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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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Art Works Podcast: André Watts

February 23, 2012 By Josephine Reed André Watts. Photo by Steve J. Sherman Meet legendary pianist and 2011 National Medal of Arts recipient André Watts. The son of a Hungarian pianist and an African-American soldier, Watts spent his early childhood in Europe before his family moved to Philadelphia. He is a brilliant classical pianist, and […]

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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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