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T. Lang’s POST: Preview Party

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As many of you guys know, one of my biggest passions is art. No matter what form. Not only was this beautiful event in the glory of the Whitespace Gallery. It’s a contemporary art gallery that features varied mediums in a converted 1893 carriage house. Pictures can’t do it justice.

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The performances gave me chills in the BEST way. Not just because it was 30 degrees, but because these artists have complete control of every emotion they have ever had. I’ve never seen so much passion. One glimpse, and you can tell there’s something amazing happening here. I can promise you that this won’t be the only time you hear the name “T. Lang.” Luckily for you, I have clips. (You can watch these incredible performances here, here, here, and right here.) If you want to see the real thing, the Post premieres in March 2017. I’ll be in attendance, and you’ll wanna to be there too. If you support the arts as much as I strive to, you can donate at the link here to keep this beautiful movement alive.

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This powerful company consists of Emma LalorJacquelle Blythe, Jazmine Brooks, Scott Wheet, Indya Childs, Joshua Archibald, and Mandi B. Mpezo.

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“T. Lang Dance, an Atlanta based dance company, performs original provocative works created by artistic director and choreographer, T. Lang. Founded in 2008, Lang relocated T. Lang Dance from New York City to Atlanta; continuing to develop, direct, and produce high-impact work that blends traditional and experimental contemporary movement.”

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“Lang’s 2016 season included another commision from the High Museum of Art’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit and another award from Creative Loafing Atlanta for Best Choreographer. Lang is an Associate Professor and founding Department Chair of Spelman Dance at Spelman College. Lang stays engaged with the next generation of movement artists through her summer dance intensive SWEATSHOP and as a faculty member at the American Dance Festival and the Staibdance Summer Intensive in Sorrento, Italy.”

 

How to Create Your Own Blog

Do you already have a blog but you’re stuck? You’ve taken the first step but haven’t gotten any farther? Or maybe you just have absolutely no clue where to start. This article is for YOU. Blogging is about sharing your knowledge and your passion. You should be in it to have fun. Write. You cannot be successful if you’re just focused on making money. There are bloggers that make over $100,00 a year and bloggers that make nothing. I’ll be writing an article soon about how to make money blogging so make sure to subscribe!

The first thing you wanna do is meditate. Think about something you love. Look at other blogs for ideas. One of the best things about blogging is that no one is going to judge you when all of you have the same thing in common. I suggest getting a notebook just for your blog. Start writing out ideas. It’s okay if you have more than one interest, write it down. There are no limits.

Now to decide what platform to use. The best blogging platforms I suggest you use are blogger.com, tumblr.com, and wordpress.com. How do you know which platform to use?! Blogger.com is free & simple BUT it’s basically run by Google so they have the power to shut down your account and/or your access. This is only in extreme cases. With Blogger you are provided with very limited tools. When it comes to design, the site provides templates but only a limited set. Although, you CAN modify the colors and the layouts to make them your own. If you ever want to switch over to a different platform, there is a very high risk you will loose your search engine rankings, subscribers, or followers. Making money on Blogger is an option.

With WordPress the possibilities are endless. This is what I use. You have complete control over EVERYTHING. WordPress is an “open source software” which is just a smart way of saying you can simply add thousands of features and themes to your blog whenever you like. If you have a business, this platform is the best. Another key perk is that you can move your site without a problem & whenever you want if you change your  mind about anything. Making money on WordPress is an option.

Tumblr is hands down the EASIEST and SIMPLEST blog I can think of. Not only is it popular, it’s casual and quick. The site uses hashtags to attract other users. You’re also able to re-blog content from other blogs, easily get followers, and answer questions. Now it is possible to make money but it’s a challenge & you may have problems. I recommend this platform if you have more than one interest or you just want to share & relate with people who have the same interests as you. I have a personal account and I love it but I don’t have the time to stay as dedicated to it.

After you’ve chosen your platform, it gives you the option to name your blog. Totally up to you! I suggest using your first blog post to explain what your blog is & what your vision for your blog is. If you have any questions or comments please comment below! xoxo, Mikayla.

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” -Ray Bradbury

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