Love Walked in

Love Walked in
Author: Marisa De los Santos
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780141022819
Category: Custody of children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Walked in Book Excerpt:

'My life - my real life - started when a man walked into it, a handsome stranger in a perfectly cut suit, and, yes, I know how that sounds.' For 31-year-old Cornelia Brown, life is a series of movie moments, and 'Jimmy Stewart is always and indisputably the best man in the world, unless Cary Grant should happen to show up'. So imagine Cornelia's delight when her very own Cary Grant walks through the door of the hip Philadelphia cafe. But when Cornelia meets 11-year-old Clare, their lives are forever changed in unexpected ways . . . Funny, touching and smart, Love Walked In is a winning tribute to classic film and true romance.

Love Walked In

Love Walked In
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-11-28
ISBN: 1101213353
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Walked In Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times bestselling author of I'd Give Anything and I’ll Be Your Blue Sky comes a “bewitching, warmhearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where you’d least expect it” (Jennifer Weiner). When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs—eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother—goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Seven Against Thebes

Seven Against Thebes
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1991
ISBN: 0195070070
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Against Thebes Book Excerpt:

The third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters.

Latin Hitchcock

Latin Hitchcock
Author: Dona Kercher
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN: 0231850735
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin Hitchcock Book Excerpt:

This study explores how five major directors—Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Alex de la Iglesia, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan José Campanella—modeled their early careers on Hitchcock and his film aesthetics. In shadowing Hitchcock, their works embraced the global aspirations his movies epitomize. Each section of the book begins with an extensive study, based on newspaper accounts, of the original reception of Hitchcock's movies in either Spain or Latin America and how local preferences for genre, glamour, moral issues, and humor affected their success. The text brings a new approach to world film history, showcasing both the commercial and artistic importance of Hitchcock in Spain and Latin America

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin
Author: Philip Furia
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1997-07-24
ISBN: 0190283386
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ira Gershwin Book Excerpt:

To the perennial question "which comes first, the music or the words?" Ira Gershwin always responded, "the contract." The jest reveals both Ira's consummate professionalism and the self-effacing wit with which he ducked the spotlight whenever possible. Yet the ingeniously inventive melodies George Gershwin composed for such classic songs as "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," "Fascinating Rhythm," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Love is Here to Stay" live on in no small part because of the equally unforgettable lyrics of Ira Gershwin, lines crafted with a precision that earned him the sobriquet "The Jeweller" among his Broadway peers. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, the older and less flamboyant of the Gershwin brothers at last steps out of the shadows to claim his due as one of American songwriting's most important and enduring innovators. Philip Furia traces the development of Ira Gershwin's lyrical art from his early love of light verse and Gilbert and Sullivan, through his apprentice work in Tin Pan Alley, to his emergence as a prominent writer for the Broadway musical theater in the 1920s. Furia illuminates his work in satirical operettas such as Of Thee I Sing and Strike Up the Band, the smart "little" revues of the 1930s, and his contributions to the opera Porgy and Bess. After describing the Gershwin brothers' brief but brilliant work in Hollywood before George's sudden death--work that produced such classics as "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"--Furia follows Ira's career through such triumphs as Lady in the Dark with Kurt Weill, Cover Girl with Jerome Kern, and A Star is Born, with Harold Arlen. Along the way, Furia provides much insight into the art of the lyricist and he captures the magic of a golden era when not only the Gershwins, but Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Gertrude Lawrence, Fred Astaire, and other luminaries made the lights of Broadway and the Hollywood screen shine brighter than ever before. From his first major success, the now-classic "The Man I Love" (1924) to his last great hit, "The Man That Got Away" (1954), Ira Gershwin wrote the words to some of America's most loved standards. In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, Philip Furia illuminates the craft behind this remarkable achievement to reveal how Gershwin took the everyday speech of ordinary Americans and made it sing.

Hit Songs 1900 1955

Hit Songs  1900 1955
Author: Don Tyler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2007-04-02
ISBN: 0786429461
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hit Songs 1900 1955 Book Excerpt:

This is a chronology of the most famous songs from the years before rock 'n' roll. The top hits for each year are described, including vital information such as song origin, artist(s), and chart information. For many songs, the author includes any web or library holdings of sheet music covers, musical scores, and free audio files. An extensive collection of biographical sketches follows, providing performing credits, relevant professional awards, and brief biographies for hundreds of the era's most popular performers, lyricists, and composers. Includes an alphabetical song index and bibliography.

Expressions from the Heart

Expressions from the Heart
Author: Debi White
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN: 147715180X
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressions from the Heart Book Excerpt:

Expressions from the Heart, Poems of Love, Life, and Perseverance, is a compilation of the words that helped shaped who Debi White is, and what she wants to be. God has always shown her the way, and put just the right essay or poem in her path to keep her grounded. Some of the poems are cited, while others are not. The purpose of the book is to share with family, friends, and the world, the words that have touched her heart over the years.

George Gershwin

George Gershwin
Author: Larry Starr
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN: 0300168624
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Gershwin Book Excerpt:

In this welcome addition to the immensely popular Yale Broadway Masters series, Larry Starr focuses fresh attention on George Gershwin’s Broadway contributions and examines their centrality to the composer’s entire career. Starr presents Gershwin as a composer with a unified musical vision—a vision developed on Broadway and used as a source of strength in his well-known concert music. In turn, Gershwin’s concert-hall experience enriched and strengthened his musicals, leading eventually to his great “Broadway opera,” Porgy and Bess. Through the prism of three major shows—Lady Be Good (1924), Of Thee I Sing (1931), and Porgy and Bess (1935)—Starr highlights Gershwin’s distinctive contributions to the evolution of the Broadway musical. In addition, the author considers Gershwin’s musical language, his compositions for the concert hall, and his movie scores for Hollywood in the light of his Broadway experience.

The Poets of Tin Pan Alley

The Poets of Tin Pan Alley
Author: Philip Furia,Laurie J. Patterson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190906464
Category: Lyricists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poets of Tin Pan Alley Book Excerpt:

"Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein, so the story goes, once overheard someone praise "Ol' Man River" as a "great Kern song." "I beg your pardon," she said, "But Jerome Kern did not write 'Ol' Man River.' Mr. Kern wrote dum dum dum da; my husband wrote ol' man river." It's easy to understand her frustration. While the years between World Wars I and II have long been hailed as the "golden age" of American popular song, it is the composers, not the lyricists, who always usually get top billing. "I love a Gershwin tune" too often means just that-the tune-even though George Gershwin wrote many unlovable tunes before he began working with his brother Ira in 1924. Few people realize that their favorite "Arlen" songs each had a different lyricist-Ted Koehler for "Stormy Weather," Yip Harburg for "Over the Rainbow," Johnny Mercer for "That Old Black Magic." Only Broadway or Hollywood buffs know which "Kern" songs get their wry touch from Dorothy Fields, who would flippantly rhyme "fellow" with "Jello," and which of Kern's sonorous melodies got even lusher from Otto Harbach, who preferred solemn rhymes like "truth" and "forsooth." Jazz critics sometimes pride themselves on ignoring the lyrics to Waller and Ellington "instrumentals," blithely consigning Andy Razaf or Don George to oblivion"--

George Gershwin

George Gershwin
Author: Norbert Carnovale
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780313260032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Gershwin Book Excerpt:

American composer George Gershwin, an icon of the American Jazz Age, indelibly marked 20th-century music, with many of his works becoming standards in the popular and jazz music repertory. This major bibliography includes a brief biography, which examines Gershwin's influence and situates him within the cultural context of his time, a complete cross-reference list of all his compositions, a discography of more than 1,150 items, and a descriptive filmography. The extensive bibliography includes writings by both George and Ira and more than 2,100 entries about George's compositions.

Shimmering Waters of Gold

Shimmering Waters of Gold
Author: Joyce S. Savage
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2022-09-19
ISBN: 1665568070
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shimmering Waters of Gold Book Excerpt:

Joyce Savage speaks from the heart, in this poetry book which talks about, love, hope, empowerment, passion and emotions. Open these pages and get comfortable on your couch. Feel the emotions and think deeply about the life and the world around you. Shimmering Waters of Gold’s intent is to inspire, impress, impact and spell bind its readers. Trying to exist in a world that is changing daily. The author challenges herself and her disappointments and has transformed them into a literary work known as “Shimmering Waters of Gold.” When nothing but trepidations engulf And life’s source sinks like the day stand A beam your face cannot embrace The lips are frozen in a stance Still I hope you laugh I hope you laugh Because there is always tomorrow

The Flamingos

The Flamingos
Author: Todd R. Baptista
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN: 147663789X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flamingos Book Excerpt:

 “The first full-length study of the group, doesn’t disappoint: this is a meticulously researched and very well organized account of their fortunes and changing personnel… Baptista laid [the facts] out in these pages with such admirable clarity… Baptista has marshalled a mass of information with considerable skill.”—Pismotality Formed by five young black men from Chicago, the Flamingos rose to prominence as one of the top vocal acts of the 1950s rock and roll explosion. They appeared in motion pictures and turned out a string of hit records that have remained popular for more than a half-century. Providing a wealth of never-before-told stories of the influential quintet and their experiences in a white-dominated industry, this book details the back-room record deals, life on the road, the creative process, meticulous recording sessions and live performances, based on interviews with original members and those who worked with them.

The Best Songs Ever

The Best Songs Ever
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1540042308
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Songs Ever Book Excerpt:

(Easy Guitar). 70 all-time hits arranged for easy guitar are included in this updated 6th edition: All I Ask of You * Body and Soul * Crazy * Georgia on My Mind * Imagine * Just the Way You Are * Let It Be * Memory * Moon River * My Favorite Things * Over the Rainbow * Piano Man * Satin Doll * Stormy Weather * Tears in Heaven * Top of the World * Unchained Melody * We've Only Just Begun * Yesterday * You Raise Me Up * and more. (Does not include tablature.)

The Gershwins and Me

The Gershwins and Me
Author: Michael Feinstein,Ian Jackman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 1451645309
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gershwins and Me Book Excerpt:

Presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of twelve of their most enduring songs including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay."

The Gershwins and Me Enhanced Edition

The Gershwins and Me  Enhanced Edition
Author: Michael Feinstein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 1476709424
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gershwins and Me Enhanced Edition Book Excerpt:

This special enhanced eBook includes twelve Gershwin classics performed by Michael Feinstein and commentary from the author on the music and the lives of George and Ira Gershwin. From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs. The “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein was just twenty years old when he got the chance of a lifetime: a job with his hero, Ira Gershwin. During their six-year partnership, the two became close friends. Feinstein blossomed under Gershwin’s mentorship and Gershwin was reinvigorated by the younger man’s zeal for his and his brother George’s legacy. Now, in The Gershwins and Me, the only book of its kind, Michael Feinstein shares unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song, along with rare Gershwin memorabilia he’s collected through the years. From “Strike Up the Band” to “Love Is Here to Stay,” each of the twelve chapters highlights one of the Gershwins’ classic songs, exploring the brothers’ lives, illuminating what the music meant to them, and telling the stories of how their iconic tunes came to life. Throughout the star-studded narrative, Feinstein unfolds the moving chronicle of his own life with the Gershwins, describing his vision for their enduring presence today. No other writer could give us such an authoritative inside perspective on these titans of American culture—and no other writer could include such a soulful collection of music as Feinstein’s original recordings of the twelve songs. A timeless classic and the definitive account of the Gershwins and their legacy, The Gershwins and Me will having you humming with every turn of the page.

The Man Who Ate the 747

The Man Who Ate the 747
Author: Ben Sherwood
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-11-04
ISBN: 0307428567
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Ate the 747 Book Excerpt:

This is the story of the greatest love, ever.... J. J. Smith, Keeper of the Records for The Book of Records, is an ordinary man searching for the extraordinary. J.J. has clocked the world’s longest continuous kiss. He has verified the lengthiest single unbroken apple peel. He has tasted the world’s largest menu item. But J.J. has never witnessed great love. That is, until he comes to a tiny town in the American heartland. Here J.J. discovers a world record attempt like no other. Piece by piece, a farmer is eating a Boeing 747 to prove his love for a woman. But when J.J. unexpectedly falls in love with the same woman, a woman as outwardly cynical as he is, J.J. learns why records are made to be broken...and why the greatest wonders in life can never be measured.

The Sailboat and Other Romances

 The Sailboat  and Other Romances
Author: W. S. Walton
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 1728332281
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sailboat and Other Romances Book Excerpt:

These collected stories were inspired by personal experience and places, things and people known to the author, and he thinks of all of the stories as romances for which he has a great affection.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

America s Songs II

America s Songs II
Author: Michael Lasser
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-03
ISBN: 1135094527
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Songs II Book Excerpt:

America’s Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years continues to tell the stories behind popular songs in our country’s history, serving as a sequel to the bestselling America’s Songs: Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. Beginning in 1890 and ending in post-war America, America's Songs II is a testament to the richness of popular music in the first half of the 20th century. This volume builds on the unique features of the first volume, delving deeper into the nature of the collaboration between well-known songwriters of the time but also shedding light on some of the early performers to turn songs into hits. The book’s structure – a collection of short easy-to-read essays – allows the author to provide historical context to certain songs, but also to demonstrate how individual songs facilitated the popularity of specific genres, including ragtime, jazz, and blues, which subsequently reshaped the landscape of American popular music. America’s Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years will appeal to American popular music enthusiasts but will also serve as an ideal reference guide for students or as a supplement in American music courses.

Our Last Walk

Our Last Walk
Author: Louis Hoffman,Michael Moats,Tom Greening
Publsiher: University Professors Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-06-24
ISBN: 1939686350
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Last Walk Book Excerpt:

Losing a pet is a deeply painful experience, yet often misunderstood by many who see the beloved pet as "Just a pet." Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets is a powerful resource for those experiencing pet loss and those who are supporting others who have lost a pet. Filled with powerful, authentic poems expressing loss, Our Last Walk helps the grieving person find words for their loss while sharing in the experience of others who have traversed that same painful journey. More than a book of tears, Our Last Walk also helps people to remember their beloved pet, preserving the love and memories of relationship. Through this book, many will find encouragement, healing, and hope.