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The New York Issue

How a 32-Year-Young Opera Director Is Hoping to Impact the 132-Year-Old Met Opera

Lotte de Beer found herself organizing an opera festival for the Dutch National Opera (DNO) only a year after she graduated from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam.

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Akte01 - After Chrysler Abandons an Engine Plant

Sandra Arndt and Lasha Brown, architects and founders Akte 01, discuss their upcoming entry for the Oslo Triennale and their winning proposal for the UD4U International Urban Design Competition for the abandoned Chrysler Engine Plant in the City of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Hélène Grimaud Celebrates Water and Wolves

Hélène Grimaud, Grammy-nominated pianist, released her latest album this month titled "Water". While Grimaud is looking at a demanding three months performances schedule in seven countries, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) she founded, is celebrating its 19 years.

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Featured Artist: Pablo Villegas, Guitarist, on John Williams

Spanish Pablo Villegas, now a New Yorker, is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists. An impact maker himself, he founded the Music Without Borders Legacy. Hear how he sounds.

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Featured Artist: Megan Alexander, Inside Edition Correspondent on Dr. Brené Brown

Megan Alexander is a correspondent for CBS’s Inside Edition. Through her work she meets many inspiring people from many different walks of life.

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Featured Artist: Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ted Nash on Wynton Marsalis

Ted Nash is a Grammy-nominated musician and speaks to impactmania about his impact maker Wynton Marsalis.

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Featured New Yorker: Shirley Adams

Shirley Adams has been New York’s tireless youth advocate. After serving three New York City Mayors and being reappointed by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to the position of First Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (YCD), Adams continues to serve the community in her role as the executive director of Catharine Street Community Center (CSCC).

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Two-time World Champion Boxer About The Real Fight

Two-time World Champion boxer Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea was Hilary Swank's sparring partner for Clint Eastwood’s movie Million Dollar Baby.

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There's No Magic Without Process

There’s No Magic Without Process BY VICTORIA HERBERT “Oh how lovely, you’re studying interior design, and in New York!” runs the typical response when I tell people outside the creative industries what I’m doing.

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Monica Yunus: Opera Soprano and Co-Founder, Sing for Hope

In this issue, Steven Sharpe from Opera Santa Barbara connected impactmania with opera singer, Monica Yunus, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Muhummed Yunus. Melissa Walker sat down with Yunus, who spoke about how she co-founded Sing for Hope.

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Rhacel Parreñas on Women Labor Migration

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Deutsche Bank Member at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

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BAFTA winner: Never Alone — a Game that Matters

Alan Gershenfeld, who co-created a storytelling game sharing Alaska Native culture, Never Alone, won the BAFTA Games Best Debut of 2015. In our interview with him, he talks about how he offers gaming that is culturally and educationally relevant and impacts the gaming industry.

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George Bolster: SETI Institute Artist-in-Residence

George Bolster (b. 1972, Cork, Ireland; lives in New York City) is an artist-in-residence at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California. This residency differs from a typical one because Bolster collaborates with leading scientists such as the SETI Institute’s Bernard M. Oliver Chair, Jill Tarter and Laurance Doyle who discovered Tatooine (Kepler-16b). They are part of the next-generation of explorers looking for life outside of planet Earth. In our interview, Bolster spoke about his work Archive for an Unmade Narrative (2015-2016).

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Ofri Cnaani on How Artists Can be Agents of Change

Ofri Cnaani is an innovative thinker and doer who impacts our cultural and social lens. Cnaani has developed an inclusive way to inspire and educate museum goers and museum staff alike. In Frequently Asked she provides a glimpse of how she worked to deliver a deeper experience of The Inhotim Institute, Brazil.

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Claudia Iannazzo: One of the 200 Women in Venture Capital

One of 200 women venture capitalists in the United States, Claudia Iannazzo, speaks to impactmania about women in the industry, how today there are fewer women in the field than 15 years ago, and what she is personally doing to encourage and mentor more women to have a seat around the investment table.

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