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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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“Now take a look at the girl you’ve got, then throw in the clutch, your motor’s getting hot”

All the fiddle styles for the Festival of Texas Fiddling are, at their heart, music for dancing. This Festival highlights that symbiotic perfection of fiddle and dance --all in the ideal setting of the historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall that has always been the home for it.

Diana Torres, 2014 Work-Study Student

Diana Torres is a student at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studies Human Development and Family Sciences.  Diana is the oldest, of five siblings, the youngest being only 5 years old.   Maria and Victor Torres immigrated from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1992 and decided to raise a family in Edinburg, TX (AKA The Valley)  because that is where Mr. Torres's parents and grandmother were living.

The Year of the Armadillo

Keeping in tradition of my annual Big Squeeze blog post, I’d like to start this year’s recap by declaring 2014 the Year of the Armadillo. When Austin design firm Frank+Victor revamped our Big Squeeze logo to include the armadill-accordion image, my coworker Michelle mentioned that soon after, many other music programs and festivals were using the armadillo on promotional materials.

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