Musician Bob Dylan has been visual artist since the 1960’s but only began exhibiting his artwork and paintings in 2007.

Queen’s Brian May Rocks Out To Physics, Photography

NPR | FRESH AIR

Before Queen made it big, Brian May was studying astrophysics at Imperial College in London. He gave it up to hit the road with Queen, but his background in physics helped the band in the recording studio: In “We Will Rock You,” for example, he designed the sound of the famous “stomp stomp clap” section — in order to make it sound like thousands of people were stomping and clapping — based on his knowledge of sound waves and distances.

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‘Imagine’ That: Fostering Creativity In The Workplace

NPR | FRESH AIR

Beethoven would try as many as 70 different versions of a musical phrase before settling on the right one. But other great ideas seem to come out of the blue.

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SCHOOL ARTS = HIGHER SCORES

UNION TRIBUNE, SAN DIEGO | By PAT FLYNN

North County third-graders who had the arts integrated into their regular curriculum showed remarkable improvement on standardized test scores, researchers announced Thursday.  The Developing Reading Education with Arts Methods, or DREAM, program is in its third year of operation in 10 school districts.

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The New Republic: The U.S. Could Learn From Finland

NPR | BY SAMUEL E. ABRAMS

Not only do Finnish educational authorities provide students with far more recess than their U.S. counterparts — 75 minutes a day in Finnish elementary schools versus an average of 27 minutes in the U.S. — but they also mandate lots of arts and crafts, more learning by doing, rigorous standards for teacher certification, higher teacher pay, and attractive working conditions.

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Richard Feynman | The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (Video)

BBC | HORIZON

One of the most brilliant theoretical physicists talks about his life, motivation for learning, and his interests towards science and physics in general during an interview in 1981.

(Hosted on YouTube – 1 of 5  00:09:59)

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