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Around the Nation

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

Idea Channel asks, “Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood?”

“Although it’s funding is nowhere NEAR the amount Hollywood invests in moviemaking each year, crowdfunding is a way better indicator of what the audience wants to see, the one area Hollywood has failed in time and time again. Will Kickstarter put an end to the Hollywood system?”

Watch Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood? on PBS. See more from Idea Channel.


The PBS Online Film Festival wrapped up its second year: “For three weeks you let us surprise you with 25 films that garnered more than 300,000 views and more than 21,000 votes. Now it’s time to reveal the winners.”

Watch 2013 Film Festival | Winner on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.


From NYC-ARTS, a profile of the Dance Theatre of Harlem:

“Dance Theater of Harlem opened in 1969 with rave reviews, but after 35 years in the limelight, debts forced it to shut down the company for eight years. Now Dance Theater of Harlem is back, bringing the best classical ballet to audiences around the world. NYC-ARTS visited its studios and spoke with the company’s members.”

Watch Profile: Dance Theatre of Harlem | NYC-ARTS Profile on PBS. See more from NYC-ARTS.


From PBS Digital Studios“Inventors” series, a profile of Mark Setteducati, “a magician and artist who uses principles of mathematics and illusions in the toys and puzzles he invents. He’s also a founder of the Gathering For Gardner, a biennial celebration of the life of mathematician and writer Martin Gardner. Here he talks about how math and magic influence him as an inventor.”