Palladium Bookies Book Club

You're Invited to the Center for the Performing Arts Book Club!

Dedicated to books about the performing arts, the Palladium Bookies meet every other month. Social time is followed by breakout sessions in which attendees discuss each book in depth.

We are so excited to offer this to you, our community friends!

Our next Palladium Bookies session will be Monday, June 11 at 7:00PM in the Palladium. The featured book will be "The Jazz Place" by Marry Morris.

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Past Books
March, 2013 "The City of Falling Angels" by John Berendt
April, 2013 "The Spanish Bow" by Andromeda Romano-Lax
May, 2013 "The Painted Girls" by Cathy Marie Buchanan
June, 2013 "The Song is You" by Arthur Phillips
July, 2013 "La’s Orchestra Saves the World" by Alexander McCall Smith
August, 2013 "Nocturnes" by Kazuo Ishiguro
September, 2013 "Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story" by Lang Lang
October, 2013 "Rita Moreno: A Memoir" by Rita Moreno
November, 2013 "Sleeping with Schubert" by Bonnie Marson
December, 2013 "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett
January, 2014 "The Tooth Tattoo" by Peter Lovesey
February, 2014 "The Gershwins & Me" by Michael Feinstein
March, 2014 "Mao’s Last Dancer" by Li Cunxin
April, 2014 "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean
May, 2014 " Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir" by Linda Ronstadt
June, 2014 "The Music of Silence" by Andrea Bocelli
July, 2014 "Drama High" by Michael Sokolove
August, 2014 "Yesterday’s Mashed Potatoes" by Patricia Wilson
September, 2014 "An Equal Music" by Vikram Seth
October, 2014 "A View from a Broad" by Bette Midler
November, 2014 "Life is a Gift: The Zen of Bennett" by Tony Bennett
December, 2014 "Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life" by Wynton Marsalis & Geoffrey Ward.
February, 2015: "The Stonecutter’s Aria" by Carol Faenzi
March, 2015 "The Kiss " by Scott Blumenthal
April, 2015 " Music & Silence " by Rose Tremain
May, 2015 "The Choir" by Joanna Trollope
June, 2015 "Just Kids from the Bronx" by Arlene Alda
July, 2015 "The Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Susan Vreeland
August, 2015 "Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Prayer in a Big Way" by Laura Sobiech
September, 2015 "Liszt's Kiss" by Suzanne Dunlap
October, 2015 "Life in Motion; an Unlikely Ballerina" by Misty Copeland."
November 2015 "Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved" by Russel Martin.
January, 2016 "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom
February, 2016 "boys in the trees" by Carly Simon
March, 2016 "The Soloist" by Mark Salzman.
April, 2016 "The Daughters: A Novel" by Adrienne Celt.
May, 2016: "Lust for Life" by Irving Stone.
June, 2016: "RESPECT: The Life of Aretha Franklin" by David Ritz
July, 2016: “Cole Porter” by William McBrien
September, 2016: “3 Jews Walk into a Shopping Center” by Elizabeth Taylor Kraft
October, 2016: “Sam Phillips: The Man who Invented Rock ‘n Roll” by Peter Guralnick
Novemer, 2016: “The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir by Sheila E."
February, 2017: "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie
April, 2017: "Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates
June, 2017: "Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life” by Steve Martin
August, 2017:
"A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power” by Paul Fischer
October, 2017: "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" by Oliver Sacks
February 2018: “Taking Flight: from War Orphan to Star Ballerina” by Michaela Deprince
April 2018 “Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis” by Kathryn Sermak.
June 2018 "Playing with Fire" by Tess Gerritsen