Poster celebrating jazz, with illustration of Jon Batiste leaning back, smiling, with eyes closed, playing a melodica (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Meet Oscar-winning jazz artist Jon Batiste [poster]

For Jazz Appreciation Month, learn about Jon Batiste, a young American jazz musician who has won numerous awards, including an Oscar in 2021.
Mika Newton, John Legend and Siuzanna Iglidan, dressed in blue and yellow, performing onstage (© Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

U.S. and Ukrainian performers support Ukraine at Grammy Awards

On April 3 during the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony, U.S. singer John Legend performed with three Ukrainian artists to support their country.
Woman standing next to tree (© Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)

Meet America’s Youth Poet Laureates

Since 2017, the National Youth Poet Laureate program has fostered rising young talent in the United States. Learn more here.
Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy in front of background labeled 'Time 100' (© Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

LGBTQI+ champions in South and Central Asia

Four activists lead efforts to protect the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community through art, litigation and public service
Three people moving a large painting down stairs in a museum (© Bernat Armangue/AP Images)

Racing to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage

Across Ukraine, hundreds are scrambling to save priceless artworks, monuments, buildings and cultural sites from destruction.
Three people standing beyond tree branches (© Alexia Webster)

U.S. embassies launch music collaboration in the Sahara

North African and U.S. musicians are gathering in the Sahara desert for a musical collaboration sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Jahan Ramazani posing for photograph with arms crossed (© Dan Addison/University of Virginia Communications Dept.)

On editing: How this scholar built America’s go-to poetry collection

An English professor faced "poetry wars" as he chose English-language poems for an anthology. His strategy: an international lineup.
Woman and Jalal Kimia playing dafs (Courtesy of Jalal Kimia)

Americans welcome Nowruz with music [video]

Two Iranian-born, U.S.-based musicians explain how music connects people of different backgrounds as they gather for the Nowruz holiday.
Woman dancing in front of crowd (© Amika Dayal)

At U.S.-based Holi events, dance takes center stage [video]

The festival of Holi is catching on in the U.S., and dance plays a large role, introducing Americans to an important part of Indian culture.