Film, VideoSchumann Trio The Schumann Trio plays works of Mozart (Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"), Zwilich (Romance for Violin and Piano, Library of Congress commission), Marchenerzahlungen (Op. 132) and Brahms (Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, arranged for viola by Michael Tree).
- Contributor: Trio, Schumann
- Date: 2011-03-03
Film, VideoGail Twersky Reimer: Making Trouble As demonstrated by vaudevillian Sophie Tucker, silent film and stage star Molly Picon, Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, stand-up comic Joan Rivers, "Saturday Night Live" performer Gilda Radner and Broadway's Wendy Wasserstein, American Jewish women comedians have made an indelible impact on the entertainment world and the times in which they lived. Each was unique in her talent but shared the joy and burden ...
- Contributor: Twersky Reimer, Gail
- Date: 2010-05-26
Film, VideoChinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Morning) Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2008-11-03
Film, VideoJustin Cronin: 2016 National Book Festival Justin Cronin discusses "The City of Mirrors" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Cronin, Justin
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoMourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity.
- Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
- Date: 2014-06-19
Film, VideoThe First Sale Doctrine, Section 117 & Other Limitations & Exceptions The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to review the role of copyright law with respect to software-enabled consumer products. This session will explore whether current limitations on and exceptions to copyright protection adequately address issues concerning software embedded in everyday products, or whether amendments or clarifications would be useful.
- Date: 2016-05-18
Film, VideoThe Quest for the New in Latin American Culture: Fashion & Newspapers in the 19th Century Kluge Fellow Victor Goldgel-Carballo analyzes the impact that periodicals (new media) and fashion (defined as a pattern of cyclical renovation) had upon Argentine, Chilean, and Cuban culture during the first decades of that century, in order to trace the concept of the new.
- Contributor: Goldgel-Carballo, Victor
- Date: 2013-05-08
Film, VideoUSEK University: Rev. Hady Mahfouz Father Hady J. Mahfouz, Rector of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) gives a presentation titled "On Higher Education in Lebanon and the Role of USEK."
- Contributor: Mahfouz, Rev. Hady
- Date: 2009-10-01
CollectionWe Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
- Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2009-05-05
Film, VideoIn the Mediterranean Mode: Israeli Women Composers Ronit Seter discussed Israeli woman composers Shulamit Ran, Betty Olivero and Chaya Czernowin.
- Contributor: Seter, Ronit
- Date: 2012-03-06
Film, VideoWomen Against Tyranny: Poems of the Resistance During the Holocaust Davi Walders speaks about her new book, "Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the Holocaust."
- Contributor: Walders, Davi
- Date: 2011-05-12
Film, VideoGwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
- Date: 2011-09-14
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Film, VideoFounder's Day Concert: Party Like It's 1587 A tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's commitment to fostering performance of Renaissance music in the United States, this evening's triple bill sampled some of the most popular trends and performance styles from the period. The party begins as combined brass choirs of the U.S. Navy Band exult antiphonal music by Italian composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo. On their shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, bagpipes and ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2013-10-30
Film, VideoBobbie Ann Mason: Book Fest 05 Author Bobbie Ann Mason at the 2005 National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Mason, Bobbie Ann
- Date: 2005-09-24
Film, VideoModel City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven In this lecture, Timothy M. Rohan from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses the exhibition he curated, "Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven," which draws upon works from the Paul Rudolph Archive in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) was one of the most innovative American architects of the post-World ...
- Contributor: Rohan, Timothy
- Date: 2008-12-16
Film, VideoThe Beehive Band The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
- Contributor: Band, Beehive
- Date: 2008-04-24
Film, VideoLibrary of Congress Honors Herman Wouk with Literary Award Writer Herman Wouk received the first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction. During this event, ABC News' Martha Raddatz, William Safire of The New York Times and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read from Wouk's novels. Jimmy Buffett spoke about his relationship with Wouk and performed songs from the musical "Don't Stop the Carnival," based on Wouk's novel ...
- Date: 2008-09-10
Film, VideoWoodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discussed his new book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House" as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Colonel Edward M. House served not only as intimate friend and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also as a national security advisor and senior diplomat ...
- Contributor: Hodgson, Godfrey
- Date: 2006-10-31
Film, VideoLiterary Birthday Celebration: Vladimir Nabokov Authors Dinaw Mengestu and Azar Nafisi celebrate the birthday of Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
- Date: 2014-04-22
Film, VideoDigital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America's director for content, Emily Gore, speaks at Digital Preservation 2013.
- Contributor: Gore , Emily
- Date: 2013-07-24
Film, VideoDramatists Guild of America 100th Birthday The U.S. Copyright Office conducted a program with members of the Dramatists Guild of America on the occasion of its 100th birthday. The program included the Guild's president, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin), Marsha Norman ('night, Mother, The Secret Garden), Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens), Gwydion Suilebhan (Anthem, Cracked), and the Guild's executive director of business affairs Ralph Sevush.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2014-01-29
Film, VideoEric Weiner: 2012 National Book Festival Eric Weiner appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Weiner, Eric
- Date: 2012-09-23
Film, VideoBelly Dancers, Harems & Chadors Author Maha Addasi discusses the importance of getting multicultural details right in children's books.
- Contributor: Addasi, Maha
- Date: 2011-03-09
Film, VideoThe Fantastic Voyage of MMS: Understanding Magnetic Storms Throughout the Universe John Dorelli spoke about mission of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, to learn about a mysterious process that drives giant explosions in space via magnetic reconnection.
- Contributor: Dorelli, John
- Date: 2015-06-11
Film, VideoBirthright: The True Story That Inspired 'Kidnapped' No saga of personal hardship so captivated the British public in the 18th century as did the turbulent life of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty house of Annesley. Kidnapped at 12 years of age by his uncle, "Jemmy" was shipped from Dublin to America in 1728 as an indentured servant. Only after 12 more years ...
- Contributor: Ekirch, A. Roger
- Date: 2010-04-15