WPBT2 Brings South Florida Talent to Nation's Living Rooms

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WPBT2, in association with the New World School of the Arts, brings young, South Florida theatre talent to art supporters across the nation through its online video sharing platform, uVu (uvuvideo.org).

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WPBT2, in association with the New World School of the Arts, brings young, South Florida theatre talent to art supporters across the nation through its online video sharing platform, uVu (uvuvideo.org).

Featuring performances of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, behind the scenes interviews from the cast of Spring Awakening and the One Festival, a collection of one-person acts, written, produced and directed by the students, the videos highlight the broad range of talent and creativity the students from the New World School of the Arts possess.

“Partnering with uVu has allowed New World School of the Arts to come into the homes of arts and education supporters all across the globe to demonstrate that Miami is home to one of the most recognized and respected arts conservatories in the nation. Our college and high school students are not only meeting or exceeding all academic standards, they are also becoming accomplished artists in our community and beyond,” said Maria Flores, director of marketing and communications for the New World School of the Arts.

Arts, culture and education are the main pillars behind uVu. Working with the major performing arts centers and schools in the region, uVu has become an important component in the educational outreach of these institutions. uVu continues its involvement in the arts community to extend the reach of these educational components.

“Arts and culture are the epicenter of a community, and uVu recognizes the impact that artists have on its growth and development. By being at the forefront and documenting the day-to-day achievements of our students, uVu once again demonstrates its commitment to our city and to our youth,” said Flores.

uVu encourages all local arts organizations, community groups and schools to participate in adding content. The open platform allows for user generated content, but interested organizations can also talk directly with the uVu team.

uVu is a service of WPBT2 and extends the commitment of Public Broadcasting into the community with Interactive Media.

About uVu
Launched in 2007, uVu is a community based video website and companion digital broadcast powered by WPBT2, Public Broadcasting in South Florida. The purpose of uVu is to bring educational and cultural information to the local community through partnerships with community organizations and to give citizens an open forum to create their own points of “Vu.”

About New World School of the Arts
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) is a world-class center of excellence in the visual and the performing arts providing a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater, and Art and Design, NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as the AA and the four-year BFA and BM college degrees. Through a rigorous curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida and conservatory training, it empowers students to become leaders in the arts. Since 1988, more than 3,700 students of every economic and ethnic background have graduated from NWSA – many joining the ranks of prestigious arts organizations throughout the nation and beyond.

About WPBT2
South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, not-for-profit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions. WPBT2’s digital media platform, offers: 2HD, a 24-hour high definition channel; Digital 2.2, a mix of Science & Nature Channel, The Florida Channel and Create; Digital 2.3, V-me, a 24-hour national Spanish-language network; and http://www.wpbt2.org, the WPBT2 website including, Impromp2 (a community blog), the WPBT2 Video Player and uVu, a video sharing website.

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