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Play It Again

Author : Alan Rusbridger
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-09-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374710620

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As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music—especially the piano. He sets himself a formidable challenge: to fluently learn Chopin's magnificent Ballade No. 1 in G minor, arguably one of the most difficult Romantic compositions in the repertory. With pyrotechnic passages that require feats of memory, dexterity, and power, the piece is one that causes alarm even in battle-hardened concert pianists. He gives himself a year. Under ideal circumstances, this would have been a daunting task. But the particular year Rusbridger chooses turns out to be one of frenetic intensity. As he writes in his introduction, "Perhaps if I'd known then what else would soon be happening in my day job, I might have had second thoughts. For it would transpire that, at the same time, I would be steering the Guardian through one of the most dramatic years in its history." It was a year that began with WikiLeaks' massive dump of state secrets and ended with the Guardian's revelations about widespread phone hacking at News of the World. "In between, there were the Japanese tsunami, the Arab Spring, the English riots . . . and the death of Osama Bin Laden," writes Rusbridger. The test would be to "nibble out" twenty minutes per day to do something totally unrelated to the above. Rusbridger's description of mastering the Ballade is hugely engaging, yet his subject is clearly larger than any one piece of classical music. Play It Again deals with focus, discipline, and desire but is, above all, about the sanctity of one's inner life in a world dominated by deadlines and distractions. What will you do with your twenty minutes?

Play It Again, Sam

Author : Andrew Horton,Stuart Y. McDougal
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2024-03-29
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780520310216

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This title was originally published in 1998. Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well. The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1998.

Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Music

Author : Professor George Plasketes
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2013-01-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781409494003

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Covering—the musical practice of one artist recording or performing another composer's song—has always been an attribute of popular music. In 2009, the internet database Second Hand Songs estimated that there are 40,000 songs with at least one cover version. Some of the more common variations of this "appropriationist" method of musical quotation include traditional forms such as patriotic anthems, religious hymns such as Amazing Grace, Muzak's instrumental interpretations, Christmas classics, and children's songs. Novelty and comedy collections from parodists such as Weird Al Yankovic also align in the cover category, as does the "larcenous art" of sampling, and technological variations in dance remixes and mash-ups. Film and television soundtracks and advertisers increasingly rely on versions of familiar pop tunes to assist in marketing their narratives and products. The cover phenomenon in popular culture may be viewed as a postmodern manifestation in music as artists revisit, reinterpret and re-examine a significant cross section of musical styles, periods, genres, individual records, and other artists and their catalogues of works.The cover complex, with its multiple variations, issues, contexts, and re-contextualizations comprises an important and rich popular culture text. These re-recordings represent artifacts which embody artistic, social, cultural, historical, commercial, biographical, and novel meanings. Through homage, allusion, apprenticeship, and parody, among other modes, these diverse musical quotations express, preserve, and distribute popular culture, popular music and their intersecting historical narratives. Play it Again represents the first collection of critical perspectives on the many facets of cover songs in popular music.

Play It Again

Author : Gina Becker
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 301 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2013-05-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781481751056

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When Amy Marsh hears her sons song being played on the radio, she is caught off guard. Not only has he been dead for over twenty years, but his music was never aired. So why, on his birthday, twenty-one years after his death is someone else singing his haunting melody? Shes about to find out. As a retired journalist, she and her husband, ex-building contractor Daniel, have retired from the Midwest to the sunny coast of Carmel, California. As Amy uses her past writing experience to extract an article from the supposed singer/songwriter, she takes her entire family on a spiritual journey that will change their lives forever. Daniels gruff nature struggles against his wifes softness and willingness to accept this new young singer into their family, but in the end, even her sons ex-band mates will have to concede, theres something unique and special about Jonah. Play It Again is a heartwarming story that will make you laugh, cry, and wonder, if you havent already, what happens to our spirit when we die?

Play it again: Piano

Author : Melanie Spanswick
Publisher : Schott Music
Page : 117 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2022-09-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9783795730239

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Did you use to play the piano? Would you like to play again? This is the first of two books of Play it again: Piano. It will reunite you with the keyboard using real pieces from the piano repertoire to teach specific techniques and tips, to get you playing fluently once again. The level of pieces in this first book progresses from around UK grades 1 to 4 (elementary to intermediate). "I used to play the piano..." Aimed at 'returning' players who have spent some time away from the keyboard, Play it again: Piano gives you the confidence to revisit this fulfilling pastime and go beyond what you previously thought you could achieve. Each of the 28 pieces in Book 1 is accompanied by two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips, all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again! There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper to regain a fuller understanding of music and technique. A refresher course for all abilities Each book is arranged in 4 progressive sections, with Book 1 moving from 'Elementary' to 'Intermediate', and Book 2 taking you from 'Late Intermediate' to 'Late Advanced'. Dip in and out wherever your level of playing suits: this two-book course starts with simple and elegant miniatures and concludes with the famously showy Prelude in C-sharp minor by Rachmaninoff! Confident pianists could start with Book 2, but there is a wealth of delightful repertoire and valuable practice tips in Book 1 – it's always useful to go 'back to basics'. From Schumann to shuffles Baroque, Classical and Romantic works sit alongside Jazz, Ragtime, contemporary or traditional pieces at every level, so each lesson brings something different and you'll learn to play in a range of styles, some of which may be new to your fingers. If you often find yourself saying "I used to play the piano..." but wish you still did, then Play it again: Piano is the resource for you!

Play It Again

Author : Jim Bresnahan
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2015-01-28
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781476606880

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What if Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson had stood side by side in Cleveland’s outfield? What if integration had taken place in the major leagues before 1947? Who would have won the World Series had a strike not shortened the 1994 season? In this compilation of fantasy scenarios, the history of baseball from 1869 to the controversial 2003 playoffs is literally rewritten by fifty journalists, historians, authors and former baseball players. Topics include playing for pay, Merkle’s Boner, rival leagues, the 1919 Series, Mickey Owens and the dropped strike, and integration. Chronologically organized, the experts take up the major events of each era and speculate on the long-and short-term outcomes had history followed a different, but still likely, course. The book concludes with an appendix in which the panel members hold forth on general-interest topics such as star-crossed players who might have gone on to Hall of Fame careers, the greatest big-game players, and World Series pairings.

Play It Again Sam

Author : Stan Friedland
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2004-05-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781469106564

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Sam Schoenfeld was a basketball wizard! He was one of the most outstanding basketball players of his generation, and was compared favorably to Nat Holman, who was considered the very best. He became one of the top high school basketball coaches in New York City history, and then went on to become one of the best college basketball officials as well. This book details the unlimited passion that Sam had for the game of basketball and of his impressive contributions and achievements in it. The reader is taken along for an exciting ride through the short but full life of an extraordinary man!

Play it Again, Sam

Author : Woody Allen
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Page : 68 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1969
Category : Drama
ISBN : 0573614040

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A movie buff periodically receives tips from the spirit of Humphrey Bogart on how to make it with women.

Play It Again

Author : Holly Schindler
Publisher : Intoto Books
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2021-03-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 195051403X

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Four years after their unexpected summer romance, Chelsea and Clint are together again, given a second chance at love.

Play It Again: Piano Book 1

Author : Melanie Spanswick
Publisher : Schott
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2017-04
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1495097595

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(Piano). Did you use to play the piano? Would you like to play again? This is the first of two books of Play It Again: Piano . It will reunite you with the keyboard using real pieces from the piano repertoire to teach specific techniques and tips, to get you playing fluently once again. The level of pieces in this first book progresses from around UK grades 1 to 4 (elementary to intermediate). Aimed at "returning" players who have spent some time away from the keyboard, Play It Again: Piano gives you the confidence to revisit this fulfilling pastime and go beyond what you previously thought you could achieve. Each of the 28 pieces in Book 1 is accompanied by two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips, all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again! There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper to regain a fuller understanding of music and technique. Each book is arranged in 4 progressive sections, with Book 1 moving from Elementary to Intermediate and Book 2 taking you from Late Intermediate to Late Advanced. Dip in and out wherever your level of playing suits: this two-book course starts with simple and elegant miniatures and concludes with the famously showy Prelude in C-sharp minor by Rachmaninoff! Confident pianists could start with Book 2, but there is a wealth of delightful repertoire and valuable practice tips in Book 1 it's always useful to go "back to basics." Baroque, Classical and Romantic works sit alongside Jazz, Ragtime, contemporary or traditional pieces at every level, so each lesson brings something different and you'll learn to play in a range of styles, some of which may be new to your fingers. If you often find yourself saying "I used to play the piano ..." but wish you still did, then Play It Again: Piano is the resource for you!

Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam

Author : Woody Allen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Electronic books
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037156291

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Play it Again, Charlie Brown

Author : Charles Monroe Schulz
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1972
Category : Pianists
ISBN : OCLC:57456399

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Hoping to win Schroeder's attentions, Lucy arranges for him to play in the PTA benefit show.

Play it Again, Sam

Author : Charles McNair
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0881466298

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Chronicling the journey of ninety-year-old Sam Massell, each chapter is a book unto itself on the separate parts of his life. He has excelled in four careers, including twenty years in commercial real estate, twenty-two years in elected offices, thirteen years in the tourism industry, and is now in his thirtieth year of association management. In 1969, Sam Massell was elected the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Since leaving office he has been inducted into numerous "Halls of Fame" for service in fields of business, government, civil rights, hospitality, and influence. When a young boy, and self-described "dead-end kid," Massell searched for identity between the mischief of his only two friends-one who ended up in juvenile detention-and operating his own oversized Coca-Cola stand. Later, he pioneered professionally as a specialist in building medical offices, struggled between pride and prejudice for being Jewish, and as a liberal Democrat, organized and managed a nonprofit civic group among one hundred (mostly) conservative Republican business leaders. Politically, Massell changed Atlanta's City elections to nonpartisan, created Atlanta's Urban Design Commission, allowed Muhammad Ali to fight when fifty other cities would not, established Metro Atlanta's mass transit system (MARTA), appointed the first woman to the City Council, named the first blacks to City department head status, and developed the Omni, Atlanta's first enclosed arena. Most importantly, his legacy will be his peaceful guidance of Atlanta (then population 500,000) through its transformation from an all-white power structure to a black city government. This is a textbook case of behind-the-scenes fact and frivolity of the sins of a workaholic and the success of an idea man, a leader, and the subject of a well-written history.

Play It Again, Spam

Author : Tamar Myers
Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2005-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1597221074

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Struggling to cope with the discovery that her husband is a bigamist and the destruction by a tornado of her Amish country inn, Magdalena Yoder must turn sleuth when the reunion of a group of World War II buddies and an old vendetta lead to murder.

Shakespeare and Elizabeth

Author : Helen Hackett
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2009-04-05
Category : History
ISBN : 9780691128061

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This book explores the history of invented encounters between Shakespeare and the Queen Elizabeth I, and examines how and why the mythology of these two cultural icons has been intertwined in British and American culture. It follows the history of meetings between the poet and the queen through historical novels, plays, paintings, and films, ranging from works such as Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth and the film Shakespeare in Love to lesser known examples. Raising questions about the boundaries separating scholarship and fiction, it looks at biographers and critics who continue to delve into links between these two. In the Shakespeare authorship controversy there have even been claims that Shakespeare was Elizabeth's secret son or lover, or that Elizabeth herself was the genius Shakespeare. The author examines the reasons behind the lasting appeal of their combined reputations, and locates this interest in their enigmatic sexual identities, as well as in the ways they represent political tensions and national aspirations.