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2012 Festival Blog - Campus and Community

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #7


It’s interesting to see certain themes emerge in visitor photos as we move through the Festival, and to observe whichRead More

July 6, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 5, 2012


Today’s Festival highlights include the live broadcast of NPR’s Talk of the Nation from the Giving Voice stage of theRead More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

Matthew Ramir, University of Illinois


Matthew Ramir, a student at the University of Illinois, reads two poems that he wrote about living with cerebral palsy.Read More

July 5, 2012   3 Comments

Lily Diego, University of Illinois


Student poet Lily Diego reads one of her poems at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is introduced by Dr.Read More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

From the Test Kitchen: Butternut Squash Soup


We will be posting a selected recipe from the Campus and Community Foodways Test Kitchen daily, along with some backgroundRead More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

Food Competitions, Cheese, and Land-grant Universities


As a Festival curator, I am always interested in creative and culturally appropriate foodways demonstrations.  Staging food competitions at theRead More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

LISTEN! NPR Talk of the Nation at the Festival


NPR’s live call-in show Talk of the Nation is broadcasting from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival TODAY, July 5, 2 toRead More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #6


Happy 4th of July, everyone! Today we bring you our 6th fabulous Flickr gallery of the 2012 Festival. Check itRead More

July 4, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 4, 2012


Happy Fourth of July! Great to be back out on the National Mall with all of the participants. A wonderfulRead More

July 4, 2012   No Comments

From the Test Kitchen: Tilapia Wraps


We will be posting a selected recipe from the Campus and Community Foodways Test Kitchen daily, along with some backgroundRead More

July 4, 2012   No Comments