Get a Lesson in “The Art of Survival”

This blog was guest-written by Tony Harris. Tony is a journalist and filmmaker and hosts The Discovery ID true crime series Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris.   I must admit, before starting work on the GPB film The Art of Survival featuring The Georgia Ballet, I didn’t know the difference between a tendu and a port […]

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How Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Shattered Barriers

By SEAN GREGORY When Misty Copeland first joined the American Ballet Theater, one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, at age 17, she couldn’t help but feel like an outsider. “We don’t know in history that black women, from the beginning of time in ballet, have been told to lighten their skin, […]

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What the Arts & Culture Industry Needs Now Are Interesting Brands

By Andi Davids Art not only tells an important historical story, but it can also act as a moral compass in modern times, challenging perceptions, encouraging empathy, and promoting action. So, why has funding for the arts and humanities been under attack and vulnerable to political pressure even as it helps drive the economy forward? Dale Carnegie, author of How […]

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Protecting the Art: First-Person with Jazz Pianist and Leader Helen Sung

By Ann Meier Baker and Paulette Beete Helen Sung’s life in music started with a red toy piano. As Sung recalled in a recent interview with NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, “Somehow, this little red plastic piano showed up. It had about 12 keys and they were multi-colored, and I carried […]

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