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    Justice
    Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Date: 2001
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    Rita Williams-Garcia: 2014 National Book Festival Rita Williams-Garcia appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Williams-Garcia, Rita
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    The gay shoe clerk From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady, the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper. The scene changes to a very close view, showing only the lady's foot and the clerk's hands tying the slipper. As her dress is ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Subub surprises the burglar
    Subbubs surprises the burglar
    Opens on a bedroom set, with a man in a white nightshirt asleep on a Murphy bed. The bedroom window is raised from the outside, and a man dressed in black clothes and cap enters, furtively looks around the room, and checks to see that the bed's occupant is asleep. The burglar then rummages through the clothes in a chest of drawers and, finding ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Kevin Young: 2015 National Book Festival Kevin Young discusses "Book of Hours" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Young, Kevin
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    The magician From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading (Part 2) Part two of an all-day reading of Emily Dickinson's works in honor of the poet's 184th birthday.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-08
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    Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer
    • Contributor: Mack, Kenneth
    • Date: 2012-10-11
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    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band performs at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-10-13
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    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 - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    Cassandra Clare: 2011 National Book Festival Author Cassandra Clare appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Clare, Cassandra
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading (Part 1) Part one of an all-day reading of Emily Dickinson's works in honor of the poet's 184th birthday.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-08
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    Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American National Character Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.
    • Contributor: Schaefer, Stefanie
    • Date: 2013-02-07
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    Panorama of the moving boardwalk
    Panoramic view of the moving sidewalk at the Paris Exposition
    From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright posts to steady passengers passing from one platform to the other. ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    BARD Mobile iOS: How to Use Advanced Voiceover Gestures Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to use advanced voiceover gestures with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2013-09-01
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    The History and Heritage of the Church of the Presidents St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., is unique among churches in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, located just north of Lafayette Square and in clear view of the White House, it has witnessed the presence within its walls of more notable civilian and military leaders of the United States than any other church in the nation. Aside from the White House, ...
    • Contributor: Grimmett , Richard
    • Date: 2010-03-24
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    Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006 Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, sterling professor of comparative literature at Yale University, presented "Reflections on the First World Baseball Classic of 2006" in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division. A major literary critic of Spanish and Latin American Literature, he is an expert on baseball and the author of "The Pride of Havana," winner of the Dave Moore Award of Best Baseball Book in ...
    • Contributor: Gonzalez Echevarria, Roberto
    • Date: 2006-06-30
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    Eleanor Clift: 2008 National Book Festival Eleanor Clift appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Clift, Eleanor
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Elizabeth Kostova: 2010 National Book Festival Elizabeth Kostova appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Kostova, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan Four of the most controversial directors of the Central Intelligence Agency -- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and Willian Casey -- are the subject of a new book by Douglas Waller, who did much of his research at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Date: 2016-03-07
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    Song of Songs: The Honeybee in the Garden The Song of Songs is the Hebrew Bible's love song. But who sings this song? While the literal words tell of the passionate love of a man and a woman, the early rabbis understood the verses as an allegory of the love between God and Israel. In her illuminated manuscript, "The Song of Songs: the Honeybee in the Garden," author and artist Debra Band ...
    • Contributor: Band, Debra
    • Date: 2008-10-28
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    Conquering the Sky: Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers The buildup to Wilbur and Orville Wright's first powered flights in 1903 is history that is well known to aviation enthusiasts everywhere. Five years later, the Wright brothers returned to Kitty Hawk, N.C., to perform the test flights that would catapult them to international fame. That spring in 1908 marked a major turning point in the Wrights' career and the history of aviation, yet ...
    • Contributor: Tise, Larry
    • Date: 2010-04-07
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    Michael Harper Reads His Poetry Michael S. Harper, Professor of English at Brown University, is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Dear John, Dear Coltrane and Healing Song for the Inner Ear. He has been the recipient of the Governor's Poetry Award and a Doctorate of Letters from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire; he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library; ...
    • Contributor: Harper, Michael
    • Date: 1989-02-24
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    Emile Berliner & the Birth of the Recording Industry Emile Berliner (1851-1929) was a German-born immigrant whose inventions contributed to the birth of the recording industry. A largely self-educated man, Berliner was responsible for the development of the microphone, the flat recording disc and the gramophone player. Often overlooked by today's historians, Berliner's creative genius rivaled that of his better-known contemporaries Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Like the works of these ...
    • Date: 2011-05-17
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    UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace Nureldin Satti, former UNESCO representative for Africa, discusses "UNESCO's Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace: Case Studies of Somalia, Burundi and Ethiopia" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Satti, Nureldin
    • Date: 2009-04-02