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Sublime entertainment

The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air

Title: The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air
By: Joaquim Dos Santos

Rare is the sequel that can equal the original, yet The Legend of Korra continues and deepens the alchemy of Eastern mythology, intriguing characters and spiritual adventure that made its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender perhaps the greatest show of all time. As the avatar, headstrong Korra must bring about ... [Read more]


video, teen video
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Pure ecstasy

Verdi

Title: Verdi
By: Renato Castellani

If you already know everything about Verdi and his operas, check out Berlin Concert* instead. If not, you'll certainly enjoy this 4 disc set dramatizing the life and musical evolution of probably the world's most beloved opera composer. I already knew I loved the great Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, ... [Read more]


non-fiction, video
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Don't get burned

Hot Coffee

Title: Hot Coffee
By: Susan Saladoff

Frivolous Lawsuits--do they exist? Wow! I learned so much from this movie. I learned not to believe the flamboyant stories you see and hear in the media (duh, right). I learned that that the binding arbitration clause you see in most of the contracts you sign today can burn you ... [Read more]


video
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Sweet quest

Searching for Sugar Man

Title: Searching for Sugar Man
By: Malik Bendjelloul

Sugar Man, which won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, is the very sweet, true story of an American Music Legend that wasn't--and now, 40 years later, is. In 1970, Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician of Mexican and Native American heritage living in Detroit, released an album of pop/folk/rock ... [Read more]


music, video
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Betcha Can't Cover This

Jumpin' & Jivin', Volume 1

Title: Jumpin' & Jivin', Volume 1
By: Acorn Media

DVD of short musical performances from the 1940s and early 1950s; think MTV two generations earlier. Santa Cruz County is proud of its musicians; I've heard great performances in the unlikeliest places. OK. Any of you outstanding musicians care to cover a single one of these? Match the musicians, dancers, ... [Read more]


music, video
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Book Kits

To help your book discussion group, we've gathered a collection of popular paperback titles and sorted them into kits which can be sent to you upon request.

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