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Tony First

June 11, 2019

Actress Ali Stroker made history at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday. She became the first actor in a wheelchair to win the award. Stroker won Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Oklahoma! The Tony Awards…

Culture

Art World Record

May 16, 2019

A shiny silver bunny sculpture just set a world record. The sculpture, titled Rabbit, sold at Christie’s auction house in New York on Wednesday for $91.1 million. Rabbit is the most expensive work of art by a living artist ever…

Books

8 Questions for Ellen Oh

April 18, 2019

Ellen Oh is a writer. In 2014, she cofounded We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). The group promotes books featuring characters from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee. 1. Why do we…

People

8 Questions for Elisabeth Anisimow

March 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow’s work has been seen around the world. The California-based artist spoke with TFK’s Kio Herrera about her process and her Living Art series, in which she paints live models in historic settings. 1. How did you first…

Culture

On Point

February 14, 2019

Jenelle Henry started ballet classes when she was 3. When she was around 10, her teachers said she could begin to train en pointe. This meant she would learn to dance on the tips of her toes. Jenelle bought…

Video

Music and Theater

Hidden Treasures

January 18, 2019

Phoebe Wolinetz, 9, dreamed up an idea for a mystery. The details were vivid. The setting: a rare-plant shop in New York City. The culprit : a man with yellow eyes. Story Pirates gave Phoebe’s idea to an author. She…

Culture

Music in Motion

December 4, 2018

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing love attending concerts. But because they have total or partial hearing loss, they need help getting the full experience. This is where sign language concert interpreters come in. Signing is a…

Arts

Art In Action

November 30, 2018

It was an ordinary day at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. People were rushing through the busy train station. Then the creatures showed up. They were green, red, and shades of blue. When they moved, they whooshed like…

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Culture

Going, Going, Gone

October 12, 2018

Nothing seemed unusual at an October 5 art auction at Sotheby’s in London, England. Then the unthinkable happened. A work by Banksy—a famous British street artist whose identity is a mystery—had just sold to an anonymous buyer for nearly $1.4…

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Culture

Bridging the Arts Gap

June 14, 2018

Jayden Hairston was frustrated. More than anything in the world, he wanted to learn how to sing. His elementary school in Yonkers—just north of New York City—didn’t offer the music instruction he needed. So he begged his parents to sign…