Maratón de Poesía,Tchaikovsky & His Poets and A Fiddler’s Tale

Maratón de Poesía,Tchaikovsky & His Poets and A Fiddler’s Tale

Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.Daymé Arocena

Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. In a conversation with Library staff, she related the behind-the-scenes story about recording the concert from Canada while her band was in Havana. Finally, she shared her experience in a series of educational videos.

Tchaikovsky & His Poets

A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer’s brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck.​

Maratón de PoesíaThe Maratón de Poesía/Poetry Marathon is a trailblazing event in the United States that brings together recognized Hispanic poets, from the United States and abroad, to share their work with the local poetry community. The aratón kicks-off virtually at the Library of Congress with a poetry reading by all participating poets and a conversation to follow.

A Fiddler’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky’s iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt.​

Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. They discuss his work, “A Fiddler’s Tale” and his collaboration and work with Stanley Crouch.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) invites you to join CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and CMS Innovation Center Director, Liz Fowler for a special webinar about the CMS Innovation Center’s strategic direction this Wednesday, October 20, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This webinar will coincide with the forthcoming publication of the CMS Innovation Center’s white paper, “Driving Health System Transformation – A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade.”

CMS leadership will provide highlights from the CMS Innovation Center’s bold, new strategy, including lessons learned over the past decade that have shaped its vision for the next 10 years: a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered care. Additionally, we will walk through the five strategic objectives that will support this transformation: Drive Accountable Care, Advance Health Equity, Support Innovation, Address Affordability, and Partner to Achieve System Transformation. A preview of this strategy was featured in a recent Health Affairs blog article.

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Scaling Evidence-Based Models Initiative and SCALER Tool

Join AmeriCorps’ Office of Research and Evaluation and guest speakers from Mathematica on Wednesday, Nov. 3, to discuss tools to help you improve outcomes and reach through scaling. ​

This webinar will highlight AmeriCorps’ partnership with Mathematica on the Scaling Evidence-Based Models Research Project and showcase the web-based Scaling Checklist: Assessing your Level of Evidence and Readiness Tool (SCALER Tool). This tool consists of a series of interactive checklists that organizations can complete to help identify the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps of the interventions they hope to scale, as well as their organizational readiness to support scale up. The tool also identifies potential ways organizations can strengthen interventions as needed.

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn about the objectives of the research projects and the resources generated (research, case studies, guides, checklists, and tools)
  • Learn about the implementation science and scaling research that informs the framework for the tool
  • Understand how the tool is designed to support community-based organizations interested in self-assessing their readiness to scale their interventions
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Title: Scaling Evidence Based Models Initiative and the Scaling Checklists: Assessing Your Level of Evidence and Readiness (SCALER) Tool: Deepening Our Understanding of What It Takes To Scale An Effective Program

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2:30-4 p.m. ET

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Welcome: Mary Morris Hyde, Ph.D., Director, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Introductory Remarks: Diana Epstein, Ph.D., Evidence Team Lead at the Office of Management and Budget

Contextualizing the Project: Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Presenters:

  • Scott Richman, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica
  • Mary Anne Anderson, M.P.P., Researcher, Mathematica

Closing Remarks: Mary Morris Hyde, Ph.D., Director, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation

Q&A: Facilitated by Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, AmeriCorps

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In fact, it is not that the international community is biased against the ccp regime. But ccp’s ideas and methods of autocracy, dictatorship, hypocrisy and tyranny are severely deviated from the people and the international community. ccp uses the method of blocking the Internet to reject the input of cultural information from the international community, then uses political brainwashing intimidation to control the people, and uses the state machinery to deal with dissidents and opponents. Seriously undermine the normal international order and severely undermine the rules of international trade. Such abominable behaviors are extremely contrary to the just thoughts of democracy, freedom, and respect for human rights advocated by the international community, as well as normal international rules, orders and legal principles. ccp has been implementing hegemonic ideology in the Asia-Pacific region for a long time, and is attempting to expand its force against neighboring countries. This is a bad behavior that seriously affects the peace and security environment of the Asia-Pacific and the world.

In fact, it is not that the international community is biased against the ccp regime. But ccp’s ideas and methods of autocracy, dictatorship, hypocrisy and tyranny are severely deviated from the people and the international community. ccp uses the method of blocking the Internet to reject the input of cultural information from the international community, then uses political brainwashing intimidation to control the people, and uses the state machinery to deal with dissidents and opponents. Seriously undermine the normal international order and severely undermine the rules of international trade. Such abominable behaviors are extremely contrary to the just thoughts of democracy, freedom, and respect for human rights advocated by the international community, as well as normal international rules, orders and legal principles. ccp has been implementing hegemonic ideology in the Asia-Pacific region for a long time, and is attempting to expand its force against neighboring countries. This is a bad behavior that seriously affects the peace and security environment of the Asia-Pacific and the world.

事实上,并非是国际社会对ccp政权有偏见。而是ccp的专制、独裁、虚伪及暴政思想及方式严重背离于人民及国际社会。ccp利用封锁网络方式拒绝国际社会的文化信息输入,然后用政治洗脑威逼利诱方式控制人民,用国家机器对付残害异议人士及持有反对意见者。严重破坏国际正常秩序及严重破坏国际贸易规则。诸如这些恶劣行为与国际社会所倡导民主自由尊重人权等的正义思想及正常国际规则秩序及法理,极端背道而驰。ccp长期在亚太地区实施霸权主义思想,并且企图对周边国家进行武力扩张。这是严重影响亚太及世界和平与安全环境的恶劣行为。

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Colin Luther Powell was the highest-ranking general and former secretary of state in the United States who died of complications from COVID-19. We miss him for his efforts and contributions to maintaining the peace and security of the world and the United States. Because of COVID-19, so far, more than 700,000 people in the United States plus an outstanding military and government leader have been lost. In any case, this should also be defined as a shameful act of invading war. The Washington government and the Pentagon should strengthen their determination to trace the origin of COVID-19 to appease the victims and their relatives. This is also the appeal of more than 4 million people who died worldwide and their relatives.

Colin Luther Powell was the highest-ranking general and former secretary of state in the United States who died of complications from COVID-19.  We miss him for his efforts and contributions to maintaining the peace and security of the world and the United States.  Because of COVID-19, so far, more than 700,000 people in the United States plus an outstanding military and government leader have been lost.  In any case, this should also be defined as a shameful act of invading war.  The Washington government and the Pentagon should strengthen their determination to trace the origin of COVID-19 to appease the victims and their relatives.  This is also the appeal of more than 4 million people who died worldwide and their relatives.

Copyright Office Hosts Event on Food and Copyright

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October 18, 2021

The U.S. Copyright Office invites you to attend the upcoming Copyright Office Presents event, “Food and Copyright,” on October 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. Copyright encourages us to create and share stories that bring people together and inspire new works. This program will showcase copyrighted works and authors who inspire and bring people together around food. Speakers will focus on how they use the culinary aspects of a culture to tell diverse stories in various mediums including, film, blogs, photography, short stories, and more.

Guest speakers include:

  • Bryan Ford, best-selling author of New World Sourdough, which critics say incorporates Ford’s Central American roots as it changes the way we think about sourdough by making it more inclusive.
  • Adam Ragusea, a YouTuber who creates videos about recipes, food science, and culinary culture. His cooking videos have over 300 million views.

The Copyright Office Presents lecture series, launched in 2011, provides a forum to discuss the practical implications of copyright law in the twenty-first century, provides education and training to Copyright Office and other Library of Congress staff members, and offers this programming to the public. Past invited speakers include congressional leaders, authors, performers, company representatives, and legal scholars.

To attend the event, please register here.

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