A&E | What Bores You About Arts & Entertainment

What bores you?

I was sent this challenge to write on what bores me. So you know me, I have to put my twist on it to stay on topic of my brand of arts and entertainment.

In my life in Vegas I realize that I get bored with hearing the same cover songs over and over. If you have to perform cover songs, the is a humongous array to choose from. So why do the cover bands do the same songs all the time.

I realize I love energy and engagement of the audience. I like to see movement across the stage.

I like presentation and I love colors. It starts with what I find eye appealing, next the presentation and sound from the vocals, musician abilities and the sound equipment.

When it comes to all art forms…the first introduction is the promotions…I realize the the promotions are a big deal for me. Although, it may not be the most appealing promotion and marketing could be an outstanding experience.

I’m bored when it doesn’t capture my attention and keep it.

Since the challenge is What Bores You and my twist goes in the direction of Arts & Entertainment….

Tell me what bores you when it comes to arts and entertainment?

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

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A&E | How Committed is Your Team

Although, as I work alone…I do recognize that we all need other people play a role in our success.

I think about what a team looks like and what the responsibilities are or should I say, what the responsibilities should be of a team.

I believe that roles need to be identified and expectations established. I’m my opinion everyone on a team should understand the end results desired and what they need to do to play their part in the success of__________.

Living in Vegas, I find it sad that there isn’t a sense of commitment to gigs when it comes to band members. It feels like it is just a gig to make some money, verses a pride to grow a brand, audience and opportunity to make more money.

I believe that everyone that is involved in a show, project or business should feel a responsibility to put effort into its success. To spread the word to their people…to be proud to be part and pride is infectious…people but into when the participants are excited about what they are apart of.

I want to encourage you to find people that will bring their best to the project, believes in it and will help you grow the audience, customers and real fans.

You and your team should be striving towards SUCCESS together.

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

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A&E | Smoking Venues vs Non Smokers

What Do We Do If We Want To Attend A Show But The Cigarette Smoke (or Cigar, Vaping, Hookah Smoke) is So Strong?

I’ve attended shows at 2 locations where the cigarette smoke was so thick that it made me sick. The first location I have walked out of the show due to the smoking physically making me sick…the second location I wore a mask and it helped but I still struggled to fully enjoy the experience.

I may be in the minority in Vegas that struggles to tolerate cigarette smoke. Many of the people I know down here are smokers, so I know it doesn’t bother them.

The other thing is to be a non smoker and come home smelling of cigarettes.

I get that it’s hard to ban cigarette smoking here in Vegas, especially in casinos. Now it appears that cigar bars are popular down here…I have never been, but I have heard they can be smokey too. I honestly don’t know about hookah lounges.

One thing I realize, the more upscale and locations of the casinos here in Vegas, the better ventilation filter systems are present…pulling the smoke and smell out of the environment.

Unfortunately, Black Entertainment Opportunities are limited in getting into the upper scale casino venues…some are blessed though.

As I prepare to leave Vegas, I’ve been thinking about stepping out to have some last experiences of the Las Vegas Entertainment Scene.

Now to decide where to go where the whole exit will work for me. 🤔

On August 9, 1997, President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 13058, banning smoking in all interior spaces owned, rented, or leased by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, as well as in any outdoor areas under executive branch control near air intake ducts.

Based on the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act, Las Vegas casinos can allow indoor smoking on the gaming floor. It is important to note that the vast majority of Las Vegas casinos permit smoking indoors, both on and off the Las Vegas Strip.Jun 22, 2022

Smoking ban no longer a threat to casino revenue, report says

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By Richard N. Velotta Las Vegas Review Journal


Thinking about the displeasure I have experienced in smoking environments and wanting my focus to be on enjoying the entertainment.

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

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I’m Working on A Project and Need Your Help | What’s Your Why and Where Does It Come From?

I’m working through the Process of how to Explore People’s “Whys “ and my own.

-why to you think the way you do
-why you react the way you do
-why you create what you you do
-why is your presentation the way it is
-why you choose to do what you do

What plays a significant role in
Your Why?

-your circle of people
Personally and or Professionally
-target people you want to be with or like

Would you care to share what you believe Your Why is for my project?

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews
Website/Blog: http://www.flavanews.com
Email: ladyflavanews@gmail.com
GoogleVoice: (702) 706-2566

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Elizabeth R Thomas BSN, MN, ARPN | My Black History

My Black History

My God-Mother ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️


Elizabeth R Thomas BSN, MN, ARNP
April 15, 1934 – February 9, 2011

Born in Mobile Alabama, to Earl and Alberta Moore she was the fifth of six children. At age eleven Elizabeth knew she wanted to be a nurse, after not being allowed to visit her mother who was dying because she was too young. Elizabeth vowed that she would never be that cold or cruel to any child or family.

Pursing her goal she attended Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Alabama where she received her Practical Nurses License. After moving to Seattle with her two children, she continued her education at Shoreline Community College, where she received her Associate of Arts Degree. In 1973 she received an Associate Baccalaureate Degree from Seattle University. In 1975 she was the first African American to complete the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She then became the first to work as an ARNP in Seattle at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. She retired in 1998 giving them twenty-five years of service.

Elizabeth had been actively involved in the community and was a strong advocate for children and families for over twenty-eight years. Through her work with other organizations she has had a strong impact on shaping the health and social history in Washington State. For example, The Baby Buckle Seat Program, Implantation of the Washington State Immunization Law for all children, she also started a community-parenting program, which provides positive parenting skill to families who are involved in the court system.

She was involved and very instrumental with the following organizations: Washington State Nurses Association, King County Nurses Association, Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, Infant Mortality Coalition, Black Child Development, Knights of Saint Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 218 and St Martin DePorres just to name a few.

Through her endeavors she touched many lives and received numerous awards for her love and commitment to children and families. In 2000 she was placed in the Washington State Nurse Association Hall of Fame; she received the Alvirita Little Award in 2001 from Therapeutic Health Service for her lifetime of selfless dedication, tireless commitment, leadership and advocacy on the behalf of children, in 2002 Liz received the Jefferson Award from Immaculate Conception for Honor Dedication and Sacrifices, in 2005 she was awarded the Heroes Award for Healthy Living from the Washington Health Foundation, and many more though out the years of her life for meritorious selfless service to others.

My God-Mother was extremely instrumental in who I am today. She always told me how proud of me she was. She loved my coffee house, Flava which her daughter Donna, my sister helped me open.

I was so blessed to be raised with this woman in my life.

She was there for me always…even when I didn’t see her…she sat with me for hours as a child, young person and adult…she came to my coffee house and told me how proud she was of me for living my dreams…and in the last hours of her life…she told me that she loved me…It is strange that while she was alive, I never realized her greatness to the community and what a difference she made for so many…All I knew is that she was great in my eyes and in my heart…I remember a very heartfelt conversation with her in the hospital about 3 months before her passing, when she said she really didn’t know what a difference she made until the word got out that she was sick and young people came out of no where to reach out to her to let her know…Man, I would give anything today to sit with her…

My family has made history! The lobby of Odessa Brown will be named in her honor.

With Love Always,

Susan “Lady Flava” Koshi

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