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Dallas, Texas (l-r) Bruce DuBose, Drew Wall, and Ani Celisa Vera take the stage in Zayd Dorn's Long Way Go Down premiering at the 2010 New Works Festival. Photo by Matt Mrozek Rocco?s in Dallas today, so I thought I?d take a look at one of the projects we support there. Kitchen Dog Theatre (KDT)...
Washington, DC Chicago native and 2006 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mavis Staples is actually a second-generation honoree---her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples received the award in 1998. Photo by Tom Pich Chicago's no slouch when it comes to nicknames---The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, Chi...
May 19, 2010 Washington, DC Here I am with Washington Congressman Norm Dicks (left) and Charles Wright Academy student Jennifer Lee (3rd from right) and her family. On Friday night Congressman Dicks announced that Jennifer is the 2010 Congressional Art Competition winner for Washington's sixth...
Washington, DC Artist Mitchell Gaudet applies the finishing touches to a sculpture in the Museum of Glass hot shop. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Glass As I type this, Rocco's heading west to the great state of Washington at the invitation of U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks. Tomorrow's itinerary...
May 4, 2010 Oakland, California Earlier this spring Rocco visited the Envision Academy of Arts and Technology as part of his Art Works tour to California. Art is one of the key components of the curriculum at this small charter high schoolin Oakland. As noted on the school's website, "In a world...
Artistic Director Trey McIntyre and Trey McIntyre Project dancer Alison Roper during rehearsals for Go Out . Photo by Basil Childers Trey McIntyre is one of ballet's busiest choreographers working today. Since 1995, when he was named choreographic associate for the Houston Ballet, he has created 80...
April 6, 2010 Boise, ID Guest Blogger: Mark Hofflund, Managing Director, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Chairman Landesman with Mark Hofflund (left) and Boise Mayor David H. Bieter on the Art Works Tour. Photo by Kyle Morgan It was a great day in Idaho yesterday. How fortunate we are to know NEA...
A few things you should know about Idaho: 1. It's the 13th largest state in the union and became the 43rd state in July 1890; 2. famous Idahoans include Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson, and 3. Rocco will bring the Art Works tour to Boise...
Rocco greets NCA member Terry Teachout before the start of the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Friday was a bit of a gloomy day here in Washington, DC, but things were pretty lively inside the Old Post Office where the National...

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