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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Documentary DVDs, 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
Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 1
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Call number: DVD 800 GRE PART 7

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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Summary: "Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Contributors to Long Walk Home include...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rutgers University Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 782.4216 COH

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: This 43rd edition of the annual Pushcart Prize - the most celebrated literary series in America - is further proof that these days the heat and heart of contemporary writing is often found in small presses scattered around the country and the world, far from the pressures of commercial centers. As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize XLIII indicates, it is a diverse community constantly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Prize Fellowships Inc. 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 PUS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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 Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 781.5 BEN

Blackaby, Susan

Summary: "Meet Leo--a creative, shy, young boy in search of a special talent that he can share with the world. Curious and persistent, Leo tries all kinds of activities. Then, with the unknowing help of his sister, he discovers music. Leo may seem quiet, but the piano gives him a big voice, helps his confidence soar, and propels him to embrace the treasure inside him and share it with the world....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Loyala Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BLA

Bradbury, Ray

Summary: Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BRA

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
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
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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
Call number: CD 225 JOH

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

Nadler, Steven M.

Summary: "This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority--sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death--to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world ... Heretics! tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times in a vivid new way. Crisscrossing Europe as it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Consider This, Call number: 741.5 NAD

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
Call number: CD 221 REN Part 2

Reynolds, Gabriel Said

Summary: The central figure of the Qur'an is not Muhammad but Allah. The Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture, is marked above all by its call to worship Allah, and Allah alone. Yet who is the God of the Qur'an? What distinguishes the qur'anic presentation of God from that of the Bible? In this illuminating study, Gabriel Said Reynolds depicts a god of both mercy and vengeance, one who transcends simple...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 297.2 REY

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

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