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Archive: 2024 (8 Posts)

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A Rodgers and Hammerstein Anti-Valentine’s Playlist

Posted by: Heather Darnell

Never lacking romance, the musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are often known for their love songs, such as the soaring “Some Enchanted Evening” from “South Pacific” and the cheeky “People May Say We’re in Love” from “Oklahoma!”. But not everybody wants to be reminded of fairytale romances and star-crossed soulmates—especially on Valentine’s …

Lakecia Benjamin: 2023 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar

Posted by: Claudia Morales

The following is a guest post by 2023 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar and 2024 Grammy Nominee Lakecia Benjamin. In many ways, 2023 was a breakout year for me. I was blessed to be able to perform the music I love, meet new people and experience different countries, languages, and cultures. Most people don’t know …

Members of the 20th anniversary national tour cast of RENT lean over a table display of material from the Jonathan Larson Papers. Five cast members look engaged with the material, and one woman points to a piece of paper on the table.

Annegret Fauser and Tim Carter Fellowship at the Library of Congress Music Division

Posted by: Cait Miller

In 2024, the Music Division will launch a new fellowship, the Annegret Fauser and Tim Carter Research Fellowship, to ensure support for post-doctoral (or equivalent) researchers of any nationality engaging in projects centered on collections held within the Library’s Music Division. Completed applications are due by midnight February 18, 2024; notification will occur in March 2024.

Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić playing guitar on a rooftop, with skyline and sky behind him.

Reminder: January 17 Ticket Release for Concerts from the Library of Congress

Posted by: David Plylar

*** Registrations will be available starting at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 17, 2024*** The Library of Congress is transitioning to a new event registration service called “Etix,” and starting tomorrow (January 17, 2024) at 10 a.m. EST you can register for February-June Concerts from the Library of Congress events. The easiest way to …

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin performing on an alto saxophone in the Coolidge Auditorium. Wearing a gold jacket and white top.

Now Streaming: January 2024 Edition

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Library of Congress is proud to offer free digital programming from its collections for the enjoyment of audiences that are not able to attend our live events in Washington, D.C. The Music Division works with colleagues throughout the Library to ensure that past events in the Concerts from the Library of Congress series, educational …