5 Tony Award–Winning Scores for Your Spotify Playlist

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The 71st Tony Awards will air Sunday, June 11. Here are 5 Tony Award–winning scores to belt out in celebration. Recognizing 71 years of excellence in theatrical performance, the Tony Awards — named for Antoinette Perry, cofounder of the American Theatre Wing — are considered the height of prestige for a Broadway production. And the most important aspect of that recognition is a standout musical score. From the romanticized ballads of Rodgers & Hammerstein to the eclectic overtures of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the sharp-witted refrains of Lin-Manuel Miranda, a transcendent spark of unity, nostalgia, conviction and belief in the human spirit resounds from the crescendo of a poignant show tune. In fact, given the wide-ranging impact of Broadway on our public consciousness, these harmonies and lyrics have been the soundtrack to American culture for decades. With the 2017 Tony Awards approaching on June 11, here is a brief guide to some of the most        …read more

Mozawa Spotlights Millennials in Performing Arts & Mixed Media Masterpieces

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Performing arts & mixed media take the stage in Chicago. In a Chicago art gallery last summer, a group of more than 55 international visual and performing artists from diverse artistic mediums took to the stage. A Chicago harp quartet, a New York sculptor, an Australian sound artist, a Japanese drummer and many others met for three intense nights under the direction of Matthew Ozawa in order to change the way people view millennials. “We put the artists in a large two-story gallery space, and we curated a show that would move people through different mediums, and would have people move through the space and view the live art — and took people on a journey of this generation,” says 32-year-old Ozawa. The Y-Portraits: Awakening project wasn’t something that was developed overnight. Ozawa, who was born in Los Angeles but attended Oberlin College and now resides in the Lakeview neighborhood        …read more