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Washington, DC The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare for a New Generation initiative. Photo by Richard Termine. The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare...
Washington, DC By Adam Green, Public Affairs Francesa Faridany as Rosalind and John Behlmann as Orlando in the Shakespeare Theatre's production of As You Like It . Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy Shakespeare Theatre Last fall, the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, presented a stylized version...
April 27, 2010 Washington, DC Approximately 325,000 high schoolers from across the U.S. participated in Poetry Out Loud this year. After a full day of semi-finals competition with all 53 state champions , nine of the talented teens are moving on to the National Finals competition tonight in DC...
Last Friday on the blog, Folk and Traditional Director Barry Bergey reported back on a UNESCO exhibit celebrating U.S. and Flemish tradition-bearers. Here's a video look at Recognizing Our Cultural Heritage: An American and Flemish Dialogue . Video of aH4g2sKbnz8 Film by Documentary Arts...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC In 1967 the NEA funded the original production of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope , starring James Earl Jones and future NEA Chairman Jane Alexander. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage. Tomorrow we're announcing the second round of NEA grants for fiscal year 2010. You...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC Washington Poet Laureate Samuel Green was among the judges when BreAnna Jones took top honors at the the state's Poetry Out Loud competition in 2008. Photo by James Kegley As anyone on the Poetry Out Loud (POL) team would tell you, the program wouldn't be possible...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC Photos by NEA staff On April 8, Rocco traveled north for the Pennsylvania Governor's Art Awards, which were held at York's Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Among the evening's honorees were visual artist Jeff Koons, bluegrass musician Del McCoury, and arts...
April 20, 2010 Washington, DC 2007 NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods. Photo by Tom Pich Years ago, in the ?60s, I came across this book called Now We Are Six .---NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods The connection between jazz and poetry is strong---probably why both are celebrated in the same month. Jazz musicians...
April 19, 2010 Washington, DC (l to r) Jacob Eller, Duane Compton, Wayne Henderson (sitting), Elizabeth LaPrelle, and Amber Collins perform at The Music of Crooked Road. Photo by Michael G. Stewart, courtesy of the National Council for the Traditional Arts "I was lost almost from the first note,...
April 15, 2010 Washington, DC Jason Schupbach. Photo courtesy of Mr. Schupbach Photo courtesy of Jason Schupbach This May Jason Schupbach will join the NEA as the Director of Design. Having held posts as the Creative Economy Industry Director at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and...

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