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  • Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013
    “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers.  Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities. Participants are teachers and students from schools identified by AISD and...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 20, 2018
      “THE UPSHAWS OF COUNTY LINE” AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE THIS SPRING    Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception, Thursday, May 10   Featured in West Austin Studio Tour, May 12-13 and May 19-20     Austin, Texas – April 20, 2018 –Texas Folklife will refresh its exhibit space this spring with The Upshaws of County Line. The exhibit opening will be...
  • Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018
    Texas Folklife presents 2018 “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival Informational Session  Featuring Live Music by Festival PerformersPresentation by Musician and Teacher Nesta Velazquez  and Festival Information from Festival Founder and Organizer Raul Orduña  Guest presentation regarding huapango music and the “Huapango Sin Fronteras” Festival in Austin,...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com THE 2018 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALS AND CONCERT Free Concert and Contest Finals to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 21  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under)Cajun & Zydeco Grand Prize...
  • 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 Wed Jan 31, 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 Ennis Czech Music Festival on Saturday, February 10  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 14, 2017
    Holiday Discounts at the Texas Folklife Online StoreThis holiday season, buy a special gift for yourself or your loved one when you visit the Texas Folklife online store. Amongst our various options of Texas Folklife shirts, CDs, and DVDs, we are including special discounts on three items. These items include the 2014 Festival of Texas Fiddling shirt which is now only $5, our 2017...
  • Posted on Wed Nov 29, 2017
    Position:                             Contract Media Producer Start Date:                          January 2018 Time Commitment:   ...
  • 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 Thu Jun 8, 2017
    Texas Folklife Youth Radio Program Releases 18 Original Stories on Austin Folklore   After a year of work in five Austin schools, Texas Folklife has released a series of 18 original youth-produced radio stories. The stories come from across the entire span of the city. They cover a diverse array of issues such as Latinx heritage, pro football careers, children’s improvised roleplaying...

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