By Tommy Andres, CNN
(CNN) – The lighting of the Olympic cauldron is the culmination of years of planning and millions of dollars spent by the host country.
[3:18] “The first person who lit it was just some unnamed employee of the electric utility company. It hadn’t become a pageant, it hadn’t become a big thing so they just had some random guy light it.”
By Libby Lewis, CNN
(CNN) – After World War II, Edinburgh, Scotland created a theater festival for the war-weary – and they invited the biggest names in theater.
But they didn't invite the locals who wanted to put on their shows, too. So the locals put them on anyway, in alleyways, in bars, in churches, anywhere they could.
Fringe is art for these shaky economic times. It's free-wheeling, low-tech, and especially, unjuried. The Fringe philosophy says: if you have a play to put on, Fringe will give you a stage and the basics. Let the market decide whether you're any good! FULL POST