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Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

The Wal-Marting of American Theater

Scott Walters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Scott Walters

Like the business leaders and legislators who promote Wal-Mart as an economic engine, theater artists and educators who continue to promote this system are contributing to the homogenization of the American theater.

Educating for Democracy: Eliminating the Deficit, A Modest Proposal

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

I would like to offer my own modest proposal to not just balance the budget but eliminate the deficit, not in ten years, or even five years, but in two at the most.

My Part in Arts Education, Preservation, and Collaboration

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

As artists and people dedicated to the arts, it is our responsibility to spearhead arts education -- and help integrate it into our education systems.

Rocco Landesman, Broadway Producer, Nominated To Lead NEA

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rocco Landesman, a producer known for bringing such hits as "Big River," "Angels in America" and "The Producers" to Broadway, has b...