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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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,” and Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

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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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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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,…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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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    Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

    Allen Bargfrede talked by video from Boston about how the music industry functions. Topics included opinions that new music platforms had made the payment system less fair to musicians, and…

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    Communicators with Cary Sherman

    Cary Sherman discusses changes in the music industry and music issues before Congress. As distribution shifted deeper into streaming, musicians and songwriters were pressing for new payment laws.…

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    1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival

    Tim Thomas talked about the history and impact of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. The festival, a three-day concert held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, is considered by many to be the beginning of the…

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    Technology and Creative Industries

    Representatives from Pandora, Spotify and the Independent Film and Television Alliance talked about how the Internet and file sharing technology affect the creative industry and entertainment businesses.…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Water

    Robert Darden talked about his book Nothing But Love in God’s Water, in which he explores the history of gospel music and its role in African-American history.

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    No Labels Convention Break

    Lisa Borders talked about the theme song she co-wrote for the No Labels group as she dismissed the group for the lunch break. The song was played. This was part of the No Labels Problem…

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    2014 National Medal of Arts & the National Humanities Medal Ceremony

    President Barack Obama presented the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the Humanities to recipients including actress Sally Field, singer George Shirley, and writer Stephen King.

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    Book Discussion on How Music Got Free

    Stephen Witt talked about his book How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy, in which he recounts the creation of the MP3 and the…

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