The Epic Tunes of the Four Layer Players

I’ve always considered myself lucky to be part of a generation that has been able to experience the development of different musical genres such as pop and hip-hop. Not only was it a great way for youth to express themselves, but listeners also got a sample of everything from jazz to funk and rock and …

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A Winter Wonderland in April

At South Shore Fine Arts Academy, playful and exuberant voices carry throughout a small classroom bustling with children. Amidst the sounds a black scarf is tossed into the air, and a girl watches the scarf with keen eyes as it softly floats down in contrast to its chaotic environment. She jumps up to imitate the …

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A City Made by Poets

Poetry can convey a wide array of meanings for different people when the word is mentioned. Its meaning can range from broken stanzas that truncate in a playful rhythm, to a free flowing expression of our innermost thoughts, or maybe even a Japanese form with short yet reflective syllables. But no matter what pops to …

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March 14, 2014 //

Homelessness, Poverty, Prison, and the State of America’s Children

Poverty and lack of resources for children in low income areas is a long standing issue in America, and one that Urban Gateways artists witness firsthand every day in many of our schools. As an education organization, we clearly believe that knowledge is key to progress – so we’re using today’s blog entry to introduce …

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Jacob Watson and the Heroes of Piccolo Elementary

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” – CS Lewis   What makes a hero? Is it being able to fly faster than the speed of light? Or is it being able to hide stealth in the shadows, and …

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