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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Uke Jackson Entertainment (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615433057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615433059
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,908,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Uke Jackson is a playwright, journalist, broadcaster and musician. His plays have been produced in different theaters in downtown Manhattan. In addition to the musical "Ukulele Land" his dramatic writing includes "Monster Time"; "The Secret Warhol Rituals"; and "Avenue Z Afternoon" which he adapted for a GM Mark of Excellence television production. His first play written as an adult, "Dristi Magic" a one act, was staged by the McCarter Theater Street Theater unit. Over the years, he contributed short stories, essays and articles to magazines and newspapers across America, including the Miami Herald Sunday Magazine, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Berkeley Barb, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, and others. For many years, his light verse was a frequent feature in the NY Times. During the 1980s he was a driving force behind several of the Plexus jazz art operas that were presented in Manhattan, Rome, Sardinia, and Dakar. He also directs and he provides confidential script consulting services. He founded the NY Uke Fest in 2006, as well as the NY Ukulele ensemble. His popular "Flaming Ukulele Radio Hour" was broadcast on public radio from 2001 thru 2006. His "River Tales" -- a radio storytelling series -- was heard on nearly 200 public radio stations and won a Parents Choice Award, as well as leading to him being named one of the Top 10 recording artists in the country, according to the American Library Association. Currently, in addition to his writing, he leads a quirky group of musicians -- Uke Jackson and the Ginseng Roots Band -- up and down the Delaware River Valley, playing anywhere from community bandstands to crossroads cafes to cosmopolitan cabarets, from farmers markets to festival main stages. Further info is always available on his web site www.ukejackson.com

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Uke Jackson (born Stephen DiLauro) is a playwright, novelist, short story writer, producer, blogger, broadcaster and band leader. Follow him on Twitter @UkeJackson

His plays have been produced in different theaters in downtown Manhattan. In addition to the musical "Ukulele Land" his dramatic writing includes "Monster Time"; "The Secret Warhol Rituals"; and "Avenue Z Afternoon" which he adapted for a GM Mark of Excellence television production. His first play written as an adult, "Dristi Magic" a one act, was staged by the McCarter Theater Street Theater unit.

Over the years, he contributed short stories, essays and articles to magazines and newspapers across America, including the Miami Herald Sunday Magazine, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Berkeley Barb, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, and others. For many years, his light verse was a frequent feature in the NY Times.

During the 1980s he was a driving force behind several of the Plexus jazz art operas that were presented in Manhattan, Rome, Sardinia, and Dakar.

He also directs and he provides confidential script consulting services.

He founded the NY Uke Fest, as well as the NY Ukulele Ensemble. His popular "Flaming Ukulele Radio Hour" was broadcast on public radio from 2001 thru 2006.

His River Tales project -- a radio storytelling series -- was heard on nearly 200 public radio stations and won a Parents Choice Award, as well as leading to him being named one of the Top 10 recording artists in the country, according to the American Library Association. It is currently available on CD from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and for download through a variety of online outlets.

In addition to his writing, he leads Uke Jackson's Ginseng Roots Band up and down the Lehigh and Delaware River Valleys, playing anywhere from community bandstands to crossroads cafes to cosmopolitan cabarets, from farmers markets to festival main stages.

Further info is always available on his web site www.ukejackson.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Crocco on September 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
A stage production that I wish I could attend. Ukulele Land is hysterical. Not sure if it was meant to be so funny, but I laughed throughout the book.

A drug company, The Corporation, dictates people take drugs for all kinds of ailments, for example; sexual desire, where sex is illegal. There are Love Police who jail the offenders.

The music is obviously ukulele by Uke Jackson, and his lyrics are funny with specific messages. I understand the lyrics to say; stand up for yourself, and question authority.

It's somewhat of a spoof on the music industry as a whole and of our corporate culture.

There's no way to properly describe this musical without reading the book, Ukulele Land, by Uke Jackson. It is to be enjoyed by imagining the lyrics being sung and the ukulele being played, and the fun characters acting their part.

It is an entertaining read even though we must imagine the musical performed in our minds.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ktinlin on January 11, 2013
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We ordered this book believing that it would be informational not fiction. We have a ukulele band that does at least one gig a week. The book had little interest for us.
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