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In the meadow we can build a historic snowman

Posted by: Pat Padua

The Mid-Atlantic United States has weathered an unusual amount of snow this winter.  In the Muse rang in the season with wintry songs to while away the eve of a storm that left the Washington, D.C. area with a blanket 19 inches thick. Today’s forecast predicts a storm to match or exceed that total. The …

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Are You Ready for some Football?

Posted by: Pat Padua

  The East Coast is bracing for another major snowstorm this weekend, but some readers may already have plans to stay glued to the television Sunday night. Today my colleage Donna Scanlon takes a look at Super Bowl ads on Inside Adams: Science, Technology, & Business, while In the Muse delves into the musical origins …

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Songs for the Solstice

Posted by: Pat Padua

The winter solstice arrived at 5:47 pm Eastern Standard Time Greenwich Mean Time. As the East coast digs out from a major snowstorm,  let us bundle up by the fire and sing and dance to songs of winters past. From the Historic Sheet Music Collection, 1800-1922, come several indicators of the amorousness with which a …

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You say it’s your birthday

Posted by: Pat Padua

When we’re not awarding honors to Knighted former Beatles, we in the Music Division are caretakers of one of the great performing arts archives in the world.  It’s an embarrassment of riches, and a lifetime could be spent studying just the online collections in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia (the website formerly known as I Hear …