Performing Arts


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Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101886960
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - November 3rd, 2015

Leah Remini takes us through her experience with Scientology with the same attitude and humor that she brought to her character on "King of Queens". From joining as a young teen in NYC to donating over $1 million as a celebrity, you get to see an inside view of the mysterious group founded by L Ron Hubbard. Fascinating! ~ Reviewed by Jess Elder

The Art of Star Wars

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cover Image
By Phil Szostak, Rick Carter (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781419717802
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Published: Abrams - December 18th, 2015

An amazing look behind the scenes at the creation of my new favorite movie. This collection follows the entire creative process of the film, from pre-visualization, all the way up to finished shots from the movie. There's a wealth of content here, and some abandoned ideas that are absolutely credible to see for Star Wars fans. I mean, how cool would it have been to see Vader return as a Force Ghost? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story Cover Image
By Elaine Paige (Foreword by), DK
ISBN: 9781465438867
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: DK - October 27th, 2015

A lavishly illustrated history of a uniquely American art form. The history of the musical -- in both its theater and Hollywood incarnations-- is traced from humble vaudeville origins to its major prominence today. This elegant book includes capsule biographies and interviews with some of the people whose names have become synonymous with the word musical. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439194065
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 24th, 2015

A meticulous biography of the legendary film actress, who began her career as a chorus girl in New York. This extensive work encompasses the years from Stanwyck's birth in 1907 to 1940, when she was at the height of her fame. Tough childhood, tough business, one tough lady, who deserved a book as good as this one. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light by Carlos Santana - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316244909
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 3rd, 2015

From poverty in Mexico to the '60s in San Francisco to Woodstock and decades of touring and great music. A true musician and a great guy. What a fun read! ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


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Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190262440
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2015

You probably didn’t realize how close Julie Andrews came to destroying Hollywood. This is a delightfully readable account of a period in movie history when all the major studios were desperately trying to emulate the success of The Sound of Music. Vastly informative and entertaining without ever being smug or catty, A must read for film buffs. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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