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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...
In today's peek at the latest issue of NEA Arts , we meet Ryan Holladay. When Holladay is not creating location-aware sound works for spaces such as the National Mall and Central Park with his brother Hays---under the bluebrain moniker---he's showcasing off other multi-media artists who are...
This week's podcast introduces Jennie C. Jones, winner of the 2012 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, an award given by the Studio Museum in Harlem and established by NEA Jazz Master George Wein . Jones casts her artistic net into wide and brilliant waters. Working from a minimalist aesthetic,...
What better way to welcome Dr. Bruce Carter to the National Council on the Arts than by introducing him to you, our beautiful reading public? A resident of Miami Beach, Carter received his master’s in music from the Peabody Conservatory and his PhD in music education from Northwestern...
The number of older adults is rapidly increasing throughout the world. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the number of adults over age 65 in the U.S. will almost double by 2030. There is a pressing need to develop novel, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches for promoting health and well-...
Gilmore artist Ingrid Fliter performs at the 2012 Gilmore Festival. Photo by John Lacko Photography At the Gilmore Keyboard Festival , we strongly support live performances: whether by professional artists, amateurs, or children. A live performance is unique to a given moment in time. Every aspect...
Victoria Chamberlin. Photo by Loran McClung Social media has completely changed how we communicate and experience the world, and similar changes in artistic experiences are inevitable. As performing arts organizations struggle to stay relevant and cultivate a rapidly changing audience, the use of...
In this week's podcast , we meet 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Michael Tilson Thomas, who has long been a transformative figure in American classical music. Music director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, he helped develop that organization into one of the world’s leading...
Ryan Holladay. Photo by FCTN
Washington, DC-based Ryan Holladay lives a double life. He’s not only one-half of the music duo Bluebrain , which he founded with his brother Hays, but he’s also the curator...
Yesterday evening, four of the country's greatest living jazz legends were feted by their fellow musicians at the Mose Allison , Lou Donaldson , Eddie Palmieri , and Lorraine Gordon were toasted with warm words and incredible music, filling the club with a sense of electricity and magic. If you...

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