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Broadway Lights
  • Author : Jen Calonita
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 031607232X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Her star power in demand on a hit Broadway play, Hollywood teen starlet Kaitlin Burke packs up her entourage (ok, her showbiz family, friends, assistant, and publicist, but not the dreamy boyfriend) and moves to the Big Apple for the summer. Kaitlin is the toast of the town and she hits the most exclusive New York nightspots, enjoys the best food (Hello, Magnolia Bakery), and even guests as a celebrity host on Saturday Night Live! But New York isn't all cupcakes and virgin daiquiris. Long distance and a handsome new costar put a huge strain on her relationship with Austin, and it turns out Broadway divas are a whole different breed of neuroses and competition from Hollywood starlets. The star-studded fifth book in Jen Calonita's six-book Secrets of My Hollywood Life series.

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    Lights on Broadway
  • Author : Harriet Ziefert,Elliot Kreloff,Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 193470668X
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Brightly illustrated compendium includes an introduction by Mitchell, quotes from famous Broadway performers, and theater facts and trivia.

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    Lights
  • Author : Rajiv Kapoor
  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781458215598
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vera Lights is a former Broadway star whose life has taken a new direction. Now a single mother living in a hotel in midtown Manhattan with her two young children, Henry and Loretta, Vera does her best to protect and nurture them, despite her meager resources. Alone after failed marriages and with seemingly no hope for a career revival, she must rely on her inner strength to carry her through her exhausting days. While Vera works as a waitress in a Broadway diner to make ends meet, Henry and Loretta grow up in a dark, challenging world in which vagrants, pimps and drug dealers own the street corners, police turn a blind eye, and tourists avoid Times Square. But as life comes full circle and a resurrection of Broadway and midtown Manhattan begins, Vera and her children may be able to rise from the depths of despair and breathe life back into their dreams. Lights is a poignant, sweeping story of revival as a Broadway actress attempts to restore her hope, faith, and separate destinies for her family while living in a city marked by hate, ignorance, and poverty.

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    Sets, Lights, & Lunacy
  • Author : Lloyd Burlingame
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1489587527
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Sets, Lights, and Lunacy, A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway and in Opera, chronicles the bright sunset of 'The Great White Way.' Focusing on the 'sixties and seventies, ' it illuminates a unique link in the long chain of theatre history. As a Broadway stage designer during the great heyday of prolific producer, David Merrick, Burlingame enjoyed more than his share of the spectacular ups and downs, hilarities and epiphanies of a theatre career. Collaborating with a variety of directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, George Abbott, Peter Brook, George Roy Hill, and Peter Hall, made for a wide spectrum of experiences to share. When he moved from the world of theatre to the realm of opera, he had the rare opportunity to design new productions for divas Beverly Sills, Martina Arroyo, Joan Sutherland, and Leontyne Price. The reader is invited to join him backstage to meet a colorful cast of characters, and to experience the roller-coaster ride of a show business career.

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    Times Square Spectacular
  • Author : Darcy Tell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780060884338
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  • Genre : Design
  • A visual history of Times Square from the late 19th century to today, rich with rarely seen photographs of the neighborhood's shimmering, pre-World War II electric advertising signs. In Times Square Spectacular, Darcy Tell traces the 100-year story of Times Square using rare photographs and hand-colored lantern slides, maps, restaurant menus, theater programs, magazine covers, postcards, sheet music, and archival documents. Presenting even the most familiar elements of Times Square lore with fresh, eye-catching detail, she pays special tribute to ad man extraordinaire Douglas Leigh's arrival in the early 1930s, which brought a stunning new era of electric brightness and innovation. Leigh dominated the Broadway streetscape for nearly 50 years, stopping traffic with special-effects billboards such as the legendary Camel cigarettes "smoke rings" sign. Covering both Times Square's infamous decline as well as its hard-wrought, present-day revival, Times Square Spectacular is the first pictorial history of the legendary American landmark.

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    Secrets of My Hollywood Life
  • Author : Jen Calonita
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0316049263
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What if... Your picture was taped inside teenage boys' lockers across America, your closets were bursting with never-worn designer clothing, and the tabloids constantly asked whether you were losing your "good girl" status? It's a glamorous life, but sixteen-year-old Kaitlin Burke, costar of one of the hottest shows on TV, is exhausted from the pressures of fame. Then she hits on an outrageously daring solution, one that has to remain top secret or it will jeopardize everything she's ever worked for. Don't miss the first book in Jen Calonita's six-book Secrets of My Hollywood Life series!

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    Blue-Collar Broadway
  • Author : Timothy R. White
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780812246629
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  • Genre : History
  • Behind the scenes of New York City's Great White Way, virtuosos of stagecraft have built the scenery, costumes, lights, and other components of theatrical productions for more than a hundred years. But like a good magician who refuses to reveal secrets, they have left few clues about their work. Blue-Collar Broadway recovers the history of those people and the neighborhood in which their undersung labor occurred. Timothy R. White begins his history of the theater industry with the dispersed pre-Broadway era, when components such as costumes, lights, and scenery were built and stored nationwide. Subsequently, the majority of backstage operations and storage were consolidated in New York City during what is now known as the golden age of musical theater. Toward the latter half of the twentieth century, decentralization and deindustrialization brought the emergence of nationally distributed regional theaters and performing arts centers. The resulting collapse of New York's theater craft economy rocked the theater district, leaving abandoned buildings and criminal activity in place of studios and workshops. But new technologies ushered in a new age of tourism and business for the area. The Broadway we know today is a global destination and a glittering showroom for vetted products. Featuring case studies of iconic productions such as Oklahoma! (1943) and Evita (1979), and an exploration of the craftwork of radio, television, and film production around Times Square, Blue-Collar Broadway tells a rich story of the history of craft and industry in American theater nationwide. In addition, White examines the role of theater in urban deindustrialization and in the revival of downtowns throughout the Sunbelt.

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    Electric Light
  • Author : Sandy Isenstadt
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9780262347327
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • How electric light created new spaces that transformed the built environment and the perception of modern architecture. In this book, Sandy Isenstadt examines electric light as a form of architecture—as a new, uniquely modern kind of building material. Electric light was more than just a novel way of brightening a room or illuminating a streetscape; it brought with it new ways of perceiving and experiencing space itself. If modernity can be characterized by rapid, incessant change, and modernism as the creative response to such change, Isenstadt argues, then electricity—instantaneous, malleable, ubiquitous, evanescent—is modernity's medium. Isenstadt shows how the introduction of electric lighting at the end of the nineteenth century created new architectural spaces that altered and sometimes eclipsed previously existing spaces. He constructs an architectural history of these new spaces through five examples, ranging from the tangible miracle of the light switch to the immaterial and borderless gloom of the wartime blackout. He describes what it means when an ordinary person can play God by flipping a switch; when the roving cone of automobile headlights places driver and passenger at the vertex of a luminous cavity; when lighting in factories is seen to enhance productivity; when Times Square became an emblem of illuminated commercial speech; and when the absence of electric light in a blackout produced a new type of space. In this book, the first sustained examination of the spatial effects of electric lighting, Isenstadt reconceives modernism in architecture to account for the new perceptual conditions and visual habits that followed widespread electrification.

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    Sing for Your Supper
  • Author : Ethan Mordden
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781466893474
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by taking a look at this forgotten era. Shows like Anything Goes brought the glitter of Cole Porter and Merman's brass to the public. Innovations in dance were pioneered by Balanchine and others. Scenic advancements made Astaire's The Band Wagon move across the stage in novel ways. Gershwin's revolutionary Porgy and Bess entered the canon of American Classics. And The Cradle Will Rock and Johnny Johnson took the American political temperature. With his trademark wit and style, Ethan Mordden shines the spotlight on Broadway's forgotten decade.

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    Bright Lights, Big Changes
  • Author : Steven Rivellino
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 146533033X
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Broadway is a commercial institution. It has nothing whatsoever to do with pretentious artistic notions. Its there for one purpose, and one purpose alone to make money. So begins the comments by the successful Broadway and television producer Alexander Cohen made just before his recent deathhis thoughts on the state of Broadway today. The theatre is too much in transition [these days]. Its static; treading water, so to speak. Im only interested in keeping my current shows open as long as I can. The words of Sir Cameron Mackintoshhis personal views on the current state of the art. Executive Producer Steven Rivellino has taken a long hard look at the business of theatreBroadway and the West Endat the turn of this new century, and Bright Lights, Big Changes is his own candid personal analysis. Rivellino, author of the successful Mysterious Places, Mysterious Dreams, has cleverly zeroed in on what makes the industry tick. He easily articulates how the industry has changed; how we arrived where we are today; and openly discusses some of the current and future trends in theatrical production we will be seeing in the coming years. Bright Lights, Big Changes is a cogent and succinct analysis of the business of theatre today, on both sides of the Atlantica must read for anyone working within the industry, students of theatre; and for those passionate theatre lovers worldwide.

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    Ghost Light
  • Author : Frank Rich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781588361394
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • There is a superstition that if an emptied theater is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. To prevent this, a single "ghost light" is left burning at center stage after the audience and all of the actors and musicians have gone home. Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world. Rich grew up in the small-townish Washington, D.C., of the 1950s and early '60s, a place where conformity seemed the key to happiness for a young boy who always felt different. When Rich was seven years old, his parents separated--at a time when divorce was still tantamount to scandal--and thereafter he and his younger sister were labeled "children from a broken home." Bouncing from school to school and increasingly lonely, Rich became terrified of the dark and the uncertainty of his future. But there was one thing in his life that made him sublimely happy: the Broadway theater. Rich's parents were avid theatergoers, and in happier times they would listen to the brand-new recordings of South Pacific, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game over and over in their living room. When his mother's remarriage brought about turbulent changes, Rich took refuge in these same records, re-creating the shows in his imagination, scene by scene. He started collecting Playbills, studied fanatically the theater listings in The New York Times and Variety, and cut out ads to create his own miniature marquees. He never imagined that one day he would be the Times's chief theater critic. Eventually Rich found a second home at Wash-ington's National Theatre, where as a teenager he was a ticket-taker and was introduced not only to the backstage magic he had dreamed of for so long but to a real-life cast of charismatic and eccentric players who would become his mentors and friends. With humor and eloquence, Rich tells the triumphant story of how the aspirations of a stagestruck young boy became a lifeline, propelling him toward the itinerant family of theater, whose romantic denizens welcomed him into the colorful fringes of Broadway during its last glamorous era. Every once in a while, a grand spectacle comes along that introduces its audiences to characters and scenes that will resound in their memories long after the curtain has gone down. Ghost Light, Frank Rich's beautifully crafted childhood memoir, is just such an event.

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    The Rose Garden
  • Author : Maeve Brennan
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781619026537
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • A literary event—twenty short stories by the late Maeve Brennan, one of The new Yorker's most admired writers. Five are set in the author's native Dublin, a city, like Joyce's, of paralyzed souls and unexpressed love. the others are set in and around her adopted Manhattan, which she once called "the capsized city—half–capsized, anyway, with the inhabitants hanging on, most of them still able to laugh as they cling to the island that is their life's predicament." Some of the stories are quietly tender, some ferociously satirical, some unique in their chilly emotional weather. All are Maeve Brennan at her incomparable best.

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    The Long-Winded Lady
  • Author : Maeve Brennan
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781619026544
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan wrote for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" department under the pen name "The Long–Winded Lady." Her unforgettable sketches—prose snapshots of life in small restaurants, cheap hotels, and crowded streets of Times Square and the Village—together form a timeless, bittersweet tribute to what she called the "most reckless, most ambitious, most confused, most comical, the saddest and coldest and most human of cities." First published in 1969, The Long–Winded Lady is a celebration of one of The New Yorker's finest writers.

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    Mazie
  • Author : Melanie Crowder
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780525516767
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • *"Deserves a standing ovation." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) *" This is a terrific and realistic piece of historical fiction that is perfect for theater lovers and historical fiction fans." --SLC (starred review) *"The peppy first-person narrative keeps the story zipping along, and adroitly placed period details make the setting come alive in this bighearted, exuberant novel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) An eighteen-year-old aspiring actress trades in starry Nebraska skies for the bright lights of 1950s Broadway in this show-stopping novel from award-winning author Melanie Crowder. Mazie has always longed to be on Broadway. But growing up in her small Nebraska town, that always seemed like an impossible dream. So when an opportunity presents itself to spend six weeks auditioning, Mazie jumps at the chance, leaving behind everything--and everyone--she's ever known. New York City is a shock to the senses: thrilling, but lonely. Auditions are brutal. Mazie's homesick and she misses the boyfriend whose heart she broke when she left. Nothing is as she expected. With money running out, and faced with too many rejections to count, Mazie is more determined than ever to land a role. But when she discovers that booking a job might mean losing sight of herself, everything Mazie always thought she wanted is called into question. Mazie is the story of a girl caught between two lives--and two loves--as she navigates who she is, what matters most, and the cost of following her dream. Praise for Mazie: "Entertaining and heartfelt."-- Booklist "Mazie’s authenticity makes this novel stand out. Recommended for all collections, especially where theater is popular."– School Library Journal

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    How the Light Bulb Changed History
  • Author : Diane Bailey
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 9781629697697
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • How the Light Bulb Changed History examines the invention of the light bulb, how it works, and how electric light changed the way people live and work. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and maps, charts, and diagrams. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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    Broadway's Prize-winning Musicals
  • Author : Leo N. Miletich
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1560242884
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • This book is the first volume ever to organize Broadway musicals into groups by major musical awards. One will find the answers to such intriguing questions as what critic called The King and I a "near miss"? Did television stars Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls) and John Goodman (Roseanne) really sing in musicals? What race horse was named for a musical?; and what musical was based on a painting, featured a singing plant, was first an Oscar-winning film? This guide will help you to develop the most complete collection of recordings of unforgettable musicals such as A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, West Side Story, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I, My Fair Lady, and many more. This book serves as a basic reference work on the musical theater, its history, and its most honored productions.

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    Cartoon Vision
  • Author : Dan Bashara
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780520298132
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • In Cartoon Vision Dan Bashara examines American animation alongside the modern design boom of the postwar era. Focusing especially on United Productions of America (UPA), a studio whose graphic, abstract style defined the postwar period, Bashara considers animation akin to a laboratory, exploring new models of vision and space alongside theorists and practitioners in other fields. The links—theoretical, historical, and aesthetic—between animators, architects, designers, artists, and filmmakers reveal a specific midcentury modernism that rigorously reimagined the senses. Cartoon Vision invokes the American Bauhaus legacy of László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes and advocates for animation’s pivotal role in a utopian design project of retraining the public’s vision to better apprehend a rapidly changing modern world.

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    American Technological Sublime
  • Author : David E. Nye
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0262640341
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  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America. Here Nye examines the continuing appeal of the "technological sublime" (a term coined by Perry Miller) as a key to the nation's history, using as examples the natural sites, architectural forms, and technological achievements that ordinary people have valued intensely. Technology has long played a central role in the formation of Americans' sense of selfhood. From the first canal systems through the moon landing, Americans have, for better or worse, derived unity from the common feeling of awe inspired by large-scale applications of technological prowess. American Technological Sublime continues the exploration of the social construction of technology that David Nye began in his award-winning book Electrifying America. Here Nye examines the continuing appeal of the "technological sublime" (a term coined by Perry Miller) as a key to the nation's history, using as examples the natural sites, architectural forms, and technological achievements that ordinary people have valued intensely. American Technological Sublime is a study of the politics of perception in industrial society. Arranged chronologically, it suggests that the sublime itself has a history - that sublime experiences are emotional configurations that emerge from new social and technological conditions, and that each new configuration to some extent undermines and displaces the older versions. After giving a short history of the sublime as an aesthetic category, Nye describes the reemergence and democratization of the concept in the early nineteenth century as an expression of the American sense of specialness. What has filled the American public with wonder, awe, even terror? David Nye selects the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, the Erie Canal, the first transcontinental railroad, Eads Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, the major international expositions, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, the Empire State Building, and Boulder Dam. He then looks at the atom bomb tests and the Apollo mission as examples of the increasing ambivalence of the technological sublime in the postwar world. The festivities surrounding the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 become a touchstone reflecting the transformation of the American experience of the sublime over two centuries. Nye concludes with a vision of the modern-day "consumer sublime" as manifested in the fantasy world of Las Vegas.

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    Concert Lighting
  • Author : James L. Moody,Paul Dexter
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780240806891
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Get ready to pack your bags and go on tour with the most trusted and comprehensive text for concert lighting. With a special focus on rock and roll, learn how to use computer aided drafting, moving luminaires, learn about the people and the history that shaped the field and more. Expand your design possibilities by learning about cross-media use of concert lighting techniques and their application in film, video, theatre and the corporate world. From snagging those precious contracts to knowing the best equipment to use to designing a show, Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business covers everything you need to know.

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    Colored Lights
  • Author : John Kander,Fred Ebb,Greg Lawrence
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781429928328
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The autobiography, in dialogue, of the composer and lyricist of Chicago and Cabaret as well as a wise and witty memoir of forty years of American musicals. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are the longest-running composer-lyricist team in Broadway history, having first joined forces in 1962. The creators of such groundbreaking musicals as Chicago, Cabaret, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kander and Ebb have helped to push American musical theater in a more daring direction, both musically and dramatically. Their impact on individual performers has been great as well, starting with the handpicked star of their first musical: an untested nineteen-year-old named Liza Minnelli (who writes of this experience in her introduction). Colored Lights covers the major shows of Kander and Ebb's partnership, from Flora, The Red Menace (starring a then-unknown Liza) to The Visit, due to open on Broadway in 2004. The pages and musicals in between reveal what has made theirs such a long-lived musical partnership--and one so valued by the artists they have worked with. In recounting the genesis and controversies of Cabaret, reflecting on the superstar mentality of such artist as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, and recalling their work with Bob Fosse on Chicago (as well as their views on the blockbuster 2002 film), John Kander and Fred Ebb provide a history not only of their own lives but also of the American musical theater of the late twentieth century.

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    Journal of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers
  • Author : American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105027594246
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  • Genre : Heating
  • Read and download full book Journal of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers

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    Top 10 New York City
  • Author : Eleanor Berman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780756687502
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Travel
  • Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 New York City uses exciting photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel companion. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies. The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.

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    Saul Bass
  • Author : Jan-Christopher Horak
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN : 9780813147208
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  • Genre : Cooking
  • Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's tastes and priorities. In Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state's history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan's The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre--Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima -- the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky -- who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history. Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state's social history.

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    When the Lights Are Bright Again
  • Author : Andrew Norlen
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781493066605
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  • Genre : Music
  • WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT AGAIN: LETTERS AND IMAGES OF LOSS, HOPE AND RESILIENCE FROM THE THEATER COMMUNITY

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    The American Hebrew
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : OSU:32435057876534
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  • Genre : Jews
  • Read and download full book The American Hebrew

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    Broadway Musicals, 1943äóñ2004
  • Author : John Stewart
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 1050
  • ISBN : 9781476603292
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • On March 31, 1943, the musical Oklahoma! premiered and the modern era of the Broadway musical was born. Since that time, the theatres of Broadway have staged hundreds of musicals—some more noteworthy than others, but all in their own way a part of American theatre history. With more than 750 entries, this comprehensive reference work provides information on every musical produced on Broadway since Oklahoma’s 1943 debut. Each entry begins with a brief synopsis of the show, followed by a three-part history: first, the pre–Broadway story of the show, including out-of-town try-outs and Broadway previews; next, the Broadway run itself, with dates, theatres, and cast and crew, including replacements, chorus and understudies, songs, gossip, and notes on reviews and awards; and finally, post–Broadway information with a detailed list of later notable productions, along with important reviews and awards.

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    The City Record
  • Author : New York (N.Y.)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : CHI:095795844
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  • Genre : New York (N.Y
  • Read and download full book The City Record

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    M. Butterfly
  • Author : David Henry Hwang
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780525533726
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and soon to be back on Broadway in a revival directed by the Lion King's Julie Taymor, starring Clive Owen "A brilliant play of ideas… a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds."—Frank Rich, New York Times Based on a true story that stunned the world, and inspired by Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, M. Butterfly was an immediate sensation when it premiered in 1988. It opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions. He recalls a time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive—and as elusive—as a butterfly. How could he have known that his true love was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government—and a man disguised as a woman? The diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. M. Butterfly is one of the most compelling, explosive, and slyly humorous dramas ever to light the Broadway stage, a work of unrivaled brilliance, illuminating the conflict between men and women, the differences between East and West, racial stereotypes—and the shadows we cast around our most cherished illusions. The original cast included John Lithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song Liling. During the show's 777-performance run, David Dukes, Anthony Hopkins, Tony Randall, and John Rubinstein were also cast as Gallimard. Hwang adapted the play for a 1993 film directed by David Cronenberg, starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. TEXT OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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    Reality Media
  • Author : Jay David Bolter,Maria Engberg,Blair MacIntyre
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9780262045124
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • How augmented reality and virtual reality are taking their places in contemporary media culture alongside film and television. T This book positions augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) firmly in contemporary media culture. The authors view AR and VR not as the latest hyped technologies but as media—the latest in a series of what they term “reality media,” taking their places alongside film and television. Reality media inserts a layer of media between us and our perception of the world; AR and VR do not replace reality but refashion a reality for us. Each reality medium mediates and remediates; each offers a new representation that we implicitly compare to our experience of the world in itself but also through other media. The authors show that as forms of reality media emerge, they not only chart a future path for media culture, but also redefine media past. With AR and VR in mind, then, we can recognize their precursors in eighteenth-century panoramas and the Broadway lights of the 1930s. A digital version of Reality Media, available through the book’s website, invites readers to visit a series of virtual rooms featuring interactivity, 3-D models, videos, images, and texts that explore the themes of the book.

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    Katharine Hepburn
  • Author : Anne Edwards
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1493039199
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Katharine Hepburn: grande dame of American actresses, fierce individualist, and living legend. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winner of four, Hepburn achieved stardom against formidable odds. The woman behind the legend emerges in this sympathetic yet clear-eyed portrait of her exceptional life and loves. Filled with accounts of her relationships with Spencer Tracy, Howard Hughes, and many others, here is the fascinating story of a determined and invincible woman. From her ferociously guarded private life to Broadway's lights and Hollywood's Golden Age, A Remarkable Woman reveals a star whose courage and magnetism knew no bounds. Throughout her life Hepburn spoke her mind, mixing a native Yankee forthrightness with the social conscience she learned from her parents and her own brand of stubbornness. This book is a fascinating look not only at the invincible Katherine Hepburn but at a whole era--the golden age of Hollywood set against the struggles for women's equality and the glittering lights of Broadway.

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    Armitage's Garden Perennials
  • Author : Allan M. Armitage
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN : 9781604690385
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Gardening
  • Provides a photographic guide to more than 1,200 interesting and beautiful garden plants, with each entry including full-color photos, hardiness-zone information, growing tips and more, in a book that also has lists of plants for certain situations.

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    The Encyclopedia of New York City
  • Author : Kenneth T. Jackson,Lisa Keller,Nancy Flood
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 1584
  • ISBN : 9780300182576
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  • Genre : Reference
  • Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

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    Education and Politics in the 1990s
  • Author : Denis Lawton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN : 0750700785
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  • Genre : Education
  • Examines the ideological differences between the education policies of the two main political parties in the UK and discusses the emergence of these differences within the context of the 1988 Education Reform Act. It also looks at the world-wide influence of the "New Right" politics on education.

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    Fool's Paradise
  • Author : Michael Boccia
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781469107608
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • FOOL'S PARADISE / A Young Little Girl... who is visually and mentally impaired gets lost in New York City and goes on an odyssey followed by ghosts. She is adopted by a drunken street person, who is a Zen master. Accidentally she comes into position of money of drug dealers who pursue her. Spirits follow her on her journey and protect her until she reaches safety.

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    Fortune in My Eyes
  • Author : David Rothenberg
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781480302464
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • FORTUNE IN MY EYES: A MEMOIR OF BROADWAY GLAMOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POLITICAL PASSION

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    Chronicles of Old New York
  • Author : James Roman
  • Publisher : Museyon Inc.
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781938450853
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  • Genre : History
  • Did you know that Central Park was built on Seneca Village, a community of modest farms, also known as a safe haven for runaway slaves? Did you know Washington Square Park used to be a potter's field? Author James Roman, a native New Yorker, brings to this guide an intimate knowledge and love of New York's neighborhoods and the quirks of history that have helped shape the city. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers such as John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney and more with historical photographs and period maps. This second edition includes a new Broadway chapter and completely updated walking tours. A Must Read for anyone who loves New York City.

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    One Public
  • Author : Kevin Landis
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9781350283480
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Since its founding by Joseph Papp in the 1950s, The Public Theater has been an American artistic leader defined by its breadth of programming, from Hair and A Chorus Line, to Free Shakespeare in the Park. With the recent critical and financial success of Fun Home and Hamilton, and its emphasis on new play development, The Public's contemporary history has been equally remarkable, even as world crises and social changes have tested the mettle of its foundation of accessible and “radically inclusive” theatre for all. One Public: New York's Public Theater in the Era of Oskar Eustis presents the broader organization, its creative methodology, and its enormous growth over the past 20 years. Framed by the tenure and leadership of its current artistic director, the book tells the contemporary story, recorded over many interviews with iconic practitioners and performers ranging from Diane Paulus, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage to Kevin Kline, Chelsea Clinton and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Case-study driven, One Public uses oral history accounts and authorial experience to illuminate The Public Theater, Eustis and their cultural influence on the city of New York and the greater United States. The story highlights the successes and challenges of an institution at once espousing a mission of inclusivity and community-based arts creation, while also developing Broadway hits and international fame.

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    Dan Flavin
  • Author : Jeffrey Weiss
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0300114095
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • In making light his primary medium, Dan Flavin (1933-1996) established himself as one of the most innovative and significant artists of the minimalist movement. A new generation encountered Flavin’s work through the critically acclaimed exhibition Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, which opened in October 2004 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Dan Flavin: New Light includes essays that respond to this exhibition and to the renewed interest in Flavin’s work and its place in 20th-century art. In this volume, six leading scholars of contemporary art consider the ambiguities and multiple resonances of Flavin’s light works. Each addresses the ontological complexity of the work--object-based, yet "situational,” and painterly in its deployment of colored light--within the insistently sculptural world of minimalism. The book’s contributors interpret this tension by exploring Flavin’s early assemblages, the relationship of drawing to his installation practice, the specificity of his materials and their operation in actual space, and the openly ambivalent place of Flavin’s work within the history of late modernism. Also available from Yale University Press: DAN FLAVIN: A RETROSPECTIVE (ISBN 0-300-10632-7) DAN FLAVIN: THE COMPLETE LIGHTS (ISBN 0-300-10633-5)

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    The Empire City
  • Author : George Lippard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101068154127
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Mermaid Theatre's Cole
  • Author : Cole Porter,Alan Strachan,Benny Green
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 057368135X
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  • Genre : Musical revues, comedies, etc
  • Musical An Entertainment based on the words and music of Cole Porter. Characters: 5 male, 5 female Devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan. Here's a fresh musical about the King of Musicals, Cole Porter. Green and Strachan have cleverly put together most of Cole's hit tunes with a narration which tells the story of his life, from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood-- and, ultimately, back once again to Broadway. Includes such Porter standards as "I Love P