Announcing Alternative Folk Project Tuesday Strip

Written by Jeannette Balleza

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I can't imagine not playing music,'' says Loman. ''It's just something that I have to do. I wanna be out there playing and being inspired by others.'' She derives inspiration from countless artists, including favorites such as Melissa Ferrick, The Fiery Furnaces, Joni Mitchell, John Spencer, The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Devotchka, Sleater-Kinney, Toots, Ben Kweller, Ani Difranco, Neko Case and Edie Brickell among others. ''I could go on forever...'' she prefaces, her voice trailing. She pauses in silence for just a few moments before continuing, ''...Lovers, PJ Harvey, Sufjan Stevens, Beth Orton, Cat Power, Haley Bonar....''

Loman's fondness for multiple genres translates into a boldly experimental approach to Tuesday Strip. She is unafraid to expose her emotions through her songwriting, and her sincerity is truly relatable, often resulting in a very intriguing sound--at once simple and colorful, somber and triumphant.

Listen to some of Tuesday Strip's music at

Jeannette Balleza is Co-Owner of Vulcan Creative, a creative agency specializing in identity with integrity. Vulcan Creative consults with clients on communication strategy, concept development and refinement for graphic design and web design projects. Go to to learn more and request a free consultation.

How to create a multi-artistic piece. (Part 1 of 2)

Written by Andrew Hanna

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After a theme has been chosen,repparttar story line must be developed. The story line in essence brings life to a theme. The question that an artist must address is how one wantsrepparttar 149840 story to develop? During this stage one must choose as to whetherrepparttar 149841 story will develop in a linear or abstract form. A story that is linear generally hasrepparttar 149842 simple format of a beginning, middle, and end. In contrast to this format,repparttar 149843 abstract method generally shows various aspects of a whole. Furthermore,repparttar 149844 abstract format can be a brief excerpt of a situation. Afternoon of a Fawn is an example of this method. It only shows a encounter of a woman meeting a Fawn inrepparttar 149845 forest. In relation torepparttar 149846 first description ofrepparttar 149847 abstract method, Act I of The Rite of Spring, exhibits a collage of ceremonies that are related to primitive society. Unlike Act I of The Rite of Spring, Act II follows a linear format. It begins withrepparttar 149848 selection of a virgin to be sacrificed. From this selection,repparttar 149849 story progress intorepparttar 149850 next stage of development whererepparttar 149851 honoring ofrepparttar 149852 chosen virgin is made public. Afterwards,repparttar 149853 story ends withrepparttar 149854 sacrifice. In addition to addressingrepparttar 149855 issue of whether a story line will be abstract or linear,repparttar 149856 collective artist must address if dialogue will be used. If dialogue is used, then it should be created during this stage. The last part of this stage is to determine howrepparttar 149857 story will be divided into sections. The purpose of using sections, forrepparttar 149858 most part, is to maintain a clarity of thought. The hierarchy that a story can be divided into primarily include acts and scenes. An act, by definition is part of a whole and within each Act a portion ofrepparttar 149859 theme is explored. Scenes, onrepparttar 149860 other hand, arerepparttar 149861 smallest part of an act and scenes essentially supportrepparttar 149862 Actís proportionate theme. Afterrepparttar 149863 collective artist has addressedrepparttar 149864 questions dealing withrepparttar 149865 theme and story line, nowrepparttar 149866 artist needs to create a libretto. A libretto, in essence, is an outline detailing all ofrepparttar 149867 elements ofrepparttar 149868 production. It includesrepparttar 149869 dialogue, scenic design, stage lighting, and all other things. The purpose for a libretto givesrepparttar 149870 creative artist(s) a point of reference when they begin to producerepparttar 149871 production. Some important features ofrepparttar 149872 libretto include a synopsis ofrepparttar 149873 production both whole and in part.. Additionally,repparttar 149874 libretto will include any dialogue that is used. The last aspect that one will see in a libretto is any stage commands, lighting effects, visual elements, and all other things. These elements usually outline their function and when they will occur. After an artist has created a theme, story line, and compiled it into a libretto. Then they move ontorepparttar 149875 next stage ofrepparttar 149876 creative process. Inrepparttar 149877 next issue, I will discuss this process and it relates torepparttar 149878 various arts. Furthermore, I will detailrepparttar 149879 strengths and weakness of a few media.

Andrew Hanna is the CEO & Production Manager of At Hand Productions, Inc. At Hand Productions ( is a leading Philadelphia concert and theatrical production company. Andrew Hanna has 20 years of composition experience and 16 years of performance experience. His compositions range from duets to large theatrical productions such as My Journal, Requiem for the Now, and Prophecies of War.

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