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New webcasts of events, lectures and performances from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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The Rahim AlHaj Trio features traditional middle eastern music on the oud (Arabic lute) and antour (hammered dulcimer).Click here to watch the video.
The Anchiskhati Ensemble of Tbilisi, Georgia, present a program of Easter and Lenten music from the Orthodox paschal cycle in Georgia, introduced by Dr. John A. Graham of Yale University.Click here to watch the video.
James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song "Black Sabbath" signaled its birth in 1970.Click here to watch the video.
An interview with composer Ann Cleare and conductor/composer Michele Galante, the artistic director of the Argento Chamber Ensemble.Click here to watch the video.
World-renowned English Tenor Mark Padmore makes his Library of Congress debut in a recital with pianist Andrew West. On the program are Beethoven's "Mailied," op. 52/4; "Neue Liebe, neues Leben," op. 75/2; "Adelaide," op. 46; An die ferne Geliebte, op. 98; as well as Schubert's song cycle Schwanengesang, D957 & D965a.Click here to watch the video.
David Plylar lectures on love and longing in the songs of Beethoven and Schubert in conjunction with a recital by tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Andrew West.Click here to watch the video.
Korean poet Ko Un read his work in Korean, following by English translation by Brother Anthony. Afterwards, Frank Stewart moderated a discussion of the work.Click here to watch the video.
Michael Signer crafted his biography of James Madison in a different way by focusing on the fourth president's youth. He characterized the book as "an intellectual and psychological biography of a young Madison before age 36."Click here to watch the video.
In a series of short videos, authors discuss the importance of literacy during the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Authors include:Kareem Abdul-JabbarKwame AlexanderRaymond ArroyoKen BurnsHarlan CobenAlejandro DanoisShannon HaleKristin HannahMargo JeffersonLois LowryJon MeachamHolly Robinson PeeteJerry PinkneyMarilynne RobinsonSharon RobinsonSalman RushdieRaina TelgemeierEric WeinerClick here for a list of all of the videos.
The Library of Congress celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the 20th anniversary of the literary organization Cave Canem with a day-long symposium.Part 1: Master ClassPart 2: Writing Across GenrePart 3: Organizing Founders
Remembered by her fans as Thelma on the TV series Good Times, Bern Nadette Stanis has written a book to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease.Click here to watch the video.
The 2016 National Book Festival kicks off with guest appearances by festival authors Edwidge Danticat, James Gleick, Candice Millard and Marilynne Robinson at an evening gala event.Click here to watch the video.
Author Louisa Thomas presents the first comprehensive biography of Louisa Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams and the nation's first foreign-born first lady.Click here to watch the video.
John Richardson, who did much of his research at the Library of Congress, discussed his book, on Alexander Robey "Boss" Shepherd, the District of Columbia's powerful head of public works from 1871 until 1873 and D.C. governor in 1873 and 1874.Click here to watch the video.
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins discusses her book "Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life At Every Age."Click here to watch the video.
As part of the Library's lecture series on the Persian book, Kevin Schwartz discusses Persian literary history.Click here to watch the video.
African studies scholar Toyin Omoyeni Falola discussed ritual archives.Click here to watch the video.
In this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Gregory Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities, even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation.Click here to watch the video.
Lance Price discusses the science and politics behind the use of antibiotics in hospitals and in farming.Click here to watch the video.
Salvatore Settis pleads for the survival of Venice in a moving discussion on the meaning of cities.Click here to watch the video.
Domenica Marchetti and Amy Riolo participate in a panel discussion on the history of Italian cuisine and culture worldwide.Click here to watch the video.
Alona Frankel discusses "Girl," her memoir about a Polish Jewish girl's survival, hiding as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.Click here to watch the video.
In this performance of Mexican music and dance, Artemio Posadas is accompanied by Russell Rodriguez, Dolores Garcia and Mary Ann Zahorsky.Click here to watch the video.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards honor organizations working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and worldwide.Click here to watch the video.
Tracing the history of the daguerreotype from Paris to Philadelphia, this lecture explores the various improvements made to Daguerre's process and the ways in which it was used, examines the importance of Robert Cornelius as an American photographer, explains the history and ethics of conservation treatment and expands upon why conservation science-based research is necessary for the long-term preservation of our earliest national photographic treasures.Click here to watch the video.