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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.

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Song Stories: Time Out for “Take Five”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

As with many songs, "Take Five" has a story that is more encompassing than just the notes on the page or the sounds from a recording. It talks about overcoming obstacles, articulating a creative vision, and seizing upon spontaneity. In this week's NLS Music Notes Blog, our series "Song Stories" explores the "Cool Jazz" standard, "Take Five."

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New BARD Additions: February 2020

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Now that we have reached the end of February, it’s time to let you know about new materials available from the NLS Music Section.

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Song Stories: The End of Prohibition

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

On December 5, 1933, the era of Prohibition officially ended in the United States. Learn more about the music that framed the national narrative surrounding the passage of the 18th and 21st Amendments.