Category Archives: biography

Donald G. Godfrey is a broadcast educator, professional broadcaster, and historian. Godfrey is also a past president of the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA), a former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and served as president of the … Continue reading

Spotlight on Women’s History Month: Trisha Franzen, author of Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage writes about this feminist pioneer: It takes a lot of chutzpah for an unmarried woman to ask married women to donate their wedding … Continue reading

Avant garde composer Robert Ashley passed away Monday, March 3. One of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation, Ashley’s innovations began in the 1960s when he, along with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and David Behrman, formed the Sonic … Continue reading

Carole Boyce-Davies has been named to the long list for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones is one of three books nominated in the Non-Fiction category. The Prize covers poetry, fiction, and … Continue reading

“With great eloquence and pathos, N. draws on his daily life and references philosophers from Socrates to Kant to describe the netherworld of the undocumented. He takes solace in his education and his gift for reflection as he watches the … Continue reading

Accomplished jazzman Joseph James Evans passed away on January 17, 2014 at age 97. His autobiography, Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues (written with Christopher Brooks) was published by University of Illinois Press … Continue reading

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, many are reflecting on the King legacy. David Levering Lewis writes in an update to the preface of his foundational work King: … Continue reading

Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women by Thomas H. Pauly To celebrate the holiday season we have lowered the eBook list price of Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women to $2.99 (through January 15). When it was … Continue reading

Charlie Parker’s emergence on the New York City jazz scene in 1942 changed the trajectory of jazz forever. Chuck Haddix, author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, says in an appearance on KCPT-TV’s “The Local Show,” that … Continue reading

On October 2nd, 2013, jazz historian, radio show host and UIP author Chuck Haddix kicked off the release of his book Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker in style at Unity Temple in, Kansas City. At this launch event in … Continue reading