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Talent Spotlight | Alexei Mejouev
Posted by JoAnna Carpentier on December 29, 2014 in Talent Spotlight

15-year-old Alexei Mejouev is way ahead of the curve. A skilled violinist, Alexei has been gigging through Gig Salad since he was 13. We got the chance to talk to him about his favorite music, his ambitions and how people underestimate him because of his age. Well, don’t let his young age fool you – he’s got talent beyond his years. Check out the video and see for yourself!


An Authentic Day of the Dead Celebration
Posted by Jonathan Clark on October 27, 2014 in Event Planning Tips
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An authentic Day of the Dead celebration has a long, rich history, going back as far as 3,000 years. Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, Día de los Muertos allows people a time to commune with their lost loved ones and bring offerings for them to place on an altar. Though it originated in Mexico, the holiday has become a global celebration, with many countries and cultures adopting their versions. I ran a Day of the Dead celebration for many years in Boston, and I thought I’d share some insight into the many aspects of a this beautiful tradition. 


Hayrides! (& 29 Other Must-Dos This Fall)
Posted by JoAnna Carpentier on October 10, 2014 in Event Planning Tips
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If you’re going to get the most out of autumn this year, you’d better get on it! There are pumpkins to carve, candles to burn, and hayrides to take. They’re not just for kids, you know!


Legal Pad: What is an Entertainment Lawyer?
Posted by Performer Magazine on September 25, 2014 in Gigging Tips
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The legal profession is filled with specialists.  Name a specialty in business, technology, government, environment, real estate, employment and education and you’ll find a practice of law tailored to meet the specific needs of that specialty.  The entertainment industry is no different, with a host of sub-specialties in art, music, film, television, radio, intellectual property, and unions, to name a few.  Here are a few basics on what you should know about your entertainment attorney…


6 Tips for Choosing the Best Profile Picture
Posted by Jonathan Clark on September 22, 2014 in Gigging Tips
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At some point, we’ve all gotten a lecture about “first impressions” from our parents, bosses, or teachers. They’re very important, they told us. Make a good one, they said. Back then, they were probably trying to encourage you to be more like them. That’s not what we’re here to do. We want you to make a good first impression, yes, but we want you to do it by showcasing the best you possible. On Gig Salad, your photo is your first impression. Here are our 6 tips for picking the best profile picture – and why it matters.


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