Through her stage performances and television appearances, Deborah Voigt is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice. A leading dramatic soprano, she has portrayed some of the iconic heroines in German and Italian opera to great acclaim.
Join us for a special event on the occasion of the release of Herb Alpert's 40th album, In the Mood, his upcoming concert tour and the release of Grammy® Award–winning singer Lani Hall Alpert's audio book, Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories.
When President Clinton bestowed the National Medal of Arts on Norman Lear, he noted that “Norman Lear has held up a mirror to American society and changed the way we look at it.” Lear has the distinction of being among the first seven television pioneers inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Kim Gordon started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In her memoir, Girl in a Band, she tells her story -- of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll.
Gretchen Rubin is a thought-provoking and influential writer on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. In her upcoming book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin tackles the critical question: How do we change? Her answer: through habits.
Jillian Lauren, a regular storyteller with The Moth, is the bestselling author of the memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel, Pretty. She is not your typical mom. In Everything You Ever Wanted, she recounts her journey of starting a family after a radically untraditional beginning.
"Matthieu Ricard provides convincing evidence based on both careful research and personal experience that altruism is an integral part of our nature, and that a more altruistic society is not only possible, but essential if we care about the future." -- Jane Goodall