Performing Arts

Malachy and Frank McCourt
With an Introduction by Malachy McCourt
The legendary McCourt brothers Frank and Malachy are true seanachies—spellbinding storytellers in the Irish oral tradition. Anyone fortunate enough to have seen them perform their revue A Couple of Blaguards knows that the geniuses who brought us Angela’s Ashes, A Monk Swimming, and their other memoirs (among the best-selling in history) were in full flower long before they were famous authors.
The Biography of Bill Robinson
Jim Haskins and N. R. Mitgang
"Biographer Haskins and theater historian N.R. Mitgang give us a Bo who challenged the white establishment and succeeded in opening doors for his race...One of the great accomplishments of this book is the devastating image it presents of the obstacles faced by a black performer in the first half of this century. The Bill Robinson who emerges from this study is an odd mixture of legend and flesh and blood." - The New York Times
The Atlantic Story
Ahmet Ertegun
Essays by Greil Marcus, Lenny Kaye, Robert Christgau, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, Nat Hentoff, Will Friedwauld, Robert Gordon & Vincent Aletti. Contributors include: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Robert Plant, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, Jack Bruce, Jewel, Tori Amos, Cher, Booker T., Rufus Thomas, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Yes, Greg Allman, Genesis, Phil Collins, Blues Brothers, Stevie Nicks and many, many more.