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  • Legacy of Musician Buddy Holly
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    Legacy of Musician Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly, a native of Lubbock, Texas, was only 22 years old when he was killed in a plane crash. Jackie Bober, curator of the Buddy Holly Center, talked about his legacy and his early years in Lubbock.…

    336 views
  • New Orleans Jazz Museum
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    New Orleans Jazz Museum

    New Orleans is considered the birthplace of jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz Museum houses the largest collection of jazz music related materials in the world. Curator David Kunian talked about the origins of jazz in…

    224 views
  • Philadelphias Influence on Music in 1968
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    Philadelphia's Influence on Music in 1968

    Panelists talked about the opening of the Electric Factory, a concert venue that introduced rock ‘n’ roll to Philadelphia, bringing in artists such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. The…

    165 views
  • Washington Journal Erich Bergen  Henry Donahue Discuss Federal Funding of Arts Programs
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    Erich Bergen and Henry Donahue on Federal Funding of Arts Programs

    Actor Erich Bergen and VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Henry Donahue talked about federal funding of arts programs.

    465 views
  • Recording Artist Smokey Robinson Testifies on Copyright Laws
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    Music Creation and Copyright

    Recording artist Smokey Robinson along with other musicians, songwriters and music industry executives testified at a hearing on updating federal music licensing, copyright and royalty…

    2,261 views
  • Mountain Music Archives
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    Mountain Music Archives

    The music of Appalachia is a mix of African and European cultures. Warren Wilson College collected a decade of interviews and live performances during the 1960s and '70s to preserve the sounds of Appalachian…

    327 views
  • 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.

    621 views
  • 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…

    1,201 views
  • 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…

    413 views
  • emBlackoutem
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    Blackout

    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.

    1,454 views
  • 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…

    1,311 views
  • 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…

    625 views
  • 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…

    839 views
  • 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…

    497 views
  • 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…

    224 views
  • 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…

    293 views
  • 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.…

    741 views
  • 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…

    327 views
  • 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.”…

    655 views
  • 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…

    1,010 views
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