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Quartz: This digital archive preserves the work of extraordinary, forgotten artists who died of AIDS

Quartz covers Arts Lives as an archive of some of the most daring art of the ’80s and ’90s in a digital display honoring World Aids Day (Dec. 1). Art Lives is described as an online gallery featuring iconic artists whose creativity was lost to the world in the AIDS epidemic of the 1990s.

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Slate: POBA’s Art Lives preserves the work of artists lost to HIV/AIDS

Slate writes that one of the less appreciated tragedies of the original AIDS crisis—the one that wiped out much of a generation of gay men and others in the 1980s and early ’90s—is the blow it struck to the arts and how POBA’s project, Art Lives, helps to reclaim this lost treasure.

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Huffington Post: 7 Incredible Artists Who Lost Their Lives To HIV

Huff Post has a conversation with POBA about Art Lives and its goal of preserving the works of a generation of artists lost to AIDS and reflects on those that we have lost, those who are thriving and the advances our society has made when it comes to the prevention and treatment of AIDS/HIV.

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NPR Aspen Public Radio | How One Woman’s Grief Led…To The Creation of POBA

Aspen Public radio station KAJX’s Patrick Fort reports on the deep “dark” roots of POBA’s creation – the grief of Sallie Bernard over the loss of her 22 year old son and artist, Jamie – and her desire to find or create a place to show his work, honor his life, and ensure that other talented artists who died before being recognized might have a place in the light… of POBA. Her collaboration with two partners at Songmasters to create POBA led to the opportunity she had being made available to dozens of extraordinary, deceased artists like Clark Tippett and Andrew Gold, whose family members were also interviewed along with Songmasters’ Jennifer Cohen on the power of POBA to deepen their understanding of these artists, to tell their stories, as well as preserve and show their art.

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Jewish Week: History, and A Love Story, Both

The NY Jewish Weekly expanded coverage of POBA’s work on the Schulman collection as part of POBA’ project on the art of letter writing. This complete and intact collection of nearly 1100 letters chronicles the deep personal relationship between a young married couple separated by war. This report uses their own words to give a powerful yet simple reckoning of what they each experienced, particularly during the last days of the war in which Hy Schulman, in the Chaplian Corps of the US Army, participated in liberating concentration camps.

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NY Times: A Witness to History

The New York Times issued an article on the wartime correspondence of Hy and Sandy Schulman, a complete collection of nearly 1100 letters. These letters included a trove concerning the liberation of Buchenwald, which Hy witnessed as aide to renowned Rabbi Hershel Schacter. Pvt. Hyman Schulman’s nearly daily correspondence became “not only a record of an historical event, but what it really meant to have a life, and a love, interrupted by extraordinary events.”

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Center of the Aisle: Andrew Gold Lives on POBA – Marni Nixon Explains

Marni Nixon, mother of famed musician Andrew Gold, is a star in her own right. The voice behind such great musical performances as Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady” and Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” Marni Nixon spoke to Center on the Aisle magazine about the extraordinary talent and career of her acclaimed son, Andrew Gold and of her remarkable relationship with him. She is joined by Andrew’s widow, Leslie Kogan, as both talk about how POBA is helping to keep Andrew Gold’s musical and artistic legacy alive.

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NJ Star Ledger: Wartime Letters of Love and History

The NJ Star ledger writes about POBA’s project on the art of letter writing. In the process of archiving, cataloging and evaluating the WWII wartime correspondence between Hy and Sandy Schulman, the POBA Concierge service discovered both an amazing record of personal love during difficult wartime circumstances and another story of historical significance as well: Among the more than 1000 letters capturing this period, many of these letters also reveal the very personal and direct participation of these regular folks in the important historic events surrounding the liberation and resettlement of Jewish survivors of the concentration camps. The NJ Star ledger focuses on their love story, chronicled in letters that have themselves survived 70 years.

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Music Connection: Making A Music Connection

Music Connection magazine recommends POBA’s expert advice and tips on protecting a music legacy and collection for active musicians thinking ahead and for anyone responsible for a musical legacy. While a musician’s life work is a creative gift, managing a music legacy or collection is also a creative undertaking. For love for the musician, appreciation of the music itself, or simple duty, building appreciation of a music legacy or collection takes thought, planning and patience. POBA offers expert advice and steps that are basic, essential, and timely.

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Making Music: POBA – Where The Music Plays On

Making Music, an online magazine for engaging and inspiring musicians, shares POBA’s enthusiasm for bringing attention and audiences to great music, including the music held in music legacies.

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