Diversity explosion : how new racial demographics are remaking America / William H. Frey.

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Title: Diversity explosion : how new racial demographics are remaking America / William H. Frey.
Author: Frey, William H.
Call Number: E184.A1 F739 2015

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion / Kenneth LaFave.

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Title: Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion / Kenneth LaFave.
Author: LaFave, Kenneth,
Call Number: ML410.B566 L33 2015
Description: Leonard Bernstein is a household name. Most know him for his classic musical reworking of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as Broadway's West Side Story. But Bernstein accomplished so much more as a composer, and his body of work is both broad and varied. He composed ballets (Fancy Free, Facsimile, Dybbuk), operas (Trouble in Tahiti, Candide, A Quiet Place), musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), film scores (On the Waterfront), symphonies, choral works, chamber music pieces, art songs, and piano works. In Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein's famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato's Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront, the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical stage. Perhaps the most famous American classical musician born in the twentieth century, Bernstein divided his time between composing, conducting, writing, and teaching, a busy schedule - especially his conducting of major orchestras - that set his work as composer at a disadvantage. Often generated in short spurts, his work carries an urgency - and even an element of improvisational genius - that he flavored with his eclectic embrace of jazz, folk song, Jewish cantorial music, and innovations in contemporary classical theory. The result is a body of work that is beguilingly melodic, incomparably rhythmic, and irrepressibly individual. Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion is the ideal work for any reader seeking to learn how to listen across the spectrum of Bernstein's musical output.

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.

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Title: All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
Author: Doerr, Anthony, 1973-
Call Number: PS3604.O34 A77 2014
Description: "From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"--

Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.

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Title: Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.
Author: Kirn, Walter, 1962-
Call Number: PS3561.I746 Z46 2009
Description: Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system.

It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.

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Title: It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.
Author: McKagan, Duff.
Call Number: ML418.M2 A3 2011
Description: A founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.

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Title: On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.
Author: King, Stephen, 1947-
Call Number: PS3561.I483 Z475 2010
Description: Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.

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Title: Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.
Author: Putnam, Robert D.
Call Number: HN90.S65 P88 2015
Description: "The best-selling author of Bowling Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American Dream in crisis: how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.

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Title: The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.
Author: Carey, Kevin, 1970-
Call Number: LC5800 .C36 2015
Description: In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.

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Title: Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 S48 2007

Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.

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Title: Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 G46 2006
Description: Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson's decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century-an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Aunt Esther, the drama's 287-year-old fiery matriarch, welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings, who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama searching for a new life.

Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.

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Title: Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J64 2007
Description: A play that emphasizes the African-American reassembling of identity.

Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.

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Title: Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J58 2007

Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.

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Title: Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 F4 2007
Description: This drama takes you into the world of Troy Maxson, former baseball player with the Negro leagues. Troy is now a garbage man who feels his life has been hemmed in by others, but as the story unfolds he is forced to confront his role in the building of his life's fences.

A bout de souffle [videorecording].

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Title: A bout de souffle [videorecording].
Call Number: PN1997 .A23 2007
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The searchers [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and C.V. Whitney Pictures ; produced by Merian C. Cooper ; screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, from the novel by Alan LeMay ; directed by John Ford.

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Title: The searchers [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and C.V. Whitney Pictures ; produced by Merian C. Cooper ; screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, from the novel by Alan LeMay ; directed by John Ford.
Call Number: PN1997 .S33 2006
Description: A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.
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Nature. Amazing places. Hawaii [videorecording].

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Title: Nature. Amazing places. Hawaii [videorecording].
Call Number: DU623.25 .N38 2009
Description: Program I, Kilauea: mountain of fire explores the incredible power of the volcano and the challenges of life in its shadow. Program II, Violent Hawaii features a lost work with lava flowing down mountainsides, violent storms, monster waves, rockslides, and even heavy snows.
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Singin' in the rain / [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; story and screen play by Adolph Green and Betty Comden ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

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Title: Singin' in the rain / [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; story and screen play by Adolph Green and Betty Comden ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Call Number: PN1997 .S6113 2012
Description: With fame, fortune and fans galore, silent screen idol Don Lockwood thought he had it all. But one look at aspiring actress Kathy Seldon, and he knew exactly what he was missing. Now he's swinging from lampposts, singing in the raindrops and ready for love. With talking pictures on the rise, Don sets out to make a musical with the woman of his dreams, but one thing stands in his way, his jealous co-star who wants Don--and the leading role--all to herself.
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Schindler's list [videorecording]/ Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; producers, Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Title: Schindler's list [videorecording]/ Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; producers, Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig ; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Call Number: PN1997.2 .S35 2013
Description: The incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
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Some like it hot [videorecording] / Ashton Productions, Inc. presents a Mirisch Company picture ; screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder.

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Title: Some like it hot [videorecording] / Ashton Productions, Inc. presents a Mirisch Company picture ; screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder.
Call Number: PN1995.9.C55 S66 2006
Description: Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, after which they flee to Miami disguised as female musicians.
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Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace [videorecording]/ Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; produced by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra.

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Title: Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace [videorecording]/ Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; produced by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse ; screen play by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein ; directed by Frank Capra.
Call Number: PN1997 .A77 2010
Description: A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar.
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