As you know from earlier posts, I am all about supporting local artists. With this economy, it is hard to follow your passion in full force. Other things, like making a living at jobs that may pay well, but have no connection to what is important to you, get in the way. Few people ever have the opportunity to set off on the path that leads to a goal or dream coming to fruition. And that, I believe, is sad. The arts are one of the most affected areas when it comes to budget cuts, yet people fail to realize that in times of great depression (monetarily and emotionally) that entertainment has always been a saving grace. When the world is unhappy, we turn towards the industry to give us a break from reality. Why, then, are we not nurturing the future of art? Why do we not support, with all of our heart, mind, and body, future artists? Really think about it.
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This isn’t a music post, but it is important! In a time of need, it is always amazing to see people come together to help out. Japan is in need. I know there has been a call to give money and send as much relief to all the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, and here is another call! My good friend’s fiancé is a fantastic photographer. He lives in Milwaukee and works out of the surrounding area and Chicago suburbs (and the city, itself). His photographs are some of the best I’ve seen. He is donating money, money, money to Japan relief and in return, you will get beautiful photographs. You will be benefiting the relief and receiving so much more! Need engagement shots? Family pictures? Check out his blog for details and then head on over to his website to book him ASAP!