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Jose running the sound board at Cal U’s weekly open mic night, Underground Cafe Jose with the Student Activities Board and Neon Entertainment artist, Joseph Réohm   By Jose Negron For the past four months, I have had a ton of time to reflect. I’ve thought a lot about the things I’ve experienced in the last four years and how they will affect me in the future. In May, I graduated from California University of
“I fought for this record,” confesses singer-songwriter Todd Carey. The acclaimed artist set out to make a career-defining album with Future Throwback. His quest spanned three years, tracking in four states, shelving three records and feverishly writing 70 songs. The outcome is a euphoric pop record that?s playfully irreverent and brimming with sleek urban beats and swaggering pop hooks. Rarely has an artist been this serious about showing his audience a good time. “When I

How I Became A Korean Pop Star

Posted on September 26, 2016
By Musician, Jim Wolf I don’t believe in luck. Or at least, I’ve never believed I was lucky. I’ve always believed that hard work and good intention would come back full circle if I stayed focused. And I’ve always said that each of the decisions we make – even the little ones – affect our world in big ways, even if we don’t realize it. Where am I going with this?  As an artist, I

From Director to Agent

Posted on September 26, 2016
Category: Student Activities
From Director to Agent  By Neon Entertainment Agent, David Milberg  I am now starting my 10th year at NEON Entertainment, which is actually my second time around in the booking agent world. In between my first time as an agent for a company in Minneapolis and NEON, I had the opportunity to work for over 20 years at 4 different institutions of Higher Education as a Director of Student Activities/Life. While I always said that

The Places Poetry Will Take You

Posted on September 12, 2016
Category: Spoken Word
The Places Poetry Will Take You  By Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo  One of the things I feel most blessed about, is how poetry takes me to the most unexpected places. I began writing out of a need to understand the world around me. To understand my neighborhood. I won’t say I grew up in the roughest of places, but it was a hood like so many hoods: fire hydrants acting as sprinklers, drug dealers

LIVE NUDE WISDOM!

Posted on September 12, 2016
Category: College Lecture
LIVE NUDE WISDOM!  By Michael Dean Ester  Information isn’t knowledge. Neither of them is wisdom. College offers the first in abundance and then — this is the sucky part — it tests your ability to fake the second. But the third? Search “wisdom” on your school’s homepage. Ouch. What if the life-changing wisdom you’re meant to receive this semester, the proverbial spark responsible for setting your ambitions and character ablaze, passes under your nose unnoticed because
  5 Promotional Tricks To Draw Bigger Audiences By Neon Entertainment Agent, Danny Mackey Classes have started and the campus in now cluttered with flyers for all those events happening all over campus. Theater, music productions, club and organizational meetings and of course your own campus activities events. Here are 5 Promotional Tricks to help draw a huge audience at your next event. 1) Chalking – If your campus allows sidewalk chalk, this is the

Winners Sometimes Quit

Posted on September 4, 2016
Category: College Comedy
Winners Sometimes Quit By Comedian, Jamie Lissow I remember when I was little my parents wouldn’t let me quit swimming lessons. I couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old. The demonic face of that swimming instructor is like a nightmarish hieroglyphic etched on a wall in my mind. It was the hardened, angry face of a woman who was forced to teach children to swim at seven in the morning. I remember

5 College Welcome Week Tips

Posted on August 29, 2016
  Check where your classes are ahead of time – You may think you know the building and classroom, but everyone has a story the first week of classes where they couldn’t find the room number or building. Be friend the ‘over the top’ student leaders – Yes, they’re extremely peppy but their job is to get you excited about being there and being helpful – get excited with them, they’ll be a great support
    By Neon Entertainment Agent, Stephanie Ishman  Since I started working at Neon four years ago, I’ve attended multiple conferences, both regional and national, and spoken with countless students. Besides the questions you’d naturally expect – How much is this event? Is so-and-so available on this date? – there is one question that I am asked on a fairly regular basis. How did you get your job? A lot of students who join their school’s activities

Chef Egg’s College Cooking Basics

Posted on August 22, 2016
Category: College Recipe
                    Chef Egg’s College Cooking Basics: Kitchen Tools My name is Chef Egg and I travel all over the country teaching college students how to be a success in the kitchen. My goal is to give you basic cooking skills to create healthy and vibrant tasting meals on a budget. Often times our society does not give college students the credit they deserve. They feature college
Neon Entertainment has so much new to share! Its been a busy summer and we’re excited to start the fall with you in fun, new ways! Get back to school advice, tips, event ideas and interesting reads here on The Hot Mic! The Hot Mic has a behind the scenes feeling as we post hilarious, interesting, edge of your seat experiences and road stories from our artists and a little bit about us too. BUT,
      Would you put a live tarantula in your mouth for the biggest talent competition show in the world? Neon Entertainment’s Magician Illusionist Joseph Réohm did! As an entertainer I really try to take it to the next level and I’ll do almost anything for my art.This was the second year in a row that AGT producers approached me with a golden ticket an opportunity to skip the lines and walk strait onto the

JUGGLING IN THE DESERT

Posted on July 28, 2016
Category: Juggler, Variety Act
      by Adam Kario When the director of Dubai’s tourism board invited me to perform for the city’s first ever comedy festival, I was all-in. Not only was it an honor to be selected, but also I would get to cross Dubai off my bucket list. It was the perfect visit – five days and nights. A light show schedule left plenty of time to explore the city. Shows took place at “Skydive
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