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Stephen Breyer on why You should Study the Humanities

Here’s an excellent explanation as to the value of the humanities from a NYRoB interview of Justice Stephen Breyer:

It’s true, I’ve always thought that it was not particularly useful to study law as an undergrad. We are only allowed to live one life: it’s the human condition, there’s no escaping it. In my view, only by studying the humanities can we hope to escape this fundamental limitation and understand how other people live. Because literature, history, or philosophy all provide extraordinary windows on the world. Foreign languages, too, are fundamental.

CapitalBop, Inc. Granted 501(c)(3) Status

CapitalBop, Inc., an organization dedicated to informing people about, fostering, and pushing forward the Washington DC-area jazz scene, is now a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization! That’s great news for the group and the entire DC-area music community.

As a reminder, CapitalBop is organizing a number of shows for the DC Jazz Festival. Upcoming shows include:

  • June 7 – FREE! D.C. Jazz Loft Series Launch / Double Gallery Opening, feat. DJ Underdog, Union Arts, 9 p.m.
  • June 8 – Peter Brötzmann & Joe McPhee (with Anthony Pirog Quartet), Union Arts, 8:30 p.m.
  • June 9 – Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host (with Brian Settles & Central Union), The Fridge, 8:30 p.m.
  • June 15 – Blowout Show: Karriem Riggins Quartet & ERIMAJ (with Heidi Martin & Siné Qua Non), D.C. Jazz Loft Pop-Up Hall, 6 p.m.

The best way to get real information about all these shows is by visiting the CapitalBop Eventbrite page.

If you’re looking to get a little bonus when buying tickets in advance (or to just help out the organization), check out the CapitalBop Kickstarter page.