Libraries closed through at least April 13 - All Library locations and book drops are closed until at least April 13. Due dates are extended until we reopen, so please keep your Library materials for now. And don’t worry, we won’t suspend your account or charge you for late items. Find the latest on our response to the coronavirus outbreak here.
Holds Unavailable - While the Library is closed you will not be able to place holds on physical items. Holds will be available again when we reopen. Thank you for your patience.
"Few people in recent memory have dedicated themselves as devotedly to the story of twentieth-century American music as Rob Kapilow, the composer, conductor, and host of the hit NPR music radio program, What makes it great? Now, ...he turns his keen ear to the Great American Songbook, bringing many of our favorite classics to life through the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century's most treasured American composers--Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Hardly confining himself to celebrating what makes these catchy melodies so unforgettable, Kapilow delves deeply into how issues of race, immigration, sexuality, and appropriation intertwine in masterpieces like Show boat and West Side story. A book not just about musical theater but about America itself, ...equally for the devotee, the singer, the music student, or for anyone intrigued by how popular music has shaped the larger culture"--