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2013 Grammy Awards

The 2013 Grammy Awards are this Sunday!

At the Library, we pride ourselves on having a large and growing collection of modern award winning and noteworthy music that is available to the public. We own albums from each of the nominees that listed below. Revisit your favorites or discover something new.


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Lyric Opera of Chicago 2013/14 Season

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of our area's greatest cultural institutions and it is  currently part way through its 2013/14 season.  November performances include Wagner's Parsifal and Verdi's La Traviata.    Among the excellent resources created by the Lyric in conjunction with this season is a series of commentaries free to stream or download from their web site.  These commentaries feature a quick plot synopsis, musical highlights and information and anecdotes surrounding the history of each opera.

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NEW! Freegal Downloadable & Streaming Music Service

Looking for a way to get free MP3 music that you can play on your iPhone/iPodAndroid, or PC? We're now offering Freegal Music, a downloadable and streaming music service a lot like iTunes and available for free to Highland Park Public Library card holders. All you need to logon is your HPPL library card number, which gives you access to over 7 million songs - in more than 100 music genres. 

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