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  • Posted on Tue Feb 20, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent at the McDonald Public Library in Corpus Christi on Saturday, March 3  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 20, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Hold a Community Discussion about Cajun Music in Southeast Texas and Talent Showcase in Nederland/Groves on February 24  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka...
  • Posted on Thu Feb 15, 2018
    Amplify Austin 2018 March 1st (6pm) - March 2nd (6pm) Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits like Texas Folklife. We appreciate your support of our organization!  For 34 years, supporters like you have helped us to preserve...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    Texas Folklife Presents: "The Upshaws of County Line" Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday May 10th, 2018 Free and Open to the Public Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Upshaws of County Line." This exhibit features photographs and oral history collected by documentary photographer Richard Orton between...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017
    Just a week after premiering their stories, students at Hogg Middle School have seen their projects broadcast on two radio stations, with at least one more in the works.  The students were part of Stories from Deep in the Heart, Texas Folklife’s award-winning radio and podcast education program. The Stories program has been helping Texas communities tell their oral histories for 9 years...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
    Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program.  The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
  • Posted on Tue May 30, 2017
        Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on June 29th is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree...
  • Posted on Wed May 4, 2016
    Texas Folklife has recently concluded our Spring 2016 Podcasting Techniques initiative. Podcasting Techniques is a series of workshops with teachers and students to facilitate community podcasts. In total, nearly 200 students worked to develop their own recordings through the program, completing 19 school podcasts throughout Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. The initiative was developed as part of...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...

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