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The Big Squeeze: Kids Preserve Their Heritage by Picking Up the Accordion

Posted on · The early teen years are a time when many kids are taking their first band class or tooling around on a drum set they got for Christmas. Maybe they’re learning the school’s fight song on the trumpet or trying to top their high score on Rock Band. But, as Michael Hagerty reports, there’s plenty of […]

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Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Returns to Houston

Posted on · The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest is coming back to Houston. The talent showcase will be held Sunday, February 23 at Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA). Texas Folklife Executive Director Cristina Balli talks about the contest and the accordion’s Texas roots.