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2013 Festival Blog - Behind the Scenes

A Day in the Life: Festival Sound Engineer Steve Fisher


Today was the last day of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Before the day’s final performances and presentations were inRead More

July 7, 2013   No Comments

A Day in the Life: Foodways Coordinator Arnie Malin


With one full day of the 2013 Folklife Festival remaining, foodways coordinator Arnie Malin took a break to talk aboutRead More

July 6, 2013   No Comments

A Day in the Life: Festival Stage Manager Jeanette Buck


Smithsonian Folklife Festival stage manager Jeanette Buck speaks about life backstage and her experience working the Festival. Buck started workingRead More

July 5, 2013   No Comments

A Day in the Life: Festival Warehouse Coordinator Jason Morris


Today’s “Day in the Life” features Jason Morris, the Warehouse Coordinator for the Folklife Festival. This is Jason’s third yearRead More

July 4, 2013   No Comments

A Day in the Life: Festival Production Manager Cristina Díaz-Carrera


It’s the second week of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. During these next five days, we’re taking a peek intoRead More

July 3, 2013   No Comments

“Shout out to RAIN…”


On a small but growing shout out wall inside a staff trailer on the National Mall, someone has written onRead More

June 29, 2013   No Comments

Designing and Building Hungarian Heritage


The Hungarian Heritage program is a joint effort involving Hungarians from Hungary and Romania (Transylvania). Transylvanian architect Gyule Szilegyi discussesRead More

June 29, 2013   1 Comment

Festival Prep–Three Days Out


The Festival staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work through the weekend. The carpentry crews continue to finishRead More

June 23, 2013   No Comments

Advance Crews from Hungary at Work and at Home


Two Hungarian construction crews have arrived in Washington and are hard at work building fences and fashioning the intricate detailsRead More

June 10, 2013   5 Comments

A Visit to the Warehouse


Thirteen miles east of the National Mall, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage supply and technical crews gearRead More

May 31, 2013   No Comments