Music

For all the latest LJ reviews and more, visit Book Verdict! Book Verdict is fully accessible to all users, though certain content and functionality are only available to subscribers. If you're already an LJ subscriber, log in to your account. To view all subscription options, Get Started With Book Verdict Pro Today.

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

ljx140401webMusicb

Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.

Aczel on Science and Religion, Hadlow on King George III, Jessye Norman on Her Life, & More | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 5

aczel

Aczel, Amir. Why Science Does Not Disprove God. Morrow. Apr. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780062230591. $27.99. SCIENCE/RELIGION Aczel, the award-winning author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and recipient of a doctoral degree in mathematics from Berkeley, profoundly disagrees with the decree by the so-called New Atheists that modern breakthroughs in science prove that there is no God. […]

Rock On: Four Big Music Titles | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

bailey

Bailey, Philip with Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman. Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Viking. Apr. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780670785889. $28.95. MUSIC Ninety million records sold. Eight Grammy awards. Lot of platinum and gold records. And lead singer Bailey’s leaping multi-octave range. The numbers speak for themselves, but Bailey has more […]

Best Sellers: Music and Art, September 19, 2013

December 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nontextual Searching | Music Matters

Susannah Cleveland examines ways that music librarians can help patrons locate and search for specific pieces of music.

American Fun, SAT Prep, & the Financial Divide | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4

fun

Beckman, John. American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Pantheon. Feb. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307908179. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908186. SOCIAL HISTORY Author of the debut novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book, Beckman challenges our understanding of American Puritanism by showing that we’ve been an essentially prankish, fun-loving nation. Colonists reveled wildly, […]

Q&A: Maria Popova on Literary Jukebox

juke

Maria Popova answers LJ’s questions about Literary Jukebox.

Discovery Without Algorithms | July 2013

ljx130701webmusicMatters2

Ways to explore and discover new music artists.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 28, 2013

busterkeaton062813

Everything James Bond, the music and life of Cannonball Adderley, Buster Keaton’s short films, a gritty reflection on alcohol, The Rodeo and Hollywood, delicious honey recipes, a solid cupcake choice, the Beats and rock culture

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2013, Pt. 2: Sports Stars, Classical Music, & Anxiety

stoss

  Bradlee, Ben, Jr. The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. Little, Brown. Dec. 2013. 784p. ISBN 9780316614351. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316084482; lib. ebk. ISBN 9780316163712. CD: Hachette Audio. BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS On leave from 25 distinguished years as a reporter and then deputy managing editor at the Boston Globe, Bradlee gives us a biography of […]

Featuring YD Feedwordpress Content Filter Plugin