Earl and Dorothy Blake
Remembering Earl Blake: Carnival Costume Master
A dear friend of the Folklife Program, Earl was a master builder of stunningly elaborate Caribbean Carnival costumes, a tradition he brought to the US from his native Trinidad from where he emigrated in the 1960s.
Photo by Skip Rowland
Paschall Brothers Win National Heritage Fellowship
The Paschall Brothers, a stunning Tidewater Gospel Quartet from Chesapeake, Virginia have received the National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States government bestows on traditional artists.
Virginia-Produced Public Radio Program Wins Regional Murrow Award
WGR has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. “The Folklife of Stepping,” a WGR feature, won 1st place for Use of Sound.