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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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Caption: Ralph Fasanella
Blue-collar worker and union organizer Ralph Fasanella would have been 100 this week. His paintings of urban working class people struggling and t...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Exhibit of Harold Kyle's sculpture
Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Opening Day of WE ARE-A Nation of Immigrants, Credit: Courtesy of INKCT.com
Joe Standart’s publically displayed photographs in New London’s city center shows the soul of a city.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mickela at the Asrlar Sadosi Festival in Navoi, Uzbekistan -, Credit: Madina Khusanova
As host of the Emmy Award-winning series Barefeet, Mickela Mallozzi travels the world learning the traditional dances and music of each place she v...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Shannon O’Neill, an audience member, Brandon Scott Jones, Connor Ratliff, and Molly Thomas , Credit: : Photo by Teresa Castracane. Courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
Improvisers Shannon O'Neill and Brandon Scott Jones from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater explain how they do what they do.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Story District, Credit: Alexander Morozov
Everyone has a story; Story District helps tell it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Harford Community Radio and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
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