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How to Get Involved in Washington, D.C.’s Theater Community

Whether you want to begin your acting career, volunteer or work behind the scenes, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. Here are a few of the options available.


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Hollywood’s Impact On U.S. Economy Is A Big One

Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.


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Maryland Musician Wins U.S. Fellowship Honoring Folk Arts

A Silver Spring bluegrass and country musician has been named one of nine National Heritage Fellows for preserving the nation’s cultural heritage.


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UMD To Receive 1 Of First Ever Research Grants From Arts Endowment Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding grants to researchers for the first time to investigate the impact of the arts on different parts of society.


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Romney: ‘Not Going To Kill Big Bird’ With PBS Advertising

Mitt Romney indicated during a Wednesday campaign stop in Iowa that he would cut spending on public television, saying that PBS needed to be supported by advertisements and private donations.