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3 Ways that Extraordinary musicians are contributing to the musical landscape of Washington, DC

Our roster of talented musicians for weddings and private events features some that are heavily active in the music scene of Washington DC, working to produce art and events that put a focus on the vibrant culture and community of the area.  Here are some of the more recent examples of our artists’ work in the area: Elijah has been fronting jazz ensembles and recording in the DC area, as well touring the world on his original music since graduating from Howard University’s jazz program.  His productions and performances have garnered the attention of international jazz publications and critics, and he has numerous titles as finalist and semi-finalist in competitions, both in DC production company Gaithersburg and abroad. Most recently, Elijah has taken to public

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Hiring A DJ For Weddings in Washington

You want уоur wеdding day tо be as реrfесt аѕ you could possibly imаginе it. This is a special dау and it is imроrtаnt tо find a DJ who iѕ professional and еxреriеnсеd, giving your wеdding thе аttеntiоn it dеѕеrvеѕ. Thе DJ iѕ еntruѕtеd with thе imроrtаnt rоlе of еntеrtаining your guеѕtѕ. Because most new wedding couples lack experience working with DJs, here we address sоmе оf thе factors that nееd tо bе considered to reduce thе likelihood of рrоblеmѕ. Rеliаbilitу and Communication Before саlling potential DJѕ, decide on thе dаtе, time and lосаtiоn. Rates mау bе vаriаblе for еасh of thеѕе factors. A Sаturdау night function may bе more expensive than a day-time еvеnt. Thе time аnd durаtiоn iѕ аlѕо nесеѕѕаrу to рlаn in

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Covid Questions When Booking Entertainment

Depending on what state or even county you are in, venue regulations due to COVID-19 can be very different. As more wedding venues open and couples become more creative with their venue options, there will be an increase in weddings. One of the most important parts to any wedding is the entertainment which can be a band, DJ, photo booth rental, light shows and more. All of these forms of entertainment are unique but have to operate similar when it comes to provide a service for your wedding. Weddings were known superspreader events early on in the pandemic but there are some measures to help protect you, your guests, and your vendors. For the most part, vendors are at the mercy of the venue rules.

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Wedding DJ For Hire

Which DJ is Right For Us?

Picking the right entertainment for your wedding is not always an easy task. Even if you and your fiance have a favorite DJ from nights out on the town, there are several things to consider before committing to one of the most important parts of your wedding. Most couples want a wedding DJs who will pack a dance floor, but you also will need someone to make announcements and host your wedding. You’ll need a DJ who knows their way around sound, not just the turntables. You will have some of the most important words spoken through a microphone on your wedding day and you want to make sure it sounds crystal clear and doesn’t have any annoying feedback. You will want a DJ with

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360 Booth – Urban One Honors Awards at MGM National Harbor 

360 Video Booth – Urban One Honors Awards 2019 MGM National Harbor December 5th, 2019   What an incredible experience it was to be a part of the 2019 Urban Honors Awards celebrating their 40th Anniversary.  In the presence of some of the best in the entertainment industry, including phenomenal performances by Anita Baker, Ne-Yo, Chris Tucker, Chance the Rapper, Bobby Valentino, and more. It was one of the best shows we’ve ever attended! Our 360 booth was in full rotation and the guests couldn’t get enough of it. In partnership with Urban One, we provided our 360 video booth experience for attendees to enjoy during the show. Through branded overlays, social sharing, and a live slide show monitor, we gained thousands of impressions, shares

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Macey & Joshua’s Oxon Hill Manor Wedding – Maryland DJ Jeff Lang

A rainy day on a Sunday in June at Oxon Hill Manor set the stage for Macey and Joshua’s wedding celebration. Featured in Style Me Pretty, this European wedding was one to remember after the rain passed and a rainbow emerged. The ceremony began on the back terrace accompanied by musical cues from Maryland wedding DJ Jeff Lang of Extraordinary Entertainment. After some classic songs, the couple said their vowels and was pronounced husband and wife as they departed to This Will Be (An Everlasting Love). Following the ceremony, guests shifted to the cocktail hour for delicious appetizers, hand-crafted drinks and diverse musical selections by DJ Jeff. As guests made their way into the reception space to be seated, DJ Jeff Lang coordinated to get

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Tips For Booking A Photo Booth Rental For Your Event

Are you considering a photo booth rental for your special event? A photo booth can be a fantastic way to add excitement and entertainment while capturing all the memories you will have for a life time. There are lots of available styles from open-air and enclosed units, to live photo stations, digital booths, multi camera arrays, magic mirror and even the 360 booth. Let’s take a deeper dive into it all! Open Air Photo Booth The open-air photo booth is one of the most popular styles there is special events. Its open format allows for larger group shots of up to 10+ people at a time. This is great for weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays and corporate events where lots of friends and family are present. Classic

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Rocio & Todd’s Glen Ellen Farm Wedding – Maryland DJ Andrew Robinson

Love was in the air on a perfect day in October at Glen Ellen Farm in Frederick, MD. It was cool and sunny as guests began arriving to a beautiful ceremony overlooking the pond. As guests took their seats, Maryland Wedding DJ Andrew Robinson played a backing soundtrack to set the mood. The vowels were said, a kiss exchanged, and the new Mr. and Mrs. Patton were departed! As guests made their way to the cocktail, sounds of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendes, and other hit songwriters filled the air. The rustic style, barn-ruins area at the venue was the perfect setting for good conversations, tasty hors-d’Oeuvres, and plenty of cocktails. As the sunset, the bell chimed and we were off to the reception. As

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Booking A 360 Photo Booth Rental For Your Event

What Is The 360 Photo Booth?   You might have heard of it, but are probably wondering just what exactly is the 360 photo booth? The 360 photo booth is one of the hottest entertainment and event experiences currently on the market. Widely called a 360 photo booth, it is actually a video booth that captures 120 frames a second. Users step on the platform, while a revolving video camera spins 360 degrees around to capture slow-motion video. It is one of the most creative content captures there is, and the perfect experience for client’s looking to add excitement to their live event or brand experience. There are a few videos in this article to help you get a better sense for how it works

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Tips For Socially-Distanced Event Planning

The current state of the event planning world has left many wondering how best to celebrate momentous occasions that demand festivity without risking the safety of attendees.  While this is new territory for most of us, we can thankfully turn to the wonders of modern technology and the ingenuity of event planning professionals to make our visions come to fruition, despite the constraints of pandemic safety protocols. Below we have outlined some strategies for event planning while reducing risks to public health. 1). Safe and spacious settings One of the primary rules that has guided all public gatherings for the last year has been social distancing.  Maintaining over six feet of space between guests is the absolute   minimum that can be done to reduce

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360 Booth at 2020 NAACP Image Awards with BET

360 Booth Takes The Red Carpet At 2020 NAACP Image Awards With BET  – Pasadena Civic Center – 2.22.20   To the West Coast we go! The Extraordinary Entertainment team recently packed up and headed out West to bring our 360 Video Booth to the red carpet. The 2020 Images Awards were only days away, in beautiful Pasadena, California.  In partnership with BET, NAACP and Walmart, we curated a one of a kind 360 slow-motion video experience for some of America’s biggest celebrities!     One flight and a few Ubers later, we arrived on the red carpet and got to work. After weeks of planning, design swaps, travel and numerous manufacturing delays in China due to the virus, it was amazing to finally bring

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Tips for Couples When Choosing a Wedding DJ

If you’re in full-swing preparation for your wedding, you might still need to find a DJ. Don’t worry if the process feels overwhelming. Plenty of couples have been right where you are before! Finding a wedding DJ doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow the tips below and you’ll be well on your way! 1.    SET UP A MEETING This meeting will allow you to get a feel for your wedding DJ’s personality and the atmosphere that he or she will bring to your reception. If you stick to communicating via email, you may end up with a budget-friendly option but not actually what you want. Wedding planning gets busy, and between wedding cake tasting, picking a dress, choosing a caterer, selecting a venue, and

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CENSORED OR UNCENSORED? THAT IS THE QUESTION

In 2017 Billboard reported over two-thirds of their number one charting songs in their Top 100 had explicit labels attached to them. There is no denying that there has been a rise in popularity of explicit lyrics in songs as streaming services have taken over. Previously the main platform for consumers to hear music was radio which required clean edits of songs for them to be aired. With streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music providing both the clean and dirty edits of songs, listeners get to decide what works best for them. Whether you simply enjoy the original lyrics or you are an activist for freedom of speech and artist expression, it may be tempting to play the dirty edits of a song. When you do play

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15 FIRST DANCE SONGS FOR WEDDINGS

A First Dance Is a Very Special Moment That a Newly Married Couple Shares with Their Closest Loved Ones. Typically Couples Will Decide on a Song That Is Meaningful to Them, However, Sometimes They Will Lean on Their Dj for a Suggestion. Below You, Will Find a List of Songs That Span Many Eras and Genres That You Can Use for Help with Selecting a First Dance Song for Your Upcoming WEDDING CEREMONY. So Into You (Cover) – Childish Gambino Childish Gambino puts on a raw and authentic touch to this popular throwback love song. Get You – Daniel Ceasar Daniel Ceasar is paving the way as a leader in the next generation of R&B and his powerful yet gentle voice portrays a beautiful message

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EVENT PRODUCTION FOR CNBC

Event Production for CNBC – Women In Military Service For America Memorial We had the honor of supporting CNBC for a live event held at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial. This memorial is part of Arlington National Cemetery and is one that very few know about. We spent a full day running through the live segment, had a live studio audience the day of the event, and the entire thing happened in only 1 hour. Needless to say, the event management went perfect and below are a couple of segments that was live on TV. We provided a full audio system for the audience on wedding, microphones for all of the panelists as well as TV monitors to see what was happening

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EXPERT TIPS ON HIRING LIVE PERFORMER FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

Whether you’re getting married yourself and looking for the perfect band for your special day or you’re a wedding planner looking to make your client’s dreams come true, it is challenging to secure live musicians that align with your values and vision. As a professional entertainment company, we are happy to share some valuable information on how to hire live musicians for weddings! Go Through An Entertainment Company While you may have to pay more to book the act, dealing with an agent or manager is often a lot easier than dealing with musicians directly. Professional agencies will be liable for any issues you may run into. They will also be able to advise you about the details of the performance and give you a

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VIDEO PRODUCTION: FINDING THE RIGHT PRODUCTION COMPANY

With so many DC production companies to choose from, it can be challenging to decide on which production company will bring your video concept to life in the most effective way possible. Whatever the reason for your video, you want it to be high-quality, attractive, and engaging; for that, you’ll need to go to the experts. As an expert DC production company, we put together these tips to help you with choosing the right video production company. View Their Portfolio Any professional production company will have their previous work easily accessible online. You can get an idea of what they are capable of, what type of video production they’ve had experience with, as well as their level of quality when it comes to editing. Most

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