Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great eMedia at your library! Amazing Singers' biographies

Did you know your library has great downloadable eBooks, eAudioBooks and movies? You can see them all in the eMedia Catalog!

Today's great titles are Marian Anderson.
Marian Anderson, who has been called "the voice of the American soul," was born in Philadelphia in 1902. She was denied entrance to music school because she belonged to the "colored" race. Thus, she began to perform for small, segregated audiences, gradually rising from the obscurity to fame; by 1935 she was hailed as one of the century's greatest singers. In 1955, she became the first black singer to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. Marian's story is a triumphant saga of challenges met and overcome.
And Mahalia Jackson.
Mahalia Jackson was gospel music's first superstar, a woman whose drive, talent, and charismatic personality transformed the music, carrying it from America's black churches to the concert halls of the world. She revolutionized gospel music by infusing it with catchy blues inflections. Off the stage, she became actively involved in politics and the civil rights movement. Even today, her records continue to sell in millions-a testimony to the greatness of gospel's greatest star and to an unforgettable voice.
Download and read these great eBooks, at your library today!

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