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King, Carole

Summary: This book is a memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with "Tapestry," which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KING, CAROLE KIN

Summary: Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Jo Ann Castle hosts this documentary on Liberace from the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. Includes excerpts from his 1950s television series and from his TV specials of the 70s and 80s and highlights some of the entertainer's best known numbers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2002

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LEG

Summary: Depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: For 18 months, award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary composer Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest artists of all time. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process and long time collaborators, Hicks provides a unique glimpse into the composer's life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber Films 2009

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

Adams, Noah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 786.2 ADA

Winston, Lolly

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life--but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

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Cliff, Nigel.

Summary: A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.--Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CLI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLIBURN, VAN CLI

Summary: In a triumphant career that lasted forty years Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet, his story has never been told. Until now. Atticus Brady's new film uses an astonishing array of archival materials interwoven with interviews with friends, family, and fellow musicians, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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Mortensen, Viggo

91 holds on 14 copies

Summary: During the nineteen sixties, a bouncer, whose nightclub closes for renovations, finds a temporary employment as a driver for black pianist Don Shirley going on a tour into the Deep South states.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entert. 2018

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Allen, Jeffery Renard

Summary: "In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Summary: Someone once said of jazz legend Erroll Garner that playing the piano for him was as easy as breathing is for you or for me. In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet his story has never been told. Until now.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ERR

Cutting, Linda Katherine.

Summary: Autobiography of concert pianist Linda Katherine Cutting, discussing her experiences as an incest survivor and how she found healing through her playing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Cutti

Goldsby, Robin Meloy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bass Lion 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GOLDSBY, ROBIN MELOY GOL

Summary: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, this HBO Films drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEH

Summary: Schubert's Impromptus allow the performer a chance to display considerable skill, but modern-day pianists have tended to neglect them. This program documents Martino Tirimo's spellbinding master class at the Royal Academy of Music, in which the B flat impromptu takes on a refreshing new shape and color. Pianists from the United States, Europe, and Asia immerse themselves in the beauty of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Liszt frequently expanded upon the work of previous composers to create new musical forms. His transcription of Verdi's Rigoletto was part of a completely new style of piano composition. In this program, Martino Tirimo guides students toward a mastery of the Rigoletto paraphrase and an understanding of its compositional layers. Assembled at London's Royal Academy of Music, pianists from the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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