Art Works Blog

Washington DC

In this week's podcast, we go behind-the-scenes with Capital Bop. Writer Gio Russonello and musician Luke Stewart were used to seeing each another at one or another of Washington, DC's many jazz clubs. The problem was, despite the excellent and varied music performed throughout the city,...
Ayanna Hudson. Photo by Gregory Gilmer After 23 years of living in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston, DC native Ayanna Hudson is finally returning to her hometown. Hudson begins today as the NEA's new director of arts education, bringing with her a successful track record of integrating the arts...
Washington, DC U Street, NW in Washington, DC - once known as the "Black Broadway" for its plethora of theaters - hit hard times in the 1970s and '80s. After the riots of 1968 nearly burned the neighborhood to the ground, it was a long time coming before new life sprung up there. But...
April 30, 2010 Washington, DC What a day for a groundbreaking ceremony! After some brisk to downright frosty mornings here in Washington, April 30 blossomed into a delightful spring day, perfect for people to gather at Dance Place in northeast DC to celebrate the start of construction for Brookland...
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman decided to steer the Art Works Tour to a more immediate community this week: his new backyard of Washington DC. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCAH) hosted an Art Works roundtable discussion with the Chairman at Busboys and Poets, a popular DC gathering...