Alanis Reveals Her Favourite Books in Marie Claire’s “Shelf Portrait” Series
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Alanis Reveals Her Favourite Books in Marie Claire’s “Shelf Portrait” Series

Barnes & Noble or Alanis Morissette’s house? It’s hard to tell in Marie Claire’s latest episode of Shelf Portrait, where celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms invite us inside their homes to show off their personal libraries.

Some of the singer and songwriter’s favorite books include Thich Nhat Hanh’s At Home in the World, Thomas M. Campbell II and T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study, Pete Walker’s Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Elaine N. Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Parent, Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (she’s read this one three times!), and Harville Hendrix’s Keeping the Love You Find. Fun fact: Her all-time favorite book cover is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, which she first spotted while on tour, and she’s been working on a book for the past 15 years. TBD on when she’ll release it!

Morissette has also been working on becoming a better ally, reading books like Sheila Wise Rowe’s Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience and Rhonda V. Magee’s The Inner Work of Racial Justice. “This is a time for learning and listening and research and learning about our history,” Morissette says. “I have been very clueless, to be perfectly honest, and these books have been very helpful in opening my eyes and opening my heart and filling me in on what’s really going on from a perspective that I need to know more about so that I can be an ally.”

Watch Morissette’s full Shelf Portrait video to get a peek at her massive book collection, then order some of her favorite books for yourself.

Alanis Releases “Such Pretty Forks in the Mix” EP
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Alanis Releases “Such Pretty Forks in the Mix” EP

Sorry for the delay on posting this, but for those who were unaware, Alanis has released a companion remix EP for the Such Pretty Forks in the Road album, titled Such Pretty Forks in the Mix!

From her official website:
celebrating womxn today & every day…

love these remixes so much! the such pretty forks in the mix ep is out now – enjoy the new light + love and magic from these ridiculously talented womxn (lauren faith, muna, girlpool, muhsinah, eris drew & mndr).

released in collaboration with he.she.they, a portion of proceeds from the ep go to safe place international to support lgbt refugees in turkey & greece.

’90s Interviews and Feel Your Love Captures
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’90s Interviews and Feel Your Love Captures

The gallery has been updated with captures from two interviews that Alanis took part in the late 1990s – the first a 1997 MuchMusic career special; the second from an appearance on The Charlie Ross Show from December 17, 1999 – as well as captures from the Feel Your Love music video. All are sourced from an old VHS tape, but are the best quality I’ve been able to find so far!

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Jagged Little Pill: The Musical Leads Tony Award Nominations with 15
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Jagged Little Pill: The Musical Leads Tony Award Nominations with 15

Awesome news for Alanis, Diablo Cody, and the cast & crew of Jagged Little Pill: The Musical as the Tony Awards announced their nominations today, and the show leads with 15 nominations! ABC13 reports…

NEW YORK — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.

There are three best musical nominees: “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulin Rouge: The Musical” and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.” And there are five best play nominees: “Grand Horizons,” “The Inheritance,” “Sea Wall/A Life,” “Slave Play” and “The Sound Inside.”

Nipping on the heels of “Jagged Little Pill” for overall numbers of nominations is “Moulin Rouge!,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, that got 14 nods.

Two very different offerings are tied with 12: “Slave Play,” Jeremy O. Harris’ ground-breaking, bracing work that mixes race, sex, taboo desires and class, exploring the legacy of slavery in interracial sexual dynamics, and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,” which tells the rock icon’s life with songs that include “Let’s Stay Together” and “Proud Mary.”

The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. During most years, there are 26 competitive categories; this year there are 25 with several depleted ones.

The category for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical had just one actor – Aaron Tveit from “Moulin Rouge!” One category – best musical revival – has no eligible shows at all and was cut.

In another sign of a strange season, the best score category – an honor for music and lyrics that is usually dominated by musicals – is filled this year with five plays.

Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows – including 16 that were still scheduled to open in the spring. The cutoff for eligibility for all shows was set at Feb. 19.

The nominations came from 10 new plays, four new musicals and four play revivals. Two high profile shows – “Freestyle Love Supreme” and “David Byrne’s American Utopia” – did not accommodate Tony voters and weren’t eligible.

The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced. It’s one of few bright spots for theater fans – Broadway will be shut down until at least May 30.

“Theater will survive,” James Monroe Iglehart, the nominations host, said during Thursday’s announcement.