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Shifting to the Future

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010

The intersection of arts, politics, business, and media is a busy place to reside but it’s where Derrick Ashong thrives.

Senate Arts Report Card- Dirty Dozen

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010

Have you ever brought home an F grade on a report card?  What about in the arts?  As a kid as long as you gave it your best, it was hard to fail the arts. Well acing and failing the arts means something different when it comes to being a Senator.

Stimulus Funds Serve as a Ray of Light

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010

Federal funds have had a large impact on Broward County, Florida. In fact, funds from the federal economic stimulus package saved forty-seven jobs in the arts at 17 different cultural organizations.

The Memories we Find in Music

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010

While waging the never-ending battle with clutter in my apartment the other day I stumbled across an album that I hadn’t listened to in several years. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since and not because of the music.

Bringing the Healing Power of Music to Children

Posted on: Aug 18, 2010

The walls in the oncology department of Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Washington will soon be ringing with music again.

Music Creates an Unlikely Partnership

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010

What happens when the former Secretary of State gets together with the Queen of Soul? Beautiful music for a good cause.

Congress Creates Arts in Education Week

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res. 275, legislation designating the second week of September as "Arts in Education Week."

Old Movie Houses Become Centers of the Community

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010

Theatres across the US have news for Netflix, iTunes and other streaming and rental video options – don’t count them out just yet. Old movie houses in communities like Langdon, North Dakota are seeing a resurgence based on their appeal as a center of the community.

Why Are You An Advocate for the Arts?

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010

We all have our own reasons for standing up for the arts and arts education. For me it’s the fact that I find myself transported to another time and place whenever I read a book – like a mini vacation from my regular life.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Grants

Posted on: Jul 7, 2010

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) chair Rocco Landesman has been working to broaden the grant guidelines of other federal agencies to include provisions for arts and culture.

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