How a CBS radio broadcaster, Oliver Daniel, used his national platform to promote both notable and neophyte musicians.
National Dance Week 2021 is upon us! Let’s take a guided tour from the safety of our homes through a recently published research guide, Dance Research at the Library of Congress. Pay close attention to all of the digital resources available online! My personal favorite in the online exhibitions list is Politics and the Dancing Body. A favorite digital collection is a bit harder for me to pin down. It’s a pretty tight contest between Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev and WPA Posters.
The following is a blog post from 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar, Terri Lyne Carrington. As I took a walk on a cold February afternoon in Massachusetts, I continued working through feelings I have formed in response to the inequities women have faced in jazz. Although I thought I was taking a break walking, […]
A whirlwind tour of five newly described and available dance collections: Cesi Kellinger Collection of Dance Materials, Dance Notation Collection, Jane Dudley Papers, Larry Warren Collection on Anna Sokolow and Lester Horton, and the Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection.
Archives Processing Technician Melissa Capozio Jones looks at bandleader Glenn Miller while processing a new collection on the 1956 major motion picture he inspired, “The Glenn Miller Story.”
National Dance Week 2021 begins April 19th. Today’s post gives an early launch to National Dance Week by featuring dance, dancers, and choreographers within archived websites at the Library of Congress!
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Music Division shares its recently published online research guides about women composers and women in music.
The following is a guest post from Archives Processing Technician Mónica Hurd. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate? Are you struggling to keep track of all your assignments? Do you need help organizing your life? Well, fear not fellow scatterbrain, for Roger L. Stevens is here! While his regular uniform […]
The Music Division welcomes jazz drummer, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington as the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. In a field where female instrumentalists’ presence is scarce, Carrington is a powerhouse three-time GRAMMY award-winning recording artist, drummer, Doris Duke Award recipient, NEA Jazz Master, and Founder and Artistic Director of the […]
Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz shares the history of this Academy Award winning tune from the 1945 motion picture, “State Fair.”