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And A Voice to Sing With

Author : Joan Baez
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• The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez’s perspective, but supported by a rich performance and historical archive, the documentary centers on her career as a musician, power as an artist, those who influenced her, and those she championed. She will also be on a 27-city U.S. tour starting July 2009.. • A musical force and a catalyst for social change: At the age of eighteen Baez was an international star with a Time magazine cover story; fifty years later she has thirty-three albums to her credit. She also marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed for supporting the draft resistance, and sang in the first Amnesty International tour. An extraordinary woman who has led an eventful life, Baez’s memoir is as honest, unpretentious, and courageous as she is. .

Lifting My Voice

Author : Barbara Hendricks
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Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.

Stand Up Straight and Sing

Author : Jessye Norman
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In this uplifting memoir, the acclaimed singer reflects “on life, the arts, and spirituality . . . Inspiring” (Booklist). Jessye Norman is one of the world’s most admired and beloved singers—and her life story is as moving and dramatic as the great operatic roles she has performed on stage. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she studied the piano and sang the songs of her childhood, never dreaming that this passion for music might lead to her life’s profession. Here she presents “a rich portrait of a childhood firmly grounded by family, church and community,” and recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers (The Wall Street Journal). She also discusses her relationship with the pioneering African American singer Marian Anderson—revealing the lifelong support she provided through her example of dignity and grace at all times. Norman also describes coming face-to-face with racism, both as a child living in the segregated South and as an adult out and about in the world. Filled with inspiration and wisdom, Stand Up Straight and Sing! is not just for lovers of music, but for everyone.

Memoirs of a Singing Birth

Author : Elena Skoko
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"Singer and artist Elena Skoko shares her life, thoughts and discoveries on the path to motherhood that takes her from Croatia to Rome, from Rome to Bali in search of the perfect birth. Memoirs of a Singing Birth is a story of a personal quest for natural birth that ends up in a rural village in the heart of the island of Gods with the help of "guerrilla midwife" Ibu Robin Lim. While giving birth, this rock'n'roll woman sang! You will find out how she succeeds to overcome the labor pains by using her voice. The book describes in detail the practice of lotus birth. Above all, this is a magic love story about a woman, a man and their child. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a non-profit natural birth center in Bali." -- taken from publisher website.

Memoir of a Gulag Actress

Author : Tamara Petkevich
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Memoirs Written by Himself and Continued to the Time of His Death from His Diary Notes and Other Papers by Wm Hazlitt

Author : Thomas Holcroft
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Over the Top and Back

Author : Tom Jones
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Discover the remarkably honest and captivating story of one of the world's greatest ever singing talents, Sir Tom Jones 'Brilliantly told' SUNDAY TIMES 'A terrific, star-studded journey' DAILY EXPRESS ______ 'For a lot of years, I've answered a lot of questions, but have never told my story before . . .' In a business where dreams are often short-lived, Sir Tom Jones has maintained his sensational career across six decades. Through his unrelenting love for what he does and his passion for working across every genre there is, the one constant throughout has been his unique musical gifts and unmistakable voice. But how did a boy from a Welsh coal-mining family attain success across the globe? And how has he survived the twists and turns of fame and fortune to not only stay exciting, but actually become more credible and interesting with age? In this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his past and tells the tale of his journey from wartime Pontypridd to LA and beyond. He reveals the stories behind the ups and downs of his fascinating and remarkable life, from the early heydays to the subsequent fallow years to his later period of artistic renaissance. It's the story nobody else knows or understands, told by the man who lived it, and written the only way he knows how: simply and from the heart. Raw, honest, funny and powerful, this is a memoir like no other from one of the world's greatest ever singing talents. ______ 'Packed with the kind of showbiz tales you don't get any more' Daily Express 'Hugely enjoyable' Daily Mail 'A book that gets to Jones's core' Daily Mirror 'This lively, thoughtful and entertaining account does justice to a remarkable life and career' Sunday Express 'A brilliant read full of charm' Woman & Home

Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft

Author : Thomas Holcroft
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Singing Lessons

Author : Judy Collins
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The respected singer and songwriter describes her journey of loss, grief, and recovery following the 1992 suicide of her son and the near-death of her companion of fifteen years, after which she explored the potential of the human soul. 35,000 first printing.

The Village Blacksmith Or Piety and Usefulness Exemplified in a Memoir of the Life of Samuel Hick Etc Tenth Edition

Author : James Everett
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Early Death Not Premature Being a Memoir of Francis L Mackenzie

Author : Charles Popham Miles
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The Poetical Works of H W Longfellow Edited with a Critical Memoir by W M Rossetti Illustrated by E Edwards

Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Memoir of Robert Wheaton

Author : Robert Wheaton
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Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs Mary Anna Boardman

Author : John Frederick Schroeder
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The Voice

Author : Thomas Quasthoff
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Describes the life and career of Thomas Quasthoff, a German bass baritone who overcame physical disabilities to become one of the most sought after classical singers in the world.

Letters and Memoir of the late Walter Augustus Shirley Edited by T Hill

Author : Walter Augustus SHIRLEY (Bishop of Sodor and Man.)
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Remains of H W Starr With a memoir of his life by his sister E C Starr

Author : Henry Wellington STARR
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The poetical works of Henry W Longfellow ed with a critical memoir by W M Rossetti illustr by W Lawson Illustr by T Seccombe

Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Brief Memoir of Major Gen Sir John Geo Woodford

Author : J. Fisher Crosthwaite
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The works of Ben Jonson with notes and a biogr memoir by W Gifford With intr and appendices by F Cunningham

Author : Ben Jonson
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