Cell-e-Brate - Final CELLspace Jam in San Francisco on Saturday 8/30/2014

Since 1998, CELLspace in San Francisco's Mission was a locus for unique cultural, artistic, and community events.The space is also known as a world famous practice venue within the street dance community and many events were held there such as Mighty 4, Solidify, Momentum, Who Can Roast the Most, and Burning Sessions to name just a few.Sadly CELLspace lost its lease and will be closing its
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Introducing the new RICOH THETA

Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Imagine my surprise when, earlier today, the UPS guy delivered a package to my door from Ricoh USA. At first I was mystified. I wondered to myself "What is this? I didn't order any camera gear!"I ripped open the box with excitement and inside was a brand new Ricoh Theta, a one-shot 360 panoramic camera that's just arrived on the market.The New RICOH THETAThe enclosed
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I'm the Featured Photographer Today on Flickr!

Today on the Flickr blog have the honor of being the featured photographer where I discuss street art, the Los Angeles mural scene and of course, 360° photography from how I got started to my camera set-up.In my interview with Arnold Chao, the Senior Editor at Flickr, I mentioned that I got hooked on photographing street art in the 80's as I was passing through Checkpoint Charlie on a visit to East
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Facts About Covered California's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Due to my previous posts about California's health insurance marketplace, I've received a couple of requests from owners of entertainment production companies in my network to cover health insurance for small businesses.In response, the topic of today's blog post will be Covered California’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The information provided here is applicable to all California
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The Basics of Medi-Cal and Covered California for 2014

This is a follow-up to yesterday's blog post "Finding Affordable Health Insurance Through Covered California".  Today I continue to provide information on options for obtaining affordable health insurance and health care in California, specifically as it pertains to Medi-Cal.If you get nothing more out of this topic at least take this with you: you maybe able to find the exact same health insurance
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Finding Affordable Health Insurance Through Covered California

800-300-1506   |   TTY: 888-889-4500In this introductory blog post I will teach you about Covered California, the state's new health insurance exchange and marketplace where individuals, visual and performing artists, and entertainment professionals will be able to purchase health insurance for 2014.In a following blog post I will discuss Medi-Cal and how it can help obtain affordable health
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Woohoo! I'm the new Featured Photographer on Sphere!

The Sphere for iOS and AndroidGreat news today in my in-box from Jamison Ross, the content curator at Sphere, the premiere 360° panorama photography app for mobile devices.In the email, Ross announced: "We're celebrating the folks who contribute the most beautiful and engaging content on Sphere and we've chosen you to be one of the few photographers we're featuring."Woohoo! This is so amazingly
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Support the VFX Industry: "Piece of the Pi" Demonstration Tomorrow 2/24/2013 @ the Academy Awards

Rhythm & Hues Sizzle Reel 2012Dear Friends of the WGA, DGA, PGA, SAG/AFTRA, and IATSE,My friends at Rhythm & Hues Studios are up for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects their work on two films: THE LIFE OF PI and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. They also worked on DJANGO UNCHAINED which is nominated for Best Picture.If Rhythm & Hues wins this year's award, it will be their
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Kiva - Make a Loan for FREE with Kiva & Me!

As some of you may know, I am a lender at Kiva.org, an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries around the world and in the United States, which in turn lend the money to small businesses and students.It was many years ago that Otto Schutt initially introduced me to this organization. Since his death and in loving memory of
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TanjaBarnes.com's Gone Mobile!

I'm so excited to announce the launch of Tanja Barnes Mobile. It's the same tanjabarnes.com URL but with an interface tailored to your phone.With this webapp you can learn in a concise format the various services I provide and the cost of a treatment. You can also:Contact me with the touch of a button and book a massagePurchase gift certificates via Google CheckoutLearn a few tips on how to massage
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About This Blog - Updated February 2011

Hello, this is Tanja.  I'm in the midst of redesigning my website which will be a work in progress for the next month or so.  In so doing, I thought I'd take a moment to update the blog as well.I launched my first blog back in 2004 with the intention to replace my on-line quarterly newsletters that were posted to my website since 1999. If you want to read past articles from this now
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