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National Recording Registry Welcomes 25 New Works!

Today’s post is by Cary O’Dell, Boards Assistant to the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. Twenty-five new titles were selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for induction to the National Recording Registry. The 25 new sound recordings have been recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 30 – April 1, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 30 (7:30 p.m.) Pay it Forward (Warner Bros., 2000) Emmy Award-winning director and producer (for E.R.) Mimi Leder helmed this drama based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. When given a class assignment to “make the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 24-25, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, March 24 (7:30 pm) The Student Nurses (New World, 1970, R-rated *) Roger Corman, renowned producer of low budget independent films, hired the wife and husband team of Stephanie Rothman and Charles S. Swart, for what he envisioned as “a contemporary […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 16-18, 2017)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Library of Congress. Thursday, March 16 (7:30 p.m.) The Piano (Miramax, 1993, R-rated *) One of the most highly acclaimed and hauntingly original motion pictures of the 1990s was written and directed by New Zealand-born Jane Campion, in her third feature film. Holly Hunter […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 8-11, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 8 (7:00 p.m.) Laura (20th Century-Fox, 1944) Otto Preminger directed this haunting film noir about a police detective who falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating.  Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney star in this classic mystery, which […]

The First Jazz Recording: One Hundred Years Later

Today’s post is by David Sager, Reference Assistant in the Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. A momentous happening occurred on February 26, 1917 at the Victor Talking Machine Company, although no one quite suspected so at the time. Among the artists to be recorded that day—consisting of operatic baritone Reinald Werrenrath and tenor Lambert […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (February 9-11, 2017

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 9 (7:30 p.m.) American Blues Masters (1945-2005) This program, curated from the Library’s vast collection of historic films and television programs, will feature 60 years of rare and classic blues performances dating from 1945 to 2005. Performers include Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy […]