Performing Arts

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393241921
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

Wonder why the music your kids listen to sounds the way it does? This is a gripping look at today's music industry, which will help you tell your Katy Perrys from your Kesha's - and fully appreciate the wizardry behind today's hit music. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

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ISBN: 9780385347013
Availability: Backordered
Published: Three Rivers Press - September 15th, 2015

You have the power to decide how Neil Patrick Harris’s life goes! Isn’t it scary to have that much power? Harris is such a talented individual who has led quite an interesting life thus far. A fun, adventurous, and even interactive read! ~ Reviewed by Misha D'Andrea

The Flick

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ISBN: 9781559364584
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - September 30th, 2014

The Flick is a poignant play by Baker that won the Pulitzer Prize, not too shabby. A beautiful statement on humanity, as well as what is lost when there are gains in technology. It is brief, deep, and has some incredibly quirky and moving characters. ~ Reviewed by Misha D'Andrea

Dear Mr. You

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ISBN: 9781501107832
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker has written an extremely accessible and candid memoir. Taking the form of letters sent to the men who have played pivotal roles in her life, "Dear Mr You" is a far cry from your typical Hollywood tell-all. Parker has the talent of a novelist, and a gift for telling her stories with heart and clarity. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll

Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

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ISBN: 9781594748011
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Published: Quirk Books - September 15th, 2015

Finally, my fellow long-suffering Murray Maniacs (Murriacs?) have a book that is a dream come true. Formatted as an encyclopedia, TBBBBM is a treasure trove of Bill Facts, movie reviews, revealing behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt, and candid remarks from Murray’s co-stars. Because Bill is such a notorious recluse, this may be the closest we get to a career-spanning biography any time soon. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll

Not My Father's Son

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ISBN: 9780062225078
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 5th, 2015

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and devastatingly stylish, just like Alan Cumming. A compulsively readable account of Cumming's tumultuous relationship with his father. ~ Reviewed by Lily Ringler


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