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Rocco Landesman

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...
Back in April 2010---I visited York, Pennsylvania. Mayor C. Kim Bracey presented me with the Key to York, and a member of the York Revolution baseball team gave me my own Revolution jersey. Photo by NEA Staff I’ve been officially retired now for 27 days, which seems like as good a time as any...
"Cowboy Boots" by Maxually via Flickr I was asked to list my 21 favorite country songs, so we could post one each business day for October also known as Country Music Month. I made a slight adjustment and came up with my favorite country song titles . Some are also favorite songs, but one...
Sophie (left) and Joanna at the 2012 A Better World by Design Conference. Photo courtesy of conference staff Introduced via song by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) student Andreas Nicholas---a prelude fit for a former Broadway producer---NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman took the stage last weekend...
The name of the production I saw at Idaho Shakespeare Festival might be Noises Off , but the laughter was definitely on! Photo by DKM Photography Last week I headed west to see how art works in Boise, Idaho. It was a great trip! I mean, when you get to spend the day with Esther Simplot, who’s...
Here I am during our hard hat tour of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture with (l-r) renowned master printer Joe Segura, Gil Cardenas, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. (And that's Angela Butiste from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and my wife Debby just behind us.)...
Here I am at Portland's City Hall with Marty Pottenger and some of the Department of Public Services workers engaged in the Art at Work project. (from l-r) Dwayne Cote, Brian Cogill, Dave Melendez, Gordie Greenlaw, Marty Pottenger. Photo by Tonee Harbert My last trip was fairly alliterative---...
Goodbye Lola, Goodbye by Alfred Landesman. Photo courtesy of Rocco Landesman My father, Fred Landesman, was the most original and affecting painter who ever lived. I know that's a sweeping statement and there are probably some who would disagree. What about---you can add your own candidate here...
At the Blue Star Museums launch event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From l-r: Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces; Gunnery Sergeant Mark Butler, USMC Public Affairs, NYC; Emily Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman;...
From Charleston to New York City, Rocco was up and down the east coast this week celebrating the launch of Blue Star Museums . Now in its third year, the program honors active duty service members and their families by offering free admission to over 1,600 participating museums between Memorial Day...

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