NPR's The Kitchen Sisters
NPR's Kitchen Sisters to appear June 8 at Texas Folklife Festival
(May 23, 2006)--National Public Radio's The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, are joining their friends at Texas Public Radio to make a special appearance at the Texas Folklife Festival (TFF) in San Antonio, where they will be featured guests on opening night, Thursday, June 8, on the grounds of UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures.
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They will appear on TFF's IBC Storytelling Stage, stage 3, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., June 8, talking about the art of storytelling and their newest project, Hidden Kitchens Texas, which they are researching now and will release Fall 2006. When they are not on stage, they will be at the Texas Public Radio booth and exploring Texas food and culture on site.
Nelson and Silva also have completed their first book, "Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters," published by Rodale Press and Audio Renaissance, inspired by their "Morning Edition" series.
With Jay Allison, the Kitchen Sisters created two Peabody Award-winning NPR series, "Lost and Found Sound" and "The Sonic Memorial Project," heard on NPR's "All Things Considered." "Hidden Kitchens," now in its second season on "Morning Edition," has won the DuPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism James Beard Award.