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Texas Photographer Chuy Benitez Featured in NYT blog LENS

Texas Folklife friend and photographer Chuy Benitez was featured in the New York Times Blog LENS. We have featured Chuys' work in some of our most memorable exhibits like Taquerias of Southmost & Yard Art, as well as hosted his show "Pasatiempos de la Frontera" at our Austin,TX gallery. Most recently he photographed for our NEA funded foodways project in West Texas and is currently featured in the Bronx Documentary Center's "Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers". 

Big Squeeze Showcase @ Conjunto Heritage Taller, San Antonio TX

Event Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 19:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our 7th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in San Antonio TX at Gallista Gallery in partnership with Conjunto Heritage Taller, 1913 S. Flores St.  We are searching for the age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest.

Big Squeeze Showcase @ McDonald Library Corpus Christi, TX

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our 5th Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Corpus Cristi, TX, located at 4404 Greenwood Dr.  We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist that play in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms.

Big Squeeze Showcase @ Los Fresnos H.S., TX

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our fourth Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Los Fresnos, TX., located at 907 N. Arroyo Blvd. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms.

Big Squeeze Showcase @ MECA, Houston, TX

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife presents our third Big Squeeze Showcase of 2015, in Houston TX., at MECA, located at 1900 Kane St. We are searching for the best age 21 and under accordion players in Texas. The emphasis for this showcase is on Conjunto, but any young accordionist in any style is encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. Click the Big Squeeze Button at the top of the main page for more details, rules, and entry forms. Special musical guest Los Hermanos Cortez will perform after the Contest. This event is free and open the public.

Big Squeeze Showcase @ La Joya, TX

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Auditions will be held at the La Joya High School Performing Arts Center. More info coming soon! 

Listening Party at Martin Middle School

Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries about Martin Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood. Topics ranged from volleyball to ghosts, to Flea Markets-the students were surprised when they realized Ms.

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