Tag Archives: Obama

The Whiz: Obamaland

Photo by Steven Schreiber Ease on down the road to recession and back from the brink of fantasy in Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black’s take on “The Wiz/ard of Oz” for the Obama generation. Featuring choreography by Leichter and a … Continue reading

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Rocco Landesman Chosen to Lead NEA

President Obama has picked Broadway producer Rocco Landesman to be the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Here’s an excerpt from The New York Times article about the appointment: “Choosing Mr. Landesman, 61, signals that Mr. Obama … Continue reading

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Secretary of Arts? Sign the Petition.

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post discusses the momentum building around an online petition in support of a Cabinet-level arts czar.  The petition was inspired by music producer and composer Quincy Jones’s call to President-elect Obama to establish a secretary … Continue reading

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Political Art…and a Pro-Obama ballet?

A recent post on The Culturist about political art offerings this fall, such as a ballet based on Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, has sparked a lot of conversation. Claudia La Rocco spoke on WNYC’s Morning Edition a few … Continue reading

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