Moges Seyoum with his wife and friends. Photo by Tom Pich.

Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 17, 2008

2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess jams with George Wein and the band.
Toronto, Canda

Highlight from the NEA Jazz Masters 2008 Celebration.

U.S. Representative Mike Honda (CA) congratulates Violet de Cristoforo on her award. Photo by Tom Pich.

Award ceremony on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2007

Augustin Lira. Photo by Michael Stewart.

Fellows concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland on September 20, 2007

Chairman Gioia with Sue and Malcolm Knapp, and Jean and Barry Bergey standing by the 25th anniversary banner of the NEA National Heritage Fellows program. Photo by Tom Pich.

Banquet at the Library of Congress on...

Liz Carroll and John Doyle opened the Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert with their Irish tunes. Photos by Michael Stewart

The following day, Friday, June 29, 2007 was the annual Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The concert's honoree was Bess Lomax Hawes, the first NEA director of the folk and tradtional arts and the inspiration behind the Fellows program. Fellows Liz Carroll, John Cephas, and Michael Doucet performed before a packed and lively tent audience. ...

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellow Peter Kyvelos (from Bedford, MA), and Senator Edward Kennedy. Photos by Michael Stewart

On Thursday, June 28, 2007 nineteen NEA National Heritage Fellows from across the country gathered with more than 100 other guests at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill to help kickoff the 25th anniversary of the NEA National Heritage Fellows program. Senators Edward Kennedy, Mike Enzi, and Thad Cochran joined in the celebration. A photo exhibit of 32 Fellow portraits taken by...

Two-time New Mexico state champion Fantasia Lonjose rehearses before the National Finals.

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest
National Finals 2007

New York, NY

Highlights from the NEA Jazz Masters 2007 Awards Celebration