Cyndi Lauper A Memoir

Cyndi Lauper  A Memoir
Author: Cyndi Lauper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1439147892
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyndi Lauper A Memoir Book Excerpt:

Legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar in this “moving story of an American musical original” (Kirkus Reviews). Icon Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years. After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS. With her trademark warmth and humor, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms, perfect for fans of Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Musical Theatre Actresses

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Musical Theatre Actresses
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Dance Musicians

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Dance Musicians
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2531
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Can t Slow Down

Can t Slow Down
Author: Michaelangelo Matos
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN: 0306903350
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can t Slow Down Book Excerpt:

A Rolling Stone-Kirkus Best Music Book of 2020 The definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes Everybody knows the hits of 1984 - pop music's greatest year. From "Thriller" to "Purple Rain," "Hello" to "Against All Odds," "What's Love Got to Do with It" to "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," these iconic songs continue to dominate advertising, karaoke nights, and the soundtracks for film classics (Boogie Nights) and TV hits (Stranger Things). But the story of that thrilling, turbulent time, an era when Top 40 radio was both the leading edge of popular culture and a moral battleground, has never been told with the full detail it deserves - until now. Can't Slow Down is the definitive portrait of the exploding world of mid-eighties pop and the time it defined, from Cold War anxiety to the home-computer revolution. Big acts like Michael Jackson (Thriller), Prince (Purple Rain), Madonna (Like a Virgin), Bruce Springsteen (Born in the U.S.A.), and George Michael (Wham!'s Make It Big) rubbed shoulders with the stars of the fermenting scenes of hip-hop, indie rock, and club music. Rigorously researched, mapping the entire terrain of American pop, with crucial side trips to the UK and Jamaica, from the biz to the stars to the upstarts and beyond, Can't Slow Down is a vivid journey to the very moment when pop was remaking itself, and the culture at large - one hit at a time.

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Author: Jancee Dunn
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 1473536790
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids Book Excerpt:

‘Clever, honest and hilarious . . . her book should become a baby shower classic.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Funny, honest and helpful.’ Grazia ‘Loads of useful, achievable advice.’ The Pool How did I become the ‘expert’ at changing a nappy? Jancee Dunn wondered. This, combined with a lack of sleep, a suddenly unfair division of household chores and her husband’s new found passion for very long bike rides, meant that Jancee found it hard to look at her well-meaning, clever, funny husband playing with his iPhone without feeling a white-hot rage. Like many expectant parents, they’d spent weeks researching the safest car seat but little time thinking about the titanic impact the baby would have on their marriage — and the way their marriage would affect their child. Tired of having the same fights over and over, Dunn consults the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of renowned sex and couples therapists, canvasses friends and parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an ‘explosive situation’. Could it be that the person who got her into this position is the ally she'd forgotten she had? Funny, honest and actually helpful, this book can’t do the washing but it might just save your marriage.

History of Rock n Roll in Ten Songs

History of Rock  n  Roll in Ten Songs
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 0300190301
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Rock n Roll in Ten Songs Book Excerpt:

The legendary critic and author of Mystery Train “ingeniously retells the tale of rock and roll” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Unlike previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs and dramatizes how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a new language, something new under the sun. “Transmission” by Joy Division. “All I Could Do Was Cry” by Etta James and then Beyoncé. “To Know Him Is to Love Him,” first by the Teddy Bears and almost half a century later by Amy Winehouse. In Marcus’s hands these and other songs tell the story of the music, which is, at bottom, the story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Slipping the constraints of chronology, Marcus braids together past and present, holding up to the light the ways that these striking songs fall through time and circumstance, gaining momentum and meaning, astonishing us by upending our presumptions and prejudices. This book, by a founder of contemporary rock criticism—and its most gifted and incisive practitioner—is destined to become an enduring classic. “One of the epic figures in rock writing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Marcus is our greatest cultural critic, not only because of what he says but also, as with rock-and-roll itself, how he says it.”—The Washington Post Winner of the Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award in Music Criticism, given by the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers

The Beatles Are Here

The Beatles Are Here
Author: Penelope Rowlands
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1616203617
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beatles Are Here Book Excerpt:

“This compulsively readable personal history . . . gathers the recollections of fans, writers, musicians, and artists” about the enduring impact of The Beatles (Publishers Weekly). The arrival of the Beatles in America was an unforgettable cultural touchstone. Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact—some might call it hysteria—of the Fab Four’s February 1964 dramatic landing on our shores. Contributors, including Lisa See, Gay Talese, Renée Fleming, Roy Blount, Jr., Greil Marcus, and many others, describe in essays and interviews how they were inspired by the Beatles. This intimate and entertaining collection arose from writer Penelope Rowlands’s own Beatlemaniac phase: she was one of the screaming girls captured in an iconic photograph that has since been published around the world—and is displayed on the cover of this book. The stories of these girls, who found each other again almost fifty years later, are part of this volume as well. The Beatles Are Here! gets to the heart of why, half a century later, the Beatles still matter to us so deeply.

Thank You Goodnight

Thank You  Goodnight
Author: Andy Abramowitz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1476791783
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thank You Goodnight Book Excerpt:

"Nick Hornby meets Almost Famous in this side-splittingly funny coming-of-middle-age debut novel about the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band who tries for one more swing at the fences"--

Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock
Author: Evelyn McDonnell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0316558869
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Rock Book Excerpt:

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music. In Women Who Rock, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists. With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.

A Convenient Parallel Dimension

A Convenient Parallel Dimension
Author: James Greene Jr.
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2022-11-01
ISBN: 1493048252
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Convenient Parallel Dimension Book Excerpt:

“Rarely has a movie this expensive provided so many quotable lines.” So wrote Roger Ebert in his review of Ghostbusters, the 1984 blockbuster that handed our paranormal fears over to some of the sharpest comic minds of the day. Ghostbusters instantly resonated with audiences thanks to eye-popping special effects and crackling wit; to date, it remains the highest-grossing horror comedy of all time. The film spawned an Emmy-nominated Saturday morning cartoon, a tentpole 1989 sequel, a contentious 2016 reboot, legions of merchandise, and one of the most dedicated fan bases in history. Ghostbusters also elevated its players to superstardom, something a few cast members found more daunting than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Now, for the first time, the entire history of the slime-soaked franchise is told in A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever. The cohesion of talent during the mid-’70s comedy revolution, the seat-of-their-pants creation of the first Ghostbusters, the explosive success that seemed to mandate a franchise, the five year struggle to make Ghostbusters II, the thirty-one-year struggle to make Ghostbusters III—it’s all here, with incredible attention to detail. Thoroughly researched and engaging, A Convenient Parallel Dimension smashes long-held myths and half truths about the dynamics behind this cultural juggernaut and presents the real story, down to the last drop of ectoplasm.

Bright Lights Prairie Dust

Bright Lights  Prairie Dust
Author: Karen Grassle
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1647423147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Lights Prairie Dust Book Excerpt:

Karen Grassle, the beloved actress who played Ma on Little House on the Prairie, grew up at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in a family where love was plentiful but alcohol wreaked havoc. In this candid memoir, Grassle reveals her journey to succeed as an actress even as she struggles to overcome depression, combat her own dependence on alcohol, and find true love. With humor and hard-won wisdom, Grassle takes readers on an inspiring journey through the political turmoil on ’60s campuses, on to studies with some of the most celebrated artists at the famed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and ultimately behind the curtains of Broadway stages and storied Hollywood sets. In these pages, readers meet actors and directors who have captivated us on screen and stage as they fall in love, betray and befriend, and don costumes only to reveal themselves. We know Karen Grassle best as the proud prairie woman Caroline Ingalls, with her quiet strength and devotion to family, but this memoir introduces readers to the complex, funny, rebellious, and soulful woman who, in addition to being the force behind those many strong women she played, fought passionately—as a writer, producer, and activist—on behalf of equal rights for women. Raw, emotional, and tender, Bright Lights celebrates and honors womanhood, in all its complexity.

Women in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Women in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes
Author: Peg A. Lamphier,Rosanne Welch
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1828
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 1610696034
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Cyndi Lauper 48 Success Facts Everything You Need to Know about Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper 48 Success Facts   Everything You Need to Know about Cyndi Lauper
Author: Heather Hawkins
Publsiher: Emereo Pty Limited
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 9781488876769
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyndi Lauper 48 Success Facts Everything You Need to Know about Cyndi Lauper Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive Biography yet of Cyndi Lauper. This book is your ultimate resource for Cyndi Lauper. Here you will find the most up-to-date 48 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Cyndi Lauper's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Billboard Hot 200 - Most consecutive number-one albums[http: //www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/957545/chart-beat-thursday-eminem-jason-derulo-cyndi-lauper Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper] Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2012[http: //www.billboard.com/articles/news/5785918/eminem-debuts-at-no-1-on-billboard-200-celine-dion-and-avril-lavigne-in-top Eminem Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne in Top Five] Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2013, Cyndi Lauper - 1993-1995: Hat Full of Stars and Twelve Deadly Cyns, Cyndi Lauper - 1953-1979: Early life, Cyndi Lauper - 1996-2000: Motherhood and Sisters of Avalon, Cyndi Lauper - Tours, Cyndi Lauper - 2008-2009: Bring Ya to the Brink, Cyndi Lauper - Tony Awards, Cyndi Lauper - 2005-2007: The Body Acoustic, Cyndi Lauper - 1983-1985: She's So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper - 2013-present: Kinky Boots, She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration more, Cyndi Lauper - 1986-1988: True Colors and Vibes, Cyndi Lauper - 2010-2012: The Celebrity Apprentice, Memphis Blues, memoir, Cyndi Lauper - 1989-1992: A Night to Remember and marriage, Billboard Top 200 - Most consecutive number-one albums[http: //www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/957545/chart-beat-thursday-eminem-jason-derulo-cyndi-lauper Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper] Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2012[http: //www.billboard.com/articles/news/5785918/eminem-debuts-at-no-1-on-billboard-200-celine-dion-and-avril-lavigne-in-top Eminem Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, and much more...

Coming of Age in Popular Culture Teenagers Adolescence and the Art of Growing Up

Coming of Age in Popular Culture  Teenagers  Adolescence  and the Art of Growing Up
Author: Donald C. Miller
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 144084061X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming of Age in Popular Culture Teenagers Adolescence and the Art of Growing Up Book Excerpt:

Documenting the evolution of teens and media from the 1950s through 2010, this book examines the films, books, television shows, and musical artists that impacted American culture and shaped the "coming of age" experience for each generation. • Presents concise content and detailed analysis written in an easy-to-understand style • Provides key historical context that enables readers to more clearly understand the significance of media presentations and their tremendous impact within our culture • Documents how media reflect the values and beliefs of a specific era but in some cases can also challenge these entrenched views and serve to change them

VJ

VJ
Author: Nina Blackwood,Mark Goodman,Alan Hunter,Martha Quinn
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 1451678134
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VJ Book Excerpt:

In this “highly entertaining snapshot of a wild-frontier moment in pop culture” (Rolling Stone), discover the wild and explosive true story of the early years of MTV directly from the original VJs. Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn (along with the late J. J. Jackson) had front-row seats to a cultural revolution—and the hijinks of pop music icons like Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Duran Duran—as the first VJs on the fledgling network MTV. From partying with David Lee Roth to flying on Bob Dylan’s private jet, they were on a breakneck journey through a music revolution. Boing beyond the compelling behind the scenes tales of this unforgettable era, VJ is also a coming-of-age story about the 1980s, its excesses, controversies, and everything in between. “At last—the real inside story of the MTV explosion that rocked the world, in all its giddy excess, from the video pioneers who saw all the hair, drugs and guitars up close. VJ is the wild, hilarious, addictive tale of how one crazy moment changed pop culture forever” (Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author).

Improvising Improvisation

Improvising Improvisation
Author: Gary Peters
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN: 022645276X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improvising Improvisation Book Excerpt:

There is an ever-increasing number of books on improvisation, ones that richly recount experiences in the heat of the creative moment, theorize on the essence of improvisation, and offer convincing arguments for improvisation’s impact across a wide range of human activity. This book is nothing like that. In a provocative and at times moving experiment, Gary Peters takes a different approach, turning the philosophy of improvisation upside-down and inside-out. Guided by Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, and especially Deleuze—and exploring a range of artists from Hendrix to Borges—Peters illuminates new fundamentals about what, as an experience, improvisation truly is. As he shows, improvisation isn’t so much a genre, idiom, style, or technique—it’s a predicament we are thrown into, one we find ourselves in. The predicament, he shows, is a complex entwinement of choice and decision. The performativity of choice during improvisation may happen “in the moment,” but it is already determined by an a priori mode of decision. In this way, improvisation happens both within and around the actual moment, negotiating a simultaneous past, present, and future. Examining these and other often ignored dimensions of spontaneous creativity, Peters proposes a consistently challenging and rigorously argued new perspective on improvisation across an extraordinary range of disciplines.

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Nomadland  Surviving America in the Twenty First Century
Author: Jessica Bruder
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 0393249328
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

The inspiration for Chloé Zhao's 2020 Golden Lion award-winning film starring Frances McDormand. "People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book." —Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads. Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Author: Jancee Dunn
Publsiher: Hutchinson
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 9780091959654
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Staging Women s Lives in Academia

Staging Women s Lives in Academia
Author: Michelle A. Massé,Nan Bauer-Maglin
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 1438464215
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staging Women s Lives in Academia Book Excerpt:

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages. Staging Women’s Lives in Academia demonstrates how ostensibly personal decisions are shaped by institutions and advocates for ways that workplaces, not women, must be changed. Addressing life stages ranging from graduate school through retirement, these essays represent a gamut of institutions and women who draw upon both personal experience and scholarly expertise. The contributors contemplate the slipperiness of the very categories we construct to explain the stages of life and ask key questions, such as what does it mean to be a graduate student at fifty? Or a full professor at thirty-five? The book explores the ways women in all stages of academia feel that they are always too young or too old, too attentive to work or too overly focused on family. By including the voices of those who leave, as well as those who stay, this collection signals the need to rebuild the house of academia so that women can have not only classrooms of their own but also lives of their own.