Comedians join Gilded Balloon party at Playhouse

A HOST of famous faces will help one of the best-known names of the Fringe celebrate a landmark birthday.

The Gilded Balloon turns 30 this year – and will mark the occasion with a huge party at the Playhouse.

A comedy gig hosted by Adam Hills and Fred MacAulay will feature a star-studded line-up including Johnny Vegas, Jason Byrne and a rare appearance from Greg McHugh as Gary: Tank Commander.

The birthday bash will be the centrepiece of the Playhouse’s Fringe programme, which was announced today as tickets went on sale.

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Meals and Entertainment

If you’re a sole proprietor, you can deduct ordinary and necessary business meals and entertainment expenses. However, these expenses must be directly related to or associated with your business. If you’re an employee, you can deduct these only to the extent your employer doesn’t reimburse you.

Entertainment includes an activity that provides:

  • Amusement
  • Entertainment
  • Recreation, including meals you bought your customer or client

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Entertainment

Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience’s attention.[1] Although people’s attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience.

The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.

An important aspect of entertainment is the audience, which turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment. The audience may have a passive role, as in the case of persons watching a play, opera, television show, or film; or the audience role may be active, as in the case of games, where the participant/audience roles may be routinely reversed. Entertainment can be public or private, involving formal, scripted performance, as in the case of theatre or concerts; or unscripted and spontaneous, as in the case of children’s games. Most forms of entertainment have persisted over many centuries, evolving due to changes in culture, technology, and fashion. Films and video games, for example, although they use newer media, continue to tell stories, present drama, and play music. Festivals devoted to music, film, or dance allow audiences to be entertained over a number of consecutive days.

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How to Identify and Profitably Exploit Niche Mark

There are two basic approaches to advertising or lead generation… the shotgun approach… or the rifle approach.

There is only one cost efficient way… the rifle approach.

By carefully selecting specific niche markets, and presenting a compelling message directly to that audience, you will begin to reap the real profit rewards of direct marketing.

First let’s define a “niche” market. I define it as: “Any homogeneous market in which the members of the group have similar occupational or lifestyle characteristics… those characteristics being ones which would make them an excellent prospect to develop a successful business.

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Tales Of A Hollywood Tour Guide

Author/Narrator Stephen Schochet researched Hollywood and Disney stories and lore for 10 years while giving tours of Hollywood. He had the unique idea the stories could be told anywhere and that’s what led him to create the critically acclaimed audiobooks “Fascinating Walt Disney” and “Tales Of Hollywood”. Here he shares some stories that happened while he was actually giving tours:

On one tour I pointed out the Fox Plaza, the building that was blown up in the movie Die Hard. A tourist asked me “How did they put that building back together so fast?”

* On the tour we stop at Rodeo Drive. The people were returning to the bus after their visit and Steve Garvey came walking by. A life long Dodger fan I said,” Hi Steve.” Happy for the recognition, he came over to meet the people on the bus. Unfortunately, the entire group was from England and Germany and not a single person knew who he was.

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