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Rising Stars Take Aim at Broadway

Josh Getlin | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Josh Getlin

Toward the end of this year's "Rising Stars" performance at Manhattan's Town Hall--a national showcase for graduates of America's top musical theatre schools--impresario Scott Siegel reflected on the difficulties of starting out as a Broadway performer.

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York

If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Bernard Hiller

Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.

Are You Living Your Dream, or Are You Living a Wish?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Bernard Hiller

Having been an acting and success coach for the past 28 years, I've noticed that people, now more than ever, are confusing a dream with a wish. There is a BIG difference. It's like night and day.

Rock Your Performance! Tips For Young Dancers

Karen Musey | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

Dance competition season is here! Right now across America, millions of young dancers are hastily sewing on last minute rhinestones, finalizing rehearsal details and buying enough hairspray to freeze an elephant stiffly into place.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

How to Become a Star

Bernard Hiller | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Some people come into Show Business for all the wrong reasons. Their goal is just to become famous. This will not work. They're not really interested in any training or the acting process. They are trying to use the idea of acting to compensate for an invisible and disconnected life.

Why Performing In Nursing Homes Was The Best Career Decision This Man Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

With time, things change: the music industry, people, career choices, the list goes on and on. So in order to continue his career as a performer, 64-y...

Springboard or Crisis? The 'Talent Show Experience'

David Kleeman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

When we place children into stressful situations for which they are developmentally unprepared, we take a huge risk with their psyches. At what age can a child truly give "informed consent"?

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

This Kid Will Have Your Applause. We Promise.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga would most likely give applause to 11-year-old Sean Lew and his dance crew's very fabulous dance by choreographer, Miguel Zarate. Sean L...

REVEALED: Why We May Like Some Artists More Than Others

natureheader | Philip Ball | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

He is sometimes called the first rock star. He would whip his long hair around as he played, beads of sweat flying into the audience, and women would ...

Stage Fright? 10 Tips To Ease Your Public Speaking Anxieties

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The key to staying calm is not getting nervous about feeling nervous. Finding a balance between controlling as much as you can, while recognizing there will be some things you can't control, is key to not letting your nerves interfere.

Vegas Dancers Still Sizzle

Quia Querisma | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

After staring from my window at Caesar's Palace, across the street to the towering advertisement for Jubilee! I had to learn more.

Piso Floor Part I of III

Soldanela Rivera | Posted 10.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Soldanela Rivera

In dance one has nothing but oneself. It is truly a vulnerable place and space to exist in. The body intelligence leads and the physical interpretation appears differently on every individual.

What Are Some of the Telltale Signs of a Bad Actor?

Quora | Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marcus Geduld, Artistic Director, Folding Chair Classical Theatre, NYC I'm a theatre directo...

The 'Jocks' Of The Music World

2012-05-22-ICIFYOULISTEN2.jpg | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

By Andrew Lee Originally published on I Care If You Listen I am not a governess who treats the composer like a child and tells him what he should ...

Fashion At The Circus: A Freak Show

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff


Performers: Rock Your World

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Since 2004, Sherri Sanders has taught performers at Pace University, Syracuse University and the Paper Mill Playhouse to treat the rock musical audition with the same care as legitimate musical theater.

PHOTOS: The Craziest Things To Happen in Public Transportation

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes riding the same commute every day can be tedious. Luckily we have performers, innovators, and one direction-challenged German to shake thing...

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.