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Posted April 07, 2020in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

Please note that the current Covid-19 pandemic is critically impacting our everyday lives, including our cultural sites and events. Please be safe and wise if you have to venture into public areas. – John Busbee for The Culture Buzz Quotes of the Week “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself

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Posted November 05, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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Quote of the Week “We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for

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Posted August 13, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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Check out the latest Center Stage column by The Culture Buzz’s John Busbee in Cityview. This month’s feature is about the Greater Des Moines Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Arts Awards event on Sun Aug 25 at Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre. Free for all to attend and be the first

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Posted August 06, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“Failure has a thousand explanations. Success doesn’t need one.” – Alec Guinness, Academy Award-winning actor (1914-2000) Are you curious about where I find these quotes? Dr. Mardy Grothe is considered the foremost authority on quotations, and offers a weekly newsletter (free, quick read, always great content) and use his online

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Posted July 30, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.” Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, died of self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29, 1890 Are you

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Posted July 23, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the nore you put into it, the more it will hold.” Glenn Doman Are you curious about where the quotes I find originate? Check out www.drmardy.com and get registered for his

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Posted July 16, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.” Matthew Arnold, in Preface to Literature and Dogma (1873) Are you curious about where the quotes I find originate? If you are like me and

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Posted July 09, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this manner for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.” Arnold Bennett, journal entry (March 18, 1897), in The Journals

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Posted June 25, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“It is the end of art to inoculate men (and women) with the love of nature.” Henry Ward Beecher, in Star Papers, or, Experiences of Art and Nature (1855) – NOTE: parenthetical addition mine Featured Cultural Offering: ARTS in Central Iowa abound. From the Des Moines Arts Festival in the

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Posted June 18, 2019in The Culture Buzz

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“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.” –Matthew Arnold, in Preface to “Literature and Dogma” (1873)  Featured Cultural Offering: Three Dish Night. Tue Jun 25. Enjoy an evening of Artistry – visual

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