The First Annual Heart of Art Award

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Nominate someone you know! Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the arts? How about someone who has influenced or impacted you on a personal level? We, at The Talent Notes, would like to recognize them … Continue reading

How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us know that by putting our talent on display, at some point, we are going to have to deal with criticism, be it constructive, or otherwise. We may prepare ourselves for it, think about it, let it affect … Continue reading

Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can’t, Teach

When I started college, I had a decision to make. I knew that I loved music, it was my life. But I had to decide if I wanted to be an education major, or a performance major.  In other words, … Continue reading

Country Music and Ice Cream

Okay, I confess, I don’t care for country music. I’m ducking in my seat, even as I type this! Every once in a while I let it slip out, and suffer a barrage of questions from those around me: “What…how … Continue reading

How To Get Started In Acting

  I often hear people ask: “how do I get started in acting?”  For some reason, the acting world and culture seems incomprehensible to people who are on the outside of it.  We watch actors on television and in films … Continue reading

Mistakes Are Your Friends!

If you aren’t making mistakes you probably aren’t doing anything at all. Nobody’s perfect, and a perfect performance or rehearsal so rarely, if ever, occurs that it’s not even something I wish to discuss. However, mistakes do love to rear … Continue reading

Peaceful Warrior

Here’s an inspirational film you might have missed;  Peaceful Warrior (2006) directed by Victor Salva and starring Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte and Amy Smart. The film is based on the book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman.  Peaceful Warrior begins as a … Continue reading

Book Review: Get Off Your “But” – by Sean Stephenson

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’d love to learn an instrument, but I really don’t have the time,” or “I’d love to try acting, but I’m way too shy.” I’ll bet you’ve made some other statement including … Continue reading