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By Teva Harrison. 2020
In this remarkable, frank, and gut-wrenching mix of words and images, Teva continues on her journey, grappling with what it… means to live with metastatic breast cancer. She plunges deep into her inner world, shadowing the progression of the disease. Reality takes on sharp edges: the swell of cancer and its retreat with chemo. Her inner corporeal reality versus her outer manifestation of health, vitality, and femininity. Holding fast to the great love of her life, while preparing to leave him behind. Contemplating who she was before cancer, and who she is now.Starkly honest and wholly profound, Not One of These Poems Is About You distills life to its essence. Teva Harrison continues to gift the world with her clear-eyed insight and her open heart.
By Wyllis Cooper. 2019
By John Grant. 2019
By Katerina Cizek. 2019
Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises… and the people who live inside them. From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect the rich and sometimes narrow the gap between the two. Highrise first examines the history of vertical living in a 20-page chapter on the origins, technological triumphs, social failures and future of the highrise. The book then invites young readers into homes around the world. Through the lens of the highrise, readers will learn about 10 cities and hear stories that capture what life is like in these diverse places. The cities featured in Highrise: Ramallah, West Bank Mumbai, India Guangzhou, China Chicago, USA Tainan, Taiwan Johannesburg, South Africa Toronto, Canada Amsterdam, Netherlands Prague, Czech Republic Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition to being windows on different cultures and experiences, the stories from these cities cover important and, at times, challenging issues that residents must face -- from a young mother in the West Bank who cannot visit her parents in Gaza, to an LGBTQ activist in China who must hide her sexual orientation from her family. Highrise is a bold and unique volume that illuminates life on our urban planet like never before. National Film Board of Canada Collection In the tradition of the NFB's creative and innovative storytelling on film comes the National Film Board of Canada Collection: a series of celebrated animated films, documentary films and media projects adapted for the printed page.
By Jennifer Homans. 2010
One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the YearFor more than four hundred years, the… art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. A ballerina dancing The Sleeping Beauty today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France: Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps and gestures are also marked by the dramatic changes in dance and culture that followed. Ballet has been shaped by the Renaissance and Classicism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Bolshevism, Modernism, and the Cold War. Apollo’s Angels is a groundbreaking work—the first cultural history of ballet ever written, lavishly illustrated and beautifully told. Ballet is unique: It has no written texts or standardized notation. It is a storytelling art passed on from teacher to student. The steps are never just the steps—they are a living, breathing document of a culture and a tradition. And while ballet’s language is shared by dancers everywhere, its artists have developed distinct national styles. French, Italian, Danish, Russian, English, and American traditions each have their own expression, often formed in response to political and societal upheavals. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France’s Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. It was in Russia that dance developed into the form most familiar to American audiences: The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker originated at the Imperial court. In the twentieth century, émigré dancers taught their art to a generation in the United States and in Western Europe, setting off a new and radical transformation of dance. Jennifer Homans is a historian and critic who was also a professional dancer: She brings to Apollo’s Angels a knowledge of dance born of dedicated practice. She traces the evolution of technique, choreography, and performance in clean, clear prose, drawing readers into the intricacies of the art with vivid descriptions of dances and the artists who made them. Her admiration and love for the ballet shines through on every page. Apollo’s Angels is an authoritative work, written with a grace and elegance befitting its subject.
By Ken Follett. 2019
"The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight… dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking."-Ken Follett In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world-the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.
By Prince. 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in… his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic deathNAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE GUARDIAN • NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to the book’s images. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.
By Transcription Company of America. 2019
Volume 1 of the Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors! When those who celebrate Hollywood's Golden Age reflect back on the halcyon days… of the early 1930s, one particular nightspot comes immediately to mind: the Cocoanut Grove at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel. This lavishly appointed club, part of the 23-acre Ambassador resort, was decorated in Moroccan style, featured full-sized palm trees, and spotlighted smooth musical entertainment provided by a series of popular dance orchestras. Thanks to the Transcription Company of America, which recorded quarter-hour shows in the style of the live remote broadcasts of the time, we can today experience what it was like to spend an evening at the stylish Cocoanut Grove. Return to the elegant days of the 1930s in this ten-hour set of rare and fully restored broadcasts
By Cbs Radio, Hollywood 360. 2014
Before creating cinematic masterpieces like "Citizen Kane", Orson Welles established his creative credentials with "The Mercury Theatre on the Air",… an hour-long showcase which allowed him, producer John Houseman, musical director Bernard Hermann, and a close-knit team of performers and technicians to broadcast innovative adaptations of both well-known and obscure stories - programs that quickly set a new standard for dramatic radio production. Radio Archives is proud to offer an impressive collection containing ten immortal broadcasts of the series, just as originally aired in 1938, transferred directly from the highest quality master recordings and painstakingly restored for the best possible audio quality
By Nbc Radio. 2019
In 1947, Nelson Eddy took over the summer series of Kraft Music Hall. Nelson Eddy, a classically trained baritone, is… best remembered today for his nineteen films. Nelson Eddy was the highest paid singer in the world in his heyday, earning $10,000 for a single concert. In his last two seasons with Kraft Music Hall, Nelson Eddy was joined by co-host Dorothy Kirsten, an operatic soprano. Rounding out the supporting cast were announcer Ken Carpenter, whom Bing Crosby called "the man with the golden voice", and musical director Robert Armbruster, who was featured in classical piano solos each week on the program. This set is composed of fourteen half-hour shows from 1948, five of which are rehearsals for the show
By Al Jolson. 2019
An entertainment legend, Al Jolson was and remains a towering figure of the musical theatre. Jolson took over the venerable… "Kraft Music Hall" in 1947 - a series he had headlined briefly in the early 1930s. This classic program was a masterpiece of careful planning and careful understanding of how to package a performer like Jolson to his best advantage. This collection features thirty Kraft Music Hall programs, all newly restored to the highest audio quality using equipment that was not available when the first collection was produced. In addition, this volume features other classic Jolson radio appearances including three Lux Radio Theatre episodes. Jolson on the Radio is the most comprehensive, best sounding collection of this fantastic performer's classic radio appearances, showing clearly why Al Jolson deserves every single accolade given him
By Nbc Radio. 2019
He butchered the English language. He sang as if he gargled with gravel. He dropped pearls of wisdom disguised as… one-liners. And he had a nose that got everywhere ten minutes before he did. All of this and a genuine love for his craft and the people who enjoyed it made Jimmy Durante a star in the Golden Age of Radio and still keeps him in the minds and hearts of fans today. The Jimmy Durante Show, Volume 3 consists of five hours of what makes Durante a legendary character. The Jimmy Durante Show, Volume 3 is proof that Jimmy Durante can still leave 'em laughing!
By Nbc Radio. 2019
Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed his experience in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio… career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry Moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured "the glamour boy of the girdle set" Victor Moore, multi-voiced character comedians Candy Candido and Elvia Allman, musical numbers by Peggy Lee, and a series of well-known guest stars. The ten shows in this second Radio Archives collection showcase Durante at his bigger than life best, complete with the fractured English, gravel voiced musical numbers, and warmhearted buffoonery that made him a show business legend
By Nbc Radio. 2019
Big-nosed, brash, and boisterous, beloved entertainer Jimmy Durante parlayed a career in vaudeville, nightclubs, and Broadway shows into a radio… career highlighted by many successful programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s. After spending the war years paired with crewcutted comic Garry Moore, the Great Schnozzola went solo in 1947 in an hilarious series for Rexall Drugs that also featured Arthur Treacher as his sarcastic British butler, multi-voiced character comedians Candy Candido and Elvia Allman, musical numbers by Peggy Lee, and a raft of well-known guest stars. The twelve shows in this collection showcase Durante at his bigger than life best, complete with the fractured English, gravel voiced musical numbers, and warmhearted buffoonery that made him a show business legend
By Cbs Radio. 2019
Volume 2 of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch! Republic Pictures' singing cowboy Gene Autry stars in "Melody Ranch," offering a pleasant… and tuneful opportunity to hear Gene and his musicians perform a wide range of musical favorites, as well as the banter between Gene, his fellow musicians, and sidekick Pat Buttram. Combining music, comedy, and dramatic sequences featuring Autry as the moral two-fisted hero, the twenty shows in this collection give us a chance to revisit a time when the good guys always wore white hats, a really good on-screen fist fight made for a rousing afternoon of movie entertainment, and when a singing cowboy might have flirted with an attractive young lady, but usually ended up crooning to his horse as the screen faded to black
By Cbs Radio. 2019
Volume 1 of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch! Republic Pictures' singing cowboy Gene Autry stars in "Melody Ranch," offering a pleasant… and tuneful opportunity to hear Gene and his musicians perform a wide range of musical favorites, as well as the banter between Gene, his fellow musicians, and sidekick Pat Buttram. Combining music, comedy, and dramatic sequences featuring Autry as the moral two-fisted hero, the twenty shows in this collection give us a chance to revisit a time when the good guys always wore white hats, a really good on-screen fist fight made for a rousing afternoon of movie entertainment, and when a singing cowboy might have flirted with an attractive young lady, but usually ended up crooning to his horse as the screen faded to black
By Duke Ellington. 2019
Far more than just a piano playing bandleader, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) was and still remains a powerfully influential… figure in the world of music. Whether it was in jazz, popular song, big bands, or modern classical-form compositions, Ellington's orchestras always led the way, featuring innovative arrangements, talented vocalists and solo performers, and the sheer showmanship of their handsome and charismatic leader. Heard today, the twenty broadcasts featured in this collection of half-hour shows, taken from 1945/46 broadcasts, remains a fascinating glimpse into the musical world of the mid-1940s and a tribute to the truly timeless talents of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
By Transcription Company of America. 2019
Volume 2 of the Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors! When those who celebrate Hollywood's Golden Age reflect back on the halcyon days… of the early 1930s, one particular nightspot comes immediately to mind: the Cocoanut Grove at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel. This lavishly appointed club, part of the 23-acre Ambassador resort, was decorated in Moroccan style, featured full-sized palm trees, and spotlighted smooth musical entertainment provided by a series of popular dance orchestras. Thanks to the Transcription Company of America, which recorded quarter-hour shows in the style of the live remote broadcasts of the time, we can today experience what it was like to spend an evening at the stylish Cocoanut Grove. Return to the elegant days of the 1930s in this ten-hour set of rare and fully restored broadcasts
With thousands of certifications, seminars, websites, and gurus promising advice, it's difficult for even the best pros to turn their… passion for health and fitness into meaningful-and measurable-success. Enter Change Maker. In this definitive career guide, John Berardi shares his blueprint for becoming the ultimate change maker, one with a powerful purpose, an enthusiastic client base, and the ability to fund your own ideal lifestyle. Whether you're new to the industry and looking for a head-start or you're already an expert but need a fresh approach, consider this your go-to career guide. With six helpful steps, this book covers the range of logistical, financial, psychological, and practical issues that every health and fitness pro needs to know: How to discover your deeper purpose and values How to choose your specialty based on your unique strengths How to identify what your clients really want and deliver it every time How to build new relationships and become a next-level coach How to get new clients, make more money, and manage a thriving business How to nurture and protect your most precious asset, your reputation How to create a life-long, growth-oriented continuing education plan If you work as a trainer, nutritionist, functional-medicine doctor, group instructor, rehab specialist, or health coach-or you eventually want to-this step-by-step guide will help you turn your passion for health and fitness into work you find joy in, your clients into raving fans, and your career into something powerful, meaningful, and change-making
By Ken Curtis. 2019
Volume 2 of Chuck-Wagon Jamboree! To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the cantankerous sidekick… of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the television series "Gunsmoke." But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, actor Ken Curtis was a singing cowboy -- the star of his own western movie series and a musical radio favorite to boot. In 1948, he was teamed with The Novelty Aces to record a series of shows titled the "Chuck-Wagon Jamboree", a series which would be heard daily on local stations nationwide for the next two years. Musically, the tone was decidedly down-home, and, for modern listeners, the shows are a tuneful throwback to a simpler and more melodic era. When you hear them, don't be surprised if you find yourself humming along