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  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
    Texas Folklife would like to congratulate one of our long-time collaborators, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,” Barbara Lynn, on receiving a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.  Lynn is one of ten artists to receive this distinction in the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship class. You can read more about the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in the Press Release below.In 2009...
  • Posted on Tue May 15, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 29TH ANNUAL ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS CONCERTFree Concert Featuring 2017 NEA Heritage Fellow Eva Ybarra, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew, Czech & Then Some, and the Big Squeeze 2018 Grand Prize...
  • Posted on Wed May 9, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2018 Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session   Featuring Live Music by all-female son huasteco group Las Palomitas Serranas  Presentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña    WHO:   ...
  • Posted on Tue May 8, 2018
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com       TEXAS FOLKLIFE TO RECEIVE $65,000 FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS   Funding will Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” and the Apprenticeship Program   More than $80 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide       Austin, Texas...
  • Posted on Tue May 1, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo Below and More Photos Available) MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Free Concert and Contest Finals Held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners selected in each category: Polka, Cajun & Zydeco,...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    Media Advisory April 21, 2018 The 2018 Big Squeeze Winners   Crowned today at the Bullock Texas History Museum Grand Prize Winners:   Polka: Peter Gresser, age 13, from Weatherford Cajun & Zydeco: Steven Williams, age 14, from Humble Conjunto: Melenie Lissette Gonzalez, age 17, from Rio Grande City Anthony Ortiz Jr. Conjunto Prize: Jesus F. Venegas, age 21, from Brownsville...
  • Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND POSTER ATTACHED MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                              ...
  • Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2018
    The #BigSqueeze2018 winners are: Conjunto 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr prize: Jesus Venegas Conjunto 17 under: Melanie GonzalezPolka: Peter GresserCajun/Zydeco: Steven Williams Thank you to all of our contestants, the judges decisions were very hard, every player was exceptional. Texas Folklife's goal is to encourage young accordion players to carry on these vital traditions, we...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 20, 2018
      “THE UPSHAWS OF COUNTY LINE” AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE THIS SPRING    Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception, Thursday, May 10   Featured in West Austin Studio Tour, May 12-13 and May 19-20     Austin, Texas – April 20, 2018 –Texas Folklife will refresh its exhibit space this spring with The Upshaws of County Line. The exhibit opening will be...

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