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The Importance of Live Entertainment

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The-Importance-of-Live-EntertainmentIt’s likely that all of us, in our lifetimes, have come away from a number of live performances feeling enthralled after having been captivated by a show that we found engrossing.  Certainly, not every example of live entertainment can be filed as a “classic” in our memories, but in my experience, it’s very rare that I’ve regretted seeing live entertainment.  In fact, those few instances of regret I’ve had for seeing a particular performance are far outnumbered by astonishingly fascinating experiences I’ve encountered as an audience member.

Strangely, however, it seems that the rate at which Americans attend live entertainment events (musical performances, comedy shows, live theatre, etc.) continues to drop.  A survey by The National Endowment for the Arts reports that over a 12-month period, just over one third of Americans attended any arts activity in 2008 (the most recent year for which data was available).  It’s troubling to note that this figure is down from 41% in 1992.

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The Importance of Live Entertainment

Posted by Super User
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on Monday, 23 June 2014
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The-Importance-of-Live-EntertainmentIt’s likely that all of us, in our lifetimes, have come away from a number of live performances feeling enthralled after having been captivated by a show that we found engrossing.  Certainly, not every example of live entertainment can be filed as a “classic” in our memories, but in my experience, it’s very rare that I’ve regretted seeing live entertainment.  In fact, those few instances of regret I’ve had for seeing a particular performance are far outnumbered by astonishingly fascinating experiences I’ve encountered as an audience member.

Strangely, however, it seems that the rate at which Americans attend live entertainment events (musical performances, comedy shows, live theatre, etc.) continues to drop.  A survey by The National Endowment for the Arts reports that over a 12-month period, just over one third of Americans attended any arts activity in 2008 (the most recent year for which data was available).  It’s troubling to note that this figure is down from 41% in 1992.

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