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National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

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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Ensemble for the Romantic Century blends chamber music with fully staged dramas and changes both theater and concerts in the process. Don Sanders i...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Jilann Spitzmiller, Credit: Genevieve Russell
In her documentary, Still Dreaming, Jilann Spitzmiller films octogenarian actors taking on a full production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's D...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WNJR, and WABE


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rahim AlHaj, Credit: Dan Merlo
Rahim AlHaj is quite simply one of the best oud players in the world. In this broadcast, Rahim performs and shares his story of leaving Iraq and c...

Bought by WABE, WMMT, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Edwidge Danticat, Credit: Jonathan Demme
In this conversation, Edwidge explores the writing of her powerful memoir, Brother, I’m Dying.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joe Wilson at the Henderson Festival, 2014, Credit: Ginger Correll
2001 National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson weaves his storytelling spell into the history of Blue Ridge Mountain culture.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, WMMT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Frieda and Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931, oil on canvas, , Credit: , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albert M. Bender Collection, Gift of Albert M. Bender © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F.  A
Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts Graham Beal takes us behind the scenes of the new exhibit Frida Kalho and Diego Rivera in Detroit

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hee Seo and Cory Stearns in ABT's Romeo and Juliet, Credit: Buddy Squires, ASC
The new Ric Burns documentary celebrates the 75th anniversary of American Ballet Theater and dance.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vera Nakonechny, Credit:  Yury Nakonechny
Ukrainian embroiderer, weaver and bead worker Vera Nakonechny keeps a traditional culture alive.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In his recent book, Speaking Wiri Wiri, poet Dan Vera brings light and often laughter to the immigrant experience.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal lives and breathes for jazz and it shows. For nearly 70 years, he's been presenting incredible musicians, many of wh...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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A born innovator, musician Charles Lloyd has been on the path to NEA Jazz Master for decades. In these Moments, he talks about growing up surrounde...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 2
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2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman shares stories about playing with NEA Heritage Fellow, BB King, falling in love with Charlie Parker, and learni...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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For years, Carla Bley has been a prolific composer, original arranger, and boundary-pushing pianist. Now, she's a 2015 NEA Jazz Master. In this bat...

Bought by KVSC and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Brando Skyhorse, Credit: Courtesy of the author
Brando Skyhorse had a childhood no one could make up. His memoir allowed him to create order from the chaos.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Carla Bley, Credit: D.D. Rider
Carla Bley is a prolific and agile composer and jazz pianist. She talks about her career--from Birdland to Montreux.

Bought by KPIP-LP, Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 4
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Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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The world legend is thrown around a lot, but saxophonist, flutist and composer Charles Lloyd is the real deal. He's much of a musical innovator tod...

Bought by KPIP-LP, Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sam White and Othello cast, Credit: Cybelle Codish
Sam White loves Detroit and loves Shakespeare. So, she emptied her bank account and started a site-specific professional theater company, Shakespea...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tonya Beckman as Ariel in The Tempest, Credit: Courtesy of The Taffety Punk Theater Company
Actor Tonya Beckman is a core member of the Taffety Punk Theater Company and a Riot Grrrl in good standing. They present classical theater with a...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Deborah Bond
Dual Lives Series: Deborah Bond sings like a dream, has three cds and tours internationally. But she still needs a day job to pay the bills.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3