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FloydFest's Dreaming Creek Main Stage, constructed with the help of local Virginia timber framing companies, hosts an evening set by former Band member Levon Helm. Photo by Roger Gupta. Cover design by Nancy Bratton Design In the new issue of NEA Arts , we're taking a look at just a few of...
A festival-goer enjoying the 2011 National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia
When Atlanta's first National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) was held in 1988, the city had no Tyler Perry or OutKast. Kenny Leon was just coming into prominence as the new...
Enthusiastic concertgoers at the tenth anniversary of FloydFest in Floyd, Virginia
"Floyd, Virginia is a place out of time ," said Kris Hodges, co-founder and producer of FloydFest , the epic, homegrown festival that blossoms in the small Blue Ridge Mountains...
Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si “We believe that each student that joins our program is there not only to gain wisdom but to impart wisdom.” – Jon Hinojosa Jon Hinojosa is the...
A 2004 performance of Julie Jensen’s play Wait! at Perseverance Theatre, an NEA grantee in Douglas, Alaska. Rocco caught up with Perseverance's executive artistic director, Art Rotch, during his whirlwind tour of Alaska. Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre Last week I was in Alaska as...
This week's podcast introduces us to two of the 2011 National Heritage Fellows: Roy and PJ Hirabayashi , the founders of San Jose Taiko. The couple combines the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with musical and cultural influences from around the world. San Jose Taiko merges music with...
The original CSPS Hall (top), built in 1891, has been restored by Legion Arts. Below, the building during the renovation process. Top photo coutesy of Legion Arts; bottom photo by Mel Andringa For a multidisciplinary presenting organization dedicated to contemporary, cutting-edge art, Legion Arts...
Ellen Dissanayake holding a carved Nokwe figure from the Kwoma people of Papua New Guinea's Sepik River area. Photo by Ingrid Barrentine. NEA Research Note #102 presents encouraging findings about the cultural and financial value of the performing arts in the U.S. in 2007. Considering the...
Washington, DC An informal photograph of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, snapped during lunch at Kahlo's house. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1941 / Emmy Lou Packard, photographer . Emmy Lou Packard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian?s Archives of American...
Washington, DC In this week’s Art Works podcast , we talked with Linda Murray, artistic director and co-founder of Solas Nua, about the many activities of her organization and about contemporary Irish culture. In this excerpt, Murray explains why Irish Book Day is one of her favorite events [1:24...

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