2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Award Ceremony

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony at the Capitol Visitors Center on September 22, 2009

 

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Group photo the 2009 NEA Heritage Fellows

From left to right: NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey, Chitresh Das, Bill Graves from the The Birmingham Sunlights (TBS), Barry Taylor (TBS), Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, James Taylor (TBS), Teri Rofkar, Steve Taylor (TBS), “Queen” Ida Guillory, Wayne Williams (TBS), Amma D. McKen, Dudley Laufman, LeRoy Graber, Edwin Colón Zayas, and Joel Nelson. Photo by Tom Pich

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Mike Seeger’s wife, Alexia Smith, accepts the award on her late husband's behalf from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Photo by Tom Pich

Mike Seeger’s wife, Alexia Smith, accepts the award on her late husband's behalf from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Amma D. McKen. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Amma D. McKen. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to The Birmingham Sunlights. Left to right: Barry Taylor, Bill Graves, James Taylor, Wayne Williams, and Steve Taylor. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to The Birmingham Sunlights. Left to right: Barry Taylor, Bill Graves, James Taylor, Wayne Williams, and Steve Taylor. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Chitresh Das. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Chitresh Das. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Kathleen MacLellan Gregg, Senator Judd Gregg’s wife, present the award to Dudley Laufman. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Kathleen MacLellan Gregg, Senator Judd Gregg’s wife, present the award to Dudley Laufman. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congressman Pedro Pierluisi present the award to Edwin Colón Zayas. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congressman Pedro Pierluisi present the award to Edwin Colón Zayas. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Joel Nelson. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to Joel Nelson. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin present the award to LeRoy Graber.

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin present the award to LeRoy Graber.

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to “Queen” Ida Guillory. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman presents the award to “Queen” Ida Guillory. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congresswoman Laura Richardson present the award to Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Congresswoman Laura Richardson present the award to Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. Photo by Tom Pich

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Senator Mark Begich present the award to Teri Rofkar. Photo by Tom Pich

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and Senator Mark Begich present the award to Teri Rofkar. Photo by Tom Pich