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Why Should Music?

Jessica Voigt-Page | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Jessica Voigt-Page

Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?

Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

6 Ways to Make Ideas Realities

Sara Radin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Sara Radin

Letting go of all the built up stress has actually made it easier to execute my ideas. Sometimes one by one, and often all at once. Yes, I'm still working on creating equilibrium in my life, but now more ideas come to me more often and more naturally.

Bieber Bathos Elegy and Bernstein - Live from The Whitney

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Bieber Bathos Elegy debuts at The Whitney this month "It's time for me to grow up," Justin Bieber said in a recent interview. And growing up amids...

Our Favorite Arts, Books And Culture Stories From 2015

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts

It's the end of the year, and like most outlets, the editors and writers at HuffPost Arts & Culture have spent a good portion of December looking...

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

The Global Search for Education: Celebrating Alice -- Listen to the Real Alice

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Books
C. M. Rubin

The book would change Carroll's life forever, but it might never have happened if a young girl had not inspired the previously unpublished children's book author to write one of the greatest children's books of all time.

Lost and Found: How Starting a Passion Project Changed My Life

Sara Radin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Sara Radin

Three years out of college, working in the corporate fashion industry and living in New York City, I was frustrated and lost. I had great opportunities and creative freedom in my job, but I wasn't accomplishing everything I hoped. I wanted more for myself.

The Global Search for Education: A Haven for Artists and More

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

In an age when global competencies are seen as a critical component of a holistic education, exposure to different people's arts is a powerful way to connect and learn about each other.

This Brazilian Street Artist Is Using Art to Inspire São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.

A Discourse of Beauty

Rachid Gholam | Posted 07.28.2015 | Religion
Rachid Gholam

In a bitter world submerged in ignorance and violence, calls to hate and injustice echo and echo. Oh how we need a flicker of light to illuminate this darkness, a glimpse of beauty to expunge the ugliness, and a bout of love to dispel the hate.

And the Award Goes to... From Brooklyn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

3,979 miles from Cannes, 4,147 from Venice and 3,000 from Los Angeles, a diverse international crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Film Festival (now in its 18th year) to celebrate innovative storytelling and filmmaking in the age of the indie.

5 Things Not to Miss at New York's Asia Week 2015

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

Since its 2009 inception, New York's Asia Week has flourished. A convergence of museums, dealers, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts, the event features endless opportunities to view, bid, and buy.

'Tree' by Julie Hebert Makes Its Regional Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse

Jason Mannino | Posted 03.31.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.

We Want You to Be Loud!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

A very loud British holiday theater tradition is wowing audiences in New Jersey with Robin Hood: A Very British Pantomime.

Word Origins as Comics: A Holiday Special: Santa Claus, His Life and Times, The Story Behind the Man

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take words with Larry @ twitter.com/wordswithlarry facebook.com/wordswithlarry pinterest.com/wordswithl...

The Healing Power of Holiday Community Singing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Resilience and the Arts

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

This National Preparedness Month, New York's arts and cultural communities continue responding to superstorm Sandy, which hit the state nearly two ye...

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care abou...

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

Tears for Horror, Tears for Joy: The Arts and Human Renewal

Joseph Urgo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Joseph Urgo

A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

Arts And Culture Adds $500 Billion To Nation's GDP

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the gover...