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Washington, DC Anna Deavere Smith is currently appearing at Washington, DC's Arena Stage in Second Stage's production of Let Me Down Easy , directed by Leonard Foglia. Illustration by Jimmy Turrell Today is the first day of the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which this...
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...
Washington, DC November 9, 2010 James Franco's photograph Houses , 2008, was part of the June 2010 exhibition The Dangerous Book Four Boys at AIR's Clocktower Gallery in Manhattan. Photo courtesy of Marianne Spurr/AIR, Art International Radio and the Clocktower Gallery James Franco has been...
Ask game designer Colleen Macklin to say what creativity is, and she'll reply with what it isn't: "I think a lot of people think that creativity is an innate thing...
Michelle Obama and young African American students painting a mural on a brick wall
When First Lady Michelle Obama recently painted a mural at DC's Reed Elementary, she worked with students from Reed and also from the nearby Sitar Arts Center. Working side by...
Two young men performing, one playing the violin, the other the cello
Say "DC" and "art" and most people respond, "Smithsonian" or "Kennedy Center." Some of the more knowledgeable might say "Corcoran" or "Shakespeare Theatre." Probably none of them would think of...
March 22, 2010 San Francisco & Oakland, CA On the road in San Francisco. Photo by Ellen Shershow One of the things I was really looking at during my California trip was arts and education, which is a big learning curve for me, though I feel that I?m starting to get the hang of it. The stage I?m...
Several students working in a costume shop
In what looked like a scene from Project Runway , high school students in a fashion design class were constructing handbags from beaded, painted canvas. But this wasn’t just an...
March 18, 2010 Washington, DC And he?s off . . . to Michigan, that is. Rocco?s heading to the Midwest next week touching down in Chelsea on Monday, March 22 and heading on to Detroit on Tuesday, March 23. In Chelsea (population 5,005), the day kicks off with a tour of the Purple Rose Theatre hosted...
March 12, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco's heading to the Golden State. From March 13-19 he?ll touch down in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland, California. On this leg of the Art Works tour, the chairman will focus on arts in education and the creation of sustainable, livable, vibrant...

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