City bringing new life to music history

We need to be saving more historic locations such as this, especially across the South.   So much great music came out of these spots – in spite of the cruelty and unfairness of the laws of the day.  Where would we be culturally without these influences?  They need to be preserved, celebrated & remembered.

Herbert Riley

Want to get Herbert Riley riled up? Just say something negative about restoring Charlies Place—a project he’s poured his heart and soul into for years.

Charlie’s Place was a thriving nightclub and restaurant on Carver Street from the 1930s to the 1960s. At any time, you could find some of the most famous black entertainers in the world—Little Richard, BB King, Billie Holiday and many others—performing to standing-room-only crowds there.

Finally, The Greatest Mobile Photography Lenses are Coming the Galaxy S8 | Fstoppers

Finally, The Greatest Mobile Photography Lenses are Coming the Galaxy S8

Finally, the greatest mobile lens company is now kicking things off in serious fashion with offering their lenses to more major phone brands. With iPhone being the flagship for the longest time of prime users they are also offering it to the Google Pixel as well as the latest and greatest from Samsung with the Galaxy S8.

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25 Sites Where You Can Sell Photos Online When Building a Photography Business

This information is constantly changing.  This is the most recent resource I’ve found.

Where to Sell Photos Online

Work as a portrait photographer or as a freelancer in advertising or the media aren’t the only options when building your photography business. Whether you’re an amateur photographer with some quality photos you think people may be willing to pay for, or a professional photographer looking to sell your photos on different platforms, the internet is awash with websites where you can sell photos.

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Art Moves Me: Therapeutic dance program for Parkinson’s | WBFO

I’m starting to see more of these show up all the time – such a great thing to see!

You might not expect to find a therapeutic dance program occurring in the middle of an art center. But that’s exactly what’s taking place each Wednesday morning, now through December, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us how the Art Moves Me dance program is helping people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Stunning chair donated to Storyhouse will be enjoyed by children for years to come – Chester Chronicle

This is absolutely beautiful!!  Such craftsmanship!

A stunning, hand-sculpted reading chair has taken pride of place in the children’s library at Storyhouse , thanks to generous benefactors.

As a special gift to Storyhouse to commemorate its opening in May this year, the Friends of Chester Literature Festival commissioned award-winning local craftsman Simon O’Rourke to create a unique storytelling chair for the library.

Read More: Stunning chair donated to Storyhouse will be enjoyed by children for years to come – Chester Chronicle

International animation show makes Wyoming debut in Casper | Movies | trib.com

For the next week, Casper audiences will have a chance to see a variety of new animation shorts from around the world — the first time the international production is visiting Wyoming.

The “Animation Show of Shows” opens Friday at the Rialto Movie Palace, with 76 minutes of 13 family-friendly films. The annual release from ACME Film Works features animation creators ranging from Pixar/Disney to students testing the latest innovations at leading animation schools. Following a short intermission, the showcase finishes with four films that the organizer recommends for ages 13 and over because of mature themes.

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BBC Studioworks expands as three studios re-opened at Television Centre site – PSNEurope

BBC Studioworks today re-opens the studio doors to the ‘home of British television’ at the Television Centre site in central London.

Television Centre, originally opened in 1960 and the biggest TV production facility of its kind in the world at the time, has been undergoing major redevelopment works since 2012 when it was sold by the BBC to property company Stanhope.

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Animation legend and Academy Award winner John Lasseter recalls the moment he set a life goal to become a cartoonist

At this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s version of Comic Con, Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering, recalled the moment he decided to be a cartoonist.

As part of the anecdote, he recalls his mother encouraging him to pursue his goals and what he did in order to achieve his dream career.

Full Story:   Business Insider – Australia

This is the reason why Walt Disney’s Animation Studio is nicknamed ‘The Hospital’

This is really interesting and one of the few stories about the history of Disney that I had not heard before.

It may not seem like it now, but back in 1923 when Walt Disney founded his now iconic company, it was a huge risk.

Disney had left his job to start the company, had no financial backing, and had brought on his brother to manage the business side so he could focus on his bread and butter at the time – “Laugh O-grams”.

Full Story:  Business Insider – Australia