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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.

2018 Stories Summer Institute Re-Cap


After a week of hard work, the 2018 Summer Institute concluded with a listening party on June 28th at the Worker's Defense Project. The venue was packed with people coming to hear our participants' podcasts chronicling stories and folklore related to this year's theme of Immigration and Labor.

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