We found 285 posts for Arts & Music

Chinese Deaf Dancers – Dancing to Their Own Beat!

In China, there is an amazing group of dancers who stun audiences with their beautiful performances. But the most incredible thing about this group is that they perform their dances without being able to hear the music, because they are deaf! This video tells the story of these unique dancers from the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe. Additional…

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Belize Uses Chess to Teach Kids Lessons About Life!

In the country of Belize, chess has become much more than a game. In an effort to help the many disadvantaged children of Belize, the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation runs classes and camps to teach the kids chess. The foundation uses the chess lessons as an educational and motivational tool. For these struggling children in Belize, learning chess gives them an…

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P.S. 22 Chorus – A Musical Masterpiece, Elementary School Style

Public School 22 (P.S. 22) in Graniteville, New York is an elementary school much like many others in America. However, in one big way, this school is extraordinary! P.S. 22 has a chorus that was started in 2000 by music teacher Gregg Breinberg. Mr. B, as his students call him, makes the chorus a wonderfully uplifting experience for…

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Josh Waitzkin – A Master of Chess, Martial Arts, Learning, and Life!

When Josh Waitzkin was a young boy, he went to the park to play. But instead of playing on the swings or the slide, Josh decided he wanted to play something different – the game of chess. He had watched some men playing chess in the park, and his love of the game was born. Josh…

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Stephen Wiltshire – An Autistic Artist with Incredible Vision

Stephen Wiltshire’s first words were “paper” and “pencil”…..not surprising, because he is now a world-renowned artist. But what is surprising is the fact that Stephen did not say these words until he was five years old! That is because Stephen is autistic. Despite his autism, Stephen possesses an incredible gift – the ability to remember visual details…

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This Sweatshirt Goes Green by Changing Colors!

Have you ever heard of a sweatshirt going green? Well, a new type of sweatshirt created by New York University students Nien Lam and Sue Ngo does just that. The sweatshirt contains an image of a heart or lungs, and the image changes color when it senses pollution in the air! Nien and Sue invented this sweatshirt…

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Kerri Strug – A Big Olympic Hero in a Tiny Package

In 1996, Kerri Strug was a tiny teenager with a shy personality. But when it came to gymnastics, Kerri was anything but shy. She was a dedicated athlete and a fierce competitor. And in the 1996 Olympics, Kerri showed a strength and determination that belied her small size. It was the night of the women’s gymnastics team…

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SuperProm Funds for a Super Cause!

What would you do if your class won enough money to throw the ultimate prom? Would you start planning the party? Pick out an awesome dress or tux to wear? Find the perfect date? Well, that is exactly what happened at Cupertino High School in California. In March 2010, they won a contest sponsored by…

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16-Year-Old Sarah Phillips' Tribute For Her Dying Mom Is Now Changing Lives

With her mom in the last hours of a long battle with cervical cancer, 16 Year Old Sarah Phillips kept repeating a line of one of her favorite songs in her head: “You still live on in my father’s eyes”. She went to her room and, spontaneously, decided to sing the song – Autum by pop star Paolo Nutini – into her mobile phone. A few hours later, she was at her mom’s bedside when she mom passed away.

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Jourdan Urbach – At Age 7 He Started Using Musical Talents to Save Lives

Jourdan Urbach is a man with a goal. His goal is to positively change the lives of as many sick kids as possible.  A gifted violinist, at age 7 he began visiting children’s hospitals hoping to make sick kids feel better.  He saw the positive impact his music could have on other children. So he began holding benefit concerts to raise…

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