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  • Dolly Partons Imagination Librarys 100 Millionth Book Donation
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    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book Donation

    Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton talked about her Imagination Library book gifting program and read from her book, Coat of Many Colors, which she donated to the Library of Congress.

  • Shamrock Bowl Presentation Musical Presentation
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    Shamrock Bowl Presentation, Musical Presentation

    Musicians performed at the annual shamrock bowl presentation ceremony at the White House. Every year on or before March 17, the Irish prime minister travels to Washington, D.C., and…

  • Discussion on the History of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Ron Jarrett talked about the history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and its importance to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Organist Richard Elliott also talked about playing one of the…

  • emBlackoutem
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    Radio personality Paul Porter talked about his book Blackout: My 40 Years in the Music Business, in which he looks at the inner workings of the music industry.

  • Why Hip Hop Began in the Bronx
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    Why Hip Hop Began in the Bronx

    Professor Mark Naison talked about the history of hip hop and why it originated in the Bronx. He describes how the new percussive music of the early 1970s was spread through outdoor…

  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

  • Thomas Dolby Discusses emThe Speed of Soundem
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    The Speed of Sound

    Thomas Dolby talked about his book, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology. He spoke at the 15th annual Annapolis Book Festival. This program contains…

  • Communicators with Steve Bene
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    Communicators with Steve Bene

    Steve Bene talked about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete…

  • Hip Hop and Civil Rights
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    Hip Hop and Civil Rights

    Hip hop artists talked about why they started rapping at a young age, saying it was to deal with racism, politics, and pain. This is a portion of a panel discussion from the Center for…

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fames Louder Than Words Exhibit
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    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Louder Than Words" Exhibit

    Todd Mesek talked about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Louder Than Words” exhibit, which illustrates how music has shaped and interacted with politics throughout American history. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • Dylan Cash and the Nashville Cats Exhibit
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    "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats" Exhibit

    Michael Gray and Pete Finney gave a tour of the “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats” exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Game, and talked about the relationship between musicians Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.…

  • History of Country Music
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    History of Country Music

    Peter Cooper gave a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and talked about the origins of country music. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities…

  • Music and the Vietnam War
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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

  • Panel Discussion on HipHop and Literature
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    Panel Discussion on Hip-Hop and Literature

    Panelists talked about hip-hop and literature. Panelists included MK Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir; Michael Eric Dyson, author of Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop; James B. Paterson, author…

  • Interviews with the Marine Band
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    Interviews with the Marine Band

    Director Lieutenant Colonel Jason Fettig and Drum Major Master Sergeant Duane King of the United States Marine Band spoke about performing at the White House Correspondents' Association…

  • emLegions of Boomem
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    Legions of Boom

    Oliver Wang talked about his book Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Area, in which he discusses the sizable Filipino population of northern California and the influence…

  • Interview with Luther Campbell
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    Interview with Luther Campbell

    Luther Campbell talked about his book The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City, in which he talks about his involvement in the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew and the…

  • Founding Era Music and Politics
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    Founding Era Music and Politics

    Professor Kirsten Wood talked about the political use of music during the founding era of the United States. She explained that patriotic music created in this period was used for many purposes,…

  • emSinging for Freedomem
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    Singing for Freedom

    Scott Gac talked about his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform, about one of the most famous American family singing groups of the…

  • 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Award Ceremony
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    2015 Kennedy Center Honors Award Ceremony

    President Obama spoke about the arts in America at a Kennedy Center Honors reception. The 2015 honorees were singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita…

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