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Spotlight on the Arts…The Berks Jazz Fest

by Mike Zielinski The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest as presented by Berks Arts Council is a truly unique 10-day festival featuring numerous venues, large and small, and a marvelous medley of gen-res encompassing contemporary jazz, straight-ahead jazz, blues, gospel and...

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Creative Aging

“If I told you I have a special potion that had the ability to improve the overall health and well-being of older Pennsylvanians and provided benefits like: Reducing the number of doctor and hospital visits Reducing the use of medicine and prescription drugs...

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PHMC Awards 120 Cultural & Historical Support Grants

The PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants to 120 eligible museums and official county historical societies in the Commonwealth. This is the third year that PHMC has provided funding for museums through the grant...

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Awakening Young Artists and Historians

James Rhoads Elementary School can be found in the Millcreek section of West Philadelphia. The area is challenged by urban blight, although it once was fertile woodlands fed by the creek it was named for. Wildlife flourished, as did the Lenape native peoples who signed the treaty with William Penn.

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Pennsylvania’s Long History Supporting the Film Industry

By Rep. Tim Briggs (PA 149) For over 100 years, Pennsylvania has been home to a thriving film industry. Its impact on our culture and regional economy has never been greater than it is today. Films continue to capture the beauty of our state as well as our diversity....

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Bullying Through Their Eyes

The use of photography actively engages youth and provides them with the opportunity to con-sider their surroundings and the impact of the environment on their lives. Further, it allows youth to express their experiences, feelings, and preferences in an empowering, non-threatening manner.

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Fifteen Megabytes of Fame? Looking at Andy Warhol’s Computer Art

When personal computer companies began to market home computing systems, Commodore International reached out to artist Andy Warhol to contribute artwork and celebrity to their launch of the “Amiga” system. Computer experts have lauded this system as being ahead of its time with advance graphics and the potential to make art.

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