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Creativity and Failure – You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Just like cookies and milk, creativity and failure are inseparable. And, like it or not, and most of us fall into the ‘not” category, the lessons derived from our failures are often responsible for our best creative works and innovations. … Continue reading

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Seun Kuti returns to Los Angeles – a creative voice for change

Last summer I reviewed Seun Kuti’s triumphant performance in Los Angles… After seeing him again last Friday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and because of the wonderful response to the previous article, I thought I’d run it again. Enjoy! Seun … Continue reading

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A Hard Life: Creativity and a Gang Member’s Reality

It was a morning like most others for twelve-year-old Jay (not his real name). He left home with no intention of going to class and by 10:00 a.m., he and his fourteen-year-old friend had begun the daily ritual of drug … Continue reading

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Who Is She and What Is She To You?

Yes, I have twisted the title of the classic Bill Withers song to suit my needs, but it’s for a worthy cause. The SHE I refer to is CREATIVITY and like a wonderful lover, spouse, friend or significant other, a … Continue reading

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Pan African Film Festival: an Instrument of Change – an Instrument of Joy

I have just spent the past two weeks at the Pan African Film Festival where I had the pleasure of moderating an amazing panel on The Art of the Pitch… but I’m not here to talk about that. I am … Continue reading

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