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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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  • Posted on Mon Jul 7, 2014

    The Quebe Sisters Band | Texas Fiddling and Swing
    Homegrown Concertsfrom the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center

  • Posted on Thu Jun 26, 2014
  • Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014

    On October 2, 2010, Texas Folklifeand the Border Studies Club of South Texas College, Mid-Valley Campus, hosted a bi-national convening to examine the history and current state of Tejano Conjunto and Norteño music with an engaged group of musicians, scholars, cultural workers, media professionals and the public from both sides of the border.  The convening which was free and open to the public, reviewed the common history of these c

  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014

    The Star of Texas Folklife is an award, first given at our 25th Anniversary Gala, that acknowledges artists and ambassadors to the arts who have shown exemplary efforts toward the preservation of the folk arts of Texas.

    Three award were given to Johnny Gimble, Santiago Jimenez, and Barbara Lynn in 2010. In 2014, at the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens, Mary Thomas became the fourth awardee.

  • Posted on Thu Jun 12, 2014

    At the 25th Anniversary of Accordion Kings & Queens this year in Houston, Texas Folklife awarded Ms. Mary Thomas the Star of Texas Folklife Award. She became the 4th awardee of this award.

  • Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014

    Thanks to everyone that joined us at our 25th annual Accordion Kings and Queens concert. What a great night with great music and fun! Here is a photo recap by the one and only David Dodd. 

  • Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014


    Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014: 

    Accordion Kings & Queens 2014

  • Posted on Wed May 7, 2014

    Grants to Support Archival Preservation Efforts 

  • Posted on Tue May 6, 2014

    The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. To honor Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters is named for him.

  • Posted on Tue May 6, 2014

    The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

    The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.