Features

March 19, 2010 San Diego & Los Angeles, CA According to Rocco, his nearly week-long visit to California has been ?educational, informational, and incredibly informative.? We caught up with the Chairman yesterday for a few moments as he was leaving a panel on San Francisco?s urban revitalization...
March 18, 2010 Washington, DC And he?s off . . . to Michigan, that is. Rocco?s heading to the Midwest next week touching down in Chelsea on Monday, March 22 and heading on to Detroit on Tuesday, March 23. In Chelsea (population 5,005), the day kicks off with a tour of the Purple Rose Theatre hosted...
March 12, 2010 Washington, DC Zydeco musician "Queen" Ida Guillory, a 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellow, has called San Francisco home since 1947 when she relocated with her parents from Louisiana. She spoke with the NEA about California's culturally vibrant Cajun population and how she went from...
A man and a woman in costume
Not surprisingly, the nation's highest concentration of arts organizations is in metropolitan areas, which means that many Americans, particularly those in rural areas, have limited access to high-quality arts experiences...
Samuel Green and BreAnna Jones
In December 2007, Washington native Samuel Green became the state's first poet laureate. The author of 10 poetry collections, he is also the longtime editor of Brooding Heron Press, which...
African-American woman at a microphone
In just its first year of participation, the U.S. Virgin Islands saw its Poetry Out Loud champion, Charlotte Amalie High School sophomore Shawntay A. Henry, crowned the program's third national...
People sit at small looms
Diane Bowman is executive director of Española Valley Fiber Arts (EVFA), a site on the north central loop of New Mexico's Fiber Arts Trail. A nonprofit membership organization, EVFA functions...
Woman in front of a blanket
Spanning approximately 1,400 miles in three regions, New Mexico's Fiber Arts Trail highlights the work of the state's many fiber artists working in traditions such as weaving, basketry, and quilting...
Colorful mural
Although Kansas native Aaron Douglas was one of the leading visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance, he was both under-recognized and underappreciated in his home state. To change that fact,...
Teneise Mitchell, Mora Amina Parker, Erin Barnett, Erin Moore, and Tracy Vogt
Thanks to Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, you don't have to live in Pennsylvania to know the commonwealth is home to performing artists of a national caliber. Since 1997, the...

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