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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Privatization of the National Mall: America's Front Yard for Sale

Kim D. Stryker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Kim D. Stryker

So while those VIP donors are enjoying their benefit luncheon on the Nation's Front Yard, we should all ask ourselves: should the National Mall be a manicured lawn with access limited to events with wealthy backers?

We Love Festival Season

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- African-American style and identity, endangered languages and Hungarian culture get the spotlight treatment at this year's Smithsonian F...

'Godfather Of Go-Go' Getting National Mall Tribute

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is adding a daylong tribute to the "godfather of go-go" music, Chuck Brown, to its schedule for the we...

AIDS Quilt Returns To National Mall

AP | By SARAH PARNASS | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For tourists struck by the summer heat in the nation's capital, a quilt might be the farthest thing from their minds. But thanks to the ...

LOOK: AIDS Quilt Returns As Part Of Folklife Festival

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins this week and unlike previous years where themes have been focused on countries or regions...