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NLS 90th Anniversary Virtual Concert with Matthew Whitaker

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. (EST)—and you’re invited!

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: W (Part 2 – Whitaker, Matthew)

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's feature on American Composers and Musicians, we will look at the remarkable life and work of jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. He will perform a free virtual concert, which will begin streaming on the Library's YouTube page on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m.

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Virtual Concert: Jazz Pianist Matthew Whitaker

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. (EST), and you're invited!

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Flashing Back on Jimi Hendrix

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

In this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the incredible artistry of Jimi Hendrix--who challenged most preconceived notions of popular music in the 20th century to create a new space for music appreciation.

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New BARD Additions: October 2020

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

The NLS Music Section is proud to announce our newest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for the month of October!

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Song Stories: Two Tales of September

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog, our series "Song Stories" looks at two different takes on the month of September.

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: S (Part 2 – Stuckey, Joey)

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey--a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.

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Remembering “Pershing’s Own” on Independence Day: Military Band Music in the NLS Collection

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Independence Day has many associations: fireworks, barbecues, parades, and iconic military bands. In this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, Carter Rawson explores the history behind one of our greatest national treasures, the United States Army Band.