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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.

Pianos Appear on NYC Sidewalks

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010

Pianos have popped up all over New York City, inviting passers by to take a moment and make some music.

50 States 50 Days

Posted on: Jun 24, 2010

Starting on Saturday, July 31 and continuing until Saturday, September 18, Americans for the Arts Action Fund will coordinate a “50 States 50 Days” initiative that supports local advocacy activities in all 50 states and in as many congressional districts as possible.

Film Showcases the Power of Arts Education

Posted on: Jun 23, 2010

Can you imagine a teacher so powerful that they inspired you to pick up your instrument and return to your old band thirty years later? Students of Conrad O. Johnson (aka Prof) can – they made the journey mentally and physically to rejoin the Kashmere Stage Band more than three decades later.

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