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E xc lusive interview with Katy Perry!
W hy you should c hoose Vanleena?
Look into her life before she was famous!
20th C entury S ec rets! C reative ways to warm up your voic e!
G et the sc oop on how the old fashioned mic rophone works!
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02 EDITORS PAGE Look into this article to find out all about the writer and editor of this magazine!
03 THE OLD MICROPHONE Get all the details on how the old school microphone was engineered!
04 HOW TO WARM UP YOUR VOICE All the steps on how to warm up your voice!
05 VANLEENA STUDIOS See inside to see one of the best dance Page 1 studios in West Vancouver!
06 INTERVIEW WITH KATY PERRY
Look at this article to find an exclusive interview with Katy Perry 08 THE JOURNEY TO THE SPOTLIGHT A beautiful poem describing what you feel like when you are about to perform special articles
09 THE SHOW MUST GO ON
A comic story about a your singer who uses her power to rock the crowd. 14 COMEDY FILMS See the history of comedy films, from silent films to the hilarious new films.
editors note A
If you love to perform on stage then this is the magazine for you! This magazine will feature how to warm up your voice. I’d like to think you would like to sing rock and roll music; I’m talking Elton john, John Lennon, Guns and roses, the rolling stones, and many more! This magazine will also help you to get in touch with your character for the show!! I was about 6 when I got into the performing arts. I was always into the idea of performing. My mom my sister and my best friends. I love to act! I would love to be on Broadway when I grow up. I think that singing, acting, and d ancing are a great way to have fun. I find it fun because you don’t have to worry about anything during that three minute gap.
Arts Editorial Group publisher Ellie Willock Editorial director Miku Yamada Managing director Gianluca Taffara Senior director Angla de Smidt Copy editor Gianluca Taffara
I have been in all the choirs for me to p ossibly be in, I find them a great way to perform! I like to p erform like that because I don’t feel like all of the eyes are on me. I have a huge stage fright and tremble at the sight of people when I’m up on the stage. Even when I’m with my family I get a little scared. I get scared because if I mess up it makes me feel that that’s what they will remember when I get on stage. But I have decided just to let it happen if I mess up then I can perform again and they won’t even realize that I made that I had made a mistake before.
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Old School microphone 1953 The old school microphone
he microphone is a wonderful tool to use in Singing and speaking. A microphone helps your voice loud and easy to hear. If you had not used a microphone in front of around one hundred people, nobody would hear you, where as if you started singing or talking with a microphone it would be much louder and clearer to hear, there for a b etter performance.
As well as all old microphones, the microphone is an extreme high in value.
Once you start singing you feel quite alive, like you just want to keep on going even when the song is over, you want to sing the whole song over again!
When you get off the stage you are holding the microphone really tightly because you have so much adrenalin, even when you do finally let go of the microphone you shake like crazy. The old school microphone is nice and easy to hold. As you probably know who Elvis Presley is, you would have seen him on YouTube and see the microphone he is holding. When I’m holding a microphone I feel like a new person, and if a microphone can do that it must be something really special. Microphones are designed to obviously make your voice really loud, and easy to hear. Some microphones can even change the sound of your voice. Microphones are that amazing. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us we would love to hear any further questions!
HOW TO: WARM UP YOUR VOICE : SINGING
Words: Angela de Smidt
Picture: M ichelle de Smidt
1. Your either going to want to
use a p iano or a recording of some sort so get all that set up first
2. Have a person help you play
the piano keys or the recording. Once you have got that ready you are ready to begin.
3. For starters you want to put
your lips together like a horses and b low this will help you get better air flow.
4. Now that your done your warm up for your warm-‐up you must stand completely straight to have a better quality sound.
You will need… 6. Then you start singing “Babadu babadu babadu du ba” In every possible key
7. Now you hum, you hum your favorite song, but make sure that you feel a buzz in your lips, this is using your head voice. Continue this until your song is over.
8. Finally you are ready to sing your song, sing it loud now!
5. Start making a round o with
your mouth. Continue this 7 more times.
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Where a community of energy and creativity teach kids how to enjoy life.
by angela de smidt photography by vanleena dance academy
Inside the studio I let my jazz shoe touch the floor in excitement and leap inside the studio and do a jump followed by a twirl, it feels like Christmas morning. I hear the bursting music and cant help but do pirouettes and jute’s. I look in the mirror and start looking at the art all around the room; I see pictures of the amazing dancer’s and wonder if I will ever be like them. I see pictures of beautiful dance costumes and hope that someday I will wear those beautifully flowing dresses.
I watch my dance instructor in the crisp clear window and match her every move. I look at everyone else in the room as we await the start of a combo; I hear the music scream and start dancing.
I think of every time that I have danced inside the classes and somehow want more of that excitement, that adrenaline. I get thirsty half way through and decide to go to the shop; I order a large can of coconut water with pulp. That is the best kind of coconut water I have ever tasted. I rush back to the room and begin my dance. Vanleena has many studios, but my all time favorite would be studio H. The studio brings itself to life as the dancers flood in, like a never-‐ ending waterfall. I watch the graceful moves of the dancers. I take in another deep breath and smell the clean polish as if it were cleaned last night. I see the lights on the ceiling and pretend as if they were stage lights and I dance my very best. While I move to my next studio to dance I see these gorges, glittery, snazzy costumes in a small tight room. Page 5
The American pop star becomes a world known mega celebrity.
EVERY SO OFTEN THAT ONE person is born to be a star; I think that Katy Perry was born to be star because she has the whole personality and talent. Katy grew up only listening to gospel and Christian music, so for her to be singing songs like this now is huge. Not only is she a phenomenal singer, she can also play instruments very well. She currently has one documentary movie out of her story of how she was exposed to the Hollywood way of life. She has two Siblings, named Angela Hudson and David Hudson. Katy was Smurfette in the Smurfs she currently has over eighty songs out today! Including Part of me, Wide-‐awake, and Hot & Cold. Katy Perry was a middle child and often didn’t have a lot of attention and she says that she think’s that that is one of the reasons why she is so outgoing in both her personality and wardrobe.
Written: Angela de Smidt Photography: Hollywood Heels
In the wintertime I was able to speak with Ms. Katy Perry and ask her some questions about herself and her life, and her latest album part of me. Where and when did grow up? PERRY: I Grew up in a small town called Santa Barbara in California. I was born on October 25 1984, so that means that I am 28 years old. Describe your life before you where famous. PERRY: I was very ordinary and boring and listened to nothing but gospel and Christian music growing up, so I kind of took a big leap to get into this genre of music. Who were some o f your hero’s when you where growing up? PERRY: I really have loved Gwen Stefani through out my whole life. I love her ideas of fashion and her sound of music. Plus she has gorgeous platinum blonde hair, also because she is never afraid of taking risks. She also has this unique style to her! Have you live in America your whole life? PERRY: Yes I have I love tanning on the sandy beaches, and also the beautiful California weather.
Did you always want to be a singer? PERRY: Well I did but I never thought that it would become this big, I love performing on stage and with that dream I am what I am today. How did you discover that you could sing well? PERRY: I first started singing when I was around four years old, so I had learned then that I could sing, but around 6 or 7 I knew that I could sing well. Who helped you to grow as a singer when you were younger? PERRY: My mom definitely helped m e when I was younger; also m y dad was a very big help growing up. Whenever I couldn’t hit a note they would always tell me that I could do it and I eventually did. Who is your current idol? PERRY: My idol like I said before was Gwen Stefani, I love her sound in music, and I always try to be like her.
"Ultimately I want Katy Perry to be as much of a household name as Madonna."
When was the first time you performed? PERRY: The first time I performed was in 1999 I performed I kissed a girl with my trusty guitar. If you look back on your earlier life could you see yourself where you are now? PERRY: Honestly I didn’t think that this whole singing thing would make it this far. It’s really quite the experience to be able to perform in front of so many people
So what kind of vocal warm ups do you do? PERRY: I try and say toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat really fast and it usually helps me. Who else in your family enjoys singing? PERRY: Well my Mother sort of wonders around the house sort of singing/mumbling but that is the only one who really does “sing.” What was the first instrument you learned to play? PERRY: The piano was the very first thing that I learned to play followed by the guitar. How long do you practice each day? PERRY: I practice about two to three hours a day with my voice coach. Do you feel like the almighty Katy Perry, or do you feel like the normal Kate Hudson? PERRY: On stage when I perform I definitely feel like Katy Perry but when I walk around in m y everyday life I feel like Kate Hudson.
The journey to the spotlight Practicing acting every day Brings out the best in you. Knowing me Makes you ALWAYS Keep this in mind, When you are about To go out on stage, Just repeating your lines And acting like it’s Nothing can be critical. Again, it’s easy to forget what You have to say when faced With something
BIG and Frightening. Working forward every step. Having victory Means something. The journey begins with The first step. Small accomplishments are Something to be Proud of. You are human Feel as if you don’t want Peoples opinions. You will not feel discouraged You cannot be drummed out Of Your Own Game. Found Poem by Angela de Smidt Adapted article from: 9 Steps to a Successful Acting Career by: Bob Fraser
FOR THE COMEDY MOVIES AROUND THE WORLD
from the silent films To the Broadway musicals, experience the joy of
comedy films SEEING THE WAY THAT COMEDY HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS
CHANGES THE IDEA OF WHAT YOU THINK COMEDY REALLY IS! SEE INSIDE THIS ARTICLE FOR MORE INFORMATING
Comedy has a very big role on society today. When you first meet a person what’s the first things that you notice about them? For me I would typically notice their characteristics, Smart, nice, and organized. But something that makes you really noticeable and enjoyable is having a good sense of humor; this is how
In this article it will describe
the ways that comedy has progressed and sometimes had it defaults. This articles focuses more on the cinema side of comedy, but if you look closely most jokes today are usually from a movie. One of the first silent films was in the comedy genre. If you are new to comedy and would Page 14
would like to know more about it read this article there could be something new and interesting! Comedy has changed a lot over the years; from the classic pie throws to the banana peel slip. But not only the jokes were great, the comedians that have
Comedy films Charlie Chaplin inspired some of the newer comedians like Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Rowan Atkinson, (Mr. Bean) Steve Martin, and Mike Myers have also been huge hits in comedy films. The jokes have also changed, the jokes have become more sarcastic and in a way hurtful. Charlie Chaplin wasn’t only a silent film actor; in his first speaking film “The great Dictator” was an amazing speech that is still famous to this day. But like most things in life comedy hasn’t always been smooth sailing, it has had its ups and downs.
If people like Jim Carrey or Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) weren’t around comedy probably wouldn’t be as great as it is. But the great thing that comedy has always had was bringing people together and making people smile. Comedy varies for different age groups. The younger you are the more age appropriate the movie is, however if you are a teenager comedy gets a little inappropriate for younger viewers. But lately comedy has been getting slightly
more inappropriate even for teenagers or adults. Not only do movies have comedy in them, some reality T.V shows have comedy in them, even small YouTube videos have humor in them. Comedy always makes everyone feel happy and excited and joyful. If comedy weren’t around everyone would probably feel like something’s missing. Comedy has brought ups and downs to the world, but without all the mistakes and success’s it never would have been the way it is today.