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Internet is Filled with BTS for Beginners

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BTS for Beginners

For the people who view music as not just an auditory composition but as a holistic performance, BTS is a force to be reckoned with. This boy-band, hailing from the far reaches of South Korea, has taken the world by storm through their thematic lyrics, their quirky take on pop, their aesthetic choreography, their flashy personalities, and their fashion sense. All in all, they have succeeded in creating a space for the unspoken, non-Western agencies in the cultural consciousness of the Western generations. If you wish to know more about them or even better, join the ‘BTS army’, then stick with me and I will guide you through their kaleidoscopic scene.

Basics

BTS is an acronym that stands for ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan’ which when translated to English comes out as ‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts’. Since 2017, the group’s been rebranded as ‘Beyond the Scene’. The band itself consists of seven male-only members. There’s Kim Namjoon (Rap Monster)—the leader and the only English speaking member of the group, Kim Seokjin (Jin)—the oldest and ‘worldwide handsome’, Min Yoongi (Suga)—the tongue-twisting solo rapper, Jung Hoseok (J-Hope)—main hip hop dancer and rapper, Park Jimin—lead singer and dancer, Kim Taehyung (V)—caramel voiced singer, and Jeon Jungkook—the younger member of the group and a ball of energy.

A Journey of Struggle

The BTS boys did not get to acquire their international fame overnight. Represented by a mediocre organization, they worked their way up to the top, facing backlashes and criticisms many times in between. With sheer willpower and gradual refinement of their craft, they superseded their contemporaries, and saw their albums, like ‘Love Yourself’, hit the number one spot on Billboard and other popular chart markers. I urge you to catch their top songs on iTunes over your internet and if you get that internet from spectrum internet customer service then you will see their rising fame for yourself.

Boundary-Breaking Music

It would not be wrong to say that everything about BTS is iconoclastic. Music-wise, they create a mixture of Korean and Western sound influences and gel it all inside their own unique hip-hop aesthetic. Even if you don’t understand the foreign language part of the lyrics, you can decipher the meaning via a handful of flavorsome English words that are sprinkled here and there, plus the overall context. Message-wise, their music address non-conventional themes, like sexuality, mental illness, youth struggles, and the conservative society’s inhibitions to name a few. Non-conventional in the sense that they are acutely realistic given the strict Korean context, and is not something you find in other K-Pop scenes which touch a bubblegum pink gaudiness.

Liquid Choreography

A majority of themes in BTS’s music videos are relayed through complex dance routines that are dialed to perfection. Each move is sculpted and planned to ideally complement the lyrics and the beat. Like, for instance, the pumped-up dance number ‘Not Today’ shows the boys doing more legwork to signify a new-found force of determination, with a silvery ninja-like elegance to highlight the subtlety of it all. In addition to this energetic harmony, BTS likes to amplify the sensuality in their music videos through an interesting color-coordination of dresses, wigs, and personas—each distinct and standing out, yet corroborating the aura of the whole group.

Cinematic Storytelling

BTS knows how to tell a story through their music videos. However, these stories are described so artistically that they verge on the cinematic, taking the audience’s emotions on a proper roller coaster ride. Take ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ for instance. It starts with the boys strolling through a museum of antiquities when one of them loses himself in a, particularly intricate painting. That’s when the video starts taking a hypnotic turn, addressing themes of fate, fall from grace, life and death through visually appealing sequences, like in a movie.

With all of this and so much more, BTS promises a redefinition of the current music industry standards, taking the art to new horizons along the way. Stay tuned for more!

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PERFECT OTTAWA COMMERCIAL PAINTERS

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PERFECT OTTAWA COMMERCIAL PAINTERS

Need to refresh your company’s exterior to bring in more business? Trying to make your home the envy of the neighborhood and increase its value on the market?

Well, look no further than Ottawa Commercial Painter. We are one of the leading commercial and residential painters in Ottawa, dedicating ourselves to helping the businesses and families of the entire Capital Region look better each day! Why pay for a brand-new home when a fresh coat of paint is all you need?

Chances are when you contact any painter in the city, they’ll all use the same brushes, paint, and equipment. What makes us different is our dedication to honesty, integrity, and craftsmanship. A great painter does more than just slap a coat of paint on the outside of a building, he works side-by-side with his client to help transform the home or business into a shining example of their dedication to quality service.

We are meticulous in our detail, consistent, and reliable. All of the work we do is fully guaranteed and backed by our spotless reputation.

WHY WE ARE THE BEST PAINTERS IN OTTAWA

Painting is by far one of the most important and popular home improvement tasks, and this has led to heavy saturation in the market. The problem is that everyone thinks that if they have a bit of paint and a good brush they are capable of being a good painter. That isn’t the case. Hiring a professional contractor will save you a lot of time and improve the quality of the finished product exponentially, but you’ve got to hire the right one. The wrong one will cost you money in the long run.

So what has made us a cut above in Ottawa? Why have so many returned to us time and again for all of their commercial and residential painting needs? There are a few reasons.

Experience – few companies have been around as long as we have and that have the experienced teams that we do. Our work is proudly on display all around the city, and we’ve made a great reputation for ourselves as one of the best painting companies in Ottawa.

 Our Team – we hire more than just guys who think they can paint. We hire tested professionals with years of experience in the industry. Our thorough background checking process ensures that only the best are backed by our name.

Ottawa Commercial Painters VS OTHER OTTAWA PAINTERS

Choosing the right Ottawa house painter is a big decision. You want to make sure that they are doing a good job, that they are reliable, and that they are affordable. But what about the quality of the paint? How can you tell if it is worth the money? Well, of course, you are going to want to make sure that the company you are working with is reputable, but what else? After all, you are going to want to paint your walls regularly, so you need to make sure that the paint you are using is the best for the job.

At Ottawa Commercial Painters, we work hard to earn your trust and confidence. Our commitment to excellence has made us a leading painting contractor in Ottawa. Our extensive experience means you get the best possible value for your money. We’re proud of our reputation for professionalism and quality workmanship. We’ve been in business for over 24 years and have built our reputation on being reliable, trustworthy, honest, and affordable. We’re proud of our track record of satisfied customers and we’re happy to share our experiences with you.

2021 Home stars winners:

Our dedication to work has won us not only the trust of thousands of owners but also led us to the winning title of 2021 Home stars winners for “’ The best Painting company in Ottawa” where we won #1 Ottawa painters votes with a 10-star rating. You guys must be wondering how we reached where we are today, so I would love to mention how we are committed to our work:

•          Our instant price estimate and work schedule.

•          Our way of honoring you is by starting the work on the day we commit/schedule.

•          We paint professionally and respectfully each day on time with the perfect finish of your building.

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La Reina Del Mariachi Receives Special Recognition, from the United States Congress!

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La Reina Del Mariachi Receives Special Recognition, from the United States Congress!

La Reina Del Mariachi , Katherine Glen was recognized n the city of New York where she received a prestigious recognition from the United States Congress as Outstanding Singer of Ranchera /Mariachi Music . Glen, the only female Mariachi singer to have broken barriers in a musical genre dominated by men , has won numerous awards as best Mariachi singer for many consequitive years throughout the City of New York.

United States congressmen Mr. Adriano Espaillat handed her the distinguished recognition for being the only singer in the state of New York to excel and bring that musical genre internationally. The Special award ceremony was held at The Summer Festival, in Plaza De Las Americas in the city of New York. The festival projects outstanding artists from different cultures and genres. The singer closed the Festival by singing songs from her most recent music album .

The audience cheered while singing her songs. The singer, , has been showcased on the Prestigious Premio lo Nuestro transmitted by the Univision Network and winning Awards as Best Ranchera Singer, in The Mexican Music Awards, Premios Gruperos Awards, Festival De La Voz, and among others, for several consecutive years making her the maximum exponent of the Ranchera Music and of Greatest Projection in the United States, especially in New York City.

 La Reina Del Mariachi performed at Univision primer festival del Mariachi in in 2013 where she was the only winner in the state of New York to compete with another 6 very talented singers of the same musical genre. She has participated in television programs such as Sabado Gigante, and La Voz Kids where she gave advice to young aspiring contestants for the contest. The singing competition The Voice , transmitted by the Telemundo Television network, welcomed her as a special guest artist. The album “La Reina Del Mariachi ” has received positive reviews, and is being highly requested on major Radio stations . Her second album titled “Ingrata Paloma” was nominated for a Latin Grammy.

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Artsted.com will be the first platform to offer its users — visual artists without specific blockchain knowledge — the possibility of minting authenticated NFTs of their works, creating digital editions and artist collectibles.

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Artsted.com will be the first platform to offer its users — visual artists without specific blockchain knowledge — the possibility of minting authenticated NFTs of their works, creating digital editions and artist collectibles.

The online contemporary art marketplace launched in 2020, offers a wide range of  artworks, ranging from paintings, sculptures, and photography. With a strong emphasis on innovative technologies and a focus on providing estimates to the emerging artist’s markets based on the proprietary Artificial Intelligence engine, Artsted is now venturing into the NFT realm.

Ever since the project’s inception, the Artsted founder Maryna Rybakova has cultivated a commitment to cutting-edge technologies, with a vision where the marketplace becomes a one-stop-shop to browse and collect both physical and digital artwork — all at the speed of one click. The new NFT Portal on the Artsted platform also allows artists to create digital twins of physical works, as well as upload digitally-native artwork, such as digital images, 3D objects, videos, and more.

With a simple and intuitive interface, any verified creator on the platform will be able to give digital life to their works in an easy, safe, and traceable way. The goal is to ensure that all users — both artists and collectors — can make their first steps in the NFT and blockchain ecosystem following an intuitive and easily navigable interface.

The curatorial approach

One of the primary missions of the Artsted project is to approach the world of digital art collecting with a defined curatorial and conceptual approach. Pioneering a transition from the physical contemporary art world to the meta one, Artsted is focusing primarily on the qualitative aspect of artworks and artist profiles, bringing traditional expertise and order to this ever-changing environment in a clear and transparent manner.

Artsted.com, also has a dedicated editorial section on its platform that pays a lot of attention to educating the users on aspects related to the NFT world with dedicated series. Not only does it endeavor to explain its problems but also to clarify the more complex dynamics this technological change brings about in the art market.

Why Artsted.com is different
Unlike most NFT marketplaces, the team behind Artsted has deep-rooted knowledge about the contemporary art market, as well as artistic and curatorial expertise that is required to run a team like this. Artsted, therefore, wants to embrace the traditional approach to collecting but make the process more transparent. It does so by introducing the innovation of blockchain-based tools that allow artists to embrace the opportunity to join a new market with zero emissions.

With a unique roster of 500 active users on the platform, Artsted is the first to provide a simple and immediate interface where the artist — even without any specific digital competences — can create a NFT without losing the chance to enter this new market. For this reason, the Artsted minting service is geared towards artists of all backgrounds and requires no prior blockchain knowledge to use.

“NFTs are just such a transformative phenomenon, a potential revolution in the history of art and its dissemination into the collective stream of consciousness, and commerce! This show will attempt to do what no one has done before: FOCUS ON THE ART — art from a wide, diverse universe of talent from all walks of life”.

Curator and journalist, Kenny Schachter

“During the course of my professional career I have been lucky to get involved with the blockchain technology and digital art scene, which I followed closely starting from 2016. In 2019 I spoke at a panel at the pioneering digital art fair CADAF in Miami, during the Art Basel week, where I connected with the industry professionals who are now considered the crypto art evangelists: Serena Tabacchi, Elena Zavelev, Fanny Lakoubay, Kate Vass and a number of digital artists such as Federico Clapis, who were trailblazing the space back in the day. Years later, in 2020 and in 2021 when the NFTs took over the media space worldwide with surging prices and became the it-phenomenon that is on everyone’s mind — my experience proved more relevant than ever.

It is safe to say that the art world has been truly shaken by the emergence of NFTs, with so many artists venturing into this new media and discovering not only a new type of independence from the dealer and gallerist, but also benefiting from the Smart-contract-embedded Resale royalties – a concept which had long been an unattainable dream for so many creators.

At Artsted we have always been at the forefront of technological innovation, and implemented it to the benefit of artists and collectors, creating tools such as our AI-based Analytics engine.

In recent years, we carefully studied the NFT marketplaces and the crypto art scene in general, only to find out that most digital creations lacked the curated and conceptual approach. The natural decision was to provide the existing Artsted roster of contemporary ultra-emerging visual artists with easy-to-use intuitive tools that they can then use to create NFTs that stem from their usual research. This way, we hope to expand the digital art scene beyond the “pixelated punk” NFT stereotype, and populate it with the digital work created by professional visual artists —  with an emphasis on its artistic, aesthetic and conceptual value.”  

Maryna Rybakova, the founder artsted.com

“I think this is the kind of technology that will transform the way emerging artists experience the art world; platforms like Artsted will shape the future of the art market.”

Edvige Cecconi-Meloni, artist and artsted.com user.

The growing popularity of NFTs has led to an almost total elimination of entry barriers to the digital art ecosystem. This has led to a drastic change, making consuming and trading art assets available to an unprecedentedly wide audience. Artsted’s Multichain, in collaboration with Polkadot and Solana, will make it possible to mint NFTs authenticated by a digital signature produced by Artsted and its compliance partner GetID to guarantee the authenticity and legitimate provenance of the works.

In this context Artsted becomes a reliable intermediary that will guarantee users complete transparency but at the same time facilitate the operations and understanding of the complex blockchain technology. In a system where the key word is “decentralization”, the platform brings a unique curatorial approach and attention that helps pave a comfortable way for artists into the metaverse — fostering a transition from a predominantly physical to a hybrid art trading system, for both creators and collectors.

The Artsted NFT feature will allow artists to create authenticated digital work securely and easily, based on the two principles:

Authentication

  1. In the first phase, the artists will have to select the NFT Portal from the User Dashboard, submit the NFT content for a review of the originality of the work attributed to the token, as well as undergo a Digital signature procedure.

Digital Signature

  • Once the work has been approved, the artist will be able to complete the creation of the NFT through a second authentication process. This step will verify their identity — creating a digital signature that will be permanently associated with the NFT. Once created, the NFT can be purchased with both crypto and fiat currency, and one can choose whether to keep their purchase on the platform, which offers a safe and reliable system, or in their personal wallet. Collectors will therefore be able to purchase NFTs even without being in possession of a crypto-wallet or having prior experience with blockchain technology.

Artsted Parachain, Database and AI Functionality:

The new Artsted feature will be in collaboration with Polkadot, a blockchain based on the proof-of-stake system. At first, the minting of the tokens will take place on the Polkadot blockchain — but the creation of an autonomous blockchain, a personalized register of all transactions, the Artsed Parachain, is in the works.

The NFTs created on these systems will be permanently associated and verifiable in a database that will allow investors, collectors and curators to verify the originality and origin of the works.

In light of the recent problems that have emerged in the NFT world on the authenticity and traceability of works, Artsted intends to offer an exclusive service of AI optimized market Analytics for the first time in the world of digital art — another element that encourages collectors and investors to enter the NFT world.

The new features will be just one of the many steps towards a series of advanced tools for digital collecting: Artsted Parachain; Artsted Web3 wallet; new NFT features such as dynamic NFTs and metaverse displays (not only for NFT art but also traditional).

The eco-friendly approach

The choice of Polkadot and Solana as partners was also guided by Artsted’s attention to the ecological issues that accompany the new way of creating and exchanging digital art. On most popular NFT blockchains that use Ethereum,  the “record” of each token in the decentralized register takes place, thanks to a series of proof-of-work confirmation algorithms that also produce significant CO2 emissions. With the explosion in popularity of NFTs, these issues have reached worrying levels, but there are other blockchain technologies that  offer alternative methods to “proof-of-work”, which involve considerably lower emissions.

The Polkadot and Solana blockchains are based on the “proof-of-stake” mechanism, which fall in that category. Less harmful to the environment, and also able to connect and make interoperable multiple blockchains come together into a single universal network — Artsted will therefore offer its users the opportunity to create green and sustainable NFTs, with a keen eye towards new technologies, fostering sustainability in the digital art realm.

About Artsted

Artsted.com is a global online art marketplace, working on encouraging transparent and meaningful connections between artists and art collectors. Based on an innovative proprietary algorithm, Artsted strives to put a halt to confusion, price-fixing and information asymmetries in the art market. As a result of this framework, the project positions itself in the niche of trusted market insight, which in turn brings the attention of a new generation of art collectors interested in affordable investment opportunities and looking to build future-proof collections that hold value.

Artsted’s mission is to nurture emerging creators’ careers, allowing them to operate as self-auditors as they make their way up the global art market. It wants to help a new generation of art collectors make use of unprecedented tools that display transparent price analytics and market insights into the emerging creators’ work. Artsted’s focus on emerging artists is because the founders are convinced that the market disruption can only happen in a bottom-up movement, where a unified self-audit standard is set for all artists pursuing a professional career. It starts with creating a publicly available and comprehensive set of analytics connected to artwork evaluations. The system Artsted platform is using is based on non-transactional data analytics and charts connected to artists’ CV entries, processed using a proprietary algorithm. Once an artist joins the Artsted platform, they are immediately able to create a digital track record that later develops over time to reflect their career performance & progress. At the same time, this tool also benefits collectors, as they are provided with instant analytics and evaluations about the artists, including real-time market updates.

In addition, the platform provides targeted advertisements to favor creators’ visibility and sales. The best part is that all these services are free for the artists. The company behind the project — a UK-based Artisfact ltd has been backed by a number of angel investors and venture capitalists, among which is the Atomind Group.

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