We sell music
CDs, books, musicals and musical revues such as The Burkas
Can Can. We poke fun at the Mighty Mullahs,
and support the Founding Mothers. The Smithsonian
collected our Intern Girl in April 2002. In April 2004
we received a California State University ERFA Foundation
Grant for our CD SHE and our musical revues.
On July 21, 2004, The Norwegian Nobel
Institute collected our SHE for its tribute to their 2003 Peace Prize winner, Iranian
human rights attorney, Shirin Ebadi, Iran's first woman judge, and for SHE's
impressive, enjoyable songs. Ebadi lost her judgeship in 1979 due to
gender prejudice, but refused to accept defeat. At the risk of her life, she
fought for the rights of women and children, and for democracy. It is a
privilege to be her CD, one of only two music CDs collected by the Nobel Institute
in its 100-year history.
& Dolley Records, was established in 2003.
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Our first release is SHE, A Tapestry
of Women's Lives, an award-winning album of 18 songs, featuring
12 singers, to celebrate women. It says WOMEN MATTER and HUMAN
RIGHTS FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE. Its award-winning composer and lyricist,
Dr. Jennifer McDowell, works with equal skill in the many genres
featured here, including choral music that supports equality for
SHE's award-winning musical
revues scintillate with fun and controversy, featuring eight scandals:
- "The Burkas Can Can," a farce featuring such
songs as "Multiculturalism Died of Despair" and "Money
Makes a Woman Free!"-stars a feisty Islamic woman. She
tells the world what she really thinks in a free, honest voice.
Her story covers veils, headscarfs, and many wondrous things
that she lays out like a tray of enchanting canapés.
The farce roars to a conclusion with The Burkas Can Can.
- "Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs Revisited"
- "Cinderella with a Ph.D." features a superlative
slavery battle among three sopranos, closing with a shocking
duel about the issue-are women slaves in Islam? Song title:
"Give Me (or You) That Old Slavery, Slavery." Song
includes Female Genital Mutilation.
- "Jonathan's Harem" needles Don Juans.
- "Hello Joyce, or, Shaky Marriage." Surviving
- "Four Young Women of Valor" sets the record
straight on sexism via
Anita Hill who bops Clarence Thomas and her critics at
the famous hearing.
Patty Hearst who gets the last laugh on the FBI, her
jury, and other Doubting Thomases.
Monica Lewinsky-Her Gallup Poll is like election returns
and she won.
Joan of Arc who talked to angels and got better advice
than most presidents.
And their Black Muslim Defense Attorney,
Leila Ali, who asks, "Where are the Medals of Valor
for these four women who showed extraordinary courage under
This frolic is good for all time and for this election year.
- "Love Is Cheaper Than War," a confection
loaded with gender jokes.
- "People of Every Age Should Have the Stage"
which supports people at all stages of the life cycle, and throws
dirt on the "Duty to Die" movement.
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& Toy Balloons Publishing Co., begun in 1978, has
released several women's sports music CDs, and its 1998 Intern
Girl was included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's
National Museum of American History in April 2002.
We feature a magical musical comedy on war and peace-Under
the Moscow Moon. It has two ghosts, UFO visitors, a world
battle, and a pair of lovers on a quest. We've rewritten "The
Star-Spangled Banner" for our scandalous Shakespearean oatmeal
operetta, This Shall Be Oatmeal's Finest Hour. Our mission
is to tell all in imperishable songs and witty dialogue, applying
an unerring nose for scandal.
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begun in 1973, published an award-winning book, Contemporary
Women Poets, an Anthology of California Poets, supported by
the California Arts Council and given the Service to Poetry Award
by the Poetry Organization for Women.
Merlin Press has new offerings that unite songs and poems in
five new books for women athletes. These books feature freedom
songs for the world.
P: 1.800.889.8305, 1.408.251.6775
P.O. Box 5602
San Jose, CA 95150-5602
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On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams asked
her husband, John, to "remember the ladies" in the U.S.
Constitution but he did not, and today the Adam's Rib Racket is
a show we need to close. Our three companies are helping out via
outrageous frolics through the major issues and hypocrisies of
today and tomorrow. What we do is fluff up the stuff and refuse
One burka says to another: "This has been
a bad hair day."
Misogyny and anti-Semitism are the opium of the
We need an International
Court of Appeals for women whose cases have been shredded by the
Shar'ia-the Islamic legal code.
The Equal Rights Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution has yet to be passed.