Reno area residents on Saturday took part in the “Thriller” flash mob dance organized by Thrill the World. More than 100 ‘souls’ gathered at the Harrah’s Reno Plaza as part of the Thrill the World Flash mob dance that occurred around the world Saturday night.
Beautiful beaded human skulls by Mexican Huichol Tribal Artisans. This and more were captured by Catherine Martin of Our Exquisite Corpse.
We have a beautiful 9″ beaded Jaguar head and I can attest to the gorgeous work, and their fragility – the artist use wax [in this case] as their medium which makes climate control necessary else the beads drop off. Tenuous beauty for sure.
visual artist Reuben Margolin, explores the physical connection between bodies and kinetic design though the use of a large scale undulating sculpture that moves in sync with the dancers. Margolin’s sculpture measures 35′ x 10′ x 20′ and is made of paper, magnets, string, steel, wooden ring, 88 pulleys, and one motor.
Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
Aaron Yeger traveled through 11 countries with his crew to make a documentary about the Roma — commonly known in the popular misnomer as gypsies — and he’s accompanying the completed film, “A People Uncounted,” to the Hawaii International Film Festival.
‘A People Uncounted’
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award Documentary Feature Nominee
Screens at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19
The film is starting its own trek through the festival circuit, and audiences should be moved and impressed with a documentary made with notable visual verve and style that effectively relates the story of a marginalized people who has truly endured centuries of crushing intolerance and persecution in its travels throughout Europe.
LaRonda Etheridge is one of the fitness instructors at the ACHIEVE Fitness studio where I teach is actively fighting Breast Cancer. A benefit is being organized on her behalf to help aid with the mounting medical costs. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what a perfect opportunity to make a timely local impact. Tickets can be purchased here, or at the locations listed on the flyer below.
Our trip to the District of Columbia was quick and to the point. Tiffany met us as arranged at the Constitution Gardens on the Mall, as did my Sister and Brother-in-Law – words can’t describe how wonderful it felt to see them again! It was so lovely! We’d had thunder showers all morning and there was a little concern that we might not have the setting we wanted, but in the end it cleared up so we didn’t have to resort to Plan B.
Tiffany was gracious and wonderful. The experience was perfect; and we left with a marriage certificate to boot!
My family and I walked through our nation’s front lawn headed for an enjoyable dinner and caught up with each others’ news.
Denice, John, Tiffany, thank you for making our day so special. Jimmie, thank you for your love and sharing your life with me.
Today, Nevada’s Senate Bill 140, which bans texting and hand-held cellphone use in the car went into effect. $50 dollar fine for the first offense. So a few months ago I purchased an earbud in preparation, which I promptly misplaced – uh, no cracks! Decided then then to overcome my aversion and look into headphones. Yowza! I’m sold!
Did a little online research and bought myself a Bluetooth version that has me driving hands-free, but wait! – I can also sync it to my laptop or iPod and dance anywhere around the house completely wire-free! No more worries over ear-buds falling out, or trying to decide which [if any] pockets to put the iPod in. Can also watch movies, or listen to podcasts or music without disturbing Tink. They’re perfect for me, and I consider them dollars well spent.
Our nascent youth SEEDs
& Education through Dance} Program is now fully underway and has a
Check it out by clicking the leetle bug above, or check in on our progress over at: http://dadimaseeds.org.