WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Endowment for the Arts is honoring 10 new recipients of National Heritage Fellowships in Washington.
Among the 2012 fellows is The Paschall Brothers, gospel singers from Chesapeake. They are chosen for their artistic excellence and their efforts to conserve American culture. They'll be honored Wednesday and will perform Thursday at George Washington University.
Other fellows this year's are: Mike Auldridge, a guitar player from Silver Spring, Md.; Paul and Darlene Bergren, dog sled and snowshoe designers from Minot, N.D.; Harold Burnham, a shipwright from Essex, Mass.; Albert Head, an arts advocate from Alabama; Leonardo Jimenez, a Tejano accordion player from San Antonio, Texas; Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone, an Okinawan dancer from Hawaii; Molly Neptune Parker, a basket maker from Princeton, Maine; and Andy Statman, a New York City musician.