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Searching for Sugar Man
Searching for Sugar Man DVD - 2013 DVD 782.421620092 SEARCHING Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixto Rodriguez had a brief career as a folksinger in the U.S. Unknown to him, he became a pop music icon in South Africa. This is the story of two South Africans who try to find the real 'Sugar Man'.

Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club DVD - 1999 Spanish DVD SPANISH 780.97291 BUENA All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In 1996, music legend Ry Cooder went to Cuba to search for buried treasure. He found gold. Looking for lost songs and forgotten singers, Cooder discovered an exotic land of passion, sensuality and music.

Lost Genius
Lost Genius The Curious and Tragic Story of An Extraordinary Musical Prodigy By Bazzana, Kevin Book - 2007 786.2092 N994b 2007

Annotation:Ervin Nyiregyházi (nyeer-edge-hah-zee) was composing at two, giving his first public recital at six, and performing all over Europe by eight. He was soon recognized as one of the most remarkable child prodigies in history. By twenty-five, he had all but disappeared.

Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel DVD - 2006 DVD 782.42166 FALLEN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Features Gram Parsons, the musician and million-dollar-heir, and his exceptional life, his bizarre death, and his deep impact on the music industry.

Who Is Harry Nilsson-- (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
Who Is Harry Nilsson-- (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) DVD - 2010 DVD 782.42166092 WHO Available in some locations

Annotation:Harry Nilsson, who the Beatles once proclaimed as their favorite artist. This gripping retrospective traces Nilsson's rise and his turbulent life as seen by many friends.

Ray DVD - 2005 DVD Drama RAY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil DVD - 2009 DVD 782.421660922 ANVIL Available in some locations

Annotation:While they influenced mega-groups such as Metallica, Slayer and Antrhax, Anvil faded to obscurity. This documentary joins the band members, now in their 50s, as they launch a last-ditch quest for fame and fortune.

A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind DVD - 2006 DVD Drama BEAUTIFUL All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.

Everything I'm Cracked up to Be
Everything I'm Cracked up to Be A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale By Trynin, Jennifer Book - 2006 782.42166 T875e 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Trynin became the spark Major labels vied for her. Billboard put her on the cover. Everyone knew she was the Next Big Thing. But then she wasn't. In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snap­shots, Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth.

When You're Strange
When You're Strange DVD - 2010 DVD 782.421660922 WHEN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The documentary uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock band and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy.

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