HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Dennis Scholl And His Random Acts of Culture

A few years ago, Dennis Scholl, the Vice President of Arts for the Knight Foundation, stumbled across a YouTube video of a spontaneous opera performance in an open-air market in Valencia, Spain. The video moved Scholl, a former attorney and lifelong art lover, to think outside the box when it came to promoting the classical arts for the Knight Foundation, especially at a time when, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, classical performances are more sparsely attended than ever. That video inspired Scholl to create "Random Acts of Culture," a sort of classical twist on contemporary flash mobs and groups like Improv