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Topic - National Endowment For The Arts
President Obama on Wednesday named his choice to lead the National Endowment for the Arts, which has been without a chairman for more than a year.
The White House says President Barack Obama intends to nominate Jane Chu as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Joan Mondale was given a grand platform when her husband was elected Jimmy Carter's vice president in 1976. And she used it.
Congress' spending bill funds the National Endowment for the Arts, but one art project finally is getting cut off: the official portrait paintings of presidents, Cabinet secretaries and high-ranking members of Congress.
Pianist Keith Jarrett accepted the nation's highest jazz honor by ironically noting he was being recognized as a Jazz Master even though he got kicked out of the Berklee College of Music and fired from his first trio gig after someone asked him to "play something bouncy."
Nashville graphic designer Leslie Haines likes the idea of her artwork rolling along Tennessee roadways, right there above thousands of bumpers, in the vibrant turquoise license plate she designed to promote the arts.
Like a deal with the devil, accepting money from the federal government comes with strings. Whether it be the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the National Endowment for the Arts or organizations in between, accepting taxpayer dollars necessarily means abiding by terms and conditions set by Congress.
Ann Romney told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that her husband "would have been a fabulous president."
If he's feeling well enough, jazz bassist Charlie Haden would like to convey a message when he is recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend about the need for music that leads people "to think about the deeper things."
Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quipped that his legs don't work but his mouth does after he was pushed onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. And once he put his harmonica to his lips, he more than lived up to his words.
Nearly two dozen theaters around the country will offer free and discounted tickets for plays, classes and other services to veterans and military families under a program being launched this week that builds off a similar one for museums.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will recalibrate his message over the final weeks of the race, his campaign said Monday, putting a "new emphasis" on the "specific aspects" of his policy prescriptions for strengthening the nation's economy and foreign policy abroad.
Pianists Mose Allison and Eddie Palmieri, saxophonist Lou Donaldson and New York jazz club owner Lorraine Gordon are being honored with the nation's highest honor in jazz.
Pianist-songwriter Mose Allison, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and Latin jazz bandleader Eddie Palmieri have been chosen to receive the nation's highest jazz honor.
A Silver Spring musician is one of the 2012 National Heritage Fellows, the National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday.