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When we think of the poet Walt Whitman, we usually associate him with New York or Washington, DC. But Alabama? Not so much. But for filmmaker Jennifer Crandall, formerly a video journalist for the Washington Post , Whitman was exactly who she found herself thinking of as she fell in love with the...
A neon sign outside the town of Green River, Utah.
Green River, Utah, (population 952) is in the southeastern part of the state, 52 miles north of the mountain biking mecca of Moab and 182 miles from Salt Lake City...
Young kids sitting in audience of performing center.
Erie, located at the far northwest tip of Pennsylvania on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is the fourth-largest city in the state with a population of roughly 100,000. In...
An altar for a Day of the Dead celebration with a purple skeleton, orange flowers, and a poster with photos on it.
What makes a community vibrant? Is it its nightlife, restaurants, shops, or a proliferation of arts organizations and public art? While the answer to that question is all of the...
Man in baseball uniform holding a bat on stage.
Maine is known for many things: lobsters, stunning vistas, lots of snow, lots of moose, and as the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Stephen King, to name just a...
Man and woman examine a dulcimer
Located in the state’s eastern Appalachian region, Hindman, Kentucky, has seen its share of hardship in recent decades. The collapse of the coal industry left behind rampant unemployment, and the...
A colorful bus parked in front of a museum.
How do you run a museum in a blue-collar town?” asked Bruce Pepich, executive director of the Racine Art Museum (RAM) . Throughout his 43-year tenure with the museum, Pepich’s...
In our fourth most popular post of 2016, U.S. Representative Alma Adams, who represents North Carolina's 12th District, talks about her life in the arts.
Our Milestone videos celebrate the nation's foremost arts organizations.

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