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Create Art, Create Life

Why You Should Create Your Own Art     They say necessity is the mother of invention. For our survival, we humans have borne countless creations into the world. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered a “mold juice” that killed a number of bacteria. His discovery led to the creation of penicillin, a timely invention after…

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Enhance Talent through Art Skills

Developing Art Skills and Techniques Are Equally Important as Talent     Art can be referred to a lot of things. It can be an acquired skill, a branch of learning, or even an occupation. The consensus is that art is the use of imagination and creativity in producing something of aesthetic value.    …

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Improving Your Creative Writing Skills

How to Develop Creative Writing Skills the Remarkable Way     Fine. You love your work as it is, but you and I both know that in writing, there is no harm in wanting to improve your craft. I, too, am a writer who cringes every time I’m told to “improve” or “rewrite” my work.…

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What Is the American Alliance for Theatre and Education?

Achieving Academic Success through Drama and Theatre in Education Drama and theatre in education started in the early 1950s. It is the process of incorporating drama and theatre practices in academic learning. This teaching strategy has been proven effective throughout the years and is constantly being developed. Part of the advancement of high-quality drama and…

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The All Stars Project

Transforming communities one performance at a time: The All Stars Project Inc.’s Dream       We are all born with rich gifts (abilities), but not all of us are born with the opportunity to use them. It is easy for others to hone their gifts into their full potential. But for other kids, it…

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Shell Shock War: Every Soldier’s Nightmare

Amazing facts on a soldier’s journey from the US draft during the Vietnam War to their return to US soil       It is widely accepted that the Vietnam War erupted in the 1950s, although the intense conflict in Southeast Asia began in the 1800s. Over 2.5 million US soldiers were sent to fight…

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World War II: The Vietnam War

History of resistance in the Vietnam era     The Vietnam War against the United States, also known in Chiến tranh Việt Nam in Vietnam, took place in the first of November 1955 until April 30, 1975. The war lasted for nineteen years, five months, four weeks, and a day.   Also dubbed as the…

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The Phantom of the Opera Musical: For Love, Death, and Theater

The Phantom of the Opera Broadway musical keeps you on the edge of your seat         Adapted from the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera follows the story of a hideously disfigured composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. The phantom’s romantic obsession with a gorgeous naive…

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Anastasia Musical: A Dazzling Fairy Tale

Embark on a Journey to the Past in Anastasia the Musical     When the animated film Anastasia premiered almost two decades ago, critics called it “charming” and “entertaining,” albeit with many historical inaccuracies. In 2016, a musical stage play by the same name took Broadway by storm. Anastasia the musical brings a fantastic retelling…

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Aladdin: A Magical Carpet Ride to Broadway

A Musical Review on Aladdin   Aladdin is based on Disney’s 1992 Aladdin animated film. The Broadway show premiered at the 5th Avenue Theatre, last July 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. It won several awards, such as the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD