• Catalog Record

    Love shack / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; widescreen; Dolby Digital. Title from disc surface. Mark Feuerstein, Ian Gomez, Molly Hagen. Original music by Matt Rollings; casting by Piper Norwood ; director of photgraphy, Thaddeus Wadleigh; editing by Brian T. Murphy, Rod Schultheiss, Robyn T. Migel. After a legendary producer dies, a "family" of adult film performers gather to make a film in his honor. Bonus features: deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois

    Persian hammered dulcimer (santour) virtuoso Kiu Haghighi is accompanied by Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak, a Persian drum.

    • Contributor: Haghighi, Kiu
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-20
  • McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.

    • Contributor: Mcintosh County Shouters
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • The Birmingham Sunlights

    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'Diaye, Diana - N'Diaye, Diana Baird
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Catalog Record

    Caves: life beneath the forest / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD. Shows the variety of life in the caves in Hoosier National Forest, which is located in a karst region of southern Indiana. Looks at bats, bacteria, pseudo-scorpions, troglobites, such as blind cave fish, and other inhabitants of these caves. Examines how creatures adapted to live in dark cave environments. Features commentary by a number of cave biologists. 1 videodisc (32 min.) : sd., ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • 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
    • Date: 2006-06-21
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...

    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Catalog Record

    The courageous heart of Irena Sendler / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby Surround. Closed-captioned. Anna Paquin, Goran Visnjic, Marcia Gay Harden, Michelle Dockery, Danuta Stenka, Rebecca Windheim, Sergei Marchenko, Paul Freeman, Leigh Lawson, Nathaniel Parker. Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ; edited by Henk Van Eeghen ; production designer, Waldemar Kalinowski ; director of photography, Jerzy Zielinski ; executive producers, Jeff Rice, Jeff Most, and Brent Shields. Based ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri

    By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play ...

    • Contributor: Stroughmatt, Dennis
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-21
  • Regret to inform

    DVD format. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. Barbara Sonneborn, Xuan Ngoc Nguyen. Music, Todd Boekelheide ; cinematography, Emiko Omori, Daniel Reeves, Nancy Schiesari; editing, Lucy Massie Phenix, Ken Schneider. Videodisc release of the 1998 motion picture. For specific features see interactive menu. In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-01-31
  • Feet first

    DVD-R. Helden Lipai, Joyce Peter, Enster Albert, Josaleen Santiago, Carmen Jim, Drusihla Frank. Director, Sepio Joseph ; executive producer, Francis X. Hezel. A man cuts his foot accidentally while gardening but he doesn't feel it. When the wound fails to heal, he consults a local healer. He finally goes to the doctor who gives a stern warning about uncontrolled diabetes and the risk of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
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    Iran: the forgotten glory. Achaemenids & Sassanids (500 B.C.-600 A.D.) / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; NTSC; aspect ratio, (1.33:1); stereo. Farsi, English and Spanish with Spanish subtitles. "Shot in over 60 locations in the province of Fars and 5 years in the making, 'Iran, the forgotten glory,' is the first independent documentary film series taking the audience on a journey into the depths of ancient Persian civilization, capturing the majesty and the splendor of the Achaemenid and Sassanid ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-12-04
  • Catalog Record

    Dig! / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital. Narrator, Courtney Taylor. Anton Newcombe and The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Peter Hayes, Dave Deresinski), Courtney Taylor and The Dandy Warhols (Peter Holmstrom, Eric Hedford, Zia McCabe). Co-produced by Vasco Lucas Nunes & David Timoner ; associate produced by Tim Rush & Jeff Frey ; edited by Ondi Timoner ; cinematography ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Ready for what? preparing for disaster in the 21st Century

    DVD-R. Also available via World Wide Web; DivX viewer required. "Island topics #64"--Micronesian Seminar WWW site. 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Concert by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-09-04