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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TEDxCCSU 2019 Defending The Arts, Music, Imagination and Play in our Public Schools

It's Happening, it's coming, it's a night for spreading good ideas, and hearing and seeing amazing people tell their stories in 15 minute slots...
Only a hundred can come, but over 30,000 have viewed our TEDxCCSU Talkers online.
Get ready for TEDxCCSU 2019 Defending The Arts, Music, Play, and Imagination in our public schools.

Registration will go up on Saturday...But Some Teasers
2019 TEDxCCSU Talkers 
An amazing Bronx Principle Luis E Torres whose school PS 55 is renowned for Champion Steppers, for putting on unbelievable Broadway Musical like productions. A community school, not a Charter School, not a Magnet School, a regular public school where art, music, imagination, and play strive. Where Academic Excellence is connected to the arts. A school where children come first, and the arts strive. Why? Because the arts save Principal Torres's life.
Marcel Bonnici is an accomplished YouTuber, Guinness World Record Holder and CCSU student from Rhode Island. He joined YouTube as AstonishingStudios to showcase his LEGO vending machines. Boasting 600,000 subscribers, Marcel works with brands like Taco Bell and General Mills, and was recently accepted into Northwestern's Master in Robotics program. Marcel, the kid who at 11 wanted to be great at something, but didn't know what...until he looked down at his handful of Legos. You are not going to want to miss this one people.
Barry Lane that amazing troubadour of joy, hope, and song is coming back. He tells me a school without music is a prison not a school. Barry wants us to know music heals, music inspires, music matters. Most of all Barry Lane wants us to know music belongs in our public schools. 
We have two other great talkers, but hey I don't want to give it all away. Come Saturday I'll share all.
Also, we have two new exciting TEDxCCSU Team members coming on board. But, you'll have to wait until Saturday to find out about them. Both were former TEDxCCSU talkers themselves.
President John Adams said: "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
We say it is time that painting, poetry, music, the arts, play and imagination become the core of every child's education in America. It's the music, the art, the play that give a child's imagination flight. This TEDxCCSU is dedicated to those who understand the Arts matters.
If you're HIP, you'll be in the house!
Have we got a show for you...Get Ready for TEDxCCSU 2019, 
Jesse The Walking Man Turner
An image and the word from one of our First CCSU TEDxCCSU talkers Dr. Mark Naison

Finally if you are interested in the song that inspired my morning walk today it's Nat King Cole's Mona Lisa

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