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Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
A Portrait of Duke Ellington
A Portrait of Duke Ellington
A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of American music. Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington was born in Washington D.C. on April 29, 1899. His parents were James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. They raised Duke as an only child, until his sister, Ruth, was born when Duke was sixteen years old. Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical life, Duke began to take a prom
In Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river
In Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river
In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain simply wrote about a boy and the river. In doings so Twain presents the reader with his personal view of mankind, whether he wants to or not: Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot will be shot. (2) Possibly by giving us this warning Twain admits to the existence of a clear motive, morality, and a strong plot in his masterpiece. Nonethel
Life of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, he started piano lessons when he was a boy, by the age of seventeen, he played professionally. In 1923, he moved to New York City where he played in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio, later played at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club. Lead his orchestra for more than fifty years. Duke Ellington unarguably, was one of the greatest jazz composers that had ever lived. Born in Washington D.C. on Ap
Joan of Arc was born on January 6 1412 in the village of Domremy in no
Joan of Arc was born on January 6 1412 in the village of Domremy in no
Joan of Arc was born on January 6, 1412, in the village of Domremy in north-eastern France. Her father Jacques was a peasant farmer and a minor village official. Her mother Isabelle, raised her daughter in the teachings of the Christian faith. Joan was more religious than most of the girls in her village. At the age of thirteen or fourteen Joan began to hear voices and to have visions. She claimed the voices and visions were of Saint Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine. These voices to
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
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
Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey 3-1-04 English Research Paper Pearl Bailey was born in March Twenty-ninth Nineteen Eighteen in Newport News, Virginia to the minister of a church known as the “Holy Roller.” Pearl Bailey never had the professional training to be a singer or any other necessary classes or teachers to become professional, yet against all odds Pearl Bailey still became famous during the Harlem Renaissance. Pearl Bailey received most of her singing education due to the fact that her father was the minis
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Why did Parliament bring in the Reform Act in 1832 and how important w
Why did Parliament bring in the Reform Act in 1832 and how important w
Why did Parliament bring in the Reform Act in 1832 and how important was the Act? IN this module I shall answer the question “Why did Parliament bring in the Reform Act in 1832 and how important was the Act?” I shall split the question up and answer different causes whether economical or political. There were many short-term causes and long term causes, I shall answer just six of them, three long-term causes and three short-term causes. Unemployment increased after 1829. This called for Reform b
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003
Review for Jazz History Midterm exam- October 2003 2 Forms of Jazz 1.) 12 Bar Blues= number of choruses 2.) 32 Bar AABA song four =32 3.) Ways Jazz is unique I. Jazz Sound Interpretation II. Improvisation III. Swing feel a.) constant tempo b.) cohesive group sound c.) rhythmic lilt d.) spirit Jazz is the blending of African European culture 1.) Field hollers- blending tones Ol Hannah - Doc Reese 2.) Work sons- emphasis on rhythm meter- Julina Johnson -Lead Belly 3.) Spiritual- Dry Bones - gospel
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN A PORTRAIT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN A PORTRAIT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: A PORTRAIT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA Word Count: 2066 Words Rights Offered: first North American serial rights At the surface, Mark Twain’s famed novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a thrilling narrative told by a 13yearold boy who embarks on a perilous journey down the formidable Mississippi River aboard a tiny wooden raft. The story’s sensationalism sometimes makes Huck’s journey seem unbelievable. Underneath, however, lies an authentic portrait of t
MoralsIdeas of Huck Finn Essay
MoralsIdeas of Huck Finn Essay
Morals/Ideas of Huck Finn Essay Book Information: Full Name: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author: Mark Twain Date of First Publishing: 1884 Publisher: Charles L. Webster Co. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a overall interesting book, full of plots, sub-plots, hidden ideas, and the amazing story of how one all important friendship can last throughout not only adversity, but racism itself. There are a few main characters, however, only two are truly the most important. Th
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existen
One may find it ridiculous to contrast between Shakespeare and existentialism in its 20th century form, however one must keep in mind, that existentialism does not appear as a single philosophical system. It is more an attitude of life, a general vision - existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre is known to have stated that existentialism was never invented, it has always existed as the ultimate foundation. Upon that light, why not seek the foundations from the work of the forefather of all dramatists? I
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background, expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place. Of these creative endeavors, the most cultural and uniquely American musical tradition is that of the art of Jazz. Jazz musicians are able to express themselves musically and expressively by telling a story, idea, or feeling through the infusion of complex rhythm and musical interface, which often comes so effortlessly and naturally to these musicians. Their instrument provided a voice
Ch12 Paul Whiteman1890-1967 a classically trained violinist and violis
Ch12 Paul Whiteman1890-1967 a classically trained violinist and violis
Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for publication
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of stretching the truth in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you, the reader, but
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington was a famous African- American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Many critics rate him as one of the figures in jazz, and certainly its most significant composer. Edward Kennedy Ellington came into the world on April 29, 1899, in Washington D.C. While many musical greats begin with music at the early ages of three or four, Edward didn’t begin to play the piano until he was seven. By 17, tens years later, he had already made his professional debut. In 1923, he
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear
The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear
The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear Title of Paper : The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear Grade Received on Report : 85 In his King Lear, Shakespeare creates a main plot and a subplot that are intricately interwoven and which complement each other in a number of various aspects involving events and characterization. The main plot involves that of King Lear and those connected to him. It opens as his highness is preparing to divide his kingdom between his three daug
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg Location Luxembourg is located in Europe and is bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. On a map, it is located at 50 N latitude and 6 E longitude. Luxembourg is very small. It is only 998 square miles, which is roughly the size of Orange County, California. All the country is inhabited, with most people living in the southern part. The Flag The flag of Luxembourg was adopted in 1845. The colors come from the Coat of Arms of Luxembourg and are red, white and blue. The flag is simply
The Creator Speaking Through His Creation
The Creator Speaking Through His Creation
The Creator Speaking Through His Creation Prospero’s epilogue at the conclusion of The Tempest provides interesting parallels to its author’s life. Written near the end of his career, numerous scholars suggest that it is Shakespeare’s written farewell. Just as Shakespeare sculpts a world from nothing, Prospero authors the events on the island. Prospero’s monologue flows naturally with they story and provides a natural ending to the work. He describes the loss of his magical power at the
The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK, was started in Tennessee in 1866. The people who believed in White Pride came together against the advancement of African Americans, Jews, and other minorities. The KKK members were very violent and used harsh actions to get their point across, but their actions were supported by their strong belief in their religion and the culture in which they were brought up in. The Klan did as it believed, they did what they thought was right and f
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington By Frank Gray By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world’s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the D
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington: An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innov
History
History
History In my paper the Democratic Candidates are Al Gore and Bill Bradley. They both have a lot of the same views on issues that have come out in the campaigning. For the Rebublicans it is George W. Bush and John McCain. Both of these guys have different views on their issues. The debates between these two men have really been heating up and it will be interesting to see the outcome of this election. But also on the other side of this the Democratic battle has also been a though one but I think
Terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism 1) It is very difficult to resolve the international problem of terrorism for several major reasons. Terrorists usually don't claim responsibility for their actions until the fuse is lit, it's not a case of Jack The Ripper sending an ear to the cops and warning them who his next victim will be. Terrorists usually do claim responsibility for their actions after the media is aware that something happened, this gains recognition for their cause, which is often the reason they resort to te
Eddie Xiaofan Zhu
Eddie Xiaofan Zhu
Eddie Xiaofan Zhu 0348937, M.A. student Early Modern Theatre, essay 1 (Revised) Drs. H. E. A. L. Duchenne 5 November 2003-11-3 SPECTATOR AND MORE The Common People in Shakespeare's Plays In almost all of Shakespeare's plays concerning political events, common people seem to play a very important role, no matter whether there have any specific roles actually on the stage, or how many such figures appear in the background in the play. Although the stage may be brimful of emperors, kings, Royal me
What do Duke Ellington Bessie Smith George Gershwin and Louis
What do Duke Ellington Bessie Smith George Gershwin and Louis
What do Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, and Louis Armstrong mean to us today? All these names to us don't really mean anything except Jazz musicians. But, about eighty years ago in the 1920's, these names meant a lot more. These names meant father of the trumpet, Empress of Blues, the Song Plunger, and the Greatest. Every musician wanted to be a Louis Armstrong or a Bessie Smith, and everyone looked up to them. The 1920's was a huge decade for the phenomena known as Jazz. It
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare An Electronic Classics Series Publication The Tragedy of King Lear is a publication of The Electronic Classics Series. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Editor, nor anyone associated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibili
Who shapes history What shapes history Do people Do events
Who shapes history What shapes history Do people Do events
Who shapes history? What shapes history? Do people? Do events? It is a debate as simple yet as complex as the proverbial chicken and egg. People cause events to happen, therefore, it is really people who shape events. But can one person be responsible for any important event? Important events involve the actions of many people, so it is the events then, and not the people that shape history. But what about the people involved in the events? Due to the reciprocity of the arguments, it is impossi
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together
Bringing it all together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o'erthrown, and w
The Tempest Bringing It All Together
The Tempest Bringing It All Together
The Tempest: Bringing It All Together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o'ert
Bringing It All Together
Bringing It All Together
Bringing It All Together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his charms are o'erthrown, and wha