Vivian Williams, fiddler, composer, recording artist, and writer, died on January 6, 2023 at the age of 84. She had been suffering with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Beginning as early as 1962, Vivian Williams, working with her late

Folklorist John Vlach has died after a decade-long struggle with young onset Alzheimer's disease. John Michael Vlach was Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at The George Washington University and Director of the university's Folklife Program.

Lakota flute player, singer, and dancer, Kevin Locke (Lakota and Anishnabe), of Wakpala, South Dakota, recipient of a 1990 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, has died.

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