If you like food this was a great dish. Fish with lentil topped with crunchy tomato peel. I just thought the lentil had a strong flavour comparing to the fish´s tenderness. I think that something should be added to the lentil in order to make its flavour a little less strong and in harmony with the fish...but anyways it was a great dish!
The law of the internet is simple: either you do something I can't do myself (or get from someone else), or I pay you less than you'd like.
Why else would it be any other way?
Twenty years ago, self-publishing a record was difficult and expensive. A big label could get you shelf space at Tower easily, you couldn't. A big label could pay for a recording session with available capital, but it was difficult for you to find the money or take the risk. A big label could reach the dozens of music reviewers, and do it with credibility. Hard for you to do that yourself.
Now when someone comes to a successful musician and says, "we'll take 90% and you do all the work," they're opening the door to an uncomfortable conversation. The label has no assets, just desire. That's great, but that's exactly what the musician has, and giving up so much pie (and control over his destiny) hardly seems like a fair trade.
Multiply this by a thousand industries and a billion freelancers and you come to one inescapable confusion: be better, be different or be cheaper. And the last is no fun.
Here are some important Latin America market information provided by Art Tactic:
"Expectations ahead of the Latin American sales were high after a highly successful New York post-war and contemporary season two weeks ago. However, both Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American sales failed to reach their low pre-sale estimates.
The Latin American sales season raised a total of $35,796,600 against pre-sale estimate of $40,024,000 - $55,036,000 - 11% below the low estimate. Despite falling short of expectations, it was still 18% higher than May 2010, and 27% higher than November 2009 - which signals that the market recovery continues, albeit at a slower pace.
The higher end of the market was clearly the driver behind last week’s result, with the price segment of $500,000 and above accounting for 33% of the total, and the $100,000 to $500,000 price bracket accounting for 43% of the total auction value. Top 10 lots in the sale accounted for 24% of the total, led by Wilfredo Lam’s ‘Les Abalochas Dansent Pour Dhambala’ which sold for $1.85 million and Fernando Botero’s ‘Family Scene’ selling for $1.45 million."
In this episode, the panelists (Ron Evans, Matt Campbell, Maris Smith and special guest panelist Sean Kelly, marketing director of TheatreWorks talk about the challenges of marketing an unknown work such as the development musical "Fly By Night" to existing audiences.
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Understanding where ideas come from makes us seek for the sources and deep dive in them. In order to be creative and innovative, you should exchange, live, experience and share. You should put yourself in a place that the In-Bound is maximized to its extreme and the Out-Bound is estimulated, disciplined and free.
Ideas don't come from watching television
Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture
Ideas often come while reading a book
Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them
Ideas hate conference rooms, particularly conference rooms where there is a history of criticism, personal attacks or boredom
Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide
Ideas often strive to meet expectations. If people expect them to appear, they do
Ideas fear experts, but they adore beginner's mind. A little awareness is a good thing
Ideas come in spurts, until you get frightened. Willie Nelson wrote three of his biggest hits in one week
Ideas come from trouble
Ideas come from our ego, and they do their best when they're generous and selfless
Ideas come from nature
Sometimes ideas come from fear (usually in movies) but often they come from confidence
Useful ideas come from being awake, alert enough to actually notice
Though sometimes ideas sneak in when we're asleep and too numb to be afraid
Ideas come out of the corner of the eye, or in the shower, when we're not trying
Mediocre ideas enjoy copying what happens to be working right this minute
Bigger ideas leapfrog the mediocre ones
Ideas don't need a passport, and often cross borders (of all kinds) with impunity
An idea must come from somewhere, because if it merely stays where it is and doesn't join us here, it's hidden. And hidden ideas don't ship, have no influence, no intersection with the market. They die, alone.
After sell out seasons in London, New York and Washington the National Ballet of China makes its first visit to Brazil. This prestigious company of 70 dancers presented the internationally acclaimed classical ballet Raise the Red Lantern for 8 performances at the Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.
Raise the Red Lantern, directed by Zhang Yimou, is one of the most sublimely beautiful and openly controversial films of the 1990’s. Zhang’s unique method of story telling – seen in his House of Flying Daggers and Hero combines an almost choreographic use of image with a powerful narrative. Raise the Red Lantern won him an Oscar nomination and universal acclaim.
Zhang brings cinematic and passionate vision to the dance stage with his stunning adaptation of one of his most acclaimed cinematic creations.
It is an event of cultural significance an internationally acclaimed classical ballet, featuring an original score by Qigang Chen and choreography by Xin Peng Wang in the first ever Australian tour of the National Ballet of China.
“A modern ballet with the sweep of a big budget motion picture… a powerful piece of dance theatre” NEW YORK TIMES
View from the Municipal Theater
Municipal Theater in Downtown (Center) - Rio de Janeiro
There is always this huge natural flower arrange in the entrance
"When it comes to art, to human work that changes people, the mass market is a fool. A dolt. Stupid.
If you wait for the market to tell you that you're great, you'll merely end up wasting time. Or perhaps instead you will persuade yourself to ship the merely good, and settle for the tepid embrace of the uninvolved.
Great work is always shunned at first.
Would we (the market) benefit from more pandering by marketers churning out average stuff that gets a quick glance, or would we all be better off with passionate renegades on a mission to fulfill their vision?"
I am always in doubt on what to buy on a book store. Having a book list with great names on it, its great. You can not miss a good read.
Also, check if you can find any of the Brazilian authors in your language. I am sorry but Paulo Coelho is not so good comparing to the author we have here. You should know better.
Recently, I have watched "Veronica wants to die", a movie based on his book with Buffy (yes, that actress from Buffy) and it was not so good. The plot was empty, the main arguement was weak and the movie was slow. It seemed that it wanted to give you a message for life in every scene. Thats how I feel reading Paulo Coelhos books. There always a passage from the Arabia giving some message in the form of a moral history.
Just say it, the important stuff is invisible for the eyes, for example. Its easier.