Smith was recently named a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.
College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.
Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.
The production is presented in partnership with Washington, D.C.’s Adventure Theatre.
Citizens in the state’s cities remain the main consumers of art.
“It was one of those things that had had a lot of movement leading up to it, and then it finally happened,” Gavin said.
The House of Representatives has already approved some $45 million in cuts, but the Senate has not voted yet. The Pollard receives just more than $50,000 a year from the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives 20 percent of its grant-making budget from the NEA. A cut to the OAC via cuts to the NEA would…