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Peoria

Congressman Schock and Rocco with students at the Peoria Ballet . Photo by Jamie Bennett Last week, I was back in Peoria, Illinois, where I made my very first Art Works tour stop back in 2009. It was an intense trip---we basically only had one full day---but it was also a reunion. I was reunited...
November 13, 2009 Washington, DC Adam Sitton and Zach Hoesly, cast members from Eastlight Theatre?s production of Rent , worked with a number of fellow cast and crew members, as well as other artistic citizens, to create a video that highlights some of the ways that art works in Peoria, Illinois. [...
November 9, 2009 Washington, DC Rocco Landesman spent Friday, November 6, with Kathy Chitwood of Eastlight Theatre and Suzette Boulais of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois as well as Peoria artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and other citizens. It was a full day with a comprehensive...
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...