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Banjo masters Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Trump's plans for the NEA

Banjo masters Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Trump's plans for the NEA

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn spent Thursday afternoon at Disneyland with their son, Juno, whose 3-year-old charms were enough to convince Goofy to take the kid’s hand for a stroll though the crowded theme park.

But not even VIP treatment at the happiest place on Earth could keep these acclaimed banjo players from feeling “dismay,” as Fleck put it, over news of President Trump’s plans to tighten America’s borders and eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts.

“It all just feels like an effort to make people fearful of the world,” Washburn said after the Disney trip as she and her husband prepared for a concert at the Musco Center for the Arts in...

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