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Archive: February 2014 (2 Posts)

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ASCAP on the Occasion of its 100th Birthday with Jimmy Webb and Paul Williams

Posted by: Pat Padua

A member of the audience at Tuesday’s Copyright Matters event in the Coolidge Auditorium asked songwriter Jimmy Webb about Donna Summer’s version of his song, “MacArthur Park.” Webb explained that it was his first number one record as well as Summer’s first number one record. “I’m not a fan of disco, but I was crazy …

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The Library of Congress Presents the Songs of America: “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic”

Posted by: Pat Padua

It is a long cultural journey from President Teddy Roosevelt to pop singer Anne Murray to art house film director Peter Greenaway. But this is just one of the paths you can take using the new web presentation¬† The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America as a starting point. At the turn of …