Geared toward hopeful musical theater, show choir, a cappella, and glee club singers, as well as all shower singers that want to improve their skills, this enthusiastic and practical guide can help anyone's inner superstardom make a public appearance. Full of straightforward, well-organized advice for every step of the process, this book will help you train your vocal cords, pick the right audition material, and become comfortable with the spotlight. Interactive quizzes, helpful sidebars, and words of advice from industry professionals add a personalized and real-world touch. Author Ted Michael, a veteran of music and theater, along with the help of popular actors, actresses, and singers, provides all the tools young singers need in order to nail their auditions and nurture their natural show-stopping abilities.
The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career. This fully revised and updated edition of Art/work shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in the highly competitive art world.
The neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Fourth Ward, Third Ward, and the Southside of Houston, Texas, gave birth to Houston rap, a vibrant music scene that has produced globally recognized artists such as Geto Boys, DJ Screw, Pimp C and Bun B of UGK, Fat Pat, Big Moe, Z-Ro, Lil’ Troy, and Paul Wall. Lance Scott Walker and photographer Peter Beste spent a decade documenting Houston’s scene, interviewing and photographing the people—rappers, DJs, producers, promoters, record label owners—and places that give rap music from the Bayou City its distinctive character. Their collaboration produced the books Houston Rap and Houston Rap Tapes. This second edition of Houston Rap Tapes amplifies the city’s hip-hop history through new interviews with Scarface, Slim Thug, Lez Moné, B L A C K I E, Lil’ Keke, and Sire Jukebox of the original Ghetto Boys. Walker groups the interviews into sections that track the different eras and movements in Houston rap, with new photographs and album art that reveal the evolution of the scene from the 1970s to today’s hip-hop generation. The interviews range from the specifics of making music to the passions, regrets, memories, and hopes that give it life. While offering a view from some of Houston’s most marginalized areas, these intimate conversations lay out universal struggles and feelings. As Willie D of Geto Boys writes in the foreword, “Houston Rap Tapes flows more like a bunch of fellows who haven’t seen each other for ages, hanging out on the block reminiscing, rather than a calculated literary guide to Houston’s history.”
More and more actors ? faced with ever longer periods of unemployment ? are turning to the solo show as a way of keeping active, keeping visible, and keeping the wolf from the door! This book is essential reading for anyone contemplating such a move, and comprehensively covers every aspect of putting on your own one-person show. Being a veteran of the solo-show circuit, as a writer, performer and director, Gareth Armstrong is the ideal guide. He takes you step by step through each stage of the process: ? Choosing the right material ? or devising your own ? Raising the finance ? Finding the venues ? Hiring a bookings manager and other personnel ? Arranging publicity ? Winning an audience There is a special section on that mecca for solo shows, the Edinburgh Fringe, and an extensive appendix covering funding bodies, venues, festivals and more. Throughout the book, Armstrong illustrates his points with case studies of actual solo shows by performers such as Miriam Margolyes, Linda Marlowe and Guy Masterson.
Presents the ins and outs of show business with information on entering the field, the function of agents and managers, legalities, taxes, and contracts, auditioning and stage fright, and other aspects of careers in the performing arts.
You will then learn how to create a mold to cast the sculpture in wax, pour the molten bronze, and finesse the final bronze sculpture."--BOOK JACKET. "Whether you are an experienced sculptor trying bronze for the first time, or someone entirely new to sculpture, From Clay to Bronze will serve as your one-stop reference."--BOOK JACKET.
Bryce 2 is the new version of the 3-D landscape-generating software from MetaTools. "Real World Bryce 2" takes up where the manual leaves off, providing more in-depth information about all of Bryce's abilities, explaining undocumented features, and discussing the best working approach to get the most from the software. The CD contains over 600MB of filters, tutorials, royalty-free images, sample software, animation, and more.