Today a rich variety of worthwhile educational, edifying, and enlightening entertainment is available over a range of platforms that include movies, television, DVDs, and most importantly streaming. For example, on October 24, KPBS, reports on the latest in its worthwhile programming that is available via streaming. KPBS is a local PBS affiliate, which like other local PBS affiliates around the country provides a wonderful array of educational entertainment for all ages. KPBS offers the PBS series such as Nature, Masterpiece, and PBS Kids, as well as offering programs of local interest. Also, on October 24, national PBS.org highlights what is up for today in its vast array of excellent programming for the country and world via streaming. On October 24, BBC.com provides, in its Earth section, streaming of many nature and animals stories from around the planet.
Some of the best family programming and performances are now streamed live and filmed from many sources, For example, The Kennedy Center on October 24 streams a live Mexican folkloric performance with the Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble. This is part of the ongoing free streaming of some of the best American and international artists from the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. These performances are provided live via free streaming over the WWW and as filmed, archived videos.
Kids Euro Festival.org announces October 24 its programs for its two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 125 free activities to the D.C. metro area children and their families. Fortunately, each day The Kennedy Center streams highlighted performances from the festival for the nation’s and world’s viewing. The Kids Euro Festival’s performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more are provided by the 28 embassies of the European Union (EU) and more than 20 local and national cultural institutions.
The Kennedy Center has scheduled fabulous live streaming with later filmed versions for families and educators of young people for next week from the Kids Euro Festival. For October 25, the Kennedy Center provides “Target Family Night: Pazzi Lazzi.” Aria di Commedia will time-travel back to the year 1593, during the Renaissance. For this performance a zany troupe of commedia dell’arte actors and musicians present a program via live streaming for age 4+. It is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy as Part of Kids Euro Festival 2015.
For October 26, The Kennedy Center presents Atofri Theatre. In the award-winning “Mr. Satie – Made in Paper” program, magical images are created in a paper set-design that have been inspired by famous French composer Erik Satie’s melodies. This program for age 1+ is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Poland, also as Part of Kids Euro Festival 2015.
October 27, The Kennedy Center presents “Elá and Hop.” The zany puppet show takes audiences to a castle, concert hall, and a carnival, where at each strop something mysterious will happen that only the cleverest kids can solve. This program demonstrates that even the smallest people can do great things, if they are bold enough to try. This program is for age 6+ and is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic as Part of Kids Euro Festival 2015.
On October 28, The Kennedy Center streams “Theatre Viola.” This program takes viewers to the magical world of Czech fairytales, nursery rhymes, poems, folk songs, and games. The audience will learn to sing like a bird. This presentation is for age 5+ and provided in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic as Part of Kids Euro Festival 2015.
Today, as viewers can enjoy God’s creation in nature, underwater, in diverse landscapes, and in the heavens in real time via streaming or film, as well as enjoy the rainbow of performances from around the world in real time or on film, there is also a general declining interest across platforms in programming that is devaluing, desensitizing, and destructive to viewers.
Hotel chains are now eliminating “adult” pornographic video-on-demand in hotel rooms. Nudity is vanishing from the Playboy brand. There is declining interest in television programs and movies that are degrading. As modern technologies continue to provide access to increasingly better family artistic programming with worthwhile content, market research across platforms consistently shows that family and redemptive entertainment are increasingly popular and successful across the nation and world.
Shock programming is losing interest for many, as interest increases for more and more in enjoying the wonders of nature and the performances of artists who are using their God-given talents to enrich audiences with artistic projects that convey God-given beauty, wonder, and enlightenment via modern technologies.
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