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After a typhoon, earthquake or uprising, the arts can help

Art can not only heal minds but can heal communities after disaster. Our latest panel discussion showed how improv can help typhoon survivors, painting can help protestors, and photography can help rebuild a landmark.
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What it's like to be an indie filmmaker in the District

The District's film scene is alive and kicking, as our interviews with these four filmmakers show.
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The art of preparing for disasters

Mary Tyszkiewicz is using improv to help people prepare for  and recover from disasters. 
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Tonight: Arts After Disaster

In recognition of September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, the panel will explore the importance of the arts and humanities during community pre and post-recovery efforts following natural and man-made disasters.
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Healing Through Art asks: What's the arts' role in DC's mind, body, and soul?

 The conversation engaged community partners who incorporate the arts in programs for at-risk young people, the elderly, people living with and caring for those with life-changing and life-ending conditions, and various members of the arts and non-profit community.
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New broadcasting rules bring indie radio stations to DC

Thanks to a new law, D.C.'s airwaves are about to get a lot more local.
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Last chance: RSVP for Healing through Art

Please join the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for a conversation exploring how local D.C. organizations are using the arts as an outlet to heal and explore the minds and bodies of those within our community.
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Street Sense branching out with debut of “Cinema from the Street” documentary shorts

A new job-training program for vendors of D.C.'s street newspaper is taking the nonprofit into new media, and taking viewers on a wild ride.
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#accessartdc asks the tough questions

Elevation DC and the DCCAH's event on arts access Wednesday was designed to get people talking about the city they wanted to see.
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Asheru—emcee, DC native, educator—uses hip-hop for change

“Hip-hop is all grown up now. KRS-One is 50. I’m forty....[But] hip-hop is an approach, a world view, and hip-hop-heads are in academia, in corporate life.” 
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A hunger for arts east of the river

A number of arts organizations—many of them less than a decade old—are slowly turning Wards 7 and 8 from “art deserts” to art destinations. But the change of pace is slower than many would like.
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Will Play for Tuition

These Howard University student musicians aren't your average buskers.
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What makes a great neighborhood? Our panel investigates

What does a great neighborhood need? Parks? Retail? Grocery stores? Elevation DC's panel discussion with former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams and other experts, in a space overlooking the Capitol Riverfront, aimed to figure that out.
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DC's historic buildings can anchor a neighborhood, but some are in jeopardy

When cookie-cutter buildings replace historic ones, something is lost. Here's how preserving D.C.'s landmarks can enrich our neighborhoods.
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