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GOODENTERTAINMENT: Play Writer “Godiva” Sandra Sweet

Aug 24, 2014 0

Sandra_standing_at_TBAALWhen acting and writing is your very life, you tend to bring your best attitude, skills, performance, gifts and talents to every project. Sandra Dee Sweet is such an individual. The Dallas, Texas native received training in a diverse number of theatrical disciplines and styles. With repertory theatre experience, she has sought diligently to obtain Broadway and off-Broadway, primetime television and daytime television roles across various genres.

Her hometown gave her a nod and increased her appetite for more exposure after her debut appearance in her stage play, “Godiva’s Debut.” The Dallas Morning News did a favorable review of this production. This led to encore requests throughout the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex, where she continued to rack up rave reviews and critical acclaim.

The model, singer and writer credit her writing gifts as God-endowed. Like media mogul Tyler Perry, Sweet writes, directs and stars in all of her stage plays, either in leading or supporting roles. She sees her work with Kim Dawson’s Agency and acting coach Kathryn Hart as paying great dividends.

Other theater productions to her acting credit include, “Strictly Business,”
“My Way or No Way,” “Waiting on God,” and numerous others.

In addition, “Godiva’s Debut” is slated for a feature film production.

“Everyone has dreams and goals,” states Sweet. “I am just going for mine to the extreme.”

She pours herself into her community in various ways, including driving through the community handing out clothes, speaking to the homeless men and especially the women who need grooming.

Contact information for Sandra Sweet
s.sweet@earthlink.net
972.400.5216
PO. BOX 764954 DALLAS, TX. 75376

 

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GOOD4YOU: Try Classical Music

Aug 24, 2014 0

There are many positive effects of classical music and whether you want to become a professional musician or not, studying it can really help you live a better life. Benefits of listening and playing classical music have been known for a long time, but you don’t have to be rich anymore to study it. With easily available information on the internet, affordable music instruments and so many music teachers today who don’t charge much for lessons, most people can afford it. It also doesn’t matter how old you are because you are never too old to start and most classical musicians will tell you that.

Do you know that classical music can really make you smarter? That is not just some people’s opinion. With advancements in medical technology, it has been proven that an average classical musician uses both halves of the brain much more frequently then an average person. Classical musicians are trained to think fast and to do many different things at the same time without getting confused. That is the reason why a brain of a classical musician is much more active then a brain of an average person and it is also a reason why classical musicians are much less likely to ever get Alzheimer’s disease than the rest of population. Classical music can keep your mind sharp no matter how old you are and it wouldn’t be odd to find a ninety year old classical musician who has much better memory than an average twenty year old. Also, just like classical music can prevent Alzheimer’s disease it can help treat it too. Being able to think fast at an old age is something that you just can’t put a price to and it can help you live a much better life when you get old.

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TEENS: Top 3 Secrets To A Better Career.

Aug 20, 2014

Every student wants a good summer job. We agree. What’s better than cash in your pockets as you set off for vacation, head to the beach, or even, get ready to go back to school. Here are our top 3 helpful tips for teen who want to prepare now for a better career later:


#1 – Finish high school.
Nearly every job requires basic communication and math skills. Compared to workers at higher education levels, high school dropouts have more difficulty getting and keeping jobs. They also have lower earnings throughout their lives.

#2 – Consider continuing your education.
The more education you get, the higher your earnings are likely to be. On average, high school graduates earn more than high school dropouts. Those who receive postsecondary training earn more than high school dropouts and graduates. Moreover, workers who have bachelor’s or higher degrees usually earn more than those with less education.

#3 – Research career information.
A small investment of your time will help you make an informed career choice that could pay dividends throughout your life. There are hundreds of occupations, so choosing and planning a career is a lot more complex than it may appear. The ideal career for you might be something you’ve never heard of or thought about. The Occupational Outlook Handbook and other career publications are loaded with helpful information.

Adapted from Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Author Jon Sargent, Summer 1999.

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GOODPEOPLE: Teen Debates Features In The News

Jul 19, 2013 0

Teens and their ideas were in the spotlight when teens, tweens and adults gathered together July 27 to let their voices be heard at the Good News Teen Debate at the Boys and Girls Club in Conyers. Panelists such as Janice Morris, Christila Milner, Donald Ferguson and Josie Dean posed questions and listened while the teens said what was on their minds.

Conyers resident Connie Alsobrook initiated the teen debate in 2008. She wanted a place for the teens to feel comfortable. “Kids don’t have a place to speak their voice; typically they are told to hush at school,” she said. “Many teens have told me they don’t have a place to talk without being judged and they just want to express themselves.” Alsobrook is the founder of the Good News Note Book online magazine.

When asked what made them come to the debate, 16-year-old Michael Anderson said he came because, “It’s a chance for me to express myself.” Treh Williams said the debates, “help you with deciding how to change your life, to get to where you are going.” Katerah Hendree described the debate as “an eye opening experience.”

Williams conveyed his concern for lack of managing money while Donnie Thomas, 17, expressed a desire to be a rapper and go to college to major in psychology. Thirteen-year-olds Hendree and Breauna Harling spoke about a visit they took to the Rockdale County jail and what they learned from the trip. “I saw a lady who was pregnant and actually had three babies while she was in prison. I thought it was sad because the babies have to go to foster care,” said Harling. Idelis Forte, also 13, stood up and said she was thankful for her mother after visiting the jail. Each of the students had different concerns but they all had a chance for their voices to be heard at the debate.

The Good News Note Book donates school supplies, clothes and food and is currently seeking sponsors and guest speakers for the debates. For more information visit www.goodnewsnotebook.com.


SOURCE: http://www.rockdalenews.com/archives/3652

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