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Robin Bronk

Entries by Robin Bronk

Do Well by Doing Good

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 9:24 AM


We live in a world where we're pressed for time and inspiration. This month The Creative Coalition is proud to debut The Art of Discovery, sponsored by Renaissance Hotels and published by Rizzoli New York. The book was created to inspire discovery and boost...

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A Holiday Season Filled With Art for the Soul: Defending an Iranian Actor's Freedom to Speak Her Mind

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 3:40 PM

On October 29th an Iranian actress, Pegah Ahangarani, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Iran for criticizing the government of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. Ms. Ahangarani, who has appeared in over 20 films, was charged with acts against national security and links to foreign media. Ms. Ahangarani...

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In the Belly of the (Congressional Budgeting) Beast

(49) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Earlier this week, a House of Representatives' Appropriations subcommittee passed a spending package for the upcoming fiscal year. Here at The Creative Coalition, we focus on the arts, and the bill is devastating for America's non-profit arts sector, slashing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by 49%. Community...

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Live Life to Discover: Art for the Soul

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 8:43 AM

Lemme tell y'all about real Southern Comfort. I grew up in Clemson, South Carolina. My town was like somethin' right outta a Pat Conroy novel -- we had Judge Keller's General Store (where Judge kept everyone's accounts in a handwritten ledger, and he knew everyone's size in denim overalls), I...

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Nikki Haley's Short-Sighted Gutting of the Arts

(641) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 8:24 AM

I grew up in Clemson, South Carolina. It was a terrific way to grow up -- we shopped at Judge Keller's General Store, we watched movies at the Astro Theatre on Main Street, the sheriff's car wasn't above being used as the town taxi cab. And, while a bagel was...

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Cuts to Arts Education Would Shortchange Our Children

(25) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 12:25 PM

Budget pressures are forcing school boards across the country to slash spending and cut programs central to a child's education. Later today, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) -- the second largest school system in the nation -- is set to revisit a plan that includes devastating...

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Arresting Filmmakers... in America?

(263) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 1:30 PM

Yesterday, Academy Award-nominated documentarian Josh Fox was arrested by U.S. Capitol police while trying to film a public Congressional Hearing. Isn't this the kind of chilling free speech episode we Americans condemn when it happens in other countries?

The U.S. House Science Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment...

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Art & Soul: Celebrating the American Legacy of the Arts -- and Ensuring Its Survival

(65) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM

With political activism dominating the headlines in both the US and abroad, it's worth noting the group of actors who, 25 years ago, boarded a train from New York to Washington, DC in an attempt to save the nearly extinct National Endowment for the Arts. During that journey, Christopher Reeve,...

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To Stop Bullying, All Must Get Involved

(78) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 10:05 AM

Two years ago, a 16-year-old San Clemente, California high school student committed suicide after enduring relentless bullying at the hands of four teenage boys.

Earlier this year, a 14-year-old Loveland, Colorado middle school student also took her own life after reportedly enduring sustained harassment.

These cases represent the extreme impact...

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Stimulate the Arts and Keep American Strong

(195) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 2:13 PM

In these times of economic crisis, it seems only rational that we should look back at our history to review what works if we want to create jobs and secure a strong economic legacy for future generations.

When faced with a collapsing economy, President Franklin Roosevelt tried to put...

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We Second the First

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2005 | 12:52 AM

Freedom of Artistic Expression is currently under attack in Congress under the terms of the "Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act." Individual Americans could be personally fined a half million dollars -- without a warning -- for each violation of the Federal Communications Commission's vague broadcast decency standard.

Although termed "performer fines,"...

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