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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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New Video: Choosing Courage

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:12:10 -0600

Brian Thacker met with 30 sixth-grade students to talk about his own war experience, why he was selected to receive the Medal of Honor. He read from "Choosing Courage, Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero" by Peter Collier, where one chapter describes a middle school teacher who put herself in the line of fire to protect her students from a disturbed teenager wielding a firearm in school and who later was given a Citizen's Medal of Honor.

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New Video: Monica Youn, Poetry & Law

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:11:11 -0600

Monica Youn read from her new book, "Blackacre" and participated in a discussion with Martha Dragich.

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New Video: Fantagraphics & the Graphic Novel

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:10:09 -0600

Comic book editor and publisher Gary Groth recounts the history of Fantagraphics Books, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

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New Video: Appalachian Spring & Dark Meadow Suite

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:47:26 -0600

This performance by the Martha Graham Dance Company features performances of choreography by Martha Graham and Pontus Lidberg, with music by Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Samuel Barber, and Carlos Chavez. In this performance of "Appalachian Spring" Charlotte Landreau performs the role of the Bridge and Abdiel Jacobsen performs the role of the Husbandman. Also on the program is "Dark Meadow" Suite. Part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival.

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New Video: Cave of the Heart

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:46:33 -0600

PeiJu Chien-Pott, a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, delivers a riveting performance as "The Sorceress, Medea," in "Cave of the Heart," a dance choreographed by Martha Graham and set to music by Samuel Barber. Part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival.

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New Video: Woodland

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:45:51 -0600

The Martha Graham Dance Company performs the world premiere of Pontus Lidberg's "Woodland," a Library of Congress 90th anniversary season commission set to the music of Irving Fine's "Notturno" for strings and harp. Also featured on the program are performances of "Appalachian Spring," "Cave of the Heart," and "Dark Meadow" Suite. Part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival.

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New Video: Refugee Women in Post-Conflict Liberia

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:44:57 -0600

Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso discussed her research on ethical dilemmas and gender factors that affect returnee refugee women in Liberia.

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New Video: Louis & Lil

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:52:39 -0600

Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Dan Morgenstern lectures on Louis Armstrong and his second wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong. The couple met in King Oliver's band and, individually and together, created an impressive body of music, preserved on records and in the fascinating manuscript deposits held in the Library's collections.

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New Video: Mary Roach, Book Fest 16

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:49:37 -0600

Mary Roach discusses "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" with Tim Smith from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:48:34 -0600

Author Gerardo Piña Rosales discussed his latest book, "El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias." (Spanish)

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New Video: Illumination as Visual Commentary

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:47:42 -0600

World-renowned artist Avner Moriah discussed his illuminations of the Bible.

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New Video: Technofiles - The Printed Instrument

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:46:52 -0600

A group of music and technology experts present the latest developments in 3D concepts and processes and the startling paths they open to create the means of musical performance. Topics discussed include micro-computed tomography, preservation through technology, and the 3D-printing of musical instruments.

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New Video: Talking with Ensemble Intercontemporain

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:40:45 -0600

Matthias Pintscher, Herve Boutry and Nicholas Brown discuss the Washington, D.C. debut of the world-renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Library of Congress. Their wide ranging discussion covered the influence of founding director Pierre Boulez, the concert repertoire (works by Berg, Ligeti, Varese, Pintscher and Lash), and the act of listening to contemporary art music in live performance.

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New Video: A Space Weather Report

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:39:40 -0600

NASA's C. Alex Young discussed the challenges of dealing with the harshness of space and making sure travelers can safely reach their destination as they reach for the planets and beyond.

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New Video: Feminine Protection

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:38:42 -0600

Eugenia Tarzibachi presented her research on the connections between traditional narratives of gender and the commercial dissemination and consumption of disposable menstrual products. Drawing on advertisements, first-person accounts, interviews and educational materials, Tarzibachi critically examines the similarities between the United States and Argentina at specific historical conjunctures between 1920 and 1980.

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New Video: Imperial Exile

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:37:44 -0600

Keith Bowers discussed his book, "Imperial Exile" about Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie's exile in Britain in the 1930s to escape the invading armies of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini.

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New Video: Romantic Riches in the Heineman Collection

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:37:00 -0600

David Plylar discusses items in the Library's Heineman Foundation Collection. He focuses on items produced in the 19th century, including manuscripts by lesser-known composers like Eugen d'Albert as well as pieces by major composers like Liszt and Brahms.

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New Video: Islamic Law Reform

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:34:07 -0600

In recognition of Human Rights Day, a panel of distinguished scholars discussed Islamic law reform.

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New Video: Saving the Web

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:31:19 -0600

Preserving the contents of the internet is an increasingly vital activity. The web today is an ubiquitous global information system, and yet significant amounts of its contents disappear daily. The average web page remains online for barely 100 days. This symposium brings together experts in this field to discuss the major issues in the debate around this topic, the future potential of web archives to researchers and scholars, and the challenges in web archiving that face libraries, governments, institutions and individuals.

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New Video: Cultural Narratives on Home Canning

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:29:29 -0600

Drawing on filmstrips, posters, cartoons, newspaper captions, canning manuals, mail-order catalogs and other sources, Danille Christensen offered examples that explore how technological changes contributed to the dismissal or even demonization of women's experience-based domestic knowledge in the area of home canning.

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New Video: Workshop of Lerner & Loewe

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:28:32 -0600

Musicologist Dominic McHugh lectures on archival sources for the genesis of "My Fair Lady" held in the collections of the Library of Congress. This lecture is presented as part of the American Musicological Society/Library of Congress series of biannual lectures.

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New Video: Ethel Payne & the Black Press

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:19:20 -0600

James McGrath Morris discussed his new book "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press." Payne was a journalist as a reporter for the Chicago Defender. In those pages, she continually urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to support desegregation. She continued throughout her career to report on the struggles of the civil rights era, and her work is credited with persuading many African Americans to take up the cause.

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New Video: Golden Crown Literary Society

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:17:45 -0600

Authors Jewelle Gomez ("The Gilda Stories"), Ann McMan ("Backcast"), Melissa Brayden ("First Position") and Marie Castle ("The Devil You Know") read from their work and lead a discussion on lesbian literature.

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New Video: Ana Merino & Manuel Vilas

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:16:59 -0600

As part of their three-week residency at Dickinson College, award-winning Spanish writers Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas read from their work and discussed the state of Spanish poetry and literature. (In Spanish & English)

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