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Washington, DC Most people don't see prison as an opportunity to develop their career. Of course most people don't go on to develop their own genre of music either. That's because most people aren't Chuck Brown, the "godfather of go-go music." Brown talked to us about his...
Washington, DC Archival photo from the very first meeting of the National Council on the Arts held April 9-10, 1965. Recognize anyone? Photo courtesy of Philip Hanes, Jr. Boy, does time fly! We're just a couple of days away from the fall meeting of the National Council on the Arts. The public...
New York City, New York Peter Gelb, General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera, in the HD truck. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Today we're talking with Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, about why you don't need to be in New York City to attend a performance...
Tampa, Florida from l-r: Girlstories Theatre Founder and Executive Director Fran Powers and Girlstories Theatre youth representative Naomi Diaz with First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards held last week at the White House. Photo by Michael J.N...
Washington, DC Artsready.org is a go-to site for readiness planning. Image courtesy South Arts Years ago, a techie advisor on NPR described the world as two groups of people: ?Those that back up their data?and those who will.? We don't like to admit it, but we're all prone to unexpected...
Washington, DC David DiChiera is intricately tied to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Starting his academic career at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan---north of Detroit---DiChiera started the program Overture to Opera in 1963 to introduce audiences to opera by producing scenes in English...
New York, New York John Brademas. Photo: NYU/Fabian Bachrach After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as the president of New York University (NYU), my major project now is the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU. Through scholarly research and public programs, the...
Indianapolis, Indiana Detail rendering by artist Mary Miss of FLOW (Can You See The River?) marking different uses of water on and near the Indianapolis Museum of Art building and grounds. Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is one of the nation's...
Washington, DC "Los Angeles" by Jorge Colombo. Digital fingerpainting, courtesy of artist. You may not know Jorge Colombo by name, but if you've visited the New Yorker website lately or seen a recent cover, you will definitely recognize his work. The multi-talented artist---he works...
Washington, DC Composer John Adams at the 2009 NEA Opera Honors celebration. Photo by Henry Grossman In 2009 composer John Adams was honored in our second class of NEA Opera Honorees. More than 20 years earlier, having just written his first opera, Nixon in China , Adams contributed an essay to an...

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