arts Tag



National Endowment for the Arts
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Whose Career Would be Nothing without the Arts… Since this website celebrates creative professionals, I would be remiss to not comment on the threat to the National Endowment of the Arts. Although its budget is relatively minuscule — a mere $148 million in 2016 compared to the $437 million budget for military marching bands (yes, really) and the overall $3.54 trillion federal budget— we can’t underestimate the positive impact of the arts. Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy atRead More
Paradise Park, City Garage
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Board Member of City Garage Theatre; photo shows a scene from City Garage Theatre’s “Paradise Park”… I have this bizarre communication disorder. Every time I ask someone, “Would you like to see a play?” they hear, “How’d you like a root canal?” or “Let’s watch sausage being made!” That wouldn’t matter if I cared as little about theatre as I do about pro-wrestling or reality shows set in New Jersey. But I sit on the Board of City Garage Theatre, aRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango & Hardcore Caffeinated Beverage Addict So Pepsi is skipping the Super Bowl, ending a 23-year run of entertaining ads. Contrary to what the social media cultists would like to believe, Pepsi is not doing so because it prefers social media. (As much as I use social media — including this here blog — I find its cheerleaders to be about as endearing as televangelists on crack.) Indeed, Pepsi will be heavily plugging another of its products, Doritos, so it’s hardly abandoning theRead More