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Conductor Jacob Harrison's January 31, 2011 post on Conductors Blog includes a short video of Gustavo Dudamel discussing the arts as a right for all and a video of past (and potentially future) Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talking about arts education as integral to the core academic currculum. The Gustavo Dudamel video is an excerpt from a full length Tavis Smiley show on Dudamel that aired on PBS.
Image: Gustavo Dudamel at the Madrid National Concert Hall, 2008. Courtesy of Gustavo Dudamel website.