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Put on A Great Show

  |   BPE Music Camp   |   2 Comments

The Performance Starts Before the Show Now that you have booked a couple of gigs, you may be asking yourself, “how can I put on a good live show?” Watching various musical performances, you may see some good shows that inspire you to work and some that need major fine-tuning. Most performers get it right-creating an experience that sparks so much energy that before they leave the stage, they were added to a play list or their project was...

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Get Booked

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5 Ways to Get Booked This Summer Summer is fast approaching and the warm weather is the perfect backdrop for summer performances. The pickings may be slim as most of the popular dates for the summer months have already been taken. Here are five ways you can increase your chances to get booked. COLLABORATE WITH ANOTHER ARTIST One of the quickest ways to book a show is to collaborate with one of your fellow artists or a competing band. Offer your musical talents...

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DJ NELLE C: The Bay Is Alive

  |   Jeanette Bartholomew   |   No comment

DJ Nelle C was inspired to create “The Bay Is Alive” mix series approximately two years ago after she and a friend were riding around discussing different hip hop stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The conversation landed on the question, “Is it the DJ and the radio station’s fault for not pushing music from the Bay, or is it the artist’s fault for not continuously promoting their own music?” DJ Nelle C came to the conclusion that both were at fault. She reasoned that since...

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What Were They Wearing?!

  |   Arnette Oatis   |   No comment

According to, this year's 2019 MET Gala theme "Camp: Notes on Fashion", is based on Susan Songtag's 1964 essay, "Notes on Camp". In her essay Songtag writes, "The essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." How fitting for the Metropolitan’s Museum of Art’s seventy-year-old fundraising gala. The gala occurs annually on the first Monday in May, and serves to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition. Each year’s theme presents...

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Kanye’s Sunday Service

  |   Arnette Oatis   |   No comment

If we had Your eyes, We’d see things right. If we could just see from Your point view, Then most things won’t be as they seem, If we had Your eyes, If we had Your eyes - Michelle Williams, If We Had Your Eyes Lyrics For those of us watching YouTube’s stream of Kanye West’s Sunday Service through the lens of an eye, far away from the hills of Coachella’s festival grounds, many of us had “chuch”. My thoughts immediately went to the...

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