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Washington, DC NEA Jazz Masters Gunther Schuller, Quincy Jones, and Candido Camero during the 2008 NEA Jazz Masters panel discussion moderated by A. B. Spellman. Photo by Tom Pich Where can you get the benefit of nearly 300 years of experience in jazz in just about an hour? The NEA YouTube channel...
Washington, DC Marcus Kyd giving a make-up note to an actor on the set of Burn Your Bookes . Photo by Teresa Castracane You wouldn?t normally consider the punk rock music scene as inspiration for a theater ensemble, but its energy and collaborative environment were what Marcus Kyd wanted to emulate...
Washington, DC Summertime, and the living is-well, here in DC it's just plain hot. A good time to get out of town and vacate someplace cooler. And what could be cooler than one of those majestic areas of the United States, the National Parks' Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns certainly thinks...
Phoenix, Arizona Site plan for Gimme Shelter Shade for Pierce Street Public Art Project. Photo courtesy Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs The Office of Arts and Culture in Phoenix, Arizona, has completed more than 145 major art projects through its Public Art Program. With support from the NEA,...
Washington, DC Text and photos by Victoria Hutter This callbox honors Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) , an American painter--and DC hostess--known for her portraits. They seemed to pop up over night in Woodley Park. Three vintage fire and police call boxes, with their graceful?albeit rusting?wrought...
Washington, DC Photo by Victoria Hutter By some accounts, today Rocco faced his toughest audience yet! At the invitation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the NEA Chair was one of five readers who regaled an eager gathering of DC schoolkids with a lunchtime recitation of books for little...
Washington, DC August 3, 2010 2005 NEA National Heritage Fellow Chuck Brown. Photo by Tom Pich You might think that---unlike Chicago or Nashville or New Orleans---the only "music" to be heard in DC is the sound of official motorcades or pontificating politicians. But, in fact, thanks to...
Washington, DC With the August 23, 2010 , deadline for the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant NOFA only 20 days away, here's an update and reminder from HUD: 1. Register with grants.gov today! Registration is easy, but it takes several days to process. You can register on the...
Washington, DC Operatic tenor Everett McCorvey is a very busy man. In addition to performing (and acting as musical director) with the vocal group he founded, the American Spiritual Ensemble, he also teaches voice and is director of the opera program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, a...
Washington, DC Dylan Landis DC-based writer Dylan Landis was one of 42 prose writers to receive a 2010 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her body of work includes Normal People Don't Live Like This , a novel-in-stories that was listed as one of Newsday' s "Ten Best Books of 2009" and one...

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