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Learn about NEA Imagine Your Parks grant project that's mapping the history of Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
As a child growing up in Southern California, Christopher Morgan connected with his Hawaiian heritage by dancing the hula. Today, as a choreographer and dancer, dance still serves as a point of connection with his cultural background. But in pieces such as Pō haku , Morgan’s recently premiered solo...
Composer and shakuhachi musician James Nyoraku Schlefer talks about finding his voice on the Japanese instrument.
Wise words from NEA Big Read author Willa Cather.
Poet Jennifer Givhan, an NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellow, talks about empowering others through her work.
Listen up as 1999 NEA National Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussain talks about his life as a tabla musician.
New Poetry Out Loud National Champion Ahkei Togun talks about falling in love with poetry, what he learned from the competition, and what's up next.
"The arts illuminate a city through a unique lens. There isn’t a template for what a successful community is supposed to look like. If you’ve seen one community, you’ve only seen one community . The arts help us see what's exceptional about where we live." -Jane Chu Learn how the arts and creative...
This year, in honor of the NEA's 50th anniversary, Poetry Out Loud gave state champions the opportunity to showcase their creative writing skills. State champions were invited to submit their own written or spoken word poems, which were judged separately from Wednesday's recitation contest by...
We're celebrating Ahkei Togun--the 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion!


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