Amy Yakima is one of the most popular and accomplished dancers in the United States. She started her training at age 3 at Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, MI. At age 11, she scored the coveted role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettesin Detroit, Michigan and New York City. After graduating high school in Northville, Michigan, Amy attended Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship for 1 year in New York City, then toured …
By Campbell Robertson New York Times April 23, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — No one goes to a bar here, particularly one that advertises its hours as “2 p.m. till,” and expects precision about the time of day. But it was right on the stroke of midnight that Frankie Mazzanti, 56, one of the owners of the low-ceilinged neighborhood joint called 45 Tchoup, went along the bar picking up ashtrays and tossing them in a plastic bag.
“All right guys, …
New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Keeps the Music Alive
The crash of the cymbals. The blare of the trumpet. The beat of the drum. Music in New Orleans has elevated the culture into a signature style deeply rooted in history. But performing live can take its toll, and caring for the musicians has become a mission for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC). Since 1998, the NOMC has provided high-quality healthcare and wellness for over 2,500 players regardless of ability to pay. …
The City of New Orleans | March 18, 2015
What is New Orleans proposing?
The city of New Orleans is focused on increasing use of healthcare services by overcoming points of resistance through more effective public engagement.
New Orleans seeks to increase the number of people using healthcare services under a Medicaid waiver program. Engaging residents would help New Orleans better understand why people don’t use the program today and how the city could address those issues. …
Athletes In The Arts
Need: The problem to solve is how to improve the general well being of musicians and artists, especially young people. This has multiple components: nutrition, exercise, hearing health, injury, rehabilitation, injury prevention, mental health, music therapy, even health insurance.
Idea: The novel aspect of this initiative is the interest of the sports medical profession in the issues of the physicality of the arts. The idea is to connect the community of musicians, artists, parents, educators and …
Integrating the science of sport and the performing arts for the mutual benefit of both
Learn more about our vision.
Create opportunities for performing artists and sport athletes improve their health
Provide access to resources that help them stay healthy
Unite organizational efforts to create a sustainable movement for better health.