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Art Works Podcast: Bryan Doerries

August 16, 2012 Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp in Theater of War. Photo by Howard Korn This week’s podcast pulls back the curtain on Theater of War. Its artistic director and founder, Bryan Doerries, is a classicist and translator, who was convinced that the Greek tragedies still had the power to move contemporary audiences, particularly […]

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Art Works Podcast: Richard Currey

August 9, 2012 By Josephine Reed Richard Currey. Photo courtesy of The Writer’s Center This week’s podcast is a little bit different. We wanted to continue the conversation begun with the recent issue of NEA Arts which focuses on the rich intersections of the arts and the military. So, we asked Vietnam veteran and author […]

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Art Works Podcast: Michele Lowe

August 2, 2012 By Josephine Reed Piter Marek and Alok Tewari in a Denver Center Theatre production of Inana. Photo by Terry Shapiro This week’s podcast takes us backstage with playwright Michele Lowe. Although it’s not easy to make a living in the arts, Lowe has become a successful playwright whose work has been produced […]

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Art Works Podcast: Ron Capps

July 26, 2012 By Josephine Reed Ron Capps leads a workshop for the Veterans Writing Project, which he founded in 2011. Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers magazine This week, as we prepare for the upcoming special issue of NEA Arts which looks at the arts and the military, the podcast features a conversation with […]

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Art Works Podcast: Capital Bop

July 19, 2012 By Josephine Reed A DC Jazz Loft performance. Photo by Kyoko Takenaka, used courtesy of Capital Bop In this week’s podcast, we go behind-the-scenes with Capital Bop. Writer Gio Russonello and musician Luke Stewart were used to seeing each another at one or another of Washington, DC’s many jazz clubs. The problem […]

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Art Works Podcast: Yeohlee Teng

July 12, 2012 By Josephine Reed Yeohlee Teng’s storefront in the Garment District. Photo by Yvonne Brooks In this week’s podcast, we talk with clothing designer Yeohlee Teng. When Teng heard New York City’s mayor announce possible changes in zoning regulations that protect manufacturing space in Midtown Manhattan’s Garment District, she got to work. As […]

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Art Works Podcast: Curator Sarah Cash

July 5, 2012 By Josephine Reed Mount Corcoran by Albert Bierstadt, used courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art In this week’s podcast, we celebrate the Fourth of July by visiting one of the great collections of American art. With curator Sarah Cash as guide, we learn what went into the making of the American […]

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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman, Part Two

June 28, 2012 By Josephine Reed Andy Statman on the mandolin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Statman This week’s podcast is the second part of our interview with Klezmer clarinetist, Mandolin-player, composer, and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Andy Statman. While Statman is a musician who wears many hats brilliantly, he was honored with a National […]

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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman

June 21, 2012 By Josephine Reed Photo courtesy of Andy Statman This week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship, which “recognizes folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations.” Now in its 30th year, it’s the nation’s […]

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Art Works Podcast: Dean Bakopoulos

June 14, 2012 By Josephine Reed Dean Bakopoulos. Photo by Amanda Okopski This week’s podcast is a conversation with Dean Bakopoulos, who easily navigates the worlds of fiction and journalism. Currently a professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University, Bakopoulos has lectured at Michigan, Cornell, and other universities […]

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