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Washington, DC The Del McCoury Band. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry Del McCoury is that rare musician who can appear traditional and innovative at the same time. He?s played with bluegrass founder Bill Monroe and the rock band Phish. He?s recorded traditional songs as well as ones written by...
Washington, DC 2010 National Book Festival Poster by Peter Ferguson So a Nobel Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the poet who wrote and recited the official poem for President Barack Obama's inauguration walk into a tent...and lucky for us, that tent will be the pavilion hosted by the...
Greensboro, North Carolina Overture Gate , commissioned for Regency Park (concert park entrance) by the Town of Cary. Material is stainless steel and brass. Photo by Jim Gallucci Action Greensboro is a not-for-profit organization in the Piedmont region of North Carolina that coordinates citizen...
Washington, DC In October, Michael Killoren will join the NEA as our new director of Local Arts Agencies and Challenge America Fast Track. (Read our press release here .) Michael joins us from Seattle where he's been serving in Mayor Mike McGinn's cabinet as the city's director of arts...
Washington, DC Tune in Tuesday, September 14 for a live webcast of "Creative Placemaking," a panel discussion on the role of the arts in creating livable, sustainable communities. The webcast will air 3:00-4:15 pm EDT at www.arts.gov . Viewers will be able to submit questions to the...
Washington, DC Esther Allen. Photo by Caroline White Esther Allen. Photo by Caroline White Since 1981, the NEA has awarded 323 literature translation fellowships for works in 61 languages from 71 countries. Today we announced $300,000 in 20 fellowships for fiscal year 2011. This year's projects...
Washington, DC Rocco restarts his Art Works tour with a trip to North Carolina. He will be in Winston-Salem and Greensboro on September 10 and 11. Highlights of the trip include a town hall discussion at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts entitled ?Art Works: The Impact of Arts and...
Greensboro, North Carolina One of Caroline Mak's projects during her residency at Elsewhere Collaborative was "mending" holes left by previously installed artworks. This past March visual artist Caroline Mak held a residency at Greensboro, North Carolina's Elsewhere Collaborative...
Washington, DC What is the responsibility of those that survive? This question that Julia Alvarez asks in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies is a thread that runs through Alvarez's literary life. In this week's NEA podcast Alvarez---a child of Dominican parents who didn't publish...
Washington, DC Recent productions by Children's Theatre Company---one of the NEA Distinguished New Play Devleopment Project recipients---include Esperanza Rising , by Lynn Alvarez, adapted from the novel by Pam Munoz Ryan and directed by Rebecca Lynn Brown. Photo by Dan Norman. Five theaters...

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