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March 2015

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of producer and author Orrin Keepnews, recipient of the 2011 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly...

February 2015

Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6–7, 2015. Her trip will include a site visit to the Indianapolis Art Center on March 6 and remarks at Indiana University's symposium on community engagement and development through the arts on...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of trumpeter, flugelhornist, vocalist, and educator Clark Terry, recipient of a 1991 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. The consummate musician, Terry was...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Los Angeles, California, on February 23 and 25, 2015. On this trip, Chairman Chu will be learning more about arts education efforts in Los Angeles — both in-school efforts by LA County's Arts for All and Turnaround Arts – as well...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Riverside County, California, on Friday, February 20, 2015. Her trip will include a public event at the Culver Center for the Arts, and site visits to Studio 395 Foundation and the Fender Center’s Kids Rock Free School of Music...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 1985 National Heritage Fellow Glenn Ohrlin, a cowboy singer, storyteller, and illustrator from Mountain View, Arkansas. Ohrlin began singing cowboy songs at the age of five, and...
**Please note that the site visit with Architecture Resource Center at Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet School is cancelled due to the snow. (2/9/15) Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday,...

January 2015

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Detroit, Michigan, on February 1-2, 2015. Her trip will include the closing plenary at SphinxCon on February 1 and on February 2, she will tour Detroit's Cultural Center in Midtown Detroit, ending with a tour of the Detroit...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 National Heritage Fellow Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis, a leader of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias. Widely believed to have started in the late 1800s as a way of...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 National Heritage Fellow Yacub Addy, Ghanaian drum master from Latham, New York. A master of traditional music of the Ga ethnic group, a creator of new works rooted in tradition,...

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