Comments on: Cherry-Picking the Words of “Ragtime” in Cherry Hill http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/ in partnership with the New School Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:59:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: Daniel A. Cirucci http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-102 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:13:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-102 I saw the original production of Ragtime with Brian Stokes Mitchell on Broadway. My children attended the performance with me. It was astounding! The show MUST be performed in full as originally written. Sanitizing this show will do a very great disservice to the education system, the students, the teachers, the community and to artistic integrity itself. The Cherry Hill School Board is making a VERY big mistake. Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/cherry-hill-board-of-education-prevent-the-censorship-of-ragtime-and-other-artistic-works-at-cherry-hill-east?recruiter=16475195&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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By: Gesele Moton http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-101 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:12:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-101 I totally get why some might find it uncomfortable considering the climate in our country right now, but this is Art. Altering literature, movies, stage plays, songs, etc to sanitize them, especially when they are historically accurate, is doing a disservice to us all.

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By: Laughfrodisiac http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-100 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-100 The owners should pull the rights.

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By: Goosemama http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-99 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:36:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-99 THANK YOU Arts Initiative and Brian Stokes Mitchell! Art should NEVER be censored but especially a great American work such as Ragtime which is so carefully and beautifully written, with the potential to be more powerful and impactful than ever today. Please read and sign the students’ petition https://www.change.org/p/cherry-hill-board-of-education-prevent-the-censorship-of-ragtime-and-other-artistic-works-at-cherry-hill-east?recruiter=16475195&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink Thank you so much for your support!

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By: Ilene Naddeo http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-98 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:05:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-98 Thank you so much for the wonderful article! If anyone is so inclined after reading it, there’s a petition that has been started.
https://www.change.org/p/cherry-hill-board-of-education-prevent-the-censorship-of-ragtime-and-other-artistic-works-at-cherry-hill-east
Thanks so much for your support!

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By: Goosemama http://www.artsintegrity.org/cherry-picking-the-words-of-ragtime-in-cherry-hill/#comment-97 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +0000 http://www.artsintegrity.org/?p=665#comment-97 THANK YOU SO MUCH Brian Stokes Mitchell and Arts Integrity Initiative! Your support means the world to us, especially to the all of students (both cast and crew) involved. The School Board will meet tonight here in Cherry Hill, NJ at 7pm regarding this matter. If there is any chance you would be available to make a statement via conference call, we would love for you to weigh in with your unique and thoughtful perspective. I am a Theatre Booster Board member and also the proud mother of the student actor that wrote the petition. My email is saa@comcast.net and I will also try to reach you via Arts Integrity. Thank you again.

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