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National Endowment for the Arts

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The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Justin Cronin's book, The City of Mirrors marks the end of the Passage trilogy--and what a ride it was!

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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"You can play notes, but if you don't put anything in the notes, that's what it is...just notes." - Pharoah Sanders.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
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As a composer and a horn player, Archie Shepp is a consummate innovator, never ceasing to push music forward.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Wendy Oxenhorn says "musicians and their records have saved our lives time and time again. We owe them the services they need to age well."

  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
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Vibraphonist Gary Burton is famous for his trailblazing four-mallet technique and his decades-long collaboration with Chick Corea.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Billy McComiskey, Credit: Edwin Remsburg, Remburg Inc.
Button accordionist and 2016 National Heritage fellow billy McComiskey plays beautifully and builds a community for irish music.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir is a personal story that speaks to the moment.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast, In the Heights, Credit: Joan Marcus
Lin-Manuel Miranda's life in theater didn't begin with Hamilton. He already won a 2008 Tony for Best Musical with In the Heights.

Bought by WNJR, WMUU-LP, and WABE


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: "Alive" Victory Dance Project, Credit: Jordan Hiraldo
Founding her company after a near-fatal accident, Amy Jordan’s choreography is an exuberant affirmation of dance.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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In her new book The Artist's Compass, Rachel Moore gives practical advice and strategic insight for creating a career in the performing arts.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Veteran Artist Program :The Home Show
The arts and military service are less dissimilar than you might think. That's why Veteran and singer Brian McDonald founded the Veteran Artist Pr...

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: SteelStacks, Credit: Jonathan Davies
Reclaiming the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Plant for the arts gives a region new life

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: MIchael Witmore, Credit: Folger Shakespeare Library
Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, talks about the reasons Shakespeare still resonates with us.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mickey Rowe
A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jan Beatty
Jan Beatty's poetry is unsentimental and clear-eyed about blue-collar work and the people who do it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gary Burton, Credit: Jimmy Katz
Gary Burton, one of the great jazz virtuosos, take us through his musical journey.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Wendy Oxenhorn, Credit: Francisco Pini
2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, Wendy Oxenhorn: Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2