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April 1, 2010 Washington, DC Playwright David MacGregor on the set for his play Gravity at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. Photo courtesy of the playwright When Rocco visited the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, the theater was presenting the final week of its world premiere...
March 30, 2010 Washington, DC On Friday, Chairman Rocco Landesman administered the oath of office to Irvin Mayfield as he became the newest member of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Grammy-winnning New Orleans jazz musician Irvin Mayfield may be new to the National...
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...
March 25, 2010 Washington, DC Tomorrow morning the NEA will host the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts (NCA) from 9:00-10:45 am. The agenda includes the swearing in of jazz musician Irvin Mayfield as the newest?and perhaps youngest ever!?NCA member, followed by...
February 2, 2010 Miami, Florida Rocco received a warm welcome (pun intended) yesterday as he and NEA Senior Deputy Chair Joan Shigekawa toured Miami, the fifth stop on the national Art Works tour. Focusing on Miami's thriving design culture, stops included the city's renowned Design and...
January 29, 2010 Washington, DC Concluding his January 6th PBS News Hour interview with Rocco , PBS's Jeffrey Brown invited the public to send in follow-up questions and comments. Mr. Brown has published Rocco's responses on his blog...
January 28, 2010 Washington, DC Thanks to jazz aficionado and radio producer Molly Murphy, with her encyclopedic knowledge of the art form and easy rapport with jazz musicians, we now have eight extended interviews with the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters on our website. These candid, free-flowing...
January 21, 2010 Washington, DC "...art makes communities better: prouder, more cohesive, individuated. We know and recognize cities by their special architecture and parks and sculpture gardens and neighborhood arts fairs. And there's no such thing as just music: there's hip-hop in LA...
January 14, 2010 Washington, DC "River City" is the next stop on Rocco Landesman's "Art Works" tour across America. The NEA Chair has arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundations for a full day of activity tomorrow...
January 13, 2010 Washington, DC Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you: Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert...

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