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    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
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    Interview with David Michael Wilson

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Wilson, David Michael
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with Carolyn Sega Lowengart

    • Contributor: Charles Stuart Kennedy - Lowengart, Carolyn Sega
    • Date: 2011-00-00
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    Interview with Donald B. Kursch

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Kursch, Donald
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Date: 2009-08-20
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    'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America

    In the early 1960s, the multitalented musician, filmmaker, and photographer John Cohen journeyed to eastern Kentucky to document the songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers, and the rural community that produced and sustained their uniquely American sound. The result was "The High Lonesome Sound," a classic 1963 documentary film than evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachian people maintain their dignity and traditions ...

    • Contributor: Cohen , John
    • Date: 2009-06-11
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    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...

    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy
    • Date: 2008-10-09
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    Interview with Ambassador David Lambertson

    • Contributor: Reuther, David E. - Lambertson, David F.
    • Date: 2004-08-31
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    Interview with Henry Precht

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Precht, Henry
    • Date: 2000-03-08
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    Stars and Stripes Forever

    Article. The "Flute in C" with silver keys and ferrules was used for 11 years by Mr. Louis P. Fritze, a member of the Sousa Band. He played it in the Band's 1910 around-the-world tour. It has been repaired by a broad silver band at the socket of the head-joint and had mother-of-pearl set in the "stopper."

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
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    Interview with . Leila F. Dane

    • Contributor: Weiss, Mary Louise - Dane, Leila F.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with Jose Perez "Pepe" Del Rio

    • Contributor: Groce, Claude Cliff - Del Rio, Jose Perez "pepe"
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Belfast's Linen Hall Library

    John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...

    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Date: 2011-11-29
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    A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson
    • Date: 2005-05-24
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    Interview with David E. Long

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Long, David E.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with Ambassador Anthony D. Marshall

    • Contributor: Jackson, Richard L. - Marshall, Anthony D.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with J. Phillip McLean

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - McLean, J. Phillip
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    We 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
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    Interview with Leonardo M. Williams

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Williams, Leonardo M.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California

    In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.

    • Date: 2011-09-14
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    Interview with Walter B. Deering

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Deering, Walter
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with Paul H. Tyson

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Tyson, Paul H.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with James Landberg

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Landberg, James
    • Date: 2001-06-06
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    Interview with Ambassador Phyllis E. Oakley

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Oakley, Phyllis
    • Date: 2000-03-08
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    Marines' Hymn

    Article. The first version of the song was copyrighted, published and distributed in 1919 by The Leatherneck - a Marine Corps magazine printed in Quantico, Virginia. On November 21, 1942, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps approved a slight change in the words of the first verse, to read "In air, on land, and sea" instead of the earlier "In the air, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002