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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz
Garth Woods, Marina Umari, Jimmy and Dena Katz, & Frank Stewart (JALC)
National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz

Washington, District of Columbia -2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship …

Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative
Inaugural Grantees Announced for First Nations’ Native Language Immersion Initiative

Washington, District of Columbia -NEH partnership with First Nations Development Institute seeks to revitalize endangered indigenous languages. Twelve Native language immersion programs will receive funding to expand and support language and cultur …

Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center
Roland Opens Nashville Artist Relations Center

Los Angeles, California -On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its new Nashville Artist Relations Center, located within Love Shack Studios in Nashville’s Music Row neighborhood. The event, which was attended by leading members …

Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection
Rutgers University-Newark Now Home to the William J. “Count” Basie Collection

Newark, New Jersey -The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark is now home to the collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts that belonged to late jazz icon William J. “Count” Basie Jr. The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond …

Yamaha U.S. Subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., Acquires the Ampeg Bass Amplifier Brand and Business Operations
Yamaha U.S. Subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., Acquires the Ampeg Bass Amplifier Brand and Business Operations

Shizuokashi / Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan -Yamaha Corporation (Yamaha) formed a new U.S. subsidiary, Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. (California, U.S.A., hereinafter, YGG), on April 1, 2018, as a U.S.-based business entity that will formulate and implement Yamaha’s guitar business stra …

Roland Opens Los Angeles Artist Relations Center
Roland Opens Los Angeles Artist Relations Center

Los Angeles, California -On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration of its newest Artist Relations Center, located at its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony that also kicked off the company’s …

Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project,' An Immersive Multimedia Storytelling Experience About Responsible Ebony Wood Sourcing
Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project,' An Immersive Multimedia Storytelling Experience About Responsible Ebony Wood Sourcing

El Cajon, California -Taylor Guitars, one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, is excited to launch an engrossing digital experience called The Ebony Project . The eight-part story takes people on a virtual journey …

Hal Leonard LLC Announces the Purchase of the Printed Music and Retail Divisions of The Music Sales Group
Hal Leonard LLC Announces the Purchase of the Printed Music and Retail Divisions of The Music Sales Group

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Milwaukee-based worldwide music print publisher Hal Leonard LLC has today announced the purchase of the physical and online printed music businesses of global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group. In addition, Hal Leonard an …

NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide
NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide

Washington, District of Columbia -The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects across the country. These grants will provide digital access to the personal papers of Helen Keller and enable the creati …

Delta Blues Museum Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Ken Murphy
Delta Blues Museum Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Clarksdale, Mississippi -Substantial funds will help Mississippi's first music museum expand exhibits Delta Blues Museum is a recipient of a Public Humanities Implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), award …

New Organization Established in U.S. to Expand and Strengthen Yamaha’s Guitar Business
New Organization Established in U.S. to Expand and Strengthen Yamaha’s Guitar Business

Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan -With the aim of further expanding and strengthening its guitar business, Yamaha Corporation (hereinafter Yamaha) announced that, effective April 1, 2018, Yamaha will change the name of its U.S. wholly owned subsidiary for guitar and peri …

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive Available to General Public on May 16, 2018
WFMT
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive Available to General Public on May 16, 2018

Chicago, Illinois -The Studs Terkel Radio Archive, one of the world’s great spoken-word collections, consisting of more than 5,600 programs in various genres created at Terkel’s hometown fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago between 1952 and 1997, will b …