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A colorful section of the AIDS quilt, featuring names of the deceased

Treasures Gallery: The AIDS Quilt

Posted by: Neely Tucker

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is often regarded as the largest folk art project ever created and the Library’s American Folklife Center has held the quilt’s archival collections since 2019. Parts of it are on display at the initial exhibit of the Library's Treasures Gallery, opening in June.

Bernie Taupin, Carla Hayden and Elton John stand onstage in front of a red grand piano

Elton John & Bernie Taupin: Rocking the Gershwins

Posted by: Neely Tucker

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin accepted the Library's 2024 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert last night in Washington, as a star-studded lineup saluted them by performing some of their biggest songs. Garth Brooks and Joni Mitchell (both prior Gershwin honorees) performed, as did Annie Lennox, Billy Porter, Brandi Carlile and Charlie Puth.