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William Ferris

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Minister of Culture

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In France, the government has had a minister of culture for over 50 years, but here in the U.S., a cabinet-level cultural affairs post has never existed. That could soon change, as members of President Obama's arts review transition team have expressed interest in creating an "arts czar" position. William ...

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A Secretary of the Arts for America?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When music impresario Quincy Jones appeared on Soundcheck in December, he said the first thing he would do is “beg” President Obama to establish a cabinet-level position for the arts. Today, we revisit that conversation with a debate on whether a “secretary for the arts” is really a good idea. ...