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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Sarah Rucker

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  • Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2018
    Texas Folklife would like to congratulate one of our long-time collaborators, “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,” Barbara Lynn, on receiving a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.  Lynn is one of ten artists to receive this distinction in the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowship class. You can read more about the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in the Press Release below.In 2009...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    Tap dance is a folk art form that drew from Irish and other percussive forms of dance but originated in the American South in the mid 19th Century. It gained wider audiences in the early 1900s in the Vaudeville and jazz scenes. Many of the members of my "folklife family" don't know this, but my first passion in life is dance. I started tap dancing when I was 3 years old and was continually...