Posted on Tue Aug 7, 2018
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.
Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
Texas Folklife was proud to partner with the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas to wish a buen viaje to the monarch butterflies as they migrated south through Texas to their final destination in the forests of Michoacan, Mexico. To celebrate the occasion, the TRAC held a festival with a variety of presentations on butterflies and Latino-themed cultural programs, like the history of conjunto music but with a twist - all with songs about birds!