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Rocco Landesman

Seriously President Obama, What About The NEA?

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Howard Sherman

November 21, 2013 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500 Dear President Obama: There was an anniversary yesterday, ...

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.

Rocco Landesman: Too Many Theaters?

Scott Walters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Looking at the facts, exactly where does Landesman see too many theaters? Everywhere in the U.S.? I live in Bakersville, N.C. (pop. 357), and I haven't noticed the place crawling with actors and directors.

Kickstarter Is On Track To Beat The National Endowment For The Arts In Funding

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Fundraising website Kickstarter is on track to beat the National Endowment for the Arts in funding, Talking Points Memo reports. In an exclusive in...

Lucas Kavner

More Artists, Less Money: Can They Adapt To The Recession?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

This is the first in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. Despite...

THE SKINNY: 2010 Otis Report On The Creative Economy Of The Los Angeles Region

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: The Power of Art and Artists: 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region Presented by Otis College of Art and Design WH...

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

WATCH: THEATRE: Filming Sondheim's Follies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In the brief period when I lived in Providence, Rhode Island, I was able to catch performances of several shows during their pre-Broadway Boston tryou...

A Tale of Two Biennials: Santa Fe and Denver

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leanne Goebel

Sixteen years ago, Santa Fe had a vision to establish a contemporary art museum with the focus of bringing contemporary art to the city with an accompanying biennial. In 2008, Denver decided to join the biennial craze.

The Arts, Our Government's Respect, and the Aspen Institute

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

In the Depression years, the WPA provided, encouraged and sponsored great art initiatives employing thousands of artists. The question was asked, "What has happened to us since then?"

Let the N.E.A. Lead Them

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dr. Susan Corso

We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.

Respect for the Arts--Please New NEA Chair

Karen Brooks Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Karen Brooks Hopkins

The fact that our field has to endure an ongoing barrage of disrespect and marginalization is simply outrageous and unacceptable in this day and age.

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...