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This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows a scene from the movie Mary Poppins. This scene shows Bert the chimney sweep, played by Dick Van Dyke, center, and the other sweeps performing “Step in Time.” (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Courtesy Walt Disney Studios)

‘Mary Poppins’ among 25 US films to be preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a new movie about the making of “Mary Poppins,” the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library […]

12/18/2013

A scene from Cecil B. DeMille’'s silent film "Male and Female." (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

Most US silent films have been lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all […]

12/04/2013

This April 2013 file photo provided by Sotheby's and taken in New York shows what the auction house describes as "the world’s most valuable book," the Bay Psalm Book, which is the first book ever printed in what is now the United States. The book was published in Cambridge, Mass., by the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It came just 20 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Psalm book fetches record $14.2M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what’s now the United States, sold for just under $14.2 million on Tuesday, setting an auction […]

11/27/2013

(Earliest known recording of a black vocal group from 1893, AP Photo)

1893 recording of black vocal group auctioned off

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A 120-year-old wax-covered cylinder containing the earliest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. has been sold at an auction in Maine. The recording discovered in a private […]

11/23/2013

Musician Carole King (AP Photo)

Obama to host concert honoring Carole King

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She’s the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the […]

05/18/2013

Musician Carole King (AP Photo)

Obama to host concert honoring Carole King

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She’s the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the […]

05/17/2013

The Whole Booke of Psalmes for auction at Sotheby's (Photo credit: Sotheby's)

Hymnal that dates to 1640 could fetch $30M

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million.

04/12/2013

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Phil Ramone, Grammy-winning producer, dead at 72

NEW YORK (AP) – Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died at 72.

03/30/2013

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Simon & Garfunkel song among those to be preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) – A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

03/21/2013

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Library of Congress has plan for saving recordings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress unveiled an extensive nationwide plan to help preserve recorded sound to guard against losing historic recordings as has happened with those by George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.

02/13/2013

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