ASL Interpreter Becomes Concert Favorite Signing Words to Kendrick Lamar
I probably wouldnt be in the fair business if I could control the weather. Allison said the fair also used to pass out about 5,000 free admission tickets to participants in the annual downtown HOT Fair parade, which was canceled this year because of safety concerns, and that would have boosted attendance. The events center this year also ended an annual promotion with Cefco convenience stores that would distribute about 6,000 free admission passes to the opening Sneak-a-Peek night. That event brought in about 5,400 visitors this year, nearly 3,000 less than the number of people who typically would attend the Sneak-a-Peek. Allison said the decision to end the free Cefco coupon was to weed out residents who would come only to cause trouble with no intention of actually participating in the carnival. Gang activity also has become a concern in recent years, Allison said. Those adjustments were among a number of changes that impacted turnout for some fair attractions. The fairs HOT Concert Series covered only two nights this year and brought in about 2,500 participants, compared to 4,500 concert attendees during three nights during the inaugural series last year. The coliseum of the Extraco Events Center can accommodate as many as 4,000 people for concerts, Allison said. HOT Concert Series tickets are not included in fair admission. Thursday concert Allison said the fair eliminated the Thursday concert because it is typically a low-turnout night. This years main draw, KC and the Sunshine Band, did not sell as many tickets as last years lead artist, the Beach Boys, who brought along actor-singer John Stamos. Its part of doing entertainment, Allison said. You never know (what to expect). Even on those really strong acts that you think are going to do good, they can just fall off the face of the earth, almost like they just dont exist anymore. Allison did not have ticket sales broken down for each night of the concert series or for the Music Zone, which for the first time this year charged up to $21 per night for country and pop performances.
Seasoned performer Selena Gomez fell off stage during her Oct. 10 concert in Fairfax, Va., while singing her new single, “Slow Down.” The former Disney star’s misstep happened towards the end of the tune and she recovered quickly, shaking fans’ hands as she got up. PHOTOS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: The way they were Gomez is currently in the middle of her Stars Dance Tour, promoting her album of the same name, which was released in July 2013. After the album produced excellent record sales, scoring a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time, Gomez went back on her former claim that she would be taking a hiatus from music to focus on acting. Selena Gomez falls on stage in recent concert. Credit: Harry Woods/WireImage PHOTOS: Selena Gomez’s red carpet style “I was just telling everyone that I’m probably going to release another record next year,” the 21-year-old told Idolator in August 2013 . Stars Dance sold 97,000 copies in its first week. It is her solo debut album and by far the most successful one she has released thus far. Prior to going solo the “Come & Get It” singer was in the group Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released three records. PHOTOS: Celebrity PDA In her personal life, Gomez is best known for dating pop star-turned-bad boy Justin Bieber on and off for the past two years. The now-single star had little time for a dating life with her hectic schedule, but she did recently admit to having a major crush on rapper Drake . The Stars Dance Tour wraps up in late November 2013.
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Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Julianne Moore was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 3 in Los Angeles. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Newlywed Chrissy Teigen, wearing knee-high brown leather boots with a grey top and blue denim hot pants, hailed a taxi in NYC on Oct. 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow filmed a Hugo Boss commercial in downtown Los Angeles on October 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Amanda Seyfried and her denim cutoff shorts took Finn for a walk in New York City on October 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Cate Blanchett was peach perfection at the New York Film Festival Gala Tribute held in her honor Oct. 2 in New York. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Kerry Washington looked fierce as she headed in for ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ taping in New York City, Oct. 2. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Bethenny Frankel did some paddle boarding in the Hudson River in New York City on Oct. 2. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 A bespectacled Katy Perry was seen leaving Colette’s store on October 2, in Paris, France.
Lower attendance, concert participation at HOT Fair
Play video In recent years, a lot of large-scale events, including concerts and speeches, have added American Sign Language interpreters to help those with hearing impairments have a better experience. The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the work of ASL interpretation has birthed a few stars. Take Lydia Callis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s interpreter at the time of Superstorm Sandy a year ago.She was heralded for her enthusiasm and ability. In that vibrant spirit comes Amber Galloway-Gallego , who can teach you a thing or two about rap lyrics, or at least how they look in ASL. She has over 300 concerts under her belt, and it’s perhaps this experience that gives her authority to interpret phrases from the mildly racy to the outright smutty. And people love it. Vines and Instagram videos made their way around the Web these past two weekends, as Galloway-Gallego was interpreting for a Kendrick Lamar performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People on Twitter wrote things like, “Obsessed with the sign language interpreter for Kendrick Lamar” and “Best show of the weekend.” So next concert you’re at, keep a lookout for live music’s newest star. What was a recent concert you enjoyed? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending . Arts & Entertainment