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MVD Entertainment Group

Works: 836 works in 1,908 publications in 1 language and 103,737 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Methods (Music)  Nonfiction films  Rock concert films  Interviews 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Usher by Curtis Harrington( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exclusive documentary, you will come to know Usher like never before. You'll see how a child prodigy blossomed into one of the most accomplished young performers of our time. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher moved to Atlanta with his family when he was 12. At age 14, he was discovered by "L.A." Reid at a local talent show and signed to LaFace Records. While still in high school, Usher released his first album, Usher, produced by P. Diddy - and a star was born
Radiohead : Homework( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Consisting of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. With much of the band's private life shrouded in mystery, 'Radiohead: Homework' uncovers the making of this legendary act and what it took for them to become one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. Using interviews with the group and those who've known them along the way, this documentary takes you where the cameras haven't previously preyed to produce an uncensored look at a truly legendary band. Thanks to Thom York's breathtaking vocals and the bands constant pushing of musical boundaries, Radiohead have ensured that their songs will remain as examples of the most groundbreaking music of our time
Maria's Story : A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In El Salvador, 1989-three years before the end of a brutal civil war that would take 75,000 lives-wife, mother, and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population-and as she helps to plan a major nationwide offensive that would lead the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This release includes an update of Maria Serrano and her family 20 years after the end of the civil war
Art Tatum : the art of jazz piano( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait documents the legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum. With rare photographs and footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who either played with or were strongly inflenced by Tatum: pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman, and George Shearing; and guitarists Tiny Grimes and Les Paul. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician
The Swing Era by Count Basie( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz began to "swing" as musicians began to adopt swing eighths, the string bass, hi-hat cymbals, and a looser, more rhythmic feeling. This change started in the 1920s, notably with Louis Armstrong, and gradually continued on into the '40s. As much of the music was then played by bands of ten musicians or more, the swing era is also known as the big band era. This definitive history of swing music documents many of the era's classic performers, including Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins, and Fletcher Henderson, among others
Django Reinhardt : King of Jazz Guitar( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django Reinhardt's music still looms as the standard to be attained more than 50 years after his death. The Gypsy guitarist who played with only two fingers of his left hand was Europe's first jazz superstar. He's the unschooled genius who created his own musical and compositional style--and became a legend. Discover his lyricism, melodic craft, and genius at simultaneously achieving technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances--in this unique tribute to the king of jazz guitar. (109 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Liz Story : Solid Colors( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 11-song performance from 1984 is undeniable evidence that Liz Story has established herself as one of the most distinctive composers and pianists of our time. The three-time Grammy nominee fashions a deeply personal style that takes shape at the elusive transitions between classical and folk, with a rich jazz harmony of pioneers like Bill Evans, Story's chief inspiration. More economical than Keith Jarrett, more florid and changeable than Winston, Liz Story finds a compelling middle ground between jazz harmony and classical technique, outside improv and sturdy songcraft, complex performance and inner stillness - an audiovisual delight
Jazz Legends Live!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Les McCann, Stephane Grappelli, Ben Sidran, and Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses a drama featuring famed suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to present the cause of woman suffrage
Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This talkie is the only film costarring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. In addition, this print of the 1966 rerelease - the only version Pickford allowed after her 1933 retirement - features new music and sound effects added by Marty Kemp of the Mary Pickford Company during his painstaking restoration of the film. With seven minutes of extraneous footage removed in pieces to tighten the editing and new rerecording techniques to improve the sound quality of voices, the brilliance of the 1929 original is here brilliantly revived
Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935--featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures. (60 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Meeting David Wilson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society. David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, revisits his family history to find answers to America's racial divide. Along the way, he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family's slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between the two men, whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. We first observe journalist Wilson as he recalls his upbringing in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey, and how this negative environment stirred his desire to uncover the truth about his family's past. Through genealogical research, he discovers his roots are steeped in the slavery of North Carolina. On the plantation where his ancestors were slaves, he finds that the "Big House" is still intact and owned by a direct descendant of his family's slave master. At this point Wilson decides to travel to North Carolina to meet this namesake-a Southern, white conservative
Where the Streets Have No Name( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sobering film documents one man's emotional journey after 20 years of trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns, Australia. With Harald Falge, we follow the street kids there, hearing their stories and tracing their lives to uncover the bitter reality behind the paradise of this north Queensland city. A dark, intimate, unforgettable, and sometimes chilling experience
Style Wars( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars documents hip hop culture, with an emphasis on graffiti, with B-boying and rapping covered as well. This film highlights the urban landscape as physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In Style Wars, New York's ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC's, DJ's, and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art. Musicians, designers, and those interested in urban culture will love this film!
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling : Live in Vienna( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this live performance features Árni Egilsson of Iceland, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen of Denmark, and Wayne Darling of the U.S. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Pederson, known as NHOP, was among the most frequently recorded jazz musicians in history, having taken part in more than 400 albums--there was hardly a major international luminary with whom he had not played during the last 40 years. Egilsson and Darling are both accomplished masters of the double bass. This video offers a rare look at the three talents together in concert. (75 minutes) A streaming videorecording
West Coast Beat and Beyond( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in San Francisco's North Beach area, and at the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac conference in 1982, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the road. Includes appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Joanne Kyger, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, Ken Kesey and others
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although it may seem radical even to attempt a silent version of a Shakespeare play, such films were frequently made throughout the 1910s. This adaptation of King Lear had the advantage of starring Frederick Warde, who was renowned for his many stage performances as Lear. Warde is seen in rare form here as he inhabits the character with particularly expressive physicality. This cinematic classic from 1916 has been lovingly restored and features an all-new soundtrack
Duke Robillard. Guitar Method( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Duke Robillard teaches rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions. He demonstrates his favorite Chicago blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding sixth chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques, and more! Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian, and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded his renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has toured internationally with his band and also as Tom Waits's guitarist and Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has recorded 20 acclaimed solo albums, including Grammy-nominated Guitar Groove-a-Rama. Duke has also played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor, and many others. The legendary B. B. King called Duke "one of the great players
Justin Bieber : a star was born( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justin Beiber was born to make music! Before he was 15 he taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. This documentary chronicles his life, and documents his transition from a street performer to a mega teen superstar. Everyday a child is born but on March 1st, 1994 'A Star Was Born.'
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