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In this week's podcast, we meet 2005 NEA Jazz Master George Wein , who has been a legendary presence in the performance world for over 60 years. In 1954, he fundamentally invented the idea of the outdoor jazz festival when he launched the first one ever held in the United States in Newport,...
In this week's podcast, acclaimed scholar and award-winning author Lillian Faderman discusses the "reconstructed memoir" she recently published, My Mother's Wars . In My Mother's Wars, Faderman attempts to uncover the emotional truth of her mother's life. Faderman knew...
In this week's podcast , we meet Rachael Holmes. Holmes is a young actress of enormous talent and range, with the ability to get inside the skin and soul of each character she portrays. She moves effortlessly from playing Queen Isabel in Richard II to an upper-class doctor's wife in Good...
This week's podcast features M. Evelina Galang, who writes short stories, novels, and essays and directs the MFA creative writing program at the University of Miami. Her books include the story collection, Her Wild American Self and the novel One Tribe, which won the 2004 AWP Prize in the novel...
In this week's podcast , we meet Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman is an acclaimed director known throughout the theater world for her visually arresting and innovative work. With her lyrical storytelling and dazzling staging in works such as The Odyssey , The Arabian Nights , Secrets in the Wings ,...
This week's podcast introduces Jennie C. Jones, winner of the 2012 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, an award given by the Studio Museum in Harlem and established by NEA Jazz Master George Wein . Jones casts her artistic net into wide and brilliant waters. Working from a minimalist aesthetic,...
This week's podcast is part two of our conversation with Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. Last time , we concentrated on Price's career in television. This week, we focus on his films. In 1978, Price left Universal Television and moved to Columbia Pictures, first as...
William Joyce and co-director, Brandon Oldenburg, at the 84th Academy Awards. Photo courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ever wonder what it's like to win an Oscar? Well, here's author, illustrator, and director, William Joyce (of Moonbot Studios), the driving force...
This week , in the first of a two-part interview, we meet Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. A current member of the National Council on the Arts, Price has had enormous impact on media culture in the second half of the 20th century, and on into the 21st. As president of...
In this week's podcast , we meet Chicago-based artist Nick Cave. Cave, whose background is in fabric arts, fashion design, and dance, is known is for his colorful elaborate sculpture/costumes he calls "Sound Suits." Sound Suits are difficult to describe; they've reminded people of...

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