Gershwin Prize

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In commemoration of George and Ira Gershwin's dedication to American song and culture and the generous efforts of their families to preserve and perpetuate that heritage, the Library of Congress has named its Prize for Popular Song after these two prolific artists. The medal that will be awarded annually to a person of similar stature in American popular music is adapted from the design of their Congressional Gold Medal.

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Watch Smokey Robinson receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

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Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Watch Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

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Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

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Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

A tribute to singer-songwriter Joel, recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize CeeLo Green | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

CeeLo Green | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

CeeLo Green performs as a tribute to Smokey Robinson, recipient of the Gershwin Prize.

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CeeLo Green | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Corinne Bailey Rae | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

Corinne Bailey Rae | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Corinne Bailey Rae performs as a tribute to Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson.

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Corinne Bailey Rae | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Esperanza Spalding | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

Esperanza Spalding | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Esperanza Spalding performs as a tribute to Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson.

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Esperanza Spalding | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Finale | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Finale | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Watch an all-star tribute to Library of Congress Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson.

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Finale | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize JoJo | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

JoJo | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

JoJo performs as a tribute to Smokey Robinson, recipient of the Gershwin Prize.

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JoJo | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Tegan Marie | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

Tegan Marie | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

Tegan Marie performs as a tribute to Smokey Robinson, recipient of the Gershwin Prize.

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Tegan Marie | Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Boyz II Men Perform "The Longest Time"

Gershwin Prize

Boyz II Men Perform "The Longest Time"

Boyz II Men perform "The Longest Time" at the 2014 Gershwin Prize.

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Boyz II Men Perform "The Longest Time"

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin Perform " She's Always A Woman"

Gershwin Prize

Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin Perform " She's Always A Woman"

Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin perform " She's Always A Woman" at the 2014 Gershwin Prize.

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Josh Groban & Sharon Isbin Perform " She's Always A Woman"

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize | Trailer

Gershwin Prize

Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize | Trailer

Enjoy an all-star tribute to Library of Congress Gershwin Prize recipient Smokey Robinson.

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Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize | Trailer

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize The Library of Congress Interview with Smokey Robinson

Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress Interview with Smokey Robinson

Carla Hayden of The Library of Congress interviews Smokey Robinson.

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The Library of Congress Interview with Smokey Robinson

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Promo

Gershwin Prize

Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Promo

Watch Willie Nelson: The Gershwin Prize for Popular song.

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Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Promo

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Video thumbnail: Gershwin Prize Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Preview

Gershwin Prize

Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Preview

Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize premieres January 2, 2015 on PBS.

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Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Preview

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