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Issue #31 – Rhythms Dance Studio/Event Center

  1. What year did you open how long have you been in business?

Sin City Salseros has been around since 1999. We have been teaching classes for the last 8 years.

 

  1. Is the company nationwide?

Our Dance Studio and Dance company is Las Vegas based only. We have 10 dance teams from kids to adults.

 

  1. Where do you get your clothes from for your dancers?

We order them from companies that specialize in selling costumes or with local tailors or seamstresses that make our desired costume designs.

  1. How many dances do you have?

We teach over 15 different styles of dance at our studio but our teams only perform in salsa and bachata.

 

  1. What kind of music do you dance to?

Anything and everything, we love it all.

 

  1. What dance steps are your favorite?

What we call footwork or “solos” it’s when you break away from partner dancing and get to do your own thing.

  1. How long did it take you to learn the dances?

It takes several months to learn basics well and get past being a beginner, but you never stop learning.

 

  1. Do you do any concerts?

Yes! We are about to host Alex De Leon on May 5th.

 

  1. How much does your classes cost?

We offer a great deal for new students of $30 for 30 days of unlimited classes. Aside of unlimited class offer, classes range between $10-15

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue #31 – Exercise Workout Clothing

In order to get a good workout, proper exercise apparel is a must!  Wearing comfortable clothing (such as nylon & spandex) can make it much easier to get the most out of your workout when stretching and bending is required. Proper foot wear is also imperative to prevent injuries from taking place during a workout routine. A water bottle on hand to keep you hydrated when working up a sweat is always a wise choice. You can find these items at your nearest Sketchers store which carries a variety of high end brand names to suit your athletic needs. Be sure to check out their sales and friendly staff!

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Issue #28 – History of Tie-Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie-dye become popular in the United States in the 60s and 70s. It was a form of expression for the hippie movement and a form protest during the Vietnam War. The United States were not the first to dye clothes it stated as early as the 6th century in places like China, India, and Africa. Chinese tie-dye is called ‘’zha ran.” They only dyed clothes for priests and the wealthy. The Indian method of dying is called “Bandhani”, they used small points of fabric to make little dots on the cotton. Yoruba woman form west Nigeria dye clothes with an indigo dye which is then stitched with a method called tritik. In Japan they also dye their clothes indigo blue with a method called “Shabori” it is still practiced today.

Spiral Tie-Dye

 

Supplies

  1. 100% cotton white shirt
  2. Gloves
  3. Rubber bands
  4. Plastic wrap
  5. Plastic bag
  6. Dye
  7. Scissors

 

Steps

 

  1. Start with a damp cotton shirt.
  2. Pinch fabric in the middle where the spiral will start. Twist until all fabric is in a spiral shape.
  3. Bind spiral with over lapping rubber bands to create 6 to 8 wedge shapes.
  4. Apply dye to wedge shapes and repeat on the other side.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and put into a plastic bag.
  6. Let sit 4-8 hours or overnight for the most vibrant colors.
  7. After you let it sit, rinse in cold water until almost clear and then cut the rubber bands.
  8. Rinse until completely clear.
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Issue #27 – Styles of Castles

Whether if you reading a storybook or seeing a castle in real life, it’s pretty amazing to see what goes on inside a castle.  The King and Queen have a pretty big responsibility when it comes to watching over the castle.  Along with the people who are watching over the castle. Along with the poeple who are inside it like the knights or guards who are watching the King and Queen as well.  

 

 

 

 

Everyone has a responsibility when it comes to being inside the castle.  When we are talking about castles, there are many kinds of castles as well, even some that were built before medieval times. For everyone’s safety, castles were even made out of stone.  Castles were made out of this material because it was a way to prevent bad people from breaking and destroying the castle.    

 

 

 

 

People were able to stand on top of the roof of castles in a way to watch out for the enemies coming to attack them.  It was also a way for them to plan what to do when they go and attack the enemies.  Whether it would be using a catapult or another type of weapon to defeat the enemies. Another way of how they can defend themselves is by creating a moat to make it harder for the enemies to enter into the castle.

 

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Issue #27- Interview With David Marquardt

  1. What was your inspiration that lead you to a career in photography? I originally did video work and went to Film school at USC. Decided against internship at various production companies in Hollywood and got a video camera, told people what I was doing and just went into the actual trade. As I gained clients and got work, the clients for video production always needed photography more than video. I was always bringing in Photographers and one of the clients was annoyed with this and said “why don’t we just get you a camera and have you do the shots” So it started, I reluctantly became a photographer, sometimes you are better at something so don’t really want to do more than what you actually want to do.
  2. Was photography a subject you were always interested in? No, it was video production, photography was something I just fell into and realized that I was good at it and made more money being a photographer. 
  3. What advice would you give to someone perusing a career in photography? My experience has been to just take photos. Studying it is also important, but hands on is the best way to learn. Know what you like and find what works. Find the gap between what you’re doing and what you’re seeing. Learn the different techniques and find out what works.
  4. As a photographer what key features of a structure are you looking for? Depends on who I am shooting for. The client lets me know the area of focus of the structure aka the focal point.
  5. How much does professional photography influence a buyer’s decision when buying? A lot! A great photo will get them in the door. Sometimes a good photo can make a house look better than it actually is, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it can give the buyer an idea of the potential of that particular home. Some buyers have bought a house sight unseen just because the pictures where so good. 
  6. What percent of your photography requires post-production techniques? 100%
  7. What techniques are the most commonly used? There are basic rules to Architectural Photography, it’s less about being creative and more about “as is”. Sharp lines and balance. Vertical lines must be straight on, so the lines don’t change. Tripods are used for this precision.
  8. How much creative control do you have setting up furniture and accessories before an interior shoot? Again, this depends on whom I am shooting for. Say for instance interior designers, they have everything set up and all they need is a picture of it. In Real Estate sometimes the home needs to be rearranged or the clutter inside the house needs to be cleared away. 
  9. In your photography career, what job or location was most challenging to you? Anything where the expectations are high and when there are lots of windows with dark furniture.
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Issue #26 – Different Styles of Cameras

Circles Magazine took pictures of cameras,
how they look now and how they looked in decades past.
Cameras can be traced much further back than the introduction
of photography. Photography cameras started with the camera
obscura, that continued with daguerreotype and developed into
the 35mm film camera’s to the modern digital cameras, research
shows that most cameras that are sold today are digital.
The very first digital camera was built back in December 1975,
by an engineer name Steve Sassoon of Eastman Kodak. The Casio
QV-10 is the very first consumer digital camera. It followed in the
footsteps with Apple Quick take 100 and 150. It was introduced
in 1995.

Timeline:

Olympus Auto Eye 101 (1958)                      Kodak Retina Reflex (1961)

Pentax K1000 (1976)                                            Yashica FX-70 (1979)

Canon T-50 (1983)

           
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Issue #26 – Treasures From The Past – Treasure Hunt Game

Going to a Thrift Store is a lot like going on treasure hunt. You find so many different surprises! You many find anything from 50’s style china to 8-track, cassettes and vinyl records. Just like going to a thrift store… you just take your time and look for the good stuff. check the boxes to the left when you find the item below. 

Basketball                            Typewriter                    ceramic turkey           Wallabee Shoes

 

Rome sign                        Skull         Mannequins with Polka Dot/ Black Dresses Vinyl Records

House of Bargains sign    Bookshelves/ Books  Retro Couches        Video Cassette Player

The pair of Elmo’s Growing with music/ Clark Gable Books Birds/ Pumpkins in a Basket Fruit and Wine Painting

 

Transitions Group    Shelves of Women’s Shoes 8 Track/ Cassettes     Old Ultrasound Machine

 

Mary – Owner of House of Bargains Thrift Store Retro Glass Tray Shoe Painting   Fish Bottle/ Glasses

 

Rack of Belts                China Set                       Retro Red Jacket  Kodak Slide Player.

 

 

 

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Issue #26 – Video Games Old and New

 

 

 

James Hilsman – This is my opinion on video games in general I wish they
were the way they were back in the day, I miss the times where people
would just have fun playing games no matter the system. Many people say
you should get this system or this system is better than this system as
long as you have fun playing games it should not matter the system. I see
some reasons why people say different systems are better. I love new generation
games and systems but there’s nothing like playing classic games.

Jason Dandoy – I’m not much of a gamer but the game was good and
the graphics were good, it was fun and a little bit challenging. I enjoyed
it.
Quinton Giles – Super Mario Maker was really cool, I liked how you can
make your own levels and that you can use any character or background
you want, and that you can make it easy or hard.
Jeremy Holland – What I like about the Super Mario Brothers game is
the cool effects that are in this game. The kind of action in this game
makes it even cooler. The sound effects make the game interesting and
exciting. It’s definitely the game to play if you like video games. I’d
give it two thumbs up.

 

    

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Issue #26 – Matthew’s Closet

 

Matthew’s Closet 2000 S. Maryland Pkwy.

There are many kind of shelters that people can go to need of food, clothing or maybe a place to stay warm during the coldest seasons throughout the year. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is an example of one of those places where people can go to if they’re in need of food or clothing.Circles Magazine went to Matthew’s Closet, a place that helps the needy get clothes and they also have a food bank. we interviewed a lady named Mary Zewin who is in charge of Matthew’s closet. Mary even does pick-up donations too.

You can donate to Matthew’s Closet or they have a donation bin at bishop Gorman High School, which is located at the intersection of Russell and Hualapai or you can take donations to the church Food Bank, in the back of the church at 2000 Maryland Parkway. Help of Southern Nevada is where you can get the vouchers for the nicer “work search” clothes. They can use those vouchers to get dress clothes for interviews when looking for a job.

So whenever you have clothes that need to be donated,you can give them to Matthew’s Closet. they will be able to  accept clothing,and toys that you donate.

How many donations do you give a year? We average about 150 a week.

How long has Matthew’s Closet been operating?

20 Years.

How Many Homeless people do you clothe a Year? About 150 a week we’re open 9:15-11:15 on Thursdays

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What is the percentage of homeless people that come in

there 75%

Are you a nonprofit organization? everything is 100% donated.

What is the qualifications on getting the clothes? They are for anybody in need.

Who else do you help other than the homeless? We give to anyone in need.

Do you go to homeless shelters and give clothes there?

No, they stay here

How did you come up with the name Matthew’s Closet?

The name comes from the bible.

How do you keep track of how many people go in there?

We use numbers from the food bank.

Have you had to turn anybody down before?

We never turn anyone away for any reason, even if there is a

size problem, or if they are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

 

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Issue #25 – Veterans Holday

 

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Veterans Day is November 11th and we here are Circles would like to remember our
Veterans by first thanking them for their service to our Nation. We asked them to
tell us what they did on the holidays while deployed around the world.

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U. S. Navy Veteran Operations Specialist Dennis Cripe
Dennis served in the Navy from 1965 to 1974 during the Vietnam
conflict, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Askari and he tells
us that the holiday aboard the ship were much like those at
home with the exception of 300 other sailors at the dinner table
normal to have Turkey and dressing with all the trimmings.
Dennis’ favorite carol is “Oh Holy Night” and his favorite
holiday movie is “Miracle on 34th Street”.

U. S. Navy Veteran Second Class Petty OfficerScott McAuliffescott-article-pic
Scott was deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operation
Praying Mantis from 1986 to 1989. Scott says that while he
was deployed in there he didn’t get to see his family or friends
during the holidays but, enjoyed a traditional holiday dinner
on the U.S.S. Merrill with his fellow sailors. He says that he
missed the home cooked holiday meals, but received cards,
letters and cookies from home. His favorite carol is “Jingle Bell
Rock and his favorite holiday movie is “A Christmas Story”.

juan-article-picU. S. Marine Veteran Lance Corporal Juan Jimenez
Juan was deployed stateside in Camp Pendleton, CA., The
Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Angelo, Texas and
Goodfellow Air Force Base in Crestview. Florida. Even though
Juan was stateside he still missed his family and friends while
deployed and received cards and letters from them during
the holidays, he says he was always working and had little
downtime. His favorite carol is “Mele Kalikimaka” and his
favorite holiday movie is “A Mickey Mouse Christmas”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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