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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

An exhibit at the Library of Congress is devoted to the art of theatrical design. Drawings, sketches, watercolors, posters and scale models reveal how magic and spectacle are achieved before our eyes.

Black Sands Bonobo
Kong Bonobo
From West Texas Explosions in the Sky
Rimsky Arturo Sandoval
Herencia Bobby Matos
Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) - Instrumental Foster the People
Copper Islands Unwed Sailor
Beige Finger Tristeza
Union Jacob Varmus

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Meet The 'Capital Dames,' Civil War Washington's Secret Power Brokers

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Battle Cry of Freedom Richard Freitas
Saloon Ladies Richard Freitas
Sunday Neurosis Rodrigo y Gabriela
Hanuman Rodrigo y Gabriela
Yoake No Uta Eastern Youth
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Written on the Sky Max Richter
Postcards From Italy Beirut
Earthwork Theme Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich
Firework Katy Perry
Golden Hill Tristeza

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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

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An American in Paris [Ballet] MGM Studio Orchestra
Act 1. Overture / Why Can't The English

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