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Art Works Podcast: Na’alehu Anthony

May 31, 2012 By Josephine Reed An image still from Papa Mau: The Wayfinder. Image courtesy of Palikū Documentary Films This week’s podcast introduces us to Mau Piailug and his contribution to the revitalization of Polynesian culture. He is the subject of a documentary film by Na’alehu Anthony called Papa Mau: The Wayfinder. During the […]

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Art Works Podcast: Maxine Hong Kingston

May 10, 2012 Maxine Hong Kingston. Photo by Michael Lionstar This week’s podcast focuses on author, Maxine Hong Kingston. Kingston is a pioneering author who in many ways cleared the path for both ethnic and women’s literature. In language that is lyrical and poetic, she looks at the complications of leaving one country for another, […]

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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens on Thelonious Monk

April 27, 2012 By Adam Kampe Jimmy Owens, center, and his band perform The Monk Project at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center. Image by Frank Stewart I’ll never forget the moment I met Jimmy Owens in the back of Dizzy’s Club a few months ago. The man who often dons a hat […]

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Art Works Podcast: Delfeayo Marsalis

April 26, 2012 By Josephine Reed Delfeayo Marsalis. Photo courtesy of the musician Meet Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists and producers working in jazz today, and the third son in the acclaimed Marsalis family. (And for you trivia lovers, the Marsalis family has received the one and only group NEA Jazz Masters Award.) […]

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Art Works Podcast: Ahmad Jamal

April 5, 2012 By Josephine Reed Ahmad Jamal at the piano. Photo courtesy of DL/Media This week’s podcast begins our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with a conversation with legendary pianist and 1994 NEA Jazz Master, Ahmad Jamal. Jamal plays the piano with both subtley and virtuosity. As Miles Davis put it, Jamal allowed the […]

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Art Works Podcast: Sarah Greenough

March 22, 2012 By Josephine Reed A letter from Georgia O’Keeffe to Alfred Stieglitz. From the Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe Archive, Yale Collection of American Literature. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library In this week’s podcast, we learn the story behind the massive correspondence between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe. “You are a very, very […]

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Art Works Podcast: Liz Carroll

March 15, 2012 By Josephine Reed Liz Carroll. Photo by Knuff Photography As we celebrate our 100th podcast—and St. Patrick’s Day!—today’s podcast features National Heritage Fellow Liz Carroll, who has long been recognized as one of the great Irish fiddle players. Born and raised in Chicago, Carroll participated in informal Irish musical gatherings, called sessions, […]

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Art Works Podcast with Rita Dove

President Obama with Poet Laureate Rita Dove

February 16, 2012 By Josephine Reed Poet/author Rita Dove with President Barack Obama at the National Medal of the Arts ceremony on February 13, 2012. Photo by Anthony Brown, Imigination Photography This week’s podcast puts the spotlight on 2011 National Medal of Arts recipient Rita Dove. Dove has had a remarkable career as a poet, […]

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Out of the mouths of medalists….

February 13, 2012 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient and singer/dancer/actor Rita Moreno receives her medal from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 25, 2010. Photo by Richard Frasier. This afternoon President Obama will award the 2011 National Medal of Arts to seven individuals and one organization […]

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Art Works Podcast: Robert Battle

February 2, 2012 By Josephine Reed Behind the scenes of Robert Battle’s Takademe. Photo by Paul Kolnik Meet Robert Battle. He just completed his first season as artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and is only the third artistic leader since Alvin Ailey began the company in 1958. The great dancer Judith […]

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