Historical Tour at the Victorian Theater

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The Music HallThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to discover the beginnings of Portsmouth’s premier landmark Victorian Theater and be a part of the Historic Theater Historical Tour happening on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:30 in the afternoon onwards.

The tour is arranged and guided by Music Hall Historian and theater production Manager Zhana Morris. Guests will be able to know the tales of sailors who rigged the theater in the late 19th Century, its flashy and famous owners, and stars across three centuries.

Visitors will see the passage of time through the building’s award-winning restorations and renovations which have brought back details dating back to 1878 and 1901, the hall’s periods of architectural significance

Tickets for the event are sold at $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members. For ticketing inquiries, please contact the box office at (603) 436-2400. For more information about the events hosted by The Music Hall, please visit their website at


Most Common Mistakes People Make on LinkedIn

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LinkedInLinkedIn is a great place to find jobs, to find potential business partners, to connect with associates, and to build an entrepreneur’s network. However, some users are still not getting the results they ought to be getting. This is not necessarily because LinkedIn is the platform for them but rather because they are doing something wrong. Below are some of the most common mistakes that people make in LinkedIn:

Having an Incomplete Profile. A user’s profile is the heart of a successful experience on LinkedIn. Users must optimize their profile so that they can be easily found when other people search for their expertise. Users also need to have a specific headline so that profile viewers will be able to get the information they need from its owner.

Not Having a Photo. Simply put, missing photos lead to missed connections with other LinkedIn users. People are most likely to view a profile if it has a simple, friendly, and professional snapshot.

Having the Wrong Photo. There are people who may have a photo attached to their profile but is not the right kind of picture. LinkedIn is a place for professionals so photos of pets, children, or friends are highly discouraged.

Blindly Connecting with People. A business owner can benefit from LinkedIn if he builds relationships with other users who present potential opportunities for growth.

Not Communicating with One’s Network. Communication is important when it comes to LinkedIn. Without interaction, business owners are missing opportunities to be more visible. Comment on posts, share resources, or answer questions to build relationships with other users online.

Not My Life at the Historic Theater

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Not My LifeThe Music Hall, in partnership with the NH Commission to Combat Human Trafficking, World Affairs Council of NH and Freedom Café in Durham proudly presents a special screening of Not My Life on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening at the Historic Theater.

Not My Life is the first film to comprehensively depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors ages 60 and above, students, and members of the military. These can be purchased at the box office or online.

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Instagram Videos for Businesses

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InstagramWith over 130 million users, Instagram is definitely a great place to promote a brand and Video for Instagram has proven that it is a marketing game changer in just a short span. Unlike its competitor Vine, this feature lets users post up to 15 second of videos which is equal to the length of typical TV advertisements. Below are some tips for business owners to make the most out of Instagram’s video feature:

  • Know what the audience likes. Brands can only make an impact to their target market if they know how to cater to their wants and needs. Most Instagram users are young and they value clean and simple aesthetics paired with unique but sensible content.
  • Use the tools that Instagram provides to make videos look good. Brands can either use a continuous stream or short snapshots, use one of the 13 available filters, choose a cover image, and even stabilize video via the Cinema feature.
  • Make it a point to capture the audience’s attention through using original and enterprising content.
  • Strive to be relevant. Brands can make the most out of the latest trends through incorporating them in their videos. This adds to the appeal of a brand’s content since users soak up anything that is new, hip, and fresh.

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra at the Historic Theater

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Ethan Lipton and His OrchestraCatch the special performance of Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra at the Historic Theater on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been a band since 2005, playing around New York (Joe’s Pub, Barbes, Rockwood, Celebrate Brooklyn) and beyond (MASS MoCA, Camden Opera House, Grand Performances). The band includes Ethan Lipton (vocals), Eben Levy (guitar), Ian M. Riggs (standup bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax). Ethan writes the lyrics and melody, and the quartet arranges the songs together.

EL&hO has released five albums (three studio, two live) and has been named the city’s “Best Lounge Act” by New York Magazine. In 2012, the band won an Obie Award for “No Place to Go,” a theatrical song cycle written by Ethan about a man who loses his job, which was produced by the Public Theater at Joe’s Pub.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

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Democrats compete for fans, followers, and subscribers in the House of Democrats’ Online All-Star Competition

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House of Democrats Online All-Star CompetitionDemocrats are using social media to interact with their constituents.

On Monday, the House of Democrats’ Online All-Star Competition kicked off. The competition encourages online engagement between Democrats and their constituents.

During the three-week period, Democrats will slug it out to find followers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The winner is determined by the total number of Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and YouTube subscribers that were acquired by the competitors during the contest.

The top 50 competitors will be named Online All-Stars, while the top spot will be crowned MVP. Winners will be given a virtual badge for their website.

Each competitor will launch various types of social media campaigns to gain followers, fans, and subscribers. They will be posting content, videos, and many more to attract new contacts.


Non-profit group uses social media for anti-bullying campaign

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Anti CyberbullyingAccording to research, one in every four children in the United States is a victim of bullying. These kids are taunted, teased, and physically abused in school. In fact, more than 100,000 students skip school due to fear on a daily basis. And the internet has opened new avenues, like social media, where cyberbullying can thrive.

Be More Heroic, a non-profit group based in Los Angeles, is looking to address the problem of cyberbullying. The organization uses social media to educate and empower students.

The company recently partnered with Dubbler—a social media site that lets users record 60-second audio pieces. The site lets you add voice filters, background music, and images. The format is a platform where advocates can raise bullying awareness in a safe and secure environment. Not to mention, bully victims can upload media without revealing their identities.

Be More Heroic has extended its presence in schools and universities across the United States. Currently, more than 15,000 students and teachers from 12 schools actively participate in the organization’s efforts.

The program organizes assemblies and creates public service announcements. They also provide venues where children can openly discuss problems. It also has projects to help bullies themselves.

The partnership between Be More Heroic and Dubbler will officially begin in October, which is anti-bullying month. The two have already started promoting hashtags for their anti-bullying campaign: #BeMoreHeroic, #PassItOn, and #SayNoToBullying.

“There’s no way a school can individually take care of every child,” said Sierra Dowd, co-founder of Be More Heroic. “With apps like this, we’re really able to connect educators, teacher and parents with students to get them talking about what’s going on.”

Source: Mashable

Filter Fakers catch photo fakes on Instagram

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Filter FakersWith today’s photo-editing technologies, smartphone users can easily pose as professional photographers. Moreover, some fakers take it to the next level—captioning their pictures with the hashtag “nofilter” (despite being filtered) on Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr. But their days are numbered.

The website aims to catch Instagram users in the fraudulent #nofilter act.

A project of Oskar Sundberg and Per Stenius, Filter Fakers catalogs #nofilter photos and determines whether the images are genuine or not. The site will then identify the type of filter that was used and provide a link to the uploader’s profile.

Filter Fakers also encourages people to report posts that they find suspicious despite being tagged #nofilter. Currently, the site can only track filters on Instagram and a limited number of other photo apps.

Lesson: don’t tag a picture with #nofilter when you actually used one. That’s simple enough.

Source: ABCNews

DWR’s Comedy, Evolved at the Loft

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Darwins Waiting RoomGet ready for a one of a kind experience as Darwin’s Waiting Room presents Comedy, Evolved at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

The show features a one hour family-friendly sketch comedy spectacular that brings together the Twilight Zone, Monty Python, and a bit of farce.

Darwin’s Waiting Room is a collection of entertainers from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, who work together to produce original comedy for the stage and screen. The group has been performing out of Portsmouth since 2008. It has a membership of over 70 performers, artists and technical crew and is currently working on a series of short films and sketches. Created by Eric Doucet and held together by the organization and talent of Kaitlyn Huwe, DWR seeks to bring laughter and entertainment to the masses.

Tickets for the show are sold at $22.

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Windows Phone loses Facebook and Flickr photo feature

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Windows PhoneOne of the top-selling points of the Windows Phone is its photo integration with Facebook and Flickr. However, the company appears to have removed this feature.

While the phone’s picture editing features have been greatly improved, it has removed its drop and storage options for Facebook and Flickr.

According to a Microsoft rep, the photo integration with Facebook and Flickr were initially released because of the shortage of apps for the platform. The spokesperson explained, “Now there are many apps in the store that offer ways to view photos on other services. We’re confident Facebook will offer great ways to view and engage socially with photos on Facebook. We welcome Flickr to do the same.”

So far, the reception for the removal of the integration has been met by disappointment from users. Still, Facebook recently mentioned that it’s committed to creating an app for Windows 8.

Source: The Verge

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