The Community Library will close early today, at 3:00 pm for the Thanksgiving break, and reopen 12:00-6:00pm on Friday and 9:00-6:00pm on Saturday this weekend.
How about some food for the mind as well as the body over the holidays? We have some new biographies exploring classical and popular creative lights of music and dance north and south of the border.
Fosse by Sam Wasson follows the life and personal entanglements of Tony, Emmy, and Oscar-winning choreographer Bob Fosse, from early movies (The Pajama Game!) through television and Broadway.
Also just arrived, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout, delving into the music as well as the man, including notes on 50 key recordings and tracing the development of the Duke’s music from 1899 to 1974 through his 1,700 compositions.
We’ve added a Latin beat to our book collection as well, with biographies of international stars Jenni Rivera and Juanes in both English and Spanish. Juanes: Persiguiendo el Sol / Chasing the Sun follows the career of Colombian guitarist and humanitarian Juanes from his first band at the age of 15 throughout his multiple-Grammy award winning career. The book also delves into his work for peace, including projects for disabled children and victims of mine detonations in Colombia.
Jenni Rivera’s autobiography in English and in Spanish, Inequebrantable / Unbreakable, was written before the Mexican/American singer’s tragic death in a plane crash near Monterrey in 2012. Known as the “Queen of Banda,” Rivera had many fans on both sides of the border, and had won three Latin Grammys at the time of her death. She was a spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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