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  • Posted on Thu Jan 5, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 “Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Twelve Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas –...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
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  • Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Sheree Scarborough(512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Ten Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas – February 8, 2016...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
  • Posted on Wed May 6, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                  ...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 6, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 6, 2016
    From custom cowboy boots to conjunto accordion to Mardi Gras Indian suit sewing, the 2015 - 2016 Apprenticeship Program includes a diverse range of traditional and folk arts across the state. Click on each marker to read more about each master artist and apprentice participant on our website, watch video of performances, and browse photos. This program is made possible in part from a State...
  • Posted on Tue Jul 19, 2016
    Master Artist Eva Ybarra touts a progressive style of conjunto playing. Far from containing her abilities within a traditional style of playing, Ms. Ybarra flies across the ivory buttons on her Gabbanelli accordion; her fingers speed across the various scales to make it almost untraceable to the human eye. Iliana Vasquez, her apprentice, explains her uncommon style in greater detail: “She’s one...
  • Posted on Fri Jul 8, 2016
       The accordion may be referred to as the symbolic instrument of the polka. Particularly in Texas – where the Czech style of polka refers to the massive immigration from the area now known as Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic; formerly Czechoslovakia; formerly Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) – the music can be heard far and wide at the various church picnics, weddings, and social...

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