Modern Dance Is My Livelihood

Kathy’s Story I was a shy student who enjoyed playing in the band, being a small part of the whole sound. I didn’t want to stand out by playing the wrong note or by playing a solo. I was afraid of speaking up in class or bringing attention to myself. The modern dance curriculum at my […]

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Music Is My Livelihood

Verna’s Story When my grandfather moved our family from South Dakota to Missouri, it was a piano that separated the horses from the cattle in the stock car of the train. I think that’s symbolic; music has always been a part of my family’s heritage. Growing up, our house was always full of music. My talented mother […]

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What does “livelihood” mean to Nebraskans?

We created this blog to help answer that question. Nebraskans from all walks of life join us in embracing culture by sharing how the arts and humanities have played an essential role in inspiring their livelihoods. At the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, our mission is to cultivate a legacy of stability, advocacy and leadership for the […]

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