I love that the Library of Congress is leveraging their collection is such an amazing way. This is what libraries should do!

Lizzo plays James Madison’s crystal flute onstage during D.C. concert : NPR

Some people visit Washington, D.C., for the tourist attractions, like monuments and museums. They probably don’t expect to see history being made at a pop concert — but that’s what happened to an arena full of fans at Lizzo’s concert Tuesday night.

The superstar singer, rapper and classically trained flutist took a quick but momentous break from the setlist of “The Special Tour” to play a crystal flute that was owned by former President James Madison and loaned to her by the Library of Congress.