Posted on Wed May 7, 2014
TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND STILL WATER FOUNDATION GRANTS
Grants to Support Archival Preservation Efforts
Austin, Texas – May 7, 2014 – Texas Folklife has been awarded two grants to support the organization’s ongoing archival preservation efforts. Texas Folklife received $10,000 in general operating and project support from the Still Water Foundation...
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...
Posted on Tue Apr 29, 2014
SECOND ANNUAL NEY DAY! Saturday May 3 from noon to 5PM!COME CELEBRATE Elisabet Ney, her art and her legacy, with music, art, performances, hands on activities and more! ALL FREEFeaturing live music from SeVana Marimba, Rosie Flores, Jennifer Cook, Yes Ma'am Brass Band, and Fiddlisa and Friends!Activities include trapeze, hula hoops, clay and limestone sculpting, food trucks, jugglers, hula...
Posted on Sat Apr 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26 is officially Big Squeeze Day in Austin by city proclamation.
It kicked off the 8th Annual Big Squeeze Contest and Accordion Contest. The musicians are warming up for their sets on the Bullock Museum Plaza.
Family from near and far, and accordion music fans have staked out their spaces on this wonderfully overcast and breezy day. Thank You God!...
Posted on Thu Apr 24, 2014
WHO: Eduardo Vera Luna and Raul Orduña
WHAT: Guest presentation regarding huapango folk music and the “Huapango Sin Fronteras” festival in Austin, Texas / Music performance by Los Trovadores
Posted on Wed Apr 23, 2014
On Saturday, April 26, the plaza in front of the Bullock Texas State History Museum will resemble a high school battle of the bands. Instead of marching bands, however, the Big Squeeze Accordion contest will greet unsuspecting visitors.
Tourists will have to weave around makeshift folding chair camps set up by families and fans, there to cheer their hometown Conjunto, zydeco or polka hero or...
Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
BIG DANCE May 3rd at the HISTORIC Cat Spring Agricultural Society Pavilion
RIVER ROAD BOYS Western Swing Band at 8pmhttp://www.riverroadboys.com/Featuring THE ENNIS CZECH BOYS from 3pm-7pmhttp://www.ennisczechboys.com/Sponsored by Polkabeat! http://www.polkabeat.com/Polkabeat/Welcome.html
$13.41 advance, $15 at the door
Posted on Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Austin History Center presents an opening reception for "Latinas in the Shadow of the Live Music Capitol of the World". On Sunday, April 13, from 1:30 to 3 PM in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.
The reception will conclude with a concert at Wooldridge Square Park (across the street from the Austin History Center) from 3 to 5 PM that...
Posted on Sat Mar 29, 2014
If you’ve been supporting and/or following Texas Folklife for the last several years, you’ve probably heard the name Juan Longoria, Jr.
Longoria, a native of Brownsville, won the Big Squeeze accordion contest in its inaugural year of 2007. He also leads the band Conteño, a unique group that blends the sounds of Conjunto, Tejano and Norteño music traditions. In 2012, he began teaching at Los...