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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]

Del McCoury
Photo courtesy of McCoury Music

NEA National Heritage Fellow

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury discusses his 50-year career, from joining Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the 1960s to multiple appearances at the Bonnaroo music and arts festival in the 2000s. [26:32]

Everett McCorvey
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Founder/Musical Director, American Spiritual Ensemble

Operatic tenor Everett McCorvey talks about how he was drawn into the music, how he helped build the opera program at University of Kentucky, and the difference between spirituals and gospel, among other topics.  [26:17]

Rita Moreno
Photo by Richard Frasier

National Medal of Arts recipient

Star of stage and screen--and winner of just about every performance award--Rita Moreno talks about her life as a performing artist. [28:06]

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