2007 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Banquet

Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 18, 2007

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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.

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.

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Elaine Hoffman Watts (right) with daughter and trumpeter Susan. Photo by Tom Pich.

Elaine Hoffman Watts (right) with daughter and trumpeter Susan. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Myrna and Eddie Kamae with Senator Daniel Inouye (HI). Members of Eddie’s band, Sons of Hawaii, stand behind. Photo by Tom Pich.

Myrna and Eddie Kamae with Senator Daniel Inouye (HI). Members of Eddie’s band, Sons of Hawaii, stand behind. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Julia Parker signs the Librarian of Congress’s guest book which has been signed by visiting scholars, artists, heads of state, and Nobel Prize recipients for many years. Julia’s daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter look on. Photo by Tom Pich.

Julia Parker signs the Librarian of Congress’s guest book which has been signed by visiting scholars, artists, heads of state, and Nobel Prize recipients for many years. Julia’s daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter look on. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Sidiki Conde and his wife Deborah. Photo by Tom Pich.

Sidiki Conde and his wife Deborah. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Chairman Gioia with Chip Kunde, Vice-president of Government Relations with Darden Restaurants. The NEA National Heritage Fellowship program is presented with support from the Darden Restaurants Foundation and the Darden family of restaurants, including R

Chairman Gioia with Chip Kunde, Vice-president of Government Relations with Darden Restaurants. The NEA National Heritage Fellowship program is presented with support from the Darden Restaurants Foundation and the Darden family of restaurants, including Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Photo by Tom Pich.