Tag Archives: Books and Literature

Books of The Times: In ‘Liner Notes,’ Loudon Wainwright Looks Squarely at His Flaws and His Musical Family Tree

Source: New York Times » Music

The folk singer — ex-husband of Kate McGarrigle and father of Rufus Wainwright, among his other connections — does not go easy on himself in this memoir.

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Nonfiction: A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles

Source: New York Times » Music

In his new biography, “Toscanini: Musician of Conscience,” Harvey Sachs presents a demanding but tenderhearted genius who stood up to fascism and hate.

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The Shortlist: Bob Dylan

Source: New York Times » Music

Three more books on Bob Dylan? Why not? He just won the Nobel Prize.

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Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

Source: New York Times » Music

The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.

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In Open Letter, 65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

Source: New York Times » Music

The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”

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Henry-Louis de La Grange, Mahler Authority, Is Dead at 92

Source: New York Times » Music

A Parisian educated in France and the United States, Professor de La Grange was inspired to pursue his life’s work after a Carnegie Hall concert in 1945.

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Paul Auster’s Latest Trick? Celebrating 70 With David Blaine

Source: New York Times » Music

For his 70th birthday, the writer Paul Auster will share the stage in Miami with his daughter, the singer Sophie Auster, and the magician David Blaine.

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Paul Auster’s Latest Trick? Celebrating 70 With David Blaine

Source: New York Times » Music

For his 70th birthday, the writer Paul Auster will share the stage in Miami with his daughter, the singer Sophie Auster, and the magician David Blaine.

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Critic’s Notebook: When New York’s Nightclubs Were Secret Empires

Source: New York Times » Music

Two new books, “No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999” and “No Half Steppin’,” take a look at clubs in the 1980s and ’90s.

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