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  • Film, Video
    Ensemble Correspondances: A Conversation with Sébastien Daucé A conversation with Sébastien Daucé, director of the French period orchestra Ensemble Correspondances, who spoke with the Library's Anne McLean about their program "Les Plaisirs du Louvre." Ensemble Correspondances brings to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of...
    • Contributor: Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Motherhood and the Military The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dever, Mary - Ernst, Sen. Joni - Duckworth, Sen. Tammy - Dainer, Rupa - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - Hayden, Carla - Mayweather, Rue - Martin, Candy
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Jim Lee and Asian American Superheroes DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee discusses his work in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. He will appear in conversation with illustrator Bernard Chang ("Generations Forged") and writers Sarah Kuhn ("Shadow of the Batgirl") and Minh Lê ("Green Lantern: Legacy"). This event is moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang ("Superman Smashes the Klan").
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Lee, Jim - Kuhn, Sarah - Lê, Minh - Chang, Bernard - Yang, Gene Luen
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Samoan Studies Institute Students Association for Fa'asamoa The Samoan Studies Institute at American Samoa Community College formed the Students' Association for Fa'asamoa (SAFF) in 2009. It is comprised of students at the college who are interested in learning about Samoan culture, and its purpose is to teach college students the Faasamoa, or the Samoan way, to preserve traditions. Since its inception, SAFF has been active in performing the Siva Samoa (traditional...
    • Contributor: Students Association for Fa'asamoa
    • Date: 2021-05-05
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages 11-16. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet...
    • Contributor: Gidwitz, Adam - Watson, Renée - Eskin, Lee - Camponovo, Luca - Yu, Adeline - Dowdy, Aleksandra - Claire, Vivian
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their dedication to diversity in children's book publishing and the tools to help young people talk about race. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet Eskin in honor of their late son, Jonah Solkoff Eskin, who died by suicide....
    • Contributor: Hudson, Wade - Eskin, Marcia - Valentine, Monica - Willis Hudson, Cheryl
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Public Service Recognition Week A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Conversation with Mahan Esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani speaks with Anne McLean of the Library of Congress' Music Division about Esfahani's virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. Topics include J.S. Bach, Wanda Landowska, 20th-century and new music for the harpsichord, and the program Esfahani prepared for the Library consisting of works by J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Fischer, Martinů and Andriessen.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Mahan Esfahani Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has pursued two primary passions in his career: the compositions of J.S. Bach and contemporary music for the harpsichord. The centerpiece of this beautifully curated program of gems and giants is a work Esfahani calls "Bach's magnum opus for the keyboard:" the regal, 30-minute "Overture in the French Style." Framing it are Bach's "Six Little Preludes," written as teaching pieces,...
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy In honor of National Poetry Month, poets Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear and the future of the planet.
    • Contributor: Shaughnessy, Brenda - Holmes, Anne - Casper, Robert - Chang, Victoria
    • Date: 2021-04-29
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    2021 Law Day Interview with ABA President Patricia Lee Refo To commemorate Law Day in 2021, Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo on the topic of this year's Law Day theme, "Advancing the rule of law now."
    • Contributor: Lee Refo, Patricia - Sánchez, Jane
    • Date: 2021-04-27
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: The New Standards NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington is the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. Accompanied by pianist Kris Davis, bassist Linda May Han Oh, saxophonist Tia Fuller and guest artist Devon Gates, Carrington's all-women-composer program, "The New Standards," features songs written by stellar musicians including Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider and Geri Allen.
    • Contributor: Han Oh, Linda May - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Gates, Devon - Fuller, Tia - Davis, Kris
    • Date: 2021-04-24
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    Conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington Three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses her virtual performance of "The New Standards" and issues relating to gender justice in the jazz world with the Library's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Glymph, Michele
    • Date: 2021-04-23
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    Ainissa Ramirez on How Technology Shapes Our Lives Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez discusses her book, "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another." She looks at eight inventions that introduced major changes to the way people live and discusses the impact of technological change, as well as her mission to encourage a more inclusive vision of science.
    • Contributor: Ramirez, Ainissa - Turello, Dan
    • Date: 2021-04-22
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Jazz and Clave Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Brush Sounds Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Ride Cymbal Dance Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the ride cymbal pattern, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Five Stroke and Stickings Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of five stroke roll, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Fun with Triplets Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of triplet independence, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Vrï Vrï is a trio from Wales in the U.K., whose members describe their music as 'chamber-folk'. Bringing together the experience of Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice) Patrick Rimes (violin, viola, foot percussion, voice) and Aneirin Jones (violin, voice). Vrï plays tunes and songs from the Celtic nations and beyond, attempting to combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the style and finesse...
    • Contributor: Rimes, Patrick - Vr - Jones, Aneirin - Williams, Jordan Price
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Armenian Traditional Endband Expert in Armenian binding Tamara Ohanyan illustrates the steps involved in making an Armenian endband, most often seen on canonical bindings dating from the 11th through 18th century from historical Armenian lands.
    • Contributor: Ohanyan, Tamara
    • Date: 2021-04-19
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    Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas The Library's Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with New World Symphony artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. They discuss the symphony's concert program, the work of the fellows of the New World Symphony and the future of classical music post-pandemic.
    • Contributor: Tilson Thomas, Michael - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-04-16
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    New World Symphony: Program II Founded in 1987 by the legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In their second program for the Library, these young musicians present a performance of works by William Walton, Frederick Tillis and Antonín Dvořák. Program: [02:19] William Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor [37:11] Frederick...
    • Contributor: New World Symphony
    • Date: 2021-04-16
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    How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them In the U.S., political institutions reflect choices and compromises about how we balance between majority and minority interests. Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to look at the way different systems of electoral decision-making in a democracy can, by themselves, lead to very different outcomes, and what can be done to reform them in ways that result in more responsive and...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Fahey, Katie - Allen, Danielle - Hayden, Carla - McCormick, Cara - Drutman, Lee
    • Date: 2021-04-15
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    Federal Legislative History This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports and other documents that may reflect legislative intent regarding a bill as it moves through Congress. In addition, this webinar will explain what kind of documents are considered "legislative history" resources, and then explored methods of identifying and locating these items. In tackling this area of research, the focus was largely on how to...
    • Contributor: Bavis, Barbara
    • Date: 2021-04-13