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  • Posted on Wed Jan 31, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the Ennis Czech Music Festival on Saturday, February 10  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 30, 2018
    ¡Ya viene el Big Squeeze 2018! Buscamos talentosas y talentosos acordeonistas jóvenes para participar en las categorías de Conjunto, Zydeco y Polka. Ahora en su 12o año, el programa Big Squeeze busca representar la gran diversidad geográfica y cultural del estado de Texas, a través de concursos en el Vallde del Río Grande, Houston, el área de Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi y más. Para...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
    OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!   As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018! 1. Help us recruit young accordion players!   Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community.  We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
      Interested in Sponsoring the Big Squeeze? Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet  The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities.  We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 11, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 28, 2017
    It’s that time of the year! It's time to start squeezebox practice and time to dust off those dance moves.    We are gearing up for 2018’s round of the Big Squeeze. This is the program's 12th year.    I am glad to be back with the program again this year. There is nothing I am more passionate about in this world than Texan music, traditions and history. The preservation...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 29, 2017
    Position:                             Contract Media Producer Start Date:                          January 2018 Time Commitment:   ...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017
    Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 20, 2017
    Enjoy the finished radio pieces from the Texas Folklife Stories Summer Institute, a weeklong intensive audio production workshop for Austin-area students and teachers. Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Teachers and community member...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 8, 2017
    Texas Folklife Youth Radio Program Releases 18 Original Stories on Austin Folklore   After a year of work in five Austin schools, Texas Folklife has released a series of 18 original youth-produced radio stories. The stories come from across the entire span of the city. They cover a diverse array of issues such as Latinx heritage, pro football careers, children’s improvised roleplaying...

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