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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: Sheila Jordan

March 29, 2012 By Josephine Reed Sheila Jordan. Photo by Jimmy Bruch This week’s podcast is the perfect bridge between Women’s History Month and Jazz Appreciation Month: it’s a conversation with legendary singer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. Jordan grew up with her grandparents in Pennsylvania’s coal-mining country. In high school, after she […]

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Art Works Podcast: Laura Lippman

March 8, 2012 By Josephine Reed Laura Lippman. Photo by Jan Cobb This week’s podcast features the award-winning writer of crime fiction, Laura Lippman. Lippman began her writing career as a journalist, and worked at the Baltimore Sun for 12 years. She credits her time with her hometown paper for revealing a city she had […]

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Art Works Podcast: Aditi Brennan Kapil

March 1, 2012 By Josephine Reed Scene from Agnes Under the Big Top. Photo courtesy of Long Wharf Theatre This week’s podcast presents Aditi Brennan Kapil whose play, Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Story was selected in 2010 for the NEA’s New Play Development Program. Set in a large, unnamed American city, the […]

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Art Works Podcast: Stanley Nelson

February 9, 2012 By Josephine Reed Freedom Riders gather with authorities alongside their burning bus after a mob attack outside Anniston, Alabama. Photo courtesy of Firelight Media This week’s podcast is a talk with award-winning director Stanley Nelson, who’s known for his documentaries about critical historical subjects such as Jonestown and Emmett Till. His recent […]

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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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Art Works Podcast: Meredith Monk

January 26, 2012 By Josephine Reed Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension being performed in Ann Hamilton’s Tower. Photo by Babeth VanLoo This week’s podcast is a lively conversation with Meredith Monk, who has been an innovative artistic force for over 45 years. Moving among the disciplines of voice, dance, theater, and film with fluidity and […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jack DeJohnette, Part Two

January 12, 2012 By Josephine Reed Portrait of Jack DeJohnette by Michael G. Stewart This week’s podcast is the second half of our conversation with legendary drummer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette. DeJohnette’s wide-ranging style makes him a dynamic sideman and bandleader, and he has played with virtually every major jazz figure from […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jimmy Owens

December 8, 2011 By Josephine Reed Jimmy Owens. © 2011 Stephanie Myers – All Rights Reserved This week’s podcast is a conversation with 2012 Jazz Master Jimmy Owens. The timing couldn’t be better: tomorrow, we celebrate his birthday and in early January, he releases his new CD called The Monk Project (which features fellow Jazz Master […]

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