Wednesday, August 8th


by Melissa Jones

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:21 AM



londes vs. Brunettes is a powder-puff football game hosted for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Founded by sisters whose father was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, BvB is a personal way for young professionals across the country to raise awareness, funds and support to help eradicate this grave disease.

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Marinela USA is encouraging youth to participate in creative arts programs through its Marinela Talent School (MTS) program. For the second year in a row, Marinela has teamed with Journeyman Ink and ArtLoveMagic to host a FREE MTS open house showcasing a variety of creative arts forms. The FREE MTS open house is open to the public and will be an evening of self-expression targeting youth ages 12 -18 in the Dallas Metroplex.


There will be 10 -12 different creative art stations at the MTS open House that will introduce attendees to a variety of creative arts such as dance, spoken word, live music, visual art and the elements of hip-hop. All attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork and participate in a dance exhibition.



Life in Deep Ellum

2803 Taylor St.

Dallas, TX 75226



Saturday, August 11, 2012

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Marinela hopes to provide another avenue for youth to get involved in the arts outside of the school setting through its Marinela Talent School DVDs. Marinela Talent School DVDs introduce youth to different dance forms such as Hip-hop, Nor-Tec, Latina, Pop and Hipster.

Look for instructional dance DVDs in specially marked boxes of Gansito, Gansito Chocolate, Napolitano, Submarinos and Pinguinos.

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Have a good support system- you must surround yourself with people who believe in you and your dreams. Make yourself accountable to them, so they will not let you quit.

Shake off the critics- put on some Teflon and let the negative comments slide off. These comments are distracting and pull you away from your goal.

Get a mentor/coach- you need guidance from someone who has been this way before.  Find a person who will devote time to talk and counsel you in a positive way.

Reframe failures-you will have failures and disappointments along the way. Look at them differently. Instead of seeing a problem, see a potential to learn about yourself and how to improve. With a good attitude, your set back, can be a set up for your come back.

Visualize your success. If you can see it, you can be it. Practice seeing yourself as a winner and an achiever.  Tell yourself,” I am a winner” every day.





Go to until 11:59pm on Sunday, August 12 to vote for the non-profit that you think should win!


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