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2014 National Heritage Fellows
Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano , and African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American, African-American, and Ukrainian crafts. All of the artists featured are...
Judith McCulloh
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Judith McCulloh , recipient of the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship for her lifetime of work as a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate. In a 2010...
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Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced today the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and NEA Jazz Masters awards, the nation's highest honors in the folk and traditional arts and jazz fields. These artists, musicians, culture bearers, and...
Eppie Archuleta in her studio
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of weaver Eppie Archuleta, recipient of a 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Bob McQuillen, contra dance musician and composer and recipient of a 2002 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. McQuillen...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Bua Xou Mua, a Hmong musician and 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellow. Bua Xou Mua was born in 1915 in Ban Whoi Na, a village in northeastern Laos where his family had lived for...
Washington, DC — For one night each year, the National Endowment for the Arts invites the recipients of the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts to share their art forms with the public at the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert, which also is...
Washington, DC--Whether it's teaching the Numu language of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe at local schools or performing a ballad that dates back to the mid-17th century, the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows all share a passion for perpetuating and imparting to others the...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Lawrence McKiver, patriarch of the McIntosh County Shouters. This group received an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1993 and are one of the last, active practitioners of this...
2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Gladys Kukana Grace
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow and master lauhala (palm leaf) weaver Gladys Kukana Grace. Aunty Gladys, as she was known, learned the art of weaving lauhala from her maternal...

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