One day, while driving around exploring central Florida, my family came across a sign for a “Renaissance Faire” in Clermont, FL. We had never attended an event like this and decided “Why not”? My son had recently started playing the Mandolin and we thought this might be really interesting for him.
It turned out that it was a great event that the whole family enjoyed. I don’t know if this community still holds the event, I believe this was their first year, but I know the band we fell in love with there still travels and performs. Their name is “The Empty Hats” and you can learn more about them at their website: emptyhats.com Check them out!!
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse [ponceinlet.org] is Florida’s tallest lighthouse (second tallest in the country) and is a designated National Historic Landmark. It’s located close to Daytona Beach and Orlando so you should consider adding it to your itinerary when you visit these locations.
My photo gallery includes pictures of the lighthouse, the famous Fresnel Lenses and the grounds which include a wonderful little museum.
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Okay, as someone who has been involved in the world of Hotels & Inns for many years (since I was 19 years old – don’t ask how many years that is – just accept it’s MANY) I can attest to the truth of this article.
If you feel you don’t “fit in” to the normal workforce, take a look at a unique hotel for employment – you may find something that fits your interests perfectly. After all, where else can you be a “Mermaid Instructor” or “Canine Masseuse?” Talk about your dream job…
Sometimes, as a travel editor, I think I’ve seen it all. The jaded journalist in me sneers at the countless “cupid concierges” that pop up around Valentine’s Day, along with desperate-feeling marketing gimmicks that range from the campfire-based S’morrier to an Aura Architect to a Guacamologist. (Yep, those are all real.) Not all of them are […]
Source: A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World – Skift
Never underestimate the importance of art.
Art does indeed…matter.
How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity
Source: How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity | KGOU
The money should always support the creator.
In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he was reluctant for a good reason: He had never heard of the industry organization.
Source: Inside the National Music Publishers’ Association’s 100th Anniversary | Billboard
This might be of interest to those of you who earn your income from streaming services. According to this article your highest royalties are with the following:
Google Play Music
…at least for Record Labels. I don’t see how it may be different for independent artists.
Other services listed in the top ten include Deezer, Rhapsody, Xbox Music, Amazon, Tidal, and Telecom Italia. Read the full article at the link for the details.
Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.
Source: Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify
These are pretty amazing people who are bringing great music to the Homeless and Incarcerated. I never cease to be amazed by the thoughtfulness and creative ideas by many in the arts industry, especially when they themselves have first-hand knowledge has to how easily any of us can become one of the lost.
Street Symphony brings live music to the homeless and incarcerated, including critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” Gupta, a TED senior fellow, will talk about his work Tuesday at Washington University’s Graham Chapel.
Source: Bringing music to those who need it: Vijay Gupta on Street Symphony | Arts and theater | stltoday.com
Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with a preview of Komp, an in-development music notation app for iOS from Seattle-based Semitone, demonstrated at NAMM and scheduled to be released in the first qua…
Source: NAMM 2017: Komp, a music handwriting app for iOS, is in development
Any of you who, like me, have ever dreamed of spending the night in the library….rejoice!
Oh, and there’s a gin bar too.
Source: This Hotel With 50,000 Books Is A Literary Lover’s Dream Come True | The Huffington Post
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a huge fan of Mark Twain and while I love the idea of a new book, theoretically from him, I’m not sure about others finishing his work.
I guess we will all have to wait and see how it turns out and save the criticism until the finished product is read.
Philip Stead And Erin Stead Complete Mark Twain’s Lost Book, The Purloining Of Prince Oleomargarine
Source: Philip Stead And Erin Stead Complete Mark Twain’s Lost Book, The Purloining Of Prince Oleomargarine – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News