National Endowment for the Arts

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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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463 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly podcast produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Tuesdays. Find out more at arts.gov

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130 Pieces

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

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16 Pieces

NEA Literary Moments showcase writers and the literature they create through Big Read Moments, Poetry Out Loud Moments, and Shakespearean Moments.

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12 Pieces

This series includes miscellaneous audio from our quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, shorter pieces we've featured on the NEA blog, Art Works, and sound from our series, Short Cuts.

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4 Pieces

Quick Study--a podcast about research in the arts from the National Endowment for the Arts

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26 Pieces

The Big Read initiative was created to inspire people to read more great literature. As part of this program, the NEA produced several half-hour audio documentaries to accompany print materials.


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NEA JAZZ MASTER ARTIE SHAW WAS THE SON OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND HUNG OUT ON THE STREETS OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ARTIE SHAW WAS ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF PLAYING HIS CLARINET. BUT HE NEVER REALLY CARED MUCH ABOUT THE BUSINESS SIDE OF MUSIC.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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ARTIE SHAW WAS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND OUTRAGEOUS FIGURES IN JAZZ. HE ONCE WROTE AN EPITAPH FOR HIMSELF WHICH READ, HE DID THE BEST HE COU...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND WAS A BIG FAN OF CLARINET AND SAX PLAYER, SIDNEY BECHET.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 9
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MCPARTLAND’S MUSICAL EDUCATION CONTINUED AT LONDON’S GUIDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC WHERE SHE STUDIED CLASSICAL PIANO.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 8
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IN 1943, MCPARTLAND MET CORNETIST JIMMY MCPARTLAND AT A USO CAMP IN BELGIUM. SHE WAS THE PIANIST AND HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE BAND THAT PLAYED FOR ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND AND HER TRIO PLAYED A LONG RUNNING GIG AT THE HICKORY HOUSE, A FAMOUS NEW YORK NIGHTCLUB. EVERYONE USED TO STOP ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 7
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AS A YOUNG GIRL, NEA JAZZ MASTER MCPARTLAND GOT HER FIRST TASTE OF THE CHALLENGES OF PLAYING FOR A LIVE AUDIENCE.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 8
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IN 1956, 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS TOOK A SEAT IN THE RENOWNED DIZZY GILLESPIE BIG BAND. IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG FRIENDSHIP, WITH GI...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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SOME YOUNG MUSICIANS STUMBLE UPON A TEACHER WHO COMPLETELY CHANGES THE COURSE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS WAS ONE OF THE...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 9