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I believe Jennifer Cutting and Steve Winnick from the American Folklife
Center were also there presenting on behalf of the Library of Congress.

Thom Pease


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Cary Ginell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Oscar Brown Jr. died some years ago. Do you mean somebody else?
>
> Cary
>
> > On Feb 25, 2014, at 7:00 PM, "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > I just returned from Kansas City where the huge Folk Alliance Conference
> > was held from Wednesday through Sunday at the Westin and Sheraton Hotels
> a
> > few  miles from where we had the ARSC Conference in May. (BTw, one of
> the ARSC
> > Conference Silent Auction items was a full Conference registration!)  FAI
> > had a table in our exhibit room.
> >
> > FAI gathers almost 2000 performers, booking agents, house concert hosts
> and
> > journalists and it goes fro m9am till 3 am. Here are a few ARSC related
> > highlights:
> >
> > On Wednesday night Chuck Haddix at UMKC was awarded the Spirit of Folk
> > Award for his radio show
> >
> > The Same Night a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Smithsonian
> > Folkways and it was accepted by Jeff Place, Tony Seeger, John White, and
> Dan
> > Sheehy.
> >
> > On Thursday and Friday Chuck Haddix was on panels about KC Radio and
> > another on KC Jazz and Charlie Parker.
> >
> > There was a sufficient supply of ARSC Brochures there as well.
> >
> > I got to meet Graham Nash and Al Gore as well as folk  legends like
>  Oscar
> > Brown Jr., Carolyn Hester and Jim Kweskin.  And Dom Flemons  (formerly of
> > the Carolina Chocolate Drops) was there and plans to help with one  of
> the
> > sessions at the ARSC Chapel Hill Conference) and will be joining ARSC
>  shortly!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > My friends in KC saved me both Friday's and Monday's articles on the
> > conference and both are really great and do a great job in explaining it.
> >
> > You might want to read if   if you have time. :
> >
> >
> http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/18/4832452/folk-alliance-conference-showca
> > ses.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/23/4844421/folk-alliance-festival-ends-wit
> > h.html
> >
> > I'll be happy to share photos when I get them sorted.
> >
> >
> > Steve
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