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Nic Muni

Photo by Richard Cawood

Opera Director

Innovative director Nic Muni talks about the challenges and rewards of producing opera. [26:20]

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Gary Giddins

Photo by Ben Collier

Jazz writer

Jazz writer Gary Giddins on the incomparable Louis Armstrong. [32:17]

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Jim 'Texas Shorty' Chancellor

Photo by Alan Govenar

NEA National Heritage Fellow

2010 National Heritage Fellow, Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor talks about the great tradition of Texas fiddling. [25:43]

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Sean Wilentz

Photo by Daniel Kramer

Author

Here's part 2 of our conversation with Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America. [28:26]

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Sean Wilentz

Photo by Daniel Kramer

Author

Sean Wilentz discusses his biography of 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan in America. [28:33]

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Gary Giddins

Photo by Ben Collier

Jazz writer

The great jazz writer Gary Giddins talks about the great jazz legend Duke Ellington. [34:38]

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Randy Weston

Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

Jazz Master Randy Weston talks about the music he loves. [26:06]

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Christian McBride

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Jazz Musician

Bassist Christian McBride talks about jazz.  [31:58]

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Linda Murray

Photo courtesy of Solas Nua

Artistic Director, Solas Nua, Washington, DC

Linda Murray talks about her organization Solas Nua, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. [29:01]

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John Williams

Photo courtesy of Mr. Williams

Composer and conductor

2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, composer John Williams discusses the art of scoring films. [27:51]

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