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Big Squeeze Showcase @ Zydeco at Cafe 4212, Houston, TX

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 14:00 to 18:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our second Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015 in Houston TX at Cafe 4212, located at 4212 Almeda Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Zydeco but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for the Big Squeeze Accordion contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms. Special musical guest performing after the contest will be Jerome Batiste and the Zydeko Players.

Big Squeeze Auditions @ Pleasant Grove Branch Library, Dallas, TX

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our 6th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Dallas, TX at the Pleasant Grove Branch Library, 7310 Lake June Rd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. Any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms.

Texas Photographer Chuy Benitez Featured in NYT blog LENS

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 in the Bronx Documentary Center's "Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers". 

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