IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Love a Parade!

This year, Macy’s hosts its 91st Thanksgiving Day parade. With all the costumes, singing, dancing, choreography, floating sets and music, a parade represents an oft-overlooked cousin in the performing arts family. Human beings and parading have a long love affair, from early uses in rites of passage to military victories to funeral processions to the... Continue Reading →

The Marchingest, Playingest Band in the Land

Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 and the invention of the black marching band style In 1989, when the French government needed an act to represent American music for their 200th anniversary Bastille Day celebration marking French independence, did they choose Madonna? No. Michael Jackson? No. New Kids on the Block? Quintuple nope. They chose Florida... Continue Reading →

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