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A Washington, DC native, Walter Martin has been obsessed with music since he was a young teenager. "By the time I was maybe 13 or 14, I was in a band, and it just became a huge part of my life. I became obsessed with listening to music and buying new music and finding music. And I still am." Martin...
A collection of poems celebrating iconic African-Americans.
Revisit our 2015 NEA Arts magazine issue Ahead of Their Time to meet some artists who dared to dare.
"I go through waves and layers of obsessions. The thing I'm most interested in is learning and growing and discovering." — Graham Reynolds To say that Graham Reynolds is just a musician seems like a bit of an understatement. True, he writes and performs original work, but he also composes scores...
Celebrating the ground-breaking works of living American composers, the Albany Symphony Orchestra is one of the most celebrated orchestras in the United States. Grammy-award winning conductor David Alan Miller has led the orchestra to prominence over the course of his 25-year career with the...
Check out these notable quotes from Harlem Renaissance writers like NEA Big Read author Zora Neale Hurston.
The masks pictured above have become one of the enduring images of how service members are working with creative arts therapists to heal the unseen wounds of war. To see the masks is to “see” the very real impact of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and...
Here are some words of wisdom from our 2017 NEA Jazz Masters!
Are you an artist? We at the NEA like to think everyone has the potential to be creative, so we developed this quiz to see where your areas of creative interests are, and let you see what some of the artists working in those fields have to say about their art form. Click on one of the three images...
Learn more about NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath here . And stay tuned for a special announcement about the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert later this week!

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