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We’re Celebrating DC’s Cultural Heroes

HumanitiesDC announces the Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award. The awards reception will take place at the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I St., NW) on Wednesday, September 4th from 6pm to 8 pm. The Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award will recognize four individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Washington, DC. Named after Patsy Fletcher ,who passed away in 2019, for her tireless efforts to protect and preserve the unique African American culture and history of

DC: An Unlikely Stop on the Bluegrass Trail

Built on the music created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, bluegrass emerged as a separate genre during the late 1940s, though it was generally called hillbilly music until the mid 1950s. Old-time music generally pre-dates bluegrass and covers a wide range of genres found mostly in rural areas. However, after World War II and new generation of city-bred old time and bluegrass fans emerged here in DC. On July 5th, we will explore the similarities and difference

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