NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1998

  • Eddie Blazonczyk was born on July 12, 1941, in Chicago, the son of immigrants from the rural Tatras Mountains...

  • Bruce Caesar was born May 12, 1952, in Iowa City, Iowa. He represents the third generation of metalsmiths in...

  • The boat Dale Calhoun builds is called a stumpjumper for its ability to slide over and around the cypress...

  • Antonio "Tony" De La Rosa was born in October 31, 1931, in Sarita, Texas, a worker's hamlet on the...

  • In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge terror of the 1970s devastated the institutions that supported dance drama. The tradition was...

  • Max began playing violin for silent movies at the age of 12. Beginning at 16, he learned the saxophone,...

  • Sophia "Sophie" George was born September 22, 1950, near The Dalles, Oregon, at the ancient fishing grounds of Celilo...

  • Nadjeschda Overgaard was born Nadjeschda Lynge on December 23, 1905, in Tara, Siberia, where her Danish parents were living....

  • Harilaos Papapostolou was born April 22, 1932, in the city of Agrinion, Greece, a longtime center of Byzantine chant....

  • Roebuck "Pops" Staples was born December 25, 1914, in Winona, Mississippi. Growing up on the same plantation as bluesman...

  • Claude "Fiddler" Williams was born February 22, 1908, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. By age 10 he was playing guitar, banjo,...