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Song Stories: The End of Prohibition

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.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: M (Part 1—MacDowell, Edward)

This guest post by music librarian Brian McCurdy continues our American Composers from A to Z series. This time we are looking at the life and work of composer Edward MacDowell.

Braille Music Transcends Prison Walls, Part 2

Continued from last week Part 2 DK: What motivates your incarcerated students to enroll in the braille music certification program, especially after toiling for months or years to achieve literary braille certification? KG: The opportunity to work in a prison braille program is a high honor which the prisons award to inmates who demonstrate ability, […]

Queen, Aretha Franklin, and Philip Glass Now in Braille

Queen songs from the movie soundtrack “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “20 Greatest Hits” by Aretha Franklin, and the “Piano Collection” by Philip Glass are now available in braille. NLS patrons can now download or borrow embossed braille scores of these popular works.