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  • Posted on Tue Feb 24, 2015
    Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester.  Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area.  Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin. The district is home...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
    On Thursday, February 26th, seventh grade students from Jennie Tidwell’s English Language Arts class at Grisham Middle School will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Marcelo Teson, a lead instructor for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. Texas Folklife is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving and presenting the...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2015
      Friday, July 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. George Washington Carver Center Boyd Vance Theater6pm: Reception (light refreshments served) 7pm: Program BeginsFolklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 16, 2015
    This summer high school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate in Texas Folklife's 2015 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
    Texas Folklife friend and photographer Chuy Benitez was featured in the New York Times Blog LENS. We have featured Chuys' work in some of our most memorable exhibits like Taquerias of Southmost & Yard Art, as well as hosted his show "Pasatiempos de la Frontera" at our Austin,TX gallery. Most recently he photographed for our NEA funded foodways project in West Texas and is currently featured...
  • Posted on Mon Dec 29, 2014
    Season 3 of AMERICA REFRAMED with Host Natasha Del Toro continues with TRASH DANCE by Andrew Garrison   Tuesday, January 13, 2105, on WORLD at 8 p.m. http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/  www.facebook.com/AmericaReFramed Twitter: @americareframed #americareframed       An experiment in modern dance and social practice celebrates the...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
    Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 2, 2014
    December 1, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Charlie Lockwood (512) 441-9255, clockwood@texasfolklife.org     TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNCOUNCES RELEASE OF “TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF TEXAS VOLUME 1: FIDDLE RECORDINGS FROM THE TEXAS FOLKLIFE ARCHIVES”    COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURES JOHNNY GIMBLE, RICKY TURPIN, VALERIE RYALS, BRIAN MARSHALL, JOSE MORENO AND BILL GILBERT...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2014
    Throughout the semester, Jen Karydas's 7th grade class has been working hard with our Stories team to create audio documentaries.  Students produced several stories about the stories and traditions of their very own Martin Middle School.   Please join us in the School Library for alistening party where our students will share their audio stories!Light refreshments will be...
  • Posted on Sat Jul 19, 2014
    High school and middle school teachers, students and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and...

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