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Author Visit: Mark Cabaniss “Miracle of The Music Man” 📚

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Author Visit: Mark Cabaniss “Miracle of The Music Man” 📚</h1>
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Mark Cabaniss

What: Author Visit 

Author: Mark Cabaniss 

Date/Day: 18 May 2024, Saturday

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Classroom at the Mason City Public Library

Book Title: Miracle of The Music Man: The Classic American Story of Meredith Willson

Copies of the book are available from Three Bells Books in Mason City or preordered online at

https://www.threebellsbooks.com/item/8GjgjfjGfawDo4ILvWlI5w for Paperback or

https://www.threebellsbooks.com/item/8GjgjfjGfaynj_Ad6dg9WA for Hardcover.

Author Bio: Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, writer, producer, broadcaster, speaker, and author. He began his career in Kentucky as manager and an on-air host of a non-commercial FM radio station. He currently serves as a correspondent for Hollywood 360, a weekly nationally syndicated entertainment radio show based in Chicago. Mark is the author of three books: Confessions of a Shameless Name-Dropper; Music Business Essentials: A Guide for Aspiring Professionals; and Miracle of The Music Man: The Classic American Story of Meredith Willson. He created and manages the official Meredith Willson Website:  www.meredithwillson.com. He was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus by Mars Hill University and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Mark holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education and Communications from Mars Hill University and The University of Tennessee – Knoxville. He resides in Nashville.


Book Description: In Miracle of The Music Man: The Classic American Story of Meredith Willson, Mark takes the reader back into the Golden Age of Broadway and brings to life the origins of this classic show, the music behind it, and the unlikely story of its creator. Interweaving behind-the-scenes accounts of people who worked with Willson, Cabaniss looks at his long and unusual career as a composer, conductor, radio personality, and flutist, which reached its pinnacle in The Music Man. The Music Man stands as one of the greatest achievements in American musical theatre, but few know about its rocky beginnings and the against-all-odds success story of its creator Meredith Willson.


May 18
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mason City Public Library
225 2nd St SE
Mason City, IA 50401 United States
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