2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Concert

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the GW Lisner Auditorium on October 4, 2012

 

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman welcomes the audience to the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert.

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman welcomes the audience to the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert. He said, "At the NEA, we are working to invest in, support, and celebrate all the arts in this country, and tonight's NEA National Heritage Fellows are not only national leaders in their art forms, but also leaders of their communities." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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After a solo performance, 2012 National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman performs with Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

After a solo performance, 2012 National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman performs with Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Terry Bergren, son of 2012 National Heritage Fellows Paul and Darlene Bergren, demonstrates how to maneuver a dogsled crafted by his father. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Terry Bergren, son of 2012 National Heritage Fellows Paul and Darlene Bergren, demonstrates how to maneuver a dogsled crafted by his father. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Nick Spitzer greets Al Head, 2012 National Heritage Fellow and executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Nick Spitzer greets Al Head, 2012 National Heritage Fellow and executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Al is the 2012 recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship Award which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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2012 National Heritage Fellow Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone demonstrates traditional Okinawan dancing, which she has taught to hundreds of students at the Nakasone Dance Academy in Honolulu. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

2012 National Heritage Fellow Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone demonstrates traditional Okinawan dancing, which she has taught to hundreds of students at the Nakasone Dance Academy in Honolulu. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Nick Spitzer interviews Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone and her daughters and fellow dancers, Julia Okamura and Lisa Nakandakari. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Nick Spitzer interviews Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone and her daughters and fellow dancers, Julia Okamura and Lisa Nakandakari. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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2012 National Heritage Fellow and bluegrass musician Mike Auldridge performs on the dobro accompanied by 2012 National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman and Rob Ickes.

2012 National Heritage Fellow and bluegrass musician Mike Auldridge performs on the dobro accompanied by 2012 National Heritage Fellow Andy Statman and Rob Ickes. In the preceding interview with Nick Spitzer, Ickes credited Auldridge with revealing the expressive qualities of the dobro in his career. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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2012 National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker describes the materials she uses to create her traditional Passamaquoddy baskets. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

2012 National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker describes the materials she uses to create her traditional Passamaquoddy baskets. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Traditional Passamaquoddy baskets by Molly Neptune Parker including a strawberry basket that, according to her nephew George, has 538 curls. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Traditional Passamaquoddy baskets by Molly Neptune Parker including a strawberry basket that, according to her nephew George, has 538 curls. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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2012 National Heritage Fellows the Paschall Brothers (left to right: Renard Freeman, Jr., Renard Freeman, Sr., Johnny Lewis, and Rev. Tarrence Paschall) perform traditional Tidewater gospel quartet songs

2012 National Heritage Fellows the Paschall Brothers (left to right: Renard Freeman, Jr., Renard Freeman, Sr., Johnny Lewis, and Rev. Tarrence Paschall) perform traditional Tidewater gospel quartet songs, including "Don't Forget to Pray," "You Better Run," and "Ease My Troubled Mind." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Master shipwright Harold Burnham describes his process for building traditional schooners to Nick Spitzer. His wooden models function as 3-D blueprints. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Master shipwright Harold Burnham describes his process for building traditional schooners to Nick Spitzer. His wooden models function as 3-D blueprints. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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2012 National Heritage Fellow and Tejano accordion player Flaco Jiménez performs with Max Baca on bajo sexto, Oscar Garcia on bass, Raul Rubio, Jr., on vocals, and David Jiménez on drums. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

2012 National Heritage Fellow and Tejano accordion player Flaco Jiménez performs with Max Baca on bajo sexto, Oscar Garcia on bass, Raul Rubio, Jr., on vocals, and David Jiménez on drums. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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The 2012 fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

The 2012 fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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The fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

The fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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The fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

The fellows perform the classic Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" during the finale of the concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart