When a proposal to pull country music from the Nashville radio station WSM sparked public outcry in 2002, Craig Havighurst scoured new and existing sources to document the station's effect on the city's character and self-image.
Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments.
A study of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his musical development looks for the sources of power in Coltrane's music and examines his important influence and legacy in shaping the course of modern jazz music.
Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the seminal masterpiece of the Beat Generation, a visual record of the era features more than two hundred rare illustrations that chronicle the evolution of the Beat Generation from its underground origins to its worldwide acclaim in the works of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Cassady, and others. 50,000 first printing.
More than sixty of the photographer's notable portraits of the superstars of country music—in dramatic duotone reproductions—are accompanied by an oral history profile of each artist portrayed, including such legends as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Reba McIntyre, among others.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. 350,000 first printing.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the Emmy-nominated television show Inside the Actors Studio describes the host and author's experiences during noteworthy interviews, from Christopher Reeve's first appearance after his accident to Robert De Niro's and Martin Scorsese's disclosures about their co-development of the famous mirror scene. Reprint.
Presents never-before-seen pictures and stories from the stars, a look at all the key dances performed on the show, and a complete dance-based workout to lose weight, get fit, and have fun.