Nyc Go Go

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Publisher: powerHouse Books
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Nyc Go Go. Slava Mogutin - the notorious Russian dissident-turned-art-star and creator of the critically acclaimed Lost Boys - returns with his second monograph. A tribute to the golden age of New York City nightlife, NYC Go-Go is a visually stunning collection that takes readers behind the velvet ropes and into the seedier, seamier side of New York's still-pounding gay club life.

Ghana Must Go

Author: Taiye Selasi
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670919896
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Ghana Must Go. A stunning novel, spanning generations and continents, Ghana Must Go by rising star Taiye Selasi is a tale of family drama and forgiveness, for fans of Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the story of a family -- of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and of the incredible lengths to which a family will go to put itself back together. It is the story of one family, the Sais, whose good life crumbles in an evening; a Ghanaian father, Kweku Sai, who becomes a highly respected surgeon in the US only to be disillusioned by a grotesque injustice; his Nigerian wife, Fola, the beautiful homemaker abandoned in his wake; their eldest son, Olu, determined to reconstruct the life his father should have had; their twins, seductive Taiwo and acclaimed artist Kehinde, both brilliant but scarred and flailing; their youngest, Sadie, jealously in love with her celebrity best friend. All of them sent reeling on their disparate paths into the world. Until, one day, tragedy spins the Sais in a new direction. This is the story of a family: torn apart by lies, reunited by grief. A family absolved, ultimately, by that bitter but most tenuous bond: familial love. Ghana Must Go interweaves the stories of the Sais in a rich and moving drama of separation and reunion, spanning generations and cultures from West Africa to New England, London, New York and back again. It is a debut novel of blazing originality and startling power by a writer of extraordinary gifts. 'Ghana Must Go is both a fast moving story of one family's fortunes and an ecstatic exploration of the inner lives of its members. With her perfectly-pitched prose and flawless technique, Selasi does more than merely renew our sense of the African novel: she renews our sense of the novel, period. An astonishing debut' Teju Cole, author of Open City Taiye Selasi was born in London and raised in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford. "The Sex Lives of African Girls" (Granta, 2011), Selasi's fiction debut, appears in Best American Short Stories 2012. She lives in Rome.

Where You Go Is Not Who You Ll Be

Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455532681
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Where You Go Is Not Who You Ll Be. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

All Hopped Up And Ready To Go Music From The Streets Of New York 1927 77

Author: Tony Fletcher
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393076717
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All Hopped Up And Ready To Go Music From The Streets Of New York 1927 77. A penetrating and entertaining exploration of New York’s music scene from Cubop through folk, punk, and hip-hop. From Tony Fletcher, the acclaimed biographer of Keith Moon, comes an incisive history of New York’s seminal music scenes and their vast contributions to our culture. Fletcher paints a vibrant picture of mid-twentieth-century New York and the ways in which its indigenous art, theater, literature, and political movements converged to create such unique music. With great attention to the colorful characters behind the sounds, from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Bob Dylan, and the Ramones, he takes us through bebop, the Latin music scene, the folk revival, glitter music, disco, punk, and hip-hop as they emerged from the neighborhood streets of Harlem, the East and West Village, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. All the while, Fletcher goes well beyond the history of the music to explain just what it was about these distinctive New York sounds that took the entire nation by storm.

Dis Here

Author: Chris Sheridan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302404
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Dis Here. Chris Sheridan presents a major discographical study of an American jazz giant, "Cannonball" Adderley, whose career had a significant impact on jazz's subsequent development. Sheridan presents chronological entries on all known recordings, whether for disc, radio, television, film, or video, including all known commercial issues. A band itinerary lists all known engagements, whether in club, concert hall, or festival, and Sheridan highlights previously unknown sessions and performances for all forms of recording media.

Return To Glory

Author: Matthew DeBord
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802189555
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Return To Glory. In January, 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn’t some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower. It was sexy, jaw dropping, but more than that, it was historic, a callback to the legendary Ford GT40 Mk IIs that stuck it to Ferrari and finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. Detroit was back, and Ford was going back to Le Mans. Journalist Matthew DeBord has been covering the auto industry for years, and in Return to Glory, he tells the recent story of Ford. A decade ago, CEO Alan Mulally took over the iconic company, and thanks to a financial gamble and his “One Ford” plan, helped it weather the financial crisis and a stock price that plunged to $1 a share, without a government bailout. It was enough for the company to dream of repeating racing history. DeBord revisits the story of the 1960s, details the creation of the new GT, and follows the team through the racing season, from an inauspicious debut at Daytona where the cars kept breaking down, to glimmers of hope at Sebring, and the team’s first victory at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Finally, DeBord joins the Ford team in Le Mans in June, 2016. This fabled 24-hour endurance race is designed to break cars and drivers, and it was at Le Mans, fifty years after the company’s greatest triumph, that Ford’s comeback was put to the ultimate test.

I Let You Go

Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751554170
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I Let You Go. THE SENSATIONAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .

The Go Go Boy Sonnets

Author: Edmund Miller
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ISBN: 9781592990399
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The Go Go Boy Sonnets. Edmund Miller, the author of scholarly books about seventeenth-century British literature, including three about the poet George Herbert, has published several previous books of poetry, including the legendary Fucking Animals. His erotic stories have been published in magazines and in anthologies and are collected in his most recent book, Night Times.

Dance Music

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
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Dance Music. Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany dancing. It can be either the whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. Dance music works usually bear the name of the corresponding dance, e.g. waltzes, the tango, the bolero, the can-can, minuets, salsa, various kinds of jigs and the breakdown. Other dance forms include contradance, the merengue, the cha-cha-cha. Often it is difficult to know whether the name of the music came first or the name of the dance. Although dance is often accompanied by music, it can also be presented alone (Postmodern dance) or provide its own accompaniment (tap dance). Dance presented with music may or may not be performed in time to the music depending on the style of dance. Dance performed without music is said to be danced to its own rhythm. An introduction to classical and modern dance including hip hop dance, what is dance, and the dance music (electronic music, rock and roll, disco, house, techno, trance, etc.)

Nightclubs In New York City

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155676777
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Nightclubs In New York City. Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Savoy Ballroom, Cafe Au Go Go, Cbgb, Cotton Club, Studio 54, the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 21 Club, Lunatarium, Twilo, Webster Hall, New York Friars' Club, Copacabana, the Village Gate, Max's Kansas City, Cipriani S.a., Palladium, Pacha Group, Joe's Pub, Mudd Club, El Morocco, the Saint, Paradise Garage, Rainbow Room, Latin Quarter, the Limelight, Electric Circus, Knitting Factory, Roxy Nyc, Terminal 5, Toots Shor's Restaurant, the Bitter End, Plato's Retreat, Julius, the Loft, Peppermint Lounge, Club 57, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Tonic, Caf Society, Tunnel, Barcade, the National Underground, Santos Party House, the Gaslight Cafe, Area, the Plumm, Bungalow 8, Crobar, Danceteria, the Shelter, Bowery Ballroom, Xenon, 8bc, Mercury Lounge, Nell's, Angels