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How To Plan For A Perfect Corporate Christmas Party

The Christmas party is typically the event of the year that celebrates the success and accomplishments of a business or organization. Here are some tips for organizing the best possible Christmas bash for your team:

Come Up With A Realistic Budget

One of

Here’s Why Company Events Are Essential To Your Business

Company events are often one of the first items that get removed from the budget list when companies need to save money. Many think that company events are not necessary and are least noticeable when removed but they are actually more than just fun times for the

Tips For Hosting A Great Party

Everyone enjoys going to a party but hosting parties is a different thing. If you’re hosting a gathering at your home and are at a loss on where to start, here are some tips to help you plan, create and host a fabulous event.

Pick

Choosing Entertainment For A Company Party

To have a great company party, organizers have to consider the purpose, budget and the people who will attend the event. Knowing the objective, the attendees and the resources available will help you choose the right entertainment that aligns with your goals.

Purpose Of The

How To Choose The Right Date For Your Event

Choosing the right day for an event is not as easy as it may seem. It involves more than just picking a particular day in the calendar. Some of the overlooked things may have big impact on the odds of the event’s success. Take the following things

Hosting An Event With Live Music

Ray Bialek   
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Nov 04

You need to address several issues if you’re hosting an event with live music. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when hosting an event with live musicians:

Size Of Venue And Number Of Guests

Consider the size of the performance area

5 Ways To Impress Your Wedding Reception Guests

Wedding receptions have become increasingly elaborate these days. Couples who plan to tie the knot want to make their big day unique and special enough that guests will find it unforgettable.  Fortunately, it does not take much effort to make your wedding celebration one of a kind.

Finding The Perfect Live Band For Your Wedding

If you’ve decided to get a live band for your wedding, you will eventually realize that there are many bands out there willing to perform at your wedding reception. Before you get overwhelmed by the number of choices you have, here are some tips that can help

Key Things To Remember When Planning Corporate Events

Organizing a corporate event is not as easy as planning for a backyard party. Corporate events involve a larger number of participants, which means thorough preparation is necessary to ensure the success of the event.

While each event has a particular set of requirements and

Tips On Hiring A DJ For Your Event

A DJ can make or break a special event so people planning to hire one should choose wisely. Here are some things to consider when hiring a DJ to host your next event:

Experience

Hiring someone new in the industry may not

Music For Alcoholics And Drug Addicts

A growing number of progressive and holistic centers now turn to music to help people with unhealthy dependence on drugs and alcohol.

Treating Alcoholics And Drug Addicts With Music

Beth Clark, a music therapist and clinical counselor who has worked with addicts,

Live Music For Corporate Events

Music is an essential tool for corporate events. Playing a continuous soundtrack from a playlist can be an option but live music is more impressive for corporate parties and networking events.

Live music at corporate events suggests a level of sophistication.  Here are some

Live Band For Your Wedding

Wedding bands have become increasingly popular among couples tying the knot. Live music on a wedding day can create a concert atmosphere that can make the occasion truly unforgettable. Here are some of the things couples need to consider when hiring a live band for their wedding.

Dance Music Can Help Boost Immune System

Listening to music can help boost the immune system’s ability to fight diseases. Researchers have found that dance music, in particular, can help improve the body’s line of defense against disease-causing bacteria and viruses.

Dance Music Boosts Body’s Antibody And Stress Hormone Levels

Why the Music Business Matters

Many of the richest nations use public funds to develop a home grown musical culture and to nurture local talent. The costs are often paid by federal funds, arts councils, personal donations, or cultural grants that focus on supporting traditional cultural endeavors in the fine arts areas

Has Music Lost its Meaning?

Back in the days when a “music performance” was someone walking on stage and bearing their soul, it was all about the talent, the music and how it was performed. Although talent is in the eye and ear of the beholder, in today’s world, most listeners and

Katie Hargrove

This young, blue-eyed-soul singer is a sultrier kind of pop star. Katie Hargrove’s new self-titled debut EP, released on Transoceanic Records, is “everything I have–rolled into a few bars: it’s real, it’s painful, it’s empowering and it’s

Country Outlaw to Renaissance Man

Steve Earle is a Texan country rocker who has distinguished himself far beyond music. He left his state long ago to be an artist with a passion for music and left-wing activism.

He’s released his first album since the shock of President Donald Trump’s

Pop Stars Are Younger and “Different”!

Pop music has always been a genre for the young and the “different”. It is a way to create their own individuality as well as to express themselves culturally and sometimes politically as well. Counter-cultures are, by definition, in opposition to what the “establishment” considers as normal,

Music and Good Health

We all know that Music helps our mood, But scientists have found  that music  doe more than just lifts your spirits. Research is showing it music provides a variety of health benefits:

Listening to music can help  not only mood  but can help cure physical 

Is Rap Really Music?

According t0 classical education of music theory, music is generally defined by: 1. Melody 2. Harmony 3. Rhythm The real question is whether music must have all those qualities, or just some of them?

Many genres in Western music, have these qualities, including classical, rock, jazz, pop, but

The Psychology of Singing

Singing is known to improve our sense of happiness and well-being. Research has found. The activity of singing, whistling or humming is used to improve or to express mood.  “Whistles why you work” is not just a song, it’s a means of making hard, repeatable tasks easy.

Jeff Hayes

Jeff Hayes has been playing the piano in the metropolitan Washington DC area since the 1980s. He has played solo piano at the area’s finest hotels and clubs. Jeff has played for conventions, fundraisers, and every type of celebration imaginable. Jeff’s repertoire runs the gamut from classical

The Goree Prison All Girl String Band!

Sometime in the early forties, eight inmates of the Goree prison unit formed one of the first all-female country and western singing acts in the country, with millions of radio listeners tuned in. Then they vanished forever.

THEY WERE ONCE a national sensation, one of

Part Musician, Part Mechanic

Some days, I come in here and I can’t believe I’m playing this,” he said. “It’s still vital and living and doing its job, and will be for the next 150 years.” Jared Lamenzo is accustomed to showing off the monstrous instrument that he can talk

Britney Spears Concert Delays Election

What’s most important, a political election or a highly anticipated live concert?

In the case of a Britney Spears concert in Israel, it wasn’t even close. According to a report in an Israeli newspaper Haaretz Britney Spears’ July concert in Tel Aviv conflicted with the Labor Party’s

Things to Learn for an Audition

Like going to the dentist an audition is stressful but necessary. Even if you’re comfortable in the spotlight and don’t suffer from stage fright, there’s often a long, arduous process to prepare for them.

There are things that can make an audition enjoyable, or at

Music and Civil Rights

Music played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, as it still does today.  Activist musicians like folk singer Pete Seeger performed many concerts to raise money for civil rights issues and helped make “We Shall Overcome” become the “National Anthem” of the Civil Rights movement.

Mandarin Makes You More Musical

In a paper published in Developmental Science, an international team of researchers shows that young children between 3 and 5 years who speak Mandarin Chinese are better than English-speaking counterparts at processing music skills.

Why? Mandarin is a tone language:  the tone in which a

A More Diverse “Night at the Opera”!

Opera companies often wonder how to attract a more diverse and younger audience.

True many opera companies stage their classic operas in modern dress to make it more “contemporary”, but that misses the point:  the music for “Tosca” is the same in modern costume or

Music in Your Bones

It’s not just a saying. You can literally have music in your bones! 

Thanks to a phenomenon called “bone conduction”, which allows sounds to be transmitted and heard by the vibration in your bones rather than the vibration of air hitting your ear drum.

Ear Plugs Can Improve Your Vocals

Just but everyone wants. Some people actually do it but It takes a lot of courage and practice to be a singer. Untrained singers may have a difficult time learning to singing with a band. Just because you have a good voice doesn’t mean you’re a natural.

Can Mutes Sing?

Yes! Survivors if strokes that lost the ability to speak have suddenly produced words when singing familiar songs. This phenomenon in not a new discovery; it was first reported by a Swedish physician in 1736 when he described a young man who had lost his ability to talk

Josh Christina

It’s a path that seemed destined from the start. Born into a musical family, Baltimore-based rockabilly artist, Josh Christina inherited his musical chops from his father (a drummer), his mother (Baltimore-area singer Patti Christina), and his grandmother, who was a big band singer in the ’40’s and

Who has Perfect Pitch, and Why?

Absolute or perfect pitch is obviously a rare trait.  Only about one in 10,000 people have  it, and it seems that perfect pitch is higher in East Asian populations, in blind musicians, and some autistic people.

Genetics plays a role. Studies show that people with

Group Singing Can Be Exhilarating

And that’s good! When you sing, the vibrations alter you, both physically and emotionally. Those who sing in a group can be exhilarating and an intimate sharing of emotions as a  group of people create  something even more beautiful and intimate: harmony.

When we think

How Music Affects Us

I think music in itself is healing,” Billy Joel once said. “It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”  Most of us would agree with that music “bonds”; but music is also used

“Greatest Show on Earth” Folds its Tents!

After more than a century, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus AKA “The Greatest Show On Earth” plans to perform its final show in May. The news was announced on the company website, citing declining ticket sales, high operating costs after the company retired its group

Should Rock Music be played During Surgery?

Scientists in Britain say classical music may be the best option for men when concentrating on a task, but music was found to have no effect on a women’s performance, and they generally performed better than men.

Researchers asked 352 visitors at a celebration to

Cordial Affair

Cordial Affair, featuring Doug Ross, has traveled an adventurous musical path around the world, from the Caribbean to Asia and all over the U.S. About Doug Ross: After winning awards in high school bands, he was encouraged to head to Hollywood for intensive study with bass greats Gary Willis,