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The Zombie Film: From White Zombie to World War Z
The Who FAQ
Inventing the American Guitar - The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries
Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio
The Spirituality of Richard Gere
Richard Strauss � An Owner's Manual: Unlocking the Masters Series
Music 4.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age
Songs and Solos: Creating the Right Solo for Every Song
Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day
Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
Acting on the Script
Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show (Eighth Edition)
Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black
South Park FAQ: All That's Left to Know About The Who, What, Where, When and #%$ of America's Favorite Mountain Town
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording: The Book
The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen - Libretto, Background, and Photos
Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World
Southbound - An Illustrated History of Southern Rock
Excess All Areas: A Lighthearted Look at the Demands and Idiosyncrasies of Rock Icons on Tour
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro - Libretto, Background, and Photos
A Field Guide to Actor Training
Music Marketing for the DIY Musician: Creating and Executing a Plan of Attack on a Low Budget
A Friend in the Music Business: The ASCAP Story
Zen and the Art of Mixing: REV 2
Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Nirvana FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Important Band of the 1990s
The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013
Behind the Boards II: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed

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