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Catching Up with Girlstories Leadership Theatre

April 4, 2012 By Rebecca Gross Girlstories Leadership Theatre participants perform their summer production of The Dream We Dare. Photo by Fran Powers The first time we featured Girlstories Leadership Theatre (GLT) on the Art Works blog, the Tampa-based organization had just received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle […]

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Art Talk with Margaret Martin of the Harmony Project

November 22, 2011 by Paulette Beete Margaret Martin. Photo courtesy of the Harmony Project “Art, when alive and well within a society, is the creative force that drives innovation and effective solutions to social problems.” What happens when you mix a little kid playing Brahms with Los Angeles gangbangers? Well, if you’re Margaret Martin the […]

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Postcard from the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

November 8, 2011 By Rocco Landesman Michelle Obama poses with Judith Anderson and Salvador Flores-Martinez, representatives from ArtLab, based in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Steve Purcell Last week, I was at the White House—which is always a treat—for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. It’s a big event with the First Lady, who […]

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Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project Gives Students a Voice

November 2, 2011 NACAP student composers from Chinle High School work out their compositions with composer-in-resident Raven Chacon. Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon Music Fest Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama presented a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to the Grand Canyon Music Festival for its ten-year-old Native American Composers […]

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