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Evelyn Dove

Evelyn Dove
Author: Stephen Bourne
Publisher: Jacaranda Books
ISBN: 9781909762350
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Evelyn Dove embraced the worlds of jazz, musical theatre and, most importantly, cabaret, in a career spanning five decades from the 1920s through to the 1960s. A black British diva with movie star looks, she captivated audiences and admirers around the world, enjoying the same appeal as the 'Forces Sweetheart' Vera Lynn throughout the Second World War. Refusing to be constrained by her race or middle-class West African and English backgrounds, she would perform for infamous Russian leader, Joseph Stalin; become a regular vocalist for the BBC and a celebrated performer across continental Europe, India and the US. At the height of her fame in the 1930s, she worked with the pioneers of black British theatre, replacing Josephine Baker as the star attraction in a revue at the Casino de Paris and scandalizing her family by appearing on stage semi-nude. This is a celebration of an extraordinary career punctuated with vertiginous highs and profound lows, and places Dove in historical context with artists of her time, such as Adelaide Hall, Dame Cleo Laine and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Evelyn Dove
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Stephen Bourne
Categories: Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-11 - Publisher: Jacaranda Books
Evelyn Dove embraced the worlds of jazz, musical theatre and, most importantly, cabaret, in a career spanning five decades from the 1920s through to the 1960s. A black British diva with movie star looks, she captivated audiences and admirers around the world, enjoying the same appeal as the 'Forces Sweetheart' Vera Lynn throughout the Second World War. Refusing to be constrained by her race or middle-class West African and English backgrounds, she would perform for infamous Russian leader, Joseph Stalin; become a regular vocalist for the BBC and a celebrated performer across continental Europe, India and the US. At the height of her fame in the 1930s, she worked with the pioneers of black British theatre, replacing Josephine Baker as the star attraction in a revue at the Casino de Paris and scandalizing her family by appearing on stage semi-nude. This is a celebration of an extraordinary career punctuated with vertiginous highs and profound lows, and places Dove in historical context with artists of her time, such as Adelaide Hall, Dame Cleo Laine and Dame Shirley Bassey.
The Starseed Universe
Language: en
Pages: 1265
Authors: Ashley McLeo
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-24 - Publisher: Meraki Press
There is one prophecy, born of blood, fire, and stardust. And three sisters destined to fulfill it. But first, each must learn that the others exist. And that they're witches. Upon first meeting, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. Only the threat of otherworldly beings arriving on Earth unites them. That and their strange, uncommonly loud, persistent, estrogen-filled family. When one sister suffers an attack on those she loves, the others come together to help. And find that the danger is closer, and stronger, than they ever could have imagined. Perfect for fans of the Charmed sisterhood and A Discovery of Witches.
Rising of Three
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Ashley McLeo
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Meraki Press
The fata are kidnapping people around the world. And only the McKay triplets can stop them. With the help of a growing army, Sara McKay and her sisters prepare for war. But between training and searching the world for the fata, demons from Sara's past begin rise to the surface. Will her weaknesses drive a wedge between the sisters that the fata can exploit? Because the future of humanity depends on the success of the chosen three. Rising of Three is the explosive finale to The Starseed Trilogy. With romance, family, mythology, and magic you've never seen before, it's sure to keep you guessing what happens next.
The Mother of Ten Thousand Things
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Alexander Roussel
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-20 - Publisher: Booktango
Evelyn Doorn is a young girl lost in a world of magic and dark secrets. She is thrust into the middle of a land where good and evil have long battled over control. The few remaining rebels for the cause of the rightful ruler fight against powerful oppressors. Evelyn is caught in the middle of an age-old feud, one that's only hope for any end are rumors and promises of coming revolution. Experience the magical, the vile, and the truly extraordinary as Evelyn searches for a way back home from this place called Orvia, in The Mother of Ten Thousand Things.
MERKUR Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken
Language: de
Pages: 96
Authors: Christian Demand
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-30 - Publisher: Klett-Cotta
Im Aufmacher des Oktoberhefts (Nr. 785) schreibt Herfried Münkler über die »politische Urteilskraft« und die mit ihrer Anwendung verbundene Entstehung von Deutungs- und Entscheidungseliten. Ilja Braun beklagt die Diskrepanz in der Durchsetzbarkeit von Investitionsschutz und Menschenrechten. Warum die neuen Bücher zum Ersten Weltkrieg eigentlich ziemlich alt sind, erklärt der Literaturwissenschaftler Bernd Hüppauf. Der Kunsthistoriker T. J. Clark unterzieht Veroneses »Allegorien der Liebe« einer so genauen wie (auch sprachlich) originellen Lektüre. In seiner ersten Urbanismuskolumne beschreibt Harald Bodenschatz die Berliner Mitte als das Produkt zweier Diktaturen. Rudolf Stichweh betrachtet in seiner Kolumne »zeitgenössische« Kunst unter soziologischen Gesichtspunkten. Julia Encke hat Helmut Lethens autobiografisch grundiertes Fotografietheorie-Buch »Der Schatten des Fotografen« mit Gewinn gelesen. Scharf kritisiert dagegen Jan von Brevern Michael Frieds Band »Warum Photographie als Kunst so bedeutend ist wie nie zuvor«. Holger Schulze macht mit der Vorgeschichte und Gegenwart des »Afrofuturismus« bekannt. Zum Auftakt der Marginalien noch einmal Berlin und Urbanismus: Gerwin Zohlen über das immerwährende Stadtplanungsdesaster »Kulturforum«. Anton Tantner stellt Vorüberlegungen zu einer noch zu schreibenden Geschichte der »Nummerierung« an. In Günter Hacks Vogelporträt-Reihe geht es diesmal um den nur scheinbar unscheinbaren Spatz. Stephan Herczeg setzt sein Journal fort.
If The Slipper Fits
Language: en
Pages: 106
Authors: Madelyn Salazar, Faith Welsh
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-16 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Princess Evelyn, future fairy godmother, is horrified when her father sends her to a new school. There, she must learn how to control her temper and make new friends. When she thinks she might finally fit in, students start disappearing. Then Evelyn is faced with a threat bigger than ever before. It may change her life forever.
Iman's Isle - A Tale of Lost Treasures
Language: en
Pages: 372
Authors: S. A. Davis
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Some treasures cannot be stolen, only lost. And if lost, may be impossible to recover. Journey to an island paradise, the heavenly city of Casilda, and the hideous pit called Marheon and observe the creatures that dwell there and in between. Explore the struggle of good against evil, with humanity caught in the middle, and know that some unseen forces desire the destruction of humans, while others strive for their salvation. Reviewers' comments: "A Good Read!," "A clever spin on a classic story!," "A unique and instant classic!," "A great character driven book that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!"
The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Irving Shulman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-07 - Publisher: iUniverse
These nine stories—many of them in novella length—display the entire scope of The Amboy Dukes, author Irving Shulman's unique style. Each offers a highly individual look at a segment of experience—caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page. Titles include: “Tears to Drown the Wind,” “Every Job's an Education” and “Your Hands Entrap my Quivering Heart”.
An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Sean Mayes, Sarah K. Whitfield
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A radically urgent intervention, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900 - 1950 uncovers the hidden Black history of this most influential of artforms. Drawing on lost archive material and digitised newspapers from the turn of the century onwards, this exciting story has been re-traced and restored to its rightful place. A vital and significant part of British cultural history between 1900 and 1950, Black performance practice was fundamental to resisting and challenging racism in the UK. Join Mayes (a Broadway- and Toronto-based Music Director) and Whitfield (a musical theatre historian and researcher) as they take readers on a journey through a historically-inconvenient and brilliant reality that has long been overlooked. Get to know the Black theatre community in London's Roaring 20s, and hear about the secret Florence Mills memorial concert they held in 1928. Acquaint yourself with Buddy Bradley, Black tap and ballet choreographer, who reshaped dance in British musicals - often to be found at Noël Coward's apartment for late-night rehearsals, such was Bradley's importance. Meet Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who toured Britain's theatres during World War 1 and brought the sounds of Chicago to places like war-weary Dundee. Discover the
Black Poppies
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Stephen Bourne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-01 - Publisher: The History Press
In 1914 there were at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage, fiercely loyal to their Mother Country. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the First World War, men managed to join all branches of the armed forces and black communities made a vital contribution, both on the front and at home. By 1918 it is estimated that the black population had trebled to 30,000, and after the war many black soldiers who had fought for Britain decided to make it their home. Black Poppies explores the military and civilian wartime experiences of these men and of women, from the trenches to the music hall. Poignantly, it concludes by examining the anti-black race riots of 1919 in cities like Cardiff and Liverpool, where black men came under attack from returning white soldiers who resented their presence, in spite of what they and their families had done for Britain during the war. The first book of its kind to focus on the Black British experience during the Great War; this new offering from Stephen Bourne is fascinating and eye-opening.