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Author: Pamela Colloff | Narrator: Staci Snell
Release Date: February 13, 2018
In partnership with Texas Monthly, Pamela Colloff's "Dreaming of Her" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program.

On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi.
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Author: Michael Hall | Narrator: Matt Bull
Release Date: February 13, 2018
In partnership with Texas Monthly, Michael Hall's "The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program.
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Author: John Spong
Release Date: February 13, 2018
In partnership with Texas Monthly, John Spong's "He Ain't Going Nowhere" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program.

As the godfather of Nashville songwriters, Guy Clark has survived more than forty years of late-night partying and arduous touring--and suffered the loss of those he loved most.
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Author: Simon Callow | Narrator: Simon Callow
Release Date: February 06, 2018
Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy--a fresh take for seasoned acolytes and the perfect introduction for new fans.
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Author: John Mauceri | Narrator: John Mauceri
Release Date: November 07, 2017
An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century.

John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world.
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Author: Art Garfunkel | Narrator: Art Garfunkel
Release Date: September 26, 2017
"Poetic musings on a life well-lived—one that is still moving forward, always creating, always luminous. This isn't your typical autobiography. Garfunkel's history is told in flowing prose, bounding from present to past, far from a linear rags-to-riches story.
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Author: Fred Hersch | Narrator: Fred Hersch and Steven Jay Cohen
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch.

Hersch’s prodigious talent as a sideman—a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson—blossomed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music.
$22.50
ISBN: 9780525499022
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Author: Jonathan Gould | Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Release Date: May 16, 2017
The long-awaited, definitive biography of The King of Soul, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” and “Respect,” a song he wrote and recorded before Aretha Franklin made it her own.
$27.50
ISBN: 9781524723880
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Author: Min Kym | Narrator: Rebecca Yeo
Release Date: April 25, 2017
The spellbinding memoir of a violin virtuoso who loses the instrument that had defined her both on stage and off -- and who discovers, beyond the violin, the music of her own voice
 
Her first violin was tiny, harsh, factory-made; her first piece was “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.
$17.50
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Author: Michael Nesmith | Narrator: Michael Nesmith
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spans his star-making role on The Monkees, his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality.

Above all, his is a seeker’s story, a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by.
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Author: Tom Doyle | Narrator: Tom Taylorson
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock ’n’ roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John’s meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade of the twentieth century.
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Author: Robbie Robertson | Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Release Date: November 22, 2016
The New York Times Bestseller

On the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century.
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