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National Endowment For The Arts Announces Annual Free Concert To Celebrate 2002 Heritage Fellowship Recipients
September 5, 2002
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts today announced the annual free concert to celebrate its National Heritage Fellowship recipients will be held Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium on the George Washington University campus. The program will include performances by this year's 15 honorees and discussions with them about their lives and careers. The National Heritage Fellowship award is the nation's highest honor in the field of folk and traditional arts. Nick Spitzer, host of public radio's American Routes program, will emcee the event. Tickets are available through the National Council for the Traditional Arts (301-565-0654), the Lisner Box Office (202-994-6800), TICKETplace in the Old Post Office Pavilion (202-842-5387) and the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park (301-270-9090).
Friday, Sept. 20 7:30 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium 21st and H Streets, NW
2002 National Heritage Fellowship recipients: Ralph Blizard (old-time fiddler), Loren Bommelyn (Tolowa tradition bearer), Kevin Burke (Irish fiddler), Rose Cree/Francis Cree (Ojibwe basketmakers/storytellers), Luderin Darbone/Edwin Duhon (Cajun fiddler and accordionist), Nadim Dlaikan, (Lebanese reed flute player), David "Honeyboy" Edwards (blues guitarist/singer), Flory Jagoda (Sephardic musician/composer), Clara Neptune Keezer (Passamaquoddy basketmaker), Bob McQuillen (contra dance musician/composer), Domingo "Mingo" Saldivar (conjunto accordionist), Losang Samten (Tibetan sand mandala painter) and Jean Ritchie (Appalachian musician/songwriter).
For more information about the National Heritage Fellowships, visit http://www.arts.gov/endownews/news02/Heritage2002.html or call the NEA Office of Communications at 202-682-5570.