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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 …

The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy
The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy

Washington, District of Columbia -New data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to t …

Chicago History Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images From the Raeburn Flerlage Archives Available to the Public
Chicago History Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images From the Raeburn Flerlage Archives Available to the Public

Chicago, Illinois -Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan are just some of the artists captured by the remarkable and relatively unknown Chicago blues and American music photographer Raeburn Flerlage. The Chicago History Museum …

Roscoe Mitchell, Gerald Clayton, & Marilyn Bergman Receive Awards At ASCAP Jazz Awards
Roscoe Mitchell, Gerald Clayton, & Marilyn Bergman Receive Awards At ASCAP Jazz Awards

Los Angeles, California -Roscoe Mitchell Receives Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award Gerald Clayton Honored With ASCAP Vanguard Award At 2018 ASCAP Jazz Awards Marilyn Bergman Recognized with Inaugural ASCAP President's Award Tonight, ASCAP, The …

Gator Cases Acquires Levy’s Leathers
Gator Cases Acquires Levy’s Leathers

Tampa, Florida -Gator Cases, a leading multi-faceted accessory manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Levy’s Leathers Ltd, a manufacturer of fine leather guitar straps and accessories based in Canada. Operations for both companies will c …

EFF Asks Copyright Office to Improve Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
EFF Asks Copyright Office to Improve Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Washington, District of Columbia -The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the Librarian of Congress today to limit the legal barriers people face when they want to repair and modify software-enabled products, so that they—not manufacturers— control the appliances, …

Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin
Bengt Nyman
Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio -Newly created Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble Fund will support exemplary conservatory musicians and service efforts. In a career spanning seven decades, Sonny Rollins has left an indelible mark on the international ja …

ArtistWorks.com Announces Series A First Closing and Growth Debt Financing Closing
ArtistWorks.com Announces Series A First Closing and Growth Debt Financing Closing

Napa, California -ArtistWorks, an online music education company, today announced the first closing of their Series A round and the completion of a $1.1M growth debt financing with Montage Capital. The $1.6M Series A funding will remain open to investors …

Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture

Bloomington, Indiana -Tyron Cooper, assistant professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, has been selected to be the director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture starting January 1, 2018. Cooper, who earned his master’s degr …

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