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2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

The 2013 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants.

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NEA Arts: “Lifting the Spirits: The USO Brings the Arts to the Troops”

August 9, 2012 by Paulette Beete BNA recording artist Kellie Pickler joined the USO in honoring our nation’s real heroes with a week-long Memorial Day USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Paying homage to those who have fallen, as well as those currently serving on the front lines, Pickler dined with troops and […]

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Jazz Mix Tape: U.S. Poet Laureate edition

July 17, 2012 by Paulette Beete and Rebecca Gross Philip Levine. Photo by Geoffrey Berliner Thanks to his Detroit upbringing, former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has more than a passing connection with some of the country’s jazz legends, such as NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Burrell, Elvin Jones, and Tommy Flanagan. In fact, Levine has […]

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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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Klezmer Music and the Harvard Rowing Team

June 19, 2012 by Michal Shapiro Michal Shapiro. Photo by Bernard Levy There’s a joke about a Jewish rowing team. They practiced obsessively, hoping to compete one day, but they could never break the records of the big colleges. When one of their members got accepted to Harvard, they told him, “Observe how they row, report […]

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Taking a Look at NEA National Heritage Fellows

June 18, 2012 Text by Paulette Beete Images by Tom Pich Since the early 1990s, photographer Tom Pich, a native New Yorker, has traveled the U.S. meeting with and photographing NEA National Heritage fellows in their living rooms, in their studios, and in the landscapes that inspire them. Pich was inspired to take on this […]

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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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