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Nicole Gomez Fisher

Photo by Breaking Glass Pictures

Nicole Gomez Fisher brings it all back home in her film, Sleeping with the Fishes. And goes on to win the award for Best New Director at the Brooklyn Film Festival.


Yvonne Walker Keshick

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Who knew porcupine quills could be so beautiful?

Yvonne Walker Keshick brings a Native-American tradition into the 21st century.


Chunky Sanchez

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Telling history through music

For forty years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.


Carla Perlo

Photo by Enoch Chan

Making a neighborhood through art.

How Dance Place’s open door policy helped transform an underserved neighborhood into a vital arts district.


Rev Jerry Colbert

Photo by Tom Pich

A music older than the blues

Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.


Kevin Doyle

Photo by Tom Pich

Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.


Ralph Fasanella

Photo courtesy Estate of Ralph Fasanella

An artist of, by, and for the people

Blue-collar worker and union organizer Ralph Fasanella would have been 100 this week.  His paintings of urban working class people struggling and thriving continue to live on.


Jonathan Tucker

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Tucker

DC Youth Slam Team Coordinator

The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together.


McCracken Podcast

Photo by Edward Carey

Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

Believing that music is a unifying force, ETHEL has joined forces with musicians across genres and regions and built a family of artists along the way.


Francisco Nunez

Photo by Stephanie Berger

Artistic director, Young People’s Chorus of New York City

2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez brings together New York youth of all backgrounds and together they create beautiful music and an inclusive community.


Ellsworth Kelly

Photo by Jack Shear

Artist and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Ellsworth Kelly: the gloriousness of color and form.


Bora Yoon

Photo by Leslie Van Stelte

Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.


Julie Otsuka

Photo by Robert Bessoir

Novelist and Big Read author

Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.


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Image courtesy of the NEA

A Jazz Master Double Feature!

Two legends look at their careers in jazz.