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Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

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Library of Congress sent this bulletin at 03/24/2021 08:27 AM EDT

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Janet Jackson’s clarion call for action and healing in “Rhythm Nation 1814” now joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture among the latest titles inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, including Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”

Watch the announcement video featuring several of the artists and songwriters.

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Source: Latest News: 2020 Selections to the National Recording Registry Announced

Peter Ostroushko: Living in Wonderful Memories and in his Music Forever | Garrison Keillor

Peter picked up his dad’s mandolin when he was a child and that was the start. Soon he could play fiddle or guitar, too. He was a teenager in high school when he knocked on Rudy Darling’s door and said he lived a few houses away and heard Rudy playing as he was walking by […]

Source: Peter Ostroushko: Living in Wonderful Memories and in his Music Forever | Garrison Keillor

Willie Nelson Says He’s Quit Smoking Pot – Variety

Willie Nelson told a Texas TV station that he’s had to quit smoking pot due to breathing issues.

Source: Willie Nelson Says He’s Quit Smoking Pot – Variety

Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Lou Reed Archive has been processed and is now available to users. The Lou Reed Archive documents the history of Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet, writer, photographer, and tai-chi student through his own extensive papers, photographs, recordings and other materials. The archive spans Reed’s creative life—from his 1958 Freeport High School band, the Shades, to his final performances in 2013.

Source: Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

Celebrities Who Died in 2018: Aretha Franklin, Stan Lee Remembered – Variety

“Among the notable performers and creators who died in 2018 were Stan Lee, Aretha Franklin, Avicii, Mac Miller and Burt Reynolds.”

Source: Celebrities Who Died in 2018: Aretha Franklin, Stan Lee Remembered – Variety