November 19, 1991
Barry Bearak and David Lauter's three-part series regarding affirmative action (Nov. 3-5) was interesting and thought-provoking. Biases crept through at times, particularly with the use of the term "reverse discrimination." Discrimination exists--or it doesn't--in any particular occurrence. What is "reversed" at times is our ability to detect and label discrimination.
July 1, 1992 |
A Cuban drummer beats out rhythms with his hands at a bata religious ceremony honoring African spiritual forces. . . . * A Mexican woman makes coronas , or crowns, for young girls' coming-of-age parties by dipping folded paper into candle wax. . . . * A Greek musician blows into a tsabouna , a bagpipe-like instrument that is literally a beheaded goat turned inside out. . .
August 25, 2007 |
CHIMAYO, N.M. -- As a boy in a tiny village long known for its weaving, Irvin Trujillo remembers being surrounded by the traditional art -- and sometimes nearly smothered by it. He and his cousins would spend cold winter nights at the little adobe house of their grandmother huddled on a mattress on the floor. His aunt would head to a crib in the back room stacked full of heavy, hand-spun "frazadas" made by his grandparents, he recalls.
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November 7, 2009 |
George Na'ope, a guardian of native Hawaiian culture who taught traditional hula dance and chanting to generations of students and introduced the ancient art forms to new audiences, has died. He was 81. Na'ope, who in 2006 was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship award by the National Endowment for the Arts, died Oct. 26 at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, after battling cancer. His death was announced by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Na'ope (pronounced nah-OH-peh) co-founded the Merrie Monarch Festival, a celebration of hula held annually since the early 1960s in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
September 26, 1990 |
Honors for Folk Artists: Eleven individual folk artists and a husband-and-wife team named by the National Endowment for the Arts as 1990 recipients of National Heritage Fellowships will be honored in Washington today and Thursday. The honorees today will receive Master Traditional Artists certificates heralding them for "shaping our artistic traditions and preserving the cultural diversity of the United States."
June 15, 1986 |
--Just as she has done for decades, Queen Elizabeth II paraded on horseback before thousands in the annual Trooping of the Color to mark the monarch's birthday. Brushing aside calls that she ride in a bulletproof car because of the threat of a terrorist attack, the queen rode her black mare Burmese sidesaddle for the parade on The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace. Armed police watched from rooftops and two troopers on horseback flanked the queen as Prince Philip and Prince Charles followed.