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9 November 2020
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nas Most uses artistic and cultural initiatives to combat loneliness among seniors. Over seven years, informal weekly meet-ups turned into formal painting and handicraft courses and membership grew from 30 to over 100...
27 October 2020
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
In Canada "hands-on, in-person music classes" have been approved as acceptable to hold during the coronavirus pandemic, but the safety precautions have made it difficult to achieve an ideal outcome. Rather than contin...
7 October 2020
Lake Orion, Michigan, United States
The music industry has been uniquely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as described by the co-owner of a boutique music venue in Lake Orion who says, "We were the first to close and will be the last to re-open." T...
9 September 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups now use online art and musi...
7 July 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Step Up to the Plate is a collaborative effort of local organizations that began as a way to help those experiencing food insecurity due to Covid-19. Three outdoor sites have expanded to provide free meals, mental hea...
10 June 2020
In the aftermath of George Floyd's death, the 'big three' major record labels - Sony, Warner, and Universal have taken meaningless actions to address the racial inequity in the music industry. Donations, diversity pan...
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31 May 2020
Staten Island, New York, United States
Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society are living in due to...
17 April 2020
United We Stream (UWS) is a Berlin-based collaboration of nightlife businesses aiming to keep their businesses and club culture alive – and keep people entertained – during mandated closures because of COVID-19. With ...
20 January 2020
Music can bridge cultural divides. The Mitrovica Rock School in Mitroviva, Kosovo, encourages young musicians of Albanian and Serbian backgrounds to create music together. The culturally “mixed” bands play across Koso...
14 January 2020
New York, New York, United States
Instrument rentals help to address a gap in privilege. The Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library in New York City is one of several programs in the US and Canada that loan out musical instruments for free. The pro...
18 December 2018
Taiwan, despite housing 23 million people on a densely populated island, claims one of the highest recycling and reuse rates in the world. The government has created incentives for private companies, which throw some ...
17 December 2018
Alabama, United States
The Bunk Police sell kits that test the content of drugs—such as LSD and MDA—providing an effective way for people to ensure they are not taking potentially harmful synthetics. While studies show that these kits provi...
27 November 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Operating as a low-power FM radio station, Detroit’s 96.7 WNUC provides an independent platform for community voices and interests. Programming ranges from shows focusing on Detroit’s musical legacy to discussions of ...
23 November 2018
Kingston, New York, United States
For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...
6 November 2018
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Kids will be the ones carrying out the effects of current city planning efforts. To get kids involved in city planning at a young age, Michael Ford started a series of “Hip Hop Architecture Camps.” By teaching about b...
19 October 2018
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Layette is replatforming itself to embrace local culture over a dangerous oil dependency. CREATE, a voter-approved initiative in the city, funds cultural events and festivals to create new economic drivers and to prom...
28 September 2018
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
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An elementary school in Bradford, England has seen a direct correlation between embracing music as part of their curriculum and students' performance in English and Math. The school is in a low-income area with most o...
19 September 2018
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In Latvia, a nonviolent revolution against Soviet oppression was started by an incredible moment of music. The grassroots movement then spread, using performance art, demonstrations, and even a human chain to challeng...
21 June 2018
SupaJam, a music school in England, targets kids aged 16-18 who are not in school or employed for a range of reasons. By the time students graduate, 97 percent leave with a nationally recognized business diploma. “The...
11 May 2018
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
A surprising anchor business in Birmingham helped bring growth to the city: Avondale Brewing Co. Since the brewery opened seven years ago, restaurants and bands have flocked to the city, and the population as well as ...
12 March 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A growing group of teachers is using hip-hop to improve students' understanding of U.S. history concepts and knowledge of SAT-level vocabulary. Austin Martin, who developed Rhymes for Reason, hopes that his program an...
20 September 2017
In India, literacy advocates have found a captive audience for their programs; by adding subtitles to Bollywood songs and movies, tv shows are reaching millions of citizens who wouldn't otherwise learn how to read.
3 August 2016
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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As popular music has become digital and immaterial in the twenty-first century, record stores are hard to find and those in business struggle to be commercially viable. Used Kids record store in Columbus, OH has been...
12 January 2016
Mohammed al-Saedi painted the corridors of his neighborhood with beautiful bright colors to create a sense of hope amidst the chaos that surrounds the life of Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip. He is not alone. ...
5 May 2015
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
In Ohio, the Liberty Center of Nursing of Mansfield is using personal iPods and music to help senior residents dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Evidence has shown that music can help patients recall memo...
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