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Gershwin Prize

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Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize - After getting her start in coffee shops Joni Mitchell went on to set a new standard, marrying music and lyrics with such songs as “Both Sides, Now.” While her early material is often categorized as “folk,” she became a household name with music that defies categorization.

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About Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song salutes Elton John and Bernie Taupin. A once-in-a-lifetime meeting between John, a young piano player, and lyricist Taupin together in 1967, they have forged a songwriting partnership that continues after more than 50 years. John and Taupin will receive the Gershwin Prize at an all-star concert in Washington, D.C., on March 20.