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Martha Brockenbrough, Author Of Love Santa Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen James Rollins-Demon Crown In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa is bigger than any one person -- we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.

James Rollins, Author Of The Demon Crime Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen James Rollins-Demon Crown “Bone-chilling.” –Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) “One of the best in the series.” –Booklist (Starred Review) To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins. Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Fiction, Mystery|0 Comments

Ray Padgett, Author Of Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Click Here To Listen Ray Padgett From the creator of the popular website covermesongs.com comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The Beatles rocking out with “Twist and Shout.” Aretha Franklin demanding “Respect.” Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis’s “Hound Dog” and Joe Cocker's “With a Little Help from My Friends” to the Talking Heads’ “Take Me to the River” and Adele’s “Make [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|History, Music|0 Comments

Kurt A. Raaflaub, Author Of The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, And Spanish War Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Kurt Raaflaub The Landmark Julius Caesar is the definitive edition of the five works that chronicle the mil­itary campaigns of Julius Caesar. Together, these five narratives present a comprehensive picture of military and political developments leading to the collapse of the Roman republic and the advent of the Roman Empire. The Gallic War is Caesar’s own account of his two invasions of Britain and of conquering most of what is today France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Civil War describes the conflict in the following year which, after the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the defeat of Pompey’s heirs and supporters, resulted in Caesar’s emergence as the sole power in [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com Welcomes Handel’s Messiah With Nashville Symphony & Chorus

PERFORMERS Nashville Symphony | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Gary Thor Wedow, conductor | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | Celena Shafer, soprano | Avery Amereau, contralto | Dann Coakwell, tenor | Doug Williams, bass Featuring the resounding Hallelujah Chorus, it’s Nashville's grandest Messiah – full of passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty. Celebrate the season as your Nashville Symphony & Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written. Buy More Save More: Save 15% when you buy 4+ tickets to this concert. Ask about 25% off for groups 12+. See terms here. For our Sunday performance, the Box Office will open three hours prior to the concert. Visit www.NashvilleSymphony.org, call 615.687.6400 [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Alex Prud’homme, Author Of France Is A Feast: The Photographic Journey Of Paul And Julia Child Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Alex Prud'homme From the coauthor of My Life in France, a revealing collection of photographs taken by Paul Child that document his and Julia Child’s years in France Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: “Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for [...]

Bill James, Author Of The Man From The Train: The Solving Of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Bill James Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station.When celebrated baseball [...]

John Mauceri, Author Of Maestros And Their Music: The Art And Alchemy Of Conducting Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen John Mauceri An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Carin Polk

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Carin Polk Carin Polk has been a real estate agent/consultant with Keller Williams Realty since 2014. This September, she became the productivity launch coach at Keller Williams, meaning she coaches/trains all new agents on what it takes to become a successful agent. Prior to becoming a full-time agent, she was a special education teacher in Franklin, TN for 11 years. She also taught special education and secondary science in her home state of Mississippi where she also owned and operated a child care center. Carin received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Jackson State University and a master’s degree in special education from the University [...]