historic photo of the outside of the theater

Festival Theatre has been providing St. Croix Valley residents in Wisconsin with quality professional theater since 1990. The theater company produces seven plays a season in the rural community, which includes two children's shows. The NEA's Josephine Reed spoke with Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Danette Olsen about the challenges and benefits of running a rural theater company. Read...

Aire Frio. Photo by Asela Torres

Based in Miami, Teatro Avante has presented plays in both English and Spanish in venues across the country. Thanks to grants such as those administered by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through its US Artists International program, the theater has also performed globally, including a 2009 residency at Spain's Festival de Teatro de Villa de Molina. The NEA's Josephine Reed spoke with Teatro...

(l-r) 2010 NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson with 1988 NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor and 2008 NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero
New York, NY

January 12, 2010
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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman welcomes the audience to the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert
New York, NY

Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 12, 2010

The 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellows.

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony at the Capitol Visitors Center on September 22, 2009

Texas-style fiddler Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor opens the concert. He performs with his wife, Ruthie, and his brother, Robert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 24, 2009

Yacub Addy opens the banquet with a performance using his father’s drum. Photo by Tom Pich.

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 22, 2009

Community-Building through the National Folk Festival