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Roy Acuff (center) and Pap Wilson (left) with Bashful Brother Oswald on the Grand Ole Opry , early 1940s. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry Archives On November 28, 1925, a fiddler named Uncle Jimmy Thompson was the first performer on a little radio show broadcast out of Nashville called the...
October 30, 2009 Washington, DC I thought it might help further the conversation to reply to some of these replies to my speech at Grantmakers in the Arts. I'm not going to argue with those who think the NEA shouldn't exist, but would like - in the spirit of provocative give and take - to...