The Entertaiment


With the economic downturn, many consumers have turned to entertainment as a way to divert themselves from their daily concerns. As a result, business has boomed for independent recording artists, filmmakers and writers who have capitalized on the ability of technology to distribute their work. The word entertainment has a broad meaning, and may refer to any agreeable occupation of the mind or diversion: A crossword puzzle is an entertainment for some people. It can also refer to a performance of some kind: The ballet was an entertainment for the audience. The word derives from the Latin intertenere, which translates to “to hold inside.” The prefix inter means “inside,” and the suffix ten suggests stretching or prolonging.