Ticket Masters

Author: Dean Budnick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101580554
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Music

“A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business.” —The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on—and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more—and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox—Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.

TICKET MASTERS

Author: JOSH. BUDNICK BARON (DEAN.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 1459651898
Release Date: 2012
Genre:


Ticket to the Limit

Author: Randy Cohen
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781934572283
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How can someone get the best seats to the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and all the greatest concerts and sporting events in the world? By owning TicketCity, one of Americas fastest-growing ticket brokers.In this motivational and inspirational book, you will learn how author Randy Cohen started a business with just $1,200 and a few University of Texas basketball tickets and built it into a ticket-selling empire that today serves 250,000 clients in seventeen countries. Along the way, Cohen introduces you to his Woo-woo philosophy to life and business, and takes you behind the scenes at the Masters, the World Cup, the Final Four, and other phenomenal events.The Woo-woo philosophy has enabled Cohen to take life by the horns, find the good in any situation, and experience astonishing adventures. Through his incredible stories and heartfelt advice, Cohen shows you how to live big and play big, while finding the joy in the day-to-day confusion of life. Cohens enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious. And if you dont immediately know how to join the author in living your dreams, just follow Randys Rules of Reason and your passions will blossom. Energizing, inspiring, and always entertaining, this book will make you cheer for the worlds greatest event--your own wonderful life.

Angels in America

Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439568405
Release Date: 2008-11-03
Genre: Drama

Dramatizes the effects of AIDS on the United States through the experiences of lawyer Roy Cohn, a Mormon couple, and a young man called Prior Walter

The Masters

Author: Curt Sampson
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780307776198
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum façade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story--including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus--has never been told. Until now. The Masters is an amazing slice of history, taking us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. It is a look at how the new South coexists with the old South: the relationships between blacks and whites, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor--with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament. The Masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Masters of Illusions

Author: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446565134
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Fiction

In an historical novel based on the 1944 Barnum & Bailey's circus tent fire that killed hundreds, two survivors reexamine their lives and marriage while seeking the fire's true cause. By the author of The Port of Missing Men.

The Price of the Ticket

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312643063
Release Date: 1985-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

The works of James Baldwin constitute one of the major contributions to American literature in the twentieth century, and nowhere is this more evident than in The Price of the Ticket, a compendium of nearly fifty years of Baldwin's powerful nonfiction writing. With truth and insight, these personal, prophetic works speak to the heart of the experience of race and identity in the United States. Here are the full texts of Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, and The Devil Finds Work, along with dozens of other pieces, ranging from a 1948 review of Raintree Country to a magnificent introduction to this book that, as so many of Mr. Baldwin's works do, combines his intensely private experience with the deepest examination of social interaction between the races. In a way, The Price of the Ticket is an intellectual history of the twentieth-century American experience; in another, it is autobiography of the highest order.

The Book of Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 038551316X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

The first authorized trade edition of the sacred Mormon scripture, first published in 1830, includes the complete text of this gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 100,000 first printing.

Augusta

Author: Steve Eubanks
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767902157
Release Date: 1998-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Reveals the history of the Augusta National Golf Club from its founding in the 1930s through its rise as the home of America's most prestigious golf tournament

Arnie

Author: Tom Callahan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062439765
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer. The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all others, Palmer was the reason golf’s popularity exploded, as the King of the links helped define golf’s golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character, and Arnie recounts a host of unforgettable anecdotes from a long life in the spotlight. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now pays tribute to this golfing icon. Filled with great stories from the key people in Palmer’s life, Arnie is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a remarkable man and his extraordinary legacy.

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385349451
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Cooking

In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips--from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal. As storyteller and chef, she draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate. Recalling lessons learned from her mother, Erminia, and her grandmother Nonna Rosa, Lidia pays homage to the kitchen sages who inspired her. Whether it's Citrus Roasted Veal, or Rustic Ricotta Tart, each recipe is a tangible feast. We learn to look at ingredients as both geographic and cultural indicators. In Campania, the region where mozzarella is king, we discover it best eaten three hours after preparation. In Genova we are taught that while focaccia had its basil origins in the Ligurain culinary tradition, the herbs and flavorings will change from region to region; as home chefs, we can experiment with rosemary or oregano or olives or onions! When it's time for dessert, Lidia draws on the scared customs of nuns in Italian monasteries and convents and reveals the secret to rice pudding with a blessing. Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a collection of 150 delectable recipes, told with commonsense cooking wisdom, that teaches us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love. From the Hardcover edition.

The Lion King

Author: Disney
Publisher: Parragon
ISBN: 1407586890
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young lion, burdened by the guilt of his father's death, must fight his uncle to regain the thone and save his kingdom in order to continue the Circle of Life.

Many Lives Many Masters

Author: Brian L. Weiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451694598
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Psychology

From author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss comes the classic bestseller on the true case of the past-life therapy that changed the lives of both the prominent psychiatrist and young patient involved—now featuring a new afterword by the author. As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published.