Voice of OC Arts & Culture Stories Recognized for Prestigious Collection in the Library of Congress


The U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The nation’s paramount institution for archiving America’s most important stories has selectively included two recent stories told in Voice of OC’s Arts & Culture section.

The chosen pieces for the United States Library of Congress are “Coronavirus Conditions Make Us Rethink the Classical Music Scene in the Decade Ahead” by Timothy Mangan and “How the Local Dance Scene Might Change in the Decade Ahead” by Laura Bleiberg.

For a story to be included in the Library, it is specifically chosen by independent researchers called “Library Recommending Officers.”

The Archive database “manages, preserves and provides access to archived web content selected by subject experts from across the Library, so that it will be available for researchers today and in the future.”

“The Library’s recognition of these stories is a tremendous recognition for the Arts & Culture team which has gathered together what we consider as the county’s best collective gathering of journalists dedicated to illuminating the community’s artistic works and culture,” said Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr.

This achievement also highlights the absolute need of arts journalists to bring together the stage and the community through stories.

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