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Written on Jul, 05, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

July 5, 2016 Librarian of Congress Names Smokey Robinson Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song One of Music’s Greatest Living Lyrical Poets Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao today announced that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A rhythm and blues icon whose career …

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Written on Jan, 24, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

  In November, Willie Nelson traveled to Washington D.C. to become the first country artist to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and watched Neil Young, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Jamey Johnson and more play his tracks. “It is a great honor,” Nelson said at the time, taking the moment to make an announcement: “I have been a fan of Ira …

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Written on Jan, 22, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 286 performances. Welcome to BWW’s ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history! Today in 1942, the first revival of Porgy and Bess opened at the Majestic Theatre, where …

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