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6 Ohio High School Students to Compete for 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion Title

Six Ohio high school students will compete for the title of 2022 Ohio Poetry Out Loud state champion on March 4, 2022. For the second year in a row, the competition will also be broadcast publicly via livestream
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12 Ohio Arts Organizations Receive American Rescue Plan Grants from The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 12 grants totaling $1,450,000 to Ohio arts organizations as part of coronavirus relief funding made possible by the American Rescue Plan.
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Governor’s Awards Artist Addresses Environmental Themes in Nature-Inspired Photos

It’s tempting to say that the magic behind Barry Underwood’s colorfully illuminated images is more than just a trick of the light, but the Cleveland-based artist would be the first to tell you that light is exactly what makes his photography possible.
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Traditional Arts in Ohio: A Blues Journey

Ohio Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor Cristina Benedetti spoke with Wallace Coleman, a Cleveland-based blues harmonica player and 2007 Ohio Heritage Fellow, about aspects of his life story, and about a blues itinerary that winds through many decades, states, and countries.

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