In this memoir full of humor and heart, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo shares personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy. When Cristela Alonzo and her family lived as squatters in an abandoned diner, they only had two luxuries: a television and a radio, which became her pop cultural touchstone and a guiding light. Cristela shares her experiences and struggles of being a first-generation American, her dreams of becoming a comedian, and how it feels to be a creator in a world that often minimizes people of color and women. Her stories range from the ridiculous—like the time she made her own tap shoes out of bottle caps or how the theme song of The Golden Girls landed her in the principal’s office—to the sobering moments, like how she turned to stand-up comedy to grieve the heartbreaking loss of her mother and how, years later, she’s committed to giving back to the community that helped make her. Each significant moment of the book relates to a song, and the resulting playlist is deeply moving, resonant, and unforgettable. Music to My Years will make you laugh, cry, and even inspire you to make a playlist of your own.
The sitcom Cristela I had on network TV for a year was based on this time in my life when I had to move in with my sister and help take care of her kids and my mother. I originally wanted to share this part of my life to show that so ...
Author: Cristela Alonzo
Publisher: Atria Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brian J. Smith lived as a child on a dairy farm near Ingersoll, Ontario with his family and grandmother in 1966-67. This lifestyle was very different from the suburbs that he was used to. In "My Year on the Farm" he recalls the daily adventures and experiences of living the rural life in that special year. The book is also a tribute to his industrious grandmother, Isabella Wilson, who managed the farm. "My Year on the Farm" explores the roots of his ancestry through his grandmother. Her example has been a great inspiration for Brian.
In September, my sister and I also started music lessons with Mrs. Ranney in Salford. Grandma had a nice upright grand piano in the parlour where I practiced my scales and arpeggios for the Saturday morning lessons.
Author: Brian J. Smith
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"In this memoir full of humor and heart, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo tells personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy" -- From book ...
Author: Cristela Alonzo
Category: Children of immigrants
OW shall I liken thee , reed of my choice , Spirit - like , fugitive , wavering voice ? ... to light Grief's peers , I shall go softly all my years . MUSIC . THE god of music dwelleth out of doors 156 [ 1861-88 EDITH MATILDA THOMAS .
Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman
Category: American literature
For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
It's perfect for people just getting started with yoga, as well as for those who have been practicing for many — LILIAS FOLAN years. That's why I've selected his music for many of my yoga videos, and why I am thrilled to include it on ...
Does music make kids smarter? At what age should a child begin music lessons? Where should you purchase an instrument? What should parents expect from a child's teachers and lessons? How can you get kids to practice? Raising Musical Kids answers these and many other questions as it guides parents through everything from assembling a listening library for kids, to matching a child's personality with an instrument's personality, to finding musical resources in your community. Knowing that children can—and often do—get most of their music education from their school, parent and educator Robert Cutietta explores the features and benefits of elementary and secondary school programs, and shows how parents can work with the schools to provide the best possible music program. Throughout the book, Cutietta emphasizes the joy of participating in music for its own sake. The first edition of Raising Musical Kids delighted and informed parents to equal degrees, and this fully-revised second edition is a book that parents everywhere will treasure as a complete road map for developing their child's musical abilities.
music of your teenage years for your memories and you will leave theirs for their memories. ... you for coming to their choir concert, but from my years as a middle school music teacher I can assure you that they know you are there.
Author: Robert A. Cutietta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In her breezy, optimistic voice, Rosalind Starrels Greenwald selects vivid memories from her century of life, such as when her Philadelphia home was wired for electricity, how the new Frigidaire replaced the icebox, and how she and her family and friends gathered around the RCA radio and the Victrola. Greenwald celebrates the memory of her husband of fifty-three years, Louis Greenwald, a dental surgeon and Army officer who served overseas in World War II, In search of new surroundings during those lonely, unfamiliar years, Greenwald brought her infant daughter to idyllic Miami Beach, where she discovered her love of South Florida, and what became her lifelong joy of living near the sea. Today, at her home in an upscale retirement community in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida, Greenwald enjoys the company of dear friends, a new family that shares similar memories of long lives well-lived. Greenwald's Victrola and RCA radio are now distant memories, but today she embraces twenty-first century communications, including face-to-face computer chats with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Greenwald recounts her love of travel, from camping with her husband and their son and daughter in coastal Maine and Massachusetts, to jet travel where she toured Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. You will be delighted by Greenwald's joy and pride and enthusiasm for meeting new people, discovering new foods, and seeing the beauty the world offers near and far. This treasure of a book will inspire and charm readers of all ages-children, teens, middle-aged folks, and young-minded "senior citizens" in their sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties, and yes, even those into their one-hundreds. Rosalind Starrels Greenwald acknowledges that longevity involves difficult losses, but life is for the living, and each day can be filled with wonder, adventure, learning, creativity, discovery, family, friendship and love.
They played and sang the latest Broadway songs and sold sheet music. When my teenage siblings hosted a gathering of ... During my years as a Girl Scout, I developed my love of the outdoors. We went on hikes and learned to observe what ...
Author: Rosalind Starrels Greenwald
Category: Biography & Autobiography
He " At school I could never be persuaded to play had a violent attachment to music , and would learn with my mates ... Such an affront from my own scholar was adapted to my years cost me many a yearning ; but beyond human patience ...
Author: Henry Fielding
"Through first-person testimonies, this anthology demonstrates the transformative power of higher education and its impact on the working class"--Provided by publisher.
During my first years of schooling in Bakersfield, my kindergarten and elementary school teachers noted in my report cards that I enjoyed the arts. This love for dance, music, and theater stayed with me throughout my entire educational ...
Author: Gloria H. Cuádraz
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting. In our divided, post–Cold War, and now post–9/11 world, Russian music, formerly a quiet corner on the margins of musicology, has become a site of noisy contention. Richard Taruskin assesses the political and cultural stakes that attach to it in the era of Pussy Riot and renewed international tensions, before turning to individual cases from the nineteenth century to the present. Much of the volume is devoted to the resolutely cosmopolitan but inveterately Russian Igor Stravinsky, one of the major forces in the music of the twentieth century and subject of particular interest to composers and music theorists all over the world. Taruskin here revisits him for the first time since the 1990s, when everything changed for Russia and its cultural products. Other essays are devoted to the cultural and social policies of the Soviet Union and their effect on the music produced there as those policies swung away from Communist internationalism to traditional Russian nationalism; to the musicians of the Russian postrevolutionary diaspora; and to the tension between the compelling artistic quality of works such as Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps or Prokofieff’s Zdravitsa and the antihumanistic or totalitarian messages they convey. Russian Music at Home and Abroad addresses these concerns in a personal and critical way, characteristically demonstrating Taruskin’s authority and ability to bring living history out of the shadows.
There is a very telling story in Gnesin's memoirs of his first meeting with a member of Diaghilev's circle, ... but I never sought these occasions” during his years of study.5 Rimsky-Korsakov would have seen it as a betrayal.
Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Univ of California Press