Hit Me Fred

  • Filename: hit-me-fred.
  • ISBN: 0822329093
  • Release Date: 2002-09-25
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Fred Wesley
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

The legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician who played with James Brown moves from sideman to center stage in this loving tribute to a seminal but often overlooked force in American music. (Performing Arts)


  • Filename: bittersweet.
  • ISBN: 9781615794003
  • Release Date: 2009-12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ruth E. Johnson
  • Publisher: Xulon Press

"BITTERSWEET" This is the tale of one girl's life in America. The Childhood The Teen Years The Young Married Years The Raising of the Family The Business Years to earn the needed money for the Children. The Dream and Hope for my Golden Years, that sustained and inspired me to push forward, working towards the fulfillment of that dream. Never letting the challenges, defeats, struggles, blur or erase the happiness I knew awaited me. I loved him so. I wanted this book to be different, so I added pictures to further interest and enhance the reading. I wanted to share the excitement of, "Your one true love." The beauty, the greatness of love shared. The amazement, the joy of sharing, "Your true love." Just to know the other exists is worth living. Hook your spirit to mine and come along. We'll ride the stars together.

Two Foot Fred

  • Filename: two-foot-fred.
  • ISBN: 9781451636277
  • Release Date: 2012-06-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Fred Gill
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Country music celebrity Two Foot Fred shares his story of living with dwarfism, overcoming odds, and finding peace and success with a positive attitude. Despite his physical limitations from birth—a form of dwarfism known as diastrophic dysplasia, a cleft palate, clubfeet, and scoliosis—Fred Gill rose above his circumstances to graduate college and open his first restaurant by the young age of twenty-two. In 1998, Fred took what proved to be a life-changing trip to Nashville during the city’s annual country music celebration, where he met John Rich. That fateful meeting led to a regular job as Ambassador of Attractions for the band Big & Rich, as well as to numerous country music award shows and other television programs. But while his successes are many, Fred has had more than his share of challenges, including “a quarter-life crisis” and troubles with depression, alcohol, and gambling. Like many other celebrities, Fred worked to find peace, turning to his small-town upbringing for solace and affirmation. Two Foot Fred shows that nothing can defeat you unless you allow it to, and that our lives are simply what we make of them.

Music Makes Me

  • Filename: music-makes-me.
  • ISBN: 9780520950061
  • Release Date: 2011-06-24
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Todd Decker
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but in Music Makes Me, Todd Decker argues that Astaire’s work as a dancer and choreographer —particularly in the realm of tap dancing—made a significant contribution to the art of jazz. Decker examines the full range of Astaire’s work in filmed and recorded media, from a 1926 recording with George Gershwin to his 1970 blues stylings on television, and analyzes Astaire’s creative relationships with the greats, including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer. He also highlights Astaire’s collaborations with African American musicians and his work with lesser known professionals—arrangers, musicians, dance directors, and performers.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

  • Filename: hit-me-with-your-best-shot.
  • ISBN: 0811861406
  • Release Date: 2008-04-30
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Raina Lee
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

When karaoke calls, get ready to steal the show. Karaoke Queen Raina Lee helps beginners and veterans conquer stage fright, pick songs to showcase vocal talent (or disguise a lack thereof), and master their moves (mic twirls, Mick Jagger kicks, etc.). She turns what can be a terrifying social rite of passage into a party no one wants to miss. With lists of the best songs for all occasions, advice from World Karaoke Champions, awesome hand-drawn typography and illustrations, plus party scene snapshots of people singing their hearts out, this pocket-size resource will turn up the volume on happy hour. Rock on.

Miles of Fear

  • Filename: miles-of-fear.
  • ISBN: 9781491855805
  • Release Date: 2014-04-11
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Suzette Lewis
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

A young girl going through heartache, pain, and struggling to survive. Being one of the youngest siblings of 10 kids at the time, she had no choice but to step up and take care of home. Abuse from her father and other men, being raped and assaulted. Trying to find love in all the wrong places.

Party Music

  • Filename: party-music.
  • ISBN: 9781613744956
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Rickey Vincent
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Two Flat Friends Travel the World

  • Filename: two-flat-friends-travel-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9780743900096
  • Release Date: 2005-08-01
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Wendy Conklin
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

In this script, two friends make themselves flat to take on a tremendous school project. They travel to Egypt and China to learn important details that they can share with their class in a school project. The social studies connection for this script relates to studying different world cultures.

Dancing in the Dark

  • Filename: dancing-in-the-dark.
  • ISBN: 9789049985516
  • Release Date: 2012-02-28
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

To save a film star’s fingers, Toby Peters gives dance lessons Fred Astaire has a headache named Luna. The moll of a well-known Los Angeles gangster, Luna has demanded dance lessons from Hollywood’s finest hoofer, and whatever Luna wants, Luna gets. But after two lessons with the lead-footed lady, Astaire tires of her making passes at him, and hires famously discreet private investigator Toby Peters to break the news gently. Trouble is, Luna and her boyfriend—nicknamed “Fingers” because he likes to cut them off—don’t take bad news well. To protect the star’s digits, Toby attempts to pass himself off as a dance instructor. For his troubles, he earns a spanking from Fingers and a promise of more pain if Astaire doesn’t come around. Not long after, Luna surfaces with a cut throat, never to dance again. Toby may not be a dancer, but to escape this deadly mire he has no choice but to stay nimble and keep his feet moving.

The White Tower

  • Filename: the-white-tower.
  • ISBN: 1862546053
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Dorothy Johnston
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press

A young man is found dead at the base of Australia's Telstra Tower. It looks like a suicide, but his mother doesn't believe it. She enlists crime consultant Sandra Mahoney to find the truth.

The Dancer Within

  • Filename: the-dancer-within.
  • ISBN: 9780819568809
  • Release Date: 2008-06-30
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Rose Eichenbaum
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Intimate portraits of some of the most beloved dancers in America

Two Flat Friends Travel the World Reader s Theater Script Fluency Lesson

  • Filename: two-flat-friends-travel-the-world-reader-s-theater-script-fluency-lesson.
  • ISBN: 9781425882662
  • Release Date: 2014-03-01
  • Number of pages: 14
  • Author: Wendy Conklin
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

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