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New Dances to New Music: Rovaco Dance Company and Mannes School of Music Present 7:1

New York, N.Y. 7:1, an interdisciplinary collaboration between Mannes School of Music and Rovaco Dance Company, was conceived by choreographer Rohan Bhargava and composer Alexander Chadwell. The goal: to create an opportunity for young music makers to try their hand at creating for dance and budding choreographers to produce commissioned work with bespoke music. One […]

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Hellenic Education Continues Thanks to The Orpheus Luxury Collection

New York, N.Y.  In synchrony with their philosophy of “indulging in the finer things in life for a deep appreciation of humanity and nature,” The Orpheus Luxury Collection proudly hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Hellenic Education & Language Program (H.E.L.P.) recently in Astoria, Queens as part of its Philanthropy Through Travel Initiative.  The children and the mothers of H.E.L.P. […]

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VIDEO: Prince Remembered for his Music and More

(Reuters) Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57. His influential, genre-defying music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock, winning seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar. Prince was found […]

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Renowned Recording Artist P!nk Named Newest UNICEF Ambassador

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Grammy award-winning recording artist P!nk as the newest UNICEF Ambassador, and announced that she will build on her current role as the agency’s Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about its lifesaving health and nutrition programmes around the world. P!nk visits with children during […]

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The Price of Followership

New York, N.Y. “Leadership.” The word evokes a particular image in the reader’s mind, most likely one dominated by a superior authority figure if the reader hails from the Western Hemisphere. The idea of follower inferiority may be consciously frowned upon, yet the Western obsession with savior figures continues to prevail. [1] In the twenty-first century, […]

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Interview: Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

New York, N.Y. Recently I had the privilege of spending a day with the multi-talented Arpita Mukherjee, co-founder of the South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (SAIPAF). Impressed with her vision, I decided within minutes that her story needed to be shared. Gayatri Patel Bahl, another South-Asian risk taker, participated in SAIPAF 2015 as part […]

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Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” – Actress Alexia Fast Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations […]

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