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  1. Library of Congress Honoring Billy Joel with Gershwin Prize

    July 22, 2014 8:26 AM EDT The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in ...

  2. Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Be Honored by President Obama

    May 07, 2012 6:51 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more so ...

  3. Songs By Captain Beefheart, Al Green, De La Soul, Others Selected For Library Of Congress

    April 06, 2011 2:45 PM EDT An unauthorized recording of a Mort Sahl stand-up concert, Tammy Wynette's polarizing 1968 hit "Stand by Your Man" and Henry Mancini's theme for 1950s TV detective drama Peter Gunn are among the latest sound recordings to be se ...

  4. Ain't Misbehavin': Universal Music Group Donates 200,000 Master Recordings to Library of Congress

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is donating over 200,000 historic master recordings to the Library of Congress . UMG's donation is the single largest gift ever received by the Library's audio-visual division and the first ever major collection of ...

  5. Maria Pallante Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Maria A. Pallante, senior adviser to the Librarian of Congress, has been appointed Acting Register of Copyrights, assuming the duties of Marybeth Peters, who will retire on Dec. 31, after 16 years as Register of Copyrights. Pallante, whose appoint ...

  6. Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. Among Inductees To National Recording Registry

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recordings by Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of "Gypsy" are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced Wednesday to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Under the terms of 2000& ...

  7. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Lands In National Film Registry

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has made it into the National Film Registry. The late performer's 1983 video "Thriller" is among the 25 motion pictures that have been selected this year for preservation by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. ...

  8. US Library of Congress to honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring next year, though the library hasn&# ...

  9. New National Recording Registry Entries Announced

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twenty five culturally significant recordings — including a radio broadcast of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial, Dylan Thomas reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales," and Winston Churchill'a speech that ...

  10. Stevie Wonder to Perform At White House

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, Martina McBride, Mary Mary and will.i.am are among the lineup of performers for “Stevie Wonder in Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.” The Feb. 25 concert is in hon ...

  11. Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen as the second recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award presentation will take place in the Library's Great Hall on Feb. 23, 2009. A concert celeb ...