Performing Arts

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“It smelled like a combination of mud and shit. But the fact that 400,000 people could be in an environment like that and generally be so euphoric is pretty extraordinary.“

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“Elvis in Vegas is a must-read for fans of Elvis and for all who are interested in the history of popular entertainment in America.” 

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“Renowned producer Mark Howard’s Listen Up! splits the difference between celebrity insights and tech-head talk, offering up candid but affectionate portraits of some of rock’s mos

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“Nearly 40 years after his death, Hitchcock still is a formidable influence on today’s movie aesthetics, a factor Paul Duncan emphasizes on every page of this book.”

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“Whether for a light read or deeper introspection, this book offers intriguing insights and opinions into the reasons why the creation of a 19th century teenaged author has become a referen

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“As a biography of a towering musical figure, Serving the Servant is a fascinating read for anybody with even a passing interest in Nirvana.

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"‘The truth of the Apollo's great history is the stuff of which myths are made.’"

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“This is a book that is read once, and then once again, and again—each time gaining new insight into a true maestro.”

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“Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions is populated by myriad photographs of Joni Mitchell—Joni singing, Joni gesticulating, Joni posing, Joni mugging, even Joni swimmi

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“Throughout his moviemaking career, Hughes relentlessly worked the Hollywood system to fuel his ego, his libido, and his ambition, but in the end, he was undone by his own paranoia.

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“This is a book for a recording enthusiast seeking a breezy discussion from a producer whose art was forged in a bygone era, but whose skills should be preserved for when big studios and bi

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While the history of the creative relationship between choreographer George Balanchine and impresario Lincoln Kirstein has been chronicled before in books on and by both subjects, James Steichen’s

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“Waleson’s reporting of the tumultuous history of NYCO is arts journalism at its best.

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“Playing to the Gods is a useful entry into the careers and lives of these two extraordinary artists.”

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There have been two excellent, lengthy biographies of director-choreographer Jerome Robbins: Deborah Jowitt’s Jerome Robbins and Amanda Vaill’s Somewhere: A Life of Jerome Robbins

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"Some stories are better than the books written about them and, sadly, this is one of them."

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On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus gave their final “Greatest Show on Earth” performance in Uniondale, NY.

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This account of the rise of punk in East Germany is openly the work of a devoted fan of that scene. Tim Mohr is upfront about his emotional investment in the topic.

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“an unsettling resonance that more triumphantly framed survivor stories rarely achieve.”

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By all appearances, the Bernsteins were a loving family.

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A dream come true. This is what Frank Verlizzo, aka Fraver, has been living.

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“[a] well-written memoir.”

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Laura Jacobs’ Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Dance delves into the lasting appeal of classical ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and, of course,

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Bob Fosse was a choreographic creative force of nature who invented his own dance genre that changed American musical theater in his time and for generations of Broadway dancers to come.

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Gold Dust Woman, the unauthorized biography of pop music legend Stevie Nicks, can be read two ways.

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