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Musical Revolution

July 3, 2020

A new live musical is coming to Disney+. It’s Hamilton, the Broadway show that premiered in 2015. The show is about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary of the United States. It begins with Hamilton’s arrival in New York from…

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Making Music

June 26, 2020

Daniel Tashian is a songwriter. He’s written songs for famous musicians such as Kacey Musgraves and Brett Eldredge. This month, he released Mr. Moonlight. It’s a new album he wrote with his three daughters: Tigerlily, Tinkerbell, and Matilda. The album…

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From Our House to Yours

May 1, 2020

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City, is a world-renowned cultural institution. It’s a showcase for the best in theater, concerts, and dance. Lincoln Center is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But now, kids can…

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Coding Heroes

February 28, 2020

Kids’ creations come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. The game was designed by students in Chicago Public Schools. To make it, they had to learn how to code. They also drew their own superheroes. Then they…

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Fan Favorites

January 24, 2020

Jailynne Garcia, 10, loves the South Korean pop group BTS. Her mom, Michelle Santos, introduced her to BTS in 2017. “I like how funny they are, that they’re good dancers and singers. Also, that they help people,” the New York…

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Lightning Strikes

November 8, 2019

The Lightning Thief is a best-selling children’s book by Rick Riordan. It has been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2010, it was made into a movie. Now the story of Percy Jackson’s quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt—and…

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Celebrating Music

June 18, 2019

Turn up the tunes! The 2019 ARDYs—A Radio Disney Music Celebration—aired live from the CBS Studio Center, in Los Angeles, California, on June 16. Sofia Carson hosted the awards ceremony. Carson is an actress in Disney’s Descendants movies and Freeform's…

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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…

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Hidden Treasures

January 25, 2019

Phoebe Wolinetz, 9, dreamed up a mystery about a mother-daughter detective duo. The details were vivid. The setting: a rare-plant shop in New York City. The culprit : a man with yellow eyes from a scary, faraway island. Story Pirates…

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The Music Maker

September 25, 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pronounced nay-ZAY say- GHEN) conducted some of the world’s most prominent orchestras before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2012, at the age of 37. He has become famous for his youthful energy, and for his passion for getting…