Rhetta Akamatsu is an author and online journalist who writes about music, books, movies, and more. She is the author of The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indentured Servitude and Contract Labor Among Irish Immigrants, Haunted Marietta, T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Blues Women Past and Present, and several other books, available at Amazon and other fine online and offline bookstores.
Strawberry Shortcake: Jammin with Cherry Jam is a frothy musical DVD for girls with a positive message about friendship.
Unaka Rising is unique, homegrown roots rock that demands attention and defies categories.
Bob Dylan and The Band: Down in the Flood is an excellent documentary about The Band's historic collaboration with Dylan.
Magic is a strong return to Smash Mouth's sunny, catchy power pop sound that will please fans and new listeners alike.
Battlefields of Honor captures images of modern-day Civil War reenactors in photographs that look amazingy authentic.
The Tao of Twitter is an excellent guide to Twitter for beginners interested in using the network for business purposes.
Florence: Art and Architecture is a beautiful Florentine exploration of art and architecture with more than 500 gorgeous illustrations.
Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar is a glittery, gorgeous musical with lots of singing, dancing and fashion.
Treatment Bound is a ukulele tribute to The Replacements that works sometimes but wears thin before the end.
H.O.U.S.E. is a colorful, amazing collection of unusual houses all over the world which will interest readers of all ages.