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Artistic Ability: Right-Brained or Left-Brained

Are artistic ability and intelligence linked?     There is a common belief that you are either right-brained or left-brained. It is said that a right-brained person is more likely to be more creative while a left-brained person is more likely to be analytical. So, you may now wonder what part of the brain controls…

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The Benefits of Art Appreciation

Why do we need to study art appreciation?     When you look around, no matter where you are, you will see art. It comes in many forms—paintings, photographs, sculptures, body art, architecture, and more! The list is endless! You can find it in your home and workplace, in books and games, in nature and…

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The Difficulties Teaching in Ghetto Schools

Are the difficulties of being a ghetto school teacher causing a shortage of teachers?     There is a major shortage of teachers in ghetto schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, schools in American cities have the most teaching vacancies compared to schools in the suburbs and rural areas. What is it…

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How Hamilton the Musical Changed the American Musical Scene

From glowing reviews to groundbreaking ticket sales, here’s one musical that exceeded its own expectations     Hailed by critics as one of the most innovative musicals, Hamilton the musical drew comparisons with Show Boat, Oklahoma! and West Side Story as a production that set trends and changed the game. It was created by one man—Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer,…

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1940s Entertainment

Entertainment during the 1940s       When you consider your life and the technology available to you today, you may wonder… “What did people do for entertainment in the 1940s?”   One of the main influences on entertainment in the 1940s in America was World War II. The war shaped radio, the film industry,…

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The Lion King: The Musical

Remembering the characters of Lion King through the musical   The Lion King is one of Disney’s most celebrated works. It hit the Broadway stage in 1997, three years after the movie’s debut. Among Broadway shows, Lion King is currently the third longest-running show of all time, ranking behind The Phantom of the Opera and…

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Wicked the Musical and Why It Became a Phenomenon

How did the musical Wicked fascinate millions worldwide?     We often fall in love with heroes and heroines. But every villain has a story to tell too.   One of the most successful Broadway musical productions of all time is Wicked. Based on Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch…

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Broadway Spotlight Musical: The Book of Mormon

The Hilarious Musical that Shocked Broadway Who is Joseph Smith, why is he the All-American Prophet, and what does Uganda have to do with Mormons? These are just some of the questions that can be answered by watching the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. A tongue-in-cheek parody of the Mormon faith and its followers,…

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Inspirational People Who Overcame Adversity

Three people’s journey of triumph against all odds.   Life is never fair. Some have it good from the start, others have to struggle before they bask in their glory. Throughout history, there are people who emerged from the toughest circumstances, overcame adversity, and reached their highest potentials. Take a look at three people who…

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Stop Dreaming, Start Doing

On the importance of following your dreams “I want to become a rock star.” “I want to be able to fly!” “I want to twirl and twirl and become a ballerina.” “I want to explore the universe and become an astronaut.” A lot of us have dreams, especially back when we were kids, when we…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD