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March 15, 2010 San Diego, CA Ian Campbell. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Opera Ian Campbell, general and artistic director of the San Diego Opera, has a dream: that one day soon, the city of San Diego will have an art center downtown. Campbell spoke with NEA?s Josephine Reed about the importance...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in profile at the podium
How does one prepare to be feted at the first ever NEA Opera Honors? Honorees Carlisle Floyd, Richard Gaddes, and Leontyne Price kicked off the festivities with a visit to...
Dana Gioia, Leontyne Price, Carlisle Floyd, and Richard Gaddes
On the evening of October 31, 2008, four stars in the opera world were feted as the inaugural recipients of the newest national lifetime achievement award in the arts --...
Young actor in Cupid costume flying through the air with adult singer singing in the background
Each year, the NEA helps fund the premieres of roughly a dozen new operas. In 2007, however, the Arts Endowment supported a rather unique debut -- the North American premiere...
The full orchestra on stage
Given that founding members of the NEA's National Council on the Arts included Marian Anderson, Leonard Bernstein, and Duke Ellington, it's not surprising that the NEA has a strong tradition...
Photo of Wayne Brown
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has been assisting the music field in America for more than 40 years, and has witnessed the evolution of a dynamic musical landscape...

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