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Finding Jonathan Larson’s Lost Works In Tapes and Boxes…and Turning Them Into a Show

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Creative & Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below and author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. She is the producer of the musical Be More Chill and the creator of The Jonathan Larson Project, which will premiere this fall. She is also the historian …

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Learning the Backstory to “Rent”

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This post is by Emily Hauck, a summer intern in the Library’s Communications Office. A version of this post was first published in the Library of Congress Gazette and it also appeared on the Library of Congress Blog. No matter how much you think you know about a topic, there is always more to discover. I …

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Pride in the Library: LGBTQ+ Voices in the Library’s Collections

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This is a guest post by Meg Metcalf, women’s, gender and LGBTQ+ studies librarian in the Main Reading Room. It was originally posted on the Library of Congress Blog. The collections of the Library of Congress tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQ+ life in America and around the world. To share this story, …

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This Week: Bezuidenhout, Founder’s Day & My Fair Lady

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 8:00 pm [Concert] Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building Fortepiano phenomenon Kristian Bezuidenhout brings this unique instrument to life in a rare treat for Coolidge audiences. Known for his thoughtful and energetic performances of concerti, Lieder, chamber music and solo repertoire, Bezuidenhout trains his eye on some of …

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New Video Roundup

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

We’ve released a wide variety of videos from recent concerts, lectures, and other events. Learn what’s newly available below. Sign-up for Library of Congress Video Alerts Enter your email address then direct to “Subscriber Preferences.” Select “New Webcasts” and hit submit to receive notifications of new releases via email. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Subscribe …

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My Irish Song of Songs

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Gershwin Archivist Janet McKinney. Janet presented a Curator Talk entitled “My Irish Song of Songs: Irish-American Identity in Popular Song and Musical Theater” on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 that was recorded for webcast and will be made available on the Library of Congress website in the coming months. …

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Upcoming Concerts: Chamber Music, Lieder & Showtunes

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Concerts from the Library of Congress Upcoming Events Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) ATOS Trio Germany’s acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael …