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from announcing the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows! Wondering what to do while you wait? Visit with the 2012 Fellows, of course. From October 2012, here's the concert celebrating Mike Auldridge, Paul and Darlene Bergren, Harold A. Burnham, Albert B. Head, Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez...
"You can't separate the city from the arts, it's all part of the same passion." --- Jennifer Conlin, CriticCar On April 19 of last year, the NEA and the Knight Foundation announced the three finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge . Each of the finalists...
Video of NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Eddie Palmieri “If one word could describe Maestro Palmieri's playing, it would be 'intensity.' It's a force of nature that aurally represents his life." ---Drummer Bobby Sanabria “Eddie Palmieri is the greatest friend and the...
Video of NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Mose Allison "Mose Allison to me is the pinnacle of the jazz singer/songwriter. His razor sharp wit cuts through in his lyrics and he backs them up with equally witty and clever harmonies and melodies. Mose is a national treasure." ---Guitarist/...
http://youtu.be/kQZ1akOwalo "Lorraine Gordon's jazz promotions and productions remain vital to the jazz scene. This has been true for over 70 years! From the Newark Hot Jazz Club to Blue Note Records---it was Lorraine's press releases of 65 years ago that helped launch Thelonious Monk...
http://youtu.be/ASytJt7-IF4 "Lou Donaldson reminds us that no matter how much technique you have, you cannot really play this music unless you play it with a large amount of soul. And for that, I thank you, Lou." ---Saxophonist Sherman Irby "Very few artists of any genre have been...
Trailer for Have You Heard From Johannesburg , which won a 2012 Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Well, the Emmys are on Sunday, and I personally can't wait to criticize celebrity outfits offer high-brow insight into the best television shows of today. The night will...
1989 NEA National Heritage Fellow (and National Medal of Arts honoree) Earl Scruggs, whose three-finger style of banjo picking helped elevate the popularity of bluegrass music, passed away last week. To celebrate his art, the Country Music Hall of Fame shared with us a clip of Scruggs with Lester...
“John and Joe." Video courtesy of StoryCorps No one needs to be reminded that this Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11. As we sift through the innumerable commemorative articles, exhibits, blog posts, and installations, we are shaken into remembering what that day really felt like...
Washington, DC In today's vlog, NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach's talking "creative placemaking" . . . [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-creative-placemaking.mp4 450 273] If you missed the first vlog in our community design series, check it out here or visit...

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