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Author Bob Spitz writes about the enduring and endearing influence of Julia Child
It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that’s exactly what Julia Child did. The warble-voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule-breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. Now, in Bob Spitz’s definitive, wonderfully affectionate biography, the Julia we know and love comes vividly — and surprisingly — to life. In Dearie, Spitz employs the same skill he brought to his best-selling, critically acclaimed book The Beatles, providing a clear-eyed portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time — a woman known to all, yet known by only a few.
Bob Spitz, author of “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child”
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Country music superstar returns with a new album, “Three Pears”
Dwight Yoakam is best known as a country artist, and his credentials back this up. With his boots and signature cowboy hat pulled low over his eyes, he scored numerous number one albums, played countless shows and sold more than 25 million albums. But Yoakam is far from a one trick pony. After finding it hard to break through in with his traditionalist honky-tonk in Nashville’s ‘urban cowboy’ early 80s period, he headed west to Los Angeles and starting sharing bills with punk bands. This unorthodox career move eventually led him to stardom with his debut album, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc,. Etc.” Since then Yoakam’s ability to endear himself to country music listeners as well as appeal to fans of rock and roll has made brought him near-legendary status. Cinema fans have also seen his work as an actor in films like “Slingblade,” “Panic Room,” and 2000’s “South of Heaven, West of Hell,” which he also co-wrote and produced. Yoakam’s newest album, “3 Pears” arrives on September 18th and on it he collaborates with genre-hopping performer Beck and rock star Kid Rock. What are your favorite Dwight Yoakam songs or movie roles? How do artists like Yoakam maintain such high artistic standards in an industry where selling out seems to be the norm?
Dwight Yoakam, musician, songwriter, actor, writer and producer; Yoakam’s new album, “3 Pears” will be released on September 18th, 2012
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