Saturday, October 22, 2011
Book Signing @ Book Revue!
Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm
Grammy Award Winner & Bestselling author, JUDY COLLINS, will speak about and sign her new book When You Wish Upon a Star.
When You Wish Upon a Star, based on the classic 1940 Oscar winning song, is beloved by listeners from 2 to 92 for its sweet hopefulness, poignant melody, and simple yet profound lyrics. Promising that "anything your heart desires will come to you," it appeals to the believer and child in all of us; the words weave a vision of a world rich in love and happiness—a world open to everyone, "no matter who you are." And no singer can capture the haunting beauty of this classic like Judy Collins, with her clear, pure, and emotionally resonant voice. The CD that is embedded in the cover includes the title track, plus two original songs written especially for this book by Judy Collins. When You Wish Upon a Star was ranked #7 by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest movie songs of all time on their “AFI 100 Years…100 Songs” list, andwe know that fans of the song will absolutely admire and adore Collins’ magnificent version.
For more than five decades, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her superlative soprano and her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Enjoying a career full of accolades, including a Grammy® and an Academy Award® nomination, she continues to perform globally, and almost constantly, at age 71, while making time for social activism. She is also the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, and recently collaborated on the New York Times Best-Seller Over the Rainbow, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, acclaimed painter and best-selling illustrator, whose magical art brings out the dreams in all of us. Now, Judy Collins and Eric Puybaret are collaborating once again to bring another classic song to life, with equally enchanting results.