The Arts Matter

Today is Arts Advocacy Day and this is, perhaps, the most important one we've ever had. Last week, the Trump Administration released its budget proposal for the upcoming year.  The proposal calls to defund of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The arts are constantly under attack in our society, predominately from governments at all levels that cut funding. I mean, we see it everyday. There are schools that have to shutter arts programs because there is not enough in the budget to keep them running.

My Friday Five: On March Madness, Kevin Keatts & Elton John

1. Heels Begin Quest

UNC began its quest for a seventh National Championship today. Yes, seventh. For those who think Carolina has six, the Heels won a championship back in 1924 when the Helms Foundation oversaw the sport. There is a banner hanging in the rafters to commemorate it, thus I include it. If you want to be technical, the Heels are in a quest for its sixth NCAA Title. There. Anywho, UNC is the No. 1 seed in the South - despite several Duke sympathizers believing the Blue Devils should have gotten a one-seed - and played 16-seed Texas Southern in Greenville, S.C, defeating the SWAC Champions 103-64. Up next will be Arkansas on Sunday.