Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vince Vaughn throws out first pitch at Wrigley Field!



Actor Vince Vaughn threw out the ceremonial 1st pitch at the Chicago Cubs vs. the Red Sox game at Wrigley Field.While in town,well,he still lives here I assume,he performed  stand-up as part of 'Just For Laughs.' We would have loved to have seen that!
Maybe Vince will give the media the quick version of his routine on his next red carpet appearance in Chicago.


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

FILM OPENING / The Duplass Bros' "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" / Opens in CHICAGO July 6 at MUSIC BOX

Red Flag Releasing and Fox Searchlight Pictures present

THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON

Opening in CHICAGO on July 6 at the MUSIC BOX



IN THE SUMMER OF 1990, TWO TEENAGE BROTHERS ENGAGED
IN A 3-DAY SPORTING BATTLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

25 EVENTS
2 BROTHERS
1 CHAMPION

 THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON trailer:


 
Synopsis
From Jay and Mark Duplass, the writer/directors of the Sundance hits “The Puffy Chair,” “Cyrus” and the recently released “Jeff Who Lives at Home” comes “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” - the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion.

When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family.

“The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” made its World Premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.  The film stars Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer Lafleur, Reid Williams and Julie Vorus and was produced by Jay and Mark Duplass and Stephanie Langhoff.
Red Flag Releasing and Fox Searchlight Pictures will release THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON in select cities and on iTunes and Video On Demand on July 6, 2012
 

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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon - Official Trailer (HD)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oakbrook Center to Host 44th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show








 
Oakbrook Center to Host 44th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show
 
WHAT:           Oakbrook Center and the Greater Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America are offering a great way to drive dad crazy this Father’s
Day.  The prestigious outdoor shopping destination will once again transform into a classic car lover’s paradise as it plays host to the 44th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show, the largest open-air show of its kind in the Midwest.  Upwards of 75,000 visitors are expected to attend this one-day-only event where more than 90 antique, classic, and vintage automobiles will be on display throughout the park-like grounds of Oakbrook Center.  Admission is free.
 
                        Once again this year, show visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite vehicles in the Wheels of Choice contest and be entered to win a Father’s Day prize package valued at more than $1,000 from retailers at Oakbrook Center.
 
WHEN:           11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                        Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17
 
WHERE:         Oakbrook Center, located on the corner of Route 83 and Cermak Road just off of Interstates 88 and 294 in Oak Brook, Ill.
 
VISUALS:      
·      Families and other visitors enjoying special vehicles from the nascence of the automobile in the early 20th century through the 1970s and later
 
·      Special highlights, including:1927 Cadillac 314 Series; 1962 Jaguar Mark II Saloon; 1937 Cadillac 7529 -4 door Convertible; 1929 Hupmobile Century; 1934 Pierce Arrow 1240 A Convertible Coup; 1971 Citroen DS 21 Pallas; 1931 Packard 840 Duel Cowl Sport Phaeton; 1930 Packard 1108 V12 Victoria; 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
 
 
 
More information about the 44th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show can be found online at www.oakbrookcenter.com
, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OakbrookCenter and
Twitter via @OakbrookCenter.

JUNE 15: CHARLES WOODSON JOINS NICHE RESTAURANT FOR WINE TASTING AND Q & A SESSION


JUNE 15: CHARLES WOODSON JOINS NICHE RESTAURANT
FOR WINE TASTING AND Q & A SESSION

WHAT:
Charles Woodson joins Niche for an intimate tasting of his wines from the TwentyFour Winery including 2006, 2007 and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests are invited to meet the Green Bay Packers
cornerback, purchase an autographed bottle of wine, and of course pump him for information about the Packers’ strategy for this year’s football season.

The first 24 guests receive an official signed photo of Charles, and every guest has the opportunity to have their picture taken with him. Sports memorabilia will also be autographed with a $150 donation to the Charles Woodson Foundation.

WHO:
·      Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers
Cornerback and Owner of TwentyFour Winery
·      Rick Ruiz, Director of Operations, TwentyFour Winery
·      Chef Serena Perdue, Executive Chef, Niche Restaurant
·      Vince Balistreri, Sommelier, Niche Restaurant

WHEN:
Friday, June 15, 2012
·      6:30 pm.: Wine Tasting begins
·      7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Q & A session with Charles Woodson, photos and autographs

PRICE:
Entrance: free
Glass of wine: $25
Bottle: $125

Space is limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling Niche at 630-262-1000.

Note: An optional three-course dinner paired with wines from TwentyFour Winery is available on June 15 for $45.

WHERE:
Niche Restaurant
14 South Third St.
Geneva, Ill. 60134
(630) 262-1000
 
ABOUT NICHE: nichegeneva.com
 

Niche is a fine dining restaurant in Geneva, Ill., serving a constantly evolving menu of American contemporary cuisine based on the freshest Midwest ingredients. 

34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Lineup Announced Local and National Talent Fill Stages throughout Downtown

34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
Local and National Talent Fill Stages throughout Downtown
 
The best reason to look forward to the end of summer is this year’s complete lineup of free music at the 34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, August 30-September 2.
 
Joining headline acts such as Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves and Allen Toussaint are a vast array of local, national and international performers on stage in Millennium Park, four stages in Grant Park, and with the earliest performances on Thursday, August 30 in the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington.)
 
Music begins at noon in the Randolph Café with a salute to one of jazz’ originators, Bix Beiderbecke performed by the Chris Madsen’s Bix Quartet.  At 1:30 p.m. The Hyde Park Jazz Society pays tribute to pianist Jodie Christian, one of Chicago ’s most versatile and creative pianists who passed away earlier this year.  The quartet features pianist Ken Chaney.
 
More performances throughout the building include the Damon Short Quintet as the percussionist/composer takes the stage at Claudia Cassidy Theater at 12:15 p.m. followed by Osaka’s gift to Chicago Jazz and Blues, pianist/vocalist Yoko Noge with her Japonesque, a project that merges Asian and Western jazz and blues, this time featuring the improvisations of special guest, Dee Alexander.
 
A couple of jazz musician with a bit more experience than the rest kick off the music in the historic Preston Bradley Hall at 12:30 p.m. , when 75 year-old Stu Katz and 81 year-old Willie Pickens continue to explore their decades-long musical relationship followed by Jim Gailloreto’s String Quintet.  Gailloreto’s group, back in the festival after having to cancel last year’s appearance, explores the traditions of classical music while expounding on the truest elements of jazz.
 
The festival closes on Thursday with the previously announced Exquisitely for Ella tribute to Ella Fitzgerald which is simultaneously the finale of Made in Chicago : World Class Jazz and the Jazz Festival’s first evening.
 
Following Friday’s performances with Artist in Residence Ken Vandermark at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall and Roy Hayes Fountain of Youth Band at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, which include the Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble as its opening act, the festival moves to its longtime home of Grant Park where four stages present free jazz music all weekend long.
 
Saturday’s music begins at noon with guitar virtuoso Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan performing at the Jazz on Jackson Stage located on the east end of Jackson at Lake Shore Drive.  The Chicago area native and his band perform their interpretations of Django Reinhardt’s groundbreaking Gypsy Jazz.
 
Up next is another Chicago artist, further demonstrating the rich Jazz community in Chicago . Clarinetist Jason Stein leads a quartet of young emerging improvisers that include drummer Frank Rosaly, bassist Josh Abrams and reedist Keefe Jackson.
 
Singer/guitarist Frank D’Rone a Chicago tradition for more than five decades, takes the stage to celebrate his 80th birthday.  Then it’s on to the next generation and a new voice on the national scene as 30-year-old trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire closes the stage for the day with a 3:30 p.m. performance.
 
The Jazz and Heritage Stage, located just south of Jackson on the east side of Columbus, opens with the Caroline Davis Quartet at 12:30 p.m.  Born in Singapore, schooled in Texas and educated in jazz in Chicago, this young saxophonist has exhibited fearlessness in her original compositions and performance.
Next up is Artist in Residence Vandermark with Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. One of the most innovative, dynamic and versatile drummers in jazz, Nilssen-Love has worked on various projects with Vandermark in Europe, Japan, and the United States.  At 3:30 p.m. the stage closed with bassist Marlene Rosenberg and her Quartet, highlighting tracks from Bassprint, the artist’s first album in a decade.
Now in its fourth year as a feature of the Chicago Jazz Festival, The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage introduces audiences to the next generation of Chicago’s jazz artists.  Set just east of the Jazz and Heritage Stage at Lake Shore Drive, performances begin at 12 noon with high school and college age Jazz musicians.  Saturday’s lineup is: Lakeview High School Jazz Combo; Saucedo Scholastic Academy Latin Big Band; Curie Metro Jazz Ensemble; Evanston Township High School Jazz Ensemble; Pritzker College Prep Jazz Ensemble and the NIU Jazz Ensemble. 
Awarded the Chicago Composer Residency Award by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Pritzker’s Ensemble will feature the world premiere of a composition commissioned for them by reedist David Boykin.
 

The evening entertainment moves to the Petrillo Music Shell with a 5 p.m. performance from drummer Billy Hart and his cross-generational, all-star quartet that includes tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street.

 

Artist in Residence Vandermark premieres his commissioned composition with his Resonance Ensemble as European and American players join together in international band-bonding.  Trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez & El Commando De La Clave provides a look at how Latin-based music has influenced jazz before the festival’s Saturday night headliner Dianne Reeves closes out the night. 
 
On the festival’s final day, inventive vocalist Milton Suggs and The Milton Suggs Philosophy begins the day of music on the Jazz on Jackson Stage.  Then, back again after a rain out cut short last year’s set, is the Jeremy Kahn Sextet.  Kahn will once again pay tribute to the late Pepper Adams.
The fourth and final appearance for Artist in Residence Vandermark is at 2:20 p.m. with his Made to Break Quartet that includes electronics artist and reed player Christof Kurzmann from Argentina, bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Tim Daisy.
The Jazz on Jackson stage finale features Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts band which playfully and artfully touches upon Cuban carnival, swinging post-bop and swirling psychedelica.
Latin, soul and jazz music come together with the Edwin Sanchez Project as the Jazz and Heritage Stage opens at 12:30 p.m.  Jeff Newell‘s New Orleans’ flavored New-Trad Octet combines instruments and elements of traditional New Orleans brass bands with those of modern jazz groups.  The stage ends for the season with trumpeter Tito Carrillo who, on the heels of his debut album Opening Statement, is one of Chicago’s leading Latin instrumentalists.
Sunday, The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage starts off at noon with the Chi Arts Jazz Combo.  Following them is Kenwood Academy Jazz Combo; Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble; Downers Grove South Jazz Ensemble and completing the stage for this year’s festival is the Lincoln Park Jazz Ensemble.

Chicago’s newest rising star vocalist Sarah Marie Young has been winning competitions around the world showcasing her jazz, R&B, blues and Gospel music roots. Opening the Petrillo Music Shell at 5 p.m., she is joined by a quartet that includes guest singer Saalik Ziyad and pianist Stuart Mindeman, bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer Makaya McCraven. 

 

The music lineup takes an international turn with the next performance as Denmark’s New Jungle Orchestra led by Pierre Dørge fills the stage with their signature blend of African and European perspectives.  With the exception of Norwegian trumpeter Gunnar Halle and Swedish bassist Thommy Andersson, the band is Danish through and through: reed players Morten Carlsen, Jakob Mygind and Anders Banke, trombonist Kenneth Agerholm, keyboardist Irene Becker (Dørge’s wife), drummer Martin Anderson on drums and conga player and percussionist Thomas Dyani.

 
The penultimate act is Steve Coleman, a protégé of Chicago ’s own Von Freeman. With his band Five Elements he advances Freeman’s teaching of expressing experiences through music.  They perform at 7:10 p.m. , leading in to the festival finale, Allen Toussaint’s “The Bright Mississipi” featuring Marc Ribot and Don Byron.
 
In addition to the four stages, the festival includes an art fair and a wine oasis, as well as the opportunity to purchase food and beverage from various vendors.
 
The 34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.  The Young Jazz Lions Stage is made possible by The Chicago Community Trust.  The Chicago Community Trust is a member of the Chicago Jazz Partnership and a dedicated leader in the collaborative effort to expand arts learning and performance opportunities for all students.
 
The festival is sponsored in part by the Chicago Jazz Partnership, American Airlines, Aquafina, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLTV-ChicagoLand’s Television, Communications Direct, DownBeat Magazine, E & J Gallo Family Vineyards, LaGrou Distribution System, Pepsi, Stella Artois, WGN-Television, XFINITY, 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio and WSSD Radio-FM 88.1.
 
For more information please call (312) 744-3316 or visit www.chicagojazzfestival.us
for updates.  Join the conversation on Facebook at the Chicago Jazz Festival and follow us on Twitter, @ChicagoDCASE
 
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Museum of Broadcasting re-opens in Chicago!

Museum of Broadcasting re-opens in Chicago!

I photographed the event tonight...Photos of: Betty White,Hugh Downs,Mancow,John Mahoney,Bill Curtis,Donna LaPietra and many more!

Will post soon!


LACDA June Exhibits: Receptions Thursday, June 14


 
 
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
 
LACDA June 2012 Exhibits

Receptions: Thursday June 14, 7-9pm
In conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk
 


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Ed Freeman "Urban Realty"


June 14-July 6, 2012
Reception June 14, 7-9pm


"Looking Forward"

Ten Artists to Watch
Selected by Nancy Meyer, LACMA
June 14-July 6, 2012
Reception June 14, 7-9pm
Jerzy Pietruczuk
Kristin Skees
Wanda Boudreaux
Mark G. Williams
Kate MacDonald
Steven Porter
Chang Kyun Kim
Robert Trempe
Paho Mann
Stephan Larson



In the Electron Salon:
June 14-July 6, 2012
Reception June 14, 7-9pm

Lynda Fay Braun
Echo Lew
Kristen Perkins
Michelle Elwazir
Marlene Siu
Juan Escudero
Tom Peck
Koala Yip
Lida Chaulet
Andrew Walker
Patrick McPheron
Keith Dotson
Alli Curtis
Gloria Merritt
Anne Troutman
Malena Assing
Elizabeth Newman Kuiper
Sarah Hadley

 
Coming in July:
los angeles center for digital art &  
downtown film festival los angeles present:
 
© 2012 Los Angeles Center For Digital Art   
All International Rights Reserved.
Works of individual artists remain the intellectual property and are copyrighted by their respective authors.
No unauthorized reproduction, all rights reserved.

Life Force Arts Center Silent Auction Tues. June 19; Chase Community Grant

 
Find out how you can support Life Force Arts by clicking here!


Please join us!

 

Closing Reception with Silent Auction

Bridge to Eden:
The Green World as Artist


Tuesday June 19, 2012
6 - 10 PM
Free admission


Art exhibit runs
April 21-June 19, 2012

Free admission to exhibit & Closing Reception

Gallery hours:
1:30 - 6:30 Mondays & Thursdays
& by appointment


Info: info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224

image: Germination (c) Joan Riise

Celebrate Nature as the greatest artist, and view artistic collaboration between humans and the plant world. In Bridge to Eden, we honor the Green World as a conscious, artistic creator and colleague. At the Closing Reception, meet the participating human artists, who co-created art with the Green World by incorporating live plants and plant material into their artwork in safe and respectful ways.

We will have a Silent Auction of selected artwork from the exhibit, including the pieces shown here. Plus, a raffle for the potted plants that Nature - and Green Man Steven Blaine Adams - have contributed to the exhibit! Bridge to Eden is the second of a trilogy of art exhibits Life Force Arts Center is presenting that explore the theme of "animal-vegetable-mineral": humans' relationship with their fellow dwellers on Earth. More information

The Seed (c) Fred Casselman

                                                         


                                                                                                           
Oshun (c) Paul Rucker

                                                                                        Lakshmi (c) Barbara Wurden
 


Coming soon

Chase Community Giving 2012 Program


Help nominate Life Force Arts Foundation
for a grant from Chase Bank!

more details to follow...



 
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Usher, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer Join BET AWARDS 12 Lineup

USHER, 2 CHAINZ AND BIG SEAN JOIN CHRIS BROWN AND NICKI MINAJ AS PERFORMERS FOR BET AWARDS 12
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TWO OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY, KEVIN HART AND CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, ADDED AS PRESENTERS
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Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson /  LIVE from the Historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm* on BET
  
 With previously announced performers like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, BET AWARDS 12
(#BETAWARDS) was already big, but it is about to get bigger!  Known for delivering the most unforgettable live musical performances, BET AWARDS 12 has just added Usher, 2 Chainz and Big Sean to its performance lineup. Comedy heavy-hitters Kevin Hart and Cedric the Entertainer will join already announced superstar host, Samuel L. Jackson, as the first BET AWARDS 12 presenters.
 
Returning to the BET AWARDS
stage after last year’s sidesplitting hosting gig, Kevin Hart, along with Cedric the Entertainer, are sure to bring the funny to the stage on Sunday, July 1st live from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 8:00 pm*.
 
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be honored with the prestigious “Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.”
 
Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:
·       On Twitter by using hashtag: #BETAWARDS, #2BIG2MISS; and following us @BETAWARDS.
·       On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/TheBETAwards
·       On Google plus at bet.us/gplusBET
 
 
will premiere Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. BST across BET's international platforms in the UK and Africa.
 
*All times are ET/PT.
 
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
 
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Muralist Jeff Zimmermann & Blues Man Billy Branch Fear No Art Chicago

Muralist Jeff Zimmermann &

Blues Man Billy Branch

Fear No ART Chicago

discovering the artists behind the art

(For tickets to the June 25th Dinner Party, click here
.) Summer is here! Elysabeth Alfano
heads to Oak Street Beach to talk with muralist, Jeff Zimmermann.

Elysabeth Alfano

And living Blues Legend, Billy Branch
sings us a little "Hoochie Coochie Man" in honor of Blues Fest!

Elysabeth Alfano

photo credit: Charles Osgood
Elysabeth Alfano

Playwright, Regina Taylor (Crowns), Director, Steve James (The Interrupters), Be The Groove Artistic Director, Stephanie Paul, Marco The Poet, and New Orleans style Big Jones chef, Paul Fehribach! !
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Stay tuned for future episodes of Fear No Art on www.FearNoART.tv

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, L.H. Selman Gallery of Fine Glass Paperweights and Le Cordon Bleu®.
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The POWER In The AUDITION





One of the utmost important skills to learn, if you are seeking a serious career in the acting profession is the art of auditioning.Theses are serious skills needed to be learned, if you are to get above the competition. As a matter of fact, if learned well, there really isn't any competition. Strong statement, We know BUT IT'S WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK.

What most actors do, if they are experiencing little to no success at auditions, is blame their lack of success on everything else, except the short comings in their abilities. Rule of thumb in ANY walk of life. is "IF YOU KEEP DOING THINGS THE SAME WAY, YOU WILL CONTINUE GETTING THE SAME" RESULTS". It makes absolutely no sense to think otherwise.

There are, oh so may ways of losing an audition that has absolutely nothing to do with how good or untrained an actors you are.

In some on-camera situations the colors that you wear could be a problem
Patterns and jewelry that you wear could be a problem
The countless ways you upstage yourself , so you disapear
The various ways an experienced actor will upstage you or get you to do it to yourself
How height differences between you and your partner need to be understood and compensated for
How to properly slate, which is more than saying your name and agent
How to handle yourself when you first walk in and greet the auditor
How to interpret the script
The moment before you start speaking your lines
Best times to schedule your auditions
How to handle the Call back
How to Prepare
The differences between performing a monologue or script with a partner an actual performance opposed in an audition situation
Auditioning with someone who gives you no more than a broom handle
Controlling the audition opposed to it controlling you.
The differences in techniques of an industrial script, opposed to film, commercial and stage scripts.
The importance of the time signature in commercial scripts
Overcoming your fears and ways of using them to your advantage.
The many ways of effectively marketing yourself
Your image
Your head shots
Your resumes and what not to list on it.
Finding the right agent for you and working effectively with that agent
Not relying entirely on an agent to move your career forward.
Being ahead of the game.
and much much more. 

Now seriously ask yourself, are you ready to stop making excuses and find out what you don't know and just continuing doing things the same way and making excuses, like?

i probably wasn't the right type.
I was the wrong age.
They keep hiring their favorites.
The agent or auditor was rude
They don't know a good thing if it hit them in the head.
I fumbled this or that.
That jerk I auditioned with screwed everything up.
My agent didn't tell me this or that.
My agent doesn't send me out enough
This business is so  hard to make it.
Wow! they said they really liked me and what I did, why didn't they call?
and so on.

 Stop learning and repeating bad habits like the general pool of actors out there. Start acquiring more productive ones. that will lead to finally doing away with the frustrations that most everyone is experiencing.  Those others are just clueless and flying by the seat of their pants

You now have that chance to get serious and finally find out and learn what it is you don't know.

The Chicago Actors Studio is starting their coveted, annual 

"Audition Power & Marketing Workshop"
on Sunday, June 24th 2012
2040 North Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 (773)645-0222

This will be one of the most informative, complete and comprehensive and rare training events, that you have ever taken. What makes it even more sensational is, that during this series, you will also be given training on the important skills of the "Ear Prompter" Plus, towards the end of the series, the class members chose a scene partner and a scene that they would like to do. Then each set of partners are taken out to professionally shoot that scene on location, as is done in the professional world. After a professional editing job, music, special effects etc, it will look as it was an actual movie. You may use the clip for your professional promotion DVD that the teacher will help put together or load it up on your web sites, youtube etc.,  for prospective casting people to view.

The series is a limited on-going series taught is 6week sections.

AND what is even greater about it all,  it's something you will actually be able to afford.

The cost in ONLY $214 per each 6weeks, at one night (Sunday) per week. If you are a registered student at The Chicago Actors Studio the cost is even lower yet! ONLY $144 for the 6 weeks.

We strongly suggest, that before you even think about going out and registering with a professional agent, you should take an audition workshop somewheres. For it is basically no trick to initially register with an agency the first time. But if they find out that you don't really know what you are doing and not winning auditions, they will stop sending you out.  It will be next to impossible to go back and re-register, after you have gotten some training. After all, when you initially registered, were you not telling them that you are bookable and know what you are doing? Why should they put themselves out again and believe you the second time? They have to pay their bills too, and live off the commissions when the actor gets booked. If you were them, wouldn't you rather send out those that you know may win.

This is it. actors! If you're serious about your dream. This is it!

call 773-645-0222 and register, space is of course limited.