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Sheet Music Spotlight: April Showers Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by retired cataloger Sharon McKinley. Perhaps you saw SNOW showers earlier this month, but there’s no doubt that April can be a rainy time of year. Trust a songwriter to take advantage of the old saw, “April showers bring May flowers.” In 1921, Tin Pan Alley greats Louis Silvers …

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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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Sheet Music Spotlight: Leap Year Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The following is a guest post by retired cataloger Sharon McKinley. We all know that the concept of occasionally adding a day or more to the calendar to keep the seasons where they belong has been around for a long, long time. A couple of millennia, in fact. I was wondering how long the term …

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Tony Award Winner Don Sebesky’s Papers at the Library

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Music Division is excited to announce the arrival of the Don Sebesky Papers at the Library of Congress. Sebesky has led a distinguished career as a composer, arranger, conductor, and performer. His work has made a lasting impression on the worlds of Broadway, orchestras, film, and television. Learn more about Sebesky below. ABOUT DON …

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1/22 Film Postponed & Weather Closures

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Library of Congress, including the Performing Arts Reading Room, will close at 12:00pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 due to inclement weather. We will remain closed through Saturday, January 23, 2016. Our digital resources are available for use throughout the closures. Please watch our facebook page for an operating status update for Monday, January …

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Gershwin Prize Broadcast & Upcoming Events

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Tonight at 9:00pm (ET) you can catch the national PBS broadcast of Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize! Check your local listings for additional broadcast times. The show features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil …