Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Maria Popova answers LJ’s questions about Literary Jukebox.

Discovery Without Algorithms | July 2013

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Ways to explore and discover new music artists.

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

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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