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Escape Velocity Party

Escape Velocity is the amount of energy it takes for a rocket to blast out of Earth's atmosphere. So on the first night of our conference, we held our Escape Velocity Party, in celebration of rocketing Ideas into Action.  Here's Kat Haber,…
Akino & Yoshino Watanabe and Sumie Kaneko
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Japanese Harp | Akino + Yoshino Watanabe and Sumie Kaneko

Akino Watanabe, an eighth grader who is passionate about bridging Eastern and Western culture through her music, joined her younger sister, first grader Yoshino, on stage at TEDxBeaconStreet to perform traditional music on the koto, a Japanese…
Akiba Abaka
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When Good Stories Happen to Shy People | Akiba Abaka

Akiba Abaka spent most of her Jamaican childhood listening and looking up, sitting at the feet of the elders in her community, listening to them tell stories. But inside of this shy, quiet girl was a heart that locked away every story she…
J Flo and Man Wei Che at TEDxBeaconStreet.
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Improvise your way through life | Grace Kelly

Jazz is not only a musical genre, “it's a way of living”, so says Grace Kelly, at 20 years old, and already an accomplished sax musician/singer/composer and conductor. Grace graduated from Berklee College of Music at the age 19, having…
J Flo and Man Wei Che at TEDxBeaconStreet.
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The history of hip hop at TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet | Snap Boogie

Art comes in many different forms. For Snap Boogie, art is the intersection of smooth rhythms, culture and gravity-defying dance moves. Inspired by hip hop as a kid, Snap Boogie honed his craft and is now a member of The Floorlords, Boston’s…
Hayley Reardon
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Find Your Voice | Hayley Reardon

At a young age, Hayley Reardon began to recognize that bullying had the power to dim the light of so many teenagers, and she searched for a way to help her peers reclaim that power. “I know what it’s like to want something…
Comedian Kevin Flynn performs live at TEDxBeaconStreet 2012
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Righteous, Raucous and Rip-roaring Comedian | Kevin Flynn

No one ever accused TEDxBeaconStreet of taking itself too seriously and Kevin Flynn makes sure they never will! Join Kevin for a little improvisational standup comedy riffing on the speakers and things that have preceded him on stage at…
J Flo and Man Wei Che at TEDxBeaconStreet.

Adventures Journal: Under the Sea Exploring Deep Sea Environments

On December 15 TEDxBeaconStreet hosted a Deep Sea Adventure led by Peter R. Girguis, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University. Loads of people attended the event that was held at Harvard's Biology Labs. …
J Flo and Man Wei Che at TEDxBeaconStreet.
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Beatbox champion meets Juilliard bassist | Jonatan Lopez + Man Wai Che

As a young kid growing up on Long Island, Jonatan Lopez loved making music with software on his computer. Then a high school talent show piqued his curiosity for beatboxing. He did research on a then-new site called YouTube and from there began…
J Flo and Man Wei Che at TEDxBeaconStreet.

Performance preview: Acclaimed jazz musician Grace Kelly

20-year-old jazz singer, saxophonist Grace Kelly to perform at TEDxBeaconStreet Best National Jazz Act 2012, Jazz Artist of the Year, Alto Saxophone Rising Star and more...awards and acclaim have greeted Grace Kelly from the start. A natural…