Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War

Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation s culture and politics The work of renowned conductors, instrumentalists, and singers and the activities of orchestras and opera companies were intertwined

Acid For The Children

The iconic bassist and co founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962 His


In his only official autobiography, music icon Elton John writes about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the film Rocketman Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star By the

On the Come Up

Sixteen year old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri s got big shoes to fill But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and