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Josh Groban Takes the Stage in his New Book, ‘Stage to Stage’

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The yellow stage lights feel hot on your face as the music swells and you begin your first number. You feel the notes deep within your body, and when those notes are shared, the result is a standing ovation. How did you get here? What steps did you take? This is what Josh Groban shares with us in his new coffee table book Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. Groban is not only a Broadway star; this Tony nominee is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. (You may remember his “Evermore” from the live action Beauty & The Beast). Like any star, they have a story of how they got where they are today, and Groban’s book…

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Review: Elvis Costello’s Life as a Wordsmith Continues in Memoir

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There may be more famous rock performers, there may be bands that pack larger venues and whose albums outsell his, but for my money, the absolute pinnacle of cool in the world of modern music is Elvis Costello. Darkly humorous and slightly dangerous, simultaneously catchy and cerebral, his songs helped form the foundation of the punk movement in the 1970s. Through nearly four decades since then, his music spanned a broad variety of genres, from jazz to classical to soul to pop to country to orchestral. His work has won him multiple awards, landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and placed him on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. And the…

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