Arts and Culture

Center for the Arts Evergreeen: SummerFest | July 21 & 22

Jul 16, 2018

Join us July 21st and 22nd for the 39th Annual Summerfest, a family-friendly festival of art, crafts, music, and beer! This weekend of fun is located at the Buchanan Park athletic fields only five minutes from the Evergreen Parkway exit at I-70. Hours are 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults; children are free. All proceeds benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

Photo Courtesy of David Leander Williams

From the 1930’s to the early 1970’s America’s big cities streets teemed with Jazz. Central Avenue in Los Angeles, Beale Street. in Memphis, 52nd Street in New York, and Welton Street in Denver to name a few.

Too often, one important street on this impressive list is left off, Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. David Leander Williams reflects extensively on the history of Indiana Avenue and its jazz legacy in his book Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends, and Legacy of Indiana Avenue.

Photo Courtesy of National Endowment for the Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of their lifetime honor, The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. The members of the 2019 class are: composer Maria Schneider, jazz historian Stanley Crouch, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, and the late vocalist Bob Dorough.

Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to jazz. Becoming an NEA Jazz Master is the highest honor to receive in jazz. Congratulations to the class of 2019!

100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
Director Melinda Janko.

A Capitol Fourth on RMPBS

Jul 3, 2018

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network.

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