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Time Flies By (2011) by How & Hosm. Spray Paint on DC3 airplane 203 x 776 x 1,142". Photo by Jason Wawro for Eric Firestone Gallery In and around Tucson, Arizona, hundreds of acres of desert serve as retirement communities for aircraft. The largest, located at the Davis-Monthan Air Force...
Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp in Theater of War. Photo by Howard Korn This week's podcast pulls back the curtain on Theater of War . Its artistic director and founder, Bryan Doerries, is a classicist and translator, who was convinced that the Greek tragedies still had the power to move...
Dancing to Connect teaching artists work with students in Madrid, Spain. Photo courtesy of Battery Dance Company "Our mantra is 'artistic excellence, social relevance.'" -- Jonathan Hollander "Completely unpredictable and uniformly fabulous"---that's how Jonathan...
Abigail Roberts. Photo by NEA staff No matter how old you are, when you return to your childhood home you feel like a child. Assuming this feeling never changes, I expect that when I am forty years old and make my way to Kensington, Maryland, from wherever I will be living then, I will revert to an...
Rehearsal for Fallujah . From l-r: Willy Miles-Grenzberg as "Lalo," Nickolas Meyer as "Rocks," Christopher Mayell as "Taylor," and Ken Lavigne as "Philip." Photo by Chad Galloway / Opus 59 Films / City Opera Vancouver When U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant (Ret)...
Helen Blake, daughter of a Marine Corps aviator, marvels at a crystal during a 2011 visit to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, a participating Blue Star Museum. Photo by Molly Blake "I think we truly are creating an enormous generation of museum-goers from...
This week's podcast is a little bit different. We wanted to continue the conversation begun with the recent issue of NEA Arts which focuses on the rich intersections of the arts and the military. So, we asked Vietnam veteran and author Richard Currey to share his experiences reading Tim O'...
BNA recording artist Kellie Pickler joined the USO in honoring our nation's real heroes with a week-long Memorial Day USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Paying homage to those who have fallen, as well as those currently serving on the front lines, Pickler dined with troops...
The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight carries their gear through water on an overseas deployment. Photo by Major Richard M. Mench, USAF "I was finishing graduate school as a music major and like most musicians, wanted to work as a performer. The idea of being in a military band had been on my mind...
Michael D. Fay's painting of Lance Corporal Fuller, who is mourning the loss of his comrades form Operation Steel Curtain, Ubaydi, Iraq. Courtesy of the Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia “You do get a bit of stage fright each time, hoping you can...

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