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Kids, Freedom & Huddled Masses

We wanted to share a few of the TEDxBroadway talks that came to mind, given the headlines we've all been watching over the last few weeks.In 2013, at TEDxBroadway's second annual event, a 75-year-old George Takei took to the stage to share his personal story about being sent to a Japanese-American internment camp with his family at the age of 5. The Takeis spent four long years in a camp located in the swamps of Arkansas -- and it's...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 21)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Wake Up Call Music Festival Goes Global: W Hotels is taking its music festival series around the world this fall. Wake Up Call will travel to Hollywood, Barcelona and Bali, with a different lineup in each city. Isis Briones reports for...

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And the (TEDxBroadway) Winners Are …

We just have to congratulate TEDxBroadway speakers Christine Jones, David Yazbek, Jordan Roth and Ken Davenport on their Tony wins this past weekend. We're incredibly proud of them and the SIX other TEDxBroadway alums who were nominated for Tonys this year. To us, they are all winners.See, each year we approach each speaker and ask them to pour their heart, soul, creativity, energy, fresh ideas and time into a talk that lasts not more than 18 minutes. They spend...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 14)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Shaking Up London’s Donmar Warehouse: Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham, artistic directors at the Donmar, have staged three all-female Shakespeare plays: Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest. In her Guardian article, Charlotte Higgins quotes Pakenham: "The Shakespeare trilogy has a feminist...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 7)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!The Ins and Outs of Elevator Music: This Atlas Obscura article discusses the origins of elevator music. One popular theory is "elevators were terrifying, and people needed the music to calm their frazzled nerves," while another explains it "was there as...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 31)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Broadway's Best Attended Season in History: Ryan McPhee reported for Playbill that "the Great White Way took in $1.7 billion in the past year, making the 2017–2018 season the highest-grossing in Broadway history. ... The season was also the best attended,...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 24)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Who's Funding "Highbrow" Arts? Mike Scutari reports for Inside Philanthropy that, "While the tech monied classes may be cool to the arts, other Bay Area funders have been stepping up over the past few years." He cites The Koret Foundation; the William...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 18)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Portia de Rossi's Plan to Change the Art Market: Taylor Dafoe reports for artnet news that Portia de Rossi is launching her own startup, called General Public, which "produces three-dimensional reproductions of works of art, a mix between original painting and...

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The Official TEDxBroadway 2018 Tony Awards Nominees Playlist

10! Count 'em: Ten of our past TEDxBroadway speakers have been nominated for 2018 Tony Awards. Or, put this way, that's more speakers than we've had actual TEDxBroadway events!Every year we pack the TEDxBroadway stage with a host of speakers who are truly excelling in their fields. Some you may already know, and others we're confident you'll be hearing a lot more about soon.We're extremely proud of their achievement (both their Tony noms and their inspiring words from the...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 10)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Sharing Space, Orchestra Boosts Students' Performance: Eight years ago, one of Europe's best-known orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, began sharing a building with a secondary school in the northern German city of Bremen, reports Matt Pickles for BBC. "Since then the school's...

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