Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century and a pioneer of women´s and civil rights. Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth of her impact - not just as an artist but also as an African American woman - remain overlooked. Drawing from a wealth of sources as well as on exclusive interviews with Vaughan´s friends and former colleagues, Queen of Bebop unravels the many myths and misunderstandings that have surrounded Vaughan while offering insights into this notoriously private woman, her creative process, and, ultimately, her genius. Hayes deftly traces the influence that Vaughan´s singing had on the perception and appreciation of vocalists - not to mention women - in jazz. She reveals how, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves, opening doors for future African American artists seeking mainstream success, while also setting the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. She follows Vaughan from her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, and her first performances at the Apollo to the Waldorf Astoria and on to the world stage, breathing life into a thrilling time in American music nearly lost to us today. Equal parts biography, criticism, and good old-fashioned American success story, Queen of Bebop is the definitive biography of a hugely influential artist. This absorbing and sensitive treatment of a singular personality updates and corrects the historical record on Vaughan and elevates her status as a jazz great. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006147/bk_harp_006147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A self-help guide - with jazz hands! Life Is Like a Musical features 50 wry, witty tips on getting ahead in life and love - all learned in the showbiz trenches. Before Tim Federle became a best-selling author and a Broadway playwright, he worked as a back-up dancer at the Super Bowl, a polar bear at Radio City, and a card-carrying chorus boy on Broadway. Life Is Like a Musical features 50 tips learned backstage, onstage, and in between gigs, with chapters such as ´´Dance Like Everyone´s Watching´´ and ´´Save the Drama for the Stage´´. This charming and clever guide will appeal to all ages and inspire listeners to step into the lead roles of their own lives, even if they´re not recovering theater majors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Federle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003470/bk_hach_003470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This lively hour of stories, songs, and poems about love were performed before a live audience at Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, New York. Among the highlights of the evening was a parody of Who´s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe? called ´´Who´s Afraid of a Virginian´s Wrath?´´ as played by George and Martha Washington, performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg; Lorie singing ´´The Aroma Thyme Bistro Opera´´ and reading ´´Ode to a Transfer Station´´; and Joe and Lorie in a sketch called ´´Valentine Vignette´´. There is also some great piano playing by Wayne Hosford and a healthy eating tip from Aroma Thyme Bistro owner and chef Marcus Giuliano. The hour is hosted and produced by Joe Bevilacqua, with additional music by Paul Salomone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorie Kellogg, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008186/bk_blak_008186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This warm, loving, and often hilarious personal history of My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi describes the cast of a great era in American musical theater: Moss Heart, Fritz Loewe, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minelli, Arthur Freed, and many others. How these people worked together to conceive, finance, write, produce, stage, and present these brilliant shows is detailed here, in this audio edition of one of the most delightful books ever written on the world of Broadway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Case. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004845/bk_rand_004845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wow, was für eine Nachricht: Der Welthexentag kommt nach Neustadt! Bibi und Schubia sind total aufgeregt und haben sofort ganz viele tolle Ideen! Sie wollen eine fetzige Hexendisco und eine Modenschau auf die Beine stellen. Doch davon sind die Althexen gar nicht begeistert. Sie freuen sich auf Warzenschönheitswettbewerbe, althexische Kreistänze und stundenlange Vorträge über Kräuterkunde... Kein Wunder, dass es zwischen Junghexen und Althexen erst einmal so richtig kracht. Als sich dann auch noch Karla Kolumna und der Bürgermeister einmischen, ist das Durcheinander komplett. Wer darf am Ende wohl bestimmen, was am Neustädter Welthexentag alles passiert? Live Mitschnitt mit allen Liedern: Hexen Hexen Überall, Barbara-und Bibi-Zeit, Verhext und zugenäht, Junghexen an die Macht, Hexen-Übermut tut selten gut, Hexen-Tag voran, Zu Hilfe - Die Hexen kommen, Einmal Hexe sein, Alle, alle seid dabei, Oh welch ein Frust, Wer glaubt ihr wer ihr seid, Präsidentin Amalia, Jung-Hexen-Power Song, Ich mag Hexen-Rock, Hexen-Samba, Hexen-King, Hexen Energie, Welt Hexen Show, Hexenfeste-allerbeste, Hexen auf der ganzen Welt, Hexen Hexen Überall. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Clara Volk, Susanne Starzak, Laura Bablick, Marilyne Bäjen, Sylvia Zimnik, Dorothee Reul. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kidd/000842/bk_kidd_000842_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
A lonely boy who lives on the mainland. A childless couple who look after a lighthouse. A rocket-ship kennel that appears from nowhere. This is the story of DOGMAN! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Jupitus and Neil Innes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/laff/000037/pf_laff_000037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master Your Musical Instrument - Play Your Instrument Like a Pro, with Hypnosis Learning an instrument is hard work. Even the greatest musical minds need years of practice to master their gift. It takes willpower and dedication, continuous commitment, confidence in your ability, and a razor-sharp memory. A lot to ask, isn´t it? But musical greatness can be yours - with help from hypnosis. Unlock Your Inner Maestro The Master Your Musical Instrument hypnosis session will help you discover the innate musical gift hidden inside of you! As you listen to the hypnosis and NLP exercises, your mind will be rewired for optimum musical success. You´ll be primed and ready to soak up everything you need to gain true control over your instrument. You´ll find the motivation to train hard, to learn music easily, to practice regularly, and to reap all the rewards. Download Master Your Musical Instrument today, relax and listen, to discover how to: Master the instrument of your choice in record-breaking time! Remove mental blockages stopping you from becoming a brilliant musician Tackle new challenges daily, expanding your musical ability at every step Relax your mind and body, and make music a part of who you are Download the Master Your Musical Instrument hypnosis session now to let loose the musical genius within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hypnosis Live. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ispr/000190/bk_ispr_000190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book goes through an incredible amount of info for beginning in the show business industry as a live mixer. Throughout the guide, the listener can expect to learn learn the basics of acoustics and the way that sound behaves scientifically, how equipment reacts to different environments, how to setup a stage properly, and succeed in a very competitive industry. The book is written based on real experience to get anyone looking to step foot in this industry ahead with knowledge that takes time and dedication to even begin to learn usually. After listening to this book, the listener will be able to feel confident and know what to expect as an entry level worker in show business and become a live audio mixer. Michael Napoli (HowExpert writer) has been live mixing as an audio engineer for over two years in the Hollywood scene. He has worked musicals, rock concerts, plays, and more and it all began in high school through a dedicated technical theatre class where he picked up on audio and live mixing right away. Over the years as his ears developed and his interest grew he began producing his own music and bands as well. Today he is live mixing gigs every month, enjoying every minute of it, and he is also producing music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076799/bk_acx0_076799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Talent Springs Eternal takes place in and around LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, where alumni and friends are planning the 20th reunion of the class of 1984. The spirits of Michael Peters (class of 1966) and Carmen Diaz (class of 1984) appear and observe what is happening at the school, which is in the middle of casting their senior production of West Side Story. After the celebration, time flies, and listeners are transported 10 years to the 10th reunion of the class of 2004 and the 20th reunion of the class of 1984, which are being celebrated at the same time. Inspired by Mildred Cram´s romantic novella Forever, the classic musical West Side Story, Georges Bizet´s popular opera Carmen, and Thornton Wilder´s timeless play Our Town, this mystical musical play shows that even though life moves quickly, our creative spirits live on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008810/bk_blak_008810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three bank robbers are on the run following a rather unusual heist. They decide to seek shelter for the night in a tiny, seemingly harmless town. However, the following morning they awaken to discover that the town they chose is actually some form of disturbingly cheery utopia complete with sickly sweet citizens who have the rather odd habit of breaking into perfectly choreographed song and dance numbers. When they try to leave, they discover that getting out of this bizarre little village may not be as easy as they thought. As night begins to fall and the far more sinister side of the town begins to emerge from the shadows, they begin to realize they may not be able to escape with their lives at all. So, sing and dance along with our heroes! Impress your friends! Creep out your co-workers! Terrify strangers on the bus! As they try to fight their way past satanic show tune singers, shotgun-happy sheriffs, monsters, and more in Musicarolina, a tale of monsters, demons, criminals, and fabulous musical numbers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theo Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110218/bk_acx0_110218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.