Um das Leben der Edith Giovanna Gassion ranken sich viele Legenden: In einer kalten Dezembernacht des Jahres 1915 unter einer Straßenlaterne in Paris geboren, als Kleinkind fast erblindet, früh von der Mutter verlassen und bei einer lieblosen Großmutter fast verhungert. Später von Huren in einem Bordell großgezogen und als Siebenjährige bereits mit dem Vater, einem herumziehenden Akrobaten, unterwegs. Ab ihrem fünfzehnten Lebensjahr schlägt sie sich als Straßensängerin durch. Im Sommer 1935 kommt es schließlich zu einer schicksalhaften Begegnung: Edith singt an einer Straßenecke in Paris ihre Lieder, als der Revue-König Louis Leplée auf das schmächtige Mädchen mit der großen Stimme aufmerksam wird. Er holt sie in sein Kabarett und gibt ihr einen neuen Namen. ?La Môme Piaf? macht bald Weltkarriere und ihre Lieder werden ebenso legendär wie ihr ausschweifendes, intensives, von Krankheiten, Drogen und der unaufhörlichen Suche nach Liebe geprägtes Leben. Sie kam aus der Gosse und eroberte die Konzertsäle der Welt. Eine Meisterin der ganz großen Gefühle und eine einzigartige Künstlerin: Edith Piaf, der Spatz von Paris. Die britische Autorin Pam Gems zeichnet in ihrem Stück den Werdegang dieser Ausnahmekünstlerin nach, die weder in ihrem Leben noch in ihrer Musik Kompromisse einging, und erzählt von rauschenden Erfolgen ebenso wie von tragischen Schicksalsschlägen. Edith Piaf wird lebendig in ihren Chansons, für die sie noch heute geliebt wird: La vie en rose, L?accordéoniste, Milord und natürlich Non, je ne regrette rien.
Explore the rich history of cinema like never before - from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi - uncovering the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world´s most celebrated cinematic gems.Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune (1902) and ending with Richard Linklater´s ground-breaking Boyhood (2014), The Movie Book chronicles more than 100 of the best films ever made - from comedies and dramas, to animations, documentaries, and brings cinema to life. Discover everything about your favourite movies, as well as celebrated classics, the films you need to see, through iconic quotes and film stills, posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines. Essential for anyone with a passion for cinema, The Movie Book is ready for its close-up.
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show (the highest-rated program of its kind), launched her own television network, become the USA´s only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons - which, for fourteen years, she´s shared in O, The Oprah Magazine´s widely popular ´What I Know For Sure´ column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful book with a ribbon marker, packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme - joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power - these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world´s most extraordinary women, while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.
Kurt went all the way to South America and all we got was this awesome guest host? In between presenting the Oscars and wrapping up a season of NBC´s 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin joins Studio 360 as our host for this week´s show. Next, Laura Linney starred in the indie film gems, You Can Count on Me, and The Savages, but her first love is the theater. This weekend she wraps up her Broadway appearance as an injured war photographer in Donald Margulies´s Time Stands Still. In her conversation with Alec Baldwin, she reveals the joys and heartbreaks that come with being a full-time actor. Linney also talks about her upcoming role as a woman with cancer in the new Showtime series, ´´The Big C.´´ Then, David Ellis Dickerson cut his teeth as a greeting card writer at Hallmark HQ. Now he specializes in custom greeting cards for difficult situations, such as a September 11th birthday and an apology for breaking a friend´s toilet at a party.Finally, Mary Karr´s new book, Lit, is the third in a series of memoirs. She tells Alec Baldwin about getting to the truth in her writing. She also talks about recovering from alcoholism and developing a spiritual life, and reads from her poem, ´´Chosen Blindness.´´ [Broadcast Date: March 27, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100327/rt_stud_100327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der blaue Karfunkel - ein berühmter Diamant von unschätzbarem Wert - findet sich seltsamerweise im Kropf einer Weihnachtsgans wieder. Doch wie gelangte er aus der Schmuckschatulle der Gräfin Morcar dorthin? Keine einfache Aufgabe für den berühmtesten Detektiv aller Zeiten, zumal sich einige der von ihm befragten Personen nicht als besonders auskunftsfreudig erweisen... New York´s award-winning Quicksilver Radio Theater (´´The Speckled Band´´) presents one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s rare comic tales - and the only one set during christmas time. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson confront a mystery involving a Countess, a dusty hat, a famous gem - and a goose! A delightful christmas gift for the whole family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: div.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aubu/000038/bk_aubu_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fascinating illustrated guide is “a must for any Civil War buff visiting or living in New York City” ( New York Journal of Books ). Few Americans associate New York City with the Civil War, but the most populated metropolitan area in the nation, then and now, is filled with scores of monuments, historical sites, and resources directly related to those four turbulent years. Veteran author Bill Morgan’s The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City examines more than 150 of these largely overlooked and often forgotten historical gems. Morgan’s book takes readers on a journey of historical discovery. Walk inside the church where Stonewall Jackson was baptized, visit the building where Lincoln delivered his famous Cooper Union Speech, and marvel that the church built by the great abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher is still used for worship. A dozen Civil War–era forts still stand (the star-shaped bastion upon which the Statue of Liberty rests was a giant supply depot), and one of them sent relief supplies to besieged Fort Sumter in Charleston. Visit the theater where “Dixie” was first performed and the house where Stephen Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage . After the war, New York honored the brave men who fought by erecting some of the nation’s most beautiful memorials in honor of William T. Sherman, Admiral David Farragut, and Abraham Lincoln. These and many others still grace parks and plazas around the city. Ulysses S. Grant adopted New York as his home and is buried here in the largest mausoleum in America (which was also the most-visited monument in the country). See the homes where many generals, including Winfield Scott, George B. McClellan, and even Robert E. Lee, once lived. Complete with full-color photos and maps, Morgan’s lavishly illustrated and designed volume is a must-have book for every student of the Civil War and for every visitor to New York City.
Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world´s most visited city-London-with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations-major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars-hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings. In the past decade, London has consistently been the world´s top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home. Insider London is, in essence, Rachel´s very own little black book, an annotated guide to the best of the city: heritage businesses and upstart boutiques, established and burgeoning neighborhoods, from Mayfair to trendy Shoreditch, and filled with essential information only a savvy Londoner would know. The coverage includes: City Essentials´ Hotels, Museums and Galleries, Parks and Open Spaces, Live Music Venues, and Theaters Shops-Department Stores, Clothing and Fashion Accessories Beauty, Grooming, and Wellness Décor, Flowers, and Items for the Home Stationery, Books and Gifts Markets Food and Drink-Restaurants; Pubs, Gastropubs, and Cocktail Bars; Quick Bites, Bakeries and Takeaways; Fish and Chips; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Bars and Tea Houses Listings Index Every entry-from appointment-only boutiques to unique galleries to unusual tea purveyors-have been chosen with Felder´s refined tastemaker´s eye, including new discoveries, blink-and-you´ll-miss-it neighborhood gems, and quintessential mainstays. Rachel describes each venue in detail, highlighting its specialties and profiling the experience, and provides its complete street address, phone number, website, and closest tube station. An indispensable guide for London dwellers and visitors, Insider London is also visual feast for Anglophiles who simply want to dream about it and shop it from home.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Chicago is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Chicago´s architecture on a river tour; visit the Art Institute of Chicago, or see a show at one of the city´s 200 theaters; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chicago and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Chicago : Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, architecture, sports, cuisine, music, arts, cinema, literature Free, convenient pull-out Chicago map (included in print version), plus over 40 color maps Covers The Loop, Near North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Boystown, Wrigleyville, Andersonville, Uptown, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, West Loop, Pilsen, South Side, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Chicago , our most comprehensive guide to Chicago, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just the highlights of Chicago? Check out Pocket Chicago , a handy-sized guide focused on the can´t-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler´s Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ -- Fairfax Media ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times
DescriptionAs you read this, somewhere in the English-speaking world a production of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is being rehearsed or presented. It may be taking place in an elementary, secondary or high school; a university; an amateur musical theater group; a summer-stock ensemble; a professional light-opera company. The musical accompaniment may consist of a piano or two - perhaps plus a few other instruments - or a full orchestra. Audiences, be they first-time listeners or dyed-in-the wool G&S fanatics, will be captivated by the scintillating melodies and effervescent lyrics of those highly unlikely collaborators: Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan and Sir William Schwenck GIlbert. Incredibly, despite the seemingly endless popularity of these works, which have been published, staged, recorded, broadcast, televised and cinematized over the years since their first performances by the D’Oyly Carte Opera in London in the 1870s and 1880s, there has never been an edition which permitted the guitar-playing masses to enjoy these Victorian gems. Until now. Here, for the first time, are 52 G&S favorites (or, if you will, favourites), drawn from five of their most popular operettas: H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado. arranged with guitar chords – in guitar-friendly keys! The very model of a modern music manuscript! All selections include melody, lyrics and guitar chords.