Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

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Natalie V. Hall. Photo by Jay Adeff The common arguments against tweeting during performances are usually that it takes the patron out of the “present” and therefore diminishes the impact of the show and that it is disrespectful to the artists. Both of these arguments are valid, but...
Sarah Bertness. Photo by Jonathan Beller A writer and lifelong lover of the arts, I’m always looking for new avenues to share my coveted cultural discoveries and find live tweeting a dynamic and direct approach to include others in the performing arts experience. Emerging from the...
by Leigh Chandler, Director of Marketing and Communications, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Leigh Chandler. Photo by Frédéric Silberman We’ve all seen it happen. The theater is dark, the performance is in progress, and suddenly, from the corner of your eye, there’s the glow of a...
Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Zigelbaum + Coelho, one of the participating artists in the Creators Project. Photo by Bryan Derballa
What do you get when you cross a big technology firm that builds processors, motherboards, and the other geegaws and doohickies that make our technology run with a youth-focused company...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
When Bethlehem Steel shut operations in 1995, the plant that had once been Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's main architect of economy and identity suddenly became its greatest scourge. The city was left...
In this week's podcast, Clive Gillinson talks about the changes he helped bring to Carnegie Hall. In 2005, Gillinson came to Carnegie Hall from the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), where he had first been a cellist before moving to the position of managing director. Under his leadership, the...
In early 1941, with the U.S. on the verge of entering World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was busy preparing America's armed forces for the upcoming conflict. FDR was...
"‘Art Works’ and is, in my opinion, the most effective democratic egalitarian system we have in the world." ---Michael Orlove As Michael Orlove celebrates surviving his first week as the NEA's new director of presenting and artist communities, we thought it'd be a good...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...

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