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  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
    The Star of Texas Folklife is an award, first given at our 25th Anniversary Gala, that acknowledges artists and ambassadors to the arts who have shown exemplary efforts toward the preservation of the folk arts of Texas. Three award were given to Johnny Gimble, Santiago Jimenez, and Barbara Lynn in 2010. In 2014, at the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Mary Thomas became the...
  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014
    At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award. Ms. Thomas is a stalwart in the Houston zydeco scene as she has promoted, booked, managed, and performed with the best Texas zydeco bands over the last 30 years. Sister to the late Clifton Chenier, ”...
  • Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
    THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR! Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:  The Monitor: http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/regional-ramblings-upcoming-conjunto-events-include-anniversary/article_94e9891a-ecde-11e3-bf64-001a4bcf6878.html Culture Map Houston: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/06-01-14-miller-outdoor-theatre-kicks-off-the-summer-season-with-5-...
  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014
    Location: Gallista Gallery Sponsored by Conjunto Heritage Taller.  Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014
    Location: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) in Houston, Texas. Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
    Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571 Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570
  • Posted on Fri Nov 22, 2013
    Photos by David Dodd:  David Lee Garza with Johnny Ramirez (2008 Big Squeeze Champion) and Isaiah Tellez Texas Folklife is proud to announce that one of its board members, Armando Sanchez, has produced a Latin Grammy Award winning CD, David Lee Garza's "Just Friends."  Garza won the award last night at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.  A highly regarded and...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 5, 2013
    3pm Genuine mariachi music Mariachi Corbetas featuring former Big Squeeze participant Anthony Ortiz Jr. 4pm Mexican Son Jarocho music with local group Son Armado 5pm West African music and dance with former Texas Folklife apprenticeship master artist Jean-Claude Lessou
  • Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
     Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here. Purchase tickets at OuthouseTickets.com HERETickets will also be available at the door at Sengelmann Hall  Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife announce their partnership to produce the Texas Polka Festival & Symposium to be held in Schulenburg on...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
     POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Despite the warm hearts and bright smiles that an outdoor Polka festival would create, Saturday’s forecasted high of 45 with a 40% chance of rain simply was too daunting to overcome. A new date will be...

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