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2019



19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Announces Lineup

Headliners John Legend and Charlie Wilson along with Ella Mai and H.E.R. Bringing the Heat

Deon Cole to Headline Comedy Night

Memorial Day Weekend May 22-27

COMEDY NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY AN ARRAY OF ARTIST

Special Guest DJ Jazzy Jeff

PRNewswire

Unveiling a star-studded lineup, The 19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba is jam-packed with artistic luminosity which includes musical performances by John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, H.E.R., the comedic brilliance of Deon Cole and special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff bringing the epitome of lit entertainment to the stage Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, 2019.

Aruba's undeniable charm reveals the trifecta of a visually breath taking atmosphere, a multifaceted event and the energy that comes with camaraderie of people across the globe who glow up together and bask in the three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba, previously named #4 by USA Today readers' choice "10 Best Caribbean Celebrations" and #1 "Caribbean Summer Festival" by Jetsetter Magazine, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable event. It's no wonder festival goers return year after year to Soul Beach Music Festivals' mega gathering and the cherished experience of Aruba's paradise.

For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest updates, sign up for CLUB SOUL BEACH by visiting http://www.soulbeach.com. Join the Soul Beach Music Festival, #SBMF19, community: follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SoulBeachMusic and become a fan of the 2019 Soul Beach Music Festival on www.Facebook.com/soulbeachmusic.

Sponsors:

The 2019 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority. Other sponsors include Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, Hilton and Aruba Ports Authority.

Aruba

As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba—One Happy Island—is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, and a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers, and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 300 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping, and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba's natural pool—accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach, and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors. As the most "digitally-savvy destination in the Caribbean" and recipient of numerous Adrian awards, including a Platinum in 2015, Arubahas long been recognized as a leader in innovation and creativity. Engage with Aruba on Instagram via
@arubatourism and on Twitter via @aruba.



How to Find a Talent Agent

By Brian Bowers 

A talent agent can open up doors for actors and get them auditions and bookings that the vast majority of people never even hear about.

Don't believe me?

Just ask Ethan.

Ethan was a teen actor who had signed up for an on-camera acting workshop I was teaching. He had some theatrical experience but hadn't done any on-camera acting previously. But he was very talented and enthusiastic, and after the workshop, I invited him to meet with me at the talent agency I worked at to discuss representation.

We ended up signing Ethan, and within just a couple of months, we got him booked on a major supporting role in Spike TV's The Kill Point, starring Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo.

This teen actor with almost no experience in front of a camera got booked on a major cable network TV show because he found the right agent.

Can you imagine the auditions and bookings you'd have access to if you signed with the right agency?

How different would your career (and your life) be?

It all starts with finding a great agent to represent you.

Where do you even find a talent agent?

And how do you know that they're legit?

And not going to rip you off?

One of the best pieces of advice I will give to any actor starting out is to work with what is called a union-franchised agency (or agent).

There are several unions that you may deal with as an actor-SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) are the most common when it comes to working on camera. SAG and AFTRA used to be their own separate unions, but in 2012 the two merged to become SAG-AFTRA, one combined union to represent all actors for on-camera work.

There are pros and cons for actors who are a part of SAG-AFTRA.

The union guarantees that they get paid a certain minimum wage for any on-camera work they get booked on. They also guarantee certain working conditions, and offer actors health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.

However, once you join you can ONLY do union work on camera. If you live in one of the many, many smaller markets around the country that doesn't have a lot of consistent work for union actors, this could be a huge drawback.

But the question of whether or you not you should join the union is a debate for another day.

The important thing for ANY actor to know is how unions work with talent agencies.

Benefits of working with a union-franchised agency

SAG-AFTRA issues franchises to qualified talent agencies that meet specific requirements.

These are called union-franchised agencies.

These agencies must apply, pay a free, and be approved by SAG-AFTRA in order to be able to represent union actors.

It does NOT mean that you need to join the union in order to work with these agencies.

In fact, for most actors living outside of a major market like LA or NYC, I usually recommend that you don't join the union (but that's a longer conversation for another time).

What it does mean is that these agencies are highly regulated by SAG-AFTRA, and have all agreed to certain conditions for ALL of their actors, union members or not.

These conditions include:

·         the agency must make its income almost exclusively through commissions they receive when they get work for the actors they represent

·         they cannot charge a fee for getting actors auditions

·         the agency cannot be connected with an acting school or teach any classes or workshops as an agency

·         there cannot be an in-house photographer or specific third party photographer that actors are required to use

·         they can only charge actors 10% commission for SAG-AFTRA jobs (they can charge higher commission for non-union jobs, generally 15-20%)

Union-franchised agencies only get paid when they get work for their actors. They are generally a safe haven from the many scams out there designed to rip off unsuspecting actors.

Does this mean that non-franchised talent agencies can't be trusted? Or that you shouldn't sign with them?

Of course not.

There are a lot of very reputable non-franchised agencies out there that follow the same guidelines as the franchised agencies. They work hard to get work for the actors they represent, and they only have the best of intentions.

But finding out which of those non-franchised agencies are reputable and which ones are a scam is something that comes with a lot of experience working in that industry.

And there are many that appear to be legit UNTIL you start to work with them and end up wasting your time and your money.

So that is why I always recommend that actors try to work with a union-franchised agency when first starting out.

How to find a union-franchised talent agency

Finding a franchised agency near you is easy-go to SAG-AFTRA's franchised agent page on their website at https://www.sagaftra.org/professionalrepresentatives and search for the agencies in the market closest to where you live.

Don't be afraid to expand your search past just your local area-you could even check within a couple hour radius of where you live.

It may be harder to get to auditions in person, but there may be opportunities for you to self-tape your own auditions and submit them to the agency.

It's much better to find the franchised agency that will be the best fit for you, and then figure out the logistics of how and when you'll audition.

There may be many non-franchised agencies that are closer to where you live.

Many of them will be totally above board, and give you access to some of the same auditions and bookings that you'd get if you were signed to a franchised agency.

And there are some who will lie to you, treat you poorly, and cheat you out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Over time, you'll be able to spot these fake agencies and scams from a mile away.

But until then, and especially when you're just starting out in your career, I almost always recommend signing with a union-franchised agency.

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JAZZ CORNER 2019


CONCERT VENUES

Amazing Things Art Center,160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA, 01702, 508 405 2787
amazingthings.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02473, 617 923-7631
Arsenalarts.org

Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, 617 728-1600
livenation.com

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston, MA 02116, 617 747-2261
berkleebpc.com

Blackman Theatre, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, 617 373-4700
centerforthearts.neu.edu

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA 01952, 978 462-5888
blueoceanhall.com

Boston Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 426-9366
bostonscolonialtheatre.com

Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, 617 259-3400
bostonoperahouse.com

Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617 638-9345
bso.org

Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 266-0800
huntingtontheatre.org

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617 577-1400
cmacusa.org

Cape Cod Melody Tent, West Main Street, Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA 02601, 508 775-5630
melodytent.org

Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-1732
chevaliertheatre.com

Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413 997-4444
thecolonialtheatre.org

Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 824-8000
maj.org

Firehouse Center for the Arts, One Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978 462-7336
firehouse.org

Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 877 571 - SHOW
thehanovertheatre.org

Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, 413.243.0745
Jacobspillow.org

Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
617 868-5885
necmusic.edu

Longy Conservatory of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 876-0956
longy.edu

Lowell Summer Series, Boarding House Park, French and John Streets, Lowell, 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusicseries.org

Maudslay Arts Center, Newburyport, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978-499-0050
maudslayartscenter.org

Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608,, 508 752-5608
mechanicshall.org

Moseley's on the Charles, 50 Bridge St, Dedham, MA 02026, 781 326-3075
moseleysonthecharles.com

Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116, 617 267-9300
mfa.org

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA 02721, 508 324-1926
ncfta.org

Natick Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760, 508 647-0097
natickarts.org

Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108, 617 482-0650
livenation.com

Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, 978 745-9500
pem.org

Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02630, 508 747-1622
memorialhall.com

Reagle Players, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452, 781 891-5600
reagleplayers.com

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474, 781 646-4849
regenttheatre.com

Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover
merrimack.edu

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street|, Roxbury, MA 02119, 617 849-6322
madison-park.org

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 496-2222
fas.harvard.edu

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, 978 546-7391
Rockportmusic.org

Showcase Live, 1 Patriot Place, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 02035, 781 461-1600
showcaselive.com

South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Duxbury, MA 02043, 781 749-7565
sscmusic.org

South Shore Music Circus, Route 3A, Cohasset, MA 02025, 781 383-9850
themusiccircus.org

Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-0402
http://www.springstep.org

The Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA 01003, 413 545-2511
fineartscenter.com

Villa Victoria, 85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, 617 927-1735
villavictoriaarts.org

Wang Theatre, Citi Center for the Performing Arts, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 482-9393
citicenter.org

Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 248-9700
thewilburtheatre.com




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