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Tampa, Florida from l-r: Girlstories Theatre Founder and Executive Director Fran Powers and Girlstories Theatre youth representative Naomi Diaz with First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards held last week at the White House. Photo by Michael J.N...
Washington, DC Artsready.org is a go-to site for readiness planning. Image courtesy South Arts Years ago, a techie advisor on NPR described the world as two groups of people: ?Those that back up their data?and those who will.? We don't like to admit it, but we're all prone to unexpected...
Washington, DC David DiChiera is intricately tied to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Starting his academic career at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan---north of Detroit---DiChiera started the program Overture to Opera in 1963 to introduce audiences to opera by producing scenes in English...
New York, New York John Brademas. Photo: NYU/Fabian Bachrach After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as the president of New York University (NYU), my major project now is the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU. Through scholarly research and public programs, the...
Indianapolis, Indiana Detail rendering by artist Mary Miss of FLOW (Can You See The River?) marking different uses of water on and near the Indianapolis Museum of Art building and grounds. Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is one of the nation's...
Washington, DC "Los Angeles" by Jorge Colombo. Digital fingerpainting, courtesy of artist. You may not know Jorge Colombo by name, but if you've visited the New Yorker website lately or seen a recent cover, you will definitely recognize his work. The multi-talented artist---he works...
Washington, DC Composer John Adams at the 2009 NEA Opera Honors celebration. Photo by Henry Grossman In 2009 composer John Adams was honored in our second class of NEA Opera Honorees. More than 20 years earlier, having just written his first opera, Nixon in China , Adams contributed an essay to an...
Washington, DC Martina Arroyo's career is so dramatic it could be an opera. Growing up in Harlem, she first worked as a teacher and social worker before auditioning at the Metropolitan Opera (unsuccessfully the first time; winning the radio competition the second). Her big break was replacing...
Washington, DC Here's what my presentation to the Loeb Fellows looked like as interpreted by a graphic facilitator. Wonder if I can get this all to fit on the back of my business card? Last week I was New England bound, with visits to Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston and Cambridge,...
Rochester, New York The art trail will transform a series of underused spaces into public amenities, including a major new sculpture park, where a city sidewalk illuminates from within at night and is heavily embedded with audio and new media content contributed by residents of all backgrounds...

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