Whether it’s a clown at a kid’s birthday party, a Broadway show or stadium rock concert, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip, Entertaiment is something that affords pleasure, diversion or amusement. It comes from the word entretenir, which originally meant to hold together or support and was associated with hospitality. Today, we use it to refer to theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment such as movies and paintings or audio entertainment such as music.

Article by Susan Hiller, Contributing Editor

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