‘Yvie is an amazing vocal coach – she loves her job, loves seeing people improve and loves seeing people reach their dreams’ – Gary Barlow ’Yvie is the most wonderful singing teacher’ – Sam Smith ’Yvie is a great vocal coach and a great woman’ – Sharon Osbourne You’ll have seen her on everything from The X Factor to The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. No one is better at bringing out the best in show contestants. But then Yvie’s worked with the best. She’s helped Sam Smith to stay on top of his considerable game, polished the fabulous high notes of Nicole Scherzinger, helped Katy Perry to warm up ahead of major gigs and coached Leona Lewis on her ascent to the top of the charts all over the world. Now it’s your turn. Chapter by chapter, in this invaluable manual, Yvie will cover everything from how to prepare for that nerve-wracking audition, how to pick the right song and how to conquer breath control, to how to stand, what to wear and why you should always avoid tongue piercings! Additionally, there are invaluable anecdotes and advice from a host of well-known names including Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, Ricky Wilson, Sarah Brightman and Michael Ball on making it in the business. Make no mistake, Yvie Burnett has one ambition. She wants to teach the world to sing. AND YES, THAT MEANS YOU!
Described as one of the top vocal coaches in the world by musical-legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, Yvie Burnett is one of the best in the business, for both aspiring singers and professionals alike. Yvie has worked behind the scenes in shows such as The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and newest talent show Let It Shine, fostering the fresh talent and helping new artists kick-start their career. In Yes, You Can Sing, Burnett gives her expert advice on practices and techniques in order to improve singing, including everything from warming up vocal chords, to caring for your voice. Having worked alongside industry greats, such as Simon Cowell, Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more, Yvie is a fountain of knowledge. When it comes breaking into the music industry and those crucial auditions she is something of a guru. With a foreword from industry expert Louis Walsh, as well as input and glowing recommendations from a wide-range of musicians and celebrities, such as Will.i.am, Nicole Scherzinger and Sam Smith, Yes, You Can Sing is an authoritative guide to improving your voice.
This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen—one of the immortals of world literature—not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own.
Author: Robert Kinney,Donald Kinney,Michael Kinney
Publisher: Kinney Brothers Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
Stories for Young Readers, Book 1, Teacher's Answer Key, provides teachers with puzzle and question exercise answers. The book content is the same as the student's book and provides ESL readings with questions, grammatical explanations, exercises, and puzzles for beginning students. This textbook presents English in clear, grammatically simple, and direct language. Teachers can utilize the stories and exercises in a variety of ways, including listening comprehension, reading, writing, and conversation. Most importantly, the textbook has been designed to extend students' skills and interest in developing their ability to communicate in English.
They do not call him Mr. President or Excellency. They call him PC a clear allusion to a computer He has control over everything and uses his people as cattle, and often as meat for his food. In the long process, he slowly changes in a dangerous monster like being Can he by any chance still build his connection with the humankind, and become a man? His Personal Assistance is rather called PA, and quickly changes this in Program Analyst, name he only shares with his closest friends. He pretends to have an absolute control on PC, and advises him for the worst, least human reactions. A cook, named Coop, stands between PC and PA. Though he does not understand anything to the computer configuration, and to its system control, can PC be more human? The novel questions the limits of humankind and PCs possibility to restore integrity once he has animalized.
THE STORIES: In LAUGHS, ETC. a woman tells about an impromptu party that she and her lawyer husband gave in their East Village apartment. The woman is a complete phony, totally, unlovably false. She has not a shred of kindness or feeling in her sle
Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch of eccentrics and philosophers who find refuge in the simple respect for their fellow men that is the ethos at the Brekkukot. But the narrow horizons of Alfgrimur's idyllic childhood are challenged when he starts school and meets Iceland's most famous singer, the mysterious Garoar Holm. Garoar encourages him to aim for the 'one true note', but how can he attain it without leaving behind the world that he loves?
Popular author James W. Moore says, “Joseph must have been a good father because Jesus called God ‘Father,’ and that was obviously a good image in his mind.” In this book the author shares inspiring thoughts and stories about fathers and how they can look to God as the best example of a loving parent, one filled with grace and compassion, mercy and kindness. Chapters include “A Father’s Great Faith,” “What Are You Going to Do with the Rest of Your Life?” “Teaching Our Children to Love,” and others.
Compact Key for Schools is a focused, 50 - 60 hour course for the Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools exam. This Student's Book features twelve topic-based units with focused exam preparation to maximise the performance of school-age learners. Units contain pages on Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar and Vocabulary. A Grammar reference covers key areas in the syllabus and unit-based wordlists include target vocabulary with definitions. A Speaking Guide provides extra support for this paper. The accompanying CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and exam skills tasks including listening. The Student's Book includes a full practice test. A further practice test with audio is available online. Class Audio CD containing the listening material for this course is available separately.
Legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar in this “moving story of an American musical original” (Kirkus Reviews). Icon Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years. After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS. With her trademark warmth and humor, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms, perfect for fans of Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself.
Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.
A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, Melo-dramas, Farces, and Interludes. Accurately Printed from Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres Royal, and Carefully Collated and Revised
The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.