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By Reuven Blau, New York Daily News, May 11, 2014 :  The Tilden Hall Homeless Shelter gospel group was among 23 troupes chosen from more than 200 local acts who auditioned for slots at the Garden of Dreams Talent Show on June 17. Move over, Rockettes. Six kids blessed with beautiful voices — but living in a Brooklyn homeless shelter — will bring their inspiring singing act to Radio City Music Hall ...

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By Kristen A. Lee, Contributing Critic :  The cast of Billy Elliot isn’t the only group of young artists who should be celebrated this year. For a reminder about the power of theater to do good in the world, bring your kids (or a friend’s) to support the fledgling performers and playwrights behind Imagine. The Imagine Project is a not-for-profit organization that teaches disadvantaged children to express themselves through improvisation and ...

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By Russell Merritt, Professor of Film, U.C. Berkeley :  “An Imaginary Thing” is a wonderfully crafted film, and a window onto The Imagine Project. Reva Goldberg has a great feel for documentary drama. As for Imagine Project, it blows my mind. I’ve never encountered anything remotely like it. It comes from a place so loving it at times felt less like theater than like a ministry. We hear lots about the healing ...

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By Edward Elefterion:  Imagine a place where kids are encouraged to dance silly and sing out loud and act up a storm, not because they’re especially talented, but because such activities release the creative spirit and are valued as essential to developing the child’s sense of self and sense of others. (Not to mention that dancing, singing, and acting can be downright fun.) Imagine a place of play where children experience ...

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By Nancie L. Katz, Daily News Staff Writer, June 2000:  Now 100, Capone’s Old Haunt Showcases Student Skits Its been 80 years since Al Capone got expelled from school in Park Slope, but that didn’t keep him from reappearing recently at Public School 133. In a stuffy auditorium packed with excited students, five sixth-graders danced and sang their interpretation of the mobster alum — a rotten kid who extorted milk money ...