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The Effect of Trump’s Immigration Ban on Aspiring Musicians Who Wish to Work in the US

lead-singer-455750_960_720Do you plan to make it big in the United States as a musician? If you are not a US citizen, this could be a tough time. Given Trump as the head of the state, you might have to wait for a while before you can make that dream happen. His America First policy will surely lessen the number of working visa to be released for foreign workers.

He was vague during the campaign, but he has made it really clear now. His first order of business was to ban people coming from 7 Muslim-majority countries. If you are an aspiring musician from these countries, it could be really tough for you. Recently though, a federal judge has ordered a stay reversing Trump’s executive order. It means that those who have secured visa from these countries will be allowed to get in. If you don’t have one yet, getting one could be really tough.

If you are from countries other than those included in the ban, you might still have a chance to work in the US. The process though will be a lot tougher. Even in the past, getting a working visa is a challenge. The US government does not just release visas. They have denied several applications in the past. This is in fact the reason why there are a lot of illegal immigrants in the country. Obtaining a legal working visa could be very difficult for them.

Just keep practicing

For now, the only thing that you can do is to improve your craft. There will come a time when you will finally have a shot at getting a big name in the industry. Even those artists that are doing well now have not reached that status right away. They have to go through a lot just to be where they are now. The reason why they succeeded was not because of their country of origin, but because of their sheer talent.

If you are talented enough, wherever you may be, you will surely have a spot in the music industry. Start by making a name in the local scene. Once you have made a name for yourself in your country, you might consider working in other countries up until you reach the US stage. Trump will be there for a while. He might not even finish his term. Once he is gone, allowing more people in won’t be a challenge anymore.

You can check out ESP 7 string if you want to practice playing now. You just have to keep playing up until you feel like you are ready to conquer the world. You can also ask your friends to critic your performance. You may also join local competitions or reality shows. You should also increase your social media presence. You need to go through several stages before you can finally say that you are finally prepared to take on the bigger world stage. You can do it. Just be sincere in your effort to reach your dreams.

New Directors of Adelaide Festival Expected to Deliver a Very Ambitious Program

Niel Armfield and Rachel Healey, the new directors of the Adelaide Festival 2017 are eyeing to conduct the most ambitious performance yet. This is the duo’s first time to direct the festival together and while others say that they’re going a bit too far on their idea, some are very much thrilled to see how their plans would play out, most especially the granddaughter of the designer of the Palais de Danse. This dance floor was built in the 1920s. This iconic dance hall was dubbed as the “Taj Mahal of Torrens” but it sank after series of mysterious explosions 8 years after it was built.

Armfield and Healey are to create a two-story floating Palais that will recreate the said original Palais in River Torrens and it will be open to the public on March 2017. The said float will be open for the whole length of the celebration. The floating halls will host numerous live band performances, special events from celebrities worldwide and DJ parties. Healy, the artistic director of the festival hopes to make the floating Palais a “beacon” for all the fests attendees. The rest of the festival details will be released as soon as possible.

Great Performances in the Previous Years    

The Adelaide Festival is also known as the Adelaide Festival of Arts. It has been celebrated since 1960 and was initiated by Sir Lloyd Dumas as a means of attracting globally acclaimed art exhibits in South Australia. The festival happens every March and features a great number of events ranging from music, theater arts, literature and visual arts. Over the past few years it had 19 artistic directors. Some directed the fest more than once while others resigned. The center of the celebration is mostly held in the city, but this 2017, Armfield and Healey decided to take things down to the River of Torrens.

There were numerous unforgettable performances, including the festival in 1966 when they organizers and directors introduced the combination of electronic images, dance and musical number to the world for the first time and the 1992 fest where the first WOMAD was presented. Other memorable celebrations happened in 1960, which inspired a good deal of literary festivals all over the globe. Every year, locals and frequent festival goers look forward to seeing how organizers reinvent the festival theme each year.

More Visitors Expected to Come

With all the significant attention the upcoming festival is getting through print, online and social media, more visitors are expected to join the celebration. Hotels and other accommodation in Adelaide are expected to get fully booked as the event date draws near, so it would be best to book now if you want to be in town for the festival of the year. Apart from the usual musical, art and cultural performances, there will also be plenty of food fair worth visiting.

Apart from the usual attendees of the festival, there are also numerous investors and other corporate people expected to join the fun. Some might even look for corporate entertainment Adelaide while they are in the area.

The Benefits In Relying the Plumbers At Adelaide

It happens to everybody, including you. You sometimes get an occasional problem in your kitchen as you wash the dishes and all of sudden there’s a leak under your sink. Everybody gets that problem. You even also have bathroom problems as well when your toilet suddenly broke and releases toilet water everywhere in your bathroom. So, of course you have a situation on your hands here and why not better have someone skillful enough to fix that issue? This is where plumbers are heroes. Plumbers at Adelaide have many expert plumbers that are available in answering your distress.

So, you don’t have to worry about that problem anymore because a hero will be there to rescue you. Plumbers are experts in repairing pipes or replacing new ones, so with their expertise and knowledge you can trust them in doing the job right.

There are benefits about Plumbers at Adelaide and if you want to know more about them check the list down below.

  • They are available 24/7. So this is one of the reasons why you should call and hire a plumber. They are always available to you no matter if it is late at night or early in the morning. They will not ignore your calls but instead accept the job.
  • They are the experts. The important reasons why you should call them even more, besides the fact that you don’t have any clear knowledge in fixing the plumbing problem yourself, is because they are professionals and they know a lot about repairing pipes, more so than you.
  • They can give you tips and advice. The best thing about hiring a plumber is that they can help you answer any questions that you might have. They will not hesitate in providing tips and ideas in order to avoid having other mishaps in your kitchen or your bathroom.
  • They get the job done. They are not scammers, they are legit and are working in a legal company so they are honestly genuine and they know how to fix the problem and have it done in no time at all. You can trust and rely on their skills so don’t concern yourself if they only work half-heartedly. The plumbers are Adelaide can assure you that they can repair the pipes 100% and have them working as if they are good as new.

Now that you fully understand why it is a good idea to grab your phone to call and hire a professional plumber to fix your broken pipes. Having someone who knows what they’re doing is the only solution you’ve got if you don’t know how to fix the pipes yourself. The plumbers are trained to replace the pipes, fix the broken leaks and have them in working condition in a short amount of time. They are experts in their fields and they can assure you that you will have your kitchen or your bathroom back to their new selves.

Famous Dogs in Movies

483626459957Dogs are man’s best friend, whether on film or real life, they are our loyal friends and fierce protectors. They are known for their unconditional love, you could leave them for hours or days at a time but they would still be ecstatic to see you every time. One of our most favourite and tear-jerking movies was Hachiko, who waited for his owner for years until he died.  There are the likes of Beethoven who was also loyal to his owners and had endless adventures with them.

Other dogs that have captured our hearts are the 101 Dalmatians, of course, who did not hate Cruella Deville right? Airbud also starred Buddy, the iconic golden retriever who you see on posters dunking. Or Ren Tin Tin who was a rescue dog rescued by a soldier and trained to become an actor, in fact, he was voted to win the Academy Award for Best Actor but animals were not allowed. Then there was Marley from Marley and Me, a family dog that touched our hearts because not only of his dedication but also because of his owner’s love for him. Another dog that left imprints in Hollywood was Lassie, one of the three dogs who owns a star in the Hollywood walk of fame and even got an Emmy Award for her movies. And lastly, there is Snoopy, a well-loved cartoon character who has an Apollo lunar module, special honour from NASA, and even a US Air Force hustler bomb. Everyone on earth know who Snoopy is and he is one of the few characters that would surely live through history.

But of course, it may be cute and adorable to have a dog in a movie, there are many considerations to think of. Cleanliness and hygiene would always matter, so look for vacuum cleaners and other materials in dog sites like http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-vacuum-for-pet-hair to keep your set clean. And do not forget to search at http://www.playsafedogs.com/best-dog-food-for-pitbulls/ for dog food especially if you have dogs like a pitbull or st. Bernard. The dog also has to be well-trained so that children and other people on the set would not be harmed. Orientation to every crew member must also be made so that they do not endanger the dogs and themselves.

Upcoming: Billboard Music Awards

After the Grammys, musicians will be vying next for a place at the Billboard Music Awards. The event will be held on May 18. Top nominees for the occasion are Lorde and Imagine Dragons, each have been given twelve nominations across various categories. Lorde recently dominated radio charts with her multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit ‘Royals’. Imagine Dragons on the other hand, has dominated the charts with its 2012 year-ender hit ‘Radioactive’, also a multi-platinum and Grammy award winning hit.

Next in line with five nominations each (individual song category) are Pharell, Lorde, T.I. and Robin Thicke. Again, Imagine Dragons have four nominations for the category, together with Katy Perry. For the Hot 100 song category, Both Lorde and Imagine Dragons are up for nominations, including Blurred Lines (Thicke), Roar (Katy Perry), and Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus).

For the Top Artist Category, fellow nominees are: Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience), Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, Beyonce, as well as Luke Bryan. Bryan’s fans will be very happy to know that he leads in all country acts, having seven nominations.

Indeed, with so many nominations in, Imagine Dragon fans are excited to see how many awards their music idols will bag for this event. Fans have been trooping to concert tours in support of the group. Those who haven’t had a chance to see them live may check www.musotickets.com/imagine-dragons-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

An award will be given for ‘Top Christian Song’ and nominations for this category are: Mandisa for “Overcomer”, Building 429 for “We Won’t Be Shaken”, Chris Tomlin for “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)”, Sidewalk Prophets for “Help Me Find It”  and Matthew West for “Hello, My Name Is”.

Zedd (Clarity), Lady Gaga (Applause), Icona Pop (I Love It ) Daft Punk (Get Lucky), and Avicii (Wake Me Up!) are nominees for ‘Top Dance/Electronic Song.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will happen at Las Vegas, MGM Grand Arena. The show will be aired on ABC. The event will award artists in forty categories. Awards are given based on the following criteria: social media, streaming, radio play, sales, and a number of other factors.

Bruno Mars in MANILA!

bmTwo-time Grammy award winner Bruno Mars is on tour around parts of Asia this March and April. Places he’s visited included Thailand and Philippines. Schedule also included a visit to Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, among others.

Bruno Mars is half-Filipino and no one need to guess how close to his heart the Philippines would be. Filipino fans rightfully expected him to deliver an emotionally packed concert on March 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. There’s nothing more inspiring and energizing than performing in front of a sold-out venue, with an audience that truly roots for you and encourages you. Bruno Mars is dearly loved in the Philippines, the country is known to be very supportive of its Filipino representatives that go out in the world and make a name for themselves out of hard work.

Upon his arrival, he was accommodated at Solaire Resort and Casino, an establishment near the concert venue. A press conference was held within the day at the Eclipse Lounge. Bruno Mars accommodated the inquiries of his eager audience. Bruno also took the chance to show his love of the Philippines by making a donation of one hundred thousand USD for the benefit of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims in the Philippines. He dedicated the amount for medical assistance to children affected by the typhoon and to use the other sums for feeding, scholarships, and counseling for the children. Disaster preparedness sessions for children will also be arranged. The local charity accepting the donation has been supported by Bruno Mars from 2011.

The Philippine trip is part of Bruno Mar’s Moonshine Jungle Tour. Mars who first visited the children under the care of his supported foundation in April 8, 2011 was set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena, March 22. He treated his fans to some of his greatest hits and also to tracks of his latest album, the Unorthodox Jukebox.

Bruno Mars is known to be a well-rounded performer and artist. He not only sings hit songs, he also writes and co-writes them.  Catch Bruno Mars on the following tour dates:  www.musotickets.com/bruno-mars-concert-tickets-tour-dates/.

Blake Shelton at the ACM Awards Night

blake-shelton-cc-mia-0912spApril 6 will be a full day for Blake Shelton, the Academy of Country Music holds the awards night at 7 P.M. and Blake will be co-hosting the event with Luke Bryan. The event will be held at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Blake is quite busy promoting the upcoming 49th ACM awards, guesting on TV and other shows, but he’s also fulfilling performance commitments. Fans who wish to see him perform may see www.musotickets.com/blake-shelton-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

Blake Shelton is also scheduled to perform a duet with popular Columbian music artist, Shakira. ‘Medicine’ is part of her current album (self-titled), made available on shelves since March 25. This country-pop song is a collaboration between Shakira and Nashville song writers, which Blake was most happy to have a part in performing and recording.

Shakira actually initiated the team-up, she mentions about doing something fresh, something new, and doing them with some new people. In an interview with Billboard, Shakira talks of feeling a bit ‘tired of L.A.’ and that she wanted a ‘new point of view’. She was looking for new people to work with that she could feel comfortable being with.  She ended up working with producer Mark Bright and writer Hillary Lindsey. With the song ‘Medicine’, Shakira aimed for a theme which was country style, yet, suited to her Columbian way of interpreting songs. Blake says Shakira really hit the mark in all aspects, the outcome was just as she had conceptualized.

Shakira and Blake also co-work together, they’re both judges on the hit reality TV show, ‘The Voice’ which is currently running its 6th season. If the atmosphere in the recording room was all ‘cooperative’, it’s quite opposite with ‘The Voice’, all judges are in fierce competition with one another as they each fight for the most talented contestants on the show.

Catch Shakira and Blake’s live rendition of the song on ACM Awards night. Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert will also be performing. Luke Bryan, Shelton’s co-host will also be performing. Other artists on the list are Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum (together with Stevie Nicks), and many others.

Katy Perry Hitting the Right Notes at Grammy Awards Night 2014

katy-perryAlthough there is totally nothing new about Katy Perry’s pitch perfectness as she had proven it on her many concerts and different live shows. Definitely all (except on her UK X-Factor performance from where she may have a rather justifiable excuse) on those performances had made us think “Wow, she’s a good singer.”  And not only through her melodic voice that this singer/cat lady caught our attention, we are also enthralled her quirky costumes. Now that’s a definite “all the time!”

Katy Perry loves music so much that she had to wear it on, literally. And it’s safe to say that she did hit the right notes at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for wearing the right outfit, at the right place, and at the right time.

Seriously, though, the “Roar” singer walked on the red carpet wearing a gauzy white gown by the famous Italian Valentino Haute Couture that really reminded us of a wedding dress. Katy Perry gave off a very distinctive vibe with her 2014 Grammy Awards look. We wonder if she is trying to call the attention of her boyfriend, John Mayer. Someone needs to alert him, quick!

The white, see-through sleeveless gown was fitted at the bodice and then it flared out starting from the waist and down, revealing the random musical notes that are printed on the skirt of the ensemble. She finished off her look by putting up the Valentino couture gown with a tight, high-bun. She looks very astonishing!  Wearing her hair back was an excellent choice, as it kept the people’s focus on the details of the dress. That look is not something we would expect to see on just anyone, but on Katy Perry it totally works. Truth be told, we love how she never fails to have a defining moment on the red carpet! Always interesting, and always fun!

“I want to present myself as a human being, with lots of different aspects that aren’t necessarily perfect… I think it’s totally fine to accept everything you have if you can.” she said “It is good to try and have a certain grace with everything, but a sense of humor is most important. I try not to take myself too seriously.” – Katy Perry (Cosmopolitan)