8 Pastel Painting Facts

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1. Pastels are made from the safe base as all other fine art paints, including oils and acrylics. The difference is the binder. Pastels use very little binder so it is almost like apply direct pigment to canvas. 2. Pastels are not chalk! Chalk is made from limestone. Pastels are […]

Tonal Music Book Review

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Are you a lover of music, I do not mean to ask you if you like music, most everyone does and most everyone has specific tastes, but there is a lot more to music than just listening. Perhaps you’d like to learn more about its structure, and how to analyze […]

How Long Has Comedy As Entertainment Been Around for?

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Comedy as entertainment has been around for a while. The oldest written comedy was written by a dramatist of the ancient Greek theater, Aristophanes. He wrote 40 comedies, and 11 of them are still being performed today. These ancient Greek comedies were based on “humor” that today would be called […]

How to Flatten a Rolled Up Painting?

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There are so many times that we buy artwork or posters that come rolled in a tube. To a person who hasn’t dealt with rolled up artwork before, flattening it up can be very challenging. There are various simple techniques that can be tried at first. 1. Place the painting […]

Protecting Your Website Legally From the Music Industry

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In the connected world, where businesses pop up like dandelions and anyone with a computer can upload video, audio and text-based content to be shared across the web, it is of growing importance to understand the potential legal risks that online businesses face. Most internet businesses make use of some […]

Traditional Forms of African Entertainment

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Traditional African entertainment makes use of a wide variety of musical instruments, all made out of materials found in nature. These instruments include drums, gongs, bells, harps, flutes and xylophones. In African culture music, dance and song go hand in hand and to separate them into distinct categories is virtually […]

Get the Best Music for Your (Guest’s) Ears

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Trying to figure out what music to play for your wedding is like trying to solve a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside an episode of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’. With standards slipping and definitions of “music” getting hazier (wedding DJs – ugh!), it pays to find a NJ Pianist […]

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