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  • The Changing Worlds of the Patuas of West Bengal

    Frank Korom, professor at Boston University, presents a talk on "The Changing Worlds of the Patuas of West Bengel," as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. In his program, he discusses the changing world of Patuas, a community of itinerant scroll painters and singers residing in Medinipur District, West Bengal, India. The lecture elaborates on how these ...

    • Contributor: Korom, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-11
  • Interview with Shelby Stephenson

    A North Carolina poet, Shelby Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson. ?My early teachers were the thirty-five foxhounds my father hunted, the trees and streams, fields, the world of my childhood?all that folklore?those are my subjects,? he observed. Stephenson received the Ph.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke ...

    • Contributor: Stephenson, Shelby
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-08-05
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panel 1 and Keynote Address

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Canada together with the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec join in welcoming the public to Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which explored the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-15
  • Edward Burtynsky in the Wake of Progress: Images of the Industrial Landscape

    Celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky reviewed his 20-year career. His large-scale photographs of sites in the United States, Canada, Italy, Bangladesh, India and China are challenging. While they depict the degradation of nature due to quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining and ship breaking, they convey a sense of awe and beauty thus provoking a new awareness of the landscape of our time.

    • Contributor: Burtynsky, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-06-12
  • Ann Brener on Samuel's Daughter: A Love Story from Third-Century Parthia

    Library Hebraic area specialist Ann Brener discusses her book "Samuel's Daughter" along with Levon Avdoyan, Hirad Dinavari, Muhannad Salhi and Peggy Pearlstein.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-09
  • Henry Petroski: 2010 National Book Festival

    Engineer and professor Henry Petroski speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Petroski, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Soldiers in World War II

    Liaison Specialist Jason Steinhauer of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project presented a lecture and discussion on the contributions, impact and legacy of American Jewish service during World War II. Cosponsored by the Veterans History Project and the Hebrew Language Table, the program is part of the Library's Jewish American Heritage Month commemoration.

    • Contributor: Steinhauer, Jason
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-03
  • Chad "Corntassel" Smith: 2013 National Book Festival

    Chad "Corntassel" Smith appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith, Chad "Corntassel"
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Today

    This conference examines this period that includes not only aspects of cohesion and fracture but also renewal and reconstitution of the Persian-speaking world. The period from early modern to contemporary times features some of the defining moments in the lifespan and legacy of the Persian world. This was a period that witnessed immense interchange and connection at the height of the Ottoman, Safavid, and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-02
  • Catalog Record

    Jake Shimabukuro / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame.

    • Contributor: Shimabukuro, Jake - Nakamura, Tadashi - Young, Donald - Choi, Jim - Anthony, NaʻAlehu - Center for Asian American Media - Pacific Islanders in Communications - Palikū Documentary Films - Pbs Hawaii - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Jim Cramer: 2006 National Book Festival

    Jim Cramer speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cramer, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Daniel Boucher & Friends: Traditional French-Canadian Fiddle Music from Connecticut

    Fiddler and singer Daniel Boucher is accompanied by guitarist Ray Pelletier, guitarist and fiddler George Wilson, and fiddler/stepdancer Glenn Bombardier of the Beaudoin family.

    • Contributor: Boucher, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-08-17
  • The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved

    Polymathic and ever-curious British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection. Examining posters, playbills, letters, manuscripts and memorabilia collected by Paganini himself, he reveals how the virtuoso created his own mystique as a violinist and musical innovator. From his "Secret Red Book" containing recipes, prescriptions, tour dates, a laundry list and financial notes, to clues about the virtuoso's alleged ...

    • Contributor: Sk&Aelig - Rved, Peter Sheppard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-06
  • Fukushima and its Lessons for Nuclear Safety

    Edwin Lyman presents "Fukushima: a Story of a Nuclear Disaster," based on his recently published book.

    • Contributor: Lyman, Edwin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-02-19
  • Nobel Laureate Herta Müller

    The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, presented a reading and discussion withNobel Laureate Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. The event which was co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center and the European Division of the Library of Congress included a reading by Müller, who is a novelist, poet and essayist, and a discussion moderated by ...

    • Contributor: M&Uuml - Ller, Herta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-15
  • Interview with Stanley Plumly

    Grace Cavalieri interviews Stanley Plumly for the Library's Poet and the Poem Series.

    • Contributor: Plumly, Stanley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-12-15
  • Michael Dirda

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23.

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-23

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  • Sebastian Junger

    • Contributor: Junger, Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Robert Caro

    • Contributor: Caro, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • George Pelecanos: 2009 National Book Festival

    Author of 15 crime novels George Pelecanos appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pelecanos, George
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-30.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Marshall, Cecilia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-30

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  • The River Boys Polka Band

    The River Boys Polka Band performed as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Robert Schmer (accordion), Dave Beitz (hammered dulcimer), Jerry Hergenreder (trombone, vocals) and Steve Deines (bass, vocals) make up the River Boys Polka Band. They have played traditional Dutch Hop dance music together for 10 years. All four have performed at traditional weddings, anniversaries and other ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-06-21
  • Joy Harjo: 2012 National Book Festival

    Joy Harjo appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • In Defense of Transcription

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the lecture, prominent Liszt scholar Alan Walker spoke about the art of arrangement as exemplified in the transcriptions and paraphrases of Franz Liszt. Perhaps the 19th century's greatest advocate at the keyboard of orchestral and operatic scores, Liszt produced a tremendous body of piano works based on the ...

    • Contributor: Walker, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09