Music and Movies

Holiday music for the discerning listener.

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

brad paisley So, let me guess...you like holiday music but you're weary of the old standards and arrangements that have dominated (plagued?) holiday music releases for decades. Right? Not to worry, there's a lot of music available to get you in the holiday spirit that's guaranteed to be a little different and off the beaten path. The best part is you can find these titles in the . . . more »

Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

In the mood for some Thanksgiving movies? Check out these films from our collection, but watch out for the itis if viewing after Thanksgiving dinner, you might sleep through them. Planes, Trains and Automobiles Pieces of April A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Hannah and Her Sisters Tadpole The House of Yes The Ice Storm DISCOVER MORE GREAT MOVIES AND MUSIC BY CHECKING OUT OUR MUSIC AND . . . more »

Do You Have a Story To Tell?

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by coffeecritic

storycorps mobilebooth "NPR's Steve Inskeep has a confession to make. In order to remain composed as the host of Morning Edition, he sometimes has to turn the volume down in the studio when the StoryCorps segment airs on Fridays. 'I just wait for the clock to run down so I know when to talk at the end because otherwise I know I'm going to lose it if . . . more »

New Music for November @ SCCLD

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by fillups

Avril Lavigne Check out some of the new music coming to the library. Here's our November music list. Interested in more Teen stuff??? Check out the SCCLD Teen Page. ~Don Avril Lavigne by Avril Lavigne Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem Now 48 or Now That's What I Call Music 48 by Various Artists Matangi by M.I.A. M.O by Nelly . . . more »

Compete in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire event @ Cupertino Library!

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Missgina

The Teen Advisory Board from the Cupertino Library invites all teens to compete in this year's Hunger Games: Catching Fire event. Teens, if your name is called at the reaping, demanding challenges await you. You will equip yourselves at the cornucopia, and make your way through a treacherous obstacle course, where speed, agility and good aim will all be needed. Brave teens will be running(shooting . . . more »

Janelle Monáe & Mayer Hawthorne-Rising Stars of R&B

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by fillups

Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne If you like great R&B, you need to check out two of my favorite albums of 2013. Janelle Monáe (top, left) has been a major creative force with her unique take on R&B. She continues exploring the boundaries of R&B with her fusion of classic R&B, hip hop and science fiction in The Electric Lady Her video "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu seems to be almost . . . more »

Building a Jazz Collection

Posted on Saturday, November 9, 2013 by mztupelo

When I was about five I heard the song Inch Worm on The Captain Kangaroo Show, and I immediately stopped playing with my dolls and laid down on the floor to listen to the song. It was so sweet and slow, with such a haunting melody. That is my first clear memory of being mesmerized by a song. Then, while in my teens, hanging out . . . more »

The Best Music of 2013 You've Never Heard Of

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Sound City 2013 has been a terrific year for movie music. There has been an embarassment of riches of ridiculously excellent soundtracks coming from unexpected places. And while you may not have heard of all these films, you have definitely heard of the artists such as Skrillex, Dave Grohl and Philip Glass that contributed to these great albums. The music is diverse and often stunning. Check out . . . more »

Family Laughs with Monsters University

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

Monsters University The holiday season is coming up, and spending time with family is the best way to celebrate. Monsters University will guarantee laughs in the living room. Cupertino Library will also show the movie on November 14 at 4:00pm in the Story Room. The soundtrack is available for check out, too. Monsters University Monsters University Discover more great movies and music by checking out our Music . . . more »

It Has Arrived

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 by coffeecritic

If you've seen my blog "Who's Afraid of Modern Opera?" you know that I've been anxiously awaiting the dvd release of San Francisco Opera's Moby Dick. Well, it has arrived! you can check it out here: Moby-Dick Now, I'm waiting for a dvd release of Dolores Claiborne, the opera adapted from the Stephen King novel which premiered this season at San Francisco Opera. You can . . . more »

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