Royal Shakespeare Company Makes Much Ado About Something

Where have you heard the following lines before? “If music be the food of love, play on.” Or, “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” Was it that hot new rapper or … Shakespeare? It’s hard to say, right? That’s the lesson Royal Shakespeare Company is underlining with their new app, called RE: Shakespeare. According to the RSC’s director of education, Jacqui O’Hanlon: “It’s trying to capture the imagination of young people who might have a preconception …

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Freestyle Love Supreme at TEDxBroadway 2014

This afternoon at TEDxBroadway 2014, Freestyle Love Supreme treated everyone to a taste of their popular hip-hop improv stage show, where five performers invite audience suggestions and then drum up instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers. The New York Times called the group, “Masters in the art of freestyle rhyme.” Anthony Veneziale conceived of this extremely talented collective of improvisers, composers, lyricists, actors, musicians, a beatboxer, tech nerd and singer-songwriter — and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, the composer-lyricist and …

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A Cultural Force That’s Bigger Than You Think

Perry Farrell (of Jane’s Addiction fame) is developing an immersive, EDM-based musical in Vegas. In addition to being a magnet for more hashtags than a NASCAR has ads (I count Vegas, musical, EDM and immersive), it’s also pretty intriguing. I’d go. Keep an eye on this! The evolution and maturity of EDM (electronic dance music) as a cultural force is going to have a big impact on the world of the near future. Just as rock ‘n’ roll and later …

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