The following is a blog post from first author Kaleena Black and co-author Claudia Morales. It was published on NAFME “Music Educators Journal”– September 2021 issue Kaleena Black is an Educational Resources Specialist at the Library of Congress. She can be reached at [email protected] Claudia Morales is a Concert Producer at the Library of Congress. She […]
In this week’s post we are revisiting an older “In the Muse” series, Five Questions. In the past, we used this interview format as a way to get to know Music Division interns and contract archivists, but in today’s five questions, Processing Technician Melissa Young talks about theatrical producer and Kennedy Center founding chairman Roger […]
The following post was written in collaboration with Senior Music Specialist Susan Clermont. The label “rock star” tends to conjure images of modern-day bands like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Go-Gos, Queen, or Led Zeppelin. But if we venture further back into the 19th century, virtuoso performing artists like pianist Franz Liszt, bassist Domenico […]
Intern Jade Vaughn looks at the work of photographer Peter Angelo Simon and the directors, composers, and choreographers he captured.
Concluding the series on Jonathan Larson, Mark Eden Horowitz takes a look at Larson’s day job as a waiter at New York City’s Moondance diner.
Continuing the series on Jonathan Larson, Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney examines the composer’s exploration of how to turn life into art.
Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz discusses his connection with the early work of Jonathan Larson in the second of four blog posts leading up to the release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Larson’s ”tick, tick…BOOM!” this month.
The creators of the new film adaptation of tick, tick…BOOM! researched the Jonathan Larson Papers at the Library of Congress in the early stages of their process. Learn more about Jonathan Larson by seeing notes and sketches related to <tick, tick…BOOM!, and a questionnaire Larson created and filled out about life in 1990.
Anita M. Weber reintroduces the Samuel P. Warren Collection and takes a look back at a benefit concert held on this day in 1871.
Processing Technician Pam Murrell takes a closer look lighting designer Frank A. Florentine’s work with dancer Rudolf Nureyev in this second of a two-part series.