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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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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 Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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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 Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
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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 Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
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 WNJR


  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 1
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 Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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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 Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 3
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 WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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 WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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 WNJR


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tayari Jones, Credit: Courtesy of Algonquin Press
Novelist Tayari Jones is one writer who loves writng.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: marian-anderson-the-lincoln-memorial-concert-1939, Credit: courtesy of national film preservation foundation
Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" Playbill., Credit: Photofest, Inc.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bernadine Mitchell in Bessie's Blues, wirtten and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Credit: Courtesy of Metro Stage
Writer, director, and actor, Thomas W. Jones II makes sense of the world through theater

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carolyn Mazloomi, Credit: Gale Zucker
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Singing and Praying Bands
Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions. He's the leader of The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Dela...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr Maria Rosario Jackson
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson talks about urban planning that has art at its heart.

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981, by  John Woodrow Wilson, Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. ©John Wilson/licensed by VAGA, New York.
With a new exhibit and catalog-- both titled Represent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts its extensive collection of African American art on vie...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1