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Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists

Santiago, Chile. Founded by the lovely artist, educator, and creative activist Fran Tarr, Breaking Walls is a non-profit that uses creative writing to empower youth and promote solutions to social issues. The organization consists of young artists, ambassadors, and associates from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Santiago, and Warsaw. Founder & Director Fran […]

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Dasol Kim Makes New York Premiere on Stage at Merkin Concert Hall

New York, N.Y. I have been writing about the Young Concert Artists (YCA) since my profile of its inspired and legendary founder Susan Wadsworth in 2010 (Wikipedia). Although I have written about the gifted performers of YCA for almost a decade, covering the debut New York performances of such talent as Hahn-Bin, Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère, Aleksandr Haskin, Jeanine de […]

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Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

New York, N.Y.  I’ve always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things—positively impacting lives in meaningful ways.  Recently I met a kindred spirit, Jonathan Hollander, founder and director of Battery Dance Company.  His lower Manhattan-based dance company demonstrates the tremendous public good that the arts can contribute to society.  He […]

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Homophobic Russian Olympics: Boycott or Be Gay & Visible?

New York, N.Y.  The 1936 Summer Olympics held by the Nazis — the Games of the XI Olympiad — were held in Berlin two years before the pogrom Kristallnacht against Jews throughout Nazi Germany. Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy and the official Nazi party paper wrote in the strongest […]

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The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts & Economics

New York, N.Y.  To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still ‘just’ a phone.  To others, it is so much more. It is the world in the palm of their hand – literally.  But challenges lie ahead. As cell phones have become an integral part of […]

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