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Viral Star "Damn Daniel" Meets Ellen
Daaaaaaaamn Daniel. If you haven't seen the viral video of the newly famed star "Damn Daniel" then you're probably living off the grid. With a hilarious voice coming from high school sophomore Josh Holz, he has been making hilarious vines of his friend, Daniel Lara. Daniel is only 14 years old and a freshman at Riverside Poly High School, CA. The young heart throb is now raking in thousands of fans across social media attracting super-fandom overnight. Hundreds of crazy rumors have flooded the web, everything from Daniel being attacked to he's in hiding. Everyone is just looking for a story to add to the media craze. There are currently a pair of white vans online selling for $300,000 hoping to get someone gullible enough to buy them. This quick rise to fame though hasn't come without consequences. A recent news article hit that fans are pranking and storming Holz's home in California to get a glimpse of the kid behind the voice. The vine has also led to some negative parodies online which have garnered some heat. Of course it was a given that "Damn Daniel" and the voice behind it would appear on The Ellen Show. After a hilarious interview between Ellen and the boys, she surprised them with gifts. For Holz, she gave him an epic and brand new surfboard to commemorate his visit to the show. However, Damn Daniel was the one who truly came home with a winning prize by receiving a lifetime supply of Vans shoes thanks to Ellen partnering with Vans HQ. Talk about an awesome gift! "Back at it again with the white vans!"
Shakespeare was a Stoner
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...In a new discovery 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated that were from the garden of William Shakespeare were found to contain cannabis. So, to put it bluntly... Shakespeare was a stoner. The scientists at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, tested 24 fragments of pipe loaned from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and cannabis was found in eight samples, four of which came from Shakespeare's property. Now, the question we are all thinking: Did the weed have an influence on this sensational playwright’s work? With a list of stoner creatives (George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, basically all of ancient Greece) in the history books, this is just another one to add to the inventory of. Stoners of the world: You can now use “Shakespeare did it so now I can too! Not all stoners are bums and losers. This guy was the most successful playwright of all time.” As another excuse to your mom, dad, or anyone else for that matter. And you’ll start writing all the best plays. Including, but not limited to: Twelfth Night Faded A Midsummer Night's Taco Run Much Ado About Doing Nothing The Dealer of Venice Alls Well That Ends Weed Ok, that last one was pretty bad, but you get it. Or maybe soon you’ll start crafting your own sonnets: “Shall I compare thee to a giant bag of chips, or some Chicken McNuggets... thou art more lovely and temperate...” (Please note: I’m not condoning illegal behavior. If you don’t smoke, that’s cool too dude. You could be next Shakespeare without the added doobie. Just maybe it won’t be as fun.)
2016 is the Year of Shakespeare [JJ]
This year the world get's to celebrate a really awesome number in history. Shakespeare's 400th anniversary of his death. Ok, his death sucks, but we will be celebrating his life, his plays, his legacy. Now. That's. Awesome. It's going to be a really awesome year for Shakespearan's. Get ready... Here's what is happening across the world for Shakespeare!! Productions across the globe! Though some theatre companies even strictly do Shakespeare, more productions will appear around the Globe (get it?) to celebrate the Shakespeare Film! Digital video screenings at universities, online, and special showcase television screenings. Shakespeare Talks. Don't know much about the bard? Well professors across the world know a lot about the dude, and they are STILL talking about his awesome works. And why they are influential. I know for me especially, understanding the meaning behind something give me a better appreciation for art. Want to see what other events are happening near you?! There's an app for that!! Shakespeare Passport via Android and Apple will let you know all the events that are happening. Check out and see what your local community is doing to celebrate the playwright! Final EVENT! On 23 April, Simon Callow hosts a gala concert at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Also, a broadcast on BBC2 from Stratford and hosted by one-time Hamlet, David Tennant will take place. ALSO: Rumor is that Benedict Cumberbatch might be in on the fun. I'm a huge fan of Shakespeare, and I know that's not saying much (because well he is one of the most influential, if not THE most influential playwright ever). But when I say I mean I'm a huge fan of Shakespeare, I mean I've read ever single one of his plays, a bunch of his sonnets, written several papers on the man, and a been in few productions. I'm not a Shakespeare expert, but my god is his stuff brilliant. I couldn't be more excited. (This card is part of a preview of the 2016 year ahead in News. Jump Ahead January is taking place all across Vingle! Check it out everyone <<HERE>>!!) Anyone else excited for this year Shakespeare?!
Love It Or Hate It: How Do You Feel About Musicals?
Welcome to the Funny Community game, Love It Or Hate It! This game is really similar to Monday's 'No Good or So Good' food game - except this one deals a lot more with non-food things. Every week, I highlight a different thing that a lot of people either really love or really hate and see how our community feels overall! Last week, I asked you how you felt about beards! Out of the 53 who gave your opinion, 29 of you said beards were just not your style. Soooo... beards have been voted to be NO GOOD!!!!! This week, I want to know: How do you feel about musicals? Some people simply live for a great song-and-dance number! Others would prefer to do without show tunes and jazz hands. But how do YOU feel? Do you LOVE or HATE musicals? Sound off in the comments below, and I'll post the results next week! Debate, debate, debate! @Inaritricx @Taijiotter @wonyeop316 @AimeeH @XergaB20 @JustinaNguyen @RainaC3 @bnrenchilada @destiny1419 @arnelli @Luci546 @Ash2424701 @GingerMJones @zwdodds @LenaBlackRose @misssukyi @TerraToyaSi @kneelb4zod @BrookeStam @RachelParker @JaxomB @ultraninja10 @reyestiny93 @MattK95 @MajahnNelson @petname83 @BluBear07 @melifluosmelodi @ZoilaObregon @GossamoKewen95 @TracyLynnn @TiffanyWallace @VixenViVi @DenieceSuit @ButterflyBlu @CelinaGonzalez @MaighdlinS @maddiemoozer @VeronicaArtino @iixel @TomHawthorne @DominiqueThomas @ElizabethT @RiggaFoster @AluSparklez @kvnguyen @chris98vamg @WiviDemol @animechild51 @2Distracted @cthulu @jazziejazz @JessicaChaney @shantalcamara @J1mbleJ4mz @Beeplzzz @carmaa10 @MayraYanez @Kamiamon @HeatherWright @MischiefK1ng @SeoInHan @ShonA @KennyMcCormick @MooshieBay @IMNII @Ikpoper @humairaa @merryjayne13 @zoemvillarreal @lilleonz @ChristinaOMalle @AllieGrabowski @baileykayleen @KarleyFrance @Ticasensei @EasternShell @musicundefined9 @peahyr @TerrecaRiley @MoisEsGaray @atmi @AlidaGarman @sanRico @orenshani7 @jannatd93 @ReadAnimateSwim @Astrohelix @dimplequeen @ChildofSparda13 @grapetoes2000 @sarahpjane @LittleHorn @justinasarmento @deilig @GalaxyTacoCat @amobigbang @LAVONYORK @Jason41 @kpopdeluxegirl @BlackDragon88 @Bobs @paularasnick @Animaniafreak @YumiMiyazaki @Patmanmeow @MarvelTrashcan @kawaiiporpoise @Xiuyeolhyun @MaggieHolm @xDaisyDaysx @yaakattackk @Starbell808 @KyleBerke @fatimajj23 @GabrielMarques @Alletaire @kkimberlyy @Priscillasdoor @chrisg3584 @brandontearss @bradleygialamas @justme29 @buddyesd @changoleon @Sara3 @felicityautumn @ssora @MorghanPorter @IzamarPalomo @realjoy @Heartofgold35 @mscocoasupreme @MyFunkySpell @ChakiahWallace @Krystalstar22 @KarlythePanda66 @JoeyNelson @TonyLepera @dianes6711 @Aripendragon @MichelleHolly @AviannaLin @seouls @AustinThurston @Sammyjuicoooo @divanicola05 @RavenQueen0810 @captpeter @Kourtland @Tsukasakrdcd @MistyTaylorByrd @MariPili @TylerCassalata @SarahRegulski @Melodicballoon @heyitskat @KellerBertrand @jiggzy19 @gogglesghost @BanalataBera @JayAi @mpandy @Gibbous1992 @Kody18 @ctsr1 @iamaweirdoo @Jasminep96 @CynthiaForeman
{AH} Artist Hours Overview
Dear fellow Vinglers, At long last, the project I have been developing is finally ready to be opened to the public. What is this project you ask? It's a little something I like to call Artist Hours. As an artist, I have always had the struggle of finding the time and motivation to practice. It was so hard... then I realized that I'm not the only one with this issue. There were countless other people, just like me, who were having the exact same problem. The trouble of finding motivation is a difficult one, or so I've found. So what do I do? The only thing I'm good at. Technology what not. In short I have developed a website that will fix our problem. It works on a point system, allowing users to compete for the most points. Points will reset at the end of each month. Competition should fix the motivational issue that we have, but there's still more features to come! It's still in the beta stages for the most part, and I plan on adding lots of stuff later in the game, but for now the main idea is online and operational. What is Artist Hours This madness is called Artist Hours. Allow me to elaborate in infomercial style. ARE YOU AN ARTIST!?! If so, Artist Hours is just for you! As an artist, I'm sure you know the struggle of having to find the time ad motivation to practice, am I correct!?! OF COURSE I AM!!! Artist Hours will fix all of your problems! It works on a point system. The more time you pour into practicing, the more points you earn! The more points, the better. With each hour you practice, you get ten points! At the end of each month, one person will be declared the winner, and will receive the Virtual Crown of Art, as well as bragging rights. WAIT!!! THERE'S MORE!!! There are these things called Tasks! If you complete a Task, you get five more points! ISN'T THAT AMAZING!?! How are you suppose to keep track of your points? Lucky you, I have designed a beautiful printable seen on the Artist Hours website! Just save (or copy) the image, and plaster it into a new Google Documents (or Word document (or Open Office.Org document)) and print it off! Then colour in a new level for every hour you are artistic for. Make sure to also colour in Task boxes each time you finish a task as well! In order to submit it at the end of each month, just take a readable picture and email it to me (al3xanderbeta@gmail.com) with the subject line as "SCORES" and make sure to let me know what your Vingle username is! IT'S THAT SIMPLE!!! Links Artist Hours Website: https://artisthours.orbs.com/ Art inspiration: http://artprompts.org/ Writing inspiration: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=writeprompt Please! I am begging you! If you find project Artist Hours interesting / a good concept / a cool idea, share this thing everywhere! You have no clue how much it helps me, and how motivated I get when people actually use the stuff I make! \(^.^)/ Aaaaaaand I'm gunna tag pplz who may or may not like something like this! (Actually I'm just tagging people who have rlllllly rllllly pretty art! >:3 ) =========== @JayEstrella @RawuelArredondo @jessicaacosta90 @Ash2424701 @ardo @AronFox @Jasong659 @mst2000mt @Earsx18 @artismyescape @sheeriowolfluv
Glamorous artwork of Tamara de Lempicka at auction
Tamara de Lempicka, a prominent female artist of the Art Deco era, was famous for her expressive and sensual female paintings. Her interwar artwork earned her the nickname "The Baroness with a Brush." Lempicka's portraits often depicted her elite subjects in tantalizing textures that glowed with flattering light. Lempicka's art portrayed influences from Neoclassicism and Cubism to Italian Mannerists such as Bronzino and Botticelli. Her ability to blend these classic and contemporary elements made her paintings unique. Born in 1898 in Warsaw, Poland, Lempicka was born into a wealthy home and spent most of her young age living in Italy and Switzerland. During this time, she was primarily impressed by the works of the Mannerist and Renaissance masters. She laid the foundations for her artistic interests. Fleeing in France after the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Lempicka met artists Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. In France, she became a prominent part of the Parisian avant-garde movement. Fearing World War II, the artist moved to New York in 1939, where she developed her postwar Art Deco style. She continued to create paintings in this style for the rest of her life. Tamara De Lempicka Drawings can be seen online. Today, Tamara de Lempicka's works from the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s are the most sought after. It was during this period that the artist enjoyed high praise, painting dukes and counts. Her portraits of women are also in great demand in the art market. Among the top ten works of art by Tamara de Lempicka, paintings of women have been sold at record prices. There are many other artworks that will be sold in the auctions, to see all this information see the Auction Previews of AuctionDaily. The artist enjoyed a larger audience during her stay in France. However, after the 1930s, Lempicka struggled to find the right subject. She eliminated the lawsuit for her job. However, her art became popular again after the 1973 exhibition of her interwar artwork at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. Tamara de Lempicka's art has been in high demand since her death in 1980 and attracted prominent personalities such as Madonna and Barbara Streisand. Madonna was such a fan of Lempicka's art that she added Tamara Lempicka images in the video for her famous song "Vogue." The singer is also known to be a prominent collector of Lempicka's artwork and helped regain her prominence. Throughout the years, Tamara de Lempicka's nudes and portraits have been the top pick among glamorous art collectors, including celebrities. Lempicka's 1927 portrait titled Le réve (Rafaëla sur fond vert) was sold at a Sotheby's auction in 2011 in New York for a record price of $ 8.5 million. Another prominent feature of Tamara de Lempicka's work is her appeal to fashion. In her self-portraits, the artist often wore well-known brands such as Coco Chanel. She led to the reproduction of her portraits in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar. A notable example is the famous portrait of Ira Perrot, titled La Musicienne, where Perrot plays the mandolin in a long blue dress. This portrait appeared on the cover of the German magazine Die Dame in 1930. La Musicienne broke Lempicka's previous record by fetching $ 9.1 million at Christie's auction in November 2018 in New York. In November 2019, Lempicka's La Tunique Rose (1927), which portrays her popular subject Rafaela Fano, was sold at a Tamara De Lempicka auction in New York for $ 13.3 million. It broke Lempicka's previous record with the highest estimate of $ 8 million. Rafaela, according to Lempicka, was "the most beautiful woman I have ever seen (Lempicka)". Lempicka's artwork broke its November 2019 record just three months later, on February 5, 2020. Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art auction in London sold Lempicka's Portrait of Marjorie Ferry for $ 21.1 million. The 1932 Jazz Age monochrome portrait features cabaret singer Ferry in Paris. The Marjorie Ferry painting was originally commissioned by the singer's wealthy husband. He portrays Ferry in Lempicka's signature style that includes a play of light and sharp angles. The same painting was also previously offered at auction in 2009 and sold for $ 4.9 million to Wolfgang Joop, a German fashion designer. The art market has seen a steady increase in demand for works of art by Tamara de Lempicka in recent years. Nearly 20 paintings by the Art Deco painter have raised more than $ 1 million at auctions. The glamor and sensuality of her artwork and the availability of Lempicka's finest works are some of the reasons for the constant demand in the collector's market. Media source: AuctionDaily
17 Things Only Theater Majors Understand
People don't get how time consuming, soul consuming and life consuming our profession is. It takes balls to get up on stage, and get back stage to run a show. Don't hate, appreciate! I went to Ohio University's Division of Theater. It was incredible. I laughed, I cried, I made mistakes and ultimately I learned a lot about living and the possibility of happiness. Studying acting for four years was the best decision of my life. I made lifelong friends and learned a lot about myself, but ultimately I learned that there are just some things that only theater people understand. When people walk by the theater building or classroom, they're going to hear screaming and crying. It's totally normal. Some people think that you are all crazy, but you're making art damn it! One minute you're laughing, the next you're crying. It's all apart of the job. Classes can be pretty damn draining. The most real emotion that ever happens is when the cast list goes up. We can try our damndest to live authentically through imaginary circumstances on stage, but we will laugh, cry, scream, and live extremely truthfully when we see what part we've gotten. Whether good or bad, each part has its challenges and rewards. Tech week is the closest thing to hell you'll see. Nothing is closer to hell than tech week.The hours are long and the tensions are at an all time high. There's always that moment where you're like, "THE SHOW IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN." and then, somehow, magically it comes together. Shakespeare... Oh, the Bard, one of the most frustrating and incredible people on the planet. You never feel more alive or more terrified then when you're reciting his immortal words. Don't mess up the rhythm and don't fuck up the words. Each one is so important that your teacher will ultimately try and slit your throat if you mess up. As they should, for nothing is as important as Shakespeare. Counter space in the dressing room is like your home. Counter space is like currency, especially in the women's dressing room. Some people dress them up with photos and flowers, and others throw their shit everywhere in hopes of finding the right eyeliner for the period piece you are always thrown into. Dress rehearsals always suck, and that means the show is going to be amazing. If you come out of a final dress or tech rehearsal feeling like you've got a kickass show, you better watch out. The nerves and everything else culminate on that oh so important opening night and everything becomes real. It's amazing. Meisner technique... Basically you cry, scream, throw things, stab things, fight, kiss, stab things, make messes and hate yourself afterward. It teaches you to be extremely truthful, which you might carry over into your real life. Whoops, it's just acting right? You will become best friends with your cast mates / tech crew. You have to be a family. Some pretty personal things go down during rehearsals, and backstage. Because you're bearing your soul and giving everything you have emotionally, you have to be open and available. Vulnerability is key, and when you need help you can ask your theater family. The people in your classes will know everything there is to know about you. Being in an acting studio will really teach you to trust people. It's all about falling through the air and realizing that you have people to catch you. There are a lot of rituals. The opening night songs, the flowers, the "break a leg" phrase. Everyone has their own superstitions in the theater, and it's all in hopes of being authentic, honest and completely stellar on stage. Anyone who doesn't have a little ritual they do before they go on stage, isn't in the theater. No matter what, the show must go on, and that is the truth. There is always something happening, whether it's backstage or on the stage, we have to have back-up plans and procedures. People get sick, injured and sometimes they can't even stand, but somehow the muster up the courage to get through it. The show must go on. And theater builds character. The theory and literature classes are really exciting at first, but coupled with rehearsals and projects...ugh. No. And those teachers are all, "these classes are important too!" They are! But when you're running on 4 hours of sleep...no. No. Blocking is a major pain in the ass, but it's necessary. Yes. I walk here, but I want to walk there, can I change it? Lighting, sound COSTUMES and the set are VERY VERY important. There's nothing like seeing everything come together, and it makes you appreciate the talents of everyone in the bulding, actors, tech and beyond. There is nothing like putting on your costume for the first time! Trust me, it really gets you into character. Showmances. Romeo falls in love with Juliet blah blah blah. If you spend a lot of time acting like you love someone, you just might start to love them off stage too. Cast and crew hook-ups sometimes lead to amazing chemistry, and others just go down in flames. Whatever the result, they're exciting right. And theater majors love drama! Everyone's always like: Why aren't you on Broadway yet!? Because some of us want to teach, or help people, or act in films. Not everyone who goes to theater or acting school wants to end up on Broadway. There are millions of things you can do with a theater degree! Hell, I write! People always say: What can you do with that degree? EVERYTHING. I learned more from being a theater major than a lot of my friends did in business school. It's all about discovering yourself and learning through experience. I don't regret a thing. Lots of my friends are in business, marketing, writing and are going to graduate schools. Theater changes lives and minds. Don't let anyone sway you from majoring in it! Theater is hard, rewarding and scary, and everyone who studies it learns to have no regrets. Because leaving it all on the stage, giving everything you have and knowing that you have a chance to be someone else for a while makes it all worth it. Break a leg!