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Usually when a performance’s final curtain drops on a tour’s last stop, the show only remains in the memories and experiences of its live audience. Seattle-based On the Boards , however, has come up with a solution to this “one-time-only” mentality. Through OntheBoards.tv,...
Here's Senator Whitehouse welcoming everyone to the grants workshop and introducing me. Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Whitehouse. When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Providence, her eyes lit up. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to Providence," she said...
Spectators enjoy The Circus , a Charlie Chaplin silent film, projected onto the facade of the Queen Theater in Downtown Bryan during October's First Friday. Photo by Stuart Villanueva, courtesy of The Eagle . "I think for a community to grow, as opposed to stagnating, art is an important...
Helen Beverley and David Opatoshu as the star-crossed lovers in the Edgar G. Ulmer directed 1939 American Yiddish film classic The Light Ahead . Restored and with new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film "[Yiddish films] preserve an invaluable “family album”...
Gallery exhibits---like this one of work by artist Aaron Henderson---are just one of the many programs that take place at Chattanooga's Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Photo courtesy of BSCC "We... never know if the next Carmen De Lavallade, Jacob Lawrence, or Wynton Marsalis is in our midst...
The first time I saw the AIDS Memorial Quilt was in 1996, the last time it was displayed in full in Washington, DC. I was 13 years old, and my father had taken my younger sister and I to the National Mall to see what had by then become a nearly two-mile commemoration of the roughly six million...
Dakshina founder Daniel Phoenix Singh with Melissa Greco Liu in "Sonnet." Photo by Stephen Barnovics, courtesy of Dakshina "[A]rt is the nexus where all the different aspects of my life---as a gay man, a South Asian, a first-generation immigrant, a person of color, a little bit of a...
Crow Indian poet and former Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird, a frequent participant in activities presented by the YMCA Writer's Voice in Billings, Montana. Photo by Corby Skinner "I’ve always believed culture is the way to have people communicate better, whether it’s art...
Project Bandaloop performs on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Photo by Atossa Soltani Anyone who lives in or has visited Washington knows the Old Post Office Pavilion . Built in 1899, the building is a major city landmark, renowned for its gorgeous Romanesque revival architecture and 315-...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...

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