Performing Arts

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PURE SOLAR WORLD: SUN RA AND THE BIRTH OF AFROFUTURISM

Written by Youngquist, Paul
Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the "Arkestra." Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out harmonies, rhythms, and sounds.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | University of Texas Press | 372 Pages |
$27.95
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WHY THE RAMONES MATTER

Written by Gaines, Donna
Hey ho, let's go! A musical, cultural, historical argument for the centrality of the Ramones
October 2, 2018 | Paperback | University of Texas Press | 168 Pages |
$16.95
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GO AHEAD IN THE RAIN: NOTES TO A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

Written by Abdurraqib, Hanif
"How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . .
February 1, 2019 | Paperback | University of Texas Press | 216 Pages |
$16.95
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CONVERSATIONS WITH CLINT: PAUL NELSON'S LOST INTERVIEWS WITH CLINT EASTWOOD, 1979-1983

Written by Kevin Avery
Long considered lost, these extensive interviews between legendary Rolling Stone journalist Paul Nelson and Clint Eastwood were discovered after Nelson's death in 2006. Editor: Kevin Avery s writing has appeared in publications as diverse as Mississippi Review, Penthouse, Weber Studies, and Salt Lake magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and stepdaughter.
October 6, 2011 | Paperback | Continuum |
$22.95

TYRANT

Written by Stephen Greenblatt
As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton | 212 Pages |
$21.95

FIFTY YEARS OF 60 MINUTES: THE INSIDE STORY OF TELEVISION'S MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWS BROADCAST

Written by Jeff Fager
Starting with the third decade, the decade that saw a new generation of reporters and encapsulates the reasons the show became a hit, Fager tells the history of 60 minutes. He takes us into the editing room, details the decades of human drama that have made the show's success possible, and describes how the program learned from the mistakes they made. An intimate look at how the news gets made.
October 24, 2017 | Hardcover | Simon and Schuster | 416 Pages |
$35.00

DIG IF YOU WILL THE PICTURE: FUNK, SEX, GOD AND GENIUS IN THE MUSIC OF PRINCE

Written by Ben Greenman
A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our culture Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to the New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, mercurial, willfully contrary, exp
April 11, 2017 | Hardcover | Henry Holt | 304 Pages |
$28.00

RECKLESS DAUGHTER: A PORTRAIT OF JONI MITCHELL

Written by David Yaffe
Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century.
October 17, 2017 | Hardcover | Sarah Crichton Books | 448 Pages |
$28.00

GROWN-UP ANGER: THE CONNECTED MYSTERIES OF BOB DYLAN, WOODY GUTHRIE, AND THE CALUMET MASSACRE OF 1913

Written by Daniel Wolff
A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism, big business and greed in twentieth-century America--woven together in one epic saga that holds meaning for all working Americans today.
June 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Harper | 320 Pages |
$26.99

GOOD BOOTY: LOVE AND SEX, BLACK AND WHITE, BODY AND SOUL IN AMERICAN MUSIC

Written by Ann Powers
NPR Best Books of 2017In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR's acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Dey Street Books | 256 Pages |
$26.99

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