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They Might Be (Free) Giants at Kennedy Center

Free concert to launch new arts education website

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    Alfredo Flores
    They Might Be Giants took their name from a George C. Scott film and performed their original material with a drum machine.

    What’s not to like about free music and arts education?

    The Kennedy Center is combining the two on October 2. Eighties band They Might Be Giants, who have regained popularity with young audiences thanks to some educational music, are helping launch the Kennedy Center’s new arts education website.

    The concert marks the overhaul of the center’s national arts education website for K-12, ARTSEDGE. It will be part of the center’s Millennium Stage series.
     
    ARTSEDGE supports putting arts at the forefront of the curriculum. It also promotes using technology in creative ways to improve education. The revamp will also include a series of mobile apps for iPhone and Android smart phones.
     
    In recent years, They Might Be Giants garnered attention for its efforts toward educational projects for children. The band won a Grammy last year for Best Children’s Album.
     
    And if you didn't know, TMBG is also heard by a more grown-up audience as the opening theme for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central.