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October 2011

Washington, DC -- In an interview with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), literary translator Charlotte Mandell said, "Imagine our literary canon without Proust or Flaubert or Balzac in English -- how much poorer we would be culturally and intellectually."...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, five projects that offer innovative models for local arts journalism will receive funding to help make their projects a reality. Each will be named a finalist of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge , founded this summer to find new ways to...

September 2011

Washington, DC -- For those interested in learning more about American opera, the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors award ceremony offers an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with four of our country's master artists. The award ceremony takes place...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Hamilton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, September 16-20, 2011. In each city, Chairman Landesman will learn about the efforts to use the arts to create vibrant, livable communities. In Hamilton and Cincinnati...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Appalachian banjo picker, singer and 1987 NEA National Heritage Fellow Wade Mainer," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Mainer embodied the qualities of...
" On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Irish traditional musician and 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "Rafferty has devoted a lifetime to...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Charleston, South Carolina, September 14-15, 2011. On the afternoon of September 14, he will meet with Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. to learn more about the City of Charleston's plans to transform an open space into the...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Minneapolis on September 9, 2011 for a series of events and site visits. Chairman Landesman will visit the James Sewell Ballet and the Hennepin Theatre Trust, recipient of an NEA Our Town grant to support a planning...
Washington, DC -- This Labor Day weekend, more than 1,500 museums nationwide offered a final 'thank you' to military families through the Blue Star Museums program, which concluded on September 5. Blue Star Museums is a national partnership among Blue Star Families, the...

August 2011

"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of blues guitarist, singer, and 2002 NEA National Heritage Fellow David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Edwards is a monumental figure in the rich history of the Delta...

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