Happy Easter

Gerry Mulligan carrying a bunch of tulips, Easter, 1934. Property of Franca R. Mulligan. Used by permission.

Gerry Mulligan carrying a bunch of tulips, Easter, 1934. Property of Franca R. Mulligan. Used by permission.

The glorious weather we’re having in Washington gives us much to celebrate in both the secular and spiritual realms. See Easter hymns from the Coptic tradition in Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chant & Hymnody in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia.

Remember Passover with the Yiddish play,  The mother of the world, or, Children come home in The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 in American Memory.

And let us also remember baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, born April 6, 1927. Celebrate his birthday and remember his legacy with the Gerry Mulligan Collection. And if you’re in the Washington area, take a break from the cherry blossoms to see one of Mulligan’s baritone saxophones right outside the lobby of the Performing Arts Reading Room in the Madison Building at the Library of Congress.


  1. joanelle in jacksonville
    April 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

    This morning, the beach was filled with hundred awaiting the sunrise and a time to share their reliigion. When the sun began to rise and the ocean increased its waves and the seagulls and geese and pelicans flew blow the jets leaving lines in the sky, it was something to behold. In that moment, all was alive and well.

  2. The Rescuer
    April 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Happy Easter around the World. Thank you.

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