A Bourbon Street Valentine (A Bourbon Street Short Story)


Author: Deanna Chase
Publisher: Bayou Moon Press, LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 50
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From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase, A Bourbon Street Valentine--a short story in the Jade Calhoun world. It’s Valentine’s Day and magic’s in the air. Only Kat Hart never expected her handmade jewelry to be at the center of everything. So when her night out at Cupid’s Ball turns into a competition to be a handsome stranger’s wife, it’s up to her to break the spell…or she might get more than she bargained for. Holidays, Valentine's Day, witches, magic, cupid, paranormal romance, fnatasy romance, romantic comedy

Rampart Street


Author: David Fulmer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156030519
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Reluctantly drawn into the investigation into a gentleman's murder on New Orleans's Rampart Street, Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr learns that the victim was acquainted years earlier with a second murder victim, a case with possible ties to the city's most powerful leaders and Valentin's ex-girlfriend's new lover. By the author of Jass. Reprint.

Daphne's Story


Author: Bit Wilson Valentine
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412001129
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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A novel set in Reconstruction-era South Louisiana. It is a story of life on a sugar plantation and the struggle to rebuild the plantations and regain their fortunes. It is the story of one man's love for his land and a woman.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009

Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture
Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456450
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 600
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Among 2009’s many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Patrick Swayze and Karl Malden, newsman Walter Cronkite, entertainers Soupy Sales and Captain Lou Albano, television icon Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2009 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a recap of their career. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.

My New Orleans

Ballads to the Big Easy by Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers
Author: Rosemary James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604078
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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From famous writers and personalities who call the city home, whether by birth or simply love, these pieces written in the wake of Hurricane Katrina serve as a timeless tribute to New Orleans. Sentimental, joyful, and witty, these essays by celebrated writers, entertainers, chefs, and fans honor the life of one of America's most beloved cities. Paul Prudhomme writes about the emotional highs New Orleans inspires, Wynton Marsalis exalts his native city as soul model for the nation, while Walter Isaacson shares his vision for preserving his hometown's pentimento magic. Stewart O'Nan recalls the fantasy haze that enshrouded his first trip to the Big Easy when he was thirty and bowed to Richard Ford to receive his first literary prize. Poppy Z. Brite thanks New Orleans for helping her discover the simple pleasure of Audubon Park's egrets, and Elizabeth Dewberry explores what it means to work Bourbon Street as a stripper. My New Orleans captures the spirit of the city that was—and that will be again.

Dark Inside


Author: Jeyn Roberts
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732000583
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Aries kämpft sich nach einem Erdbeben durch zerstörte Straßen. Clementine überlebt als Einzige ein Blutbad in der Gemeindehalle. Mason verliert all seine Freunde bei einem Bombenanschlag. Michael entkommt nur knapp dem Amoklauf zweier Polizisten. Vier Jugendliche kämpfen in einer postapokalyptischen Welt um ihr Überleben. Sie können niemandem trauen. Nicht einmal sich selbst. Erdbeben verwüsten ganze Kontinente, zerstören Städte und Häuser. Doch etwas regt sich, was tausendmal schlimmer ist: eine dunkle Kraft, die Menschen in rasende Bestien verwandelt. Wer nicht befallen wird, kämpft um sein Leben. Keiner kann den Monstern entkommen, denn sie sind mitten unter uns: ein Freund, ein Familienmitglied, ein Kind. Ihre Tarnung ist perfekt. "Dark Inside" ist der erste von zwei Bänden.

Flavia de Luce 9 - Der Tod sitzt mit im Boot

Roman
Author: Alan Bradley
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641216192
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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»Die Flavia-de-Luce-Romane sind Kult.« Mail on Sunday Wie sieht für Sie der typische Ermittler aus? Männlich, mittelalt, ein bisschen brummig, mit einer aufgeweckten jungen Kollegin an seiner Seite? Denken Sie um! Denn kaum jemand hat eine so hohe Erfolgsquote, was die Lösung von Kriminalfällen betrifft, wie Flavia de Luce: zwölf Jahre alt, auf liebenswerte Weise ein bisschen naseweiß, begnadete Chemikerin, an ihrer Seite nur ihr treues Fahrrad Gladys. Auch in diesem ungewöhnlich heißen Sommer in England kreuzt während eines Bootsausflugs mit ihrer Familie eine Leiche Flavias Weg. Der tote Mann ist in blaue Seide gehüllt und trägt einen einzelnen roten Ballettschuh. Als auch noch drei Klatschtanten in der ortsansässigen Kirche dran glauben müssen, läuft Flavias zauberhafte Spürnase erneut zu Hochtouren auf.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture
Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807869945
Category: Reference
Page: 544
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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

Der Teufel von New York

Roman
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342342043X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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1845: Der erste Fall für die Polizei von New York Im New York des Jahres 1845 läuft dem jungen Polizisten Timothy Wilde auf der Straße ein völlig verstörtes kleines Mädchen in die Arme. Es trägt ein blutdurchtränktes Nachthemd und will oder kann nicht sagen, wer es ist – und was ihm zugestoßen ist. Kurz darauf findet Timothy auf einem entlegenen Gelände 19 vergrabene Kinderleichen. Es ist ein heikler Fall für die gerade gegründete Polizei: In der Stadt kursieren die wildesten Gerüchte und die politische Situation ist zum Zerreißen angespannt.

Watching TV

Six Decades of American Television
Author: Harry Castleman,Walter J. Podrazik
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780815629887
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 460
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Watching TV remains the only book about television to go beyond mere alphabetical listings and limited reminiscences about the medium's most popular programs. Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik present a sweeping season-by-season survey capturing the essence of television from its inception to the present. anecdotes and the complicated network strategies that have made television a multi-billion-dollar industry. By presenting every prime-time schedule season by season, from the fall of 1944, Watching TV provides a fascinating reading of how the personalities, popular shows and coverage of key event shave evolved during the past six decades. photographs, Watching TV is a valuable history of American television, now updated to include the most recent programming and industry developments.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz


Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 1024
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From boogie-woogie to bebop and beyond, the sounds and rhythms of Jazz is mercurial: always creative, seldom static, frequently cultish and often contentious. The latest edition of The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz is the essential companion to making an acquaintance with Jazz. It will inform you and it will not talk down to you. There are over 3,500 entries detailing every artist who has had an impact on the development of jazz since it headed out from New Orleans and spread to New York, London, Paris, Montreux, Munich and way beyond. Here are all the legends whose genius is evoked in a single name - Ella, Duke, Satchimo, Bird, Miles, Trane, the Hawk, Monk and Diz - together with all the younger talent - Brad mehidau, jacky terrasson, Nicholas Payton and the youngest phenomenon of them all, Norah Jones. They line up with modern-day giants of the genre such as John Schofield, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano and Keith Jarrett. All entries have a detailed album chronology, together with a five-star rating system.The text is non-pompous, non-judgemental yet friendly and constructive. All the text has been taken from the gigantic database of The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, first published in 1992. the EPM and its spin-off series swiftly and firmly established itself as the undisputed champion of all contemporary-music reference books.

Down Beat


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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The contemporary music magazine.

Die Entführung der Delia Wright

Roman
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423424206
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Jetzt im Taschenbuch Ein neuer Fall für Timothy Wilde, den ersten Polizisten von New York: Dieses Mal geht es um die schöne Blumenverkäuferin Lucy Adams, deren Familie entführt wird, um politische Intrigen und um einen florierenden Sklaven- Schwarzhandel mitten im liberalen New York. Und um eine Leiche im Bett von Tims Bruder Valentine, seines Zeichens Polizei-Captain, Feuerwehrmann, korrupter Politiker, Frauenheld und noch einiges mehr. Um Valentine aus diesem Schlamassel herauszuziehen, begibt sich Tim auf eine riskante Gratwanderung zwischen Recht und Gesetz. Vom ›Wall Street Journal‹ zu einem der »zehn besten Kriminalromane des Jahres« gekürt.