My Mom and Dad were divorced when I was one. Dad actually managed to sexually abuse me before the divorce. Karen and Janet, my two older sisters and I went to Dad's on Sundays where we had breakfast. We listened only to classical music, which we hated probably because it was Dad. We did not like him too much, he was " different." I had no idea until after he was murdered that he was gay. Well, looking back he was flamboyant, wearing scarves and brooches. He was a gourmet cook and prided himself
Africa is perhaps the most mysterious continent in the world. It’s ethnic, social, and religious diversity is impressive. Attempting to discuss a cultural aspect, such as music, without limiting the scope, would be impossible. “The area of coverage has been limited to Sub-Sahara, Black Africa”(Graham1). When an individual hears the term African music, he probably thinks of the African-American forms, such as Hip-Hop or Reggae. Not many people today know what African music is all about. They do
Teens Should Have Part-time Jobs Having a job as a teen can be a difficult task, but most teens are responsible enough to work. It’s a good experience to apply, interview, and keep a job. You learn to work with and get along with all kinds of people. You also meet new friends. My opinion concerning working teens is that most can handle the pressure and the responsibility. Working helps a teen learn responsibility. Teens must be able to fill out an application and answer questions about themselv
Tionne Tenese Watkins : T-Boz born: April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa began performing: started singing in church influences: Prince, Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle role in TLC: main singer, business head of TLC Named one of People's '50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 Other projects: · acting role as 'Tionne' in Hype Williams' 1998 film 'Belly' · Started own companies: Shee Inc. and Grunge Girl Music · released 'Touch Myself' - controversial song included on soundtrack Fled · started a clothes li
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
Just a Mood . . . or Real Depression? How Do You Really Feel? Check off the ones that fit you. Top of Form 1 You feel sad a lot, and it doesn't go away. You feel guilty; you think that you're no good; you have no confidence. You lose interest in ordinary pleasures like music, sports, friends, or having fun. Most of the time you'd rather be left alone. You feel restless or tired most of the time. You're a nonstop partier, constantly moving around. You get unrealistic ideas about the great things
Instant global radio, or Web radio, is the latest manifestation of the Internet’s multimedia successor, the World Wide Web. Improved technology and content are turning Web radio into a mass medium. (Hickman 30) The Web radio concept is mainly underlined by the concept of Webcasting, or broadcasting station content over the Internet. Online users who visit the Web pages of Webcasting stations can find archived and live audio covering news, business, sports, and many different types of music. (Th
The Biography of Bob Marley By: Sean Dolan Robert Nesta Marley was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann, Jamaica in 1945. He started as a man just learning a welding trade taught to him in Kinston, Jamaica . While there Marley started a group in 1961 called the Rudeboys (later known as the Wailers). The Wailers included vocalists Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh. The Wailers use a style of music called ska, which was a hybrid of Rhythm and Blues and Jamaican Mento. He was a singer, guitarist, songwrit
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
1ST - I need to fix up my car. It is a Red 1986 Ford Mustang that is turning pink because of age. The problems I have with the car are, having never been fixed up since it was made in ‘86, is looking worse with each day. The upholstery, which was a dark red when new, is turning to a whitish pink color from fading over the years. Also from the sun, is the dashboard, it is cracked in many different places. The music of my car s non-existent, the reason for this is the fact that Julie Jenner, th
Characteristic Downfall In T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the author is establishing the trouble the narrator is having dealing with middle age. Prufrock(the narrator) believes that age is a burden and is deeply troubled by it.. His love of some women cannot be because he feels the prime of his life is over. His preoccupation with the passing of time characterizes the fear of aging he has. The poemdeals with the aging and fears associated with it of the narrator. Prufrock is
Les Miserables Les Miserables known in English as The Terrible is a musical portrayal of the French Revolution. It is a musical tragedy, which served as a major powerhouse competitor for Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals in the early eighties and nineties. When first debuting on Broadway in 1987 it traveled a long hard road to compete with musicals of the decade. However, in time many well-known performers were proud to associate themselves with this wonderful work of art. The musical play begins wi
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl. Leopol was a very successful composer, voilinist, and the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Mozart showed musical talent at a very young age. By age five he was composing minuets.And at age six he played before the Bavarian Elector and the Austrian Empress.His father taught him, but said teahcing Wolfgang was hard because he knew so much already. His fathe
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole's family Cole Porter's name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate's father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole's early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry Rache
Tartuffe by Molière I was in the audience at the proformance of Tartuffe the first night it played at Prairie High School. I really liked Tartuffe, i felt that the play was pretty funny, and i liked how it started off by letting the audience know Tartuffe is a fraud. I thought it was a very good production. In Tartuffe we get pretty much a personal view into Orgons’s home, all of the play takes place here. In Act I, scene 4, Tartuffe, coming into church everyday and drawing attention with his lo
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
College Admission Essay Dear I am writing to you in hopes you may be able to aid me in any way for college. This is my story: When I was in sixth or seventh grade my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disease and is also an alcoholic. She had tried to commit suicide on various occasions and was constantly in and out of the hospital. My mother was even sent away for four months at the Bradoboro Retreat Center. There were so many medical bills and my father was the only one working. Eventually we f
Minnesotan Radio Stations COM 105 4 November 2003 For this assignment, I listened to few of Minnesotan radio stations, a Mauritian station from Servihoo and a Nepali-Indian radio station from Nepal. The first station was FM 96.7. I heard Perfect by Simple plan, Can’t hold us down by Christina Aguilera, and Shake your tail feather by Nelly and P. Diddy in this station. To me the first song sounded like a young boy talking about the difficulty in fulfilling his Father’s high expectations. He expla
Academy Spring Graduation Performance On Friday April 23, 2004 I watched the Ben Stevenson Academy Spring Graduation Performance. The performance was held at the Worthem Theater located in downtown Houston. The theater is huge. As expected I had a hard time finding parking witch caused me to be late. As I was walking into the theater I notice that I was somewhat underdressed. I wore khaki pants and a collard shirt and everyone else was wearing elegant formal wear. My seat was way up top in the b
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes is one of the most famous romantic painters. Born in the town of Fuendetodos, near Sargasso, on March 30, 1746 to a middle-class family, Goya even at young age had a will of his own. He was not just a painter, but an adventurous young man. At the age of fourteen, he became an apprentice of Jose Luzan, although, as Goya himself admitted, his true masters were, besides nature, Velazquez and Rembrandt. At twenty-four, he managed
Propganda - Joseph Goebbels was appointed Minister for propaganda in Nazi party - They control the social commercial and all sources of news - Art, literature, music, the theatre, films, radio and the press - The government control of all sources of news and ideas is called totalitarian - The propaganda encourage people join the Nazi party - Joseph Goebbels was a leading Nazi radio broadcaster - He makes the interesting argument that Goebbels is promoting a higher form of artistic freedom in att
John Lennon’s Assassination Appendix 1 When I first started my research I decided to use an Internet source because it seemed like it would be very simple to find information on the Internet. After searching fro hours and not finding much information on the Internet I decided to go look at my packet at some websites that could help me, I went to, and searched from there. I found some periodicals on a website and continued to search on different sites. I found some information abou
Landmark Albums Black Sabbath – Paranoid Iggy Pop The Stooges – Fun House Both albums redefined Rock ‘n’ Roll and they lead the way for the bands in the future. Musical and Lyrical Style Both bands have invented what they started. For Black Sabbath it was Heavy Metal. For The Stooges it was punk, or dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll. So every band that has started to play in their style of music has the same sort of sound. Black Sabbath I would say is more planed compared to The Stooges. The Stooges were mor
Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the second-oldest child of the court musician and tenor singer Johann van Beethoven, was born in Bonn. Ludwig's father drilled him thoroughly with the ambition of showcasing him as a child prodigy. Ludwig gave his first public performance as a pianist when he was eight years old. At the age of eleven he received the necessary systematic training in piano performance and composition from Christian Gottlob Neefe, organist and court musician in
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Choose one production and explain how, as a member of the audience, you were affected by specific production elements? In February 2004, I went to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to see a production of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. As an audience member I found a lot of the production elements very affective. The stage was in the round and to me this created more intimacy, as the actors were closer to the audience and on the same l
Punk Rawk! What is it? Right now a bored teenager is listening to a Punk Rock album not really caring that the founding fathers (and mothers) of Punk are probably polishing their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards and then placing them carefully on the shelf of the bungalow in a retirement village. Youth, music, and rebellion have always been what Rock 'n' roll was based on. Taking those basics and making the music ten times faster, and the youth ten times more rebellious, and one gets Punk. What d
Review: Red TreeGet the “lowdown” on the red tree The ‘Red Tree’ is the most talked about production to come out of this year's “Out of the Box” festival. Based on the acclaimed children’s book by the same name, written by Shaun Tan. The “Red Tree” is very much an emotive experience, being neither narrative nor story based. Rather it incorporates profound imagery, mass puppetry, fantastic synthesised music and sound and an intricate corroboration of symbols to involve the audience in an emotiona
Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it's economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was transformed in
Hamlet and Othello In William Shakespeare’s tragedies Hamlet and Othello, he uses the powerful act of sex as a catalyst for chaos. In each play the protagonist is forced into confusion and ultimately a state of insanity. The role of women in each of the two plays is similar as well; they are objects upon which men vent their anger, as well as a tools used to propel the protagonists into madness. Shakespeare, the cunning playwright that he was, was able to add analogous motifs into each play. As
Review Of The Play ‘Of Mice and Men’ We set off at midday to the Savoy theatre to see the production ‘Of Mice and Men’. I was looking forward to it and thinking it was going to be an excellent show. When we got to the theatre it was much smaller than I thought it would be. It started off with four bails of hay with smoking floating around the stage. Then a small window in the black backdrop opened and two men appeared. Lennie, who was played by Matthew Kelly and George, who was played as George
GEORGES SEURAT AND POINTILLISM REVISED LESSON PLAN Overview: Students learn about Georges Seurat and the importance of pointillism as a technique used by artists. Students analyze how Seurat created A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and how artistic elements (line, shape, color and texture) are incorporated into this masterpiece. Students make their own pointillism painting demonstrating their understanding of color, pointillism technique and composition. Goal: To introduce the
Time Is Money In my opinion, there cannot exist any statement that is true. And in this way, we are not able to say whether time is money or not. Some people will always believe that time is only money but nothing else others will defend the opposite thesis. As far as I am concerned, all of us should realize that the material world around us makes time money. Although I do not want to agree with this statement, I confess that all of us should be realists. No one can lead normal life without enou
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Whitney Houston From the moment Whitney Houston first opened her mouth to sing, it was obvious that she was bound for greatness. As the daughter of Cissy Houston, a successful rhythm-and-blues backup singer, and a cousin of the even more renowned singer Dionne Warwick, young Whitney grew up steeped in music. She dutifully sang in the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir, aspiring to nothing higher than being a backup performer like her mother. But by the time she was eleven, it was readily apparent tha
International Music Tour Summary The aim of this project was to produce a project plan for an international music tour spanning over six destinations. As a result a report has been compiled planning the project in detail, consisting of several elements. The proposed project was divided into several key elements that where completed by individual members of the project team. The project consisted of the following elements; Project description: Included detailed specifications and aims for the pro
E-commerce an Introduction E-commerce an Introduction In the broadest sense, electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. It has included the handling of purchase transactions and funds transfers over computer networks. According to the Forrester Research Study Sizing Intercompany Commerce, total U.S business-to-business Internet trade in 1998 is $7.7 billion, compared to a total global e-commerce of $21.8 billion, dramatically increasin
Experience Marketing Case 1: When Virgin opened in New York a block away from one of Sony's CD stores, it offered CDs at a 12% discount. Hit in the bottom line, the Sony store decided to fight back by thinking laterally. It set up a multimedia booth which played not only whatever music people wanted to hear, but also suggests other choices. It was very interactive. So people ended up paying 12% more for the CDs just for the fun of the experience. Case 2: Johnson Johnson’s launched its pain relie
Freedom in the United States No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of th
Managerial Decision Making Exam BUSINESS SCHOOL EXAMINATION PAPER JUNE 2000 MODEL ANSWERS Module Code: Module Title: Managerial Decision Making Date: Time: INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Section A is compulsory. It is worth 50 marks; the share of marks for each question is shown alongside it. Answer any TWO questions from Section B. Each question is worth 25 marks. Time allowed: 2 hours and 15 minutes (plus 10 minutes reading time). __________________________________________________________________
Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkei on the 18 July 1918Mr Mandela was born in 1918 into the Madiba tribal clan - part of the Thembu people - in a small village in the eastern Cape of South Africa. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong de
Nokia 2005 My product will be a new Nokia Mobile Phone that contains the new following features: § T.V. + Cable, and an Antenna § Video recorder § Tape player § CD player § New Games § 2 Speakers on both sides of the phone § Headset + Remote control § Videotape + CD holder § A Stand at the back of the mobile § 3D Graphics § GPS (Global Positioning System) This Mobile phone still contains all the other features the Nokia phones have now like MMS, Bluetooth, Radio, Voice recorder etc… The new feat
Richard Branson Principles of Management BCD1H07 “Select a successful entrepreneur, and outline his management styles and leadership characteristics. Consider how these have contributed to success, and how they may contribute to failure.” Richard Branson: “An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to go where others are not. Who doesn't often listen to accountants. Who if somebody says [something is] impossible, is determined to prove them wrong”. Pick up any newspaper or magazine and there’s a
Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sony’s first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes
Viacom vs Sony Corporation Date: 2004-1-20 Course: Media Management Summary of Viacom Viacom is a leading global media company, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising and online. Viacom is a diversified global entertainment company, with operations in motion picture distribution, television programming, home video rental and retailing, theme parks and publishing. Specifically, Viacom operates MTV: Music Television, Showtime, Nickelodeon/Nick at
Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet April 2002 Published Word of Mouth: Referable, Consumer- Generated Information on the Internet Abstract Consumer-to-consumer communication about products and services, often known as “word of mouth” (WOM), is an important source of marketplace information. The Internet is becoming an increasingly active medium for this type of communication. We describe the ways in which word-of-mouth information is communicated
Interpretation and Confliction in the Analysis of Flannery O’Connor Some of the best stories ever written are some of the most heavily criticized. Flannery O’Connor raised eyebrows with her controversial stories about religion, race, and humanity, and as a result disapproval did fall. But beyond the surface of O’Connor’s work lays a complex core. Some of her critics could not see past the violence and controversy. Others were able to find depth in her work. Two such people, Danny Duncan Collum a
A Fistful of DollarsEnglishFilm Recommendation I recommend “ A Fistful Of Dollars” to be included into the film festival “Aliens and Isolates” as it is a perfect example of a film with strong themes of alienation and isolation. Sergio Leone’s uses many mise en scene techniques and strange alienating film devices to create a protagonist that is the “lone gunman”. An amoral anti-hero with a sharp dry wit and no name, which runs against the grain of the traditional western hero, he walks into town
A Lesson About Family Intro to English Literature I 24 May 2004 Many sociologists define the term values as cultural types of standards by which people measure goodness and beauty. These values also serve as broad guidelines for social living and human interaction. For the most part, values are different for different cultures. However, there are many universal traits that cultures share. For example, most world cultures have some form of music. They have services for marriage and services for d
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark ' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don't for do not , shouldn't for should not , etc. for et cetera