Andy Propst, author of You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman, chats with Erik Haagensen about his upcoming book!

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He penned songs such as "Witchcraft" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet CharityI Love My WifeOn the Twentieth Century, and The Will Rogers Follies - yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. You Fascinate Me So takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway's preeminent composers.

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Andy Propst (New York, NY) is a journalist and author whose career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio's XM 28 On Broadway channel. Propst's writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Time Out New YorkBackstage, and the Sondheim Review, and online at the site he founded, AmericanTheaterWeb.com, as well as TheaterMania.com. In addition, he currently is editor-in-chief/curator for BwayTunes.com, Broadway's Digital Music Store.

Erik Haagensen's theatrical career encompasses the roles of playwright, lyricist, and director. His stage musicals include O. Henry Duet, A Fine and Private Place, and How It Was Done in Odessa, which have been seen in such varied venues as Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, New Jersey's American Stage Company, Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House and Eugene O'Neill Center and New York City's Playwright Horizons.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, covering everything from books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries to playscripts and books on television and many other topics.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Martin Popoff was a guest on the Grand Dark Conspiracy program. Listen to the discussion on Dave's new book, Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day!

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Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day aims to add to the shockingly slight representation of all things Oz-man in book form with celebrated metal expert Martin Popoff plotting the crazy 30-plus-year run of rock's most adorable madman, day by day, milestone after milestone, the hirings, the firings, the rehabs and relapses, the bats, the doves, Zakk Wylde, and most seriously, the tragic death of Randy Rhoads in a fly-by prank gone wrong.

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Martin Popoff (Toronto, Canada) has penned 45 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting. He was the editor in chief of the now retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles for 14 years, and he has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar WorldGoldmineRecord Collector, Braveworlds.com, Lollipop.com, and HardRadio.com. His TV and video work includes Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage and Metal Evolution. For more information, visit www.martinpopoff.com.

The Grand Dark Conspiracy is about exploration of truth, finding it in alternative views and people who are brave enough to ask questions that most will not. Visit their website for more information

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Robert Goldstein talks about the 40 years of the Fender Stratocaster in this 20-year old NPR story. Tony Bacon, author of  several Fender related books including The Stratocaster Guitar Book, The Fender Electric Guitar Book - 3rd Edition, and 60 Years of Fender, is featured in the podcast! This podcast is reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of NPR.

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The Stratocaster Guitar Book (Backbeat Books): Leo Fender's company changed the course of popular music in 1954 when they introduced the Stratocaster. Since then, the Strat has been played by countless guitarists, from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. In this book, interviews with important Strat players from every decade illustrate the instrument's versatility, playability, and continuing importance. This is the complete story of the Stratocaster and the Fender company, from the struggles of the 1950s to the new models, retro reissues, and luscious collectibles of the 21st century. The Stratocaster Guitar Book is a glorious compendium of beautiful pictures, a gripping history, and a detailed guide to all Strat models. A must for all guitar lovers!

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The Fender Electric Guitar Book - 3rd Edition (Backbeat Books): To mark the 60th anniversary of Fender, Backbeat's introduced a new, completely revised third edition of this bestseller. Fender guitars have long been the instruments of choice for artists such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This book tells the complete story of Fender guitars, detailing classics such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster & Jazzmaster as well as lesser-known models. Dozens of photos reveal Fender's storied craftsmanship, while the text includes collector details for all models. The reference section lists all models and their statistics. This new edition has been refreshed and updated, with 56 extra pages and over 60 new photographs. The main text has added material and has been brought up to date to cover Fender's ever-changing history amid the fascinating developments for the company and its instruments during the eight years since the previous edition.

 

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60 Years of Fender (Backbeat Books): The latest addition to Tony Bacon's acclaimed series of guitar books, 60 Years of Fender gives a year-by-year history of the most successful electric guitar maker. In 1950, Leo Fender introduced to the world the solidbody electric guitar - the instrument known as the Telecaster. He soon added two more classics: the Precision Bass (1951) and the Stratocaster (1954). Fender's sleek, adaptable guitars have since fueled modern music - from country to rock - and have been heard in the hands of virtually every guitarist of note, from Buddy Holly to Kurt Cobain, from Eric Clapton to John Mayer. Illustrated with an unrivaled gallery of color photographs of instruments, players, and memorabilia, this revised and updated edition expands upon 50 Years of Fender (published in 2000), covering nine more years of the Fender story.

 

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NPR: NPR produces news, talk, music, and entertainment programs, including the premier newsmagazinesMorning Edition and All Things Considered, ranked #3 and #4 in the overall nationwide radio ratings.  Check out their music website here.

Robert Goldstein: Robert Goldstein has one of the most unique positions in public radio: for nearly 20 years he's served as NPR's only music librarian. He is the behind-the-scenes music adviser responsible for finding and recommending music used throughout NPR's award winning programs. Susan Stamberg often refers to him as "NPR's secret weapon."  

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Robert Goldstein talks about the Fender Stratocaster in this recent NPR story. Tom Wheeler, author of  The Fender Archives, is featured in the podcast! This podcast is reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of NPR.

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The Fender Archives (Hal Leonard Books): Welcome to The Fender Archives – part history, part archive, part scrapbook, and part treasure chest. You are invited along on a research expedition, a sort of archeological dig through several sites: file folders in Fender's offices; the family archives of Don Randall; author/curator Richard Smith's collections; the photo galleries of John Peden and Fretted Americana; jammed metal cabinets in a sweltering warehouse near the Corona factory; and the home of the late Bob Perine in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just blocks from the beach where he and Ned Jacoby took now-iconic photos of high school kids, surfboards, palm trees, and chrome-clad rocket-ship guitars in Shoreline Gold and Daphne Blue and Candy Apple Red.

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NPR: NPR produces news, talk, music, and entertainment programs, including the premier newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered, ranked #3 and #4 in the overall nationwide radio ratings.  Check out their music website here.

Robert Goldstein: Robert Goldstein has one of the most unique positions in public radio: for nearly 20 years he's served as NPR's only music librarian. He is the behind-the-scenes music adviser responsible for finding and recommending music used throughout NPR's award winning programs. Susan Stamberg often refers to him as "NPR's secret weapon."  

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Hal Leonard Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. Hal Leonard Books publishes books, DVDs, and books with DVDs on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more.  

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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