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Coming in March: Madonnaland, and The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul

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Losering Books

MadonnalandI’ve had a blast on the “Comin’ Right at Ya” promotional front this month, including a very nice event Wednesday night at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh that drew a kindly attentive full house. I read a bit, took questions and repeated some of Ray Benson’s jokes, which tend to be a lot funnier than my own jokes, so it worked out great. Of course, I also couldn’t let the crowd go without getting in a plug for Kristin Hersh’s “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt.” I even told them that if they could only buy one book, it should be that one instead of mine (sorry, Ray, but know that we sold plenty anyway).

Everyone in the University of Texas Press orbit is still pulling for “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die” and the rest of our current titles to break out. Hope springs eternal, but pretty much all of that…

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An Evening with Julie Andrews – 24 May 2014, NIA, Birmingham

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An Evening with Julie Andrews

Iconic star of stage and screen, Dame Julie Andrews, has today announced that she will be returning to the U.K. next May for a tour next of speaking engagements, where lucky fans will enjoy a special evening with the much loved legend from the world of entertainment.

 

Dame Julie Andrews will be coming to Birmingham’s NIA on 24 May 2014.

 

“An Evening with Julie Andrews,” will provide a rare and unique insight into the life and career of the beloved international star best known for her stage performances on Broadway in The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, and her award-winning screen performances in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor-Victoria, to mention but a few.

 

This Academy Award recipient and winner of multiple Golden Globes, BAFTA’s, Emmy’s and Grammy’s will weave in professional and personal anecdotes as well as showing highlights from her life during her live chat. She will also discuss her philanthropy and activism on behalf of various causes and charities. The second half of the program will include a segment of questions and answers from the audience, which Dame Andrews enjoys very much.

 

Dame Andrews has been entertaining multi-generational audiences for more than 65 years. She made her London debut performance at the Hippodrome – Leicester Square at the age of 12 and appeared in her first Royal Command Performance when she was 13 years old. Dame Andrews continues to delight a new generation of fans with more recent roles in The Princess Diaries, Shrek, The Tooth Fairy and Despicable Me. She is an accomplished best-selling author of children’s books, several of which are currently being adapted for the stage and screen.

 

Dame Julie Andrews said: “It is a great joy for me to be returning to my home country. I look forward to sharing stories of my career and providing the audience with a few extra nuggets that may not have been seen before.”

The announcement comes after a recent sell-out 6 city tour in Australia and New Zealand.

 

U-Live (a division of Universal Music, Arts and Entertainment), SpiritWorks and The Gordon Frost Organisation are pleased to announce that tickets and VIP Packages for NIA Birmingham go on sale this Friday, 6th December 9:00am and are available from www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000Image