Tuesday, March 15, 2011



TASA Studio JUMP START ACTING CAMPS offer a chance to get a jump-start on breaking into the film business right here at home!   Students leave our ACTING CAMP with the information and tools necessary to get a JUMP START into the business: web-proofs and a printed headshot/ photographer release, resume, a DVD copy of your performance, acting and audition classes and much more!
ACTING CAMP will be taught by TASA STUDIO director and SAG Actress Mary Thoma and TASA STUDIO staff.  Joining Ms. Thoma will be headshot photographer, Michael Boyd and BAM Casting Director, Tara Duncil.   A Parent ”Q and A"about the business and a review of student work will be held on the final day of camp for the student camps.
Registration is limited to the first 18 students who register with a 25% down payment to hold your spot.   
CAMP 1   STUDENT           June 13-17                          Ages 7- 17 years         10-5 pm
CAMP 2   STUDENT           June 20 -24                         Ages 7- 17 years         10-5 pm
CAMP 3   ADULT               July 25-29                         Ages 18 + years        10- 5 pm
Fee for the one week ACTING CAMP is $ 499. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  TWO WEEKS prior to camp. For more information or to register, contact TASA Studio Director, Mary Thoma at 318.465.5374 or email Mary@marythoma.com  

Monday, March 14, 2011

True Greatness

"Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind." ~ Quincy Jones

Music producer
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (1933-), called "Q" by his friends, was born poor on this day in Chicago's South Side. Growing up, the music he heard on the radio stimulated his vision and creativity.

"Everything starts with a song or a story," he declared. "That drives everything."

When he was 41, Q survived a brain aneurysm and two brain operations. The experience inspired him to celebrate life daily: "God has given each one of us approximately 25,000 days on this earth. I truly believe He (or She) has something very specific in mind: 8,300 days to sleep, 8,300 to work, 8,300 to give, live, play, pray, and love one another."

Over the past five decades he has creatively fused music with his own style. Injecting soul and jazz, experimenting with synthesizers, innovating the mainstream pop world.

Q produced the historic We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa in 1991 to raise money for famine relief. He advised the multi-million dollar chorus of superstars to "check your egos at the door." They did.

"The only two people Quincy doesn't know in the music business are Beethoven and Bach," observed singer Lionel Richie.

Highly-respected and multi-awarded, Quincy Jones knows what makes greatness, true greatness: love, respect, and peace of mind.

~~True greatness is having love, respect, and peace of mind.

Source: DailyCelebrations@yahoogroups.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wholeness and Balance

Health is wholeness and balance, an inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of living without being overwhelmed."  - Andrew Weil, MD