Performing Arts

Not My Father's Son

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Not My Father's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
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

Making Masterpiece

Eaton, who has been head of Masterpiece Theater for more than 25 years, reveals personal and behind-the-scenes anecdotes and interviews many of the writers, directors, producers and other contributors to the classic program. A must for PBS fans. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

One Way Out

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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band Cover Image
By Alan Paul, Butch Trucks (Foreword by), Butch Trucks (Introduction by), Jaimoe (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781250040503
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 24th, 2015

Through extensive interviews with band members and crew, Paul weaves together a comprehensive and compelling accounting of the ABB's musical and cultural legacy. A chronological retelling of band history, but more so a revealing look at an American musical icon- Duane Allman. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine

John Wayne

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John Wayne: The Life and Legend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439199596
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 21st, 2015

He was born with the name Marion Morrison, but he spent his adult life perfecting and maintaining an image called John Wayne, who personified traits that the country recognized and embraced as uniquely American, Wayne claimed to be a reluctant actor and he never thought of himself as an accomplished one. He liked everyone -- except Harry Cohen -- and everyone liked him, but his personal life seldom mirrored that of the screen characters he played so memorably for so long. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

I Don't Know What You Know Me From

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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806734
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Published: Anchor - April 28th, 2015

You know you have seen her but maybe you can't place where. The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Arrested Development, and about 75 more television or film spots to choose from. Judy Greer's memoir is laugh-out-loud funny! Her stories are relatable and witty! Very fun read! ~ Reviewed by Jessica Elder

Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin Cover Image
By Paul Cronin (Editor)
ISBN: 9780571259779
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 2nd, 2014

The German film director Werner Herzog has dragged boats over mountains, eaten his shoe, threatened to kill his leading man, and turned up on Parks & Rec - all in the name of art. This book-length interview is full of inspiration for dreamers and tall tales for the credulous. Essential! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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