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Jacques Loussier Plays Bach

This is the 50th Anniversary Recording for this trio. This CD is a mix of Jazz and Bach. It includes two tracks of Jacques Loussier's Swing Jazz - the 1984 versions. I enjoyed the juxaposition of the jazz beat and the classical melodies. I found to be fresh and stimulating. If you like Jazz or Classical Music, check out this CD.

Michigan Elvisfest 2009

ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS!

The world-renowned Michigan Elvisfest began in 2000 in Ypsilanti, Michigan's historic Depot Town. Riverside Park is the place where Elvis fans flock by the thousands every July to pay homage to the King of Rock'n'Roll and to hear the most award-winning professional Elvis Tribute Artists in North America, as well as other talented Legend Tribute Artists

So come to Riverside Park on the banks of the Huron River on Friday, July 10th. (5 PM to Midnight:$15.00*) and Saturday, July 11th. (Noon to Midnight:$20.00*). Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Are You a SYTYCD Fan?

Ballroom.preview.pngIf you watch So You Think You Can Dance, maybe you've wondered where you can find all the music. You can find some information on fan sites, some on the SYTYCD music wiki, but if you want to listen to those tunes again or dance to them yourself, check your library!

Your Favorite Songs on Film

Do you like "The Goldfish Song" by Laurie Berkner? Maybe Dan Zanes more your style. Or do you really like to sing along with Raffi? Or the Imagination Movers, or the Biscuit Brothers? We have music videos and filmed concerts of your favorite children's singers right here at CPL. Check them out while your signing up for summer reading.

Movement 2009

musicWhat better way to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend than to attend Movement 2009 (aka the Detroit Electronic Music Festival) in downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza.

Summer Reading Only a Month Away!?

It's hard to believe that Summer Reading starts just over a month from now.  Did you know that EVERYONE can sign up this year and join the fun?  And we'll have another fantastic selection of prizes and programs all summer long.  While you're waiting for all the summer fun to begin, try exercising your creativity through music - read a story or check out our amazing CD collection for kids!

More storytime hits

Here are a few more CDs that the children's librarians like to use in storytime.  They're easy on the ears and fun too!

Songs for Wiggleworms
Jim Gill's irrational anthem: and more salutes to nonsense
Singable songs for the very young
Wee sing for baby

Storytime songs

Did you enjoy some of the songs you heard in storytime but don't know how to find them?  Here are a few of our favorite CDs for storytime fun.
The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs
Good Morning Exercises for Kids
Six Little Ducks
Jim Gill sings The sneezing song and other contagious tunes

Check Out These New CDs

If you've got a yen for Celtic folk music with a populist bent (think Ewan MacColl, Mick Moloney or Tommy Makem), two new CDs by famed area musician Terry Murphy will help satisfy your craving. You'll find Freeborn Man and Terry Murphy in the Folk & Ethnic section.

Happy 50th anniversary to Hitsville USA!

Motown Records, founded by Berry Gordy, marks it's 50th anniversary by celebrating all year long.  Discover some of Motown's history through the library's collection of books and videos.  Re-live the sounds with some tunes by

April is National Jazz Appreciation Month

'Jazz: a primarily American musical art form which originated in the early 20th century'.  Trying to define jazz beyond this becomes more difficult as the very nature of jazz is innovation. The musician, the instrument, the mood all impact what notes are played/heard.   Someone once said of jazz 'you'll know it when you hear it.'   Detroit's celebrating and a calendar of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) celebrations is available at Key of G.  For more information about JAM checkout The Smithsonian's webpage.

Vivere - The Best of Andrea Bocelli

With a voice that was described as “the most beautiful in the world," Andrea Bocelli collection presents many of the artist's most memorable vocal performances. Tuscany's most exciting and beloved export since Luciano Pavarotti is a phenomenon with an astonishing 30 million CDs sold, two World Music Awards, best-selling albums, and wildly popular sellout concerts on nearly every continent. Bocelli was a best-selling pop artist in Europe and after his exposure through the PBS special, his success in the U.S. skyrocketed. The PBS production was slated to run only once, but due to its popularity it ran three times.

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose

Acoustic Guitar Artistry


Watching and listenting to guitar master Robin Bullock might temp the average guitarist to put his or her instrument down, forever!  The challenge is to take at least one element of Bullock's exceptional performances on guitar and citern and apply it to one's own style or repertoire.  While the Mel Bay Guitar Masters Live series is oriented to musicians, this video should  also be of interest to enthusiasts of Celtic  and World Music.

The Black Parade

Are you looking for some good rock music to listen to that you may not have heard when it first came out? The Black Parade is without a doubt my favorite CD so far of this past decade and definitely deserves to be listened to.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hi Kids!  Thorndyke here!  Did you know that today—March 19th –is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?   And since all the kids who come to the Canton Public Library are absolutely incredible, it’s a very important day to celebrate.   My favorite way?  With a song!  Maybe "Skinnamarink" by Sharon, Lois, and Bram. Another great way is with ice cream!  May I suggest the flavor Bear Claw?  It’s my favorite!   Have a great week, kids! 

Bear Hugs! 

Get Your Irish Up with some Celtic Music on St. Patrick's Day!

Defining "Celtic music," contemporary or not, can be an exercise in frustration. Even among the experts, reaching consensus isn't easy. To many people, Celtic music might be described as "I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I hear it." The focus of this Special Collection is the style and feel of music often associated with Ireland and Scotland, plus Wales, the Maritime provinces of Canada, along with parts of Spain, France and even England.

If it's going to keep raining...

...might as well listen to some watery tunes.  Johnette Downing has a pleasant alto voice combined with fun lyrics and real instruments to keep your spirits up, even in this rainy weather!  Check out her album, Fins and Grins and learn about some crazy creatures of the deep while you rock and wiggle along.  Like her sound?  Why not try some of her other fun kids CDs?

"Get on your Boots" with U2

Celebrate St. Patrick's day early with the Irish band's first album in 5 years. "No Line on the Horizon" has just been released and is receiving rave reviews. Find more of U2's nearly 30 years of chart crashing songs here at CPL.

St. Patrick's Day Music

Are you are planning a ceilidh for St Patrick's Day? It is never to early to put together a playlist.