From Rio to Broadway! US women’s gymnastics team catch smash musical Hamilton as part of whirlwind NYC tour (Daily Mail):

The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the US women’s gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez — who gave the show a standing ovation and greeted the cast onstage afterward at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.


‘I thought you were amazing,’ Raisman told Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who just happened to be making his debut appearance replacing Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr.

Dixon said: 'Gymnastics is my favorite Olympic sport, hands-down. Since the days of Kim Zmeskal, I’ve been about the US gymnastics team. So, I love these ladies. I’m so proud of them. I worship them.

'I think they’re amazing and I got so hyped when I heard they were in the audience tonight.’

The US women’s team won gold while also winning its second straight Olympic title and third overall. The team won a total of nine medals, including a record-tying four gold medals for Biles.

The women had to rush through Times Square — at one point virtually sprinting through the crowds — to get to the theater in time after taping The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Plaza.

Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president of USA Gymnastics’ women’s program, said adding Hamilton to their busy post-Olympic schedule was an 'opportunity of a lifetime’.  

While they were in Rio, Biles’ coach would blast the Hamilton cast album for the athletes.

'It was just meant to be,’ Faehn said.

The cast and crew took turns taking photos with the athletes after the show and Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, brought her young daughter to meet the so-called Final Five.

Goldsberry and her fellow Schuyler sisters — Lexi Lawson and Jasmine Cephas Jones — then posed for a photo with the five athletes, their hands in the air as they riffed off a lyric in the show by shouting 'Work!’

The show has been celebrated for putting African-American, Asian and Latinos at the center of America’s birth and the US Olympic team is a mix of races and ethnicities — black, white, Latina, Jewish.

'They’re just like tiny versions of us,’ said Okieriete Onaodowan, who plays both Hercules Mulligan and James Madison.

'It’s amazing but it’s also remarkable what they’re doing, just to be able to perform and not choke under that pressure. At a young age, to be able to perform that way and keep your cool? I’m totally impressed.’

more great photos from their NYC tour at the article!

Petition to keep water bottles away from Harry Styles.

At least while he’s on stage, because he really likes to throw water at his fans

Many times

And laugh about it

And handle them a towel afterwards

And of course apologize

And he’s not cool with revenges

So the history repeats itself…

Water throw



(with the mic so he makes sure everyone listens)

He’s SO annoying, please someone stop him!!



#Kcon #audience #concert #kconny #kcon2016 #kpop #stadium #newark

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anonymous asked:

Hello! So, I'm not that new to artists alley, tough I'm still in the phase where you're going from beginner to experienced seller, and I was wondering if you had any advice on how I could improve to become more popular and seem more professional? Also, another thing that I think is important and have no idea where to find an answer.. Do you have any tips on how to take good pictures of goodies? I want to sell online but I am not skilled at all for presenting my products :[ thank you in advance!


On “How to become more popular” – Often, this is a matter of getting your work in front of as many people as possible. Is your table eye-catching and memorable? Are you utilising tags on your social media? Are you active on your social media? All of them?

Work on improving the weak points in your art; if you don’t know what those art, ask people who you know will give it to you straight. Don’t burn yourself out, but do good work and do it often. People have short memories, but if you’re making tons of good stuff and posting it everywhere, they’ll come to remember you.

Additional reading: #popularity, #audience

On “How to seem more professional” – Different circles have different expectations for what it means to be professional, and professional doesn’t always coincide with popular. 

As far as display/presentation/website/branding professionalism goes, honestly this is something where I’d recommend just finding a couple of artists whose presentation you like or consider “professional” and combine together the elements you like. Don’t steal any particular person’s branding or anything, but use multiple artists as inspiration and cobble together something of your own. 

For acting professional or giving off an air of professionalism in person… fake it until you make it. The big secret is that pretty much everyone’s faking it. A lot of it is just manners. Be polite. Smile. If you’re networking with people, shake their hands. If a customer is asking a question, answer them thoughtfully. Do your best impression of a professional person and you’re already halfway there.

On “taking photos” – There are actually tons and tons and tons of articles on product photography, for Etsy in particular, but the subject is hugely popular for craft/DIY/handmade blogs and the Pinterest crowd too. Mostly it boils down to 1) clean background, 2) good lighting, and 3) multiple angles. 

anonymous asked:

Do you ever get the feeling that people like your art in theory, but not enough to actually buy it?

Kiriska: The people who are willing and able to purchase your work will always be but a small percentage of those who enjoys your work on the whole. After all, I assume you don’t buy things from every single artist whose work you like, even if you really want to. We all have limited means and choose where to spend our money in different ways. Someone liking your work but never buying it doesn’t necessarily mean they only like it “in theory.”

The trick is to expand and grow your general audience enough that that small percentage becomes substantial. If you have 100 followers, then 1% is only one person buying your work. If you have 1,000 followers, then 1% becomes ten people buying your work, and so on.

Consider the things other artists do that push you towards buying something from them. Often we buy things because we can’t find that particular thing anywhere else, because an artist produced something unique and special that we can’t get elsewhere. Find out what’s unique to you and your work and what resonates best with your audience and use that to your advantage as much as possible. Push that 1% to 2% or 3% or more in addition to growing your audience!

Good luck!


for his last Burr show before BVD is in the room making it happen… America had her eyes on Sydney [x x]