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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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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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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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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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: 9
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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: 10
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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: 10
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WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN HEARD HER PARENTS’ BEAUTIFUL VOICES SINGING AROUND THE HOUSE AND IN CHURCH. AT AGE FOURTEEN, HER ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Branford Marsalis explains how NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock's "headhunters" created shockwaves in the Jazz Community.

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2009
  • Length: :59
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NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods explains that great jazz artists never lose their curiosity.

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
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NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods describes how he composes music.

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis remembers Joe Glaser getting his band a gig at Birdland.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on the most pivotal person who was instrumental to his music development.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Discusses how gospel music influenced him and his style of music.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9