For the foreseeable future Taylor Swift gets a pass from me on any nefarious behavior or snarky comments.** She donated $4M to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum which will fund music education and classes there. It is the second largest donation the place has ever received and the largest by an artist.
Artists always talk a big game and many of them will give support by volunteering time for a concert, but rarely do they step up and actually make a donation, let alone a jaw dropping $4M. That is some serious money. Oh, and the next time you see a star doing a volunteer concert, ask them this. All those shirts and CD's and other merchandise they are selling, are they donating that to the cause? Probably not.
Swift's education center will have its own exterior entrance and is 7,500 square feet-plus spread over two stories. It will include three classrooms and exhibit space and will allow the museum to add to its youth education programs. The new space will house interactive activities such as a musical petting zoo and a "wet" classroom space to make concert posters and other art projects. The expansion also would allow the museum to start new programs and workshops and for teens and senior citizens as well as continuing workshops.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
** Said ban on snarky comments do not include any casting news which would have Taylor play any other musical legends or any casting which would require Taylor to utter more than five lines in a movie or television show where she is not playing herself. The ban does not also include any programs in which Taylor attempts to cook anything, eat anything, stumbles, trips, falls, or does anything else that would make the general population laugh. It also would not include any bad decisions on her part to date people she has dated in the past.