The word entertainment is often associated with fun and amusement, although many entertainments may have a serious purpose. For example, a Shakespeare play may be a vehicle for conveying important ideas through satire or other devices. Entertainment is also an essential component of ceremonies, religious festivals and social gatherings. Entertainment can occur on any scale, from a private selection of entertainment for two, to an elaborate banquet or performance intended for thousands.
Whether providing amusement or a vehicle for intellectual growth, entertainment is an integral part of our lives and culture. We are pleased to highlight some of the individuals, groups and foundations who are making a difference through their work in entertainment.