Gershwin Prize

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The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

This March, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song salutes musician, Joni Mitchell. After getting her start in coffee shops in Canada, Mitchell went on to set a new standard, marrying music and lyrics with such songs as “Both Sides, Now.” She redefined the role of women musicians, overseeing all aspects of her albums: songwriting, arrangements, performance, production and artwork.

Corporate funding provided by Wells Fargo. Major support provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AARP, The Leonore S. Gershwin Trust and The Ira & Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund. Funding …

Celebrating Joni Mitchell


Celebrating Joni Mitchell

Lineup Includes James Taylor, Annie Lennox, Angélique Kidjo, Cyndi Lauper, Marcus Mumford, Brandi Carlile, Lucius, Graham Nash, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock and more, Premiering Friday, March 31 at 9/8c on PBS.

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Tune in March 31, 9/8c to watch Joni Mitchell receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations of musicians.

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