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New Video: Yvette Landry Trio

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:31:21 -0600

In this concert Grammy-nominated, award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Yvette Landry is joined by Richard Comeaux on pedal steel and Beau Thomas on fiddle.

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New Video: Billy McComiskey Family Band

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:30:37 -0600

Traditional Irish musician Billy McComiskey is joined in this performance by Myron Bretholz, Josh Dukes, Angela Fee, Catriona Fee, Mikey McComiskey and Patrick McComiskey.

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New Video: Anchiskhati Ensemble

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:29:22 -0600

The Anchiskhati Ensemble of Tbilisi, Georgia, present a program of Easter and Lenten music from the Orthodox paschal cycle in Georgia, introduced by Dr. John A. Graham of Yale University.

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New Video: Rahim AlHaj Trio

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:28:32 -0600

The Rahim AlHaj Trio features traditional middle eastern music on the oud (Arabic lute) and antour (hammered dulcimer).

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New Video: Stylistic Threads in Heavy Metal

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:58:13 -0600

James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song "Black Sabbath" signaled its birth in 1970.

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New Video: Interview with Argento Chamber Ensemble

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:57:16 -0600

An interview with composer Ann Cleare and conductor/composer Michele Galante, the artistic director of the Argento Chamber Ensemble.

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New Video: Padmore Sings Beethoven & Schubert

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:56:04 -0600

World-renowned English Tenor Mark Padmore makes his Library of Congress debut in a recital with pianist Andrew West. On the program are Beethoven's "Mailied," op. 52/4; "Neue Liebe, neues Leben," op. 75/2; "Adelaide," op. 46; An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98; as well as Schubert's song cycle Schwanengesang, D957 & D965a.

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New Video: Gentlemen Prefer the Taubenpost

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:54:21 -0600

David Plylar lectures on love and longing in the songs of Beethoven and Schubert in conjunction with a recital by tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Andrew West.

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New Video: Isfahan to Irvine

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:46:48 -0600

Hossein Omoumi discussed his documentary film on the ney, a Persian musical instrument.

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New Video: Mysteries of Early Modern Science & Cartography

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:45:56 -0600

This two-day conference celebrates the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller's Carta Marina, one of the great masterpieces of Renaissance cartography, and focuses on some of the most mysterious maps of the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Watch four sessions:

Mysteries of Renaissance Cartography

The Carta Marina at 500

Mapping the Elusive Southern Sky

Website: A Land Beyond the Stars




New Video: Shonda Rhimes - Book Fest 16

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:42:31 -0600

Shonda Rhimes discusses "Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" with David M. Rubenstein at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: History of Rum

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:41:23 -0600

Historian Franklin Knight of Johns Hopkins University lectured on the history of rum, one of Latin America's most popular spirits.

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New Video: The Assyrian Legacy

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:18:50 -0600

The Library presented “The Assyrian Legacy: From Ancient Civilization to Today's Cultural Revival” a daylong symposium on the ancient Assyrian civilization and its contemporary manifestation. Watch three sessions:

The Assyrian Legacy in the Cradle of Civilization

The Assyrian Christian, Past and Present

Assyrian Culture in the Middle East and in Diaspora




New Video: Eric Fanning on the Army's Future

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:15:32 -0600

A discussion with Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning about the future of the U.S. Army.

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New Video: Forgotten Transports

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:14:23 -0600

Czech filmmaker Lukas Pribyl discussed his four documentary films based on 400 hours of interviews recorded in 25 countries on five continents. Each film describes one destination of Nazi transports and one unique mode of survival in extreme conditions.

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New Video: Planetary Surface Exploration

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:13:25 -0600

NASA's Kelsey Young discussed her work at analog sites on Earth to prepare for a new generation of crewed planetary exploration missions that use new tools and technologies to collect and interpret geochemical and geophysical data.

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New Video: Smokey Robinson

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:58:59 -0600

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden welcomes legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson to the Library to talk about his recent selection as the recipient of the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The interview takes place in the Library's George and Ira Gershwin Room with Robinson sitting at George Gershwin's favorite piano.

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New Video: Invisible Immigrants

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:58:14 -0600

James D. Fernandez discussed Spanish immigration in the U.S. during the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century.

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New Video: Saving Libraries During War

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:57:21 -0600

Daniel Gullo discussed efforts to recover manuscripts damaged by acts of war in Malta, ensuring that the contents of these irreplaceable witnesses to centuries of history will not be lost forever.

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New Video: From Manuscript to Printed Text

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:56:33 -0600

Ittai Joseph Tamari discussed the Talmud in a program sponsored in cooperation with the Jewish studies program of American University and the Judaic studies program of George Washington University.

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New Video: A Spanish Reading of Hemingway

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:04:54 -0600

Douglas LaPrade presents a lecture on Ernest Hemingway.

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New Video: St. Teresa & Her Ascent

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:03:38 -0600

Father Lush Gjergji of Kosova spoke about the life and works of Mother Teresa as well as her Albanian origins.

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New Video: Your Reader ID Card (English/Spanish)

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:25 -0600

A guide to registering for your reader identification card at the Library of Congress. A valid reader identification is required to use Library of Congress reading rooms for research.

Click here for the English language version.

Una guía para registrarse y obtener su tarjeta de lector en la Biblioteca del Congreso. Es necesario tener una tarjeta de lector válida para hacer investigación en las salas de lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso.

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New Video: Stephen King on Literacy

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:10:05 -0600

Stephen King call for nominations for the Library of Congress Literacy Awards with an important message on the importance of literacy.

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New Video: Maria Schneider Workshop

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:13:00 -0600

Jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider leads a workshop for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and Levine Music Premier Jazz Combo in conjunction with the world premiere of her work "Data Lords," commissioned by the Library of Congress.

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