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Music & Performing Arts from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.

 

Kiss the Sky by Dusty Baker

Most sports fans are familiar with Dusty Baker—a slugger in the majors for almost two decades and a three-time Manager of the Year with the Giants—but they may not know that he has a lifelong passion for music, as well as baseball. In Kiss the Sky, the first book in Wellstone’s The Music That Changed My Life series, Baker recounts the eye-opening experience of attending the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Soaking up the wide variety of performances (including the phenomenal Jimi Hendrix), Dusty developed a deep appreciation for music—leading to years of friendship with musicians including B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. —S.B.

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Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey for the Greatest Rock Concert Ever (Music That Changed My Life #1) By Dusty Baker Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780985419080
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Published: Wellstone Books - November 10th, 2015

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

You probably know Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia, but long before donning wigs comedy, Brownstein was the fierce singer/songwriter/guitarist of one of the greatest female punk rock bands ever: Sleater-Kinney. In this visceral memoir, she recounts her childhood and adolescence and tracks the rise and fall of the band, writing with the insightful intensity and clever wordplay that marks her lyrics and comedy. I was blown away by this searing rock memoir.  —Flannery

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir By Carrie Brownstein Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594486630
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2015

101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die by Ricardo Cavolo

This is the perfect gift for music enthusiasts, art aficionados. or anyone who delights in life. Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo has created a music diary, outlining his wide-ranging appreciation in 101 profiles. From Bach to Buddy Holly, Robert Johnson to the Ramones, there is much to agree with in Cavolo’s profiles and even more to discover. Overflowing with bright illustrations and hand-drawn commentary, Cavolo makes the musical experience both personal and universal. We can all fall in love with his book.  —Melinda

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101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die By Ricardo Cavolo Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781910620007
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Published: Nobrow - September 15th, 2015

How to Watch a Movie by David Thompson

One of the foremost authorities on film, David Thomson has written thousands of words exploring and critiquing movies, their history, their triumphs and failures. Now he wants to help you do the same, and provides a crash course in the various languages and details that make up film. Thomson’s goal is to ignite a passion through helping people come to a deeper understanding of a medium that is always entertaining but richer and more complex than meets the layperson’s eye.  —Jocelyn

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How to Watch a Movie By David Thomson Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101875391
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Published: Knopf - November 3rd, 2015

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello

A stalwart on the music scene since 1976, Elvis Costello is one of the most enduring and iconic musicians of the British punk movement. His work is an eclectic mix marked by a wide array of influences, and his impact can be heard everywhere. This introspective memoir chronicles his life and music and includes commentary from his friends and family. He has some very interesting stories to tell.  —Flannery

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Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink By Elvis Costello Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399167256
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 13th, 2015

100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl is one of the foremost playwrights of our generation, blurring the lines between dreams and reality to explore the truths of our society in new ways. Here she approaches her ideas more directly, writing “essays” (in the loosest and shortest sense of the term) that examine the magic and nature of theatre, writing, art, and being an audience member—and a human. No matter your relationship to theatre, there is something in here for you.  —Jocelyn

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100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater By Sarah Ruhl Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780865478145
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 2nd, 2014

Harry Potter: The Character Vault by Jody Revenson

I am an unabashed Harry Potter lover, as my tattoo and multi-set collection of the books would attest to, so I’m thrilled with every new release. In Harry Potter: The Character Vault, the journey of the characters from page to screen is highlighted in glorious detail. Filled with concept art, costumes, never-before-seen photos, and behind-the-scenes stories, this is a treasure trove for any Potter fan. The amazing concept art alone is worth the price!  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780062407443
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2015

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Star Wars is so much more than movies. Chris Taylor dives into the origins of the world’s largest franchise while exploring its current myriad facets. From the origins of modern science fiction, we jump between the story of George Lucas and his influences, and vignettes of the fans, enemies, and true believers who have made Star Wars a way of life. A fascinating and complex exploration.  —Jocelyn

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