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The Midnight Funk Association was the 12 a.m. segment of the legendary late night Detroit radio DJ Electrifying Mojo, a.k.a Charles Johnson.
An entire generation of faithful fans and listeners from the late 70's through the early 90's recognize the radio show for shaping the musical tastes of listeners in the Metropolitan Detroit Area, Northern Ohio, and Eastern Ontario Canada.

Mojo broke many artists in the Detroit market including Prince, The J. Giles Band, The B-52's and turned audiences on to classic legends like Pink Floyd and Peter Frampton, artist previously unheard on radio stations that were labelled as "black", or "R and B" .

Nightly at 12 a.m., Mojo called to order The Midnight Funk Association, an homage to some of the great funk bands of the day and of all time. He frequently played original long versions, and entire sides of albums by George Clinton and Parliament / Funkadelic, Prince, Rick James and many other all time great bands and artists, as well as local groups like Ready For the World.

At the top of the show, Mojo opened membership to the MFA, and members new and old were asked to stand up to show solidarity.

* If you were driving you were to flash your headlights.
* If you were at home, you turned on your porch light.
* If you were in bed listening to the show, you were required to dance on your back.

And every night for years, people did it !

To become a card carrying member of the MFA, listeners wrote in the radio station and would receive their official MFA I.D. card.

Electrifying Mojo, and the Midnight Funk Association was one of the last great radio music shows of our time. Many fans of the radio show credit Mojo for being fans of music that they would have otherwise never heard of. He was a huge influence in turning millions of listeners into Prince fans, and many say was responsible for a six show sell out at Cobo Hall in Detroit in the late 80's.

It is common to speak to fans of the show that will credit him for turning them on to Peter Frampton, The B-52's, Pink Floyd, and many other artists that were never heard on Detroit's "R and B" stations, yet he also supported emerging rap artists like Eric B and Rakim, Run DMC, Whoodini, L.L. Cool J, and the many styles of music heard of the show fit together semmlessly as if they were mean to be enjoyed together.

The Godfathers and Originators of Detroit House and Techno Music, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, now known and respected around the world as groundbreaking, credit Mojo and the Midnight Funk Association as an early influence in their musical development and he frequently supported and played thier early and history making tracks that launched Detroit techno to the entire world including Inner City's "Good Life", Derrick May's "Strings of Life", Cybotron's "Cosmic Cars", Model 500 "No UFO's", "Technicolor", "R9" and so many others.

Mojo was known to support and embrace electronic music in it's early stages and frequently played artists like Africa Bambaataa, Kraftwerk, and New Order as part of his nightly radio show.

Common segments of the legendary radio show included:

* 10:00pm - The Landing of the Mothership. This was the intro to each show with spaceship sound effects and related dialog. Sometimes the music heard during the first hour was indicative of what you'd hear that night; sometimes it would be completely random.
* 11:00pm - Awesome '84, '85. In the mid eighties, Mojo played an hour of brand new music (hence the year in the title) and a lot of new songs were introduced.
* 11:30pm - Lover's Lane. A half an hour of "slow jams" for lovers.
* 12:00am - The Midnight Funk Association. Consisted regularly of Parliament-Funkadelic, The Gap Band, Zapp and other funk bands of the era.

From 1:00am to 3:00am (2:00 am on Saturday nights), Mojo's show was different every night. Sometimes, the MFA would stretch well beyond 1:00am, other times Mojo would introduce segments such as:

* Star Wars - A classic "artist vs. artist" set, where Mojo would alternate selections from two different groups or artists, and the listeners would call in to vote for their favorite.
* Journey - Sometimes a multi-night segment, where Mojo played songs by a single artist or group, spanning their entire career. This usually included a mix of hits and obscure songs by that artist.
* Shout-out - Everyone that called into the station during his show was the recipient of a "shout-out". He would go on for as long as it took rattling off the first names of every single person who had called in to the show.
* 35-35-35 - Mojo would take suggestions from listeners about their favorite artists and bands. He then would choose the three most popular groups that night and play thirty-five minutes, commercial-free, of each group. This segment often gave airtime to groups that no other radio station in Detroit played.

At other times, Mojo would spend the last 2 hours of his show showcasing live mixes on two turntables, by bringing in local DJs to do the same. One such DJ, Jeff Mills, began his career with Mojo as "The Wizard." Mojo also would air music by local groups at this time.

In the Metro Detroit Area, The Midnight Funk Association was more than a nightly radio show, it was an event that listeners looked forward to every night for years.
It was common to see cars flashing thier lights at midnight and horns honking on the streets all over town at Midnight.

Mojo crossed color lines and did not adhere to a play list like today's prepackaged radio stations and while broadcast on stations marketed toward the African-American market, his programming was an inspired blend of the best soul, funk, New Wave, and rock that defied standard radio industry formats and genres.

He believed that good music had no color, and should not be packaged into "Black" stations, and "White" stations, a concept still lost on today's radio station owners, and program managers.

Electrifying Mojo and his Midnight Funk Association was the last of the great radio shows, and the last show that had any originality, and independent thought outside of a prestructured play list or carefully crafted demographic studies.

By following his love of music and adhering to a standard of just playing what was good, Mojo accomplished something that radio has been unable to do since. Capture a cross section of music lovers that encompassed every age, race, and finacial demographic, and create listeners andloyal fans that tuned in simply because they loved the DJ and the music.

Most recently, Mojo is serving as Program Director for a handful of Detroit radio stations - he does not publicize which ones - and he was in negotiations to bring his show to XM satellite radio in 2006, but so far nothing has been heard about it.

Fans from all over still speak of the legendary radio show, as well as, others who have heard about it and what it meant to so many, for so long.

For those of us that were there, The Midnight Funk Association will live in our hearts forever, and we will always be card carrying members.

It was truly one of the last great radio shows of our time.

R. Saravana Selvakumar Assistant Professor Department of English V.V.College of Engineering Tisaiyanvilai

The role of woman in Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King's Horseman and The Swamp Dwellers.

African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation's consciousness. Hard-hitting and brilliant in its analysis of culture and sexual politics; Gender Talk asserts boldly that gender matters are critical to the Black community in the twenty-first century. In the Black community, rape, violence against women and sexual harassment are as much the legacy of slavery as is racism. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheft all argue powerfully that the only way to defeat this legacy is to focus on the intersection of race and gender. Gender Talk examines why the race problem has become so male-centered and how this has opened a deep divide between Black women and men. The authors turn to their own lives, offering intimate accounts of their experiences as daughters, wives, and leaders. They examine pivotal moments in African American history when race and gender issues collided with explosive results-from the struggle for women's suffrage in the nineteenth century to women's attempts to gain a voice in the Black Baptist movement and on into the 1960s, when the Civil Rights movement and the upsurge of Black Power transformed the Black community while sidelining women. Through the centuries, the Hindu woman in literature has been based on the mythic models from Ramayana and Puranas: Sita, the silent sufferer - the archetype of Indian womanhood; the Earth-Mother, forbearance personified; the playmate and beloved Radha; the devotee Meera. Patterned on these Hindu models, the woman is often passive accepting the dynamic role of the men in her life.

Indian woman, for this very reason of pride in suffering, and due to years of inculcation about the necessity to accept her role, may not like her husband to step in and do her work. She is taught the importance and necessity of a stable marriage and family - family as security as a source of emotional strength. Even in sexual matters she has very little choice; her husband's needs must be fulfilled first. Sex becomes routine, for there is no overt discussion of sex. He does not think of her as a human being with whom he can have a conversation, can communicate. He visualizes her as a sex object, someone he can enjoy in bed, and one who can produce his children - at least one male child to continue his family line. In her anxiety to please, in her yearning to be recognized, in her desire to gain a prominent position in the family hierarchy, the woman longs for a son - her social redeemer, thus perpetrating male dominance and patriarchy. -Nobody knows the trouble I've seen- (Uma 1). These words spoken by a black woman could very well have been uttered by an Indian woman. May be some of the troubles are different, may be the Indian woman was not uprooted, enslaved, and violated by the white man. But in her own way, she, the Indian woman, has carried the burden of the family, has slaved for the husband, her children, and her family - whether extended or nuclear. Like the Indo-Anglian woman, the Afro-American woman is -to use of Harlem, subjective, willful and complexly and compellingly human- (Uma 10). But -strong' is what an Afro-American woman is commonly labeled as. Not strong as much as domineering what most people fail to realize is that historical reality automatically overrules the term domineering. In Africa, the conditions of the black race deteriorated under the rule of the white men. The main factor in this respect was the dislocation which affected the old village community and disturbed the natural balance between males and females. The black woman, aware of her man's exploitative relationship with her, is unenthusiastic about the birth of a son. For her, feminity represents respectability, dependability. Since the age of Aristotle, patriarchy has been working on the assumption that women are incapable of rational thought and therefore, they are naturally inferior to men. Women constitute half the humanity. Women are being extolled in literature; the saying goes that there is a woman behind every successful man. Bacon accords a very significant place for woman in man's life. His statement amply explains the concept, wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's mistresses. In the life of man, woman plays a vital role as mother, sister and wife. But still, it is disputable whether woman is given a due place she deserves. All along, she is treated only as -the other'. She is considered as physically weak and very emotional in nature. So she cannot be independent to take decisions of her own as she is not mature enough to decide her future. Since most human societies are male-dominated, women are subjected to many social evils like -purdah' system, female infanticide, child marriage, dowry system, enforced widowhood and denial of education. She is made to act as an unpaid domestic servant and is subjected to perpetual torture by a demanding husband, a ruthless mother-in-law and a nagging sister in law. It is said that man's cruelty towards man is exceeded only by man's cruelty to woman. Woman's subjugation is master-minded by patriarchal systems. The patriarchal systems do not allow women to realize their aspirations and ambitions. Every girl is taught and brought up as a subordinate to the male member. She is made aware that she is different from a boy and so her aspirations and ambitions are different from those of boys. Boys are nurtured to grow up as ambitious, rational and dynamic. The girls are encouraged to cultivate qualities like grace, gentleness and docility. In order to bring out woman to the forefront and to fight for her liberty, feminist movement comes into existence. The main aim of the feminist's movement is to liberate woman from all kinds of shackles which do not allow her to develop her full potential as a free and an autonomous individual. All Feminists are not necessarily women, as there are also men who fight for the rights of women. Thus feminism is a social, political and cultural movement that focuses on gender differences due to biological difference. It questions the rationale behind the culturally determined notions of superiority. It asserts that men have historically imposed their will on women to convince them of their inferiority. Wole Soyinka's women are built on the African traditional setup. Though they are considered as an inferior subject in Africa, Soyinka's women are equally treated with men. Soyinka's play The Lion and Jewel is a spirited and ribald account of African village life that explores the conflicts between traditional and modern values, third World reality against first world ideals, and the power of men against the influence of women. The action is interspersed with raucous African song and dance. The visit of the photographer is told as a play within a play, a musical re-enactment with the villagers acting out the events of that day. Soyinka's Sidi in The Lion and the Jewel opts for tradition. When the teacher Lakunle and Chief Baroka vie for her affection, at first she will have nothing to do with them. She is a free woman. Yet the kind of -westernization' which Sidi might have adored is chafed at in Soyinka's play. The pedantic schoolmaster's ideas of what is -civilized' are truly laughable. Lakunle promises Sidi that they will eat: Together we shall sit at table -Not on the floor - and eat, Not with fingers, but with knives And forks and breakable plates Like civilized beings. (9) Finally she agrees to marry Lakunle if he will pay the bride-price: I've told you, and I say it again I shall marry you today, next week Or any day you name But my bride-price must first be paid. (7)

The sympathies of the audience are entirely with Sidi. All through the play the use of mime, masquerade, and dance is most convincing, anticipating for instance Sidi's seduction scene, emphasizing the virility of the Baroka and the tawdriness of the school teacher and the European photographer. Sidi's zest for life makes her not only an individual but an individualist. Soyinka has advanced the process of individual assertiveness one step further; to Sidi her own personal values are what matter, she never compromises. It is Sadiku, the chief wife of Baroka, very cleverly tries to inveigle Sidi into a visit to the Palace. So that Baroka may use coaxing or force according to circumstances. She invites Sidi to a supper party to be given by the chief. Sidi declines and says that Baroka is in the habit of inviting to his parties only girls on whom he has designs. Always, they become his wives or concubines by the next day. As a woman in a polygamous society, Sadiku has been trained to put with many things which may hurt her self-respect as an individual. She has not merely to put up with the favourites her husband has been choosing from time to time, but also to invite the woman on whom his fancy falls to marry him. On the surface, she is loyal to her husband and, if her attempts to persuade Sidi are typical, she puts her heart and soul in recruiting new brides for her husband. But Soyinka portrays her individuality in revealing to us her long-standing resentment at sharing her husband with many women. Her stifled self-respect asserts itself in her dance of triumph at the supposed loss of manliness by Baroka and in her attempt to celebrate it by a mummer's show: Sadiku: Ask no questions my girl. Just join my victory dance. Oh Sango my lord, who of us possessed your lightning and ran like fire through that lion's tail- Sadiku: - Is Baroka not more of a man than you? And if he is no longer a man than what are you?... (33-34) Sadiku is interesting by herself, an old woman who is not soured by life and whom age has not deprived of high spirits. The Iyaloja, leader of the market women in Death and the King's Horseman, taunts Elesin because he insisted on tasting a young girl on the eve of his death and allowed the taste to weaken his resolve. That this insistence was in itself startling, even unprecedented, is indicated in the earlier scene where he hints at his desire for the girl, who is already promised to the Iyaloja's son. The Iyaloja dare not understand him, but he clarifies his meaning beyond doubt. The Elesin's speech is sophistical, with its imagery of earth, seed and plantain shoots, its scorn of mere desire, its insistence upon his sanctity as a man already dedicated to death, and hence upon the sanctity of his wishes. But his desire is nevertheless apparent, and it is one which holds him to life instead of freeing him from it. It is also, although Soyinka does not emphasize this, profoundly contrary to the usual rituals of preparing oneself for a great spiritual task; rituals which stress abstinence, whether from food, drink or sex, rather than indulgence of senses which may cloud the will. Yet the Iyaloja grants his wish without a struggle, because she appears to accept his argument for its sanctity as coming from one already touched by the waiting fingers of out departed. Only when preparing him for the marriage bed does she remind him that it must also be the bed of death. In terms, in the play, the future is not really separable from the past, and must suffer whatever contamination today's events may spill upon it. It is only in this restricted sense that the Iyaloja can tell us, in the play's closing words: -Now forget the dead, forget even the living. Turn your mind only to the unborn- (219). Iyaloja gives sanction to the marriage of Elesin Oba and the young girl with the hope that any child born of the woman should be -neither of this world nor of the next. Nor of the one behind us. As if the timelessness of the ancestor world and the unborn have joined spirits to wring an issue of the elusive being of passage- Elesin!- (162). Iyaloja asserts her faith in the unborn. All the character roles in The Swamp Dwellers were very strong. Alu is shown as a very determined and focused woman. She shows many good characteristics in the story, but as a woman for that time, era and setting, her manor was quite different. Alu represents determination. This is determination in many ways. One side of her determination is to locate where she -believers' her lost son Igwezu is. As any mother would do, she shows such determination to find him and will do whatever it takes to bring him home to the country. While discussing her son with her husband, Makuri, she shows her determination as she states: Alu: I'm going after him. I don't want to lose him too. I don't want him missing his foothold and vanishing without a cry, without a chance for anyone to save him- Alu: I'm going out to shout his name until he hears me- (83) The two women in the family - Igwezu's mother, Alu and his wife, Desala - are sharply contrasted. The weakness and infidelity of Igwezu's wife provide a contrast to the strength and virtue of his mother. Despite temptations from visiting traders, Alu had remained faithful to her husband. Similarly, the mutual understanding and affection between the old couple, Makuri and Alu, despite their bickering and finding fault with each other, contrast itself with the awful lack of the same between the young couple Igwezu and Desala. Soyinka's Alu in The Swamp Dwellers is the strong figure hopelessly fettered by her rigid concept of tradition. Alu has her virtues in not being carried away by the glitter of city life or the lure of city-traders' money. Makuri, Alu's husband, had reason to be really proud of his steadfast wife, who -turned their traders' heads but- kept her own- (108). In spite of her strength of character, Alu can exercise no influence over her twin sons. The story of Igwezu, one of the twins, is a story of poignant loss on all sides. He lives to lose his wife, Desala, to his brother in the city and loses his harvest to the flood and swamp in the village. Igwezu returns to the city, belonging neither to the village nor the city, which merely swallows another victim down its gargantuan throat. Once again Alu manifests her limitation by losing both her sons through her blind adherence to traditional values. Alu shows a mother's concern for the safety of her sons who have ventured into the city and away from the maternal protection. One of her sons, Awuchike, has been away from home for ten years, and to his mother he is dead. Makuri scolds her: The older you get, the more of a fraud you become. Every day for the past ten years, you've done nothing but swear that your son was dead in the marshes. And now you sit there like a crow and tell me that you're waiting for news about him. Alu: [stubbornly] I know he's dead. (82) Although her husband understands the reason why the young will drift away from the land and tries to explain it to her - Awuchike got sick of this place and went into the city' Alu remains firm in her conviction that he was drowned in the swamps. The assumption is that if he had stayed at home, she would have offered him the protection he needed. Soyinka's women enjoy prestige in the hierarchy of marriage in The Lion and the Jewel. The second or third wife holds higher status over a single woman, the first wife maintains the most privilege among the women in the family. Traditionally, the first wife would choose her husband's second and third wives and act as a go-between or Alarena, to propose the marriage. Sadiku in The Lion and the Jewel act as the go-between Sidi and Baroka and plays a major role in getting her married to Baroka. The final surrender of Sidi to Baroka is evidence of the victory of traditional African values over the modern European ones in the African context. The weakness and strength, infidelity and virtue are contrasted with the two women- Igwezu's mother and his wife in The swamp Dwellers. The pain and agony of Alu moves the play to the theme of motherhood. The love for her lost sons and later the depressed Igwezu makes her remains faithful to her husband. It is understood that Soyinka's women are built on the African traditional set up. Though they are considered as an inferior subject in Africa, Soyinka's women are equally treated with men, sometimes these women direct men and advice them. For example Iyaloja in Death and the Kings Horseman represents traditional wisdom. Whereas Sidi in The Lion and the Jewel is a girl of high spirit and she respects the traditional values throughout the play. Finally Alu and Igwezu's wife in The Swamp Dwellers remain faithful to their husbands. It is clear that women enjoy prestige in the traditional Nigerian society

Bibliography

1. Soyinka, Wole. Collected Plays I: The Swamp Dwellers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

2. -------------------. Collected Plays II: Includes The Lion and the Jewel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

3. -------------------. Six Plays: Death and the King's Horseman. London: Methuen, 1984.

4. Uma, Alladi. Woman and Her Family Indian and Afro-American: A Literary Perspective. New York: Envoy Press, 1989.

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Sometimes in life simple and common student (which should be the case for some Zr0s, I think;)) need to create small video montages on occasion, I am not me, for a small business to make (works personal boxes for the ignares ^ ^) or any other presentation, brief, create a small video editing to better illustrate his point.

EH well good: I am going to offer free and easily make a small personal video editing. Note that this is not very hard, and I am contenterais give you the way forward, as well as tips to suit your editing situation.
I work with Windows Movie Maker software graciously provided by Microsoft with Windows OS from the Millennium version and more. Normally, the software is pre-installed but may have to be upgraded via the Internet.

The tutorial is version 2 of Windows Movie Maker. If you do not have the same screenshots than me, you must use an earlier version. Make the shift from Windows Update, thank you.
Summary of the tutorial: Chapter icon * Premier Pas * your first video clip * retrieve video * tips and tricks Premier Pas Commenons by check if you have the right tools. Normally, Windows Movie Maker software is included free with the operating system Windows XP (professional or family, regardless). If you have this OS, then go in the start menu, then select all programs to finally click shortcut Windows Movie Maker (shown by a film in color film). Normally, the main interface should show you the main elements of this software. Thus, you will find the different elements that make up the software: * interface acquisition software; * library currently selected; * the viewer; * the weft of time.

Start by changing, if it is not already selected, the time frame for does not have as sequence (to do this, select the appropriate option by clicking the timeline displays).

timeline I think that it is better to work with this view so you can better gauge the time that elapses, or just basicelly do a blog wikio and see the sequence of your movies.
Then, you can edit the default properties for not having each time to deliver your Director Nick, your copyright and everything (except the title that changes with each timeline, of course). To do this, go to file / properties, and then enter the corresponding information.
Your first video as it is often said: "it is forging it makes perfect", it is therefore in amount of video clips that it becomes a true video-maker! Let's create a new project. Faites file / new project, and then you save the project under... and name your file depending on your mood;).
This file is the project file, it is certainly not the final video. Don't expect therefore not play your video by double-clicking it.

It's a lightweight file that tells the software how are organized the parts of your editing, as well as the place where the elements are stored. In my case, I've named it test, and saved it in my documents.
Image user if you change of place these items, software no longer returns him to specify the new location. In your table editing, it will be marked by a large red x on your sequences: o.
Now, what? Well, you must import (c? is to say, tell the software where files are located) elements that constitute your timeline. On the left panel, you can import music, images, video, or outright purchase to a device (for example, a camera if you have one;)). Personally, I have started with images, which is often good practice. Choose two three photos that you want to use (fear nothing for your files, they are not changed by the software), and import them into software (make import photos, and then select selected images).

Image user pictures are now in the library. If you wish, you can change the library by choosing another drop-down list. But they are not in the timeline! A drag / drop to bring on Timeline (the plane of Mount) at the bottom. Put them to the suite. Test by pressing the "play button" in the Viewer. It is: you have your first video editing (or at least you have a preview).
That is what the Timeline? It's the mounting bar at the bottom of the software. It is this bar which is the main piece of software, by allowing you to manage the appearance of various elements.
Image what the Timeline is composed user? On a video part that will host your sequences (video clips), transition part that will show you the different transitions between clips, audio part which is in fact the sound of the video clip is equipped with an audio part / music that will contain the background music, and the overlay title, but we will see this later o_O.
Do not confuse the audio part and part audio / music! The first is the sound of your video clip (that you have imported), while only the second will contain music that you decide to include in your final cut.
Peaufinons it all. That is what makes your timeline is moche (do not say the opposite, it is made express: p) with professional clips? Missing, in bulk: background music, transitions (how to pass from one image to another) and titles of your clip. Let's step by step.

To embed the music, import (make import sound or music, select a sound file). Adds the file in the library, and you can add it to the Timeline, but this time in the audio category / music. Repeat the test Viewer: pictures are now in music: D!

Complete our final Assembly, we need to include some headlines. To do this, go to tools / titles and credits. The software offers you 5 choices, but ultimately there are only two differences.

Either you choose to make a title image to a movie clip (i.e. that acts as your pictures), or creating a mezzanine title. This is what concerns us here. In this case, select the option Add a title to the clip that is selected in the timeline. You type your text, you accept the title and paf! It was the chocapics! Uh, I lost me there. A new object is added in your Timeline, and you see that your title. Allows you to overlay it to your clips already, which is much better and much more attractive. Innovate a bit, and now, our project is finished. 🙂

User load video image I mean here that rlent: colere:.
But where is our video?
Well it is not yet encoded, that's all. In other words, indicated the project organize clips, now, ask them to create a video file.

To do this, select Save to my computer in the panel on the right, specify the size (leave the default options, it is the format best suited to playing on your computer) and choose a file and the location of this file name. Now, wait! This may take more or less time depending on the size of the project. Go coffee machine at the corner:-, SIP it, and return on your PC.

Now, do you need more to include your photo between both sides of the clip to get a result nec plus ultra: lol:.
At the end of this tutorial, I hope have initiated you the pleasure of video editing.
Although Windows Movie Maker is useful to troubleshoot from time to time, it is pre

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Everyone has seen a movie where someone shamefully admits that they don't know how to dance. Some of these scenes end in a montage where the person is learning to dance and all of a sudden, life is beautiful and fun. These happy moments don't just have to happen on TV. Here are some of the main reasons you should enroll in dance lessons in Erie, PA.

Have Fun Exercising

One of the biggest benefits to dance is that it is fun but it is also exercise. Many people who do not like exercise or who have problems really participating in physical activity find that dance provides an outlet for them that doesn't feel like exercise but still has all the health benefits.

Improve Strength and Flexibility

When you enroll in dance lessons, you may be surprised at how quickly you start to notice a difference in your strength and flexibility.

Find a New Hobby

Dance is a great hobby that is available wherever you are. Everywhere you go, whether you are on a business trip or on vacation and need to let loose, there will be somewhere you can go to dance. Dance is a great hobby because of its physical, mental, and emotional health benefits in addition to just being really fun to do.

Makes You Smarter

Studies have actually shown that dance improves cognitive acuity no matter what age you are. Furthermore, one study has indicated that dance was shown to increase mental acuity in patients with dementia by over 75%.

Reduce Stress

It has long been known that exercise in general reduces stress, but dance specifically has been shown in several research studies to greatly reduce stress. As you combine music with physical activity, the rhythm of moving your body with the music has been shown to have powerful stress reduction effects on the body.

Increase Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

As you learn to dance and learn to move your body in different ways, you will feel an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem. There is something emotionally empowering about dance that simply cannot be achieved in any other way.

Express Yourself Creatively

Music can be a great way to express yourself creatively if you are not able to find a way to explain or work out your emotions. Dance can be a very effective way to release both negative or positive energy. This may be why so many celebrations involve dance, such as weddings, graduation parties, and more. This is also why it feels so much better to dance when you are feeling angry or frustrated.

Fight Depression

Dance is above all an emotional experience. You may be surprised to find as you learn to dance and as you participate in dance often, either in your classes or on your own, how purifying dance can be when you are feeling depressed or upset. Dance is naturally stress reducing and as you dance, you will find that it is much easier to cope with difficult situations and feelings.

Get Out of Your Head

Everyone has had those days where everything feels frustrating and perhaps nothing seems to be going well. Dance can be a great way on these days for you to just get out of your own head and force all of your energy into something else. When you are having a bad day, try dancing to forget about it for a while and leave it behind. You might be surprised at how quickly you are able to cast it out of your mind and just think about the dance steps.

Make New Friends

Last but not least, dance is a great way to make new friends with common interests as well as people who you would not ordinarily get to meet. People from all walks of life are now seeing the potential benefits of dance lessons in Erie, PA. Dance is above all a social activity. You are interacting and dancing with people from all over with all different kinds of stories, and it can be a great way to make new close friends.

There are plenty of challenges these days when it comes to having a band. Some things are easier than others to cope with, but getting your band noticed online is really a challenge that everyone runs into. There are numerous methods, many tools, methods and techniques used to deal with getting your band noticed online. Let's face it. Some just work better than others. How do you find what works?

Understanding the world of music marketing online definitely helps. Doing almost anything looks easy for individuals that know how. And to get good results with getting your band noticed online you just need to understand much more about what works and exactly what does not.

It's as simple as that.

The Following are 5 effective tips for promoting your band online:

1. Create an interesting video for your music. Why would this make a difference? Well, you can catch more eyeballs this way. Despite the fact that it's your music you need presented to the masses, many people retain visually presented material more readily. Let's face it, it's a visual world..

2. Make the Internet your second home. This is very important to have your profiles set up for all social networking sites such as, MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter, imeem and so on. This connects you to your target audience in a direct, real time way. Time to embrace the new technologies if you haven't already..

3. Let people have free access to your music. I know many people will argue this fact. But I'm sorry, the visitor needs to walk away with something they can connect you to. Very few people go online with the mindset to want to pay for something that others offer for free. Especially if they don't know who you are. You need to show a sign of good faith and give yourself a chance with them. If they like you, they'll find you and buy whatever you have to offer.. Just remember to make sure you upload the full song, and link to your personal site for queries. Having a song on one's machine makes for repeated listening, causing the listener to form an addiction to the track..

4. Get your own Web domain. These days you want to brand yourself however possible. Build a fan community; post updates, show details and allow your fans to post comments on your music. Interact. Engage! .

5. Make your website navigable. Why? Because fans don't want to search to find stuff out about you. Make everything clear as day, easy to see. Assume the average person will spend 3 seconds on your page. What information will they get from that? They should be able to know your band name, members... maybe, definitely where you're playing your next gig, and how to download/buy your music. From there, place links of all your networking profiles on your website, so that people can find you easily online. Fans should be able to move seamlessly from one of your spots to another on the web. They shouldn't be visiting multiple sites to find out what's up with you.

Follow the 5 tips above and you'll get good results with getting your band noticed online. You'll create a good environment for your fans to follow you, engage and support you. And a happy fan usually ends up giving you money!

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Juggalos, or hardcore fans of the Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse, have been making increased appearances in the mainstream media lately. Much of this is due to the success of the Gathering of the Juggalos, Insane Clown Posse's annual summer underground rap music festival.

However, it's also because juggalos as a community continue to grow because, as a group, they're particularly welcoming and enthusiastic. In fact, more entertainers and celebrities are revealing themselves as juggalos, either because they started as fans of Insane Clown Posse and underground rap music, or because they found themselves drawn to the fans' supportive attitudes.

Here are some famous juggalos:

Vanilla Ice (rapper): Vanilla ice was a rap star in the early '90s while Insane Clown Posse was still largely only known in underground rap music circles. However, as time wore on and Vanilla Ice receded from the public eye, he struck up a friendship with Insane Clown Posse and began performing at their underground rap music festival, the Gathering of the Juggalos.

He has since announced he will be releasing his own new underground rap music on ICP's label, Psychopathic Records.

Kane Hodder (actor): He's best known as a horror actor who played Jason Voorhees in four films from the Friday the 13th series. Many Insane Clown Posse fans are huge horror movie fans, so they embraced him heartily.

He has happily become one of the juggalos, and even sports a custom Hatchetman logo charm with a Jason-style machete in place of the usual hatchet.

Chuck D (rapper): Chuck D is of course an underground rap music legend, who actually influenced Insane Clown Posse through his pioneering work with Public Enemy. However, Insane Clown Posse has toured with his group Concentration Camp, and they forged a friendship that has led Chuck D to identify with the juggalos.

Coolio (rapper): Coolio is another former mainstream star, like Vanilla Ice, who eventually returned to underground rap music circles. A tour with Insane Clown Posse proved to be a turning point for him when he received warm support from juggalos. He was so touched by the love from juggalo audiences that he even got a juggalo tattoo. He is now a fixture at the Gathering of the Juggalos.

Vampiro (wrestler): Vampiro was a long-established wrestling star, but his dark image appealed to many juggalos. After he fell out of the public eye, juggalos embraced him heartily, and he eventually even began wrestling for the Juggalo Championshit Wrestling promotion.

He has professed a love for Insane Clown Posse, underground rap music, and the juggalo family on his personal web sites and blogs.

Singing is a great way to de-stress and introduce calm in your daily life. You don't have to be an American Idol hopeful to benefit from vocal lessons. For residents of Utah, voice training not only improves pitch and performance, but it offers a host of other benefits that have nothing to do with singing. If voice training is something you've considered for yourself or your children, keep reading to learn more about the many advantages of this popular practice.

An Ageless Hobby

It doesn't matter if you're a 10-year-old hoping to land a role in your elementary school's yearly musical or a 99-year-old looking to shock and amaze your friends and family at your centennial birthday party, singing is an ageless hobby. No matter how young or old you may be, you can start singing lessons at any age and excel.

Singing Bolsters Confidence

Did you know that most people fear public speaking more than death? This may seem like a nonsensical fear to someone who doesn't mind standing in front of a crowd, but the fear of public speaking is real for a majority of people in this world. Learning how to perform in front of an audience, which is what vocal training teaches singers, is one of the greatest ways to overcome this fear.

Learn to Sing in Different Styles

The casual singer may not be concerned with singing in different styles, but if you're a singing contest hopeful, this is a valuable lesson to learn. Being able to sing in a classical style as well as a contemporary style adds more depth to your performance. It opens up a variety of song possibilities and makes you a well-rounded singer. Your voice takes on dimension and gives your audience the pleasure of listening to a rich tapestry of lyrical talent.

Increase Your Lung Capacity

Are you an athlete? Maybe you're a long-distance runner, a swimmer, or a triathlon competitor. Athletes not only need strong muscles, but they need to rely on their endurance. Increasing one's lung capacity can help an athlete improve their endurance during strenuous activities like biking, running, swimming, skiing, etc. Vocal lessons help students improve their lung capacity, making it possible not only for them to hold notes longer but to compete at a higher level at their sport of choice.

Improve Vocal Range

For serious singers, improving one's vocal range is critical. While not everyone can sing the entire scale on the keyboard perfectly, the closer you can get to achieving this feat, the more likely it is that you'll be able to sing songs that have multiple key changes and variations in tone. You may think that singing anything higher than notes above middle C is impossible if you're an alto, but singing in the soprano range can be possible with training, practice, and patience. For vocal students interested in performing in Broadway productions, a vast vocal range will increase the kinds of roles you can audition for.

Finding a Vocal Coach

Once you decide to start voice training, it's important to find a vocal coach that will support your reasons for investing in vocal training. If you're a parent seeking voice lessons for your child, make sure the coach has experience working with children your child's age. It is also important to make sure the lessons are presented in a fun and lively way to continue to keep your child's interest.

For adults interested in Utah voice training, look for a coach that has a schedule that will fit your busy lifestyle. If you're using vocal lessons as a way to help you overcome a fear of public speaking or just as a hobby to help you sound better in the shower, look for a coach with a teaching philosophy that supports your overall goals.

Anastasia Gubarieva started into the world of modeling from a young age of 17 and since then she has appeared on the covers of several popular fashion and lifestyles magazines in Ukraine. Some of these popular magazines have been Eva, Officiel, and S4astie. She also advertised for different stores like La Perla in Ukrainian magazines, Boutic S4astie, and Spazio. While she received many proposals to work as a professional model, she was more interested in the field of education. As a fitness enthusiast, she follows a strict fitness routine as she simply loves to be fit and in shape. Her love for fitness stems from her fondness for gymnastics which she followed when she was of 12 years of age. Along with her modeling and education interests, she also likes listening to jazz music and driving sports cars. Anastasia Gubarieva believes that anyone in the world can achieve their dreams if they work hard to get what they want.