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June 2011

At the 173rd meeting of the National Council on the Arts today, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will announce the 18 artists who are receiving lifetime honorific awards for their significant contributions to their respective fields of jazz, folk and traditional arts, or opera. The...
Washington, DC -- The 173rd meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT in room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,...
LOS ANGELES -- A "pop-up" newsroom called Engine28, designed to give extensive and thorough coverage of theater in Los Angeles, goes live online today at www.engine28.com . A reporting staff from 28 media outlets across America will produce reviews, analysis, forums,...

May 2011

San Diego, CA – NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the second annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel...
Washington, D.C. — NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Fresno, Merced, and Modesto, California, on Tuesday May 24 and Wednesday May 25, 2011 for two days of site visits and public conversations. Chairman Landesman is coming to California at the invitation of the...
Washington, D.C. -- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced the latest round of NEA funding for Fiscal Year 2011 totaling more than $88 million awarded through 1,145 grants to not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations...
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...

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