Following up on my last post about cultural questions for the next prez, who thankfully is Mr. Obama, the President-Elect now has a site up to talk about his transition process including a blog and an agenda of issues. Though it comes under “additional issues,” he does address the arts:
“Our nation’s creativity has filled the world’s libraries, museums, recital halls, movie houses, and marketplaces with works of genius. The arts embody the American spirit of self-definition. As the author of two best-selling books – Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama uniquely appreciates the role and value of creative expression.”
Kind of brief and vague for now so let’s hope he puts more thought into it. If you have your own ideas about it, he’s got a place for you to sound off too. Needless to say, I’ll have a thing or two to suggest to him.
// Notes from the Road
"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.READ the article