Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012

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Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2012. Notables who died include actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The Count of Sesame Street), comedian Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2012 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future issues.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015

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Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 404

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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2015, among them actors Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy and Maureen O’Hara, director Wes Craven, blues legend B.B. King, jazz innovator Ornette Coleman and novelist E.L. Doctorow. Obituaries of performers, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2015 are collected in this comprehensive reference work. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future volumes.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011

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Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786491345

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

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The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2011. Notables who died include Andy Rooney, Emmy Award–winning 60 Minutes commentator; Smokin’ Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion; rapper Heavy D; Jane Russell, Hollywood pin-up of 1940s and ’50s; and movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2011 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future issues.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013

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Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

View: 8876

Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2013 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future issues.

Yip Harburg

Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist

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Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571245

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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Known as “Broadway’s social conscience,” E. Y. Harburg (1896–1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “April in Paris,” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including “Over the Rainbow.” Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. Interweaving close to fifty interviews (most of them previously unpublished), over forty lyrics, and a number of Harburg’s poems, Harriet Hyman Alonso enables Harburg to talk about his life and work. He tells of his early childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his public school education, how the Great Depression opened the way to writing lyrics, and his work on Broadway and Hollywood, including his blacklisting during the McCarthy era. Finally, but most importantly, Harburg shares his commitment to human rights and the ways it affected his writing and his career path. Includes an appendix with Harburg’s key musicals, songs, and films.

Experimental Systems

Future Knowledge in Artistic Research

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Author: Michael Schwab

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 905867973X

Category: Art

Page: 230

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In the sciences, the experimental approach has proved its worth in generating what subsequently requires understanding. Can the emergent field of artistic research be inspired by recent thinking about the history and workings of science?

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

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Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Playing to the Camera

Musicians and Musical Performance in Documentary Cinema

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Author: Thomas Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501803

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Playing to the Camera is the first full-length study devoted to the musical performance documentary. Its scope ranges from rock concert films to experimental video art featuring modernist music. Unlike the 'music under' produced for films by unseen musicians, on-screen 'live' performances show us the bodies that produce the sounds we hear. Exploring the link between moving images and musical movement as physical gesture, this volume asks why performance is so often derided as mere skill whereas composition is afforded the status of art, a question that opens onto a broader critique of attitudes regarding mental and physical labor in Western culture.