Today is an exciting day in The Jazz Hands Family, as another one of us has joined the blogging ranks, and in true form, joined it big time.
Today my brother Ryan launched "Life On The Red Carpet." It's actually much more than a blog -- a landing place for his growing business in PR and event support, from charity dinners to red carpets, in NYC and beyond.
Everyone knows Ryan as a talented Broadway dancer (even though it should have been me on the stage at the Winter Garden theater). But he also has a long tracker record in talent booking, management, and event support, including for some pretty big names, like this Naomi person???
I love getting early morning calls from him where he shares the latest adventure about life working the red carpet. This site is an extension of that, along with a dose of how to navigate life in front of and behind the camera, mixed in with his unique take on pop culture and a jet-setting life.
I enjoyed working with him in the months leading up to the launch (yes, I taught him everything he knows abotu dancing AND blogging;)
We spent many afternoons and evenings when he was home in Birmingham sitting at DoDiYos and working on the blog over feta dip. (OK and a few glasses of wine.)
I'm glad to hear his voice emerge in this post "My Introduction to Gospel Music ... "
"I am secretly convinced that in my past life I was a fabulous African American female dancer named Yolanda. I'm talking Studio 54 go-go dancer with huge hair, Gold Lame unitards, and big hoop earrings. I'm not kidding. When I was growing up in Florida most kids spent their afternoons swimming in pools. I spent mine watching Oprah and The Wiz on repeat. My poor family had to ease on down the road with me about 10 times a week."
In that post he also goes on to show his serious side in writing about his work with Verizon during last year's "How Sweet The Sound Is" tour. The tour was designed to find the best Gospel Choir in the country, and while enjoyable, it was months of tough work.
Here he shares what he learned:
"Sometimes we forget that there is so much positive change happening in the world. That's the best lesson I took away from this tour. No matter how bad you think your life has gotten or how low things may seem, you have the power to flip it."
Yeah! Conrats to Ryan for flipping it many times over. Now, guess it's time to make my long-overdue blog re-launch happen. Social media silbling rivilary!
Check out his blog, and follow him on Facebook at My Life On The Red Carpet and Twitter @lifeonredcarpet.