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January 2009


Nevada Humanities Committee (Reno, NV)
It’s no mirage—the Vegas Valley Book Festival does get a little bigger and better each year. At the inaugural festival in 2002, several hundred people came to hear the venerable John Irving speak in suburban Henderson, Nevada.   Read More >


MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH)
The oldest artists’ colony in the nation, MacDowell Colony provides the essential items all artists need— time and space. The composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, Marian, founded MacDowell Colony in 1906, and throughout its history the only criterion for acceptance has been talent.   Read More >


Institute for Arts and Humanities Education (New Brunswick, NJ)
David Sarnoff would have been proud. On a spring evening in 2007, about two dozen technically inclined teenagers gathered in the Princeton library that bears the pioneering broadcaster’s name. The occasion was the premiere of Cardinal Pride, a documentary commemorating the 40-year legacy of Lawrence Township High School.   Read More >


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