Vocal selections to Jule Styne and Bob Merrill´s musical based on the life and career of Broadway star, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein.
The Brooklyn-based comedian Eugene Mirman is the stand-up king of hipsterville. He was a regular on the HBO series Flight of the Concords and now appears on Adult Swim’s Delocated — and you can see him on YouTube inventing slogans to promote Canada. Next, Merrill Garbus is the performer and multi-instrumentalist behind tUnE-yArDs — a music project that blends African-inspired rhythms and vocals with electric bass and saxophone. But she only discovered music after a failed career as a puppeteer. She tells Kurt Andersen she found musical inspiration as a student living in Africa; her mother’s ukelele, purchased at an Army-Navy store, helped her to take the plunge. Then, we asked our studio audience to tell us about their dream jobs. Eugene Mirman reads some of the responses, from ´´astronaut” to ´´artisan glass blower.” And finally, one classic reinvention fantasy goes like this: you leave a square, respectable job and write a best-selling book. Elizabeth Wurtzel did just that — but in reverse. She was in her twenties when Prozac Nation made her famous overnight. She became a rock critic and wrote a memoir about her addictions. Then she did the not-obvious thing and went to law school. Wurtzel explains to Kurt Andersen why intellectual property law is where’s it’s at. [Broadcast Date: Feburary 11, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120211/rt_stud_120211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : Acoustic MusicSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 105Given the number of skilled luthiers and guitarists in evidence today, the current era has come to be known as The Golden Age of the Acoustic Guitarâ€. Among numerous richly talented players, flatpicking/fingerstyle acoustic and harp guitarist Stephen Bennett stands out as both a supreme melodist and groove master. That said- you already have a good idea of the contents of this DVD. It´s a rare artist who is capable of recording 29 tunes in a single day, but with the tenacity, perfectionism, and phenomenal musicality known to his fans worldwide, that is exactly what Stephen did in creating this DVD. In fact, most of these tracks were completed to perfection in one take. Add the notion of performing on three distinctly different instruments- a Morris 6-string acoustic, a 1930 National Steel, and a modern Merrill Brothers copy of a vintage Dyer harp guitar- and you have not only a Herculean musical feat, but a unique listening and viewing experience.Stephen´s live Mel Bay DVD performance is one you´ll watch again and again.