We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Dare to dream. Dreams DO come true.

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In October, we invited music artists to submit Talenthouse portfolios to our #LiveYourDream invite for a chance to win an opportunity-packed trip to Los Angeles. Kali Rea from Colorado was one of many talented musicians who turned to Talenthouse for a chance to share their passion with the world. When asked about what being a musician means to her, Kali puts it this way, "I don't just make music--I live it." She got a major boost towards achieving her life-long goal of launching a successful music career when we announced that she would be our selected #LiveYourDream music artist. See Kali's announcement reaction...

I don't just make music--I live it.

Kali's whirlwind stay in L.A. included studio recording sessions, a chance to headline at a popular L.A. venue and more! See full #LiveYourDream trip details...

We're beyond excited to have been able to give Kali this life-changing opportunity. We hope her journey will inspire you as much as it's inspired us! Watch Kali and the Talenthouse team's reflections on her #LiveYourDream experience:

Browse photo highlights from Kali's trip:

Welcome to L.A.

Kali arrived at LAX on Dec 1 with two suitcases, an eager smile and a heart full of music.

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From left to right: Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse), Kali Rea and Michael Eisler (Talenthouse) at LAX

Cashing In

As our selected #LiveYourDream artist, Kali Rea received $10,000.

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Roman Scharf (Co-CEO, Talenthouse) with Kali Rea and Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse)

Hollywood Headliner

Miss Rea took the stage at West Hollywood's The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, wowing a packed audience and performing an impromptu cover song with esteemed musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and founder of Eurythmics Dave Stewart

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Viper Room Marquee: Talenthouse Presents Kali Rea

Behind the Scenes

Filmmaker Brian Cox of Digital Iris Productions and photographer Jim Morris documented Kali's experience.

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Brian Cox (behind the camera for Digital Iris Production) and Kali Rea

Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse) and Kali Rea made sure to find time in their busy #LiveYourDream schedule to... ROCK OUT!

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Jimmy Roc and Kali Rea  

Sweet Studio Session

Kali worked with world-class producers from Sweetwater Studios in the state of the art Village Studios recording facility. 

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Kali Rea recording at The Village

Rea and The Ringmaster

The rising super star also visited Dave Stewart's on the set of his BitsizeTV show, The Ringmaster.

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Kali Rea and Dave Stewart, The Ringmaster at BitsizeTV Studio

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Kali Rea Appearing on Dave Stewart's The Ringmaster 

Dream Photo Shoot

Photographer Jim Morris captures Kali's experience with dream-inspired compositions at Santa Monica and Malibu beach.

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Kali Rea (Photographed by Jim Morris)

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Kali Rea - #LiveYourDream (Photographed by Jim Morris)  

Shout Outs

Immeasurable thanks to the Talenthouse partners that made it possible for Kali Rea to live her dream:

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Sweetwater Studios

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Brian Cox, Digital Iris

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Jim Morris

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Dave Stewart's The Ringmaster

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Village Studios

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The Viper Room 

We're honored to offer life-changing opportunities for artists of all kinds and can't wait to help YOU make the most of your talent.

Don't miss your chance to #LiveYourDream.