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Obama to Present National Medal of Arts to BAM, Bill T. Jones

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

President Obama will present the National Medal of Arts to 12 recipients including the Brooklyn Academy of Music during a White House ceremony on Monday at 3 pm.

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Classical Music’s Demise? Slate Column Stirs up Anger on Internet

Friday, January 24, 2014

An article with a particularly tough assessment of the state of classical music has stirred up a hornet's nest on the Internet.

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Operavore

A Conversation with the NEA's Outgoing Opera Chief

Friday, December 20, 2013

In an interview with Fred Plotkin, Wayne S. Brown discusses the place of opera in the U.S. The artform, he says, "creates opportunities for creativity that is frequently embraced by other art forms.”

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Conducting Business

State of the Arts: Behind the NEA Survey

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Watch the archived webcast on the future of arts audiences, which comes on the heels of a new NEA survey on public participation. It showed a decline in Americans' arts consumption.

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WQXR Features

Graphics: Arts Audiences Are Growing More Diverse

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Arts audiences are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art forms including Latin music, jazz and dance performances saw modest upticks in attendance due in part to growing minority participation.

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NEA Report: Arts Audiences Grow More Diverse Amid Declines

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The National Endowment for the Arts released a report Thursday showing that attendance has declined for traditional cultural forms theater, museums and classical concerts.

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Report: Opera Attendance Drops, Digital Engagement Rises

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The advocacy group Americans for the Arts has just published a 145-page report on the nation's arts scene health. Here's what it said about opera.

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House GOP Vows to Slash Arts Funding

Monday, July 22, 2013

House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.

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WQXR Blog

Kickstarter vs. The NEA: Which Provides More Arts Funding?

Sunday, July 07, 2013

A talk last week at the Aspen Institute reignited a debate that has been circulating in the arts world over the past year: does the website Kickstarter raise more money for the arts than the federal government?

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NEA Chairman to Step Down After 3 Years

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is stepping down after three years on the job.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Cutting Funding to Arts isn't Good Business

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I can turn on the TV, watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, or I can drive over to the federally subsidized Kennedy Center and watch Dr. Lonnie Smith crush it on the Hammond organ with his trio.

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WNYC News

Morning News by the Numbers

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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9,200 - That's how many bedbug complaints were filed through the city's 3-1-1 hotline last year. That's a 34 percent jump over the year before.

24.6 billion - How many dollars New York State stands to get in ...

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