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04 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Thanks, Swamp Sistas!

Dear Diary,

The Live Recording Session: Melrose in the Mix was awesome! We had a full audience, as seating was limited, but by all accounts, it was a blast. The whole group can be seen in the photo below, and it includes Swamp Sistas Beth McKeeHannah Harber, Renee Arozqueta and Ka Malinalli, along with the studio audience, the assistants and our staff.

Here’s a video of the last song they performed:

What’s next? Well, we will be hosting a new Live Recording Session on Friday, April 21st, in association with the Florida Music Festival. It will feature Multiple Me, led by Lauren Carder. Anyone can sign up to be in the audience by completing a form at ocls.info/melroseinthemix. Like the first one, seating is extremely limited.

We can hardly wait!!

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27 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Melrose in the Mix featuring Swamp Sistas

Dear Diary,

This upcoming Saturday, we are going to host our first Melrose in the Mix. It will be the first in a series of intimate in-studio recording performances as Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee brings her assembled Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle to the Melrose Audio Studio for a special afternoon session. Beth will be joined by Hannah Harber, Renee Arozqueta and Ka Malinalli, as the Circle takes turns performing original material and accompanying one another before a small studio audience–all while being recorded. Seating for this is very limited, so we hope folks register for that soon. There are also a few opportunities to sign on as recording assistants, but interested members must have either Live Room or Full Audio Studio Access. We hope this will give all participants an inside look at live recording…and have fun while doing it!

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21 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Script Orlando Kickoff

Dear Diary,

We had our Script Orlando Kickoff last week and it did not disappoint! The speakers, Jim Hobart and Donnie Hamlett were awesome! Though they had quite different topics and presentations, they gave us some insight on a few common things that matter to our community: making an impact, connecting, giving back. Thanks to the Bungalower for their blog piece! We’re excited that more nomination/volunteer submissions are coming in. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next one (April 20, 6:00 PM).

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28 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: 1-Hour Photo Studio Reservations

Dear Diary,

Something really interesting is going to happen for Photo Studio Reservations in March. We’ve gotten feedback that our members want shorter reservations in the Photo Studio. So, we’re trying out 1-hour reservations on Thursdays in March.

Access to the Studio hasn’t changed, so members still have to:

1. Complete the General Orientation

2. Complete the Photo Studio Orientation

3. Pass the Access Assessment for the Photo Studio

Also, each 1-hour reservation still counts towards the limit of 3 that our members can have active at any given time, but we hope this will meet the needs of our users!

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09 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Melrose Creative Expo in T-minus…

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Dear Diary:

It’s almost here! The Melrose Creative Expo is only two more days, and we’re putting the final touches on everything.

Here’s our Program (click to enlarge):

We will also have a wide range of exhibitors present, some of whom represent the following organizations:

We’re so grateful to these organizations, as well as the ones not shown here, for committing to join us in connecting with our patrons.

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