The Socialite DJ and Mr.BlackTie Goes Eureka! Las Vegas Style with Liquid Jazz !!

It’s been four Saturdays now since The Socialite DJ and myself (Mr. Black Tie) have been spinning Liquid Jazz at the new sensation, Eureka! Since our departure from doing brunch Saturdays and Sundays Liquid Jazz at Bronze Cafe.mbt455

Yet since those days are over, The Socialite DJ and myself (Mr. Black Tie), we have been spinning Liquid Jazz and other styles of music at Eureka!eureka!101

My preference is Liquid Jazz, as for The Socialite DJ, her styles has no boundaries. She can soft rock to country if the clientele wants. But mostly when we are spinning brunch we spin Liquid Jazz. But, I myself prefer doing Liquid jazz to Latin and swing. Now as we did I have to say they (Eureka!) is claiming to have some of the very best burgers now in Las Vegas! I’m going to have to concur. lol Seriously these, ladies and gents are just boasting. After having the delight and opportunity of having the Bison Burger (bacon infused jalapeño jam / charbroiled tri-color peppers / grilled red onion / smoked mozzarella) and all I can say is freaking Brilliant!!! Eureka!  is defining the meaning of delightful fine dinning and musical moments.eureka!102

For those that truly appreciate great food, craft beer and small-batch spirits are discovering a better restaurant experience, and all I have to say is welcome to Eureka! They’ve  elevated it to an art form. In our rustic industrial environment, they  create crave able dining experiences in an approachable atmosphere while leaving enduring memories one burger at a time with Liquid Jazz for the moment! Well at the moment, at least they are doing Liquid Jazz at brunch with myself (Mr. Black Tie) and The Socialite DJ!tsde!101

I honestly don’t know if  I will be at Eureka for anytime longer than this up coming Saturday. I love the spot and such, but as a performer I know at times you get picked over or just isn’t what they want. I think they’d be making a really big mistake not keeping The Socialite DJ though, she is a brilliant DJ! I have had  a great time spinning there and I can’t wait for the next spot. Seriously I haven’t received any negative feedback about my music. But then for those who heard it loves it, and now everyone is asking what is Liquid Jazz? My Creation of Jazz I guess is the best way to define it. But the coolest thing is The Socialite DJ is perfecting it every time she gets behind the tables!

I was once asked do I ever get upset when I’m asked to step away from the turn table or when they say no your not what the company wants. In truth rejection hurts. suck’s big time lol. But I know my music makes people happy. I get compliments every time I play Liquid jazz. I can’t tell you how many times people say, “Where can I find this song?” or asking why can’t they find the song they’re hearing lol. I worked hard pushing my style of music with The Socialite DJ beside me and sometimes leading the way. I don’t know where my next gig will be, Sin City is where I began this adventure. I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. I do hope some time soon I have a residency where everyone can come and hear Liquid Jazz! For the moment it’s at Eureka! Brunch is Saturdays 12pm to 3pm with us! Much Love and Respect to all of you Ladies and Gents! djset101

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The AM Show Makes It’s Debut: Thanks to Licensing Expo and NAB Show 2017 The AM Show is becoming Las Vegas’s Offical Art TV Show!!

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It’s been a week since The Caffeine Radio Production Tv Crew let loose to the world, The AM Show!! Which seems to be a hit with Sin City! A show that the world seems to relate too. The founder of The Caffeine Radio always wanted to share talent and knowledge of those around him from the art and music world. Well he finally found a unique way to do exactly just that. Much love to The Licensing Expo 2017; They had an awesome time there and well it’s also where he had the vision to make this dream into a reality!

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While at the very first Licensing Expo Mr. Black Tie learned about name branding and the choices one needs to make into making it possible. Not just the branding but a worthy brand name that is well respected and self-worthy of importance that will make it a successful investment. There were many good moments till the next expo. “I skipped the 2016 expo to be ready for the next one. Which I did come strong and well I was ready for what was there. I had the right crew ready to perform at the very best of what I had to offer. I knew The AM Show could be a big, but great gamble and well worth the investment. If done right with the right people.” Mr. Black Tie recalls.art-am-logo

“The AM Show, “Art and Music” I know this could be that one show that makes everything flow just right!” Everyone knows when growing up, there will be pain and struggles and every artist knows that goes with the territory of being an artist. Such is the term “struggling artists” lol. All artists, from writers, painters, cartoonists, to musicians, as well photographers, singers and poets understand where that terms comes from. The licensing expo teaches you how to have viewer’s grow with your show as we get more interviews and deeper into concepts. So, will his viewer’s that watch the show. “I’m targeting a certain kind of breed; Creative and talented people. People who dare to dream and then share it with the world sometimes telling a story, other times just doing it for shock value.” Says Mr. Black Tie.

“In ways, I want The AM Show to be just that too, shock value.” Explains Mr. Black Tie. The AM Show will have a great mix up of things. Sometimes it is entertaining but it is also educating others. “I want it to be something I can live off of course.” Laughs Mr. Black Tie. With it’s very underground style way of covering the art and music scenes in Vegas

“But we are going to reach out farther in every Issue of The AM Show” -Mr. Black Tie. Mr. Black Tie has plans for The AM Show to cover events, galleries, expos not just here in Sin City but across the Globe. That’s the goal of The AM Show covering art, music, designs, food, etc. The AM Show is about culture. And culture is here in Sin City. It’s everywhere and The AM Show is covering them. With Mr. Black Tie leading the path to Unique Designers, Chefs, Musicians and more. Also making a debut into the world of Art and its Industries, Dekoe a local artist who lives in the infamous Art District of Sin City. Dekoe gives a look into the world of art from an artist’s Perception and Interviewing other artists with their own outlook and creativity.

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On a social level The Socialite DJ is socializing with some of the most talented people on the planet! Countless of decisions arise over how to reach the public with music and art! The AM Show is going to reach those talented and skillful artists’. The AM Show is becoming a trusted name in both the Art and Music WORLD! ” That’s the Plan to cover the very best and go deep with the meaning of culture. In this First Issue of The AM Show, Mr. Black Tie and The Socialite DJ returns the global known expo known as the licensing expo. Which also went well with Mr. Black Tie interviewed a new retail shop called gear and clothing! (They are so Unique). Also with Dekoe who goes into the art district and interview’s Alex Founder of three bad sheep! So, with all of that, with over nine hundred views alone for the show just making its debut. Not a bad start at all 1 and much love to the one and las vegas .net  for making this all possible ! Mr.BlackTie

Inside Style on Main St ..with The Socialite Dj and Mr.BlackTie

  When the Abelman family asked Black Smoke to spin for their ‘Take Me Home’ grand sale event October 1, 9am – 1pm, well of course me and The Socialite DJ agreed to do it. We just had to figure out what kind of style of music we were going to spin. We decided to go with electro style with a twist of Deep House and Country! It was a great for the Grand Sale and what excellent way to start the Holiday festivities; A great buy and good music.img_20161001_09263445

So I and The Socialite JD went into the studio shop mood the night before the event. It was a long 7 hours straight. By the time we had the music just right for the event, it was 7am. We had to get ready for the event. Getting all dress and grabbing the gear, speakers and all.

We got to Inside Styles by 8:30am; it didn’t take long to set everything up. The Socialite DJ started it off. I myself went to grab some coffee and have a Cig break. She didn’t go for anything vibing yet just warming things up. But to my surprise customers began to walk in. After The Socialite DJ warmed up, I got behind the tables and started off with electro swing, Bing Crosby to Disney Aladdin, why not?

The sale was called ‘Take Me Home Warehouse Sale’. How can you go wrong with electro swing set style spinning Disney Aladdin? From there The Socialite DJ spun a beautiful set of Deep House, Country swing. From everyone who came seemed to love the style of music that was being played.

Then we did something new to our Black Smoke set, we began to just spin music choices right after each choice. We were playing all styles of swing music, from country swing to deep house. I also spun Latin style sing into the mix. The Socialite DJ followed with country and pop swing. Then we finished with our signature style Liquid Jazz set! By the time it was over there was a few more buyers coming in!
By: Mr. Black Tie

 

 

Grand Opening with Juan Muniz at Z Boutique Zappos Headquarters Las Vegas

zapposThe very first day I met Juan Muniz was a week after I became the resident DJ for the Arts Factory Bar & Bistro. I t was also my first Friday DJing event as well. Juan Muniz introduced me to not just himself but his character Felipe. One thing about Juan Muniz, is he is an artists who is focused. Which I have met countless of them) that had or do have the talent, but no motivation, no path, no focused point. But Juan had, and still has the same path that he’s been on. Focused point on his art work, and character Felipe. Funny we kept bumping into each other, throughout the years. First Fridays I’d see him at his booth. Doing his Felipe book. While myself DJing First Friday on other gigs.1470337292976

Once in a while you wonder and think and ask, “Am I really making progress?” Well Juan Muniz did something unusual for artists and had a great grand opening of Felipe at the Z Boutique at Zappos. It was incredible seeing what had happened for him. The coolest part, I have to say was DJing for him. Juan Muniz is focused on his path. I’m proud to have known him before all the Felipe crazed. LOL. We will see each other once more! Until then. See More at www.MrBlackTie.com

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The Different Shades Of Photography …

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In the early days of photography, photographers had no choice but to shoot in black and white, as it was the only available medium. Then in 1936, the invention of kodachrome gave colour photography to the world. But black and white photography didn’t die off, instead it flourished. Modern black and white photography at it’s best is art, and many photographers regard it as the purest form of photography.

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So why does black and white photography command such acclaim? One reason is that colour is a distraction. It takes attention away from the visual building blocks of a great photo; texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting. A photographer shooting in black and white has to learn how to use all these elements to create a memorable image.

Black and white nude photography can scenic photographs look stunning. Make an essential part of your black and white photographs look their best is shooting in the right light. Shooting black and white photographs can really change the dimensions of the entire image. This article gives you some tips for taking some great scenic black and white images.

If you attempt the perfect panoramic shot to be recorded, it is important that you use a tripod. The tripod will help you get some steady shots of the view that you want to record. Later, this makes it easier for you to get it all together to get a panoramic view.

Note composition in shaping your nude photos. The pros use a simple formula as a “rule of thirds”, which simply means, mentally divide your image into three sections. It is rarely a good idea to put your main feature in the center of the composition. Place your guess many important focus in the right third portion of your composed shot.

In nude photography, make sure that you focus on the quality and not the quantity of images, is that you take. It is always better for you to get ten great shots than one hundred average shots in one day. Quality is always the better choice.

amy1As a photographer, you can not have tunnel vision. You must be able to see more. You think. Fly to yourself like an eagle up and down trained over the entire landscape, not as a sniper on a single object through a scope more to see what’s around you, how to get the best shots.

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In the beginning of the article, black and white nude photography make scenic photographs look absolutely stunning
if maintained. Make sure that you have proper lighting. This helps your nude photos to look their best. Apply any the tips from this article, and you will shoot beautiful black and white scenic photographs in no time.

By: Sir Fashion

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Photography Editiorials Done Right

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Breaking into editorial photography is a great way to get more exposure, build your portfolio, and receive unique assignments that will allow you to work with models, real people, and even allows you to travel the world.a13

If you’re already an accomplished professional, transitioning to editorial photography can be fairly easy if you can remember a few things that makes it different than typical portraits.

There may be an angle or a specific item or location the writer talks about in the article that you should focus on. Your images are to compliment the article. So giving the story a quick glance can help you look for specific items in stores, or to help you visually set a tone for the shoot. If it mentions an old antique chest, ask where it is located. If it describes a specific dish, request it to be made, because often readers will want a photo to reference.

Being overly prepared and educated on what you are shooting will help you prepare when you’re on site shooting and will also impress the art director.

Some editors already have an idea of layout for the story content. Don’t be afraid to ask for the predicted size for the feature or orientation preference they have in mind. However, still shoot horizontally and vertically for every shot for options as content can change.

Knowing that the story text will overlap the image can also help you go into a shoot looking for a clean background or shoot with a shallow depth of field that won’t compete with text.seniorfashion20

Something else to remember that you may also not know, if the content will be on the right or left, so make sure you shoot with the subject looking in both directions so they don’t look off the page.

If you’re not a vertical shooter, get used to shooting verticals. Especially if you want to do magazine work. Typically magazines know what their feature story is for the publication so if you are shooting a part of the assignment, there’s a fairly good chance you can land the cover. Make sure you leave space for the magazine header. Do this by avoiding busy backgrounds and keeping signage out of your shot.

If you’re not used to shooting verticals, consider investing in a battery grip with a vertical release. It will help you make straighter shots.

There is still only so much that can be done in post. Editorial art directors like smart, sharp images with straight lines and clean composition. Sometimes fixing crooked horizons in a post can’t fix it as well as just taking a step to the left or right.

The new Upright Tool in Lightroom can do wonders for straightening out lines in architecture, but it’s not perfect. Throw a couple curves in with the lines and you might be out of luck. Get it all right before you leave the scene.

Often photographers are in the habit of cropping in the camera. The difference with shooting for magazines is that the images often take up the entire page and need bleed room. You can avoid any images from being thrown out by simply giving extra room along the sides. Take a step back before taking the shot.  It might be hard to get used to, but remember extra space is needed for the bleed. You don’t want your images to be unusable because you’ve shot too tight.

Your assignment might require models and you could be given access to a modeling agency’s talent database. If this is the case, know what the magazine’s demographic is. While most of us are attracted to youth, a magazine’s readership might be more sophisticated therefore it’s important to find subjects that fit the editorial’s readership.boobs

Don’t be afraid to ask to look at the models with the art director and give feedback on preference.  You can also recommend stylists and makeup artists that you prefer that may help strengthen your shot.

By knowing your subject’s profession or role in the story, you’ll be able to capture them in a way that compliments the tone of the article. Your images of a comedian should not be shot in the same way as your images of a CEO. With every photo, make the environment, props, pose, outfit, and mood of your subject all match the overall message of the shoot.

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Art directors enjoy working with photographers who work quickly, just as any other boss would. The sooner you can wrap up a shoot, the less likely you are exhaust the subject or take up too much of the art director’s day. This all goes toward getting the more jobs from these people later.

You’ll also need to edit well and deliver quickly. I find that my editing for editorial is not as soft or romantic as my fashion  photography, but more bold, clean and saturated, which is how all work should be! See more at www.TheFashionRadio.com 

By: Sir Fashion

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The Begining of Coffee Grounds ( Austin Tx )

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The start of everything for me.. It was a love story that became just that; A story. So long ago. The pain is no Longer there, but the adventure did begin from this very moment. It was my dream to have the abilty to share my experience and knowledge. As well bring other’s out about and let everyone know they are not alone. WE all make mistakes, and in due time I wanted to figure out why we do those things and such. I loved Jamie Frost, but did I love her enough to chase her down and prove how much I loved her? No, of course not. I figured she didn’t love me enough to stay and figure things out. Why should I.. See I could go, could’ve or she should bullshit lol. What I did figure out though I needed to search  out why we do the things we do in the name of love. Im so tired of not knowing or feeling empty at moments. Knowing I’m not the only one person out there searching for answers. While thus for many who are dealing with what style they call being in a relationship to trying to do a professional career. For many of us we want both, for many so can’t handle it, while other’s plainly cheat to just lies as well. I never understood why would one lie to that person they supposedly loved or cared about? And  the list goes on with why I created this, Coffee Grounds. I could go on and on, but truely I don’t. I have been asked sooo many times what is Coffee Grounds about? Well here is the starting point of it all, well the video part anyway lol . Much Love and Respect.

Oscar’s Steak House Interview Chef Martell with Mr.BlackTie !

I have learned so much from this interview about Steak and Latin Cusine !

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Named after former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas Steakhouse overlooking the lights of Fremont Street. Located inside the Plaza’s of the iconic glass dome, Oscar’s pays homage to the Vegas of yesteryear and has become a must-visit, only-in-Vegas dining destination thanks to its classic ambiance, memorabilia displays, handcrafted cocktails, including the former mayor’s signature martini, and a delicious menu of perfectly aged steaks, fresh seafood and made from scratch sides.

Carrying over Goodman’s reputation as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe,” Oscar’s affectionately boasts itself as “The Happiest Steakhouse in the Universe.” The approach to food and service at Oscar’s is the same as Goodman’s approach to life – eat, drink and have fun!  But Meeting The Chef who At 16, Chef Jeffrey Martell took a job in a local seafood restaurant in New Jersey, looking for some extra spending money. Instead, he fell in love and found his passion for food. He followed that passion all over the United States and built a career based on attention to detail, creativity and excellence in execution.

Martell attended the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing, New Jersey. After completing his culinary education, he worked for a restaurant company, refining his style and expanding his approach in restaurants throughout the country, including at Nick’s Fishmarket in Chicago, Nick’s inside the five-diamond, five-star Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, and Sarentos on the Beach at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

He then moved to Las Vegas, where he helped open the Resort at Summerlin (later renamed the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino) as the Executive Sous Chef for the steakhouse. From there, he moved to the Orleans Casino, where he worked with former Chefs of the Year Christopher Johns and Larry Chumley.

After meeting his wife, Martell relocated to Florida for three years, serving as Executive Chef of the Pilot House in Key Largo. He and his wife then came back to Las Vegas, and he served as Assistant Executive Chef at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. He also began teaching at a local culinary school and became an active supporter and board member of Chefs for Kids, an organization helping the at-risk children of Southern Nevada. Martell’s work with Chefs for Kids as well as with various diversity initiatives and employee events at Excalibur earned him the recognition as a finalist for Volunteer of the Year for MGM Resorts International. Most recently, Martell was recognized as the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Las Vegas Chef of the Year for 2011.

Chef Martell brings his renowned culinary experience and community commitment to Oscar’s Beef · Booze · Broads where he prepares some of Oscar Goodman’s favorite recipes and the best steaks in Downtown Las Vegas. But you don’t have to take my word for it ! check it out for yourself ! Mr.BlackTie  

Mr.BlackTie Goes Timeless with a Blend of Nature with NokTurnal at WWD Magic ..Project

Spice101While DJing at some very cool spots at downtown locations such as Bonze Café at the Market to new sensation Eureka!; I had the Pleasure of getting a glimpse of Nokturnal Designs while at WWD Magic. Nokturnal is a priceless wooden watch made from 100 percent wood and featured with a Japanese quartz movement. They offer a perfect blend of high fashion, natures truest form with a classic look. A one year limited warranty is standard on every watch they sell. Nokturnal has four styles. One I will go into is the Maple. It’s a hardwood that ranges in color from gold to off white. Many can say they have seen maple being typically a straight grain in maple but waviness isn’t uncommon. It’s mostly as odoriess wood that has been used for hundreds of years in everything from buildings to watches!IMG_20180213_111636

With a lifespan of 300 years and over 200 species it’s a no brainer why Nokturnal picked Maple to be one of the four designs for those of the Fashion and nature world to pick from. To see the other three of four go to www.Nokturnalwatches.com 

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Mr. Black Tie visits Sourcing at WWD Magic Goes on a Walk London

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One of the finest Brit Family in the business of making, not just GREAT quality shoes for the gents on the go; But well done in creativity and style as well. I had a blast interviewing these gentlemen about their passion, and how family traditions, and family value means everything to them in their business! I have to admit I was shocked that they weren’t at Tent or Project. Walk London shouldn’t be just a booth in the back, which they were.

20180214_122953halfIf anyone has been to Sourcing at Magic it’s stupid big. How many shoes and designs can there be? You’d be bloody shocked of the amount of shoes that are there lol. I rarely go into Sourcing for that damn reason lol. But I saw something that caught my eye at the media room for the press. Walk London’s flyer; It was simple yet, it was stylish. I also meet one of the three partners for Walk London. WALK2

He Simply told me he was one out of three, him, his brother, and his father designs shoes for men. I said I would come by and check it out. And I’m glad I did. I had a story for the day! These are shoe’s that Zappos should have on their website. Seriously Walk London should be in the center of the what’s what, and the must shoes for men. You should have at least one pair of these unique styles in your closet. Don’t get me wrong who don’t like a pair of Nikes or my choice of sneaker Adidas. But as my mum once told me, “A man should have that one Tie that just says everything about himself.” Such is a thought and I feel about a man’s shoes. See more of these great looking shoes www.walklondonshoes.co.uk/ plus see the video of interview right here below .

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