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2012 Festival Blog - Creativity and Crisis

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 6, 2012


Today’s highlights include a poetry slam in the Citified program area and an evening concert of mariachi music, featuring theRead More

July 6, 2012   No Comments

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

This Eyelash of a Moment


Standing tall in gold stacked sandals at the mic is Sonya Renee, formerly from the Black AIDS Institute, the nation’sRead 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

Sharing The Quilt’s History


Joan Juster, panel maker and names reader coordinator, discusses the origins of The AIDS Memorial Quilt with Mike Smith, co-founderRead More

July 4, 2012   2 Comments

HIV/AIDS through Spoken Word: Mary Bowman’s “Dandelion”


Poet and spoken word artist Mary Bowman was born HIV-positive. Bowman’s words express her personal experience with HIV/AIDS and illuminateRead More

July 4, 2012   No Comments

A Day in the Life of The AIDS Memorial Quilt


The last time The AIDS Memorial Quilt was unfolded in its entirety was October 1996 on the National Mall inRead More

July 3, 2012   No Comments