Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: David Loud
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 1682451925
ISBN 13: 9781682451922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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 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
ISBN 10: 1939457041
ISBN 13: 9781939457042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It Book Review:

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: Jennifer Knapp
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1476759472
ISBN 13: 9781476759470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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

Facing the Music
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1476776423
ISBN 13: 9781476776422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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: Larry Brown
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1996-01-09
ISBN 10: 1565127315
ISBN 13: 9781565127319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Willa Marsh
Publsiher: Saint Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9780312985585
ISBN 13: 0312985584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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.

Face the Music

Face the Music
Author: Paul Stanley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0062114069
ISBN 13: 9780062114068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Face the Music Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822034644443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steve Goodman Book Review:

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: Huib Schippers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0195379756
ISBN 13: 9780195379754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

'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
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105042548243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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: Simon Frith
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105002644792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Eva Vogiel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026125240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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.

Facing The Music

Facing The Music
Author: Glenn Wheatley
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1742735258
ISBN 13: 9781742735252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing The Music Book Review:

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.

Whose Blues

Whose Blues
Author: Adam Gussow
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 1469660377
ISBN 13: 9781469660370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whose Blues Book Review:

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: Eamon Grennan
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047573012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

Himself an Irish poet and critic, Grennan (English, Vassar College) begins with Yeats, then goes on to discuss such diverse poets as Kavanagh, Muldoon, Kinsella, and McGuckian. He also looks at poetry in the work of James Joyce and John McGahern. Most of the 34 essays have been published in journals. They are not indexed. Distributed by Fordham U. Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Jayne Torvill,John Man,Christopher Dean
Publsiher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780708989241
ISBN 13: 0708989241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

The successful and popular ice dancers share their story, from their working-class childhoods in Nottingham to world stardom, and discuss the behind-the-scenes reality of their career, revealing the conflicts and chaos

Facing the Other Way The Story of 4AD

Facing the Other Way  The Story of 4AD
Author: Martin Aston
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0007522010
ISBN 13: 9780007522019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Other Way The Story of 4AD Book Review:

The first official account of the iconic record label.

Facing the Music

Facing the Music
Author: Bruce Berger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 9781938633430
ISBN 13: 1938633431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Music Book Review:

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.

Julian RushaFacing the Music

Julian RushaFacing the Music
Author: Lee Merrick
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2001-09-01
ISBN 10: 0595196586
ISBN 13: 9780595196586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Julian RushaFacing the Music Book Review:

Julian Rush is a United Methodist minister who served churches in Dallas, Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs for 17 years until his suppressed homosexual orientation surfaced. With Julian's acknowledgement of his sexuality, in the early '80s, First United Methodist Church of Boulder decided he was no longer suitable to minister to the congregation and chose to stop paying his salary. Julian's situation with the Boulder church and United Methodism became widely publicized as the denomination continued to grapple with the issue of homosexuality. This is Julian's own record of his struggles with being unacknowledged as a gay child, his religion, family and community both before and after the discovery of his orientation and the reaction of those his life has touched. These include persons who are non-gay but supportive, gays and lesbians who are out, non-supportive persons, and an outpouring of pain and suffering from those closeted people who could not reveal themselves. Through a tortuous journey, Julian continues to discover his niche in communities that can benefit from his ministry. He last served as Executive Director for the Colorado AIDS Project as an appointed United Methodist minister. This is the story of how it all began.

Face the Music

Face the Music
Author: Ali Vali
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1635555337
ISBN 13: 9781635555332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Music producer, Mason Liner, has one passion: the acts she can bring to the top of the charts. When the biggest record label in Nashville hands her a new client, country music royalty, Sophie Roddy, Mason’s reluctant to take on a problem diva whose excessive lifestyle almost ruined her career, but can't turn down the challenge. Victoria Roddy has lived in Sophie Roddy’s shadow for as long as she can remember. Being her mother's assistant is more than a job description...it’s her life. Now arrogant and aggravating Mason thinks she can turn Sophie’s career around, but Victoria doesn’t believe Mason’s ridiculous demands and exhaustive schedule are what her mother needs right now. Mason and Victoria have to work together, so it’s really too bad they can’t stand each other, and even worse that they can’t seem to deny their attraction.