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Arts Post: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

NEA proposes a new American Artists of the Year award

Yacub Addy, Ghanian drum master and 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow. The National Endowment for the Arts has proposed eliminating separate categories for its prestigous individual awards and rolling the honors into one category called NEA American Artists of...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 18, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Endowment for the Arts  | Tags:  Jazz Masters Fellowships, NEA American Artists of the Year, National Endowment for the Arts, National Heritage Fellowships, Opera Honors  
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House proposes FTC move to make room for National Gallery

A proposal to give the National Gallery of Art more space by opening a spacious annex across the street in the headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has moved closer to reality. The House committee that oversees federal buildings...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 17, 2011; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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VFW gives $500,000 to U.S. Army museum

(Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) The plans to build the National Museum of the United States Army received a considerable boost Wednesday when the Veterans of Foreign Wars donated $500,000 to the museum. The museum, which will...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 17, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  Ft. Belvoir, National Museum of the United States Army, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a national Army museum  
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Ben's Chili Bowl donates papers, artifacts to GWU's Africana Research Center

Polaroid pictures from 1991 show the redevelopment of U Street NW in front of Ben's Chili Bowl. (The Washington Post) An old, stained menu and a photograph of President-elect Obama on his first visit to Ben's Chili Bowl are...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 16, 2011; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  
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Backstage: Arena Stage's 2011-12 season; Michael Kahn directs opera in Dallas

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. Arena Stage's 2011-12 season will include two world premieres, a mini-Eugene O'Neill festival, visiting productions from Chicago's Goodman Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a revival of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man."...

By Jane Horwitz  | February 16, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Models so young they still have pimples

At Charlotte Ronson's Saturday evening show, if you could look past the torn stockings and homage to all things Kate Moss, you'd have seen something equally undesirable: the seemingly pimply skin of teens walking in her show. Maybe the blemishes...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 15, 2011; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion  
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Smithsonian video game exhibition voting is open

Cross posted from Faster Forward Are video games art? An upcoming Smithsonian exhibition featuring video games seems to say the answer is yes, but leaves it up to you to decide which games should be in its exhibit. Voting has...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 15, 2011; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Macy's pays tribute to Eunice Johnson

From February 17 - February 21, Macy's at Metro Center is paying tribute to Eunice Walker Johnson, the creator and producer/director of the Ebony/Fashion Fair traveling fashion show for many years. The exhibit "For the Love of Color" opens...

By Erin Williams  | February 15, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion  
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President's budget reduces almost all cultural funding

For the proposed federal budget for fiscal 2012, released Monday, almost all of the agencies and museums that receive government dollars saw their checkbooks trimmed. The budget sent to Capitol Hill by the administration is a starting point for discussions...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 14, 2011; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Arts Budget, National Endowment for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, smithsonian Institution  
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Hillary talks handbags in Harper's

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is glamming it up for the new Harper's Bazaar with a revealing interview in which she dishes about everything from her fondness for Grey's Anatomy to how her mother keeps her updated on Dancing with the Stars.

By Stephanie Green  | February 14, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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President suggests reductions for almost all cultural funding

In the administration's fiscal 2012 budget request, released Monday, the National Endowment for the Arts was penciled in for $146.2 million. That number, which now has to be debated by Congress, represents a 13 percent reduction from the fiscal 2010...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 14, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian  | Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian Institution  
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Kanye, Alicia choose Fashion over Grammys

A lot of people need better calendars. First, the master planners at Buckingham Palace scheduled Kate and Wills' nuptials for the weekend we media types are set to celebrate a more dysfunctional marriage of press and president at the White...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 14, 2011; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion  
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Euan Morton both frisky and pensive at Signature

"I was not accosted by a drunk Scottish drag queen," a frisky Euan Morton insisted at Signature Theatre Thursday. The singer-actor, Scotland-born but living stateside since his 2003 Broadway debut in "Taboo" playing Boy George (and co-starring with Boy George,...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 14, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Reviews  
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