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If it Swings It s Music

If it Swings  It s Music Author Gabe Baltazar
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03206112C
Release 2012
Pages 223
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This is an autobiography of Gabe Baltazar, one of the most well-known local jazz musicians whose career expanded to the U.S. Mainland. He played alto saxophone on Stan Kenton Orchestra during 1960s and established himself as one of the few nationally successful Asian American jazz musicians. Baltazar recounts his upbringing, music training and schooling in Hawaii and in Baltimore, relationships with famous jazz musicians of his time, and general reflections of his life and career.



If it Swings It s Music

If it Swings  It s Music Author Gabe Baltazar
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03206112C
Release 2012
Pages 223
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This is an autobiography of Gabe Baltazar, one of the most well-known local jazz musicians whose career expanded to the U.S. Mainland. He played alto saxophone on Stan Kenton Orchestra during 1960s and established himself as one of the few nationally successful Asian American jazz musicians. Baltazar recounts his upbringing, music training and schooling in Hawaii and in Baltimore, relationships with famous jazz musicians of his time, and general reflections of his life and career.



Hawaiian Music and Musicians

Hawaiian Music and Musicians Author George S. Kanahele
ISBN-10 1566479673
Release 2012
Pages 926
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When George S. Kanahele founded the Hawaiian Music Foundation in 1971 he immediately saw the need for a systematic presentation of the whole tradition of Hawaiian music, from its origins in pre-Contact chant and hula, to the adaptation of other musical traditions and instruments, to the extraordinary spread of Hawaiian music as "world music," and finally to the Hawaiian Renaissance that saved the tradition from near-extinction. Compiled with the assistance of a hundred contributors and the research of many more, it was immediately recognized as the most ambitious book ever written about Hawaiian music. Organized like an encyclopedia, with entries in alphabetical order, the book presents the roots of Hawaiian music, from ancient chants to the flowering of the musical renaissance. There are biographies of musicians from every period of Hawaiian musical history from Henry Berger, David K lakaua, Queen Lili'uokalani, and others of their time, to the great names of the 20th century.



Mirrors

Mirrors Author Eduardo Galeano
ISBN-10 9780786744701
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 400
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.



Big Little Man

Big Little Man Author Alex Tizon
ISBN-10 9780544232853
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 272
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“A ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture.” — Seattle Times A “searingly honest self-exploration”* of the experience and psyche of the Asian American male, including Tizon’s stunning final article, “My Family’s Slave” Shame, Alex Tizon tells us, is universal—his own happened to be about race. To counteract the steady diet of American television and movies that taught Tizon to be ashamed of his face, his skin color, his height, he turned outward. (“I had to educate myself on my own worth. It was a sloppy, piecemeal education, but I had to do it because no one else was going to do it for me.”) Tizon illuminates his youthful search for Asian men who had no place in his American history books or classrooms. And he tracks what he experienced as seismic change: the rise of powerful, dynamic Asian men like Yahoo! cofounder Jerry Yang, actor Ken Watanabe, and NBA starter Jeremy Lin. Included in this new edition of Big Little Man is Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave”—2017’s best-read digital article. Published only weeks after Tizon’s death in 2017, it delivers a provocative, haunting, and ultimately redemptive coda. * New York Times “Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating.” — Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes



Bare Faced Messiah

Bare Faced Messiah Author Russell Miller
ISBN-10 1909269360
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 396
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Bare-Faced Messiah tells the extraordinary story of L. Ron Hubbard, a penniless science-fi ction writer who founded the Church of Scientology, became a millionaire prophet and convinced his adoring followers that he alone could save the world. According to his 'official' biography, Hubbard was an explorer, engineer, scientist, war hero and philosopher. But in the words of a Californian judge, he was schizophrenic, paranoid and a pathological liar. What is not in dispute is that Hubbard was one of the most bizarre characters of the twentieth century. Bare-Faced Messiah exposes the myths surrounding the fascinating and mysterious founder of the Church of Scientology - a man of hypnotic charm and limitless imagination - and provides the defi nitive account of how the notorious organisation was created.



Dubious Gastronomy

Dubious Gastronomy Author Robert Ji-Song Ku
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040876773
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 290
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California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM--all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song Ku calls "dubious" foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian American gastronomy, they are commonly understood as ersatz, depraved, or simply bad. In Dubious Gastronomy, Ku contends that these foods share a spiritual fellowship with Asians in the United States in that the Asian presence, be it culinary or corporeal, is often considered watered-down, counterfeit, or debased manifestations of the "real thing." The American expression of Asianness is defined as doubly inauthentic--as insufficiently Asian and unreliably American when measured against a largely ideological if not entirely political standard of authentic Asia and America. By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York City, and even Baton Rouge are no less critical to understanding the meaning of Asian food--and, by extension, Asian people--than culinary expressions that took place in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai centuries ago. In critically considering the impure and hybridized with serious and often whimsical intent, Dubious Gastronomy argues that while the notion of cultural authenticity is troubled, troubling, and troublesome, the apocryphal is not necessarily a bad thing: The dubious can be and is often quite delicious. Dubious Gastronomy overlaps a number of disciplines, including American and Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, literary and cultural studies, and the burgeoning field of food studies. More importantly, however, the book fulfills the critical task of amalgamating these areas and putting them in conversation with one another. Written in an engaging and fluid style, it promises to appeal a wide audience of readers who seriously enjoys eating--and reading and thinking about--food.



Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay

Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay Author Sir Richard Francis Burton
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N10219076
Release 1870
Pages 491
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Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay book for free.



Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton Author Michael Sparke
ISBN-10 9781574412840
Release 2010
Pages 345
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An expert on Stan Kenton, Sparke delivers a comprehensive history of Kenton's activities as a bandleader and creative force in jazz. Based largely on interviews with Kenton and members of the various incarnations of his orchestra, the book shows how the "Kenton sound" evolved over four decades, focusing on the role that Kenton himself played in that development. While Sparke's style is sometimes a bit florid, his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject is evident throughout the book. Likely to become the standard history of Kenton's orchestra, this book will be enjoyed by any reader interested in the history of big-band jazz. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).



Disney A to Z

Disney A to Z Author David Smith
ISBN-10 0786849193
Release 2006-09-26
Pages 768
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Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films.



Memory Community and Activism

Memory  Community and Activism Author Jerry García
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114572873
Release 2005
Pages 335
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Memory, Community, and Activismis the first book-length study to critically examine the Mexican experience in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Many books deal with Chicano history, but few ever attempt to interpret or analyze it beyond the confines of the American Southwest. Eleven essays by leading scholars on the Mexican experience in the Northwest shed new light on immigration/migration, the Bracero program, the Catholic Church, race and race relations, Mexican culture, unionization, and Chicana feminism. This collection analyzes the Mexican experience from the early twentieth century to the present.



Mabuhay jazz

Mabuhay jazz Author Richie C. Quirino
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082653711
Release 2008
Pages 185
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Mabuhay jazz has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mabuhay jazz also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mabuhay jazz book for free.



Lords of the Land Lords of the Sea

Lords of the Land  Lords of the Sea Author Hans Hägerdal
ISBN-10 9789004253506
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 496
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European traders and soldiers established a foothold on Timor in the course of the seventeenth century, motivated by the quest for the commercially vital sandalwood and the intense competition between the Dutch and the Portuguese. Lords of the Land, Lords of the Sea focuses on two centuries of contacts between the indigenous polities on Timor and the early colonials, and covers the period 1600-1800.



Festival of American Folklife

Festival of American Folklife Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000026368054
Release 1997
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Festival of American Folklife has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Festival of American Folklife also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Festival of American Folklife book for free.



Paris Vagabond

Paris Vagabond Author Jean Paul Clebert
ISBN-10 9781590179574
Release 2016
Pages 314
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Translation of Paris insolite, co-authored with Patrice Molinard (photographs), published by Denoeel, 1952, and reissued by Attila in 2009.



Let s Get to the Nitty Gritty

Let   s Get to the Nitty Gritty Author Horace Silver
ISBN-10 9780520253926
Release 2007-08
Pages 282
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Silver details the economic forces that persuaded him to put Silveto to rest and to return to the studios of such major jazz recording labels as Columbia, Impulse, and Verve, where he continued expanding his catalogue of new compositions and making recordings that are at least as impressive as his earlier work. Silver's irrepressible sense of humor combined with his distinctive spirituality make his account, which is well seasoned with anecdotes about the music, the musicians, and the milieu in which he worked and prospered, both entertaining and inspiring."--Jacket.



Internet Science

Internet Science Author Ioannis Kompatsiaris
ISBN-10 9783319702841
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 438
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internet Science held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in November 2017. The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this volume. They were organized in topical sections named: next generation community engagement; online policy, politics and co-creation; understanding and empowering digital citizens; data-driven research and design; social media and online interaction.