Mar 14, 2005

The recording industry aided preservation efforts by public TV's Great Performances and public radio's American Routes and Beale Street Caravan. The producers were among this year's recipients of aid from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences preservation grant program. For more information on grants and other opportunities, see Current Opportunities.
Arts critics of all stripes will meet in the first-ever National Critics Conference: "Critical Unity in Critical Times" in May. The national organizations of critics of dance, fine arts, classical music, jazz and theater will co-sponsor the event May 25-28 at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles. Speakers will include three Pulitzer Prize-winning critics, Margo Jefferson, Dan Neil and Leonard Pitts Jr. Website.