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Micah Ling
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New Emergency Relief Guidelines for Folk and Traditional Artists from CERF+
courtesy the CERF+ website The Craft Emergency Relief Fund+ has announced new guidelines for folk and traditional artists. Read more below: For over 30 years, CERF+ has provided emergency relief to artists working in craft disciplines across the nation who ...
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A Tribute to Alan Jabbour
Caption from the Library of Congress Blog: "Alan Jabbour, Head of the Archive of Folk Song (now Archive of Folk Culture) at the Library of Congress, reviewing sound recordings of folk music from the Archive’s collections, July 1972. Jabbour is pictured in t...
A Tribute to Alan Jabbour
A Tribute to Alan Jabbour
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#FolkloreThursday 2016 Heritage Award Spotlight: David Dutcher
David Dutcher All photos courtesy Nick Schaedig Continuing our series on 2016 MHA Awardees, here is a little bit more about David Dutcher, awarded for his skill and knowledge in Native american arts, including copper jewelry beadwork, and moccasin making. F...
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In Memoriam: NEA Heritage Fellow and GLFF Performer Dr. Ralph Stanley
From the National Endowment for the Arts's Cheryl Schiele: June 24, 2016 Washington, DC- It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing  on Thursday  of legendary bluegrass musician Dr. Ralph Stanley, recipient of...
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Michigan Native Featured in Smithsonian Folkways Magazine
Michigan's own Daniel Kahn and his band, the Brother Nazaroff, are featured in the latest issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine. They released an album in the fall of 2015 honoring the work of Nathan "Prince" Nazaroff, based on his 1954 release from Smiths...
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NEA Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussain Comes to East Lansing
GRAMMY award-winning master tabla drummer Zakir Hussain and his collaborators will perform Tuesday, April 5th, at 7:30 in the Cobb Great Hall of the Wharton Center. Tickets are $20-$40 for adults, and $15 for children ages  5-18. Dr. Michael Largey, MSU Pro...
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Michigander Frank Ettawageshik Delivers Paris Climate Convention Address
Image courtesy Native News Online Frank Ettawageshik (Odawa) spoke recently at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Ettawageshik gave his address on behalf of the National Congress of American Indians , as well as indigenous peoples wo...
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MSU Museum's MacDowell Named American Folklore Society Fellow
MacDowell at the Great Lakes Quilt Center of the MSU Museum Michigan State University Museum Curator of Folk Arts Dr. Marsha MacDowell  has been named a fellow of the American Folklore Society (AFS) , demonstrating outstanding accomplishments and making imp...
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MSU Museum's Quilts of Southwest China Featured on WKAR
The new exhibit at the MSU Museum, " Quilts of Southwest China ," opened September 28th, and runs until April 30th, 2015. Folk Arts Curator Marsha MacDowell sat down with WKAR's Peter Whorf to discuss the exhibit. From the WKAR website: Dr. Marsha MacDowell...
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2014 Nation Heritage Fellow Yvonne Walker Keshick Visits the MSU Museum
Yvonne Walker Keshick at the MSU Museum Photo courtesy Kim Worthington Yvonne Walker Keshick stopped by the MSU Museum on Friday, October 23, to see the new exhibition on Michiganders who received the very prestigious National Heritage Fellowship from the N...
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