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Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band”

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LeRoy Neiman considered this 9-by-13-foot work featuring 18 iconic jazz musicians one of the greatest works in his career. Donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, it was recently unveiled for April, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).

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Playwright Tony Kushner to be Awarded Honorary Degree by Ithaca College

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is being awarded an honorary degree from Ithaca College.

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Shakespeare Brand Identified in His First Poems

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A printer’s ornament on the title pages of William Shakespeare's earliest works suggests that from an early stage in his career, the poet received significant support in fashioning a unique brand.

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How 'Mad Men' Fueled Another Kind of Counter-Cultural Revolution

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AMC's "Mad Men," which begins airing its final episodes Sunday, has shown how the Golden Age of Advertising shifted power from the account execs to the artists.

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MTSU’s Center for Popular Music Launches American Music Manuscripts Website

Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music has completed a groundbreaking digitization project to launch its new American Vernacular Music Manuscripts website. Hundreds of American music manuscripts from the 1730s to 1910 are available online for the first time at http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/ManuscriptMusic.

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Food TV Could Be Harmful to Your Health

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Women who watched food television and cooked frequently from scratch had a higher body-mass-index, or BMI – weighing on average 10 more pounds – than those who obtained information from sources like family and friends, magazines and newspapers, or cooking classes. Women who watched food television but didn’t cook from scratch failed to see their viewing habits translate to a higher BMI.

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Rock and Scroll: York Lecturer’s Punk Rock Band Informs Teaching

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Rock and scroll: York lecturer’s punk rock band informs teaching.

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Actresses Must Be Picky About With Whom They Work to Survive in Movie Industry

Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new study.

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Creighton Undergrad Discovers Lost Manuscript

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Cole Crawford, a senior English and computer science major at Creighton University, discovered a long lost poem manuscript by 19th-century Scottish poet Robert Tannahill.

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Baldwin Wallace University Launches Country’s First Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Major

A newly evolved Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program integrates the artistic, business and entrepreneurship education that best prepares students for career success.