This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas’s now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century Parisian life.
She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name? You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris, London, New York, Dresden, or Copenhagen, but where is her grave? We know only her age, fourteen, and the work that she did—because it was already grueling work, at an age when children today are sent to school. In the 1880s, she danced as a “little rat” at the Paris Opera, and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn’t a dream for her. She was fired after several years of intense labor; the director had had enough of her repeated absences. She had been working another job, even two, because the few pennies the Opera paid weren’t enough to keep her and her family fed. She was a model, posing for painters or sculptors—among them Edgar Degas.
Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experiences of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem and the world she inhabited that shows the importance of those who have traditionally been overlooked in the study of art.
Get ready for the release of the 2023 Broadway cast recording of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.' This Grammy Award-nominated album will be available on CD on December 15 and on vinyl in March 2024.
In a world where the Grim Reaper walks among us, author Eric Swett's latest urban fantasy novel, A Murder of Wizards: Apocalypse Rising: Year 2, follows the fallen angel as he battles a serial killer with a sinister agenda targeting wizards.
Unlock the truth about immigration policies in 'Global Entry,' a compelling exploration of cause and effect. Discover the consequences of open border immigration policies in the United States in this thought-provoking book by Robert Fay.
Barnes & Noble will welcome New York Times bestselling author and living legend, Barbra Streisand, for a live, virtual discussion of MY NAME IS BARBRA, the long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the highly anticipated studio cast album 'Humbug' by composer Philip David Stern. Experience the enchanting musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece, featuring Broadway talent and a captivating blend of orchestral, jazz, and musical theater. Visit NYSO's website for more information and an exclusive preview of the album.
Join Nelson Aspen for Happy Hour NYC Book Tour! Celebrate the release of 'Dancing Between the Raindrops,' a wild Coming-of-Age story set in 1980s New York City. Meet the author, enjoy specialty cocktails, and get signed copies of the book. Don't miss this unique event!
Don't miss the kickoff of the national book tour by local author, chef, and Italy travel specialist in Sarasota. Join them for an evening filled with culinary delights, inspiring travel stories, and the chance to uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine.
Discover the long-awaited release of Brent Carver's posthumous album, now available for streaming on various platforms. Fans of the acclaimed actor and singer can finally enjoy his musical talent and commemorate his legacy.
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing soundtrack composed by Johanna Telander for Quentin Garzón's 'Gray Land' short film. Available now on all major music platforms. Experience the perfect harmony between visuals and music.