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Fox Partners With Kennedy Center to Celebrate and Support Arts Education in Schools

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To mark the upcoming new seasons of hit music dramas Empire and Star, FOX Broadcasting Company and parent company 21st Century Fox have launched #EmpireStarGivesBack, a social media campaign benefiting the Turnaround Arts program at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

LeaderStories: Ty Jones, Changing the Face of Theater in Harlem

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Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theater of Harlem, is building bridges between young actors of color and local audiences. In this #AmexLeads LeaderStories short, Ty shares his transformative vision -- and what gets him going and helps him stay motivated. Find more at http://LeaderStories.org.

Fox Searchlight's 'Belle' Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

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At the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 6, Fox Searchlight's Belle was named the year's Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, and Misan Sagay was recognized for writing the screenplay. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture, writing, and directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. Belle received five total nominations, including for Outstanding Motion Picture.

Drama in Aisle 35

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Department Supervisor Dave Owens in our The Dalles store mixes work and his personal passion, theater.

“Look to the east…thither doth the Hampton Bay ceiling fans reside.”

Can’t get enough of him in our lighting aisle? Fear not fellow Shakespeare lovers, he’s directing “The Comedy of Errors,” for the Dalles Theater Co. in Oregon this November.

Photo credit: The Dalles Chronicle

Soap Opera Promotes Development in Ghana

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Change is in the airwaves for communities of coastal Ghana. Biribireba, a new radio soap opera promoting sustainable development, premiered to 2.5 million people today in six districts of the Western Region of Ghana.

Radio Drama Building Resistance to Climate Change in Caribbean

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The Caribbean is abuzz about Callaloo. Not the traditional stew for which the region is known, but a steamy new soap opera that began airing in ten countries earlier this month.

Putting Heart into Women's Issues in Mexico

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The week of March 14th, Media Impact staff led a five-day workshop for a new telenovela in Chiapas, Mexico.  Media Impact Programs Director, Brenda Campos, tells us about her experience.

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The week of March 14th, Media Impact staff led a five-day workshop for a new telenovela in Chiapas, Mexico.  Media Impact Programs Director, Brenda Campos, tells us about her experience.

The Heart of a Woman: Photos from the Field

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Corazon de Mujer/The Heart of a Woman narrates the story of three generations of women as they seek to change the reality of their circumstances.  The storyline touches on the fibers of the audiences’ daily life and brings listeners close to the daily struggles of Chiapas women. 

How a Communication Project Changed My Life

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Juan de Dios Pellecer Aldana, 32, is from Villa Nueva, Guatemala.  For the past two years, Juan has participated in the production of "The Intruder" radio soap opera and the weekly "Youth on the Air" radio program in Guatemala.  The program is coordinated by Asociacion Comunicares in partnership with PCI-Media Impact.  In this blog entry, Juan de Dios, who was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalic, tells the story of how participating in this program changed his life.

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Juan de Dios Pellecer Aldana, 32, is from Villa Nueva, Guatemala.  For the past two years, Juan has participated in the production of "The Intruder" radio soap opera and the weekly "Youth on the Air" radio program in Guatemala.  The program is coordinated by Asociacion Comunicares in partnership with PCI-Media Impact.  In this blog entry, Juan de Dios, who was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalic, tells the story of how participating in this program changed his life.

Soap Operas for Social Change: The Intruder in Photos

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 13, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Asociacion Comunicares have spent the last three years collaborating to improve the lives of Guatemalan youth.  With training and mentoring from Media Impact, the Asociacion Comunicares team and partners have produced more than 35 episodes of a radio drama titled "El Intruso/The Intruder" to address the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Central American nation. 

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