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MacCarry, Noel

Summary: Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SEGER MAC

Light, Alan

Summary: "Inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIMONE, NINA LIG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 921 Simone 2016

Rannells, Andrew

Summary: When Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he saw the city as a chance to start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. Here he shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RANNELLS, ANDREW RAN

Szwed, John F.

Summary: "Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, ... jazz writer John Szwed considers how [Holiday's] life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOLIDAY, BILLIE SZW

Turner, Tina

Summary: The rock & roll legend examines her illustrious career and complicated personal life, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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Wilentz, Sean.

Summary: One of America's finest historians shows us how one of the country's greatest and most enduring artists still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan's work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DYLAN, BOB WIL

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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Brière-Haquet, Alice

Summary: With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SIM

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Summary: Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Szwed, John F.

Summary: Puslished in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talent. When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia's studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-centruy popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HOLIDAY, BILLIE SZW

DiFranco, Ani

Summary: "A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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Brownstein, Carrie

Summary: A "narrative of [rock guitarist and actor Brownstein's] escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWNSTEIN, CARRIE BRO

Braxton, Toni

Summary: The singer and star of "Braxton Family Values" reveals the measures she took to make herself and her family whole again after heart ailments and a diagnosis of lupus forced her to let go of her past and take charge of her own healing--physically and spiritually.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BRA

Seeger, Pete

Summary: "In this new book, we hear directly from the artist through the widest array of sources--letters, notes to himself, published articles, rough drafts, stories, and poetry--creating the most detailed picture available of Seeger as a musician, an activist, and a family man, in his own words and from his own perspective... The portrait that emerges is not a saint, not a martyr, but a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEEGER, PETE SEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Seeger 2012

Summary: Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, some never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

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

Bullock, Darryl W.

Summary: "Madame Jenkins couldn't carry a tune in a bucket: despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score. Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly-prized today. In his well-researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W. Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JENKINS, FLORENCE FOSTER BUL

Morgan, Michelle

Summary: A look at Madonna’s career on the 30th anniversary of her first major tour.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Robinson 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADONNA MOR

Cumming, Alan

Summary: In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CUMMING, ALAN CUM

Cumming, Alan

Summary: A beloved star of stage, television, and film, Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father--a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood. When television producers in the United Kingdom approached him to appear on a popular...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CUMMING, ALAN CUM

Griffiths, Katie

Summary: The reigning queen of the music industry, Beyonc Knowles has left an indelible mark on the entertainment biz. Since climbing to fame as the lead vocalist of Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, she has built an impressive career as a songwriter, producer, actress, dancer, and philanthropist. Readers will follow Beyonc 's development as an artist and learn about her artistry, philanthropy, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BEY

Mentzel, Cara

Summary: "Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister--looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEN

Richards, Matt

Summary: "For the first time, readers have access to [an] ... account of the crucial moments leading up to Jackson's demise. Drawing on court documents and testimonials, [the book] presents a multi-perspective tracking of every individual involved and the part they played as the tragedy unfolded, examining forensically the mystery of the 83 minutes that elapsed from the moment Dr. Murray suggested he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 782 RIC

Conroy, Tyler.

Summary: Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWIFT, TAYLOR CON

Feek, Rory Lee

Summary: "Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey's passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he's making now to lead his family into the future"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LPB FEEK FEE