Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: David Loud
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-02-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781682451922

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Musical Director and arranger David Loud, a legendary Broadway talent, recounts his wildly entertaining and deeply poignant trek through the wilderness of his childhood and the edge-of-your-seat drama of a career on, in, under, and around Broadway for decades. He reveals his struggle against the ravages of Parkinson's and triumphs repeatedly. This memoir is also a remarkable love letter to music. Loud is the 'Ted Lasso' of the theater business, ever the optimist! “‘Music has consequences,’ a wise teacher once told a young David Loud; so does a story well-told and a life fully-lived. I lost count of how many times I laughed, cried, and laugh-cried reading this wonderful, wry, intimate, and inspiring book. David wields a pen like he wields a baton, with perfect timing, exquisite phrasing, and enormous heart.” — David Hyde Pierce, actor, Frasier, Spamalot, Curtains “Beautifully written, filled with vivid details, braided with love and loss and wit and the perspective of someone with an utterly unique story to tell." -- Lynn Ahrens, lyricist, Ragtime, Once on This Island, Anastasia “Luminous and surprising, an extremely honest memoir of a life lived in the world of Broadway musicals, by one of the theatre’s most gifted conductors. I can’t think of another book quite like it.” -- John Kander, composer, Cabaret, Chicago, New York, New York Unforgettably entertaining and emotionally revealing, Loud is pitch-perfect as he describes his path to the podium, from a stage-struck kid growing up at a school devoted to organic farming and mountain climbing, to the searing formative challenges he faces during adolescence, to the remarkable behind-the-scenes stories of his Broadway trials and triumphs. Skilled at masking his fears, Loud achieves his dream until one fateful opening night, when in the midst of a merry, dressing room celebration, he can no longer deny reality and must suddenly, truly, face the music.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Jennifer Knapp
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781476759470

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Jennifer Knapp’s meteoric rise in the Christian music industry ended abruptly when she walked away and came out publicly as a lesbian. This is her story—of coming to Christ, of building a career, of admitting who she is, and of how her faith remained strong through it all. At the top of her career in the Christian music industry, Jennifer Knapp quit. A few years later, she publicly revealed she is gay. A media frenzy ensued, and many of her former fans were angry with what they saw as turning her back on God. But through it all, she held on to the truth that had guided her from the beginning. In this memoir, she finally tells her story: of her troubled childhood, the love of music that pulled her through, her dramatic conversion to Christianity, her rise to stardom, her abrupt departure from Christian Contemporary Music, her years of trying to come to terms with her sexual orientation, and her return to music and Nashville in 2010, when she came out publicly for the first time. She also talks about the importance of her faith, and despite the many who claim she can no longer call herself a believer, she maintains that she is both gay and a Christian. Now an advocate for LGBT issues in the church, Jennifer has witnessed heartbreaking struggles as churches wrestle with issues of homosexuality and faith. This engrossing, inspiring memoir will help people understand her story and to believe in their own stories, whatever they may be.

Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It

Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It
Author: Nick Carter
Publsiher: Bird Street Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781939457042

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This book is Nick Carter’s autobiography and self-help hybrid in which he chronicles his struggles with a dysfunctional family and the unimaginable rigors of becoming an internationally successful pop-star at the age of 12. From his battle with addiction to serious health complications and the pain of his younger sister’s tragic death, Nick leaves nothing to the imagination and offers true and heartfelt advice to help readers overcome obstacles in their own lives.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Larry Brown
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1996-01-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781565127319

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Facing the Music, Larry Browns first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that other familiar couple, drinking and violence. Most often ugly, love is nevertheless graceful, however desperate the situation. Theres some glare from the brutally bright light Larry Brown shines on his subjects. This is the work of a writer unafraid to gaze directly at characters challenged by crisis and pathology. But for readers who are willing to look, unblinkingly, along with the writer, there are unusual rewards.

Face the Music

Face the Music
Author: Paul Stanley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780062114068

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NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music. With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed—including Stanley himself. “People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley

Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman
Author: Clay Eals
Publsiher: E C W Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UCSD:31822034644443

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Intimate and touching, this biography captures the warmth and wit of Steve Goodman, one of the most respected songwriters of the 1970s and early 1980s. Diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 20, this portrait tells how Goodman strove to be a model husband.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476776422

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In this sizzling and hilarious contemporary e-book romance, pop sensation Ivy Hudson returns to her small town to face her ex. Only trouble is, she made her Taylor-Swift-like career with the hit song “Size Matters”—and the football hero has had to live it down ever since. Five years ago, high school sweethearts Ivy and Blake’s relationship imploded and both their lives were changed forever. Ivy became a rock star and Blake lost not only his dreams of a successful NFL career, but his reputation. Ivy’s angry song about their breakup, called “Size Matters,” hit the top of the charts and Blake became a national laughingstock. He’s salvaged his career and returned to Rosewood to be the high school football coach, regaining his status as town hero and leading the boys to the state championships. When a tornado whips through town and destroys the high school gymnasium and stadium, a committee is formed to help rebuild and plan some charity fundraisers. Blake’s grandmother requests that Ivy return to Rosewood for the events. Forced back together for the good of their hometown and their careers, Ivy and Blake have no choice but to put aside their differences, stop running from their pasts, and finally face the music. For fans of Kristen Proby and Colette Auclair, Facing the Music hits a perfect balance between small-town romance and big-time success. Follow Ivy and Blake as they fall back in love and figure out what does matter in the end…

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Huib Schippers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2010
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780195379754

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'Facing the Music' provides a rich resource for reflection and practice for all those involved in teaching and learning music in culturally diverse environments, from policy makers to classroom teachers. Schippers gradually unfolds the complexities and potential of learning and teaching music 'out of context'.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Harold C. Schonberg
Publsiher: New York : Summit Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1981
Genre: Music
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042548243

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Contains a selection of the distinguished, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's writings on music and music criticism, composers, contemporary music, singers and vocal music, musicians, pianists, conductors, and performance practice

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Willa Marsh
Publsiher: Saint Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0312985584

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In this latest early novel from the beloved Marcia Willett, Henry Morley can only wonder at the good fortune that has given him a vivacious wife and a beloved family home called Nethercombe. When he remodels a cluster of cottages known as the Courtyard, he is delighted to welcome a group of charming tenants. But soon disaster strikes, and everyone must come together to face the crises head on. Marcia Willett's ardent fans will savor a return visit with some of her most endearing characters. "The Courtyard "is a gem of a story to be savored.

Facing The Music

Facing The Music
Author: Glenn Wheatley
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781742735252

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For more than four decades Glenn Wheatley has been known on the Australian music scene as both the bass guitarist of the 1960s Australian pop group The Masters Apprentices, and as a successful music manager whose clients have included John Farnham, The Little River Band and Delta Goodrem. But in 2005, he hit the front pages for more infamous exploits-as a key suspect in the Australian Tax Office's Project Wickenby. After terrifying raids on his home and a gruelling court case in which the DPP reneged on a non-custodial sentence in return for his co-operation, Glenn Wheatley found himself sente.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Eva Vogiel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002
Genre: France
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026125240

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In 1949, a Jewish teenager from a Belgian refugee family, now living in a British boarding school, finds herself at the center of a case of mistaken identity until her mother reveals a secret that forever changes their lives.

Whose Blues

Whose Blues
Author: Adam Gussow
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2020-09-28
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781469660370

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Mamie Smith's pathbreaking 1920 recording of "Crazy Blues" set the pop music world on fire, inaugurating a new African American market for "race records." Not long after, such records also brought black blues performance to an expanding international audience. A century later, the mainstream blues world has transformed into a multicultural and transnational melting pot, taking the music far beyond the black southern world of its origins. But not everybody is happy about that. If there's "No black. No white. Just the blues," as one familiar meme suggests, why do some blues people hear such pronouncements as an aggressive attempt at cultural appropriation and an erasure of traumatic histories that lie deep in the heart of the music? Then again, if "blues is black music," as some performers and critics insist, what should we make of the vibrant global blues scene, with its all-comers mix of nationalities and ethnicities? In Whose Blues?, award-winning blues scholar and performer Adam Gussow confronts these challenging questions head-on. Using blues literature and history as a cultural anchor, Gussow defines, interprets, and makes sense of the blues for the new millennium. Drawing on the blues tradition's major writers including W. C. Handy, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Amiri Baraka, and grounded in his first-person knowledge of the blues performance scene, Gussow's thought-provoking book kickstarts a long overdue conversation.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Simon Frith
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1988
Genre: Music
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002644792

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Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Bruce Berger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2014-06-03
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1938633431

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Music is used in this book of poetry as more than subject matter but as a metaphor for the examined life. In the collection, a man's transformations are measured by the concerts he has witnessed, the depth of a woman's life is revealed by an unfinished painting her son a�ttempts to complete, and a composer is gauged by his silences. With a compression rare in contemporary poetry and a leavening wit, the author draws the reader toward a subject's interior through its beguiling surface and springs secrets from uninspected common places.