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Washington, DC Hays Holladay (left) and his older brother Ryan collectively form the duo Bluebrain. Photo by NEA staff Brothers Ryan and Hays Holladay, who collectively form the musical duo Bluebrain , grew up in Arlington, Virginia. After stints in New York and Seattle, the brothers returned to DC...
Washington, DC The Heritage Signature Chorale circa 2006. Photo by Caesar Established in 2000 by Musical Director Stanley J. Thurston, Heritage Signature Chorale (HSC) performs a broad repertoire of choral music. What makes HSC unique among Washington DC choruses is its devotion to performing...
Washington, DC Marcus Kyd giving a make-up note to an actor on the set of Burn Your Bookes . Photo by Teresa Castracane You wouldn?t normally consider the punk rock music scene as inspiration for a theater ensemble, but its energy and collaborative environment were what Marcus Kyd wanted to emulate...
Phoenix, Arizona Site plan for Gimme Shelter Shade for Pierce Street Public Art Project. Photo courtesy Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs The Office of Arts and Culture in Phoenix, Arizona, has completed more than 145 major art projects through its Public Art Program. With support from the NEA,...
Washington, DC Text and photos by Victoria Hutter This callbox honors Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931) , an American painter--and DC hostess--known for her portraits. They seemed to pop up over night in Woodley Park. Three vintage fire and police call boxes, with their graceful?albeit rusting?wrought...
Washington, DC Photo by Victoria Hutter By some accounts, today Rocco faced his toughest audience yet! At the invitation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the NEA Chair was one of five readers who regaled an eager gathering of DC schoolkids with a lunchtime recitation of books for little...
Washington, DC Dylan Landis DC-based writer Dylan Landis was one of 42 prose writers to receive a 2010 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her body of work includes Normal People Don't Live Like This , a novel-in-stories that was listed as one of Newsday' s "Ten Best Books of 2009" and one...
Hartford, Connecticut Two pottery pieces by Kristen Dockendorff were just some of the art work on display in CHANGE , a juried exhibition of local artists sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCCT). Photo by CCCT staff. Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the...
Washington, DC John Hickenlooper, mayor of Denver since 2003, has been using the arts to increase the city's livability since he took office (and even before). In 2004, he participated in the NEA's Mayors' Institute on City Design, using the session to discuss the design of Denver's...
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Broad Street Bridge over US 421/Business 40, Downtown Winston-Salem. Photo courtesy Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in North Carolina, incorporated in 1949, was the first locally established arts...

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