Everything You Need to Know About the Divine Nine

Everything You Need to Know About the Divine Nine

Who are the "Divine Nine"? What do they stand for? And how have they influenced performing arts? As part of our Black History Month celebration, UpStaged Entertainment looks answer all of those questions and shed light on the nine members of the National Pan-Hellenic...

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History of Step

History of Step

This Black History Month, UpStaged Entertainment is peeling back the history of multiple, traditionally African-American performing arts in an effort to raise awarenes and shed light on their profound impact on American culture.  First off is Stepping or step-dancing,...

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Motivation Monday: Martha Graham

Motivation Monday: Martha Graham

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991)  American dancer and choreographer whose style, the Graham technique, revolutionized modern dance. Martha Graham danced and taught for over seventy years. She was the first dancer to perform at the White House, travel...

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Giving Tuesday: Charities Profile

Giving Tuesday: Charities Profile

This #GivingTuesday, our UpStaged community wants to shoutout and thank a few organizations that work tirelessly throughout the year. We have highlighted four organizations that our previous winners have split their winnings with. Learn about their work, and give...

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2022 NCPA COLLEGE DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: FINALE AT THE VMAS

2022 NCPA COLLEGE DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: FINALE AT THE VMAS

…And that’s a wrap on the 2022 NCPA College DJ Championships! Starting with 32 DJs, these three finalists rose to the top after several rounds of fan voting. During this awesome finale event at the MTV VMAs, we announced DJ Zoe Crazy as our first place winner! FIRST...

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WINNER! DJ Zoe Crazy

WINNER! DJ Zoe Crazy

The fans have voted, and the WINNER of the NCPA College DJ Championship at the VMA’s is… 🥁 DJ ZOE CRAZY!!! From Florida A&M University 🏆 CONGRATS! You made it all the way from 32 down to YOU and you’ve won the top cash prize plus tons of DJ gear by Roland Global -...

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IG Takeover: Zach Alderdice

IG Takeover: Zach Alderdice

While it seems like summer just started, back-to-school season is already here. Students across the country are moving into their dorms and apartments and wondering about what classes to take, what hobbies to pursue, and what major to choose. So, to help those...

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Intern Spotlight: Bailey Vought

Intern Spotlight: Bailey Vought

The time has come to introduce our second to last intern in the Intern Spotlight series: Bailey Vought (she/her)! Bailey is a rising senior from Oklahoma who is majoring in communication and minoring in theater and English at Stanford University. Bailey has been...

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Intern Spotlight: Sarah Dube

Intern Spotlight: Sarah Dube

Every good team has a great leader and our intern team is no different! Last week we introduced you to Amanda, but this week we’ll be diving in and speaking with the intern team leader, Sarah Dube (she/they). Sarah started out as an intern with UpStaged in February,...

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Fast Track 4: To Moon N Back

Fast Track 4: To Moon N Back

As the final contest in the NCPA DJ competition gets closer, our DJs are starting the feel the heat. However, before we crown our winner, let’s take a moment to spotlight another one of our Fast Track Four.  This week’s DJ is To Moon N Back (TMNB). Although he’s only...

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Intern Spotlight: Amanda Becker

Intern Spotlight: Amanda Becker

As a new school year looms on the horizon and summer nears its end, many internship programs are coming to an end as well. After a wonderful summer at UpStaged filled with spotlights, we thought it only fair to spotlight our very own summer interns as they end their...

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Fast Track 4: DJ DEADLOOP

Fast Track 4: DJ DEADLOOP

While we’ve spotlighted a multitude of student performers over the past month, we haven’t forgotten about our Fast Track 4 DJs competing in the NCPA DJ Championship. As we gear up towards the final competition in the championship, we will be spotlighting these...

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Student Spotlight: Milo Lis

Student Spotlight: Milo Lis

Throughout our Student Performer Spotlight series, we have highlighted an abundance of unique organizations and departments. Bennington College in Vermont boasts one of the more experimental degree tracks in the realm of theater performance. As a small liberal-arts...

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Student Spotlight: Kevin Liu

Student Spotlight: Kevin Liu

As students start a new chapter in their lives as they begin college, there are many things to explore. From classes to dining halls to extracurricular organizations, new opportunities are everywhere! This is no different at Binghamton University in New York. With...

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Student Spotlight: Ofentse Mokoka & Maya Konoff

Student Spotlight: Ofentse Mokoka & Maya Konoff

Starting college is always a daunting task — navigating new places, difficult classes, and extracurriculars is a lot to juggle. And, for student performers, trying to find your way in a new theater environment is particularly challenging! Luckily for the 14,000...

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Student Spotlight: Molly McCarthy

Student Spotlight: Molly McCarthy

Founded in 1890, Belmont University and its 5,000 undergraduates call the heart of Nashville home. While Belmont is perfect for aspiring performers of all types, its songwriting degree is the most unique. Students in the program learn both how to write successful...

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10 LGBTQ+ Celebrities who Performed in College

10 LGBTQ+ Celebrities who Performed in College

Countless LGBTQ+ celebrities and icons have positively impacted the performing arts community, and this Pride month, we at UpStaged Entertainment Group would like to recognize a handful of those influential figures. Join us in heralding 10 of the most impactful and...

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NCPA 2022 DJ Competition Round 2 Results

NCPA 2022 DJ Competition Round 2 Results

From 32 to 16 and now down to 8 Quarter Finalists, the 2022 UpStaged NCPA College DJ Championship is heating up as we approach the finale event. We heard your voices, counted your votes, and now it’s time to meet our 8 Quarter Finalists.  Our first quarter finalist is...

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