2007 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Award Ceremony

Award ceremony on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2007

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

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

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Chairman Gioia with U.S. Representatives from Hawaii Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Horono flanking Eddie Kamae. Photo by Tom Pich.

Chairman Gioia with U.S. Representatives from Hawaii Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Horono flanking Eddie Kamae. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Chairman Gioia with Elaine Hoffman Watts and U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (PA). Photo by Tom Pich.

Chairman Gioia with Elaine Hoffman Watts and U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (PA). Photo by Tom Pich.

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Chairman Gioia with U.S. Representative David Price and Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina flank Joe Thompson. Photo by Tom Pich.

Chairman Gioia with U.S. Representative David Price and Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina flank Joe Thompson. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Chairman Gioia, U.S. Senator Richard Burr and U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (second from right) from North Carolina with the family of Mary Jane Queen. Photo by Tom Pich.

Chairman Gioia, U.S. Senator Richard Burr and U.S. Representative Heath Shuler (second from right) from North Carolina with the family of Mary Jane Queen. Photo by Tom Pich.

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From left to right back row: Chairman Dana Gioia, Augustin Lira, Nick Benson, Elaine Hoffman Watts, Pat Courtney Gold, Julia Parker, Eddie Kamae, Irvin Trujillo. Seated: Joe Thompson, Violet de Cristoforo, Sidiki Conde, Roland Freeman. Photo by Tom Pich.

From left to right back row: Chairman Dana Gioia, Augustin Lira, Nick Benson, Elaine Hoffman Watts, Pat Courtney Gold, Julia Parker, Eddie Kamae, Irvin Trujillo. Seated: Joe Thompson, Violet de Cristoforo, Sidiki Conde, Roland Freeman. Photo by Tom Pich.