Carlos Santana - The Universal Tone

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

 

 

In conversation with ABC 7's Cheryl Jennings

Carlos Santana's unforgettable memoir offers a page-turning tale of musical self-determination and inner self-discovery, with personal stories filled with colorful detail and life-affirming lessons. The Universal Tone traces his journey from his earliest days playing the strip bars in Tijuana while barely in his teens and brings to light the establishment of his signature guitar sound; his roles as husband, father, recording legend, and rock guitar star; his indebtedness to musical and spiritual influences -- from John Coltrane and John Lee Hooker to Miles Davis and Harry Belafonte; and his deep, lifelong dedication to a spiritual path that he developed from his Catholic upbringing, Eastern philosophies, and other mystical sources. It includes his recording some of the most popular and influential rock albums of all time, up to and beyond the 1999 sensation Supernatural, which garnered nine Grammy Awards and stands as arguably the most amazing career comeback in popular music history.

Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana's earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.

Emmy and Gracie Award winner, Cheryl Jennings, is weekday co-anchor of ABC7 News at 11:00 am and at 5:00 pm. Cheryl also files special assignment news reports and is the host of the Emmy Award winning community affairs program, Beyond the Headlines.

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780316244923
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 11/2014

Evan Goldstein - Wines of South America

The most comprehensive guide to the wines of the entire continent, Wines of South America introduces readers to the astounding quality and variety of wines that until recently have been enjoyed, for the most part, only locally. Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein leads wine enthusiasts on an exciting geographical journey across ten countries, describing the wines, grapes, and regions of each.

Goldstein begins the tour with a continental overview, discussing the arrival of the vine and wine culture, surveying the range of grapes planted and cultivated, and summarizing the development of modern day viticulture and winemaking. He explores the two giants of the continent, Argentina and Chile, in expansive chapters that cover their unique histories, wine regions, wine styles, prominent grapes, and leading producers. Goldstein covers the evolving industries of Brazil and Uruguay and discusses the modern-day activities in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

In 1987 Evan Goldstein became the eighth American and youngest ever at the time to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier examination. He served two terms as chairman of the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, served as an adviser to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, acted on the Board of Directors of Women Chefs’ and Restaurateurs, and received finalist nominations four times for the James Beard “Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional” award in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2005.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$39.95
ISBN-13: 9780520273931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: University of California Press, 8/2014

Peter Turchi - A Muse and a Maze

With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic — the creation of credible illusion — that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi’s associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process.

Peter Turchi's books include Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; and a collection of stories, Magician.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781595341938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Trinity University Press, 9/2014

Dolph Gotelli - Wonder and Delight

Wonder and Delight documents 50 years of Dolph Gotelli's installations of antique dolls, toys, and holiday decorations in museums, private homes, historic houses, and retail environments.

As a curator and exhibition designer, Gotelli has designed and installed major displays in retail settings such as Neiman Marcus, Dallas, and Macy's, San Francisco. Gotelli navigates a broad range of disciplines, developing his ideas through object-based installations. He serves as Professor Emeritus of Design at University of California, Davis and is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Design Museum. 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$75.00
ISBN-13: 9780985503635
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Half Full Press, 12/2013

Rick Steves - Travel as a Political Act

Ticket: $12 or Free if you purchase a Rick Steves travel book.

Please note your intention to attend this event in the comments field at checkout when purchasing a Rick Steves travel book.

 

 

Please join us for a talk with travel writer Rick Steves.

After spending a hundred days a year in Europe for the last 25 years, Rick Steves—author of 30 European travel guidebooks and host of the PBS TV series Rick Steves' Europe—believes that thoughtful travel—which “challenges truths we were raised to think were self-evident and God-given”—is a powerful way for Americans to broaden their perspectives. His lessons help millions of Americans not only enjoy maximum travel thrills per mile, minute and euro…but become better citizens of our planet. Rick will explore how his social activism grows naturally out of his travel experiences. He’s fresh back from lots of travels—including lots of time exploring and filming in the Holy Land-- and will be on hand after his talk for questions and autographs.

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 80 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington state. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, America's most popular travel series on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and website.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781631210686
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Avalon Travel Publishing, 11/2014

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781612389684
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avalon Travel Publishing, 12/2014

Timothy Shriver - Fully Alive

As chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver has dedicated his life to the world’s most forgotten minority—people with intellectual disabilities. And in a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, when we’ve lost our sense of what’s ultimately important, when we hunger for stability but get only uncertainty, he has looked to them for guidance. Fully Alive chronicles Shriver’s discovery of a radically different, and inspiring, way of life. We see straight into the lives of those who seem powerless but who have turned that into a power of their own, and through them learn that we are all totally vulnerable and totally valuable at the same time. In addition, Shriver offers a new look at his family: his parents, Sargent and Eunice Shriver, and his uncles, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, all of whom were resolute advocates for those on the margins. Here, for the first time, Shriver explores the tremendous impact his aunt Rosemary, born with intellectual disabilities, had on his entire family and their legacy.

Timothy P. Shriver is a social leader, educator, activist, film producer, and business entrepreneur. He is the third child of Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics. As chairman of the Special Olympics, he serves more than three million athletes in 180 countries.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780374280918
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books, 11/2014



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