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St. Paul, Minnesota All photos courtesy Hmong Cultural Center, St. Paul, Minnesota A student performs on the qeej, a tradtional Hmong instrument. We recently spoke with Txongpao Lee, director of the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota. Located in St. Paul, the Center serves the 52,000 Hmong (...
Washington, DC Filmmaker Haile Gerima at the Amiens International Film Festival in November 2008. Photo by Mark Roussels via Wikimedia Commons Today on Art Works we're hearing from filmmaker and Howard University professor Haile Gerima as he talks about the art of storytelling that's at the...
Long Beach, California Conceptual proposal for Urban Lab by Greenmeme: Freya Bardell and Brian Howe. For more than 30 years, the Public Corporation for the Arts of the City of Long Beach---more commonly known as the Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB)---has supported arts and culture activities by...
Washington, DC [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/Holly-Bass.mp4 450 273] Holly Bass recites her poem "what's left." [ transcript ] Poet, dancer, trapezist---Holly Bass is a bonafide Washington, DC multihyphenate. In this audio blog, Bass shares her take on living the...
Hartford, Connecticut This diagram shows how the new Connecticut Square and historic Bushnell Park---renovated and restored with moving water---will organize most of downtown's key destinations (shown in white), all within easy walking distance. Courtesy Suisman Urban Design / The Bushnell The...
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...

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