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The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

“This chapter book is about Aref and his parents, who are about to move from Oman to Ann Arbor, Michigan. 655 more words

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Alan Lomax and the civil rights movement

from www.bbc.co.uk:

Alan Lomax – Songs of Freedom

To mark the centenary of the birth of folklorist Alan Lomax in 1915, Billy Bragg presents a new and original thesis. 239 more words

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Alan Lomax archive

This isn’t actually news – I just learned about it in an article from 2012 on Alan Lomax’s Massive Archive Goes Online – but I’m guessing that other people -especially those interested in Americana – will find this worth a closer look. 134 more words

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JAYME STONE - Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

JAYME STONE
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
Label: Borealis Records
Released: March 3, 2015

1. Lazy John
2. Before This Time Another Year
3. Shenandoah
4. Goodbye, Old Paint… 125 more words

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Treasures from the Archive Roadshow

from http://downhillstrugglers.blogspot.com:

The Down Hill Strugglers are proud to be a part of the forthcoming “Treasures from the Archive Roadshow: Celebrating Alan Lomax & The Folk Music Collections at the Library of Congress” – an outreach program of theAmericanFolklife Center at the Library of Congress. 325 more words

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LOMAX SITS BLIND WILLIE NEXT TO BEETHOVEN

from www.artslaboraustin.com:

ALAN LOMAX SITS BLIND WILLIE NEXT TO BEETHOVEN ON A WONDROUS VOYAGE

In 1977, astronomer Carl Sagan was chosen by NASA to head a team to select contents of a record to be placed on the unmanned Voyager I spacecraft, which was designed to explore Jupiter and Saturn, but now, nearly 38 years later, has traveled further from Earth than any other man-made object. 422 more words

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Lead Belly

There’s a new documentary about the blues and folk genius Huddie Ledbetter (1888-1949) on the Smithsonian Channel. Legend of Lead Belly follows the career of the 12-string guitar wonder who absorbed the music of rural and small-town America in his travels through his native Louisiana and Texas. 270 more words

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