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Helen Beverley and David Opatoshu as the star-crossed lovers in the Edgar G. Ulmer directed 1939 American Yiddish film classic The Light Ahead . Restored and with new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film "[Yiddish films] preserve an invaluable “family album”...
2013 NEA Literature Fellow Srikanth Reddy. Photo by Suzanne Buffam " I’d venture to say that the role of the artist in the community is to make art that explores his or her personal eccentricities with such intimacy and ardor that those curious peculiarities come to feel universal...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
n today's sneak peek from the latest issue of NEA Arts --- Arts and Culture at the Core: A Look at Creative Placemaking ---Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, co-authors of Creative Placemaking answer the question of how to get started. Ann Markusen "One of the mistaken beliefs among...
At yesterday's National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, First Lady Michelle Obama stands with Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando. The group is the performing ensemble of the Mariachi Masters Apprentice Program, a 2012 NAHYP Award honoree. Photo by Steven E. Purcell For most musicians,...
An evening view of the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where ArtsQuest and the city repurposed the Bethlehem Steel industrial site into an arts and cultural facility with a movie theater, arts gallery, and numerous outdoor performing arts spaces. Photo by Jeffrey Totaro In our latest...
If you're a regular reader of the Art Works Art Talks, you'll know that oftentimes we end our interviews by asking, "What does Art Works mean to you?" And if you've ever heard---or read---one of Rocco's speeches, then you know all about the trifecta of meanings we pack...
If music is a language, then Native American Dennis Yerry is a multi-linguist, as we learn in this week's podcast . With a background in jazz piano and cabaret, he has played in many clubs around New York City throughout the years, including the Knickerbocker, Tavern on the Green, and the...
Memories: An Ancient Past by Abraham Anghik Ruben (Inuvialuit, b. 1951). Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 2010. Whale skull, Brazilian soapstone, and cedar; 176.0 x 207.0 x 62.0 cm. Collection of Kipling Gallery, Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of the...
"Art in all of its manifestations is engagement with others. I love to grab someone’s hand and say, here it is---the story." --- Debra Magpie Earling A native of Spokane, Washington, novelist and short story writer Debra Magpie Earling has garnered numerous awards for her work,...

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