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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Gateway Drugs and the Theater

This article from The New York Times talks about the new play Bronx Bombers, which is about the New York Yankees and their long, glorious history. Much of the talk when it comes to this kind of thing is that it can be used to get people who would not otherwise go to a play to go to a play. In effect, it can be used as a gateway drug to other, “harder” stuff. If it’s used as “bait” before …

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The 7 Habits of Highly Sexy Ninja Masters

Recently, Jim announced another batch of speakers at TEDxBroadway 2014. Even if you don’t live in NYC, the Mark Fisher Fitness website is a lot of fun. It warns, “If you don’t think unicorns and glitter go hand-in-hand with achieving your fitness goals, we are not your jam!” And labels itself, “An Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams.” Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler are the super smart and energetic guys behind Mark Fisher Fitness. They’ve been featured in outlets …

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