October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

As fall rolls along, our authors continue to impress with their stunning books. Over 100 news stories and magazine articles talked about our books with great excitement. With all of these reviews and tons of author events, October turned into something of an Authoberfest. We celebrate just some highlights below.     “From intimate wildlife close-ups … Continue reading October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

September Review Roundup: Autumn Adventures

With autumn's arrival, our authors' works have caught the attention of reviewers seeking adventure. Whether encouraging outdoor recreation, guiding indoor activities, or simply providing an escape, our books offer just what everyone's looking for this fall: a taste of nature, a bit of history, and a whole lot of inspiration. Below we've highlighted just a … Continue reading September Review Roundup: Autumn Adventures

7 Reasons Why Ballet Dancers Choose Broadway

When Lee Wilson first began dancing, she wore tap shoes and took lessons in her neighbor's basement. "I loved the scraping sound of taps brushing across the cement floor, the clicking sounds of the heel taps, and the crash of a full-footed stomp," Lee recalls in Rebel on Pointe, her memoir that we published this past … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Ballet Dancers Choose Broadway

Africa in Florida

Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State Edited by Amanda B. Carlson and Robin Poynor We're excited to showcase this beautiful new book! Full of vibrant artwork, poems, photographs, maps, and descriptions of music and dance, Africa in Florida looks at the countless ways immigrants from Africa have impacted Florida’s … Continue reading Africa in Florida

Profile of a Cuban Ballet Master

Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet by Tobas Singer Pubdate: 3/5/13 "There are three things that will never change: my love for women, admiration for the art of dance, and my dedication and love for my country. These will never, ever change." - Fernando Alonso, as told to Librinsula magazine Cuban ballet dancers are distinguished … Continue reading Profile of a Cuban Ballet Master

Beyond the Book: A Hidden Jewel from UPF’s Publishing Past

Manhattan’s East 7th Street at Avenue C has a new name: “O’Donnell Way.” This naming honors May O’Donnell (1906–2004), pioneer modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The honor was conferred by legislation signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on June 14, 2007. A new signpost was installed in a ceremony in October 2008. O’Donnell lived on … Continue reading Beyond the Book: A Hidden Jewel from UPF’s Publishing Past