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Music & Fire Before the Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! We’ll see you Monday, and in the meantime, check out Wesley Whatley’s TEDxBroadway talk from 2016. TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now! Read More: Fresh Idea Friday: David Yazbek Fresh Idea Friday: Freestyle Love Supreme Fresh Idea Friday: Lindsey Croop Subscribe to the Selling Out mailing list. Get our best articles straight in …

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Bright Ideas

TEDxBroadway Summer Playlist

What are you doing this summer? Wait. Before you answer that, watch these talks. Turns out, what you do in the summer could actually have a much bigger impact on you year-round. For example, we loved this talk by TEDxBroadway 2016 alum, Wesley Whatley: He took us down to the campfire, where he strums the guitar and invites us to sing along. Whatley is part of the team that produces America’s largest Independence Day celebration — Macy’s 4th of July …

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Experience

The Audience Has Five Senses. Why Not Use Them All?

I love this: London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks show this year was aimed at all five senses. When I was in first grade, the teacher brought in a little popcorn maker to explain the five senses to us: We could see the popcorn pop; we could hear the kernels explode; we could smell the delicious, buttery smell as it heated up; we could feel the bumpy kernels when they finished popping; and, of course, we could taste the popcorn when …

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