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Is it wrong to try to shape my child's taste in music?

Is it wrong to try to shape my child's taste in music?

On the bus ride to an event called ‘The Music of Prince,’ my friends and I reminisced about The Purple One’s life. We speculated what the cover band would play live, all while our children played in the back seat, more concerned with Pokémon than Prince.

The Music of Prince is just one of many family-friendly concerts presented by The Rock & Roll Playhouse. They also have shows that highlight different bands and genres like Hip-Hop for Kids, Reggae for Kids, and even The Grateful Dead for Kids. According to the company's website, their shows incorporate live music, movement, and games.

The Radical Beauty Project Aims To Put People With Down Syndrome At Fashion's Forefront

The Radical Beauty Project Aims To Put People With Down Syndrome At Fashion's Forefront

Nearly 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome every year in the U.S. alone, according to the U.S. government health figures, yet people will the condition are rarely represented in the mainstream fashion industry. But thankfully, The Radical Beauty Project is trying to change that by creating a platform for people with Down syndrome to be regularly featured in independent fashion shoots and, according to Radical Beauty's site, "provide an alternative vision for beauty" by publishing a photo series that stars people with Down syndrome. Initially launched in 2016, the photo series was an offshoot of the Culture Device Dance Project, a U.K.-based contemporary dance company for professional dancers with Down syndrome.

The Drag Troupe For Kings and Queens With Learning Disabilities

The Drag Troupe For Kings and Queens With Learning Disabilities

Drag as an art form is a global phenomenon and worldwide industry. Queens are now celebrities, with shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race beamed into households across the world. But people with learning disabilities have remained largely shut out of the world of drag. Drag Syndrome—a new drag show featuring drag queens and kings, all of whom have Down’s syndrome—looks to change that.