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Summary: The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Summary: "In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIR

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC DAW

Summary: This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned to history. But how did this happen and who organized it? In this film Gore Vidal's acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. The film dramatizes Gore's political...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bullfrog Films 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GOR

Summary: Surveys over 70 literary geniuses and masterpieces of western literature. Examines the works, styles, themes and relationships with one another and the role they played both within the context of their own times and within the larger span of literary history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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8 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 800 GRE
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Summary: Based on the original recordings from the week-long meeting between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut in 1962--the same ones used as the basis of the book Hitchcock/Truffaut--this documentary film explores the skill and talent of Alfred Hitchcock on film and includes analysis and commentary from some of today's premier filmmakers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: An anthology of essays from a chorus of twenty-nine luminaries singing the praises of their favorite Beatles songs.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 781.5 IN

Summary: A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAT

Summary: In 2012, jihadists took control of northern Mali, imposing one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law, and crucially for Mali, banning music. Radio stations destroyed, instruments burned and overnight, Mali's musicians were forced into hiding or exile where many remain even now. Follow Mali's musicians as they fight to keep music alive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THE

Summary: This performance-based music documentary shares intimate discussions with various iconic contemporary New Orleans musicians, highlighting their history and upbringing, while demonstrating how a musical tradition has shaped their identity, community, and learning environment for the youth of the Crescent City. Comprised of four years of interviews, cityscape cinematography, studio performances,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Bentley, Bill

Summary: In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2017

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 781.5 BEN

Brown, William P.

Summary: All too often Scripture is read only to find answers to life’s perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But William Brown argues that if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder. In this book Brown helps readers develop an orientation toward the biblical text that embraces wonder. He explores...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 220.6 BRO

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
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Johnson, Luke Timothy.

Summary: A series of twelve lectures examining St. Paul, his writings, and his message, presented by Luke Timothy Johnson, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2001

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: 225 JOH
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Lawrence, Tim

Summary: "As the 1970s gave way to the '80s, New York's party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by its creativity, intensity, and hybridity. [This book] chronicles this tumultuous time, charting the sonic and social eruptions that took place in the city's subterranean party venues as well as the way they cultivated breakthrough movements in art, performance, video, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 LAW

Mordden, Ethan

Summary: Ethan Mordden has been hailed as "a sharp-eared listener and a discerning critic," by Opera News, which compares his books to "dinner with a knowledgeable, garrulous companion." The "preeminent historian of the American musical" (New York Times), he "brings boundless energy and enthusiasm buttressed by an arsenal of smart anecdotes" (Wall Street Journal). Now Mordden offers an entirely fresh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792 MOR

Rendsburg, Gary.

Summary: Explores the book of Genesis showing us how we might read, hear, think about--and feel--its words as an ancient Hebrew would have, allowing us to gain a new appreciation of one of the most remarkable literary compositions from the ancient world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2006

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 221 REN Part 1
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Roffman, Karin

Summary: "The first biography of an American master. The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery -- the winner of nearly every major American literary award -- reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters. Drawing on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ASHBERY, JOHN ROF

Schiff, David.

Summary: Elliott Carter (1908-2012) was the foremost composer of classical music in America during the second half of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades, he consistently produced works that critics hailed as creatively daring, intellectually demanding, and emotionally complex. Distancing himself from the various "schools" and movements that grew and waned in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, ELLIOTT SCH

White, Adam.

Summary: "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WHI

Summary: University of Michigan professor Eric S. Rabkin discusses the fantastic in its most important modern variety, science fiction, as part of the entire course on fantasy literature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 MAS
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Summary: This is the definitive history of AC/DC on video. DVD 1 starts with their breakthrough performance of "Baby please don't go" on Australian television, through early promo clips, their rare turn on '70s mainstay "The midnight special" and ends with the Spanish television performance taped just ten days before singer Bon Scott's death. DVD 2 traces the classic '80s and '90s videos and includes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Epic Music Video 2005

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Summary: Explores the hidden history of the American exploitation film. From the tents of carnie roadshows of the early 20th century to "Nudie Cuties," blood-soaked gore fests, biker flicks, blaxploitation and beyond. Looks at the films, the filmmakers, shysters and hustlers who made it all happen. Includes over 2 hours of outtakes, classic grindhouse trailers, and long lost, never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Summary: Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EVE