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Marvin Hamlisch

August 15, 2012

Friend of Arts Education

Photo taken from the New York Times

We are aware of the contributions Mr. Hamlisch made to our world of music, the theater, and film. But did you know in more recent years, Mr. Hamlisch became an ambassador for music, traveling the country and performing and giving talks at schools and that he was critical of the cuts in arts education? We certainly have lost an incredible person!

“I don’t think the American government gets it,” he said during an interview at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, Calif. “I don’t think they understand it’s as important as math and science. It rounds you out as a person. I think it gives you a love of certain things. You don’t have to become the next great composer. It’s just nice to have heard certain things or to have seen certain things. It’s part of being a human being.”

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