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  • Glitovine Blog: MOTIVATION: OPENNESS EFFECTIVENESS AND GETTING HANDS ON

    Every day of our lives, we are faced with different situations, Events and Issues. These phenomena can be either the determinants to the obstacles and solutions to our Challenges depending on the measures and steps adopted by you and hence lead to any outcome you encounter in your Life while carrying out your day to day activities.
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  • 10 Ways To Save Money at Theme Parks & UK Attractions

    Theme parks don’t come cheap, once you add up the cost of admission tickets, parking, petrol, meals, drinks, snacks and souvenirs, you can easily spend up to £100 per person! 

    You don’t need to break the bank if you’re planning a family trip. When going on days out such as theme parks and zoos, there’s a few ways you can make the day a little cheaper…

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  • You Go Manilow Fan!

    I have spoken before in this blog about Barry Manilow being the first concert I was ever taken to as a kid. It was a show that my folks took me to at the local campus venue. Debby Boone also played…

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  • Animals (2019) – Film Review – Franglais27 Tales

    A question posed to me on the Friday night before watching Animals, after I mentioned that the premise of the film is about female relationships, was as to whom the title refers in that instance. Were the animals, in this film, a reference to humans instead or to the foxes that appear in a few scenes? It is still a question that I am now pondering whilst writing this review.

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Being a Performing Arts Major – Singing Girls Guide

    Being a performing arts major comes with a lot of requirements that other majors do not have. Not only do performance majors need to study for general classes (math, science etc.) they also have to rehearse 6 nights a week for five hours, practice for their private lessons, maintain a social life and hobbies, and for some even provide for a family! It’s a lot! But let me tell you some things you need to know before you enter into this exciting (yet challenging) world of performing. Not Everyone Has to Like You When I started college I began on a Vocal Performance Scholarship. This provided me with so many opportunities, but also responsibilities. In order to keep my scholarship I had to audition for every opera and musical the school put on. I also had to do charity events and fundraisers. I had a lot of fun doing these things and really enjoyed myself. But one of the first things I learned is, that some people will like your style, and some won’t. And guess what? That’s okay. I was not there to be liked and to be doted upon, I was there to learn. Every judge, every director, and every teacher will have a different opinion on how you should change your performance. For those that you trust, take it, and implement it. For those who are spiteful, and mean, just let it roll off your shoulders. The key to a performance degree is to learn how to take criticism and not get upset. Of course, there will be times when it may get hard and you get overwhelmed. But know it is part of the journey, and try not to take it personally. Everything will work out and whether people like you or they don’t, you will still get your degree and move on! Don’t Procrastinate I think one of the most frequent conversations I had with people in school was that “I don’t have my song memorized for tonight” or “I haven’t practiced yet.” And yes even I was the culprit of these conversations! Let me tell you something, I did not enjoy performing at that time. I actually hated it. I was so overwhelmed, I was newly married, and felt I simply did not have time to practice. But I did have time. And I would stress so heavily on learning my 15 page french aria that I would put it off. And yes, my voice teacher yelled at me. I remember coming out of that rehearsal when I was yelled at, I could feel hot tears coming. I was exhausted and felt like I should just quit now. When I got to the car I started to sob and my husband looked at me and said “So what? You got yelled at. You failed. Failing can either make you give up or do better. What are you going to choose?” He is truly my biggest fan and he knew that’s what I needed to hear. He is very gifted rhythm wise, (I got yelled at for not knowing my rhythm) and when we got home we sat on the couch and memorized for hours. We sat there and tapped out my words and rhythm until I had it perfect. At my next lesson my teacher apologized for getting so angry, then said “You have way too much talent to be lazy about your education. I don’t want you to choose to waste it. It makes me angry just thinking about how far you could go, and how you can’t see that now.” This woman has sung at the Met, she has sung with Mack Wilberg and won numerous singing awards. I started crying again (yes I am very emotional). Then she had me sing my piece. She was so proud of me for sticking to it and for getting it learned in one day. Her and I are still very close friends, and I trust her insight. Through that rough semester I learned to not procrastinate, and I am going to echo the same to you. You have something to bring to the performing arts world that nobody else can. Nobody else has thoughts like you or the same personality. You have potential, you have gifts. Do not squander your gifts just because you are stressed out. Stay motivated, stay caffeinated, and get enough sleep. Don’t procrastinate! O, be wise, what can I say more? With all of your commitments and rehearsals and music to learn, do not waste your time away. Do not stay out a

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