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World Photography Day 2011

Simon Le Bon

Today is World Photography Day. The date of August 19th was chosen as the day to celebrate the birth of the fabulous art form that allows us to document our lives, our triumphs, our difficult times, our work and our world as it is the historic day in 1839 when Louis Daguerre developed the first permanent photographic image known as the Daguerreotype. It was a process which allowed him to print a positive image, which were then usually placed in glass fronted boxes for display. He developed the process in early 1839 but it wasn’t formalized by the French government until August 19, 1839.

Also in 1839, William Fox Talbot developed the calotype process, which created both a negative image, allowing prints to be made of the positive image. Talbot’s process took photogrphy a step further than Daguerre’s since it allowed for both a negative and a positive. His process wasn’t formalized until 1841 but since both were developed in 1839, it is the year recognized as the invention of photography.

What does a photograph mean to you? Why do you take them and what feeling does it evoke from you when you witness the result? Do you take photos of your kids first day at school, graduations and weddings? Are you inspired by sunsets and dramatic landscapes? How many photographers out there still dabble with film cameras? How has the digital age changed the art form?

Bonelli Park

Please leave some comments and post a favorite photo that is meaningful to you or share some links to great photography! Today I’ve chosen one of my shots of singer Simon Le Bon from the band Duran Duran from a performance in Los Angeles earlier in 2011.

I’ve also been inspired lately by Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California which offers stunning landscape views and here’s an image from a recent outing to the area.

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Lenny Kravitz Offers New Song for FREE

Lenny Kravitz by Cindy Robinson

For two days only, Rolling Stone magazine and Lenny Kravitz are offering a FREE download of his new song “Rock Star City Life” from his forthcoming album, “Black and White America” which is currently scheduled for release on August 30th. The rocker has been on tour with U2 recently and will hit the road for a European tour this fall. Grab the free track while it’s available and don’t forget to check out his current single “Stand” available now via iTunes.

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Billy Idol Rocks the Palladium

Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

Here’s a link to the Billy Idol show we covered recently. Please pardon our dust as we get set up in a shiny new home, with a new name but the same great coverage and more to come!

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Morrison

Billy Morrison

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Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

Welcome to Life On The Scene! We’re getting set up in our new online home with a new name and we hope to bring you many exciting features in the future.

We love to cover events across a broad spectrum including the latest in music, photography and sold out concert coverage along with red carpet premieres, theater coverage, sporting events and everyday life happening around us.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

We are animal lovers too so expect us to post about some cute furry critters along the way! Some of us have kids, so we may post kid friendly ideas & features, money saving tips, and even where to find the latest deals & coupons to get all the things kids need & crave these days!

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U2 360° Tour Headed to Mexico City

U2 360° Tour

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Courtesy of U2.com

Live Nation Global Touring and OCESA have today confirmed that U2 will return to Mexico! The U2 360° Tour will visit Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on May 14th, 2011.

‘U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, and this extraordinary production makes that happen in stadiums,’ says U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.  ‘It was important to the band that we were able to bring the whole 360° production to Mexico so fans could experience the latest of U2’s legendary productions.’
The U2 360° Tour kicked off again in Turin, Italy last month and will visit 18 cities throughout Europe before heading to Australia and New Zealand to close out the year.  U2 360°  will start-up again next year and visit Mexico City on May 14th before returning to North America.   By the time it reaches Mexico, U2 360° will have been seen by well over 4 million fans.

Tickets for the U2 performance in Mexico City will go on sale to Banamex cardholders on Tuesday, September 28th at 11AM and to the general public on Thursday, September 30th at 11AM.  Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com.mx or by calling 5325-9000. U2.com subscribers will be able to buy tickets before the Banamex pre-sale.

U2.com subscribers will be emailed with the presale information. Watch Live Nation for more information! What cities will you see U2 in on this tour?

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