News from the Library of Congress

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

  • 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 2015

March 2015

  • 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 2015

  • 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 2015

  • 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 2014

  • 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 2014

  • 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 2014

  • 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

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June 2014

May 2014

  • 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 2014

  • 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