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Dinaw Mengestu
Photo by Michael Lionstar

Big Read Author

The author discusses the NEA Big Read selection, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, his novel about an Ethiopian exile in a gentrifying Washington DC neighborhood.

David Mura
Photo Courtesy of American Program Bureau, Inc.

Writer and Spoken-Word Performer

David Mura uses his considerable talents as a poet, novelist, memoirist and performer to explore what it means to be Japanese-American.

Sherrie Maricle
Photo by Bill Westmoreland

Drummer and Band Leader

Sherrie Maricle has played with jazz legends, leads an all-woman big band, and forges new roads for women in jazz. [29:28]

Terrel McCrany
 

Playwright and 2013 MacArthur Fellow

McCraney shares his exuberant passion for live performance and his determination to bring theater to underserved kids in Miami. [32:26]

Josh McManus

Photo courtesy of Josh McManus

Innovator

Josh McManus talks about the thousand little things that make up creative placemaking. [27:17]

Natalie Merchant
Photo by Mark Seliger

Singer/Songwriter

Natalie Merchant discusses her love of poetry.[24:27]

Delfeayo Marsalis

Trombonist and producer, NEA Jazz Master

Delfeayo Marsalis: it's all in the family. [34:32]

Meredith Monk
Photo by Jesse Frohman

Composer, Choreographer, Performer

Meredith Monk reflects on her 45-year career as a performance artist. [41:35]

Stephen Manes
Photo courtesy of Stephen Manes

Author

Stephen Manes discusses his book Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear, his inside look at a full season of Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet. [24:58]

Nic Muni
Photo by Richard Cawood

Opera Director

Innovative director Nic Muni talks about the challenges and rewards of producing opera. [26:20]

John Maeda
Photo courtesy of the Rhode Island School of Design

President, Rhode Island School of Design

John Maeda: designing at the intersection of art and technology [29:43]

Christian McBride
Photo by Chi Modu

Jazz Musician

Bassist Christian McBride talks about jazz.  [31:58]

Linda Murray
Photo courtesy of Solas Nua

Artistic Director, Solas Nua, Washington, DC

Linda Murray talks about her organization Solas Nua, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. [29:01]

Dan Morgenstern
Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Jazz Master

Dan Morgenstern, recipient of the 2007 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, discusses the 2011 class of NEA Jazz Masters. [27:27]

Judy McCulloh
Photo by Mary E Yeomans

NEA National Heritage Fellow

Awarded the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes Award for the preservation of cultural heritage, Judith McCulloh talks about her extensive work as a folklorist and editor at the University of Illinois Press.   [24:04]

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