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Juan Felipe Herrera Named Poet Laureate for Second Term

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-068.html

Press release announcing that current U.S. poet laureate Juan Herrera has been extended to a second term, beginning in September.  Herrera is the first Hispanic to be designated as U.S. poet laureate.  From the Library of Congress

 

National Recording Registry Recognizes “Mack the Knife,” Motown and Mahler

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-056.html

Press release announcing the musical and spoken recordings added to the National Recording Registry for 2015.  Selections range from Mahler, Billy Joel, Bobby Darin to a recording of the fourth quarter of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point basketball game.  From the Library of Congress

 

2016 Guide: 50 Years of Supporting the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/2016%20Guide%20final.pdf

Annual program guide to the arts grants and fellowships offered to individuals and organizations. From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/summit-on-creative-aging-feb2016.pdf

Report from a White House Conference held in May of 2015. Examines how the federal government can assist the arts to foster healthy aging and inclusive design for the growing older population. . From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

2015 National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-216.html?loclr=ealn

Agency press release with titles of the latest 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry for 2015. Selections include Ghostbusters, Top Gun, and Being There. From the Library of Congress

 

The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation: A Literature Review and Gap-Analysis

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Children,Education

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/arts-in-early-childhood-dec2015.pdf

Explores the social and emotional benefits for early childhood of activities related to music, drama/theater, and visual arts. From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

How Creativity Works in the Brain

Categories: Arts/Humanities

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/how-creativity-works-in-the-brain-report.pdf

Summarizes themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity.  Identifies artistic creativity as a process worthy of more rigorous study.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-096.html

Agency press release announcing the first U.S. Hispanic poet laureate who will serve during 2015-16.   Includes background information on Herrera and on the office including a full list of past laureates.  From the Library of Congress

 

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