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Too bad the word “opportunistic” is laden with negative, Machiavellian connotations. Otherwise, it’s just the term I would use to flag some of the more inspired hook-ups in arts research today. For at least five years, the NEA's research office has exploited (the very verb smacks of cunning) the...
April is a double-whammy when it comes to the arts. Not only is it Jazz Appreciation Month, but it's also National Poetry Month (it's also Procrastination Awareness Month, but we'll get to that later). As a mini blogabration, we've compiled a few quotes from jazz musicians and poets on why art...
Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson ponders the questions that are raised when everyone has immediate access to a camera.
We're celebrating National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month with poems inspired by jazz!
Can you guess which quotes were truly said by Big Read authors and which ones we've doctored?
2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn shares some of her favorite music.
Get to know the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters!
Hear the tunes of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters thru a special playlist we put together for you!
Thanks to Alice Merrill Horne, Utah can claim the first state-sponsored arts agency in the nation. At the young age of thirty, Horne ran for the 3rd Utah Legislature specifically to advance an arts agenda and was elected — becoming only the third female legislator in the state. In 1899, she...
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