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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502 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly program 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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9 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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  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 6
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George Benson gets his first big break when Jack McDuff invites him to audition.

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master George Benson on his own version of Miles Davis' "So What"

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young on his unique name and his start in music.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young is still playing, after all these years.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young discusses his craft and his solo in "Uptown Blues."

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 6
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In 1967, NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young chose to play in the The Tonight Show band.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
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Toots Thielemans composed one of his best compositions in 1962. Bluesette!

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
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Toots Thielemans talks about being inspired by music at age 5.

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7