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2011 Festival Blog - Rhythm & Blues

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/3


Festival photographs from Sunday, July 3, 2011 Click on images to enlarge and see captions.

July 4, 2011   1 Comment

Highlights from the Festival’s Opening Ceremony


Highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Video edited by Michael Headley.

July 3, 2011   No Comments

The Women of R&B: Kim Weston and Shirley Jones


Two R&B singers featured at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Kim Weston and Shirley Jones, sat down yesterday to shareRead More

July 3, 2011   No Comments

Beautiful Images from Day 1 of the Folklife Festival


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival attracts many talented photographers every year. For the first time, we are choosing our favorite photosRead More

July 3, 2011   No Comments

Festival Audio – Funk Brothers


This installment of Festival Audio features a live performance by the legendary Funk Brothers. The Funk Brothers are the MotownRead More

July 3, 2011   5 Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos From 7/2


The artists performed and demonstrated for enthusiastic audiences on this third day of the Festival. Here is a selection ofRead More

July 2, 2011   No Comments

Soul Train Dancer Tyrone Proctor


On June 30, opening night of the Festival, former Soul Train dancer Tyrone Proctor shared stories about his first daysRead More

July 2, 2011   2 Comments

Photos from an Evening with Miss Martha Reeves


From the Motor City Stage, Miss Martha Reeves shared stories from her career and took audience questions. Afterwards, she andRead More

July 2, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/1


A glimpse of the Festival on July 1 through the lenses of some of the Smithsonian staff and volunteer photographers.

July 1, 2011   1 Comment

R&B Singer Shirley Jones


From the R&B program “Session Stage,” Shirley Jones shares stories from her illustrious career, describing how she and her sistersRead More

July 1, 2011   No Comments