Shreveport Performance!

Paradise Theatre

I’ll be performing Tuesday, September 19th in Shreveport, LA with Bill Causey and his Orchestra at Margaritaville in the Paradise Theatre! Love to see you there!

Tickets are $20 or $10 with your Players Club card
We start at 6pm!

Big Bank Tuesdays

 

I made it to the semi-finals!

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UPDATE!

It was such an honor to make it to the semi-finals, however, I did not receive enough votes for top 3! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for and encouraged me!

Here is a link to all the FABULOUS finalist in all the categories! I’m planning on attending their performance at Lincoln Center on May 6th!

Toi, toi to everyone!


 

Original Post:

I love to listen to classical music, always have. So, a few months ago, I heard about a contest on WQXR Classical Radio here in New York City. My brain rolled the idea around and thought, I’d like to enter. I was busy teaching my students and didn’t really think about it again. Then, a few days before the deadline, I remembered and told my husband if he would video me, I could enter. He did and I found out this week, I made the semi-finals! I am SO very excited! It is such an honor!

There are 3 categories. Mine is the 35+ category. Each category has 10 semi-finalists and the top 3 in those categories get to perform at Lincoln Center, a dream I’ve had since 8th grade!

You can help me get into the top 3!

Anyone with a Facebook account can go to my page, accept a video contest app and vote. You may vote 1 time within 24 hours.

I would be honored for you vote and then share with your friends and family to vote! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the direct link to vote:http://bit.ly/1PVP5SR

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Karmyn Tyler Cobb

 

Low Cost NYC Theatre Tickets?

March 1, 2016 – UPDATE!

Yep!

If you’ve been to New York before to see a Broadway show, you know about TKTS‘s discount booth in Times Square, but did you know there were other ways to get discounts on Broadway shows?

Being an Actors’ Equity member, grants you access to even more discounts with TKTS with their program TDF. TDF gets off-off Broadway tickets for as low as $9 and Broadway shows for $45. There is a yearly fee of $30, but that’s a small price to pay for a big discount. (In fact, as of 6/5/2013 the annual fee went down to $25…just as I re-upped my membership on May 31st at the old price…poop.)

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NOW, did you know that teachers, full-time students, members of the armed forces, retirees and clergy can ALSO join TDF? Yep! Just check out their site! The “catch” is that you have to mail or fax in your information to be approved. So, a few months before your big NYC trip, just send in the info and you’ll get a letter from them with you membership.

Some great sites to look at are Theatre Mania, Ticket Liquidator, Broadway Box, Broadway.com and New York Show Tickets. For students, HipTix for the Round About Theatre Company and Student Rush. I don’t personally have experience with these sites, but I’ve heard excellent things! NYtix has some great coupon codes and links to what the term “rush ticket” actually means! NYTix is pretty cool! They give FREE tickets away all the time and you sign up to get emails! You won’t have control over what tickets are to be given out, but hey, free is FREE…right? 🙂

The hottest Ticket App is TodayTix! I saw this app online a while ago, but not until a friend of mine told me about his amazing deals (and how it works) did I actually download it! Ever since then, it has been my go-to ticket finder! It’s only been around since 2013, but last year they went BIG TIME with FREE preview tickets to Hamilton!

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Hamilton!!

How does it work? You only get a two week availability window. So, two weeks before you want to see a show, you log in, pick the show, date and time, purchase and your get an email confirmation. Then, on the day of, TodayTix tells you a designated spot for pick up in front of the theatre (45 minutes before the show) and a nice representative in a red shirt will have your tickets in an envelope. It’s THAT simple!
**Oh and get a $10 discount with your first purchase with my code: PCGLY (you’re welcome!) 😉

Now, when you are in town, you can always go straight to the theatre and ask about their offers. In my experience, Playbill has to most update information!

Ok! For those of you who want the most bang for your buck  to get REALLY inexpensive tickets are rush tickets, (SRO) standing-room-only, and Lottery Rush tickets. How to Lottery tickets work? Well, you get up early in the morning – day of a show, go to the theartre of the show you want to see and enter to win! The tickets are usually between a $10-$40! You aren’t guaranteed a win, of course, but you could see some cool street acts from Broadway performers! Broadways current HOT HIT, Hamilton, however, had to switch to an online lottery because so many people were showing up that it was causing a public disturbance! G_d bless theatre fans! NYCTix.com has the most up-to-date lottery list I could find but each theatre has its own rules so check out Playbill or Broadway Direct for the best updates. BroadwayBox.com also does a lotto for some shows!

Lotto Quick Links
Hamilton
The Lion King
Matilda
Les Mis
School of Rock

Speaking of Playbill, it too has a FREE membership of it’s own where you can get discount tickets. (You may want to check that out!)

One last bit of info, the less demanding times for seeing shows are: January, February, September and October. So if you can plan your trip around these months, you’ll have the BEST prices EVER!!! During these times NYC.go has a 2 for 1 Broadway Week to encourage ticket sales! Uh…yeah, it’s AWESOME! In the slow season Off-Broadway offers 20 at 20. These shows offer 20 shows for $20 20 minutes before the show. SO…20 for $20 at 20…(Eeeek!!) 🙂

FOR KIDS! The Broadway League does a really cool Kid’s Night. Here’s how this works (directly from their site): “Adults purchasing a full-priced ticket will receive one free ticket for a child age 18 and under to the same show.” Now, they are only on certain nights and usually an off night like a Tuesday or a Thursday, but what a wonderful way to introduce your child to Broadway!

Well, I hope you’ve found all this info useful and that it GREATLY improves your NYC Broadway experience! If you have any insiders tips of getting great NYC theatre seats at a discount price, I’d LOVE to know! So, please share in the comments!

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Karmyn Tyler Cobb is a member of Actors’ Equity as well as many other talent memberships. Please visit her website, www.karmyntyler.com for more information. First posted Jun 8, 2013 1:34 PM – Updated March 1, 2016 8:57 AM EST
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Help me Hamilton!

hamilton-01-800I have not posted since my dad passed. Sorry, I just have not made time for it. But I am starting back up for my niece Molly! 🙂

Back Story!

I always wanted my nieces Molly and Maggie to experience things I didn’t get to at their age. So far we’ve enjoyed Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Hollywood and Los Angeles! Now….it’s just Molly. So, since Chris and I live in NYC, Molly and my sister Diane get to – for the first time – experience The Big Apple! I’m SO excited!!

Now…

Hamilton is the HOTTEST ticket in town and not since Rent has a show made such an impact on the future of Broadway! Molly needs to see this show!

I have instructed them on how to do the lotto: https://hamiltonlottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ so we will be on it like a bonnet!

I’ve not seen the show, but I’ve listened to everything I can online thanks to the Hamilton Website!

Anyway! If ANYONE has any ideas or has at least 1 ticket for my niece in early March, please message me!

My Daddy

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Odis Earl Tyler

On June 9th, I lost my Daddy, my Best Friend, and my Hero! Words can not express my emotions. He was laid to rest on June 13th in a beautiful love-filled service at Downtown First Baptist Church.

I want to say thank you to those who have reached out, sent food, cards, flowers…but most of all your prayers.

I will be with my family for a few weeks as we sift our way through this loss.

Daddy was a strong man of God and I know that he is with Jesus, Maggie, and all those who have gone on before him. I too will see him again one day in glory!

Praise be to God for Daddy’s amazing life and the legacy he left behind!

Memorials can be made to either:

-Gideon’s International – P.O. Box 1425, Texarkana, Texas, 75504.
-Downtown First Baptist Church – 401 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75501

http://www.texarkanafuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/TEXARK1/obit.cgi?user=89292727_OTyler

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2015/06/12/odis-tyler-405068.php

http://www.hotsr.com/news/2015/jun/12/odis-e-tyler-20150612/?f=obituaries

Banana Botox Facial

Okay, I admit it. I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest! Back in Burbank one of my student’s mom told me about it and I thought to myself, “Lovely, yet another social medium to waste my time on.”

Banana Botox Well, now that I’m married, I’ve discovered that it’s like a secret homemaker social society. On it, I find (and share) adorable animal photos, DIY crafts, sewing, essential oils, candle making, and homemade skincare.

(O.M.G. I LOVE it!!)

Well, today…I’m sharing a facial mask that I ADORE!

It’s simple, it’s all natural, and it makes your face feel and look UH-MAZING! Plus, it tastes yummy, you know…just in case you happen to lick your lips with it on! (giggle!)

The Banana, Yogurt, Honey Facial Mask

It’s SO simple. Equal parts of each ingredient. That’s what I do. Here are the ingredients I use:

That’s it! Then put it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Instead of getting a banana, I use the baby food. As I understand banana powder also works. I just found it less messy to mix. The BeechNut has 2 ingredients: banana and lemon juice concentrate. If you suffer from acne? Use a REAL banana! Why? Because the peel is known to CURE acne!

If you google the skin benefits for any of these and you’ll find a SLEW of info! But here’s the breakdown:

Nutrients in Banana* Skin Benefits
Vitamin A Gets rid of dark spots and blemishes. Evens out rough skin
Vitamin B Delays aging, lessens dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin
Vitamin E Works as a “Protector”. Combats free radical impairment, boosts the skin’s sun-rays resistance, prevents and diminishes appearance of wrinkles
Potassium Gets rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Not to mention that Dr. Oz calls bananas a natural botox!
*http://naturalbeautytips.co/banana-face-mask-recipe/
Nutrients in Yogurt* Skin Benefits
Lactic Acid A natural alpha hydroxy acid that helps smooth and exfoliate skin as well as dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
Zinc Helps soothe sunburns
Lactobacillus Used for skin disorders such as fever blisters, canker sores, eczema (allergic dermatitis); and acne
Probiotics When applied topically it is proven to reduce acne and rosacea by creating a protective shield. It also contains antimicrobial properties and calms the skin.
*http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/790.html
http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt.html
https://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/could-probiotics-be-the-next-big-thing-in-acne-and-rosacea-treatments
Nutrients in Honey* Skin Benefits
Hydrogen Peroxide and Phenolic Compounds It is antimicrobial and (the more natural the honey) antibacterial. Honey has been proven to resist flesh eating bacteria where usual antibiotics have not. (Yuck!)
Antioxidants Honey is full of antioxidants with help slow down and resist the signs of aging. (Yay!)
*http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/honey-composition-and-properties/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life-1218690/?no-ist
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

Depending on your skin type, you can add essential oils for even more benefits! Here’s a GREAT chart! I personally use therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils. If you are interested in purchasing wholesale, I’d love to have you on my team!

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So, try this out and let me know how it works for you! Then check out Pinterest for more cool Homemaker DIY stuff! You know I will!! 😉 Here’s a link to mine!

Kill the ZIT!

Kill the ZitOh zits! They plague many of us as teenagers and unfortunately can reappear in our 20’s, 30’s and beyond! I remember as a teen looking at one of my zits and thinking- “I just want it KILL it!” (The bacterial – that is – that created the monstrosity!)

My parents took me to the dermatologist where I was put on a steroid drug called Accutane. It was a miracle drug with terrible side effects. Dryness that sucked the life out of you so bad it made your lips bleed, a predisposition to suicidal depression and a -by law- mandate to be on birth control because it deformed a fetus. It was (and still is) pretty bad.

Of course, we didn’t know that then. It was a ‘quick fix’ to gorgeous skin.

Well, I’ve learned a lot since then. In my 20’s I started researching herbs and essential oils as a means to find something natural. Today, I still research, but certain remedies I found I have continued to use and this is one of them!

Here are some raw facts of these 3 ingredients pertaining to the skin:

Coconut Oil:
– It is a proven, safe moisturizer for dry/ sensitive skin. (1)
– It is an effective sunscreen, blocking out 20% of ultraviolet radiation. (2)
– The Lauric Acid (the fatty acid in coconut oil) is a proven antimicrobial and kills bacterial. (3, 4)

Lemon Essential Oil:
– It devolves sebum and may help reduce the amount of sebum in your skin. (5)
– It is a proven antibacterial and antifungal. (5, 6)

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia):
– A proven anti-inflammatory. (7)

– A proven antibacterial. (8)
– Proven to kill bacteria associated with acne. (Propionibacterium acnes 9, 10)

Together, these oils make for a VERY potent serum to fight off evil zits! So stop the war of acne on your body! Don’t Pop – STOP! And KILL THE ZIT!

Let me know what you think!

Disclaimer: I recommend that you skin test on your forearm for any allergies. 

Karmyn Tyler, Ask me how you can purchase Young Living Essential Oil wholesale. Contact me here!

 

 

 

Mardi Gras 2015

It’s the New Year and I like taking January off to assess what needs to happen in the new year! (December has TOO much holiday stuff going on to do that!)

Well…..LOADS going on this year and I’m eager to get going! So in celebration of what’s to come:

Laissez les bon temps roulez!!!

…more to come!

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