The pop singer’s career endured decades of changing tastes and her own evolving sound — until last year, when Parkinson’s disease made it impossible for her to sing.
The leader of the Tijuana Brass kicked off a 50-year career in music by zoning out and missing his cue in an orchestra performance.
Image via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for USC Shoah Foundation
Today in Book News: Bruce Springsteen is writing a children’s book about a bank-robbing baby called Outlaw Pete, based on his song of the same name. “Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins,” Springsteen said in a statement. The song “Outlaw Pete” was inspired by the 1950 children’s book Brave Cowboy Bill.
Also today, Quyen Nguyenhas an interview with Tobias Wolff in the Boston Review. Asked about the relationship between literature and politics, Wolff said: “I think it is a political act to force someone to enter the mind, the spirit, the perspective of another human being.”
And the DC Public Library has hired a social worker to help homeless patrons. Social worker Jean Badalamenti told thePost, "Because the libraries tend to be gathering places for people without homes, it’s important to be part of the citywide conversation about how we’re going to address homelessness, health services and moving people out of homelessness."
Teye Guitars Coyote Electric Guitar
Teye Guitars have been producing instruments from their Austin, Texas custom shop since the early 2000’s. Based on the illustrious Zemaitis guitar design- which introduced aesthetic craftsmanship and beauty with engraved tops, diamond and pearl inlays to the electric guitar- these exquisite American-made boutique instruments can feature exotic woods, hand-engraved pickguards, pearl-front inlays, and relic-ing if desired. New for 2014 is the Coyote series of guitars, which incorporates modern production technology and simpler finishes into a guitar with all of the aforementioned Teye aspects.
Book Club Title for September!
Next up for the book club: Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life by Zeth Lundy, another installment of the 33 1/3 series.
Author Series: Greil Marcus
Join us for our FREE Author Series event with Greil Marcus, who will be reading from his new book, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs.
More by Greil Marcus at the Library and Archives.
When: Tuesday, September 23rd, 7pm
Where: Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland
The Library and Archives, down the hall from the Black Box Theatre, will remain open until the event begins. Come see us!