faculty Idol" wonderful music competition. "Faculty Idol 6" will include singing and dance numbers from as many as 10 faculty/student duets or groups. This year, the event will lose the backing track, eliminate karaoke and prominently feature instruments and voices.

Each act will perform once, and judges will chose their top five entrants to perform one more song in the top finals. The audience's applause will determine the winner.The current lineup of faculty and staff members includes two-time Faculty Idol champion (2008, 2010) and great Music teacher Matt Doherty, 2007 winner and Career and Technical Education Chair Ken Ferry, Math teacher Ashley Good and English teacher Phil Lazzari.

Judging the competition will be Fine Arts Chair David Nommensen (as Randy Jackson), English teacher Marek Dron (as Steven Tyler) and Spanish teacher Christie Klingsporn (as Jennifer Lopez). Science teacher Scott Collins (as Ryan Seacrest) will host the event, and will be assisted by seniors Kevin Driscoll and Rhiannon Lindgren.

Faculty Idol 6 will kick off with a special performance from the group Out of Synch, which includes last year's champion, English teacher Jon DeGuzman.

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The Great American Singer Lady Gaga Perform In Romania

Lady Gaga’s

American singer great Lady Gaga will perform in Romania on August 16 this year, at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest, according to Romanian media, quoting sources with the organizers.

Lady Gaga’s international fame started in 2008, when she launched the album ‘The Fame’, which became a huge commercial success. Her songs huge topped charts around the world, including the international number-one singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face’. In 2012, Gaga was ranked at number four on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than USD 25 million.

She has been both acclaimed and criticized for the outfits she wears in her top videos and during her tours, being compared to Madonna and Marylin Manson at the same time.

Lady Gaga, by her real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is a 26-year old top American singer and song writer who has become famous worldwide, having sold over 15 million album copies and 51 million single disks throughout the world. She exceeded the 1 billion views threshold on YouTube in October last year.


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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts-Festival


Last june, the news detonated across America’s skinny-jeans-wearing populace with the shock of a 4,000-pound bomb. Hipsterdom’s indie music extravaganza, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, announced plans to expand from one three-day weekend featuring the crème de la crème of alt-rock, hip-hop, and electronica to two back-to-back events essentially staging the same rollicking megaconcert twice—for the first time in its 13-year history.

Instead, he devised this new scheme to double attendance while keeping overflow crowds and traffic nightmares to a minimum. But viewed another way, the spectacle unfolding in the low California desert on April 13 to 15 and again on April 20 to 22, represents one of the great social experiments in live-concert business history. While annual music festivals like Australia’s Big Day Out or England’s V Festival feature multiple stages and eclectic lineups that play different cities, until now no festival has booked talent with the mandate they repeat what amounts to a command performance.


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A multitude Of Excellent Musical Genres

Big names in ultimate music weekend

Perth has been great blessed with a plethora of world-class artists from a multitude of excellent musical genres for the weekend. It started last night with Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift, and will end with metal and punk festival Sound wave on Monday.

The biggest crowd is expected at Arena Joondalup tomorrow for the FutureMusic festival to see headliners New Order and Fatboy Slim. With 37,000 people expected, it has taken Big Day Out's mantle as the biggest festival on WA's music calendar.

Future Music promoter Brad Mellen said the big crowds expected showed the economic importance of the live music industry.In light of this year's watered-down Big Day Out and sluggish ticket sales for other events, Sound wave promoter AJ Maddah said the festival had flourished because of its "sense of community" and its distinct identity as a rock festival.

Other high-profile gigs this week include British pop sensation Jessie J at Challenge Stadium and indie-folk singer Bon Iver, who will close the Perth Festival with his sold-out great Red Hill auditorium gig.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dancing With the Stars-Drama

Dancing With the Stars

As usual, there’s plenty of drama on the set of “Dancing With the Stars” ranging from a rumor of budding romance to a tale of outright hatred.

On the happier side of that equation, that very hot kiss Monday night between Maria Menounos and Derek Hough sparked immediate buzz about the duo being a couple which the TV personality and pro dancer have been quick to squelch.

Menounos and Hough immediately “clicked,” according to a veteran “DWTS” staffer, who added, “I’ve never seen a celebrity and professional dancer hit it off as well as these two have and from the moment they met!”

The Star Dancers National Dance Convention Of New York City

Sparx dance team

The wonderful Sparx dance team of Halftime by Sheri Dance Studio in West Fargo, recently was selected to attend the 2012 All Star Dancers National Dance Convention in New York City.

They were chosen to attend after excellent performing a jazz/kick routine at the Applause Dance Competition in Minneapolis. The five-day convention will include a dance workshop and “mock audition,” taught by the world famous Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

The tour also will include Master Dance Classes at New York’s premier dance studio, The Broadway amazing Dance Center. Students also have classes taught by New York’s Broadway Show Performers. The convention is coordinated by Artistic Adventures of California.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Highest Charting UK Boy Band In The US Singles Charts.

One Direction recently appeared on the US
The great five-piece act were formed in 2010 by the X Factor judges after they failed to impress as solo artists. Band member Harry Styles said reaching number one was a "dream come true" for the group. "We simply cannot believe that we are number one in America. We want to thank each and every one of our fans in the US who bought our album and we would also like to thank the American public for being so supportive of us."

Fellow band member Niall Horan added as you can imagine, we are over the moon. "When we got put together as a group, we couldn't imagine ourselves coming to America, let alone releasing our album here, so for us to be sitting at the top of the US album charts is unbelievable."

X Factor judge and music executive Simon Cowell signed the band to his record label
UK boy band in the US chartsSyco Music last year. "I couldn't be happier for One Direction, it is an incredible achievement. They deserve it. They have the best lovely fans in the world," Cowell said. The feat comes in the same week it was announced the band have secured their own US TV show.

The success One Direction's number one follows their successful debut in the singles chart with What Makes You Beautiful last month, which went to number 28 in the Hot 100.The group, who have just finished their US tour and are now back in the UK, will perform live on the Jay Leno show later this month.They have already sung live on the Ellen show and Chelsea Lately.


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