Arts attendance among American adults is declining

"Danced at a wedding? Crocheted a sweater for your niece? Posted a photograph on Facebook? Then you participated in “art making” or “art sharing,” according to the survey. Listened to music on an iPod or a radio? Then you’re among the 71 percent of Americans who consumed the arts through electronic media, by far the most popular activity recorded." New…

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Everyone is mad that Miss America is Indian American

Everyone can get over it.Nina Davuluri aka Miss New York is the new Miss America. She was born and raised in the USA, which makes her American with Indian descent. This whole controversy just goes to show that when people think American they think white, and that anyone who is not white is considered "other," and therefore not American. We…

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“Protest Silence. Protest Absence.”

Theatre Communications Group, which is the national governing organization for professional theaters, is hosting a salon series on its TCG Circle Blog called ‪#‎Trayvon‬. The series aims to see if, or how, we as theater artists and administrators can curb the hatred (on all sides) that has come as a result of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman…

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I saw the movie “Fruitvale Station”

"People tried to make him a sum of everything wrong he had done in his life" --Ryan Coogler, director & screenwriter Fruitvale Station I saw the movie Fruitvale Station today. I watched the cell phone videos and read articles about the actual incident before seeing the movie. I must say I was impressed. For those who don't know the story…

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Verdict in the George Zimmerman trial

The internet blew up around 10 PM on Saturday evening as news outlets reported that a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of manslaughter and second degree murder. It seems the whole nation has been on pins and needles throughout this entire trial, especially as we awaited this verdict. And in this era of social media and the 24-hour news…

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Rachel Jeantel’s testimony

This is the most racist thing that I have ever seen in my life. She is completely articulate and they are acting like she is not speaking English. They not only set her up for failure by not prepping her, but they also acted like she did not realize that they were condescending to her. It's obvious that she became…

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