There is one trailblazing organization committed to not only keeping art as a focal point in schools, but more importantly dedicated to shifting the way society respects, understands and appreciates art as a world-changing tool: Inner-City Arts.
(Credit: Jamal Otolorin) After her stellar performance in Los Angeles for IHEARTCOMIX's Check Yo Ponytail, I was able to catch up with the new music ...
Arts education matters. People exposed to the arts play a significant role in the continued innovation of the U.S. The arts are an essential part of our heritage and vital in what makes us human. Our lives, and our children's lives, would truly be empty without the arts.
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Recently, I was able to sit down backstage with Blythe during Lamb of God's stop at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Slipknot's Summer's Last Stand tour, and we talked about the band's history, getting sober, and being in the studio.
In every artist's journey to find recognition and acceptance we sometimes lose the passion that brings us to make music in the first place: the feeling that art gives us.
If I could give all the women of the world one gift, I would package every Sara Bareilles CD with a nice bow and deliver it with the message of, "Do yourself a favor and never stop listening to every one of these songs." Sara Bareilles is her music.
The 32nd MTV Video Music Awards will air on August 30, 2015 on MTV. Here are my predictions.
Festivals, unlike concerts, are a way for the whole family to get away under the stars for a weekend of revelry and color. With Woodstock almost 50 years ago, festival culture (and it's 1960's pioneers) have come of age.
So what if Mariah Carey indeed can no longer belt out accurate high notes like she once could? With her multi-decade career, she has taxed her vocal cords to the max. If her voice today sounds relatively strained it's not her responsibility to somehow regain the able-voicedness she once possessed.
Feel free to call Me Despicable, but, in my opinion, Minions is easily one of the worst movies of all time. I didn't walk in wanting to hate it. I walked in wanting to love it. Which is why I'm so pissed.
This morning I read an on-line news headline: Miley Cyrus Posts Photo of Herself As Topless Pirate. I thought to myself, "If I die right now at this moment, the last thing I will have ever read was 'Miley Cyrus Posts Photo of Herself As Topless Pirate.'"
I hope that with each of the days you have, you'll chase your goals, your dreams, your fire. That you'll act with that urgency of life in mind. Life is short. Don't count the days. Make the days count.
When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.