“I Can Hear You”: Appalachian and Puerto Rican musical collaborations in BETSY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Music of BETSY! An interview with Ron Short and Desmar Guevara. Video content by Zhivko Illeieff [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the Rural…

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Caridad De La Luz as Betsy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Caridad De La Luz and Ron Short developing script in Norton, Virginia, February 2015. Photo by Zhivko Illeieff. [Editor’s Note: Throughout the month of April, Art of the…

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Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Banjo legend Lee Sexton performs at Seedtime on the Cumberland in celebration of June Appal’s 40th Anniversary We’re pleased to promote Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival as the…

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On the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture: Robert Gard Foundation Mini-Grant Stories

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gard Foundation Mini-grant receipient: Cleveland Public Theatre’s Teen Step Program In 2010, in celebration of his 100th birthday, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin…

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“I want my kids to hear these stories and know who they are.”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Photograph by Lezlie Sterling; from the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering By Matthew Fluharty A month ago, the Western Folklife Center hosted the…

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The 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jessica Brandi Lifland By Savannah Barrett Founded in 1985 by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is one of…

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Feminist Art Advancing Social Change in Rural Kentucky

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photograph from a “Stories from Da Dirt” production. By Dr. Judith Jennings and Savannah Barrett                          …

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Readings: Mary Oliver: "Cold Now"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cold now. Close to the edge. Almost unbearable. Clouds bunch up and boil down from the north of the white bear. This tree-splitting morning I dream of his…

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Weekly Feed: Rural America Contemporary Art, Poor Kids, The Changing Face of America

Monday, December 3, 2012

Each week we share selections from our Rural Arts and Culture Feed on Facebook and Twitter. What are we missing? Please drop us a line, and we’ll add…

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On The Map: Preserving Appalachia

Friday, November 2, 2012

Photograph by Giles Ashford By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we wish to turn your attention toward…

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