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  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
    "Mr. Max Kruger was responsible for building a dance hall and community center along with a bowling alley in 1869 that opened to the public in January 1870. These buildings were named The Twin Sister Hall and Bowling Alley. In 1967 the bowling alley burned to the ground and was later rebuilt in Spring Branch Texas. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall still serves to this day as a community center for...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 7, 2014
    The Quebe Sisters Band | Texas Fiddling and SwingHomegrown Concertsfrom the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center AUGUST 20, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required Coolidge Auditorium The Quebe Sisters Band is composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE AND TEXAS DANCE HALL PRESERVATION, INC. ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL “FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING”  Day-long Festival will Feature Showcase Concerts and Dancing at historicTwin Sisters Dance Hall with  Fiddle Workshops by Masters Brian Marshall, Ed Poullard and Howard Raines  plus  Evening dance with Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue  Austin, Texas – July...

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