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Nick Cave

Photo by Matias Roskos

Artist

Nick Cave, chosen to participate in the U.S. State Department's Arts-in-Embassies program, talks about his Sound Suits, a unique blend of sculpture, fashion, and dance. [26:13]

John Collins
Photo by Ariana Truman

Founder/Director Elevator Repair Service

Backstage with the director of Gatz, a play that takes as its text F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic of and about the Jazz Age. [36:04]

Christopher Paul Curtis
Photo courtesy of the author

Author

Christopher Paul Curtis talks about making history real for young readers. [34:01]

Richard Currey
Photo courtesy of Richard Currey

Author, Veteran

A writer and Vietnam Veteran discusses Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. [28:31]

Ron Capps
Photo courtesy of Ron Capps

Author, Veteran, Operation Homecoming Writing Instructor

Ron Capps helps returning service members write their way home. [27:06]

Luke Stewart and Gio Russonello
Photo by Jason Crane

Capital Bop

Capital Bop expanding the DC’s jazz audience in unexpected places. [32:22]

Sarah Cash
Courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Curator of the American Art Wing at the Corcoran Gallery

Sarah Cash discusses the making of a great collection of American art.

Liz Carroll
Photo by Robert Hakalski

Irish Fiddler and National Heritage Fellow

Liz Carroll talks about and demonstrates the multiplicity of Irish music. [38:15]

John Conklin
Photo courtesy of Boston Lyric Opera

2011 NEA Opera Honoree

Stage Designer John Conklin discusses opera as a collaborative event. [29:48]

Sara Coffey
Photo by Jeff Woodward

Arts programmer and presenter

Co-Founder of the Vermont Performance Lab, Sara Coffey talks about creating spaces and community support for contemporary dance in rural Vermont.  [26:06]

Creative Placemaking in Miami
Lolo Reskin, founder of Sweat Records

Three of Miami’s cultural organizers talk about the  power of art in building community. [31:43]

Jim 'Texas Shorty' Chancellor
Photo by Alan Govenar

NEA National Heritage Fellow

2010 National Heritage Fellow, Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor talks about the great tradition of Texas fiddling. [25:43]

Ron Carter
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter, bassist/cellist/educator extraordinaire, talks about his career playing jazz and classical music. [25:21]

Bert Crenca
Photo by Pam Murray

Artistic Director, AS220, Providence, RI

Bert Crenca talks about founding the community arts center AS220, its interaction with the city Providence, and its arts education offshoot AS220 Youth. [24:46]

Merce Cunningham
Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Choreographer National Medal of Arts recipient (1909-2009)

An appreciation of the life and legacy of one of our greatest choreographers. [22:52]

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