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March 17, 2010 Oakland, CA Tomorrow Rocco wraps up the California leg of the Art Works Tour with a visit to Oakland, home to such diverse arts organizations as KITKA Women?s Vocal Ensemble, Stagebridge, and New Village Press. Also based in Oakland, Oakland's AXIS Dance Company defies easy...
March 16, 2010 Washington, DC Ten questions in ten minutes. That's all there is to the U.S. Census survey that started hitting mailboxes this week. (Yes, "real" mailboxes--the 2010 Census will not occur online.) It's one of the briefest since 1790, when the first federal Census began. The answers...
March 12, 2010 Washington, DC Zydeco musician "Queen" Ida Guillory, a 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellow, has called San Francisco home since 1947 when she relocated with her parents from Louisiana. She spoke with the NEA about California's culturally vibrant Cajun population and how she went from...
March 12, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco's heading to the Golden State. From March 13-19 he?ll touch down in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland, California. On this leg of the Art Works tour, the chairman will focus on arts in education and the creation of sustainable, livable, vibrant...
March 10, 2010 Washington, DC Art Basel Miami is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Miami?s vibrant contemporary art scene. The Miami Design District, a collection of more than 130 art galleries, design firms, and showrooms, is giving tourists a reason to drive over the causeway from Miami...
March 9, 2010 Baltimore, MD Guest Blogger - Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund Today, Rocco Landesman and I are enjoying a pizza lunch with the developers of City Arts and the community and arts leaders driving the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. In effect this...
March 5, 2010 Washington, DC Nick Spitzer, host of the public radio program American Routes , lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970s as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. He talked with the NEA's Josephine Reed about how Philadelphia?s arts and culture have evolved over the years. [...
March 3, 2010 Washington, DC Yesterday I was on the road again, this time to Philadelphia, which I think is one of the great models for what we?ve started to talk about here at the NEA. It's a city that really gets it about the cultural economy. It's inspiring to see the commitment of Mayor Nutter...
March 1, 2010 Washington, DC One of the key components of an Art Works visit is the public roundtable discussion with community leaders. These sessions explore cross-sector issues central to that locale's arts and cultural development. Back on February 1st, as part of his Art Works trip to Miami,...
March 1, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco's hitting the road again on Tuesday, this time heading north to visit Philadelphia at the invitation of Jeremy Nowak, president and CEO for The Reinvestment Fund, and Professor Mark Stern, co-director of the Social Impact of the Arts Project. The Chairman's visit...

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