Right about the time MTV was born, the film "Fame" proved that young people can aspire to performing arts greatness while learning reading, writing and 'rithmetic. Then came the TV series and for six seasons we saw dancers, singers, actors, and musicians pay their dues each week to Debbie Allen and her colleagues in a fictional NYC high performing arts school. And what did we get for all that struggle? Dreams of doing impromptu concerts in the streets and of course, the blueprint for "High School Musical."
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