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In this week's podcast , we visit with two members of the Paschall Brothers , who are 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellows. For 31 years, the Paschall Brothers have been singing the a cappella gospel music of Tidewater Virginia. The group's four-part harmony owes much to its founder,...
Here I am with Mark Smith, executive director of Blue Star Families, at the press conference for Blue Star Theatres. Photo credit: Michael Guy, Trinity Rep We arrived in Providence last Friday morning, and were immediately met by Randy Rosenbaum, executive director of the Rhode Island State Council...
Stacey Lee Webber, The Craftsman Series: Shovels , 2011, pennies, Courtesy of the artist What is craft and what role does it play in the American experience? What does the future hold for America’s craft movement? Nicholas R. Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator of American Craft...
Harold Burnham's schooner, Ardelle. Photo by Tom Pich In this week's podcast , we meet 2012 National Heritage Fellow, master shipwright Harold Burnham ! Burnham is deeply committed to the tradition of shipbuilding that began and was refined in his hometown of Essex, Massachusetts. He has...
Arrowhead Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs Last July, the Kansas City Chiefs made an unusual announcement for a football team: it issued a call for artists. The Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, which closed its submission window on September 8, will commission regional artists to...
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James Smith/Dallas Cowboys Imagine two classic archetypes: an American football fan and an Art Lover. One wears face paint and absurd headgear, the other glasses and an absurd scarf. Now take these two archetypes and come up with a place in which they...
Here I am with Ann Coulter of A.Coulter Consulting who moderated our great community conversation in Chattanooga. Photo by Samuel E. Burns Last week I visited Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a short but pretty great trip. We began on Wednesday afternoon with a reception with all of the partners...
In education today, there is much debate about how to close the achievement gap. Yet, for a number of schools with which The Center for Arts Education (CAE) partners, nine of which participate in CAE’s U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD)...
The name of the production I saw at Idaho Shakespeare Festival might be Noises Off , but the laughter was definitely on! Photo by DKM Photography Last week I headed west to see how art works in Boise, Idaho. It was a great trip! I mean, when you get to spend the day with Esther Simplot, who’s...
In this week's podcast, we meet Albert B. Head. Search as you might, it would be hard to find a more eloquent and thoughtful advocate for folk and traditional arts than Al Head . For 40 years, Head has been pivotal in ensuring that folk art would be recognized and honored by state and national...

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