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ARTS & CULTURE CELEBRATION & AWARDS

NOMINATE REGISTER VOTE for your hero WATCH REPLAY HONOREES Arts & Culture journal

DateApril 23, 2021

Location Virtual Event - 6PM

Live from Ireland

ARTS & CULTURE CELEBRATION & AWARDS will take place virtually on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 6pm (EST).

we invite you to nominate those arts and culture heroes of the pandemic from across Irish America who have kept our spirits high since March 2020 with their
music, acting, art and cultural endeavor.

Our chosen honorees will receive a medal and certificate and will appear on our special awards program beamed direct from Ireland on April 23, 2021. Irish centers, bars, festivals, dance studios, galleries, theatres, music venues and more have been effectively shuttered since March 2020 but there is now light at the end of the tunnel and we invite you to join in this celebration for those who, through their art, have kept the faith with Irish America.

The event will cover : Screen; Visual Arts; Theatre; Literature; Dance; Music; Festivals; Centers.

The results of the Voting Poll.

WINNER by 4 votes

Aisling Irish Center Ceili Band and Ballad Group– 631

Caitlin Warbelow & Chris Ranney – 627

Ken O’Malley – 596

Barry Stapleton – 432

Elizabeth Stack – 430

Natalie Nugent & Cormac O Se – 358

Alex Boatright – 349

Guest Speaker

Congressman Conor Lamb

Congressman Conor Lamb was sworn into the United States House of Representatives on January 5, 2021 to represent Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District, which includes parts of Allegheny and Butler Counties, as well as all of Beaver County in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Lamb previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department’s Pittsburgh office.  In this position, he prosecuted violent crimes and drug trafficking and helped establish the office as a national leader in the fight against the heroin epidemic.  Lamb served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009-2013 and went on to serve as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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