As part of his mission to empower young musicians to compose their own music, Matthew Teacher, author of The Musician’s Notebook: Deluxe Edition (ISBN: 978-0-7624-4800-5; $15.00; Hardcover), is donating copies of his new book to students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA) in Philadelphia. After presenting the books to the music students, Matthew will remain at the school to take questions.
One of the most delightful songs ever recorded by America’s most iconic folk group is surrounded by brilliant, whimsical, illustrations that complement a playful tale ”with a heart” that parents and children alike will enjoy: I’M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; February 2013; ISBN: 978-1-936140-37-4; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD).
At the height of his career, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jack Perkins and his wife Mary Jo moved from Los Angeles—population eight million—to a tidal island off the coast in Maine, population zero. Years earlier, in the shadow of Acadia National Park, they had built a solar-powered cabin, heated only by a wood stove. But now they were moving there for good, abandoning the smog of L.A. for the fog of Bar Harbor. The move would turn out to be as spiritual as it was physical.
A story so remarkable it could only be true, The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother’s Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye (Counterpoint Press; May 14, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-61902-117-4; $26.00; Hardcover), by Linda Daly, celebrates her exuberant mother and Hollywood insider, Nancy Daly, for her incomparable achievements as a children’s advocate, philanthropist, and arts leader. The book reveals Nancy’s indomitable spirit and her determination to do anything to beat pancreati
For eighteen years, Lucinda Bassett, founder of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, shared her tips on managing anxiety, stress and depression with America in her bestselling books, on Oprah and The View, and on hundreds of radio programs. Then, suddenly, everything came crashing down around her with the devastating news that her husband and business partner, her children’s devoted father, and the love of her life, David Bassett, had committed suicide.
There’s one passion just about all Americans—regardless of gender, race, creed, color, age, income bracket, or sexual orientation, whether Democrat or Republican—share: we all love animals! Some of us dote on our dogs while others are crazy about our cats.
In 1969, at age 31 and after 14 years of working in Hollywood, Sally Kellerman reluctantly accepted a role in an edgy comedy directed by someone she didn’t know from Adam. At the time, she no idea that her character—Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s smash hit M*A*S*H —would earn her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, marking her breakout as a movie actress. “M*A*S*H was the greatest experience of my entire career, and I’ve had a lot of great ones,” Kellerman reflects.