How To Promote A Concert: A Few Tips

Please accept the information below as a guide offering suggestions for publicizing a concert and encourage maximum attendance

and success!

Some of the recommendations may not be appropriate for your type of concert. While some of the concepts may be obvious,

others may be new but worthy of a try.

I will cover the aspects of flyer/poster concert promotion and a few tips for media promotion..

Firstly, the single most importand thing when you want to promote a concert is to start delegating duties and make sure helpers know

what’s expected of them.

So let’s start!

[Flyers and Posters]

It’s importand to have a well designed, eye-catching flyer or poster. It will show people that the concert deserves their anticipation,

time and money.

The artist’s management may provide you with some flyers or posters to start with.

If you prefer to create your own flyer or poster, you should find a graphics professional or pronting company willing to donate

services in exchange for advertising..

If it’s the first time the artist is coming to your town or city be sure to include a testimonial on the flyer or poster. A flyer that simple

advertises an artist or a band will mean nothing to someone who has never heard of them!

Assign volunteers to post the flyers in places likely to attract the most attention. Try grocery stores, local chamber of Commerce

offices, Art Councils or other communities, malls, shoping plazas, music stores, book stores, galleries and other popular gathering

spots where flyers are displayed routinely but be sure to ask for permission before posting.

Do not forget to post the flyers or posters to the concert location itself! Try to hang posters as close to the average eye level as possible..

[Media and other sources of publicity]

List the concert in community calendars, Newspaper, Magazines or radio and TV stations if possible. Radio and Tv stations may be

willing to anounce events for free.

Be sure to notice them many weeks in advance. In the listing include the date of the concert, time, location, ticket price, ticket outlets,

sponsors of course and phone numbers for information.

Ask promotional material from the artist’s managementslike interviews, video clips, song samples, photographs etc. Try to deliver the

material to the media along with the news release anouncing the concert.

Make sure you follow up by phone. Ask from the management to arrange an interview with the artist(s) if possible. Discuss other

possibilities.

Provide artist’s promo material (if available) to radio stations likely to air it. Encourage them to play it often especially a week or two

before the concert. Have volunteers and friends telephone the stations and request more..!

If you are using an answering machine make a recording using sound clips from the artist. Advertise the phone numbers available to call

in newspapaer or on the radio. Include a short message in the recordings detailing concert info.

When you are online, subscribe to any music-related newsgroups or bulletin boards. Post messages about …

How to Find People With a Diaper Fetish

You want to know how to find people with a diaper fetish. There is a very simple system. It is usually possible to find partners in a matter of minutes who share this fetish with you.

Diaperism (other known as diaper fetishism) is, of course, a type of sexual fetish that involves a person getting a sexual charge from wearing a diaper. It should not be confused with infantilism; although, sometimes, the two paraphilias do coincide.

Strangely enough, you will not find any dating sites devoted to this fetish. I say strange because this is a type of fetishism that has a popular following. Until continued demand encourages someone to create such a dating community, I can offer you a rather simple, yet highly effective little system to find local diaper partners.

You need to get a membership at any large adult dating community. The good news is most such sites offer free accounts to new members. Once you have joined, you then need to include your diaper fetish in your profile, and then do a search for other people who have mentioned it, likewise, in their profiles – which is how to find people with a diaper fetish.

When you search for local women, for instance, most big dating sites will allow you to type in certain words. When the software conducts the search, it will show you profiles that contain these words, giving you a list, in this case, of people who share your fetish for wearing diapers. …

Food Dehydrator Comparisons

When buying a food dehydrator you want to be able to get your full moneys worth out of it. A Food Dehydrator can be easy to use and you only need to know a few things about them. If you are looking to buy a new food dehydrator and even looking to upgrade your current one continue reading on and you may learn a few important tips that will help you find the right one for you.

Buying and using a food dehydrator are both actually quite simple but you'll need to keep a few things in mind. Make sure you buy a dehydrator with enough storage space and enough storage racks for want you want to do. Wattage is not always important unless you are trying to dehydrate a very large dehydrator space with very low wattage then you may run into the food not drying completely which could cause bacteria to grow in the food if not consumed quickly enough. I prefer about 500 watts with a 4-12 tray capacity because it just does the job right. You may want a larger size just make sure you go up a little higher in watts if you go larger than 12 trays. Most food dehydrators are going to be powerful enough for what you want to do as they've been tested time and time again before being released.

Set your spending limit when buying a new model. In all honesty unless you are going to be doing huge batches of dried food daily you'll probably be able to find a good dehydrator for what you need at or under $ 100. That's good news because it will quickly pay for itself. As with most products though do not over spend for features or items that you will not use. If you know you're only going to use it once a month to make a small batch of beef jerky then save yourself some money and buy the 4 tray 300 watt dehydrator instead of the 15 tray 600 watt food dehydrator that will cost you a lot More. Remember buying a food dehydrator helps you save money so just get the one that is in your price range for what you need to do.

Consider buying two smaller dehydrators rather than one large dehydrator. One thing that I like to do is dehydrate vegetables and meats. I would recommend not doing both together because as they need to be set to different times and temperatures to fully dry. One solution to this is to buy two smaller dehydrators one for meats and one for the vegetables. This comes in handy also during the holidays for drying different products for baking and cooking at different times and temperatures. After a quick clean up and storing the first item i can rotate production so something is always dehydrating. So if you are buying a new food dehydrator remember these things to help save you time and most and be the most …

Sinus and Allergy – Three Worst Foods

For all the controversy as to whether some foods, indeed, affect a person’s environmental allergies and sinus issues, there is one thing certain: Most people will respond affirmatively, when asked if their condition was improved after discontinuing the use of some specific foods.

At least, this has been the experience of many, as well as mine, who had suffered from those two ailments and tried this simple experiment for a period of several days. This “empirical approach”-by practical experimentation-remedy, although little known and not scientific, has been, in many cases, a welcome solution in the treatment of those two health issues. The results have been consistent and therefore difficult to gainsay in the real world.

Three foods seem to stand out as real enemies of those suffering from environmental allergies and sinus disorders such as: Sinus pressure, PND (post-nasal-drip), chronic production of green and yellow mucus, sinusitis, etc. Those three foods are: dairy products, sugar and eggs. The list of “bad foods” is much longer, but those three, possibly, hold “the worst” preeminence.

Sugar and dairy products

Nutritional and medical science, as well as government authorities, are sounding the warning alarm about the effects of sugar in human health: Harvard University researchers, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, a bone disease expert from Tufts University are all saying, basically, the same: The average consumption of sugar in the USA is too high and this can be very detrimental to our health. Although their warnings are for the general population its connotation can add additional credibility to the negative effects of sugar for the two groups we are considering in this article: Those dealing with allergy and sinus issues.

As for dairy products, already in the late 1800’s some nutrition experts were expressing that “milk produces phlegm.” That far back also sugar had already been singled out as being “injurious to health,” when taken in large quantities. Moreover, significant amounts of milk and sugar when taken together, it was stated, form the equivalent of alcohol in the stomach.

We must bear in mind, in balance, that not everyone reacts the same way to things put into the body, whether it be food, drug medication, an aspirin or even water. But it is good to know that when many allergy or sinus sufferers stopped using those three foods there was a remarkable improvement of her or his condition.

Eggs

Some healthful living advocates would insist that eggs can be just as detrimental, when dealing with those health issues, as sugar and dairy products are. Again, some are probably more susceptible to this food than others. Yet one can experiment with it to see whether in fact it should be placed in one’s own list of “bad foods.”

Conclusion

Some may be concerned about becoming undernourished if those three foods were to be significantly reduced or eliminated. The good news is, however, that because our American diet is already protein heavy it could turn out to be, in many cases, a …

Violin Lessons – The Adult Beginner

I have been surprised and impressed by the number of adults who will begin the challenge to learn to play the violin. In preparing for this article I requested email input from the adult beginners that I have had contact with and will be using their suggestions as well as giving you my own thoughts.

I have come to believe there is one great myth out there regarding the adult who takes up a new instrument: "It is harder for an adult than it is for a child." There are many versions of this: "Children are more flexible;" "You can not teach an old dog new tricks!" Well I do not believe this is true at all. I believe the reason this myth persists is due to different expectations between adults and children.

Children want to play because they hear a violin somewhere; Or a parent or grandparent plays and they want to be like them, or for many other reasons. But children are used to being on the beginning end of things, and are used to people teaching them and telling them how to do things. They go to their lesson every week, Mom or Dad helps them practice every day, and before they know it they've been at it for a couple of years and are sounding pretty good!

The adult on the other hand is by now very proficient at their chosen profession and in many cases is the teacher and not the student in their field. It is uncomfortable therefore, to be a beginning violinist and to play at a beginner level in front of someone who is proficient (his or her teacher). They look constantly for progress and measure them against a standard that they have chosen – often an unrealistic standard.

I had one student who said he'd always wanted to play violin. His wife gave him a violin and a month of lessons for his birthday, and he was very excited and very nervous. At work he was used to being in front of a boardroom full of executives and this is where he was most comfortable. When he came to lessons he was sweating and nervous and nothing I could do really calmed him down. I'm really not that intimidating! It was just too hard for him to be the beginner again. He rented about a month and then was too busy with work to continue with violin.

The adult students who stick with it have no pre-set expectations other than to play as well as they can. I asked adult beginners what their expectations were when they began lessons. Heather, who began viola lessons in her 40's said she expected it to be difficult and expected to take as long as two years before she'd want to play for anyone. Bill, who began in his 60's said he had no real expectations, he just wanted to do as well as he could. Melody, who began lessons in her 30's, said she …

Los Angeles Terrorist targets

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Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:00 PM PDT A Lake Elsinore man who lost his hand in an improvised explosion device (IED) is being held in custody today after he went to a hospital emergency room with his hand blown off. His brother and mother have been arrested on suspicion of making explosives and child endangerment, a Riverside county sheriff’s sergeant said.

The allegations stem from explosives found at the family’s home, where the mother ran a licensed daycare facility, said sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez.

Benjamin Kuzelka, 23, walked into a hospital and told emergency personnel that he had shot his own hand, said sheriff’s Sgt. Gutierrez.

An examination of the wound determined it was not consistent with a gunshot, and Kuzelka later told deputies that he had been injured by explosives, Gutierrez said.

Sheriff’s deputies, along with agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, went to his home at 30524 Audelo Street and found bomb-making materials and marijuana plants, the sergeant said.

Kuzelka was in serious condition and will be arrested when he recuperates.

His brother, Grey Timothy Kuzelka, 21, was arrested and booked into the county jail. He had been free on bail since Sunday, following an arrest on suspicion of drug possession, sales and transport.

Their mother, Rebecca Kuzelka, 55, was also  being held.
The possibility that the family is associated with hate groups or other radical home grown or international terrorist with intentions of bombing southern California targets is being investigated by local, county and federal authorities according to an investigator.
Law enforcement in surrounding counties including Orange and L.A.Counties are investigating to see if there is any connection between the Kuzelka family and any recent bomb threats.
LAX has long been believed by terrorist experts to be a high grade target for terrorist.
In a wide-ranging Rand report it considered the potential casualties from car bombs, mortars, snipers and surface-to-air missile attacks the most likely scenario and is the first public blueprint of the airport’s greatest vulnerabilities.
LAX, the world’s fifth-busiest airport, is considered the state’s top terrorist target. An Al Qaeda plot to explode several luggage bombs in terminals was foiled in December 1999.  According to former president George Bush a Los Angeles skyscraper was a terrorist target.
Bush indicated that in Feb 2006 – Al Qaeda terrorists were planning to fly a plane into the tallest building on the West Coast not long after they’d launched the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington.
The terrorists’ target was a notable Los Angeles office building, he said during a speech given at the National Guard Association of the United States’ headquarters.
The 73-story Los Angeles office building, the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, was called the Library Tower at the time of the terrorist plot. It was later renamed US Bank Tower.
Bush said the scheme involved terrorists using shoe bombs to hijack an aircraft that would then …

Influence of Newspapers

The invention of printing is an epoch making achievement in the history of human civilization. The modern age owes three fourths of its progress to printing. It has brought many blessings in its train and one of these is the newspaper which has deeply and widely influenced modern life in many ways.

A newspaper at first was nothing more than a paper which gave news. In its infancy, it had no other aim. But as it developed, it began to be used for various other purposes and served several ends. Today, it has become a tremendous force for good and evil in the world. It not only continues, as before, to give news but also comments on them, criticizes the people and the government, deals with social, political, industrial and religious questions, reviews books and periodicals, ventilates grievances and does many other things, In fact there is hardly any public activity of man which does not come within the purview of the modern newspaper. The press, of course, has now become an organ of public opinion.

But unfortunately, sometimes the press is stifled. It is prevented from carrying out its legitimate work either by the unfitness of those who manage it or by the unnecessary interference of the powers that be. It is sometimes seen that passion and not reason guides its action. A wrong cause is championed, truth is suppressed and morbid tastes are pandered by it. Dangerous as these evils are, a greater danger comes from the attempt of some irresponsible government to gag or subsidies newspapers. Often, without sufficient cause, newspapers are gagged simply because they had the guts of criticizing plainly the unjust action of government.

But when it runs or is allowed to run in a normal and rational course, a newspaper is a great public educator. More than what can be done in schools and colleges is done by it. It supplies necessary information on the burning topics of the day, tackles the principal social and political problem of a country, criticizes books and brings to light the epoch making discoveries and inventions. It benefits every class of people. But it is not only a public educator and fearless critic of a government, it is also a great social reformer. It is in the columns of the newspapers that social abuse, are ruthlessly exposed and criticized and attention of the public is drawn to the inherent evils of some customs and practices.

The press is also an effective check on the vagaries of men in power. So it is a great mentor and stands against the misuse of power and the miscarriage of justice. It brings all the questions of the day before the bar of public opinion to be approved or condemned by it, in this way it serves the nation. The press is also a very great force in the field of politics. It teaches citizens their rights and responsibilities and make them fit for citizenship. It educates public opinion and teaches …

Types of Newspaper Racks

Newspaper racks are an indispensable item for anyone who wants organize their stacks of newsprint. You may be a how owner, a business owner, or manage a public facility such as a school library and if you have a regular subscription to newspaper you need a way to organize them. These racks are quite useful for bringing an end to clutter strewn around your home or work space, and if used correctly they can bring you great peace of mind. Newspaper racks come in different styles, designs, shapes, colors, materials of fabrication, and sizes and it will be worth your time to careful see what the market place has to offer. Let us take a look at some of the more common types of these racks that can help you simplify your life so great.

The advent and proliferation of the Internet has slowed down significantly the sales and distribution of newsprint, but the fact remains that there still are a significant amount of people in the United States and abroad who still treasure their hard copy and like to read it every day . It is quiet a treat to wake up in the morning and open your door and have a fresh news release waiting for you to enjoy at your kitchen table or den while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Some people even have several subscriptions and have the time to read every page and get great satisfaction from this. There are others who rely on newspapers for their employment and actively scour various publications everyday for leads and ways to make more money. Or, you may even be in the business of selling newspapers and you need a convenient and effective way to display your offers to maximize sales volume. Whatever you purpose for reading or selling all of these newspapers there will come a time when you want an easy and simple way to organize all of this paper, and the best way to do this is with well designed newspapers racks.

One of really nice way to organize and store your newsprint collection is with slant wall newspaper racks. This is a kiosk type of design where you can lay folds of newsprint over dowels that are staggered vertically on a wall mount rack. This makes it very easy for anyone to walk right up the rack and see exactly what is available. These are easy to feed and manage, and can hold a decent volume of newsprint. This style of rack works quite well in libraries or home studies where you can easily walk up and store and read your favorite items for the day.

Another type of newspaper racks are the vertical wire grid rack. These are most commonly used by vendors who want to distribute and sell large quantities of materials and occupy the least amount of space possible. These are also a good choice for giving people easy access to free news type materials, and you will see …

7 Steps to Writing the Bullet-Proof Press Release

Press releases are so easy to write that everyone's writing them. That's just the problem. Reporters are inundated with press releases. Some good. Some bad. Some they post by the copy machine so everyone in the newsroom can have a good laugh. With the current trend towards electronic submission of press releases, this problem has been compounded. In self-defense, reporters have begun to brandish a lethal weapon: the delete option of their e-mail programs.

To make sure your press release escapes the round file (electronic or otherwise) and gets the coverage it describes, follow these Seven Steps to a Bulletproof Press Release.

Step 1: Send it to the right reporter.
If you have just invented a way to power your car with chicken soup, do not send a press release announcing this to the local newspaper's financial reporter, a trade publication specializing in garden products, or the Fisherman's Gazette. They will not read it, will not print it and will not like you for it. Identify the publications, reporters and editors who cover your topic and send your press release to them. This can easily be accomplished by using a media directory such as Media Finder (mediafinder.com) or Finder Binder (finderbinder.com).

Step 2: Send it how they want to receive it.
Find out your target reports' preferences: do they prefer to receive press releases by e-mail? Fax? Snail mail? Carrier pigeon? If you submit your press release through a vehicle that they like, you have one less hurdle to clear in getting them to read it. Reporter preferences may be listed in a media directory; If not, ask.

Step 3: Make it newsworthy.
A press release announcing a new hire is often newsworthy (dull, but newsworthy), unless you've hired a temporary stock person for the holiday season who will not even be around when their hire is announced. Make sure your press releases contain real news that will be of interest to at least some of the publication's readership.

Step 4: Avoid hype.
Words like "revolutionary," "best" and "leading-edge" should be avoided, or at minimum backed up by facts and figures or used in quotes from non-biased reviewers. Otherwise, leave them for the infomercial magnates. Chances are, they'd be edited out anyway. No self-respecting reporter would include them in copy to an editor. If you're not sure how to avoid hype, try writing as if your closest competitor was writing it on assignment for the publication. It will probably come out grudgingly factual: just perfect for the news media.

Step 5: Avoid non-meaning words and phrases and industry jargon.
You know these non-meaning phrases; You see them often in high tech press releases. Phrases like, "cross-platform functionality," "utilization procedures" and "user-facilitated interface." These terms will only confuse the reader. The reporter will have to either take the trouble to decipher this babblespeak, call you for a translation, or-the delete option is just a click away.

Step 6: Use standard journalistic style.
Use the inverted pyramid style. This is the practice …

Animal News in the World Today

Animals make the headlines today for many reasons. The problem is that animals tend to make the news for the horrible and unthinkable things that happen to them. In every state across the United States and every country across the globe atmospheres happen to animals great and small everyday. We have covered news stories involving dogs and cats as well as assorted types of animals being stared to death, beaten to death, burned with acid, inhumanely executed in addition to countless other ways. We have written stories about animals that were killed for the fun of it by the sickest of individuals and by accident by the ones who loved them the most. But, with all of the negative headlines that animals are involved in, there are a number of animals that make the news for wonderful, heartwarming and humorous reasons.

Many dogs and cats can say that their owners would not be alive if it were not for them. Dogs and cats have called the police when their owners were in trouble and in need of medical help, dogs have wakened the owners up to let them know there was a fire in the house and still others have been driving the force behind helpful laws being enacted To help make the world a better place to live. Below I have placed one of my favorite articles I have written which highs one of the many happy reasons an animal has made the news. I hope that you enjoy it.

Black Labrador Honored as Katrina Hero

At the annual Genesis Awards, hosted by the Humane Society, a black Labrador now called Katrina was honored for her life saving efforts. A New Orleans man who was in trapped in flood waters after the hurricane recalled how the dog helped to get him to higher ground, without her he obviously would have drowned. The awards dinner attended by leading animal rights activists granted the dog a standing ovation. Katrina was rescued from a shelter after the man's story was reported on a local Los Angeles TV station.

Yes, animals have certainly solidified their position in the world today for both the good, as seen above, and the bad. Join us as we explore the world of animal news one day at a time. …