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Texas Folklife

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The Accordion Jamboree

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 15:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event


The Central Accordion Association and the Elgin SPJST present "The Accordion Jamboree" on Sunday, Oct 26th at 3:00 pm. The Jamboree will shocase accordion music of many different styles and genres. There will be five groups of musicians ranging from solo artists to full bands of seven or eight. Each set will be thirty five minutes. The genres range from Czech music to Chicago style dance music to big band sounds and country. This event is for dancing! All the music will be danceable and the blend of sounds means that there'll be something for everyone.

Stories from Deep in the Heart: Martin Middle School Listening Party

Event Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 13:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Throughout the semester, Jen Karydas's 7th grade class has been working hard with our Stories team to create audio documentaries.  Students produced several stories about the stories and traditions of their very own Martin Middle School.  

Atlas Maior Palindrome Album Release Party

Event Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 -
21:00 to 23:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In.

Apprenticeship Program Master Artist: Chitravina N. Ravikiran

               For Chitravina N. Ravikiran (Born 1967), music is not just a vocation; it is intrinsically tied to his family history. Ravikiran's father was a master musician himself, and in his son recognized remarkable musical gifts.  As a two year old, he shocked the Indian music community by identifying and rendering 325 ragas (melodic scales) and 175 talas (rhythmic cycles).

2nd Annual Eastside Kings Festival

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 17:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

2nd Annual Eastside Kings Festival 2014

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Sahara Lounge

Our Story - In the News

While The Sahara Lounge has only been open since July 2011, the historic building at 1413 Webberville Rd. has a long tradition of housing popular Austin night clubs and restaurants. In 1962 Thomas Plummer opened "Lincoln Drive-in" in the thriving "Lincoln Gardens" neighborhood. In the late 60's it became "RC's" and in 1978 "TC Lounge".

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple

The land for the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple is located in the city of Frisco. Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and has grown to 100,000 over the last 10 years. The city is home to a diverse group of people and as mentioned by Sri Swamiji in Baton Rouge, the land is situated next to a church, across from a school, and in the heart of a residential area. Sri Swamiji blessed the land in April 2008 during his short visit to Dallas.


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