Vincent Ingala: Rising Saxophone Star

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  What’s better than a cruise to Alaska? A Dave Koz Cruise to Alaska! The talent aboard the ship on a Dave Koz cruise is phenomenal, the musicianship, first-rate. Yet along side all these fabulous artists, a noticeably younger saxophone … Continue reading

Tadzio Smith, Co-Founder of “Stagelighter”

Introducing: Stagelighter! Have you ever wished that you could have a professional evaluation of your acting talents? Are you open to positive suggestions and coaching? Perhaps you don’t have access to acting schools or acting coaches.  Learn about the website … Continue reading

Movie Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

  2014 Academy Awards Winner Best Documentary Ever wonder why anyone would want to be a backup singer?  Maybe they aren’t good enough to be the star out front? Maybe they are working their way to the front, or maybe … Continue reading

Heart of Art Finalist: Elizabeth Davidovich

Meet Heart of Art Finalist, Elizabeth Davidovich. Elizabeth is the daughter of immigrant entrepreneurs, growing up in her parents’ gym and beginning her career as a performer at the age of 3.  She grew to develop an avid interest in … Continue reading

The First Annual Heart of Art Award

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

Auditioning for American Idol: An Interview With Kristin Corpuz

“You’re going to Hollywood!” That’s what Kristin Corpuz heard as she auditioned for American Idol! Kristin Corpuz is a musician, actress, and dancer from Tampa, FL. She has been performing her entire life, making appearances in concerts and venues including Birdland … 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

What Is A Cold Read? by Caroline Meisner

What is a Cold Read? The words “time for the cold read,” can bring about anxious feelings in performers. A cold read lets the person holding the audition see the talent of the actor in its most raw form. Sometimes, … Continue reading

Talent, Behaving Badly

The talk of the week on the internet sure seems to be the performance by Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. There is a fine line between pushing buttons artistically and intelligently and then just becoming irreverent to your audience. I … Continue reading

Who Needs Instrumental Lessons? by Melissa Baden

We’ve already told you why voice lessons are important, so what about instrumental lessons? You won’t get by without these either! I won’t say that instrumental lessons are more important than vocal lessons, but I will say that it is … Continue reading