i am...watching the oscars. i adore awards shows. the tonys are my favorite, followed closely by the oscars, and then the grammys. why do i watch awards shows? because i enjoy the extravagance? well. sort of. however. i believe in the power of the arts. and awards shows celebrate the arts in a society that encourages science, technology and business -- oftentimes telling the next generation that the arts have no power to change the world.
as long as there are entities dedicated to celebrating the arts, the arts will have the power to change the world.