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Posted By: open mike
28-Nov-09 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes 1921-2009)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bess Lomax Hawes (Nov. 28, 2009)
there was a PBS documentary with the Lomaxes in it
which i saw earlier this year.
it is mostly about Alan Lomax, but Bess may be included in it.

Thanks to her work in music and public culture, here is the last
paragraph of the Smithsonian write up:

Following her retirement, Bess was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton, gave the Charles Seeger Lecture at the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and has continued to speak and consult internationally on issues of folklore, public policy, and cultural continuity.