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Remembering Prince

Remembering Prince

The artist known as Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he lived his entire life. A music prodigy, Prince developed musical talent at any early age, writing music and playing guitar, piano, and drums. Prince's first major label debut was in 1978. His album 1999, released in 1982, was a huge success, combining rock, funk, and dance music. By 1984 he had become a music icon with the worldwide hit album and movie Purple Rain. Hit after hit followed, and Prince went on to sell more than 100 million albums by the time of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Still an incredible artistic influence, Prince performed at the 2007 Super bowl and continued to record and perform up until his unexpected death at age 57. Celebrate the music of Prince with these titles from hoopla and these CDs from the library's collection.

 

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Jazz Great Miles Davis

Jazz Great Miles Davis

Born 90 years ago in Alton, Illinois, jazz icon Miles Davis learned to play trumpet as a young boy, moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School in the mid 1940s. After dropping out of school, Davis was eager to play with other jazz greats of the day, including Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie Parker. During a long career, Davis often had a turbulent life, yet he composed and created a legacy of music that was groundbreaking and remains influential. He died at age 65 in 1991. Many Davis albums are available on hoopladigital, and included in the library's CD collection are the following:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Bring out the hot dogs and Cracker Jack to enjoy while you listen to an audiobook about America's favorite pastime--baseball. The Audiovisual Department has a variety of baseball fiction and nonfiction to listen to. So stop by the Audiovisual Department today to pick one of the following books to listen to for your next great book.

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