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So You Want to Sing Light Opera: A Guide for Performers

Linda Lister · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 268
Format: Paperback

So You Want to Sing Light Opera is a concise handbook for singers, teachers, and performers who want to learn more about the magnificent genre of light opera. This resource provides information on the history of light opera and offers advice on auditions, style, performances, and skills,...
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Sleep, Death's Brother

JESSE BALL · Pioneer Works Press
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

Sleep, Death's Brother is an instruction manual on dreaming for children or incarcerated persons, teaching such individuals to lucid dream and thus use their dreams to somewhat escape their situations. While it is often the case that dream life is passively experienced, acclaimed novelist...
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Pontiac Trans Am: 50 Years

Tom Glatch · Motorbooks
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Pontiac Trans Am shows this dominating machine's full history, from early days burning up both race tracks and Hollywood to its final days as the most potent muscle car made. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market....
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In the Garden of My Dreams: The Art of Nathalie Lété

Nathalie Lete · Artisan
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

If you've ever shopped in Anthropologie's homeware section, chances are you've picked up a piece adorned with Nathalie Lété's charming art. Nathalie has been creating ceramics, textiles, illustrations, and other artwork for numerous brands - most notably Anthropologie,...
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It's Just the Normal Noises: Marcus, Guralnick, No Depression, and the Mystery of Americana Music

Timothy Gray · University Of Iowa Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Roots rock, Americana, alt country: what are they and why do they matter? Americans have been trying to answer these questions for as long as the music bearing these labels has existed. Music can function as an escape from the outside world or as an explanation of that world. Listeners...
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Charles White: A Retrospective

Sarah Kelly Oehler · Art Institute of Chicago
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century Charles White (1918-1979) is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles...
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Mute: A Visual Document: From 1978 - Tomorrow

Daniel Miller · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many moreMute is one of the most revered and influential indie labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists -- ranging...
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Bjork: 34 Scores for Piano/Organ/Harpsichord & Celeste

Bjo?rk, is BjoÌ?rk Gudmundsdóttir · Music Sales
Format: Paperback

34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste is the first ever sheet music to be published by Bjork. The career-spanning scorebook includes selections from Debut, Post, Homogenic, Selmasongs, Vespertine, Medulla, Bjork's Drawing Restraint 9 soundtrack, Volta and Vulnicura, reimagines...
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The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs: The Music Never Stops

Barry Barnes · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In the studio and more than 2,300 concerts between 1965 and 1995, the Grateful Dead performed more than 400 different songs. Their music continues to be tremendously popular as surviving band members and countless tribute bands memorialize the legacy the band left us upon the death of lead...
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Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture

Laurence Senelick · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

Offenbach's operas were a significant force for cultural change, both in his own time and in the decades to follow. In this book, Laurence Senelick demonstrates the ways in which this musical phenomenon took hold globally, with Offenbach's work offering an alternative, irreverent,...
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California Crazy: American Pop Architecture

JIM HEIMANN · Taschen America
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover

West Coast Wild California s architectural anomalies At the dawn of the automobile age, Americans predilection for wanderlust prompted a new wave of inventive entrepreneurs to cater to this new mode of transportation. Starting in the 1920s, attention-grabbing buildings began to appear...
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Brahms: A Listener's Guide

John Bell Young · Dover Publications
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

"Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little." - Stephen Hough, pianist and composer.Hailed in his lifetime as Beethoven's successor and a powerful symbol...
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The Advanced Photography Guide

David Taylor · DK
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Practical advice, equipment, and settings checklists, plus inspirational and instructive images for photographers with a basic technical grounding and level of experience who would like to take their digital photography skills and technique a step further.Featuring a comprehensive range...
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Kate T. Parker · Workman Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls...
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David Wiesner and the Art of Wordless Storytelling

Eik Kahng · Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

The first publication to show the creative process of David Wiesner, one of the world's most acclaimed children's book illustrators A master of storytelling through pictures and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, David Wiesner (b. 1956) is one of the most highly acclaimed...
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