Summerland: An Older Chabon Newly Available on Audio | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Middle Grade

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Middle grade audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Seeking the Real Winnie-the-Pooh | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Early Elementary

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Early elementary audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Fast Five with Karen White

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Do you have any superstitions?  Whenever I get on an airplane, I have to give the plane a nice pat as I board, otherwise it might crash. My entire family does this. What was the first audiobook you narrated? A very gossipy book about the Kennedy family which is thankfully now out of print. Who […]

Sixties Taiwan, Game of Thrones, The Manchurian Candidate, & More | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2016

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A treatise on the Sixties, Taiwan-style; a man seeks his stolen bicycle; more of Game of Thrones; a Manchurian Candidate viewers never saw coming; BFFs Collette and Barrymore on life; a chronicle of Leon Russell; teen girls find love and encouragement

Kino Goes Classic | LJ Reviews

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Remastered in high-definition, these recommended “KL Studio Classics” greatly improve on prior disc editions.

Collecting Classical | Music Matters, February 1, 2016

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There is an audience out there for classical music, but the excessive number of choices can make buying for the collection daunting. Ultimately, have some fun with your choices. Take some risks. It’s music that’s meant to be explored, discovered, and enjoyed.

Looking Ahead | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2016

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More than any other entertainment industry, games and gaming evolve so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with innovations. The only way to be aware of what’s fresh and new is to keep an eye on the horizon.

2016 Audie Award Finalists Announced

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for the 21st annual Audie Awards® competition, which recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Winners will be revealed at the Audies Gala on May 11, 2016, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Comedian, author, and commentator Paula Poundstone will emcee the event. For 2016 three new awards have […]

Go, Oscar, Go: Best Documentary Feature Nominees 2016 | LJ Reviews

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LJ tracked down the nominees for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature to get a jump on the February 28 television broadcast (see LJ 2/15/16). Below are reviews of four of the five nominated films. What Happened, Miss Simone? was unavailable for review.

Chaplin, Ikiru, Two from Améris, plus the Quay Brothers | Fast Scans, February 15, 2016

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Century-old testaments to the movie legend Chaplin; a humanist classic that belongs in most foreign-film collections; Marie’s Story and Stations of the Cross, both discretely affecting; 15 oddly surreal films