Dish Network is the Ultimate Source for Information and Entertainment

Dish Network can be a great resource for your family for all of your entertainment and information needs. In fact, Dish Network specifically designs each of it’s entertainment packages to have a balance of entertainment, news, and educational programming. This is true from Dish Network’s economical Dish Family package all the way up to the Platinum Level High Definition Television package, and everywhere in between.

Most subscribers looking for the category of entertainment packages which fall in between will be most interested in Dish Network’s America’s Top Entertainment Packages, which come in sixty, one hundred twenty, and one hundred eighty channel versions. America’s Top 60 Entertainment Package is a great introductory satellite TV plan that includes channels like The Weather Channel, MTV and MTV2, the Discovery Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, ESPN, CNN, The Learning Channel, and many many more. America’s Top 120 Entertainment Package builds on America’s Top 60 with favorites such as Univision, BET, MSNBC, the Speed Channel, PAX TV, Fuse, Discovery Health, the FOX News Channel, and more. America’s Top 180 Entertainment Package adds on Style, Great American Country, The Biography Channel, Discovery Home and Leisure, National Geographic, VH1 Classic, Nick Toons, and a whole slew of Encore movie channels.

If you and your family love movies, America’s Everything Pak could easily be the perfect entertainment package for you. It has all one hundred and eighty channels from America’s Top 180, but thirty additional channels that comprise the STARZ! Super Pak and Showtime Unlimited as well as HBO and Cinemax. America’s Everything Pak is a great choice for the family who wants the best of everything and plenty of great movies and entertainment options without taking the High Definition Television plunge.

If you are ready to move up to High Definition Television, there’s no better television service provider to do it with than Dish Network. Dish Network provides more High Definition channels than any other television service and provides a High Definition receiver at no extra charge when you sign up for an HD entertainment package. DishNetwork High Definition receivers can handle television in High Definition formats as well as standard definition format and come with all of the other great features you expect from a Dish Network receiver. Dish Network’s High Definition entertainment packages start out at the Bronze level which offers twenty five HD channels (more than the competition at any level) and eighty standard definition channels. The Silver level provides the same twenty five High Definition channels, but with two hundred standard definition channels. The Gold level adds on High Definition channel- National Geographic HD- and forty more standard definition channels. The Platinum level keeps all two hundred and forty standard definition channels, but adds three more High Definition ones- STARZ! HDTV, HBO HD, and Showtime HD. In addition, local channels are often available in High Definition for a small extra fee.

Dish Network also provides additional programming to help you customize your entertainment package. Die hard sports fans will love regional sports networks as well as the ability to add seasonal sports subscriptions like MLB Extra Innings, ESPN Game Day, and NBA League Pass. Local channels are often available and are a great way to keep up with what’s going on where you live as well as providing access to mainstream network programming. SIRIUS satellite radio gives you even more entertainment options as does Pay Per View. International programming in nineteen different languages provides even more options.

Whatever your entertainment and information needs, you can be sure that Dish Network can meet them.

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The Audience is the Star Not the Entertainer

Entertaining can be very rewarding, but it can also feel like a huge responsibility. When anyone takes the stage in front of thousands of fans, there’s a job to do and a lot at stake.

Entertaining is as much as an art form as the music one plays. It takes many years to learn that when a true entertainer takes the stage, that the concert is not about the entertainer, it’s about the people in the audience. The entertainer is not the star, the audience is the star.

For example, for many years I used to take the stage and the first thing I did was to start blasting away and showing off my quick hands at the piano trying to impress the crowds, my fellow musicians, and myself. And it worked, to a certain degree. I have a thick press kit of critics comparing me to the legends but the problem was that it didn’t translate at all into good CD sales. In fact is, the better I got, the slower my sales.

What was happening? I was playing for my own pleasure expecting audiences to dive into that realm with me. Some did, but others became alienated because they just didn’t have the musical knowledge to go there with me. Also, I was playing from ego and not from the heart.

Many performers seek validation outside of themselves by showing off and many don’t even care what the audience thinks. But, the truth is, most should care what the audience thinks and what the critics think. Because, bigger audiences and more press equals more gigs and more money.

However, seeking the approval of colleagues, media, critics, and fans can be self-absorbing and self destructive if you’re not careful. You should care what the audience thinks but at the same time be conscious of not trying not to impress them..

Personally, I’ve only been star-struck twice in my life. The first time was when I was a teenager and I saw Oscar Peterson perform in Toronto. I said to myself, “hey, I want to do that” and began to pursue my dream to become a jazz pianist. And, not just any jazz pianist, a highly trained and technical pianist like Oscar. It took some time but eventually the critics started to compare me to Oscar, and others would compare me to Bill Evans, or Keith Jarrett. But, my CD sales were still slow and my bank account was very small.

The second time I got star-struck happened in Montreal when I attended a seminar by famous author and speaker T.Harv. Eker. I couldn’t believe it but, he kept over 2,000 people on the edge of their seats for 3 entire days just by talking. He was extremely skilled at enrolling and engaging audiences.

And that’s when my mind shifted. That day, I laid out a lot money and signed up for one of T. Harv Eker’s courses. The result? That training changed my whole approach to concert performances and my life.

While I had always possessed a natural ability to entertain, I learned that I didn’t really understand how highly choreographed and entertaining were supposed to be. Certainly I understood that lighting, good production and communication with your audience from time to time was a good thing. But, I learned that just by using a proven template for winning presentations I could up the ante quite a bit.

The difference in my career was dramatic. I changed almost overnight from self-absorbed and trained technical performer to an entertainer. And, the best part is my sales increased exponentially. And, I didn’t have to give up jazz to become an entertainer. I just had to learn how to package it.

So, what’s important to anyone wanting to make a mark in entertainment? First, learn the psychology of human behavior then learn how to lead an audience. Then, find and study a proven template for winning presentations. That will help you to overcome any limitations you may have. Entertaining is an art form that can be mastered if you get the right information from the right master entertainer.

Learning to be a master entertainer takes more than just natural talent. Check out Paul Tobey’s piano music website for more information. If you’re interested you can also see his online video piano lessons where you can see his entertaining style.

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Entertainment Credit Card – Apply For A Credit Card Of Your Dream

Have you ever dreamed about getting an exclusive credit card with which you can pay for everything without worrying about your balance? If you have, then, an entertainment credit card will make your dream come true! You will get a credit card that has absolutely no limit and offers you benefits and perks other card users can only dream of!

If you have decided to get one you have to know that entertainment cards differ a lot from most credit cards used by regular customers and that is why they are some of the most difficult to get. If you want to apply for this card, you should be aware that you must have an impeccable history of credit card use. Your purchasing power and past credit use will be also checked very carefully. So, these credit card applications are quite challenging!

You have probably heard that entertaining credit cards are available to only selected group of people and are typically reserved for high earners; I should admit that it is true.

Usually people who earn more than 100.000$ per year are qualified to get one. And it is quite reasonable, because if you have an entertainment credit card, you have to follow very strict rules and regulations, like paying balance in full during 30-60 days, if you do not do so, you will incur large fees on your account.

Your account will be cancelled in case of failure to pay balance in full regardless of balance amounts. To be honest, I used to have an entertainment card. Once I had some financial problems due to one awful situation that happened at work. As a result I was not able to pay balance and my account was cancelled. Unfortunately, I will never be able to have this kind of credit card again. As you see the accounts have to be always kept in order. That is why you should earn a lot to afford to pay back charges.

Fortunately, large purchases may be given an extension that can be paid out during a few months. For example, charges that are connected with traveling can be paid in 36 months.

I also have to point out that the interest rate of entertainment credit cards is rather high, it is usually between nineteen and twenty percent.

You will probably wonder why people want to have the entertainment credit cards, then. Is it just a sign of high financial status or something else? There is no doubt that it is very prestigious to be an entertainment credit card owner, but there is much more than that.

First of all, most entertainment credit cards have no credit limit, therefore account holders make large charges for any event at any time, without worrying about a credit limit. If you have an entertainment credit card you should never worry about carrying cash on you or going to bank to cash checks, which is really comfortable.

Last year my friend Michael (who is the lucky guy, because he has this card) had a big birthday party. It was unbelievable! He invited more than two hundred guests on a huge black yacht that he rented. There were all kinds of things: entertainment, fireworks, loads of food and drinks. I was amazed! Sure enough his method of payment was not cash (believe me the party was very expensive); it was his privileged entertainment card!

The other advantage of entertainment cards -is their buying power. It is better than Regular Visa or Master Card even though they are not so widely accepted. As I have noticed before, the entertainment credit cards offer great perks and benefits like insurance and cash advance.

Now you can see that entertainment cards are not all about prestige, they are really the best cards one can get. So, if you want to make your dreams come true, go for it, because entertainment credit cards are something to aim for!

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Home Entertainment For The 21st Century

The gaming industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Even the movie industry looks pale in comparison. Traditionally, we’ve seen games being developed after movies. Current market trends have many movie makers developing adaptations of video games knowing they will be a sure-fire hit at the box office. But why are we seeing such trends? One can point towards the evolution of the television and the increased demand for quality home entertainment furniture.

Television has seen one of the greatest advances in technology in recent years. High-definition television and Plasma TV’s have the technologically-savvy drooling. And it’s because of the advent of these that many furniture manufacturers are taking the initiative to make the home entertainment system something to behold. For many of us, there is no better feeling than seeing in perfect detail, the game-winning overtime goal during the Stanley Cup Finals, or watching the walk-off home run during the World Series.

Proving to be one of the most advantageous from the advent of High-Def and Plasma TV’s is the gaming industry. In recent years, we’ve seen the birth of such next-generation gaming systems such as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii. These systems have taken the world by storm, with over three quarters of the homes throughout North America, Europe, and Asia owning at least one of the three aforementioned systems. And is it any wonder why these systems are the “Must-haves” for any teen or young adult? Not really when you think about it. For many gamers, for years they’ve wanted to see their games come to life, and with the engines these systems are equipped with, the graphics are so realistic that it may be as close to real life as they’ll ever get. Or perhaps they’ve wanted to be part of the game, acting as the main hero in the story, or actually driving the car. Enter the Nintendo Wii – a system that uses a remote control as a peripheral device that acts as your own personal sword, steering wheel, golf club, etc etc.

So what does this mean for the state of the home entertainment system? A tremendous leap in demand for high-quality entertainment centers, big-screen units, and/or other home theater furniture.

Keeping up with this demand, many furniture manufacturers are producing home entertainment centers as their top line of product, as they too want to be part of the home entertainment phenomenon. In today’s marketplace, it is not uncommon to see a wide selection of big screen and corner units, entertainment armoires, TV stands and cabinets, and other home theater furniture from your local retailer or online store.

We are now left with the evolution of gaming, combined with top-of-the-line entertainment furniture. What does that make? Home entertainment for the 21st century. A state where our lives are being fulfilled by unbelievable clarity in the games we play and the movies we watch and undeniable fun when entertaining our guests.

The evolution of the television has indeed forever changed the outlook on modern day home entertainment. With it, we are once again seeing our living rooms as a haven where fun and entertainment lives. High definition and plasma televisions, next generation gaming, and quality home entertainment centers are the future of home theater. This is home entertainment for the 21st century!

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Choosing The Right Birthday Party Entertainer for Children Aged 4 – 8 Years Old

Engaging a good professional entertainer for your child’s birthday party is almost a sure-fire way of making the party an enjoyable and successful one. But what type of entertainer fits the bill?

The most important consideration is the age of your birthday child. If he/she is between 1- 3 years old, you may want to keep things simple. Children of this age are generally unpredictable and there is no cookie-cutter formula on choosing the right entertainer for children of this age. Children of this age tend to have shorter attention spans and varied temperaments.

On the other hand, kids aged 9 -12 consider themselves all grown up and usually scoff at what they consider “kiddy” forms of entertainment. But if your kid is between the ages of 4 – 8, then he/she is at an age where they are old enough to understand jokes and enjoy fun-filled interactive games or activities with lots of movement. This makes hiring an entertainer for kids in this age group easier and more worthwhile for all.

When it comes to hiring the entertainer, the many people think of hiring a clown. Clowns are bright, colourful and perform weird tricks that make people laugh right? Well, be careful before deciding to hire a clown for your kid. Coulrophobia or fear of clowns is not uncommon in some kids (and even grown-ups). To them the bright colours and weird clown makeup just add up to a really scary experience.

We recommend that instead of a clown, there are some other popular choices of entertainers to consider for your kid’s birthday party.

Magicians

Magicians, specifically those specializing in children audiences, are common choices as kid’s party entertainers. Good kids’ magicians perform bright and colourful magic such as producing a huge bouquet of flowers from an empty vase or making colourful handkerchiefs appear and disappear in the blink of an eye.

Magic is a popular choice of entertainment for children because it gives the children a sense of wonder where they can suspend their disbelief. When a magician makes an object appear, disappear or float in front of their eyes, it lets them believe that such things are possible and that they may one day be able to do such things as well. It inspires creativity and wonder that is only lacking in today’s modern world.

Children within the 4 – 8 year range are generally the most appreciative and participative audience. 1 – 3 year olds are too young to really comprehend magic while the 9 – 12 year olds are more interested to find out how a trick is done than enjoy the show. This is not to say that these kids will not enjoy a magic show, but rather the kid’s magician will have to tailor his show accordingly to suit children from these age groups. If you looking for a magician, check his experience and ask how he intends to tailor his show to cater to your young audience.

Jugglers

Jugglers are fast becoming a popular entertainment choice at birthday parties. Their sublime juggling skills combined with entertaining routines make them a hit not just with the kids but the whole family.

Jugglers who perform at kid’s parties are usually prepared to demonstrate different kinds of juggling skills. They may also juggle with different items such as balls, clubs, rings and more. Their props are usually brightly coloured to give them more visual appeal as there is nothing more eye-catching than seeing a juggler keep 3 or 4 different coloured balls in the air at the same time.

Some jugglers also involve the audience in their routines, making the show audience participative and fun for the whole family. It is also not uncommon to see jugglers who combine elements of magic into their show as well.

As with magic shows, juggling shows require the audience to appreciate the skill that the performer is exhibiting. Younger children may not fully understand or realise a juggler’s skill while older kids may tend to get bored after a while seeing the same performer attempt to juggle different things. However a good performer will be able to make his/ her routines entertaining enough and engaging enough to suit most kids of different ages.

Puppeteers/ Ventriloquists

Puppets add an extra dimension of fun to any party. Kids love to see a funny looking puppet animal telling stories and cracking jokes. Puppets also make the entire show look bigger as it appears that there is a cast of performers rather than just one performer doing the show. This is one of the main reasons ventriloquist shows are a hit at parties.

The classic image of a ventriloquist is usually of a performer sitting on a stool with a wooden dummy on his or her lap, performing with that character throughout the show. However, many ventriloquists these days perform with brightly coloured foam or latex puppets instead and they usually have more than one puppet character in the show. This adds an element of variety to the show, which is crucial for keeping kids engaged. Some performers also add more interactivity to the show by getting the puppets to interact directly with the kids and crack impromptu jokes with them.

A ventriloquism puppet show is versatile enough to entertain almost all kids and even adults. Younger kids will be captivated by brightly coloured talking puppets while older kids will be able to appreciate the jokes and interact with the puppets. A ventriloquism puppet show is something that can be a fun for the whole family.

The good news is that these days you don’t just have to settle for one or the other. There are professional birthday party entertainers who provide multi-dimensional performers. So the next time your kid has a party, consider looking for a magician who is also a ventriloquist or a ventriloquist who is also an expert juggler.

The choice is yours!

Shawn Chua AKA Captain Amazing is a professional birthday party host with Singapore Birthday Party entertainment provider Mighty Magic Factory. He is a Master Ventriloquist and award-winning magician. As Captain Amazing, Shawn heads a team of dynamic performers and has 6 years of live performing experience. Find out more about him at Singapore Birthday Party Company. Visit Singapore Birthday Party experts: Mighty Magic Factory [http://www.mightymagicfactory.com] Read his blog at Singapore Birthday Party Blog

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