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'It's About (Danged) Time: Lizzo at the Library!' by April Slayton
April Slayton writes the following for the Library of Congress Blog:
Last Friday [Sept. 23], Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden saw that the one and only Lizzo was coming to D.C. for a concert. The pop megastar is a classically trained flutist. The Library has the world’s largest flute collection.
Taking to Twitter, the Librarian played matchmaker, tagging Lizzo in a tweet about the world-class flutes. …
One of about 1,700 flutes in the collection, she teased, is the crystal flute made for President James Madison by Claude Laurent—a priceless instrument that Dolley Madison rescued from the White House in April 1814 as the British entered Washington, DC during the War of 1812. Might she want to drop by and play a few bars?
Lizzo did a hair toss, checked her nails and took to Twitter herself. The 34-year-old has been training on the flute since she was a child. As a college student, she played in the University of Houston marching band. She even performed online with the New York Philharmonic orchestra during the pandemic.
‘IM COMING CARLA! AND I’M PLAYIN THAT CRYSTAL FLUTE!!!!!’ she tweeted the next day.
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