Prince FAQ

Prince FAQ

Prince. According to Cymone, the final straw came when he didn't get credit for largely writing the music for “Controversy,” this after not receiving credit ...

Author: Arthur Lizie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051434

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Here is the first comprehensive book that covers Prince’s forty-plus personal and professional years in and out of the public spotlight. Firmly grounded in a detailed chronological overview of Prince’s prodigious released and unreleased recorded musical output and epic live performances, Prince FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Purple Reign digs deep into Purple fact and legend as it explores the multiple number-one singles, the movie hits and flops, the exclusive and adventurous after shows, and the provocative TV appearances. But more than just a look at the music and moving images, this volume also highlights Prince’s relationship with those in the Purple Court—the Revolution, New Power Generation, Third Eye Girl and other band members, his musical influences (from Santana to Stevie to the Stones), the countless individual (Christopher Tracy) and group aliases (Madhouse), protégés (Carmen Electra), the cover artists (the Bangles) and recovery projects (Mavis Staples), and the wives, lovers, and multiple ingénues. And then there are the controversies—the rivalries with Rick James and Michael Jackson, the USA for Africa snub, the questions surrounding his untimely death, the fate of countless unreleased audio and video projects, and, of course, his battle against Warner Bros. and the music industry that caused him to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol. Accompanied by dozens of rare images, Prince FAQ is the go-to volume for all things Prince.
Categories: Music

Prince FAQ

Prince FAQ

This volume covers it all-the number-one hits, the protégés, sidekicks, and rivals, the down-and-di.

Author: Arthur Lizie

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1617136700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Until his untimely death in 2016, Prince entertained, amused, and just as often confused legions of fans and followers in a prolific and purple career that spanned four decades. This volume covers it all--the number-one hits, the protégés, sidekicks, and rivals, the down-and-dirty funk and the arena rock, the accolades, the after shows, and the eternal mysteries of the Vault.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dracula FAQ

Dracula FAQ

But then it turned out the guy was Count Roderick Ghyka, the son of the crown prince of Romania and a direct descendant of Count Vlad, the real Dracula.

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Dracula FAQ unearths little-known facts about both the historical and literary Dracula. The 15th-century warlord Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula (son of the Dragon), became a legendary figure in his native Wallachia. Four hundred years later, Irish author Bram Stoker appropriated Dracula's name for a vampire novel he spent seven years researching and writing. Considered one of the great classics of Gothic literature, Dracula went on to inspire numerous stage plays, musicals, movies, and TV adaptations with actors as diverse as Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Jack Palance, Frank Langella, Louis Jourdan, Gary Oldman, and Gerard Butler taking on the role of the vampire king. And with Dracula proving the popularity of vampires, other bloodsuckers rose from their graves to terrify book, movie, and TV audiences from Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows to The Night Stalker to the vampires of True Blood on the small screen, and Interview with the Vampire and Twilight on the big screen. More recently, Dracula has been resurrected for a TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a feature film starring Luke Evans. Dracula FAQ covers all of these and more, including the amazing stories of real-life vampires!
Categories: Performing Arts

David Bowie FAQ

David Bowie FAQ

Yet Prince's performative methodology; self-management of his career; investment in fashion, gender, and sexuality; and championing of the outsider bear ...

Author: Ian Chapman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051403

Category: Music

Page: 312

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David Bowie was one of the world’s most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium through which to express his artistic aspirations—and trying out several performing arts in the process—he experienced fleeting but significant success in music with the top-ten UK hit “Space Oddity,” released at the time of the successful Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Subsequently he achieved true international fame in the early 1970s through playing the role of the androgynous alien rock-star Ziggy Stardust. From here he went on to a career that spanned five decades, exploring numerous artistic disciplines, challenging societal mores and conventions, and building a platform of constant change and reinvention. Whereas most rock stars would find a winning formula and rigidly stick to it to avoid alienating their fans, David Bowie made stylistic variation his cornerstone—an entirely new and model for rock stardom. But David Bowie was more than a rock star. Reflecting an approach to art that knew no boundaries, he also made his mark in movie acting, legitimate stage acting, and more. There was a unifying factor in all of the roles he played, regardless of medium, because even from childhood he’d felt himself to be an outsider, alienated and estranged. Bowie’s fans quickly recognized this quality in him, and it created a bond that went far beyond the usual star-fan relationship. Through David Bowie, fans found themselves able to accept their sense of difference as a positive thing rather than a negative one. David Bowie didn’t simply entertain people—he empowered them.
Categories: Music

A Chorus Line FAQ

A Chorus Line FAQ

The musical was not conceived as a particularly danceheavy show, but Prince very much wanted Bennett for the musical staging, and he sweetened the deal by ...

Author: Tom Rowan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495046025

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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(FAQ). The ultimate treasure trove of information, A Chorus Line FAQ presents history and fun facts, including: the unique workshop process through which the show was developed and written, the stories of its creators, the record-breaking Broadway run and numerous touring productions, and the captivating movie version. The book also features all-new chapters on the Broadway revival, the two London productions, and notable regional productions around the country. In addition to a chapter on A Chorus Line cultural history with a guide to all the pop cultural references in the show the book includes extensive photos as well as biographical information on the casts of the major productions. There are also chapters on recordings, previous books on the topic, and the landmark show's influence on subsequent Broadway musicals and films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Morrissey FAQ

Morrissey FAQ

He is constantly criticizing the Royal Family about their hunting hobby, with the most recent situation being that Prince Charles and Prince William issued ...

Author: D. McKinney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495028939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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MORRISSEY FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO ABOUT THIS CHARMING MAN
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Wizard of Oz FAQ

The Wizard of Oz FAQ

... is a talking horse that acts as a guide when the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, ... The prince runs afoul of the Wicked Witch and is turned into the Cowardly ...

Author: David J. Hogan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480397200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 185

The Wizard of Oz FAQ is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel. You'll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy's other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered Judy; the physical horrors of filming in Technicolor; the racial Oz gag that was scripted but never shot; when the Wicked Witch was going to be beautiful; why The Wizard of Oz owes a lot to silent-screen star Mary Pickford; the story of deleted scenes, and a full two weeks of shooting that had to be scrapped; why MGM star Mickey Rooney was part of the movie's traveling publicity blitz; how the Wicked Witch was literally blown off her broomstick one day; the place where lions, tigers, and bears really do live together; singers you hear but never see; the day MGM fired Judy Garland; and much more. Just follow the yellow brick road!
Categories: Performing Arts

The Sound of Music FAQ

The Sound of Music FAQ

... sung with Sound of Music Kids)/“Edelweiss” (Lora Munro & Jason Prince)/“So Long, Farewell” (Munro & Kids)/“Climb Ev'ry Mountain”/“Maria”/“Sixteen Going ...

Author: Barry Monush

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495025952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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Categories: Performing Arts

Bollywood FAQ

Bollywood FAQ

Prince. of. Experimentation. S. D. Burman (1906–1975) hailed from a royal family whose passion for music became a profession. In the process, his rule was ...

Author: Piyush Roy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050833

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Bollywood, a popular nomenclature for India's “national” film industry in the Hindi language, along with the Taj Mahal, yoga, Buddha, and Mahatma Gandhi, is one of the best-known introductions and universally recognized associations with India across the world today. Despite its predominant narrative styles not confirming to the First World European and/or American cinema structure, Indian cinema is increasingly viewed as the world's second-most important film industry, after Hollywood, with box-office influence crossing over with European cinema. Bollywood FAQ provides a thrilling, entertaining, and intellectually stimulating joy ride into the vibrant, colorful, and multi-emotional universe of the world's most prolific (over 30 000 film titles) and most-watched film industry (at 3 billion-plus ticket sales). Bollywood blockbusters are simultaneously screened in theaters and cinemas in over 100 nations from the USA to Japan, New Zealand to the Netherlands, and Peru to Pakistan. Every major Hollywood studio (Warner Bros., Fox Star, Disney, Sony Pictures, and Viacom 18) is now making or distributing Bollywood films. Yet much of Indian cinema continues to amuse and confuse audiences and critics outside of India, including during their first/occasional introductions to its, in the words of Salman Rushdie, “epico-mythico-tragico-comico-super-sexy-high-masala-art form in which the unifying principle is a techni-color-storyline.” Bollywood FAQ explains and explores the above myths and magic. It introduces India's maharajah-like stars and their cult-commanding stardom. Movie buffs will find a ready reckoner on iconic Bollywood films, with a bonus must-watch listing of the cinema's most spectacular song-and-dance moments, highlighting the pleasures and popularity of a national cinema that has come to be a genre in itself. This book is a reader-friendly reference to everything one has ever wanted to know about the spectacular, robust, humongous, colorful, and dramatic multi-generic cinematic being called Bollywood. The narrative is enriched with insider insights culled from its author's long career as a film writer and critic in the city of Bollywood, Bombay (now Mumbai).
Categories: Performing Arts

Rent FAQ

Rent FAQ

... Abbé, 21 Priest, Maxy, 166 Primary Stages, 161 Prince of Wales Theatre, 190 Prince, 68, 208 Prince, Hal, 187 Private Lives, 61 Private 388 Index.

Author: Tom Rowan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781540004970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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After opening in a small Off-Broadway theater, Rent, a modern adaptation of Puccini's La Bohème, quickly became a worldwide phenomenon with a more zealous and devoted fan base than had any musical in history. Rent FAQ includes biographical info on the musical's brilliant creator, Jonathan Larson, who tragically passed away at age 35 the night before the show began preview performances. Other chapters focus on the creative team and original cast; the development of the script and score from early drafts and workshop performances to the version we know and love today; the movie version, tours, and much more. The section “Rent Cultural Literacy” is a guide to all the titles and real people referenced in the show and the East Village and Alphabet City locations that Rent helped make famous; another chapter provides clues to the characters and tips for anyone thinking about auditioning for the musical, or putting on a production! A final chapter provides a rundown, with numerous photos, of revivals and local productions all over the country, including regional, community, and dinner theaters, and high school and college versions. Rent FAQ is a treasure trove of information, background, and fun facts for the show's devotees as well as anyone who might be lucky enough to be discovering the musical for the first time!
Categories: Performing Arts

Rolling Stones FAQ

Rolling Stones FAQ

Prince. and. the. Paupers. By 1968, the Rolling Stones really were beggars at a banquet they were paying for. They may have owned castles and mansions, ...

Author: Gary J. Jucha

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050741

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Cleverly marketed by their original manager as the bad boys of rock, the Rolling Stones have survived dalliances with the devil, drug busts, and the death of founding member Brian Jones to become the world’s longest-running rock and roll band. Led by partners-in-crime Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones have had No. 1 hits, released classic albums, broken box office records, and literally changed the world. All too often, however, books on the Rolling Stones glimmer with gossip instead of shimmering with facts about the band’s music. The Rolling Stones FAQ presents these musical facts in a fast-moving, fan-friendly read. The five incarnations of the Rolling Stones are highlighted with in-depth explorations of the band's hit records, albums, films, and tours. The band's story is told not only through the biographies of the eight men to each be called a Rolling Stone, but also through the stories of session men, producers, managers, artists, girlfriends, and wives who have contributed to the enduring, yet controversial, success of the Rolling Stones.
Categories: Music

The Cure FAQ

The Cure FAQ

Two of the greatest double albums in rock history emerged in 1987 within a couple months of each other. Prince unleashed perhaps the finest work ...

Author: Chris Gerard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493053988

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Led by the iconic frontman Robert Smith, the Cure remain one of the most beloved and influential bands in the history of alternative rock. Thanks in part to classic singles like "Just Like Heaven," "Boys Don't Cry," "Lovesong," "In Between Days," and many others, the Cure have sold millions of records worldwide and have performed in front of countless fans in every corner of the globe. Albums like Disintegration, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, and The Head on the Door are universally hailed as landmarks of the genre. For the first time, The Cure FAQ covers the band's forty-plus year career while offering fresh insight into each song in the Cure's vast canon. Each album is dissected and reviewed with candid commentary and extensive research. With their March 2019 entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame firmly establishing the Cure's place in the musical stratosphere, the timing for a career overview is perfect and The Cure FAQ delivers.
Categories: Music

Three Stooges FAQ

Three Stooges FAQ

Handsome in an imperious, almost feral way, Van Zandt (who is billed here as “Phil”) is ideally cast as the Black Prince, a nobleman who schemes with Sir ...

Author: David J. Hogan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781557839398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

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THREE STOOGES FAQ:EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE EYE-POKING FACE-SLAPPING HEAD-THUMP
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The People Power Education Superbook Book 20 Practical College Guide Living On Your Own Probably for the First Time

The    People Power    Education Superbook  Book 20  Practical College Guide  Living On Your Own  Probably for the First Time

... journeywoman.com/newfiles/university_accommodations.htm stayoncampus.com gladstone.uoregon.edu/caer/accomodations.html calvin.edu/prince/faq.html, ...

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312080904

Category: Education

Page:

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You're probably living a comfortable life at high school where you're well-respected and have friends then you go to college and you're just another generic, average student who is not popular like you were at home. Relax. Everyone else is like you. You have to put yourself out there if you want to make friends, do fun things and enjoy the ride. The average 18 year old is massively brainwashed. He has no idea of who he is in his true nature. He's trying to achieve success by society's formula which is college. Many kids go to college not even knowing that there are no jobs for many of the social science fields. They think that if the college offers it as a major, there must be a job waiting at the end. This is so stupid. Most 18 year-olds are self-centered. They think they're special because they're going to college then they go home and try to act scholarly like those nerdy professors they've been listening to for the past four months.
Categories: Education

John Hughes FAQ

John Hughes FAQ

Prince, Stephen. A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980–1989. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Prince, Stephen, ed.

Author: Thomas A. Christie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 610

Looking for a comprehensive chronicle of the films of legendary director, screenwriter, and producer John Hughes? You’re holding it in your hands. Covering the entirety of Hughes's career, from his earliest features through to his mainstream box-office successes, John Hughes FAQ explores the key factors that contributed to his legendary status in the world of cinema. While Hughes has become especially well known for the eight films that he directed between 1984 and 1991—including Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)—he made a considerably greater contribution to cinema through the dozens of high-profile screenplays that he developed for production throughout the '80s and '90s. John Hughes FAQ investigates many different aspects of Hughes's prolific career in film—discussing his distinctive flair for creating entertaining and engaging characters, his enthusiasm for new technology and eventful road trips, and his insightful social commentary on class and culture. Considering the entire sweep of Hughes's work behind the camera, John Hughes FAQ focuses not only on the popular classics of his filmography but also on many of his movies that have achieved a certain cultural prominence over the passing years.
Categories: Performing Arts

John Waters FAQ

John Waters FAQ

My hometown newspaper, the Baltimore Sun, wrote an editorial about me and they headlined it 'The Prince of Puke.' And my mother read it and she looked at me ...

Author: Dale Sherman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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For more than 50 years John Waters has been staging a coup against the good taste of the American public. From the ultimate gross-out in Pink Flamingos to the amazing general-audience rating of his biggest hit Hairspray, Waters has been subverting viewers' expectations with comedies that stretch past the boundaries of even today's jaded audiences. A provocateur of bad taste in a glorious way, Waters started out as an outsider with a camera and a small circle of fellow delinquents. In tearing down icons of the silver screen, Waters would create his own that are used still by others in movies and television. And that's only part of the tale. John Waters FAQ looks at how a nice boy from the right side of the tracks would end up becoming a demon of society and the influences that drove his ambition in moviemaking. Also featured are biographical information of the Dreamlanders -- the actors and crew members who would join Waters on his adventures in filmland over the years, including Waters's best-remembered find Divine. Beyond chapters dedicated to the making of each of his films -- from Hag in a Black Leather Jacket to his most recent A Dirty Shame -- there are those covering his career as a writer and artist. Also reviewed are his acting career in other people's television shows and movies over the years, Water's interest in music, and projects that never were to be. John Waters FAQ covers it all in the career of a man who started out with a dream of becoming an underground filmmaker and became so much more.
Categories: Performing Arts

Horror Films FAQ

Horror Films FAQ

... in Prince of Darkness (1987), which concerns scientists battling a strange “devil” chemical that possesses the power to animate and control the minds of ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366824

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 386

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HORROR FILMS FAQ:ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT SLASHERS VAMPIRES ZOMBIES ALIENS AND
Categories: Performing Arts

Haunted America FAQ

Haunted America FAQ

Royal Navy ship Bacchante—although perhaps the term “witness” is not a strictly accurate summation of the prince's experience, for to actually lay eyes upon ...

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495046001

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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(FAQ Pop Culture). Take a fast-paced survey of the ghosties, ghouls, and associated denizens of the country's haunted history with Haunted America FAQ . Tracing local ghost stories back to Native American legends and then forward through horror tales both ancient and modern, the book revisits some of the best known haunted locales, as well as some of the most obscure creepy places, in America. Delving deep into the cultural history of American hauntings, Haunted America FAQ includes chapters on ghostly books, movies, and television. Also included is an A-Z of reality-TV ghost hunts and a state-by-state gazetteer of haunted spots.
Categories: Travel

Twin Peaks FAQ

Twin Peaks FAQ

The Fresh Prince of BelAir, “Knowledge Is Power” (1990); “Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (Part 2)” (1990) Somewhat surprisingly, ditzy Hilary Banks ...

Author: David Bushman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495063893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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(FAQ). Twin Peaks , the infamously strange, seductive, and confounding murder mystery that made network television safe for surrealism, is returning to the small screen after 25 years. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the series enjoys a hallowed standing in popular culture and remains a touchstone in the evolution of TV as an artistic medium. For its many intensely devoted fans, Twin Peaks continues to beguile and disturb and delight; it's a bottomless well of allusions, symbols, conundrums to ponder and images to unpack, an endlessly engrossing puzzle box, an obsessive's dream. Twin Peaks FAQ will guide longtime fans and the newly initiated through the origins of the series, take them behind the scenes during its production, and transport readers deep into the rich mythology that made Twin Peaks a cultural phenomenon. The book features detailed episode guides, character breakdowns, and explorations of the show's distinctive music, fashion, and locations. With a sometimes snarky, always thoughtful (but never dry or academic) analysis of Twin Peaks ' myriad oddities, mysteries, references, and delicious insanity, Twin Peaks FAQ is a comprehensive, immersive, and irresistible reference for experts and newbies alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bruce Springsteen FAQ

Bruce Springsteen FAQ

... July 7 until it was knocked down to #2 by Prince's album Purple Rain. ... with Springsteen at #2 until he pulled ahead of Prince again on January 19, ...

Author: John D. Luerssen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617134609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE BOSS
Categories: Biography & Autobiography