October 27, 2015 (15-194)American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches Online Reading Room Making Historical Public Media Content Available to the Public In conjunction with UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, WGBH and the Library of Congress have launched the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Online Reading Room.
- Date: 2015-10-27
October 19, 2015 (15-189)Beatles, W.C. Fields, William Wellman Films Highlighted in November The career of William “Wild Bill” Wellman, who directed “Wings” (1927)—the first film to win an Academy Award for best picture—will be celebrated at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in November.
- Date: 2015-10-19
September 16, 2015 (15-163)Online Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape Launches the Library of Congress today launched an online selection of recordings from its Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, a series of audio recordings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work in their native languages.
- Date: 2015-09-16
September 15, 2015 (15-164)Special Events and Sports Films at the Packard Campus Theater The Library of Congress Packard Campus will present two special events in cooperation with the historic State Theatre in Culpeper, Virginia in October. On Oct. 9, legendary comedian Jerry Lewis will appear for a standup performance and Q&A, following a screening of his 1960 classic “The Bellboy."
- Date: 2015-09-15
September 14, 2015 (15-159)Library Acquires Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis' Personal Archive The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the Jerry Lewis personal archives.
- Date: 2015-09-14
September 4, 2015 (15-153)Library of Congress to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 The Library of Congress celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, commemorated each year Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a series of events, tours and gallery talks.
- Date: 2015-09-04
August 24, 2015 (15-141)"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design" Exhibition Travels to Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles The Library of Congress exhibition “Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design” will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 29.
- Date: 2015-08-24
August 17, 2015 (15-143)September Film Lineup Features Thrills, Chills and Silent Film Author Dr. Paul Fryer will present an evening of “Verdi and the Silent Film,” with composer and pianist Makia Matsumura providing live musical accompaniment, in September at the Packard Campus Theater.
- Date: 2015-08-17
August 12, 2015 (15-140)"Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge" Exhibition at Library of Congress Opens Aug. 13 Coolidge’s achievements are celebrated—on the 150th anniversary of her birth—in the Library of Congress exhibition, “Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.”
- Date: 2015-08-12
August 4, 2015 (15-137)Nine New Commissions to be Performed in 90th Anniversary Season of "Concerts from the Library of Congress" To commemorate 90 years of concerts at the Library, the 2015-2016 season of “Concerts from the Library of Congress” is packed with more than 90 events featuring top-tier ensembles and performers from the Americas, Europe and Asia.
- Date: 2015-08-04
July 23, 2015 (15-124)Public Events at the Library, August-December 2015 The following public events at the Library of Congress (August through December 2015) are free and open to the public
- Date: 2015-07-23
July 20, 2015 (15-122)"Shot on Location" at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater Location, location, location may be the first rule in real estate, but it’s also a good reason to visit the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, in August.
- Date: 2015-07-20
July 9, 2015 (15-117)Librarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Librarian of Congress James Billington today announced that Willie Nelson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- Date: 2015-07-09
June 15, 2015 (15-111)Packard Campus Theater Features Live Music, Adventure and Classic Films The Paul Reisler Trio—with Reisler on guitar, Marshall Keys on sax and vocalist Lea Morris—will bring its jazz-folk-soul fusion music to the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater stage in Culpeper, Va., on July 11.
- Date: 2015-06-15
May 18, 2015 (15-084)Packard Campus Theater Celebrates Film Registry, Comedy, Musicals Three popular Hollywood features named to the National Film Registry—along with several possible future selections—will be screened at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, in June.
- Date: 2015-05-18
May 11, 2015 (15-079)Library's Packard Campus Presents "Mostly Lost" Films The Library of Congress is inviting scholars, archivists and film enthusiasts to attend a free workshop, “Mostly Lost,” to screen and identify silent and early sound films that have been unidentified, under-identified or misidentified.
- Date: 2015-05-11
April 27, 2015 (15-048)Library of Congress and WQXR's Q2 Music Announce New On-Demand Access to Library-Commissioned Music The Library of Congress Music Division and Q2 Music, the online stream of contemporary classical music presented by New York-based public broadcaster WQXR Radio, today announced a collaboration that will make more than 20 pieces of contemporary classical music commissioned by the Library available.
- Date: 2015-04-27
April 20, 2015 (15-063)Film Screenings Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month Two films will be screened at the Library in May in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
- Date: 2015-04-20
April 14, 2015 (15-062)Country Music Association Songwriters to Perform at Library of Congress Singer/songwriters Bill Anderson, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney and Pam Tillis will headline an intimate evening of country music at the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. T
- Date: 2015-04-14
April 13, 2015 (15-066)Packard Campus Theater Spotlights Bob Hope and Silent Films The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, in May will feature a three-day tribute to Bob Hope.
- Date: 2015-04-13
March 25, 2015 (15-041)National Recording Registry To "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" The Doors’ debut album; the magical essence of New Orleans jazz; one of the most-played songs on the airways during the 20th century; and the sounds of a pioneering children’s program are among the recordings recently selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
- Date: 2015-03-25
March 23, 2015 (15-039)"Concerts From the Library of Congress" Announces New Radio Series The Library of Congress and CD Syndications in April will launch a new edition of the Library’s classical-music radio series, slated for broadcast nationwide.
- Date: 2015-03-23
March 16, 2015 (15-043)Packard Campus Showcases Classic Films, Great Television Films by some of cinema’s most influential directors—including Kurosawa, Hitchcock, D.W. Griffith and Altman—and re-creations of three of the most popular programming blocks in television history will be featured in April at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Va.
- Date: 2015-03-16
March 13, 2015 (15-044)American Ballet Theatre Exhibition Travels to Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles The Library of Congress exhibition “American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years” will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on March 14.
- Date: 2015-03-13
February 18, 2015 (15-027)Packard Campus March Films Spotlight Silent Movies, Early TV The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, under the direction of founder Andrew Greene, will make its debut at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, when the ensemble provides accompaniment for the Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler “The Mark of Zorro” on March 28.
- Date: 2015-02-18
February 11, 2015 (15-015)Library of Congress Receives Papers of American Composer, Conductor and Pianist Marvin Hamlisch The Library of Congress is acquiring the manuscripts, papers and related personal items of celebrated American composer, pianist and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. The collection, donated by Hamlisch’s wife, Terre Blair Hamlisch, is now open to researchers.
- Date: 2015-02-11
January 27, 2015 (15-013)"Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design" Exhibition Opens Feb. 12 The Library of Congress exhibition “Grand Illusion: The Art of the Theatrical Design” will show how designers create their magic, with a behind-the-scenes look at stage productions, from the Baroque courts of Europe to the Broadway venues of the U.S.
- Date: 2015-01-27
January 12, 2015 (15-006)National Film Registry Titles Highlighted in February Feature films, shorts and cartoons named to the National Film Registry for posterity will be showcased at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, in February.
- Date: 2015-01-12
January 6, 2015 (15-004)Library of Congress Presents Talks and Films Focusing on Civil Rights Movement The Library of Congress will present events in January and February that examine the Civil Rights Movement, including a talk by author Clay Risen about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a discussion about Rosa Parks, a film series and a talk for teens about the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.
- Date: 2015-01-06
December 17, 2014 (14-210)Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance.
- Date: 2014-12-17
December 16, 2014 (14-211)January Films Spotlight Library's Film Preservation Work Feature films and short subjects from the silent era through the 1960s—all preserved on 35 mm film by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab—will be screened in January at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.
- Date: 2014-12-16
December 10, 2014 (14-208)Koussevitzky Foundation Announces Commission Winners The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to four composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.
- Date: 2014-12-10
November 25, 2014 (14-207)Library of Congress Commemorates Centennial of Composer Irving Fine December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.”
- Date: 2014-11-25
November 24, 2014 (14-205)Packard Campus Theater Features Holiday Classics, Douglas Fairbanks The work of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and a series of holiday classics will be featured in the December film series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.
- Date: 2014-11-24
November 19, 2014 (14-206)Billy Joel Honored in Star-Studded Gershwin Prize Tribute Concert The Library of Congress is celebrating Billy Joel’s 50-year career and his selection as the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the nation’s capital with a series of events, culminating in a star-studded concert tonight.
- Date: 2014-11-19
October 14, 2014 (14-183)Packard Campus to Showcase Silent Films and Hollywood's Greatest Year Four evenings devoted to silent films—from opera to comedy and swashbuckling adventure to war drama—will feature internationally known accompanists at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, throughout the month of November.
- Date: 2014-10-14
September 19, 2014 (14-171)Jazz Pianist Justin Kauflin in Concert at Library of Congress, Oct. 22 The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present jazz pianist Justin Kauflin in concert at the Library of Congress on Oct. 22.
- Date: 2014-09-19
September 15, 2014 (14-167)October Films Salute Newspapers, Lauren Bacall, James Garner The 74th year of National Newspaper Week (October 5 -11), which observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small, will be feted with a selection of newspaper-themed movies at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va.
- Date: 2014-09-15
September 12, 2014 (14-161)"ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond" Exhibition Travels to Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles The Library of Congress exhibition “ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond” will travel to Los Angeles, opening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 20.
- Date: 2014-09-12
August 18, 2014 (14-148)Packard Campus September Films Spotlight Robin Williams, Star Wars Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and esteemed USO performer Robin Williams will be remembered with screenings of three of his best-loved films in September at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia.
- Date: 2014-08-18
August 7, 2014 (14-128)Library of Congress Acquires American Ballet Theatre Archives The Library of Congress has acquired the American Ballet Theatre’s vast archives and will open a celebratory exhibition about the dance company on Aug. 14.
- Date: 2014-08-07
August 5, 2014 (14-127)Library of Congress Announces a Concert Season "Beyond Labels" The 2014-2015 season of concerts from the Library of Congress brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
- Date: 2014-08-05
July 22, 2014 (14-122)Librarian of Congress Names Billy Joel Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that Billy Joel is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- Date: 2014-07-22
July 14, 2014 (14-118)Packard Campus Features Live Concert, War Films in August A program of animated shorts selected to demonstrate the concept and basic elements of sound design, as well as a trio of acclaimed international animated features, will be screened the first two days in August.
- Date: 2014-07-14
June 26, 2014 (14-106)Library of Congress Announces More 2014 Homegrown Concerts The Library of Congress continues its “Homegrown: The Music of America” concert series with more performances this summer. Traditional music and dance drawn from communities across the United States will be showcased through September.
- Date: 2014-06-26
June 17, 2014 (14-100)Library's Packard Campus Hosts "Mostly Lost" 3 Archivists, scholars and silent-film buffs will participate in a kind of cinematic treasure hunt for three days in July.
- Date: 2014-06-17
June 16, 2014 (14-105)Packard Campus July Films Spotlight Comedy, Early Cinema As part of the third annual “Mostly Lost” film identification workshop for archivists, scholars and silent-film buffs, the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre will host special silent-film screening events in July.
- Date: 2014-06-16
June 11, 2014 (14-103)Library of Congress to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of the National Anthem with Thomas Hampson Concert, Panel Discussion and Display of Artifacts, July 3 In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the national anthem of the United States, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Library of Congress will present a free concert featuring preeminent lyric baritone Thomas Hampson, a panel discussion among music experts and a display of treasured artifacts.
- Date: 2014-06-11
May 12, 2014 (14-080)Packard Campus June Film Schedule Salutes the Old West The Western has been a staple of American cinema since the Edison Studios first started making flickers in West Orange, New Jersey in the 1890s. The Packard Campus Theatre will take a look at the genre across the decades, ranging from “A” to “B” features.
- Date: 2014-05-12
April 24, 2014 (14-074)Concert Celebrates the Legacy of Serge Koussevitzky The Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation have announced the merger of two great music foundations—each established personally by Serge Koussevitzky, longtime conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- Date: 2014-04-24