Maybe the Republican National Convention should come to town every week, because there hasn't been this much arts activity in New York in a long time. WNYC cultural reporter Alicia Zuckerman gives us the scoop on the more than 125 arts offerings presented under the umbrella of The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues and Ideas, as well as the Thalia Follies and numerous other events taking place around town. Also on the show: Music can be used to foster confidence, cooperation, and other good things for children. But can it also be fun? Adam Jacobs, executive director of Kids Creative, a new nonprofit organization that presents after-school programs and workshops in the New York area, stops by to discuss his unique approach to arts education.
» New York magazine’s convention guide
» Imagine Festival Web site