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January 26, 2010 Washington, DC On Friday, January 15, the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman had an opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee, a momentous site in Civil Rights history, now home to several cultural revitalization initiatives. He was invited by the...
January 25, 2010 Washington, DC NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman sat down this morning with guest host Susan Page on the Diane Rehm show to discuss the arts, "art works" and his vision for boosting the role of art and culture in cities and towns across the country. The complete 50-minute...
January 21, 2010 Washington, DC "...art makes communities better: prouder, more cohesive, individuated. We know and recognize cities by their special architecture and parks and sculpture gardens and neighborhood arts fairs. And there's no such thing as just music: there's hip-hop in LA...
January 14, 2010 Washington, DC "River City" is the next stop on Rocco Landesman's "Art Works" tour across America. The NEA Chair has arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundations for a full day of activity tomorrow...
January 13, 2010 Washington, DC Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you: Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert...
January 12, 2010 New York, NY Let the celebration begin! The 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards ceremony and concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. (EST) in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton...
January 10, 2010 New York, NY Two more sessions focusing on jazz at the Arts Presenters conference with NEA Jazz Masters playing a key role: Underway now and continuing to 10:45: "Got Jazz? A New Age of Audience Enlightenment." Led by Lawrence Simpson of the Berklee College of Music with...
January 9, 2010 New York, NY On Tuesday, January 12th, the new class of NEA Jazz Masters Fellows will be honored at the awards ceremony & concert in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation's highest award in...
January 8, 2010 New York, NY In his remarks opening the plenary session of the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Chairman Rocco Landesman focused on conference theme of "Risk. Opportunity. Now." Afterwards, he was joined by MacArthur Foundation "Genius"...
January 8, 2010 Washington, DC On January 6, 2010, PBS Newshour featured an interview segment with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown met with Landesman to discuss his ideas for the agency, including the Art Works theme that will inform his tenure at the Endowment. The...

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