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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Our 1001st Post

Posted by: Pat Padua

I for one welcome our new insect leaders with open arms. As we celebrate our 1001st blog post (give or take a few), the Music Division also celebrates a major update to the Federal Theatre Project Collection, which features some of the most requested material in the division. Much of the work for this update …

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Concerts from the Library of Congress Announces Fall 2022 Concert Series

Posted by: David Plylar

It feels great to be able to announce the full return of Concerts from the Library of Congress to the Coolidge Auditorium! We have a wonderful series planned for you this year, to be revealed in two parts. You can read the press release for the fall segment here. While we will continue to have …

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Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

The following is a guest post from Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney. By their very nature, the performing arts depend on the key element of live interaction. But what happens to this art when that component is taken away? In March 2020, concert halls, theaters, and other live performance venues were forced to close their …