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New Video: BeauSoleil Quartet Oral History

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:39:27 -0500

Members of the BeauSoleil Quartet discussed their lives and musical careers.

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New Video: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:38:45 -0500

Burt Feintuch discusses how two seemingly very different places, Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and New Orleans, Louisiana, turn out to have much in common.

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New Video: Tim Gunn on Disco Fashion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:37:57 -0500

Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Newlen interviewed fashion icon and native-Washingtonian Tim Gunn about the history of fashion in the disco era and its impact on modern fashion.

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New Video: Brothers at Arms

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:37:09 -0500

Larrie D. Ferreiro discussed his book, "Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It," in which he asserts that the American Revolution had little chance of being won by the American colonists, if it had not been for the assistance of French and Spanish soldiers, money and weapons.

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New Video: Rhythmic Imagination in African Music

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:36:16 -0500

Renowned musicologist Kofi Agawu lectures on his most recent book, "The African Imagination in Music," with a focus on the chapter about rhythm.

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New Video: Interview with Brett Dean

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:56:56 -0500

Violist, composer and conductor Brett Dean discusses his experience playing on the Library of Congress' "Tuscan-Medici" viola by Stradivari (1690).

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New Video: Olinguito from A to Z

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:55:29 -0500

Lulu Delacre talks to bilingual kindergartners from Oyster-Adams School in Washington, D.C. about her book, "Olinguito from A to Z."

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New Video: Ledward Kaapana Oral History

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:54:32 -0500

Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana discusses his life and musical career.

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New Video: Globalization Through a Jesuit Prism

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:53:45 -0500

José Casanova argues that the Jesuits were the first corporate group in history to think and to act globally. This lecture examined the external and internal opportunity structures which made it possible for a Catholic missionary and teaching order such as the Society of Jesus to play such a prominent role as cultural brokers between East and West and North and South in the first phase of globalization. 

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New Video: Roy & PJ Hirabayashi

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:50:02 -0500

A conversation with PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, creative director and co-founder emeriti of the performing ensemble San Jose Taiko.

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New Video: 2017 Book Festival Welcome

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:09:48 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden invites you to attend the 2017 National Book Festival, Sept. 2, in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: Musicians from Marlboro

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:20:19 -0500

Members of Musicians from Marlboro perform Haydn's Quartet in D major, op. 76, no. 5, HIII:79; Selections from Beethoven's "Irische Lieder, WoO 152" ("Irish Songs"); "On Wenlock Edge" by Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Beethoven's String Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3. Afterwards, they discussed their collaboration, the Marlboro Music Festival and vocal-chamber music repertoire. 

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New Video: BeauSoleil Quartet

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:17:41 -0500

The BeauSoleil Quartet presents a concert of lively and soulful Louisiana Cajun music. The quartet includes Michael Doucet on fiddle, accordion and vocals, David Doucet on guitar and vocals, Mitchell Reed on fiddle and bass, and Billy Ware on percussion.

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New Video: Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:16:32 -0500

Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson as part of her residency at the Library. They discuss Monson's research, writing, and the jazz collections at the Library of Congress.

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New Video: Ledward Kaapana Concert

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:15:41 -0500

Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana performs in concert.

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New Video: Sasanian Empire Symposium

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:27:04 -0500

Several experts participated in an all-day symposium on the legacy of the ancient Persian Sasanian empire (224-651 A.D.).

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New Video: March Book Three

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:25:02 -0500

Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin chatted with radio host Kojo Nnamdi about the graphic novel "March: Book Three" to an audience of 7th-grade students in the Library's Young Readers Center.

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New Video: Harry T. Burleigh

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:22:57 -0500

Jean E. Snyder lectures on Harry T. Burleigh's leading role in American music and culture during the 20th century, through his work as a composer, arranger and performer.

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New Video: Roots, Radicals & Rockers

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:20:53 -0500

The roots of skiffle as a musical genre and its influence on popular music is discussed in this book talk presented by singer and guitarist Billy Bragg.

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New Video: Reading Without Walls

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:39:19 -0500

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talk about their own personal histories as readers and the role reading can play in breaking down barriers.

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New Video: AV Archives & Digital Landscape

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:37:46 -0500

Andrea Kalas delivers the keynote address, "Move Into The Middle: Digital Archiving 2016," at the 47th annual conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, hosted at the Library of Congress.

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New Video: Richard Egarr Concert

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:36:55 -0500

Richard Egarr performs a harpsichord recital featuring works by 17th century masters.

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New Video: Lynda Carter

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:36:09 -0500

During "Library of Awesome," a pop-up exhibition featuring items from the Library's comic-book collections presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Awesome-Con comics convention, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviewed Lynda Carter, the actress known for her role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, to a packed house in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.

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New Video: Language & Puerto Rican Identity

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:39:26 -0500

Brenda Domínguez-Rosado discussed her book, "The Unlinking of Language and Puerto Rican Identity: New Trends in Sight," the result of research inspired by her own life experiences, including her struggles with identity and doctoral studies.

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New Video: Charlie Harmon

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:38:38 -0500

An in depth interview with Charlie Harmon, Leonard Bernstein's assistant and archivist for the last several years of the composer's life. Topics include Bernstein composing the opera "A Quiet Place," the album he conducted of "West Side Story," his relationship with family, friends and colleagues including Aaron Copland, and anecdotes both professional and personal.

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