Press Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

May 15, 1996

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public Events At the Library Of Congress June-August 1996

All events are free and open to the public

Tuesday, June 4 - LECTURE

Alan Cheuse and Nicholas Delbanco, editors of Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work, discuss their book in the Library's new Books & Beyond series. Talking Horse, which includes a wealth of never-before-published work, is designed to provide aspiring writers with insights into the way a master fiction writer like Bernard Malamud thought about and practiced his craft. The two editors, close friends and colleagues of Malamud, have also written extensively on their own. Alan Cheuse teaches writing at George Mason University, and Nicholas Delbanco teaches and directs the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Michigan. The program will be held in Dining Room A, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221

Thursday, June 6 - LECTURE

The Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health are marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Mental Health Act with a series of special programs. The sessions, part of a continuing series of Decade of the Brain presentations, will report on progress in treating some of the most common and debilitating brain disorders. All of the programs are free and open to the public and will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The first program in June is on "Alzheimer's Disease," and will be held in Dining Room A, sixth floor of the Madison Building. Public Contact:(202) 707-1513 CONCERT The Library's Music Division presents a three-evening "Jazz '96" series of concerts at Washington's historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street N.W., June 6,7 and 8, at 8 p.m. The first concert, on June 6, features flutist, alto saxophonist and clarinettist William "Buddy" Collette, who was the first African American musician to appear as a regular in a television band and was a longtime member of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. Mr. Hamilton, along with cellist Fred Katz, Britt Woodman on trombone and Ndugu Chancler on drums, will join Mr. Collette and the Buddy Collette Big Band to present a new work based on original themes covering 60 years of the evolution of jazz. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets for all three concerts will be distributed at the Lincoln Theatre box office beginning May 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will be limited to two per person for each concert. Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

Friday, June 7 - LECTURE

Sir John Kerr, the British Ambassador to the United States, is the guest speaker for the Humanities and Social Sciences Division's occasional lecture series. Educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, Sir John entered the diplomatic service in 1966 and has had a long and distinguished career. He was chosen Assistant Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in 1987, and made Ambassador and United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Union in 1990. In the latter position, he was involved in negotiating the Maastricht treaty of 1991. Sir John became Her Majesty's representative in Washington in 1995. The program will take place in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-3875

Friday, June 7 - CONCERT

Legendary trumpeter and composer Gerald Wilson and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra are featured in the Library's second jazz concert in June, along with guitarists Anthony Wilson and Eric Otis, Brian O'Rourke on piano, and saxophonist Louis Taylor. Mr. Wilson and his orchestra will perform his newly orchestrated version of George Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, which highlights Wilson's use of innovative eight-part harmony. The concert will be held at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street N.W., at 8 p.m. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets for all three concerts will be distributed at the Lincoln Theatre box office beginning May 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will be limited to two per person for each concert. Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

Saturday, June 8 - CONCERT

The last in the Library's series of three jazz concerts at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street N.W., presents jazz legend Benny Carter. Fresh from his appearance on the "Jazz at Lincoln Center" concert series at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Benny Carter has been at the top of his craft for over half a century. He and his orchestra will premiere his newest work, Peaceful Warrior, a suite for jazz orchestra and vocal soloists composed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 8 p.m. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets for all three concerts will be distributed at the Lincoln Theatre box office beginning May 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will be limited to two per person for each concert. Public Contact: (202) 707-5502

Wednesday, June 12 - LECTURE

The last in the current series of programs on the Decade of the Brain sponsored by the Library and the National Institute of Mental Health is on "Anxiety Disorders." It will be held in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-1513

Wednesday, June 19 - LECTURE (CANCELED)

The lecture by James Buchanan on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, which was previously announced for 11 a.m. on June 19, has been canceled. It was part of the series of lectures on works "that have mattered to Western citizenship, statecraft and public policy" supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Friday, June 21 - DANCE

The Library's Asian American Association presents Radha Ganesean and her students performing traditional Indian folk and classical dances in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, beginning at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-5928 DISCUSSION The Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library presents a "Tertulia," or roundtable discussion, on "Chile: History, Geography and Culture," with Patrick W. Jacobson. The program will take place in the West Dining Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-8921

Wednesday, June 26 - LECTURE

The Library's Center for the Book and the Embassy of Australia present "An Evening with Morris West," as part of the new Books & Beyond series. It will take place in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at 7 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-5221

Friday, June 28 - LECTURE

Michelle Forner will discuss the dance collections in the Archive of Folk Culture in the new series of programs presented by the American Folklife Center, "Notes from the Field." The center, created by the American Folklife Preservation Act of 1976, "preserves and presents" American folklife through programs of research, field documentation, archival preservation, exhibition, publication, professional training and live performance. This program will be held in Dining Room A, sixth floor of the Madison Building, at noon. Public Contact: (202) 707-6590

Saturday, July 13 - EXHIBITION

The exhibition, "Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library," on view in the Southwest Gallery and Pavilion of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, closes on July 13. The exhibition is free and no tickets are required. It is on view Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-1705 (English); (202) 707-1707 (German)

Friday, August 16 - EXHIBITION

"Drawing the Iron Curtain," an exhibition of Cold War cartoons, closes in the Oval Gallery of the Madison Building, sixth floor, on August 16. It is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000

Saturday, August 17 - EXHIBITION

"Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz by William P. Gottlieb" closes in the Performing Arts Library of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on August 18. Hours for the exhibition are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Public Contact: (202) 707-8000

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is the original Library of Congress building; it is located at 10 First Street S.E. across First Street from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second Street S.E.; and the James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of any public event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 96-61
5/15/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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