In The Heights Virtual Book Launch!

Lights up on Washington Heights!

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved.

Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET (5:00-6:00pm PT) on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world.

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price plus $3.30 sales tax,) and shipping and handling (if applicable.)


Missy's Music Picks for June

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Carnage
Having collaborated extensively on numerous film soundtracks, the Bad Seeds members are finally releasing an album with actual songs, with Cave's highly literate and cinematic lyrics running the gamut from soft and harmonious, to wild and caustic.

Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Jason Isbell - Live at the Shoals Theater
Recorded in 2014 by current and former Drive-By Truckers members (Isbell having since left for a successful solo career), this recording features Truckers classics performed in an intimate, pared back setting with just voices and guitars.

Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket
One of the most successful indie rock/emo groups, and the band's first full length release since 2015's Stranger to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's new album is a highly anticipated collusion of electronica and punk rock stylings.


Staff Picks

The staff here at Sundance Books and Music shares a common passion for reading, listening and discovering. One of the best things about being a member of the Sundance staff is the conversations we get to have with our amazing, diverse customers every day. We love hearing about the books and music that you're excited about, and getting to offer some recommendations of our own too.

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