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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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Gallery Exhibit: Down in Houston

In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston’s African American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. Houston blues was and is the voice of a working-class community, an ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin’ Saturday nights and Blue Mondays. Showcasing the photographs and stories in the book Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues by Roger Wood and James Fraher, this exhibit presents a detailed portrait of the Houston blues scene, past and present, through interviews and dramatic black-and-white photographs.

Austin Music Exhibit Launch Party

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 19:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
On September 13, Austin Music will hold a launch party for its first digital public history exhibit. The exhibit covers music in Austin between 1930 and 1950, with a focus on dance bands, jazz orchestras, and Western Swing. In addition to segments on regional musicians, it features segments on important concerts by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Paul Whiteman. The launch party will include a guided tour of the digital exhibit, a discussion of the project as a whole, and talks on music, segregation, and politics in Austin in this period.

Tapestry Foundation

Tapestry Foundation awards grants in the Austin area to tax exempt organizations that provide SEL-social emotional learning, early childhood education, parenting education, and Adult Emotional Intelligence projects.  Since its inception, Tapestry has awarded more than $7 million in grants.

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