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May 2011

Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that 36 nonprofit, professional theater companies in 21 states plus the District of Columbia will receive grants of $25,000 each to participate in Shakespeare for a New Generation. Projects will...
Eugene Edward "Snooky" Young was one of the great big band performers, playing trumpet with some of the best-known bandleaders in the country from the 1930s through 1960s, including Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson, Lionel Hampton, and Thad...
Washington, DC - Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Moran, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee: I am pleased to be appearing before you to discuss the President's Fiscal 2012 Budget Request for the National Endowment for the Arts of $146.255 million, which includes...
Twenty-one arts journalists from 13 states have been chosen to participate as fellows in USC Annenberg' s seventh National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater . Fellows include theater critics, reporters, editors and general...
Washington, DC -- From a competitive field of more than 365,000 students nationwide, 16-year-old Youssef Biaz of Auburn, Alabama, received the title of 2011 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, DC on Friday, April 29, 2011. With his...

April 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it,” said American author Henry David Thoreau more than 150 years ago. Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities is a new research note...
Washington, DC -- Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day at the "Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with...
WHAT: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation announce the 2011 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On...
Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will discuss the role the arts play in the development of a thriving Chicago region. They will share news of their recent...
Key sessions to be live webcast** Washington, D.C. — More than 50 Mayors and design and development experts will convene at the Chicago Hilton April 27-29 for a National Summit on City Design to identify challenges, opportunities and funding sources for cities that work...

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