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Why Not Bring Vegas to You for Your Next Fundraiser?

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Casino night, Corporate theme party, Group casino party

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Unique fundraising ideas can be difficult to come by, sometimes, especially if fundraising is something your organization has to do year in and year out. Fundraising events that are most effective are the ones that engage and interest the people you plan to invite. Keeping people engaged and happy leads to them opening their wallets just a little bit wider, and that is always a good thing.

If you are pretty good at party planning, then you already know what a successful event looks like. If the people start leaving about an hour into the event, you haven’t done your job properly. If the crowd is having a great time and stay around for several hours, you know you’ve got a hit

5 Reasons to Consider Dancing Competitively

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Beginner dance programs, Jive, Types of ballroom dances

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Americans do not exercise enough. Experts say that fewer than 5% get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fewer than 33% get as much physical activity as they should in any given week. One way to make sure you are getting all the exercise you need is to dance competitively.

There are a lot of benefits to be gained when you learn to dance. Whether it is the rumba, samba or any of the types of ballroom dances, dance training is a healthy thing to get into. Dancing professional and d

Need Fun Company Event Ideas? Think About This

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Casino party, Fun party ideas for adults

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Several times a year many corporations will plan a special event for their workers. Whether a holiday celebration, Valentine’s Day party, or just a thank you to employees for their hard work and dedication, there are many different types of fun, inventive party planning ideas to choose from. Organizations that are looking for fun company event ideas for fundraisers, there are some very creative and fun party ideas that can be utilized.

One of the most unique fundraising ideas that organizations and corporations are taking advantage of is a casino night fundraiser. People often find a night at the casino to be an exciting event, and, the fact is, many poker players enjoy playing their favorite game at a casino. Statistics show that more than 10 million poker players spend tim

More Details Emerge About Kim Kardashian West’s Harrowing Paris Experience

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Black gossip site, Current news, Entertainment news

Black entertainment gossip

By now, the entire planet knows that Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gun point in Paris, France last year. In terms of Hollywood news, this has to be some of the most shocking and upsetting.

People Magazineandnbsp;is now reporting that more details about Kardashian West’s experience in the French capital. The French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche has reported on details that came from the police report that was filed following the October robbery.

The current celebrity news on this subject is that the reality television star reported the robbery to Parisian police at about 4:30 in the mo

The Celebrities We Lost in 2016

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Black gossip, Celebrity news, Latest hollywood

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The year 2016 will not go down as a good one for the world of celebrity. A number of prominent talents passed away this year pushing their names into the current news of the day and sending the world into a state of mourning. WANE-TVandnbsp;is reporting on the different people we had to say goodbye to throughout the year.

David Bowie

Musician and cultural icon, David Bowie, lost his battle with liver cancer in January shocking the world of entertainment news and the world as a whole. He was more than just a musician for many people around the globe, he was a trendsetter and mold

Free-Blown plus Mold-Blown = Mind-Blown Beauty

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Buy art, Fine art galleries, Glass paintings

Art gallery

Glass blowing is an amazing, and engaging, form of artistry. People love to watch as professionals perform this fascinating ancient art. It is said to have begun in the first century, probably in the same location where the country of Lebanon sits today. Its invention took place around the same time as the rise of the Roman Empire, which aided in the popularity of Rome as a new and upcoming city. The art form grew from there, spreading throughout the world.

Glass artwork is a very delicate and precise venture that involves very intricate execution by the artist. The two customary approaches to forming glass artwork are free-blowing and mold-blowing. Free-blowing is the method that has been used since its

5 Key Elements to Good Portrait Photography

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Wedding photography

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Portrait photography can be a true challenge for even experienced photographers; it requires you to connect with your client in ways that aren’t applicable for more scenic subjects. It can be an intimidating prospect, but breaking down the basic elements of portraiture can help with your process.

Here are five key elements to producing a good personal portrait:

  • Relate to your subject and convey their character
    Remember that being in front of the camera can oftentimes be more nerve-wracking than being behind it. Having one’s photo taken can call for immense levels of vulnerability and trust, so it’s important to make your client feel totally at ease and confident in your skills and direction. Being able to make a personal connection with your subject is vital; not only will it help your client feel more comfortable and relaxed, but it will also allow you to get a glimpse into his or her personality and the character traits you’d both like to convey in the finished portrait.
  • Composition and style
    You have a distinctive personal style when it comes to your photography, and that’s likely to be one of the main reasons you were hired for any given event or session. Composition is crucial in creating an interesting image and can have a huge impact on how the image and subject are received by the viewer. Using the rule of thirds creates interest and puts the subject in focus; if you’re not pleased with the composition, the use of photo cropping in post-production can work wonders.
  • Lighting
    Whether your photo session is indoors or outdoors, good lighting is a must. For photographers, adjusting the aperture is important, especially for portraiture. The f-number varies from about f/8.3 in brightly lit environments to around f/2.31 in dark ones; typically, a portrait photographer will use a lower f-number, which should produce a slightly blurred background and keep the subject in focus. Whether you opt to use a natural or artificial light source comes down to personal preference, and the type of lighting will help set the mood or tone of the photo.
  • Equipment
    Your choice of lens has a great impact on the photos you take; your go-to lens for nature photography will differ from the one you choose for portraiture. For example, you wouldn’t use the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* (which weighs 564 pounds) for personal portraits, as it was designed with wildlife photography in mind. Instead, you might want to use a moderate telephoto lens, so as not to distort your subject’s features or flatten them out. Your choice of camera matters, too; you don’t have to spend a fortune on your camera equipment, and Nikon and Canon DSLRs are among the most recommended and work for a variety of other situations. They will also help in your photography post production, whether you need some color correction services or specialize in wedding photo editing.
  • Editing
    For professional headshots, a client may want you to edit blemishes or stray hairs; for wedding photo editing, your subject may request that you remove the background or make more complex edits in the interest of producing the perfect image from a magical day. Combining photo retouching services with your skills as a photographer means that your clients will obtain your best work; the images will capture the best version of the subject, and both photographer and client will be totally happy with the results.

Whether you’re taking actor headshots, specializing in event photography, wedding photo editing, or you’re an amateur taking portraits of your friends, these five elements of good portraiture can help put you at ease and take the guesswork out of your next session.

3 Tips for Writing a Compelling and Insightful Music Review

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Building a social media presence as a musician

Music reviews

Music reviews require a delicate balance of summary, analysis, and criticism. Like any other art, writing takes practice to master. Here are three tips for creating a well-written, insightful, music review.

  1. Take notes. While you are listening to the album or song, make sure you take notes. You would be surprised how quickly you forget first impressions by the end of the performance. Your notes don?t have to be super detailed, but you do want to write down anything that stands out, including things you like and don?t like.
  2. Avoid the emotional. When you say that you ?love? or ?hate? something, it doesn?t really tell the audience much about the subject of your writing. It really says more about you

3 Ways to Have a Great Time With Your Family!

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Branson amusement park, Outdoor adventure, Zip lines

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Despite what some TV shows tell us, being a member of a family can actually be a difficult task. It’s hard to please everyone and sometimes you just need your space.

One way to actually bring your family together, however, is to actually have some good old-fashioned family fun!

That doesn’t mean play Pokemon Go with your family while everyone stars at their cellphones, that means getting out there and having a family adventure!

If you’re looking for family attractions in the areas around you, you shouldn’t have to look too hard, just try and think outside the box. Here are a few fun family activities that you and your family ca

Installing a Home Entertainment System, Is It Worth It?

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Home entertainment, Home theater, Home theater seating lexington ky

Home entertainment experts

Attending the movies is a fun and exciting event for many families. There is just something different about watching a new movie in a large, comfortable, dark theater with soft chairs and a large, expanding movie screen. The sound is incomparable to the speakers of your home TV, making you feel like you are in the middle of the movie. This is why so many Americans visit movie theaters so frequently to view new and upcoming movies. The movies have gotten more expensive over the years and a movie can easily be ruined by a loud or talkative neighbor. What if you could avoid these pitfalls of the moving going experience and you could experience the same benefits of the movie theater, only in the comfort of your own home?

57% of people actually prefer to watch movies at home. They do not have to wo