Dialogs of Who I Was, Who I Am and Who I Am To Become
Author: DeAnna "Terasa" Horton
Open Mic................. A place of random thoughts Various seasons, prayers and pleas; And expressions of just b’cause That examines different aspects of me. Just call me....... “Deep Blue Sea” Compilations of sweetest devotions And struggles within; Some poems of love, hope and encouragement, Composed for my family and friends. There are seasons That we all go through; With planting and pruning, And the confusion of not knowing what to do. Sentiments, stories and messages That reveals one main topic, about me; God is good and if it had not been for Him, Where would I be......
Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices
Author: Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Using humor as the common denominator, a multicultural cast of YA authors steps up to the mic to share stories touching on race. Listen in as ten YA authors — some familiar, some new — use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that pretending to be a tai chi master or a sought-after wiz at math wins him friends for a while — until it comically backfires. A biracial girl is amused when her dad clears seats for his family on a crowded subway in under a minute flat, simply by sitting quietly in between two uptight white women. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.
Author: Theresa Harvard Johnson
The prophetic destiny of the literary arts minister runs far deeper than being booked for engagements or gaining a reputation for taking control of the stage. Whether you are a poet, spoken word artist, song writer, novelist, devotionalist, playwright or children's book writer, it is a call to walk out the creative apostolic vision of our Father for the redemption of mankind and the restoration of His everlasting Kingdom. We are perhaps Father's best kept secret weapons of influence and impact in this hour. Between the pages of this unique book, Holy Spirit takes worshipers on a journey into Father's heart concerning His original purpose & intent for literary evangelism in the earth as it has never been discussed before. You are standing the midst of a scribal revolution.
Author: Mary Amato
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, she's confused. It's the job of Sam, a young soldier who died in 1865, to teach her the rules of the afterlife and to warn her about Suppression—a punishment worse than death. Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. Given the task of providing entertainment, Lacy proposes an open mic, which becomes a chance for the cemetery's residents to express themselves. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge.
An Introverts Journey in an Extrovert World
Author: Rishabh, Anuya
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
In this media age where communication skills matter, Rishabh's book is a useful guide and inspiration to a young India that is reaching out to the stars. Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting editor, India Today What makes this book a great read is Rishabh stands for what young India (people) is- aspirational, talented, humble, eager, self made and yet learning to come to terms with some of life's most simple yet most widespread problems. From overcoming stage fright, communication issues and introversion to now being a great role model for the youth to follow, his journey is truly a remarkable one Ronnie Screwvala, CEO, UTV Group An Open Mic is an inspirational journey of self-discovery, delicately framed and vividly described by a young and promising new voice. Shashi Tharoor, Indian Politician, Member of Parliament. “What makes Rishabh Shah’s story so relatable is that despite encountering challenges, he faces his fears and continues to persevere, thereby converting his biggest weakness into his greatest strength. An Open Mic is a book of hope and courage; It is a tale of true transformation – just the kind of inspiration young Indians need.” Mr. SHIAMAK DAVAR Guru of Modern & Contemporary Dance
Campus Programs That Champion College Student Voice and Engagement
Author: Toby S. Jenkins,Crystal Leigh Endsley,Marla L. Jaksch,Anthony R. Keith
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
While campuses across the United States have been offering spoken word programs for over 20 years, little attention has been paid to their purpose and impact beyond their contribution to the campus social aesthetic. There is an increasing understanding that performance poetry and spoken word is much more than entertainment. Within disciplines such as English, Ethnic, Women’s, and Cultural Studies, scholarship has identified spoken word’s role in developing political agency among young adults; its utility for promoting authentic youth voice; and its importance as a tool of cultural engagement. This book – compiled by scholar artists, including internationally recognized spoken word performers – offers guidance to student affairs professionals on using spoken word as a tool for college student engagement, activism, and civic awareness. It makes the case that campus event spaces need to transcend their association with the theatre or art departments to provide a venue where students are allowed to be different and find opportunities for personal and intellectual development and civic engagement. Open mic nights offer college students a way to speak out, advocate, lead, educate, and explore with their peers. This book presents a mix of critical essays and college student writing that explore themes of spoken word, student engagement, and campus inclusion and address these key topics: • Spoken word as an educational, civic engagement, and personal development tool (particularly among traditionally marginalized communities) • The links between spoken word and social activism (art as social action; art as a form of civic leadership) • The importance of privileging student voice in student affairs programming (even when they yell; even when they’re angry) • The challenges that come with engaging students in exploring intersecting concepts like race, gender, and class • Considerations for creative and intentional spoken word programming (What does a creative program look like?) • Scaling up for sustainability (through student affairs/academic affairs partnerships, study abroad collaborations, etc.)
Author: Marcus Aldredge
Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Mics is an ethnographic exploration of New York City’s live music events where musicians signup and perform short sets. This sociological study dispels the common assumption that open mics are culturally monolithic and reserved for novice musicians. Open mics allow musicians at different locations within their musical development and career to interactively perform, practice, and network with other musicians. Important themes in the book include: the tension between self and society in the creative process, issues of creative authenticity and authorship, and on-going cultural changes central to the Do-It-Yourself cultural zeitgeist of the early 21st century. The open mic’s cultural antecedents include a radio format, folk hootenannies, and the jazz jam session. Drawing from multiple qualitative methods, Aldredge describes how open mics have etched a vital organizational place in the western and urban musical landscape. Open mics represent a creative place where the boundaries of practicing and performing seemingly blur. This allows for a range of social settings from more competitive, stratified, and homogenous music scenes to culturally diverse weekly events often stretching late into the night.
Author: Ewen Spencer
Category: Portrait photography
Author: Michael John Sanchez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with thiseasy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting,tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various musicstyles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step througheverything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'lldiscover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, andtake your skills to the next level. This title also featurescompanion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted onlineat Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, andis a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playingthe fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from allover the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton,country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already aviolin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as youunlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking tobranch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies willhave you fit as a fiddle in no time.
And Other Stories from My Search for Black Markets, Soviet Architecture, and Emotionally Unavailable Russian Men
Author: Audrey Murray
The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan. Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Siberia are not the typical tourist destinations of a twenty-something, nor the places one usually goes to eat, pray, and/or love. But the mix of imperial Russian opulence and Soviet decay, and the allure of emotionally unavailable Russian men proved strangely irresistible to comedian Audrey Murray. At age twenty-eight, while her friends were settling into corporate jobs and serious relationships, Audrey was on a one-way flight to Kazakhstan, the first leg of a nine-month solo voyage through the former USSR. A blend of memoir and offbeat travel guide, this thoughtful, hilarious catalog of a young comedian’s adventures is also a diary of her emotional discoveries about home, love, patriotism, loneliness, and independence. Sometimes surprising, often disconcerting, and always entertaining, Open Mic Night in Moscow will inspire you to take the leap and embark on your own journey into the unknown. And, if you want to visit Chernobyl by way of an insane-asylum-themed bar in Kiev, Audrey can assure you that there’s no other guidebook out there. (She’s looked.)
Author: Nick Crossley,Siobhan McAndrew,Paul Widdop
Category: Social Science
Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining a variety of distinct 'music worlds', including post-punk, jazz, rap, folk, classical music, Ladyfest and the world of 'open mic' performances, on a number of different scales (local, national and international). In addition to their overarching Introduction, the editors offer a very clear and detailed introduction to the methodology of social network analysis for the uninitiated. The collection builds upon insights from canonic texts in the sociology of music, with the crucial innovation of examining musical network interaction via formal methods. With network analysis in the arts and humanities at an emergent stage, Social Networks and Music Worlds highlights its possibilities for non-scientists. Contributions hail from leading and emerging scholars who present social network graphs and data to represent different music worlds, locating individuals, resources and styles within them. The collection sits at the nexus of sociological, musicological and cultural studies traditions. Its range should ensure a large scholarly readership.
Author: Big Daddy Abel
Category: Literary Collections
"Open Book, Open Mind: Open Mic" is the latest literary work from author/singer/songwriter/entertainer/actor Big Daddy Abel. The author of the Amazon.com Best Selling E-book/digital short story series "Open Mic" is back with this culminating title loaded with many new stories and extras. Life on the road in a band provides many fun times and funny stories for BDA to share with you in this collection of humorous essays. Also included are several short stories in which Big Daddy collaborated with authors Giovanni Gelati and Tommy Jannarone. Time spent on the road and in hotels provides a fertile environment for many hours pondering the world at large. BDA shares his views in a comical, light hearted and, at times, thought provoking manner on everything from politics to cultural relations and proper etiquette while attending live shows to behind the scenes encounters with rock stars and movie stars while on the set of television and movie productions. This book spans from sharing his great (times 9) grandmother's unfortunate experience in Salem during the Witch Trials into the future possibilities of language, encounters and the interconnectedness of everything. Inspired by such great authors as Mark Twain, Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegat, as well as, the comedic styles of Lewis Black, Ron White, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, Patton Oswalt and even a touch of Bill Maher, Big Daddy Abel shares his views of the world while wearing his heart on his sleeve and keeping his ?real? heart in the right place. He lays himself emotionally naked for you to read, ponder and absorb. This, is real, at times all "too real." Be prepared to laugh, think and maybe even shed a tear. Guard yourself, as Big Daddy takes you for a ?real? ride into his real mind, real heart and real soul.
Publisher: Jennifer Matarese
Author: Romi Moondi
Publisher: Romi Moondi
What if you could get Paris nostalgia, Paris recommendations, vivid Paris daydreams, and regular doses of humour all from one book? Welcome to "Vicarious Paris," where the author takes you along through every corner of Paris, on a journey to cafés, bakeries, cocktail bars, and the ever-charming side streets of Paris. With candid memories and descriptive scenes, the author will invite you to days and nights with her expat and native French friends, for an inside peek into life and fun in Paris. As a full-length book (80K words) with photos, and over 130 places described in vivid detail, you'll come out of the experience feeling like you just returned from a wonderful vacation in Paris. More specifically, here is a small preview of the things you’ll vicariously do: you’ll mingle with strangers at a wine tasting, you’ll have cocktails at one of the ritziest bars in Paris, you’ll feast on a multi-course French style brunch (in a totally unpretentious environment), and you’ll even have a shot at romance in a charming café in Montmartre. Romi Moondi lived in Paris for six months in 2013, as well as for the summer of 2014. During her stays, she spent a lot of time with locals who shared great insights, navigated the streets with her expat partners in crime, and also had her share of solo expeditions (all three of which are key components to this insider’s view of Paris).
Author: Stuart Stutzman
Publisher: Nowadays Orange Productions LLC
Basically, this book is a mélange of fiction, non-fiction, and other things. Some of the pieces in this book are very old. Some of them are very new. Some of them are funny, some of them are sad, but I do hope they are all entertaining.
Author: Steve Hazell
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brought together by a shared love of music, reunited through political action, Bob Weitzel and Steve Hazell were in and out of each others lives until Weitzel's final challenge, his solo kayak journey on Lake Superior. The kindred path is--the story of a remarkable 22-year friendship; the Green Apple Folk Music Society; reflections on 17 years of performing folk music; a participant's view of the 2011 rallies at the Wisconsin State Capitol; Weitzel's ill-fated quest on Lake Superior, based on the journal he kept during the voyage; the author's odyssey of discovery to find closure with the death of a friend. Above all else, The kindred path is a tribute to Bob Weitzel, an accomplished man who had a habit of changing lives.