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Today we are celebrating the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows with an interview with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley who spoke with us about the importance of the folk and traditional arts and his own career as a traditional Irish musician. "A community united by the ideals of...
Who's right? Find out tonight at 7:00 pm ET! Join us in person at GW's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC or online at arts.gov . Visit our News Room for details. And don't worry, it's not to late to invite some pals over to watch. Register for a viewing party here . (from l-r) #...
Judging the Poetry Out Loud National Finals is a tough job, but you know what they say---somebody's got to do it. So who are these somebodies? Well, according to our interviews with the judges, we have at least one haibun, one sestina, and some free verse in the bunch. Confused? Read on and we...
On Monday, 53 young people from all over the U.S. will take the stage at Washington, DC's Lisner Auditorium for two days of competition as each one strives to be the next Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Long after the competition is over, regardless of how far each participant ultimately...
Without a doubt, the young competitors of Poetry Out Loud have a tough job---not only do they have to memorize three poems word perfect, but they then have to recite those poems in front of a crowded auditorium knowing they are being judged on their accuracy, physical presence, voice and...
As most artists know, becoming a professional isn't necessarily about talent. It's about having the discipline to spend hours in the studio, the persistence to continually audition or submit despite inevitable rejection, and having a passion that outweighs financial desires. This is true...
Where do you find public art? Do you see it every day, in murals in your neighborhood or an art installation on your campus? Have you traveled to visit destinations like Mount Rushmore or Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millennium Park? There is a new tool to help you find public art--- the Public Art...
Wrapping up our coverage of the three finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, we're heading south to Charlotte, North Carolina, where several media outlet have joined forces to broaden their reach in covering the city's arts scene. The Charlotte Arts Journalism...
Image courtesy of Pixeltown In part two of our series catching up with the finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, we're heading to the City of Brotherly Love where Art Attack is mentoring the next generation of arts journalists while broadening the scope of the city...
This week's podcast introduces a little-known story about the arts and disaster recovery. Last autumn, Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeastern region of the United States, with New York City and surrounding areas hit particularly hard. Thousands of people were evacuated as their homes were...

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