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This week's podcast celebrates opera in America and the 2011 NEA Opera Honorees who are receiving their award tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Washington DC’s Harmon Hall. (It’s going to be webcast live--- click here to join us ). The NEA’s partner in the awards ceremony is OPERA...
Aaron Dworkin. Photo by Mike Mouradian "Every challenge is an opportunity for artistic creativity...." --- Aaron Dworkin This past August, Aaron Dworkin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the newest member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the NEA. An accomplished...
The 2010 Supreme Court luncheon. Bottom row (l-r): Eve Queler, David DiChiera, Martina Arroyo, Philip Glass. Top row (l-r): Justice Kagan, Justice Scalia, Justice Ginsburg, Justice Kennedy, NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shikegawa. Photo by Michael G. Stewart After months of preparation, the 2011...
by Malcolm White, Executive Director, Mississippi Arts Commission Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director Malcolm White. Photo by Susan Dobbs Fall in Mississippi brings to mind many things: the waning days of heat and humidity, another year of SEC rivalries, harvest season in the Delta soil...
Katerina Souvorova. Photo by Alexandre Souvorova With a career that has spanned from the Bolshoi Opera to the Baltimore Opera, Katerina Souvorova has become something of a Jill-of-all-trades for the opera world. She is a performing pianist, coaches vocal students at Catholic University, and has...
One of the really neat things about the IFACCA conference was the number of arts performances that were scheduled throughout the conference. Jamie took this photo of a performance by the group Kundalila. I was just in Australia for the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture (IFACCA)...
Map of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. Image by Nancy Howell This week’s podcast: What does an opera singer living in a small New York town do when he learns the local playground needs new equipment? Well, if he’s Kerry Henderson, he proposes putting on a concert with...
J.D. McClatchy. Photo by Geoff Spear I’ve been writing poems for half a century now, and for nearly as long I’ve been teaching students---at Princeton and at Yale---how to write them as well, drilling them in the complexities of the craft and the ambitions of the art. Thomas Mann once...
by Scott Provancher, President, Arts & Science Council Scott Provancher. Photo courtesy of Arts & Science Council My colleagues and I at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) have been closely following the national and regional trends that affect the health of the Arts industry. In...
Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si Jon Hinojosa with students from Say Si. Photo courtesy of Say Si “We believe that each student that joins our program is there not only to gain wisdom but to impart wisdom.” – Jon Hinojosa Jon Hinojosa is the...

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