BLAINESWORLD #1013 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2

(1) Staying healthy while traveling the globe

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/staying-healthy-while-traveling-the-globe/?action=click&module=MostEmailed&region=Lists&pgtype=collection

(2) Amy S. in NC: 8 Ways to Start Running Again When You’re Just Not Feelin’ It

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/start-running-again/

(3) What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood* (*If you’re not a straight white man.)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/24/arts/hollywood-diversity-inclusion.html

(4) Annemarie B. in NC: Michael Moore’s movie “Where to invade next” was excellent. (really has nothing to do with invading anything…just a play on words. Learned a lot of information I didn’t know the exact details of. Because I have lived in 3 other countries besides the US, I am aware of some of it but learned amazing new information that actually blew me away.

This isn’t a political movie, it is an informational movie that quite frankly every American should see, but won’t because they will have preconceived ideas about it and of course Michael Moore. Personally, I wasn’t running out to see this movie…until some non political friends of mine said, you gotta see this cause it is so enlightening. So Marvin and I did.

Go see it before you tell me, what a slob Michael Moore is and oh BTW, he looked very sloppy as he was shaking hands with presidents of countries. Oh well…some things never change.
When you see it, would love to receive your comments, besides how Michael looks, in the meantime Marvin and I are going to see it again this week. (was sold out both times we went to see it) Not a time to procrastinate unless you want to see it months from now on Netflix!

(5) Jean D. in PA [about EDDIE THE EAGLE]: I took Devon, Donovan, and two of Don’s friends to see this today as a 13th birthday celebration for Donovan. I recommend it, if you like feel-good sports movies about an underdog. Great fun!

(6) What Google learned from its quest to build the perfect team

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html

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Section 5

Happy Oscar day fellow Blaine World readers. This is the super bowl of the movie world for all us movie fans.  I am a member of an awards site called Gold Derby which consists of editors and experts from many major publications around the world. I am first going to give you my choices and these are the same I will be voting for today on Gold Derby. This year has been a major headache for all the oscarologist pundits at Gold Derby.  From August until last week Spotlight was their best picture prediction, than came the guild awards which usually help them with the predictions and they were all over the place. Golden Globes ( Hollywood Foreign Press), DGA (director’s guild) and BAFTA (the British Academy awards went to The Revenant.  PGA (producer’s guild) went to The Big Short, SAG (screen actors guild which many are also academy members) and critics choice (which is journalist from all over) gave Spotlight Best cast ensemble and critics choice also named it Best Picture.  Last night at the Indie Spirit awards Spotlight was also the winner sweeping the awards with 4 wins. So, now you can understand why all the scrambling and confusion on Gold Derby’s part.

My choices and my votes on Gold Derby

Best Picture- Spotlight

Best Director- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrtiu- The Revenant

Best Actor- Leonardo DiCaprio- The Revenant

Best Actress- Brie Larsen-Room

Best Supporting Actress- Kate Winslet-Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor- Mark Ruffalo- Spotlight

Best Original Screen play- Spotlight

Best Adapted Screen Play- The Big Short

Best Song-The Hunting Ground –Till it Happens To You ( a documentary with words and lyrics by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga) Go Gaga

Best Score-The Hateful Eight

I haven’t seen or had any interest in The Revenat but I am going with a safe bet with director and actor, even though George Miller could be a major upset for Mad Max Fury Road.  Spotlight besides being a true story and brilliantly done has a very personal sentiment for me as one of the many victims of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

Now here is what I think will win. I am listing g only the ones I think will differ from my choices.

Best Picture- I am stumped on this as I still see it as a 3 way possibility between, The Big Short, The Revenant and Spotlight.

Best Supporting Actor- Sylvester Stallone-Creed.  His win will be for the wrong reason sentiment and the feeling in Hollywood that he is owed this after having his first nomination in 40 years.

Best Supporting Actress-  Alicia Vikander-The Danish Girl. Her performance is really lead and Hollywood loves awarding supporting Oscar’s to leads who are placed in the supporting category plus she is the typical attractive female that the 77% all white male voters love to vote for. We won’t go there LOL

That’s all until next year.

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Section 8

9067 commands to use with voicemail

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Immigration: Know Your Rights, featuring George Pappas

Wednesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Hendersonville Library,  301 N. Washington St., Handersonville, NC

(2)

  • Is it time to hone your speaking, presenting and leading skills?
  • Do you feel too busy to invest in on-going professional development?
  • Want to develop greater courage and presence as you engage in the world around you?
  • Do you want to hold an inner charisma others will notice, and master networking with the art of conversation?
If your answer is
YES…
Then this special 4-Week Learning Lab
is perfect for you.

“Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence, Connection and Charisma”
A 4-week Learning Lab happening in downtown Asheville
Tuesdays, March 8-29th

In this highly-interactive workshop, you will quickly master techniques to step up confidence, overcome nerves, communicate effectively and present powerfully.
By the end of this workshop, you will be presenting more naturally and with greater impact.

Through experiential practices, you will learn:

  • 4 Core Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Experience and apply tools to develop Self Awareness and Self Confidence
  • Learn to powerfully connect with colleagues, clients and audiences

“The program gave many of us the understanding that much of what we attribute to ‘charisma’ can be learned.”
David Lancor, architect

Diana Wortham Theatre Forum is the venue for the series. It’s within walking distance for individuals who work downtown. Everyone can attend the class and get home in time to relax and enjoy dinner.

The Master the Art of Speaking Learning Lab is currently open for registration. Only 4 spaces are still available.

Register Now!

EVENT DETAILS:
What: “Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence, Connection and Charisma”
A 4-Week Learning Lab, part of the Stand and Deliver Asheville Speaker Series

When: Tuesdays, March 8-29, 5:15-6:15pm

Where: Diana Wortham Theatre Forum
2 S Pack Square, Asheville NC 28801

Details: $80 one-time registration fee (includes Eventbrite ticket fee), open to the public, parking available on street or in Biltmore parking garage.

 

 

 

 

(3)

Advanced Business Skills for Artists
Join Us for this New Interactive Workshop for Mid-Level Artists!
Advanced Business Skills for Artists
The Hive
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design 
67 Broadway Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

 

Join us for this five week program beginning Monday, March 7. 
Hurry! Tickets are Moving Fast!
A new workshop series developed for craft entrepreneurs will launch on Monday, March 7.  Advanced Business Skills for Artists has been developed based on feedback from local artists/creative business owners seeking assistance in growing their business. The five week series will be comprised of six seminars focusing on operations, finance, marketing, and sales. Deliverables will include information on production space design, production efficiencies, merchandising, product line development, inventory control, bookkeeping, gaining financial health, selling, branding, and pricing.
The workshop will be offered at a discounted rate of $250. Participants will also have the option of taking each seminar independently at a cost of $50 each. There are only a few seats left. Pre-registration is required. 

(4)

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Section 12B, PA/NJ event

(1) Two shows you won’t want to miss at ActorsNET

One Man Onstage – Underneath The Lintel + Barrymore 

(2)

Opening Gala set for new Bucks County Cabaret


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Friday, March 4, is the Opening Gala for the Bucks County Cabaret, the new name for the Cabaret Room at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on Route 202 in New Hope.

Formerly occupied by the Rrazz Room, and previously known as Bob Egan’s New Hope, and Bob Egan’s Cabaret & Supper Club, the Bucks County Cabaret offers an opportunity to see musical entertainment up close.

“With first-class sound, lighting, and video capability, it is ‘The Best Kept Secret in Bucks County.’”

The new production company for the Bucks County Cabaret is headed by longtime area favorite, actor-singer Tom Orr, who will also host and book the shows. To help re-introduce the room, the March 4 gala will feature an all-star line up of 20 of the area’s best performers.

Guest artists scheduled to appear are Sharon Alexander, Jan Baldwin, Ashley Wayne Barlow, Stephen Belfatti, Jarad Benn, Victoria Benn, Kelly Briggs, Erica-Anne Bossman, Bruce Clough, Anne Connors, JP Dunphy, Susan Fowler, Barbara Gurskey, Meagan Hill, Pam Jorgensen, Marcia Goldschmidt Kratz, Patrick Ludt, Janet Quartarone, Kathy Robinson, Elizabeth Rzasa, Timothy Walton, and Tim Brown on the baby grand piano.

Tickets are $15. There is a $15 food/drink minimum for all ticket holders.

The Bucks County Cabaret, 6423 Old York Road, New Hope, will feature a comedy night, karaoke, open-mic night, dinner theater, bands, and “the most eclectic variety of cabaret shows in cabaret-town, New Hope.”

For information, call 609-510-7784 or e-mail bcc@actorr.com.

(2)  Opening Gala set for new Bucks County Cabaret


Friday, March 4, is the Opening Gala for the Bucks County Cabaret, the new name for the Cabaret Room at the Rodeway Inn & Suites on Route 202 in New Hope.

Formerly occupied by the Rrazz Room, and previously known as Bob Egan’s New Hope, and Bob Egan’s Cabaret & Supper Club, the Bucks County Cabaret offers an opportunity to see musical entertainment up close.

“With first-class sound, lighting, and video capability, it is ‘The Best Kept Secret in Bucks County.’” 

The new production company for the Bucks County Cabaret is headed by longtime area favorite, actor-singer Tom Orr, who will also host and book the shows. To help re-introduce the room, the March 4 gala will feature an all-star line up of 20 of the area’s best performers. 

Guest artists scheduled to appear are Sharon Alexander, Jan Baldwin, Ashley Wayne Barlow, Stephen Belfatti, Jarad Benn, Victoria Benn, Kelly Briggs, Erica-Anne Bossman, Bruce Clough, Anne Connors, JP Dunphy, Susan Fowler, Barbara Gurskey, Meagan Hill, Pam Jorgensen, Marcia Goldschmidt Kratz, Patrick Ludt, Janet Quartarone, Kathy Robinson, Elizabeth Rzasa, Timothy Walton, and Tim Brown on the baby grand piano.

Tickets are $15. There is a $15 food/drink minimum for all ticket holders.

The Bucks County Cabaret, 6423 Old York Road, New Hope, will feature a comedy night, karaoke, open-mic night, dinner theater, bands, and “the most eclectic variety of cabaret shows in cabaret-town, New Hope.” 

For information, call 609-510-7784 or e-mail bcc@actorr.com

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