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Colleges, high schools use “Hamilton” to enhance teaching

CHICAGO — More than 2,000 students got into the hottest show in Chicago for free — “Hamilton: An American Musical” — as part of their acceptance to Northwestern University. It’s one of the ways colleges and high schools are using the hugely popular musical to teach students about history, art, drama, culture, and even politics. …

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program …

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