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Folklife Festival feels squeeze from new Mall regulations

A project set to begin in August will transform a heavily-used, unsightly section of turf into patch worthy of a golf course -- and lots of events and rallies. The upgrades, however, usher in new restrictions on events and the footprints they leave behind.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:39am EDT

Tags: National Mall, andrew mollenbeck, Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Folklife Festival highlights Hungarian heritage

It's been a summer tradition on the National Mall for 47 years now. The Smithsonian Folklife festival, which began Wednesday, has a Hungarian theme.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, D.C., National Mall, Hank Silverberg, Hungarian heritage

Smithsonian festival honors go-go godfather in DC

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is hosting a daylong tribute to the "godfather of go-go" music, Chuck Brown, this weekend on the National Mall.

Saturday - 07/07/2012, 07:50am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Chuck Brown

AIDS Memorial Quilt comes to Washington

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is in Washington.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 10:27am EDT

Tags: AIDS Memorial Quilt, Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian seeks volunteers for Folklife Festival

Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the massive Smithsonian Folklife Festival beginning next week on the National Mall.

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 08:23am EDT

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Smithsonian to host funk concert on National Mall

Funk music will have its place on the National Mall this summer during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:03am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Museum of African American History and Culture