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Plan your tour with Planittour.com!

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Planittour.com is a valuable resource for all members of the performance industry. It’s purpose is to serve as your own virtual booking agent online by allowing you to set up, manage and book online contracts through our system. If you are a performer Planittour will allow you to create your own online contract and will allow people to book you at any time online. You may negotiate the process online, print your contract when finished or just leave it online for viewing at any time. Planittour is more than just contract management, you can also get connected to sponsors and venues through our system along with other performers. For venues our system offers a place to search for local performers and book your events virtually to gain access to all of your local artists. Planittour also offers benefits for sponsors to get you access to our list of performers and venues. Interested in checking it out? Signup now for free!


Performer Types:
Acrobats, Bagpipers, Balloon Twisters, Belly Dancers, Caricaturists, Celebrity Look-alikes, Clowns, Comedians, Costumed Characters, DJs, Elvis Impersonators, Exotic Dancers, Face Painters, Fiddlers, Fire Eaters, Fortune Tellers, Hypnotists, Impersonators, Impressionists, Jugglers, Karaoke, Magicians, Mariachi Bands, Mentalists, Psychics/Fortune Tellers, Puppet Shows, Singing Telegrams, Stilt Walkers, Tribute Bands, Ventriloquists, MMA Fighter, Dancers -general, Artists, Soundman, Guitar Tech, Bass Tech, Drum Tech, Audio Engineer, Roadie, Merchant Sales Associate, Lighting Engineer, Photographer, Studio Engineer, Security, Performing Animal, Caterer, Broadway Dance Group, Dance Group, Showgirl, Actor, Model, Swimsuit, Model, Lingerie, Dancer, Cage, Fire Breather, Professional Athelete, Professional Fighter, Personal Trainer, Martial Arts Instructor, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Tattoo Artist, Tattoo Model, fisherman , Charter Boat Captain, Boat Racer, Free Diver, Scuba Instructor, Scuba Guide, Tour Guide, Guide, Carpenter, Set Designer, Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Bull Rider, Cheerleader, Personal Driver, Personal Appearance, Wedding Planner, Event Planner, Tour Bus Driver, Ring Girl, Referee, Producer, Master of Ceremonies, Announcer, Motivational Speaker, Usher, Cooler, Ticket Attendant, Hype Man or Woman, Spokesmodel, Valet Parking, Security Consultant, Special FX, Skateboarder, Surfer, Snowboarder, Skier, BMX, Mountain Biker, Dirt Biker, Street Biker, Wakeboarder, Water Skier, Stunt Rider, Stunt Show, Stunt Man or Woman, Rally Car Driver, Stock Car Driver, NASCAR Driver, Sales Rep, Videographer, Runner, Charter Pilot, BEGINNER, NOVICE, AMATEUR, PROFESSIONAL, SEMI-NATIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL, Boxer, Promoter, Kickboxer, Timekeeper, Judge, Ring Announcer, and more!

We talked with owner/operator Albin Carey Blomkvest and spoke briefly about Planittour:

When did you start Planittour.com? 

The idea came while in a band.. on tour in the year 2000
The site went online at sep.20 12:36 am 2006 in beta ..
Its “Live On Line World Wide Release” was  sep, 21 at 12:05am 2011

With your background in the music business, did you feel that this was
something necessary for other entertainers?

Yes its not only necessary its mandatory !! Everyone uses contracts in the industry.
learning about what your contract says and means is part of knowing your craft.
Perfect If you are a 1099 employee or self employed,

Have you personally had problems with contracts, venues, etc?

Power requirements,stage size,occupancy , no one on site to greet us?
not sure if were even in the right place,no one will answer the phone, guitar player is missing?
promoter didnt make enough money to pay us what we agreed to. ie ..poor promotion didnt meet guide lines as stated in contract !
poor planning ,poor promotion, You name it ive seen it ..

What makes Planittour stand out?

The first an only paperless “Virtual Performance Contract”Tm.
Your free page /cloud is your contract..an all your data is live..never FAX again!!
The service is 100% FREE ! I invented to fix all the problems in the industry on this planet!
Built an run by a performer..for performers.. all around the world!

Will the service always be free?

Yes ..The service is not only free.. the plan is to pay you for using it!
Facebook makes millions off your advertising ..ie ..page views..
The more sponsors you get on your page the more money i split with you!

Can anyone around the country use this or is specific to Atlanta?

Yes the site is for the planet! PLAN IT TOUR
Any 1099,W2,W9, corporation or self employed  Performer,Venue,or Sponsor
In every country and all major cities
“You have to plan it before you tour it “

Art

Rain and Fire in Sedona

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Ange Alex

A rainy day in Sedona? What are we going to do. Everything we have planned is outdoors. I am pretty sure that is why people come to Sedona, for the beautiful OUTDOOR activities, like hiking, biking, Jeep tours, viewing the red rocks and photography. 

What to do, what to do.

Oh, I know. I had the privilege of meeting some great artists that work in fire and glass! The perfect indoor activity when your outdoor plans are washed away!

The Melting Point in Sedona, conveniently located across the street for the Whole Foods (two birds with one stone, yeah!), is a group of artist focusing on creating and teaching others how to create as well.

When we entered the facilities, it was like entering a fine arts gallery. So many beautiful works of glass art. Jordan Ford is the general manager and one of the Artists. He came out of the workshop and told us the rules, then brought us into the fold. 

We were about to become glass blowers! 

Jordan had a love for the natural world from a very early age. He went on to study geology in college but that is when he discovered glass. He currently has Bachelor’s Degrees in both Earth Science/Geology and Visual Arts/Glassblowing.

Jordan says , “It’s the process of blowing glass that drives me. I find the physical act of making glass so overwhelmingly fascinating. I approach most of my work with a consideration for the more classical techniques – it’s the framework that I use as a jumping point for experimentation.”

Not only is Jordan incredibly talented, he is really personable and extremely funny. He made everyone in the room feel at ease and we all often irrupted in bouts of laughter.

Another artist that was helping us is Austin Littenberg. Austin became interested in the art of glass blowing at age 16 after watching a documentary. He spent over 12 years developing his craft and learning the technical precision needed to work at this level.

Austin views the many ways Art presents itself and is in tune with it all, and it shows.

Clearly these two artist love what they do, and I for one am grateful for their expertise and their willingness to show the world their art.

They worked with us to create a beautiful cactus, complete with three flowers, one for each kid, and a Sedona rock like base. We loved the patience they showed and the skill to make us feel at ease. We never felt like  we were about to do something we just couldn’t. It felt like we had been doing this before. That is the measure of a true instructor. 

Our work of art was complete and we left there feeling accomplished and quite honestly, amazing! 

Both Austin and Jordan have remarkable skills but also wonderful comedic timing. They were a absolutely pleasure to meet and I look forward to keeping up with their art in the future.

If you find yourself in Sedona and want to meet some really wonderful people, stop by The Melting Point and say hello! While you’re there, blow some glass!

How could I forget one of them most important things; They have a studio dog! Austin brings his sweet baby girl to work with him and she is an angel! We loved her! Make sure you give her some love when you visit!

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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“20/20:Visionary”: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Photograph by Charlie McCullers, courtesy of Atlanta Ballet.

Last weekend (March 18-20) the Atlanta Ballet gifted the city with “20/20: Visionary,” three pieces, including a world premiere, presented at the Cobb Energy Center.

The world premiere, “Playground,” by British choreographer Douglas Lee, belied its name by being a shadowy piece danced between upright, rolling chalkboard set pieces. Prepared for a lighthearted, joyful expression of childhood, I was surprised that the work instead exposed the darker side of childhood memories. There were some light moments, such as the towering billboard inscribed with multiple lines reading, “Jackie must remember the steps” – clearly a humorous aside about Jackie Nash, one of the most capable company members and perhaps the quickest study in rehearsal. There were some easily-seen choreographic devices–a lot of theme and variation, even more pushing around of set pieces–but there were a few exceptional moments as well, including intricate, slow-motion manipulation of a dancer’s body by another dancer.

Pen-Yu Chen & Tara Lee in “Boiling Point.” Photo by C McCullers, courtesy of Atlanta Ballet.

The opening work, “Boiling Point,” by Darrell Grand Moultrie, was playfully performed at breakneck speed. Dancers are often told to “make it look easy,” and the company took that concept to heart. Highlighted against the men in black costumes, the women wore bits of metallic fabric, providing splashes of intense color and exposing powerful bodies with long muscles. The piece began with the stage space open almost to its fullest, and the dancers running across like a rushing river. They rolled, twisted, turned, and slid like water itself. The choreography juxtaposed synchronicity with counterpoint, traditional with innovation. There was a gargouillade, rarely seen even in classical ballets. The lines of the bodies were critical to the piece, and often layers deep. The flow was almost nonstop, with only an occasional flick of a wrist or toss of a head to provide momentary stasis. The standout was Christian Clark, who sometimes nearly managed to integrate himself into the group but then something distinctive and powerful in his dancing drew the eye to him again.

“Red Clay” from “Home in 7.” Photo by C McCullers, courtesy of Atlanta Ballet.

“Home in 7,” a work by Amy Siewert, closed the concert. A portrait of Atlanta, the ballet was a rich tapestry woven from music, spoken word, and movement. Performed in 7 segments to a libretto written and performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and an intriguing, haunting string score composed and performed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, the dance, too, was a poem, shimmering like summer moonlight on the Chattahoochee. John Welker opened the ballet with tiny explosions of movement “Secrets.” Perhaps the most enchanting segment was “Home of the Braves:” 5 men using baseball imagery, holding their formation as they slid precisely between pitches and catches. “Red Clay” evoked August nights, intolerance, and redemption—Atlanta history, a story familiar to many. I first saw this ballet in 2011, and it has grown in depth as the dancers have matured technically and emotionally. Atlanta loves its ballet company, and never more than when it showcases its home city.

John McFall is ending his tenure with the company at the end of this season. For newcomers to Atlanta Ballet offerings, this will have been a dynamic performance. For long-time supporters, it will have been an opportunity to reflect on his legacy. There are a couple more opportunities to see the company under his watch, and then he will pass the torch to Gennadi Nedvigin, the company’s fourth artistic director. Stay tuned!

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