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Washington, DC Blur of Lights by Sherrie Thai via Flickr In the spirit of the holidays, I sent the following e-mail to my NEA colleagues: A one-on-one cello lesson with Yo-Yo Ma? A week's worth of bedtime stories told by Junot Diaz? Alexander Calder's La Gran Vitesse transplanted to your...
Kansas City, Missouri Members of the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company perform at the 2010 LIVE! in the Crossroads Concert Series, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, in the historic Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Photo © April Befort, 2010 Last week I spent two days in...
Washington, DC How does one share the stories of the numerous Native American tribes throughout North America, all of whom have different languages, different cultures, and different environments? That is the crux of the dilemma the Native American Public Telecommunications (NATP) organization...
Kent, Washington The Herbert Bayer Earthworks is a public park, storm water detention dam and Modernist masterpiece located in Kent, Washington. (c) Herbert Bayer, Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks , 1982. Courtesy of City of Kent Public Art Collection. Photo by John Hoge The City of Kent established an...
Washington, DC by Rocco Landesman When I make the case for investing in the arts, I use just two words that have three meanings: "Art works." "Art works" first refers to works of art themselves---the performances, objects, and texts that are the creation of artists. "Art...
Los Angeles, California Samuel Hoi at the November 10 launch event for the 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region . Photo courtesy of Otis College of Art and Design Since 2007, Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned the annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy...
Washington, DC James Moody. Photo by Tom Pich James Moody was a highly accomplished musician on the tenor and alto saxophones, flute, and later vocals. A champion of Dizzy Gillespie's music and an entertainer par excellence, he captivated audiences with his personal charm and wit. He led his...
Kansas City, Missouri by Harlan Brownlee, President and CEO, Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City Sundog was the 2010 Art/Work Best in Show and People?s Choice winner. Art/Work is a city-wide corporate arts challenge that enables companies to showcase their employees? talents in the literary,...
Providence, Rhode Island Called a ?revolutionary organization in which the distinction between performing and teaching disappears? by the New Yorker , Community MusicWorks provides instrument instruction, leadership development, and other community-based programs to the distressed Providence, Rhode...
Oakland, California Fluid Dynamics by Fernanda D'Agostino and Valerie Otani, Oakport Street at Zhone Way, Oakland. Photo by Fernanda D'Agostino Oakland, California's Cultural Arts and Marketing Division provides services to the arts community and provides strategic marketing support...

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