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Want rip-roaring entertainment at your next event?Book a Blues brothers tribute band and guests will have a fabulous time. You can t beat the sheer excitement of a Blues brothers tribute band when they take to the stage. The blues brothers tribute show is a fun-filled night of entertainment that brings the magic of the movie alive through a brilliant tribute band. See the crazy on-stage antics of Jake and Elwood right in front of your eyes with a quality Blues brothers tribute band. It s fast paced, packed with non-stop energy and anyone who is lucky enough to watch the Blues brothers tribute band will agree, it s a top quality show that just has to been seen at some point in your life.It s dark outside and we re wearing sunglassesIf you ve sat and watched the Blues Brothers movie you ll have a pretty good idea what to expect from a Blues brothers tribute band. Think non-stop music with a pumping soundtrack that features cover songs of some of the best soul artists of our time. Jake and Elwood look-a-likes form the basis of the Blue brothers tribute band, they sing all the classic songs from the film like Mustang Sally and Everybody Needs Somebody. Crowds go wild when the Blues brothers tribute band starts to play and they hoot and holler for more long after the boys have finished performing on stage. You get a real buzz when you re in a crowd watching the Blues brothers tribute band, it s like Jake and Elwood are in the room with you. Wear a dark suit with sunglasses when you go to see the blues brothers tribute, you ll blend right in with the atmosphere.Hear the theme from RawhideYes, you ll hear numerous well known musical medleys performed live by the Blues brothers tribute band. Along with classics such as Soul Man and Flip, Flop and Fly, the foot tapping, bottom wiggling, leg jiggling performance includes Shake a Tail Feather and Gimme Some Lovin sung in the unmistakeable style of the Blues brothers tribute band. Of course, music is just one amazing element of the Blues brothers tribute band. It s funny, audience friendly and the Blues brothers tribute band is perfect for all types of occasions. Book the blues brothers tribute for your wedding, birthday party, gala function or corporate gathering and everyone will have a night they ll never forget.


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Piano Teaching Resources Beginners

There is a bit of a mini-revolution going on in the world of piano teachers. And it all has to do with teaching piano for beginners.

You see, there's the old way of teaching piano. This way focuses on learning notes, learning to site read music, and learning where each individual note is on the piano. This method also focuses on practicing scales day in and day out.

This classic method is what a lot of people think of when they think of piano for beginners. But it's not the only way to learn.

Many piano teachers have begun teaching in a new way that is exciting and enjoyable to their students. The students of these teachers learn to play music faster and have a better time doing it.

What is the name of this miracle method?

While it doesn't have a formal name, people refer to it as "learning chords." Piano for beginners is taught with an emphasis on learning chords, rather than individual notes.

This method is so popular because it makes learning piano exciting. After just a few short lessons, students can play real music. This is much more thrilling for students than practicing scales. After all, most people want to learn piano to play songs, not scales.

Chords are a natural lead into music making. It's the way people learn to play guitar, and it's the reason that guitar players often enjoy their lessons more.

When a beginning piano student learns chords, they can easily play a song within the first few lessons. This creates a sense of satisfaction of the student and encourages them to learn more. It builds confidence, in children and adult beginners alike. And that confidence can get the student excited about piano.

Piano for beginners taught through the chord based method is enjoyable for student and teacher alike. Could you imagine listening to nothing by scales for hours each day? A teacher that instructs their students to use chords can hear actual music as they teach their students to play.

Chords allow new students to speak the language of music, rather than just learning the "letters" of that language. With a chord-based method, students develop a real appreciation for music and an understanding for song composition much earlier. They can learn music, instead of just learning notes. This is satisfying for the student and the teacher alike.

Piano for beginners can be exciting and fun when the right method is used!


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (16 GB) Wi-Fi

The Samsung Galaxy Tab now rivals the PC world in the number of applications and games written for it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab - GT-P7310 8.9 inch screen, 16 GB 8.9 inch Wi-Fi Tablet Metallic Gray

Samsung Galaxy Tab - GT-P7310 8.9 inch screen, 16 GB 8.9 inch Wi-Fi Tablet Metallic Gray

Android, the operating system the Tab 8.9 runs on, is produced by Google and has a much tighter integration with all the google-centric applications. This includes, but is not limited to: Gmail, YouTube, Google Play (the application store), and more.

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Six-Month Financing: For a limited time, purchase 9 or more using the Amazon.com Store Card and pay no interest for 6 months (for details click here).

Fabulous picture quality . . .

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Key Specifications and Observations . . .

  • 1
    Perfect size for browsing and email. (I feel the 7.0 is a bit too small and the 10.1 is a bit too big).
  • 2
    High quality picture and sound - I've had no breaks in the continuity of videos. Provides a brilliant 8.9" HD (1280 x 800) display. Audio is crisp and clear. Comes with Adobe Flash Player already installed - plus it automatically updates itself to the newest version.
  • 3
    Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system => Upgrade to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (see big arrow link next)
  • 4
    8.9" WXGA TFT display - provides a high resolution, sharp display touch screen.
  • 5
    16 GB on-board storage - more than adequate for me, some folks might opt for the 32 GB.
  • 6
    Built-in front 2 megapixel camera and a rear 3 megapixel camera with a quick auto-focus (takes a picture in about a second). BONUS: has LED flash to cover all your photography needs.
  • 7
    Extended battery life (6100 mAh) - the lithium polymer battery lasts at least 8 hours and depending on what you are using it for and can last up to 9 hours per charge.

Update your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The only downside so far, is that there is no SD card slot - but you can use an adapter.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Extra Long USB Charge & Sync Data Cable (6.5 feet)

Aduro Samsung Galaxy Tablet Extra Long USB Charge & Sync Data Cable (6.5 feet) USB to 30 Pin, Galaxy Tab 7-Inch, 8.9-Inch,10.1-Inch

Aduro Samsung Galaxy Tablet Extra Long USB Charge & Sync Data Cable (6.5 feet) USB to 30 Pin, Galaxy Tab 7-Inch, 8.9-Inch,10.1-Inch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes with a 38" cable which I find not quite long enough - especially if I'm lying in bed and my man-servant is about to serve me a meal. This one is the top-rated cable and is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7", 8.9", or 10.1". (List price: .99). Ships for FREE on orders over (see details). See more specs when you click.

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Why not just use your iPad?

The short answer . . .

If you live and breathe Gmail and enjoy all the cool Google apps - for the price, size and features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is my top pick.

Thousands of Android Apps are available . . .

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Android Apps - Google Play

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Sousababy and her devices:

Here, I am working on my laptop . . .

1. I have forehead lines and 2. my cable is all over the place and in the way

And it gets worse . . .

1. Notice I need glasses and 2. Yes, that's an outdated BlackBerry

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Me and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (16 GB) Wi-Fi

Photo from my own collection. Do not download / use. All rights reserved.

Objective findings about the Samsung Galaxy Tab series (comparison chart & 36 references)

Comes securely packaged . . .

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Samsung Galaxy Tablets on Amazon

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Accessories that I feel are worth it:

Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand for Tabs and more

Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Playbook, Xoom, Toshiba, Acer, Nook and Other Tablets (IPM-TAB1)

Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Playbook, Xoom, Toshiba, Acer, Nook and Other Tablets (IPM-TAB1)

5 Star-rated and over 1,000 customer reviews. Why I use this one? It's portable, fits in my purse and is ideal for airplane seat trays. The Arkon portable fold-up stands works with all e-readers, Apple iPads, Kindle Fires and other tablets (with or without a case or sleeve). A key feature I love is I can position my devices vertically as well as horizontally (ideal for some photos). Has a non-skid base and you can position your device at any angle you need. Sometimes I find it necessary to tweak the angle if sunlight is causing glare.

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Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand in use on an airplane

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Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated K810 Keyboard

Logitech is renown for high quality, I feature their award winning remote control in my More Brilliant Inventions article.
Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones - Black  (920-004292)

Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones - Black (920-004292)

Why I like this one? Thanks to the back lit keys, I can type in the dark. I'm not thrilled with the battery-run keyboards (ran out of juice once). This keyboard can recharge with a USB cable while you are typing. With one button, you can switch between your PC, tablet, or smartphone. (List price: .99).

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Side by side, three popular keyboard brands . . .

The Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated K810 Keyboard is the center one:

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USA Gear 8.9-Inch Neo-Cushion Protective Sleeve Case

for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablets - P7310 , Wi-Fi , AT&T , SGH-I957

USA Gear 8.9-Inch Neo-Cushion Protective Sleeve Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablets - P7310 , Wi-Fi , AT&T , SGH-I957

USA Gear 8.9-Inch Neo-Cushion Protective Sleeve Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Tablets - P7310 , Wi-Fi , AT&T , SGH-I957

My man-servant reminded me to feature a protective sleeve that isn't too girly. Why I like this one? It's backed by a 3 year manufacturer's warranty. Made of weather-proof cushioned neoprene, this sleeve protects your tablet from scratches, bumps, drops, and scrapes. Includes pockets for SD cards, a stylus, and other items. A large, durable rear handle helps maintain a solid grip on your tablet. (List: .95). Measures: 9" x 6.6" x .5" (shown next).

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USA Gear 8.9-Inch Neo-Cushion Protective Sleeve Case

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I prefer unisex styled bags . . .

because if I ever need a guy to hold it for me, I know he won't mind.

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STM Micro Shoulder Bag Fits iPad and Tabs up to 10.2

STM Micro Shoulder Bag Fits iPad and Tablets up to 10.2 Inches

STM Micro Shoulder Bag Fits iPad and Tablets up to 10.2 Inches

I like the removable padded shoulder straps (shown above in use) and tuck-away grab handles the most since I usually need my hands free to hold a camera or a child's hand.

High-density foam safely pads your device (suitable for Tabs up to 10.2"). It has pockets for accessories, a removable key clip, and a business card holder. Measures: 11.2" x 8.3" x 1.6 inches and only weighs 0.8 lbs. Fabulous price. (P.S. Poppy red is a Spring / Summer 2013 color trend, source: Sousababy's Spring 2013 Trends).

The durable, water resistant 300D micro ripstop fabric maintains its integrity for years. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Available in Black or Berry (shown next).

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STM Micro Shoulder Bag shown in Berry (red) . . .

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  • BarbaraCasey Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:38 am
    I enjoyed your fun (and comprehensive) review. Forehead lines begone!
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  • sousababy Mar 30, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
    Indeed! Thank you for dropping by and commenting . .
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  • lionmom100 Mar 18, 2013 @ 1:41 am
    Still doing ok with an Ipad, but the shoulder bags are really cute. I had to smile at your "Four Obvious Reasons....".
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  • Debs Mar 12, 2013 @ 5:20 am
    At last! A long and personal "real" review of this product...have been on the fence about tablets...this will help me decide!
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  • sousababy Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:34 am
    Glad to have helped . .
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  • Tipi Mar 07, 2013 @ 10:10 pm
    I'm just so glad about those forehead lines! I can sure tell this is another love story that your not holding back on!
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  • sousababy Mar 08, 2013 @ 10:09 am
    Yes, one measure of how good a device is - is directly proportional to how prominent your forehead lines are (while using it).
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  • Papier Mar 04, 2013 @ 11:21 pm
    Yes, I learned that I enjoy reading your writing and that you're head-over-heels with your new tablet.
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  • sousababy Mar 05, 2013 @ 9:55 am
    Ahh, thank you for your many kindnesses and thoughtful contributions . . makes me smile to see you visited Papier.
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