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Feb 25, 2015

Henry T. Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons and a member of Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board, passed away on February 20, 2015. 

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Feb 24, 2015

Americans for the Arts' Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dame Julie Andrews made a special appearance at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday. Andrews appeared onstage after a tribute to The Sound of Music, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release this year. She then presented the award for Best Original Score.

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Feb 24, 2015

Two of the foremost banjoists in the world, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, have announced plans to donate profits from merchandise sales at an upcoming concert to the Confluence Project in Eau Clair, WI. The show will take place at the State Theatre in Eau Clair on February 27. 

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Feb 24, 2015
Americans for the Arts announced today their third national summit of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM) taking place on Friday, February 27, 2015. The summit is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Heath/National Institutes of Health, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is open to the media. [More]
 
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Feb 24, 2015

President Obama visited Chicago last week to designate the Pullman neighborhood as a national monument. This designation will help to protect the remains of the Pullman Palace Car Company’s factory in Chicago, and preserve other buildings that were once part of the quintessential planned company town.

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Feb 23, 2015

With the impending dissolution of the Arts & Health Alliance (Alliance), its Board asked Americans for the Arts to help by providing access to online resources and serving as a home for its members. Americans for the Arts recognizes the transformative power of the arts, and part of our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan is to raise awareness and understanding of all the ways the arts help to transform communities. 

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Feb 23, 2015

In the beginining of February the Public Art Network (PAN) Council members came together in Los Angeles, CA for thier annual winter meeting.

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Feb 23, 2015

American Legion Auxillary's kickoff event last night for their 2015 conference was a tribute to the arts, and how the arts help members of our military and veterns in re-entry and healing. Americans for the Arts' CEO and President, Robert Lynch; Director of Arts Policy, Marete Wester; and Board member, General Nolen Bivens, U.S. Army, Ret. attended and spoke at the event. 

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Feb 20, 2015

The Americans for the Arts 2015 Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review is open for submissions. The annual PAN Year in Review recognizes exemplary, innovative and creative public art projects completed in the previous calendar year, 2014. Up to 50 projects will be selected and presented at the Americans for the Arts Public Art & Placemaking Preconference happening June 10-12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Feb 19, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10, Americans for the Arts' CEO, Bob Lynch, served as a panelist for the Business-Community Impact Symposium, hosted by The Conference Board.

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