Unless well known Harlem Music School raises $500,000 by the end of June they will not be able to open their doors again in the fall. This will be a huge issue in the middle of inner city Harlem where this school has become the shining light in a number of kids lives, as well as keeping them off the streets and away from a life of crime.
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Attending a rock concert at Deer Lake Park is my favorite summer evening past-time. The Best Rock Concert Tickets I purchased at the park was for Feist. She absolutely blew me away. The Deer Lake Park itself is a magnificent venue for just that type of band. It’s a stunning outdoor venue unlike any other outdoor venue. But, it’s really hard to get to, it’s located in the middle of nowhere. A place called Burnaby.
Most out door venues that I’ve been too only offer flat fields to view the band, but here at Deer Lake, the stage is at the bottom of a hill, so no matter where I put my blanket, I have an excellent view of the stage. The backdrop for the venue is a lake and if the concerts being performed during the right time of the month, you can watch the sunset as the full moon rises behind the stage. How magical is that?
The venue, though, can’t handle when a crowd arrives all at once. I missed the opening act because all 8000 people showed up at the same time. We were wrapped around the outside numerous times in a zig-zag pattern, kind of like the long lines a Disney Land. But, once inside, I had a good amount of time to find a good place to put my blanket down and relax before Feist began to play. And boy, was her performance well worth missing the opening act. She came on stage with her guitar in hand, a cute little dress and began to sing from her ‘Let it Die’ album. The crowd roared and I was in heaven. A highlight for me though, was a little side show of shadows that played on the backdrop. During each song Feist sang, a shadow story would be performed by her assistant using her hands, some cut-outs, flowers, branches and a few other props. What a get way to not show videos, but to bring back memories of childhood with the shadow stories. I wanted to stay there all night and just be transported away to Feist’s world and stay there for an eternity.
I won 2 Concert Tickets through this local radio station I listen to for the Justin Timberlake tour. His first tour in three years! I was so thrilled, this will be my first time to get to see him live. I’ve watched his career forever. He’s grown so much as an artist, I mean he writes his own songs, sings them and plays his own instruments. I mean, really! Now, all I had to do was pick which friend to go with me. Not a difficult choice, really, my best friend of course!
It took us forever to figure out what to wear to the concert, we were so nervous, but once we arrived, we completely forgot about how we looked. We were so enthralled and ga-ga over Justin. One of the highlights was when he took on the piano and began to serenade the crowd. Then he did a sexy dance with two girls dressed in some kind of burlesque outfit. Justin played for two hours, non-stop. He was so hot.
For me, the best part of the show was when Timbaland joined Justin on stage. It was so fantastic. I felt like I was in a club instead of an arena. Those two mixed music like Michael Jackson, Jay Z, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson and then they did a tribute to Aliyah. What was even more fantastic was while Timbaland and Justin were mixing Nelly’s ‘Say It Right’, I spotted her right next to us! Nelly was all by herself, well she had a bodyguard with her, but she was dancing to the music. I almost died, she was so nice. She even told me a little bit about her new album.
The concert was totally insane. I couldn’t believe I actually got to see JT perform live and what an amazing performer he is, there aren’t enough words to describe just how fantastic he is. I really, really recommend, if Justin Timberlake comes to your city, no matter what, you need to see him perform live. He’s a true performer and so professional. I would’ve never have dreamed this chance. But, I really did get to see him live. Wow.