Monday, June 16, 2008

The cultural hothouse in the Middle

(AP photo)

The seedlings have germinated, sprouted and are bearing fruit.

Last night, In the Heights, a musical which in a different form, was first staged at Wesleyan, won 4 Tony Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda, is just one of several recent Wes grads to find acclaim for their creative efforts this year.

MGMT is the hot band at festivals this summer, and Santogold continues to garner great reviews for her new album and for her shows.

This of course follows on the heels of the ongoing success of Hollywood's Wesleyan mafia.

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