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Last month, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, hosted a panel discussion, in collaboration with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), titled Inside Photography: The Role of Art in Diplomacy. FAPE is the principal non-profit organization that provides permanent...
For Grammy-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, jazz isn’t so much a form of music as it is a way of life. Born and raised in Panama, Pérez began studying music at the age of three with his father, who worked as a singer and bandleader. He went on to study at the Berklee College of...
Last November, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a luncheon in praise of a diplomatic tool “that reaches beyond governments, past all of the official conference rooms and the presidential palaces, to connect with people all over the world.” But she wasn’t...
Usually when a performance’s final curtain drops on a tour’s last stop, the show only remains in the memories and experiences of its live audience. Seattle-based On the Boards , however, has come up with a solution to this “one-time-only” mentality. Through OntheBoards.tv,...
“I believe a choreographer is very similar to an architect. Like an architect, the choreographer must think of the design of what he creates, and consider how people will interact within this environment.” — Kota Yamazaki Originally from Niigata, Japan, choreographer Kota Yamazaki...
"An artist to me is one of those kind of prophets of our community. Their antennae, or their sense of what’s happening, is so vital and so pure that we always need to listen to them." --- Fiach Mac Conghail In 1904, writers W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory founded the Abbey...
Ask someone to name a classical musician, and they'll likely reel off names such as Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, or Tchaikovsky. Ask them to name a classical musician from the 21st century however, and the task might become a little more difficult. Yo-Yo Ma , however, is an exception. Since...
This week's podcast features M. Evelina Galang, who writes short stories, novels, and essays and directs the MFA creative writing program at the University of Miami. Her books include the story collection, Her Wild American Self and the novel One Tribe, which won the 2004 AWP Prize in the novel...
Julie Watai is a performance artist and idol in Japan and Italy who is forging a connection between the fashion world of Shibuya and the technology world of Akihabara. She declared at a recent symposium that young people no longer go to museums, and that it is important for them to have an entry...
A few weeks ago, we had the chance to sit down with two of the newest members of the National Council on the Arts, David “Mas” Masumoto and Maria Lopez de Leon . As we chatted, it became clear that the arts formed a common thread between Masumoto and de Leon despite their very different...

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