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Music & Performing Arts from the 2013 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2013 Winter Newsletter.

Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn

Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, the musical icon, a legend in his own time. Author Robert Hilburn spent much of that time with Johnny and was the only journalist allowed at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968. Hilburn peels off the many layers of Cash, revealing truths that have remained hidden until now. This book is billed as the definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of Johnny Cash. A great present for the musician in your life.

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ISBN: 9780316194754
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

The Moments that Made the Movies by David Thomson

This is the first illustrated book by David Thomson, considered one of the most important living writers on film. In The Moments That Made the Movies, Thomson features the key moments in 72 films—including classics like Citizen Kane and “discreet gems” like the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading. Striking images from the films, alongside Thomson’s terrific commentary, make this a total delight for any movie buff.

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$39.95
ISBN: 9780500516416
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 7th, 2013

Big Screen: The Story of the Movies by David Thomson

“David Thomson is, I think, the best writer on film in our time. The Big Screen is a large and vivacious map of ‘the screen’: beginning with Muybridge and tracing careers ranging from Korda to Renoir to Hawkes to Mizoguchi, to David Lynch and Tarantino, then swerving over to television shows such as I Love Lucy and The Sopranos. Thomson has found and created a marvelous plot for the history of film, with insights and revelations on every page—as well as a few MacGuffins. He is our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen.” —Michael Ondaatje

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780374534134
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 15th, 2013

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

Ten years in the making, Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly anticipated biographical trilogy by the world’s leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

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ISBN: 9781400083053
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 29th, 2013

Simple Dreams: A Musical Biography by Linda Ronstadt

“I’d never written anything longer than a thank-you note before. I never kept a diary or a journal,” says beloved singer Linda Ronstadt about writing her memoir. “But I’m a reader, and I can put a coherent sentence together, so I thought I could make it honest and clear.” In Simple Dreams, Ronstadt includes her personal history, tales of her loves and friendships, and the stories behind some of her songs. “Ronstadt’s fans will love this refreshingly nice and gracious musical memoir.” —Booklist

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ISBN: 9781451668728
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2013

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

“The cultural critic and historian Terry Teachout is a meaty thinker, and as he tackles the life of the man who brought jazz into Carnegie Hall, he makes the case that one cannot understand modern America without contending with the sophisticated and complex legacy of Duke Ellington. It’s hard to argue with that.” —The Daily Beast

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781592407491
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Published: Avery - October 17th, 2013

The Ukulele Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson

This is the story of a small guitar that charmed the world. “Brilliantly compiled by two uke-playing fanatics, The Ukulele Handbook incorporates how-to-play instructions for beginners, chord charts, handy fingering tips, a medley of easy-to-learn songs, and the absolutely gripping history of the small, adorable four-string mini guitar which was born in Hawaii in 1879.” —The Daily Mail

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781620402207
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - November 19th, 2013

Drama High by Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee—the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired the town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, a former mill city fallen on hard times. “A memorable, uplifting story about a man who helped students create meaning, hope and magic for themselves and their beleaguered community.” —Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN: 9781594488221
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2013

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