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New Video: Pacifica Quartet & Jörg Widmann

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:19:40 -0500

The exuberant Pacifica Quartet joins forces with German composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann for a program featuring Haydn's Quartet in G major, op. 76, no. 1; Widmann's String Quartet no. 3 ("Jagdquartett"); and Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, op. 34.

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New Video: Love Songs from the Middle East

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:18:50 -0500

Through dramatic readings, Library specialists journeyed with their audience from the 7th century through modern times on the wings of love poems written by well-known poets from the Middle East and Spain.

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New Video: Conversation with María Kodama

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:17:22 -0500

María Kodama discussed the work of her late husband, Jorge Luis Borges, with Saul Sosnowski of the University of Maryland.

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New Video: The Gaza Kitchen

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:15:39 -0500

Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt discusses their book "The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey."

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New Video: Mauritian Writer Shenaz Patel

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:13:43 -0500

Shenaz Patel read selections of her work and participated in a discussion with Library staff.

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New Video: Men in the Arena

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:12:56 -0500

Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith discussed his documentary film "Men in the Arena," about two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams against impossible odds

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New Video: Early Elements of Islamic Architecture

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:12:05 -0500

Architectural historian and conservationist Rana Al Kadi spoke about the history of Islamic architecture from its origins in Damascus to North Africa, Spain and Turkey.

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New Video: The Greatness of Don Quixote

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:11:21 -0500

Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos discussed the life of Miguel de Cervantes and his great literary work, Don Quixote.

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New Video: Writer Kwame Dawes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:55:21 -0500

Ghanaian writer Kwame Dawes read samples of his work and participated in a moderated discussion.

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New Video: Walking with the Last Men on the Moon

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:54:06 -0500

NASA's Noah Petro discussed remote sensing data and lunar surface areas that merit future exploration.

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New Video: Never Tell a Boy Not to Fight

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:53:14 -0500

Harry D. Boonin spoke about his new book, "Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight," about four Jewish boxers from Philadelphia.

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New Video: Cervantes & the Modern World

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:52:17 -0500

William Egginton discussed his new book, "The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World."

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New Video: Preserving Family Recipes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:49:58 -0500

Valerie J. Frey discussed her book "Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions."

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New Video: Jüdische Kulturbund Project

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:49:06 -0500

Gail Prensky, creator and director of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, tells the story of Jewish musicians and performing artists who organized in 1933 Nazi Germany and performed until the "Final Solution" in 1941.

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New Video: Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Edward Burton discussed his work with the American and Saudi public and private sectors to promote the interests of U.S.-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationships.

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New Video: Persian Culture on the Global Scene

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:47:30 -0500

Hamid Dabashi discussed his book, "Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene."

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New Video: Legal Dimensions of Venice's Jewish Ghetto

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:32:27 -0500

This program highlighted the early history of the segregated Jewish community in Venice and showcased rare books and documents from the Library of Congress collection related to the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

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New Video: Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean Interview

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:31:35 -0500

Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown and vocalist Shoshana Bean discuss their collaboration and Brown's music, in conjunction with a performance at the Library of Congress.

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New Video: Noka Oral History

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:30:26 -0500

Members of the Noka Trio and Mikel Markez discuss their music and its origins.

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New Video: Sandro Ivo Bartoli Interview

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:29:26 -0500

David Plylar interviews Sandro Ivo Bartoli about the centennial of Ferruccio Busoni's birth. They also discuss Bartoli's performance of works by Bach, Busoni, Liszt and transcriptions by Busoni.

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New Video: Cokie Roberts & Ladies of Liberty

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:10:53 -0500

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts brings her newest children's book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation," to the Library's Young Readers Center.

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New Video: Gabriel Muñoz & Melodias Borinqueñas

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:10:00 -0500

Using their unique sounds on display in this concert, Gabriel Muñoz & Melodias Borinqueñas hope to introduce Puerto Rican folk music to many people around the world, and also to provide a nostalgic experience to Puerto Ricans living away from their homeland.

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New Video: Rahim AlHaj Oral History

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:09:04 -0500

Virtuoso oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj discusses his family, education, music and his experiences leaving Iraq and settling in New Mexico with Dan Sheehy prior to a Library of Congress concert.

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New Video: The Thirteenth Hour

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:08:13 -0500

Translator Zelda Kahan Newman speaks about the Yiddish poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim.

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New Video: Living Languages

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:03:43 -0500

Gabriela Peréz Báez discusses surmounting the challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization.

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