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10.01.15: Art Before Breakfast, Sound in Focus, & Playing Scared

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Stretching your artistic muscles has been shown to reduce stress and increase positive thinking, but for many people, being more creative sounds like an arduous task. We’ll talk to an artist who makes a bold case for dropping the excuses, and picking up the sketchpad. Then: aphonia, flop sweat, mic fright. Call it what you will, stage fright can be crippling for some performers. On today’s show: a pianist delves into the history of performance anxiety, and her own struggle to overcome it.

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Art Before Breakfast

Danny Gregory is co-founder of SketchBookSkool.com, which offers online art classes, and the author of several books, most recently Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways To Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are.”  

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Art Before Breakfast
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Sound in Focus

Part Mythbusters, part Blue Man Group, and part Bill Nye the Science Guy – that’s one way to describe Mike Alberici’s program Sound in Focuswhich teaches kids to listen. Word of Mouth Intern Fiona Shea has the story. 

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Sound in Focus

Read more about this story and see photos at this link.

Playing Scared

Sara Solovitch joins us to talk about her new book, Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright.

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Playing Scared

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