Folkmoot 2018 will be Viva Venezeula when North Carolina’s official international folk festival convenes in July for its 35th annual celebration of the world dance! Continue reading Venezuelan Folkloric Dance & Music Will Come Alive at Folkmoot 2018
New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka The Met, will soon unveil “Armenia!,” which explores Armenian arts and culture through its history, according to the esteemed museum’s website. Continue reading New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art To Host First Major Exhibition On Armenia
The ninth annual Israeli Film Festival runs Sunday, July 8 through Sunday, July 18 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park, NJ. This year’s festival features eight award-winning films from Israel and the United States, covering topics as diverse as espionage, love, family, hidden secrets, the founding of Israel, and the Holocaust. Continue reading Axelrod PAC Presents Ninth Annual Israeli Film Festival
If you’re reading this, you likely already know that Latin trap is the new wave. Bad Bunny, Arcángel, Ozuna, Farruko, Anuel AA, and De La Ghetto — these are some of the biggest names in Spanish-language music, and they’re all making songs with sonic roots in the strip clubs of Atlanta. But if you haven’t noticed, most of the artists getting all the shine are Puerto Rican. And while the star-studded posse cut “La Ocasión” is generally considered to be the track that took trap en español worldwide, in part, the Latin trap tsunami started as a small earthquake in New York City clubs, set off by U.S.-born artists of Dominican descent. Continue reading How New York Dominicans Helped Launch the Latin Trap Explosion
President Obama freely admits that America needs to improve the way it trains workers. In a speech at a General Electric manufacturing plant in Wisconsin earlier this year, he said, “We gotta move away from what my labor secretary, Tom Perez, calls ‘train and pray.’ You train workers first and then you hope they get a job.”
The White House has tapped Joe Biden to review America’s jobs programs, a move welcomed by the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, which represents about 1,500 German companies throughout the South. FULL STORY Continue reading What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers’ Skill Gap
New York is saturated with contemporary art in usual times, but this week it is full to bursting.
The Armory Show opened on Wednesday, on the piers of the Hudson River. A large crowd of collectors, curators, advisers and groupies charged through a notably strong edition of the city’s largest art fair. Many, though, had already had a full helping of contemporary art across town, at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Whitney Biennial, the city’s leading museum show of contemporary art, opened the day before – opening-night crowds for the perplexing, all-over-the-shop exhibition waited for half an hour or more to get inside.
This is the first year since 2004 that New York’s most prominent commercial and non-commercial platforms for contemporary art have fallen in the same week. FULL STORY Continue reading Whitney Biennial and the Armory Show: New York’s Busiest Art Week