Category Archives: Books

Patti Jo’s Country: Susan M. Botich, Author of Novel and Song

Singer, songwriter, poet and published author Susan M. Botich works as a freelance writer for regional and national magazines and business and news publications.  From the time she was a young child, she always felt drawn to storytelling, with its … Continue reading

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Better Buy More Purple Crayons! Feral House Adds Prince: The Coloring Book

On April 25th, Feral House Publications released “Prince: The Coloring Book.” This third book joins the already popular Bowie and Lemmy coloring books.  I took a stab at coloring Prince with crayons, colored pencils and markers. Having not colored since … Continue reading

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Budd Friedman’s New Book ‘The Improv’ Is The History of Stand-up Comedy

The history of stand-up comedy in the US would be a lot different without Budd Friedman. In his new book, The Improv, Budd, along with co-author Tripp Whetsell, tells about the evolution of stand-up, from the days of the Catskills … Continue reading

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Producer/Singer Pepper Jay’s Dynamic Song Performance: The Singer’s Bible

Dynamic Song Performances: The Singer’s Bible is the latest book by Pepper Jay. Pepper has been involved in music and acting her whole life, from roles on TV’s ‘The Real McCoy’ as a child through teaching performance in schools and ultimately, … Continue reading

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“Anne Bonny: The Infamous Female Pirate” A Great Read

Anne Bonny is perhaps the most famous woman who disguised herself as a man and became an actual Pirate of The Caribbean. Thanks to a sensationalist version of her life story written by one Captain Charles Johnson in 1724, she … Continue reading

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Gary U.S. Bonds talks music, life & his book, ‘By U.S. Bonds, This Is My Story’

  Long before his successful collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on the hit song This Little Girl, Gary U.S. Bonds was admired and used as inspiration for many of the top musicians from the ’60s on up to the present day. … Continue reading

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‘Brian May’s Red Special’ A Literary Tribute To A Band, A Father, A Guitar

Many musicians have a certain instrument they have become very attached to, for various reasons. Brian May, the brilliant guitarist of Queen, does too, and his guitar is named the Red Special. In his book, “Brian May’s Red Special,” he … Continue reading

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Alan Parsons Talks About His Music, Touring and His Book on Sound Recording

Alan Parsons has always had show business in his blood. Part of it came from his mother, an actress, professional folksinger and harpist. Some of it came from his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as … Continue reading

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‘Liquid Vacation’ Tells Story of Tiki Drinks in Las Vegas with Recipes Too

Liquid Vacation—-77 Refreshing Tropical Drinks from Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas is much more than a recipe book. It tells the story of Tiki culture in Las Vegas, a place where the over-the-top South Seas décor and kitsch was a … Continue reading

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J.M. Lee’s “The Dark Crystal” Prequel Novels

You have probably heard by now that a prequel to beloved ’80s fantasy film “The Dark Crystal” is coming soon to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode series. Featuring all Jim Henson Creature Shop/Brian Froud beasties, “The Dark Crystal: … Continue reading

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