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Artwork by a service member participating in the NICoE’s Healing Arts Program. Image courtesy of NICoE In this week's podcast , art therapist Melissa Walker takes us through the Healing Arts program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military...
Hung Liu. Photo courtesy of the artist In 1984, Hung Liu emigrated from the People’s Republic of China to the United States, becoming one of the first Chinese artists to study in the U.S. An adult by the time she left her native country, Liu had spent four years receiving her “...
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant began her musical career as the lead vocalist and lyricist for 10,000 Maniacs. Her solo career has been remarkably successful both popularly and critically. She’s known as a wonderful interpreter of song and as a...
Project Bandaloop performs on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Photo by Atossa Soltani Anyone who lives in or has visited Washington knows the Old Post Office Pavilion . Built in 1899, the building is a major city landmark, renowned for its gorgeous Romanesque revival architecture and 315-...
Mayor Buttigeig (standing) of South Bend, Indiana, presents his case study at the recent MICD conference in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of the Mayors' Institute on City Design At the end of April, I had the opportunity to go to my hometown, St. Louis, for the latest session of the Mayors’...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...
Afternoon Coffee by flickr user psd I’ve wandered into many a coffee shop where the slogan was “Good things happen over coffee,” or some variation of the theme. But take away caffeine, conversation, and service with or without a smile, and what’s left? Coffee lids. For Paul...
Jimmy Owens, center, and his band perform The Monk Project at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center. Image by Frank Stewart I'll never forget the moment I met Jimmy Owens in the back of Dizzy's Club a few months ago. The man who often dons a hat that says "Peaceful...
Meet Delfeayo Marsalis , one of the top trombonists and producers working in jazz today, and the third musical son in the acclaimed Marsalis family. (And for you trivia lovers, the Marsalis family has received the one and only group NEA Jazz Masters Award .) Performing internationally with some of...
A Rite of Spring at One Hundred brochure, featuring an image of Béjart Ballet Lausanne performing Le Sacre du printemps. Image courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts This morning, the NEA announced 928 new grants , totaling $77.17 million in funding. Congratulations to all our new grantees, and thank...

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