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Children Leverage Art to Raise Money for Change in New Orleans

Posted on: Mar 20, 2010

Lead contamination and art may not seem as though they have much in common but when renowned artist Mel Chin discovered that the soil of New Orleans was among the most lead-polluted in the United States he decided art was part of the solution.

MusicianCorps Brings Music to Students Across American

Posted on: Mar 15, 2010

The civic value of music in America is far greater than entertainment alone. Music can help youth to develop "the imagination to create," as well as discipline, perseverance, teamwork and other critical skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century.

First National Arts Index Released

Posted on: Jan 23, 2010

This morning, Americans for the Arts released the first ever National Arts Index measuring the health and vitality of the arts in the United States. Think of it as a measure like the Dow Jones, telling you about the health of the stock market but focused on the arts.

Wynton Marsalis Inspires His Audience at the Nancy Hanks Lecture

Posted on: Jan 23, 2010

World-renowned trumpeter, composer and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis dazzled and inspired his audience with a moving lecture mixed with performance titled The Ballad of the American Arts.

Wynton Marsalis

Posted on: Jan 23, 2010

"If an artist sings deep enough, he takes you to the frontiers of your soul." — Wynton Marsalis, 2009 Nancy Hanks Lecturer

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