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Photo by Edwin Remsberg, courtesy of Maryland State Arts Council

2016 National Heritage Fellow and Button Accordionist

Building a community for traditional Irish music.


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Photo courtesy of Kao Kalia Yang

Author, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

A personal story that speaks to the moment.


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Photo by  Joan Marcus

Creator of Hamilton and In the Heights

His life in the theater didn’t begin with Hamilton.

Choreographer and founder of the Victory Dance Project

Founding her company after a near-fatal accident, Amy’s work is an exuberant affirmation.

Author of The Artist’s Compass and President and CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles

In her new book, Rachel Moore gives practical advice and strategic insight for creating a career in the performing arts.


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Photo courtesy of VAP

Founder and CEO of Veteran Artist Project

 Creating opportunities for veterans who are artists

President and CEO of Arts Quest

Reclaiming the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Plant for the arts gives a region new life.


James McBride Hadshot wearing a hart.

Photo by Chia Messina

Author, Musician, and former National Council on the Arts member

McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.


Headshot of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Creator and star of Hamilton

Making history on Broadway.

Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare’s World and Ours.


A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage


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Photo courtesy of Jan Beatty.


The poetry of the working class.


Headshot Gary Burton

Photo by Jimmy Katz

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Vibraphonist

One of the great jazz virtuosos take us through his musical journey.


Headshot of Wendy Oxenhorn

Photo by Francesco Pini

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America

Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.


Headshot of Johnnetta Cole

photo credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Dr. Cole’s mission is to inspire a love of art especially in girls from under-represented communities.