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Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

Fantastic Voyage with King Kong & Queen : new listening in Arts.

September 12, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Performing Arts, Popular music, Theatre:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical guitar, and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Arts, Film, Popular music, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

It’s a book Jim, but not as we know it; new ebooks in Arts

August 28, 2014

Arts, Film, Music, New books, Popular music, Television:

Our collection of ebooks continues to grow, and these are just a few of my current personal favourites; I can’t wait to get home to read them! You can too… Read More ›

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Arts, Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Arts, Music, Painting, Popular music, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

Music here, there and everywhere: on a stream near you!

June 13, 2014

Arts, Music, Popular music:

It is simply amazing the type of library we can have in our own homes, and without taking up all that shelf space!   This opera gala from Cologne comes… Read More ›

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

New ebooks in Arts: Zines, would you believe

May 25, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Music, New books, Popular music:

A lot of people involved in the zine community would say that digitising zines takes away something intrinsic – the kinesthetic and unique appreciation of the physical object – and… Read More ›

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

April 11, 2014

Arts, Music, New books, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Rock country : the sounds, bands, fans, fun & other stuff that happened: edited by Christian Ryan “Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail… Read More ›

New Listening:  Chain, Cosmic Country & more

New Listening: Chain, Cosmic Country & more

January 30, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include releases in opera, classical, country,  pop, rock, blues and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›