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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman, Part Two

June 28, 2012 By Josephine Reed Andy Statman on the mandolin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Statman This week’s podcast is the second part of our interview with Klezmer clarinetist, Mandolin-player, composer, and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Andy Statman. While Statman is a musician who wears many hats brilliantly, he was honored with a National […]

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Art Works Podcast: Andy Statman

June 21, 2012 By Josephine Reed Photo courtesy of Andy Statman This week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship, which “recognizes folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations.” Now in its 30th year, it’s the nation’s […]

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Postcard from NEA National Heritage Fellows Celebration

September 27, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here I am with the 2011 NEA Heritage Fellows after the September 21 awards ceremony at the Capitol Visitors Center. (back row, l-r) Me, Yuri Yunakov, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Roy Hirabayashi, Ledward Kaapana, Bo Dollis, Jr. (representing his father Bo Dollis), Jim Griffith, Barry Bergey; (front row, l-r) […]

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Folk Music and Community

September 19, 2011 by Glenn Moomau Glenn Moomau. Photo by Sam Holden When I heard that self-described “guitar man” Warner Williams was to be included in this year’s class of the NEA’s National Heritage Fellows, I called my best friend down in Montgomery County, Maryland, to ask after the now eighty-year-old musician. My buddy reported […]

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