Check it out, my photo of Lili's Burlesque Revue was featured in this week's City Pages for The Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival at The Ritz Theatre. The show was amazing and completely sold out! Great job, ladies.
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Next weekend is "Best of Midwest Burlesque" at The Ritz in Minneapolis. I will be photographing and have a vendor booth Friday and Saturday nights. Come to the show-it's going to be fantastic! I have worked with Lili's Burlesque(the hosts) many times and love all of them. Hope to see you there! This is an ad I made for the event:
In 2005 I lived in Shanghai, China for 7 months. I explored, taught 3rd grade, took photos, traveled, ate, wrote and learned about myself. It was a truly life-changing experience! In honor of the new year I decided to dust some of them off and rework them a bit. Enjoy!
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite songs that I discovered in 2008. I'm a HUGE sucker for romantic, emotional music, so that's what most of it is. To keep it simple, I'm going to list 20 of my favorite emotional, reflective songs and 10 dance songs (which I absolutely LOVE by the way!)
1. Let It Be Me-Ray LaMontagne
2. Sufidrop-Sean Hayes
3. Angels Marching-Deb Talan
5. Be Ok-Ingrid Michaelson
6. You Had Time-Ani Difranco
7. I Love the Rain the Most-Joe Purdy
8. Far Away Blues-Joe Purdy
9. Lovely Tonight-Joshua Radin
10. Fix You-Coldplay
11. It Don't Matter to the Sun-Rosie Thomas
12. Stay-Tegan and Sara
13. Warwick Avenue-Duffy
14. Holdin On-Citizen Cope
15. Forgive Me-Missy Higgins
16. Sweatpea-Amos Lee
17. Music Box-Regina Spektor
18. Reason Why-Rachael Yamagata
19. Little Room-Norah Jones
20. Let My Love Open the Door-M.Ward
For those who like to dance as much as I do:
1. My Humps-Black Eyed Peas
2. Drop It Like It's Hot-Snoop
4. Low-Flo Rida
5. Ain't No Other Man-Christina Aguilera
6. Can't Hold Us Down-Christina Aguilera
7. Shake Your Pom Pom-Missy Elliott
8. Cupid Shuffle
9. Candyman-Christina Aguilera
10.Brush Your Shoulders Off-Jay Z (ok, I didn't discover it last year, but it's hands down my favorite dance song)
Jenni and Jason were such good sports to brave the cold weather with me on New Year's Eve! They were great at keeping each other warm and running around to find good spots for photos. I realized Jason didn't have gloves on halfway through the shoot. Thanks you two!
Happy 2009! I for one am so excited about starting a new year. 2008 was great in many ways and I look forward to building on everything that happened and closing those doors that need to be closed. A lovely friend of mine, Betsy, shared something her and her sister like to do every New Year's. Choose 3 words that represent the last year and three that represent the new. I love this! Here are mine:
2008: challenging, gratitude, rewarding
2009: passionate creations, journey, open and giving love (ok, stretched that one!)
I wish you all a New Year full of love, good health, inspiration and passion.