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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570 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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13 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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19 Pieces

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

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27 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 Shirley Horn describes her Musical Childhood; Her Influences; Her Collaboration with Miles Davis; and Her Collaboration with Carmen...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess On His Early Life, Mother's Influence, Audience Interaction, Bassie's Leadership, and Playing with the Basie Family.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller on Tales of a Nun, The Tombone, Defining his Sound, "A Moment's Notice" and European Circus.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 9
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SHE ENDURED THE CRITICISM. IT WAS 1959. BY THIS TIME, LINCOLN HAD ALREADY RECORDED SEVERAL ALBUMS AND EVEN HAD A SINGING ROLE IN A MOVIE. PIANIS...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN DIDN’T PERFORM AS A SINGER UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE DIDN’T ACTUALLY ASPIRE TO PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL SHE WAS DIS...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 6
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THE LATE NEA JAZZ MASTER, ARTIE SHAW COMPOSED ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN SONGS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, BEGIN THE BEGUINE.

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 7
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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: 8
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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: 8
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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: 8
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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: 10