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The Debut and Life of Immigrants in the US - Growing up, I found myself always trying to meet my parent’s expectations. It has never really become clear to me as to why I must meet these expectations until recent events. My parents immigrated to America from the Philippines before me and my brothers were born. Because my parents had me and my sibling’s right after coming to America, they never had the opportunity to go to school in order to achieve a better career. As a result, they were obligated to work at lower paying jobs to support our family....   [tags: social analysis of the film] 582 words
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Marlow’s Debut Role as Narrator in Joseph Conrad’s Youth - Story telling has been a means of communicating a point of view by a novelist to his readers and also of handing down tradition, folklore and culture. A story originates in the mind of an individual as he/she gives shape to his perception of an experience weaving the magic of his/her narration. A narrator brings to life images that excite the imagination of his/her listeners, enabling them to create a world which is inhabited by the characters of his/her stories which are not only meaningful, but serve to emulate human experience itself....   [tags: joseph conrad, narrators, story telling]
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A Very Brief Timeline of One Direction - ... Nicole Scherzinger, a guest judge,[4][6][7] and Simon Cowell have both claimed to have come up with the idea of forming the band. In 2013, Cowell said that it "took him 10 minutes to put them together as a group".[8] Subsequently, the group got together for two weeks to get to know each other and to practise.[9][10] Styles came up with the name One Direction.[9] For their qualifying song at "judges' houses", and their first song as a group, One Direction sang an acoustic version of "Torn".[11] Cowell later commented that their performance convinced him that they "were confident, fun, like a gang of friends, and kind of fearless as well."[12] Within the first four weeks of the live shows,...   [tags: Birtish boy bands] 599 words
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The Colors of Korean-Pop - Throughout the entertainment industry in South Korea, there are multiple entertainment companies. However, there are the main and well-known companies that have produced legendary stars for the consumers’ worldwide. The most well known companies included SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and lastly JYP Entertainment. For something to be considered art, the consumer should consider the effort and work being prepared upon. Another consideration would include the presentation of the art piece itself....   [tags: girls generation, south korea, sm entertainment]
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The History and Career of Avenged Sevenfold - ... Hail to the King charted as #1 on the US Billboard 200, the UK albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released six studio albums, one live album/compilation/DVD, and eighteen singles and sold more than 8 million albums worldwide. History Formation and early recordings The band was formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev and Matt Wendt. M Shadows came up with the name as a reference to the story of Cain and Abel from The Bible, which can be found in Genesis 4:24, although they are not a religious band....   [tags: albums, rock, members] 594 words
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Korean Players in Major League Baseball - Even though Chan-Ho Park’s case proved that Korean players could compete in Major League Baseball, none of other Koreans successfully settled in U.S.A. after Park. Approximately after ten years, a similar case with Park’s debut came out with Shin-Soo Choo. Shin-Soo Choo, who did not make a debut in Korean Baseball Championship before debuting in Major League Baseball, made debut with Seattle Mariners on 21 April 2005. Choo dreamed about Major League Baseball, which led him into a Rookie contract with Seattle mariners after his graduation from high school in 2000....   [tags: Major League Baseball]
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My Father's Recent Death - Is There Any Additional information You Would Like to Provide. Since my father's recent death, I have been serving as a member of the board of directors of Servina Bank, the nation's first and largest private sector bank. I have earned this position not by merit or professional qualities but by replacing my father who was the founder director of the bank and was an architect of the debut of private sector banking in my country. Other than attending board meetings once every month or two, I have not taken an active role in the bank's affairs....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 171 words
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The Beatles: The Biggest Media Sensation in the United States - ... “Kids are not in school. And they listened to the radio in those days. There are no video games. Kids that have Christmas and Hanukkah money and Mommy and Daddy can take them to the record store, and the next thing you know ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ is a humongous hit in New York and other cities follow.” It’s thought that America used The Beatles’ enthusiasm to raise spirits in the country following JFK’s assassination. Since the group wasn’t from the U.S., it seemed OK for the energetic band to put an end to the mourning period....   [tags: evolution of media in the US, music, recognition] 2743 words
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Herbal Essences: In Pursuit of Beautiful Hair - In recent years, our physical appearance has become extremely important to us, especially to women. We are concerned with how we look at every moment and will go to great lengths to achieve what we find to be “beauty.” We often become more concerned with our outward appearance than what is on the inside. No matter if it is the clothes we wear, the makeup all over our face, or the latest haircut we have; we spend so much time to look like what society perceives women to be. In doing this, we spend countless hours and dollars every year on the maintenance of our hair....   [tags: Marketing]
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The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West - The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day. West came onto the scene in the late nineties but didn’t release The College Dropout until 2004, an album that took everybody by surprise....   [tags: Hip Hop Icon, Pop Culture, Fashion, Music]
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The Life of Amazing Opera Singers - The Life of amazing Opera Singers Opera originated in Italy in the early 1500’s. It gained popularity in the Baroque period when people began experimenting new and different sounds with their voices. Opera is very dramatic work and you must have a really great voice to be considered as an Opera singer. Operas are usually performed in Opera houses and are accompanied by different instruments/ orchestra. It started off in Italy and soon became used all over the world. In the 1800s, Italian Opera soon began to take over all of Europe....   [tags: Beverly Sill, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey]
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A Brief Biography of Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur is widely considered by his fans as one of the best, most life changing, influential, and one of the best rappers of the nineties. The rapper’s hoarse and great voice described his absolute contradiction, setting misogyny against praise of strong women. One of these strong women included his mother who had to raise him and her other child by herself throughout the tough times in her life according to one of his greatest hit songs “Dear Mama”. During his musical career, he released many albums such as “This Is an EP Release”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991 (With Digital Underground), “Sons of the P”, from Tommy Boy records, in 1991,(with Digital Underground), “2Pacalypse Now”, (...   [tags: influential rappers] 2995 words
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The Arctic Monkeys Rock Band - ... Homme also featured as a backing vocalist in four tracks. Alex Turner’s lyrics were overwrought, diverting in the complete opposite direction from words illustrating an innocent, inept encounter with a ‘desirable’ woman in ‘You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights but You Were Looking Straight at Me’ originating from their first album.   ‘Suck It and See’, the subsequent album, released in 2011, was not as widely extolled as previous albums but ‘AM’ revisits ‘Humbug’s techniques and it definitely suits the bands style....   [tags: music production analysis] 750 words
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Paul Walker's Life and Movies - “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad because I died smiling” Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in a couple television shows in the 1990s staring Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss, The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially in the past. After working in movies like She's All That and The Skulls, Paul got his role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels....   [tags: paul walker, fast and furious, speed] 538 words
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The Success of Smash - Smash on NBC has made a substantial impact on NBC as a network as well as its competing shows. Throughout its run this season, it has already done better than its predecessors in the time slot as well as beat its competitors. Based on how Smash has done and the factors affecting its success, Smash should be picked up for a second season. The factors that play into this are: the ratings for the past few weeks, the overall network rating, its scheduling compared to other shows, its marketing and target audience as well as the production of the show....   [tags: Television]
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ed norton - Edward Norton achieved instant stardom in his feature film debut in the 1996 Primal Fear. Norton was credited for saving a rather mediocre film with his portrayal of a Kentucky altar boy accused of murdering a Chicago Arch Bishop. This role earned Norton Golden Globe and Oscar Nominations for best supporting actor. With his instant fame Norton proved that he could go on and further his acting talents. Norton was born in Boston on August 18, 1969. He was raised in Columbia, Maryland and even in his early years Norton was known as an extremely smart and serious individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 341 words
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Puck and Natty - Puck and Natty It all began with an interracial rap group called Puck & Natty. One half of this group was Berkley graduate Stephan Jenkins. Together, this duo's fifteen minutes of fame came on the 90210 soundtack, which gave Jenkins enough to buy groceries. The group eventually split, and Jenkins was on his way. Soon Arion salazar crossed his path, and on his heels was guitarist Kevin Cadogen. Once Brad Hargraves signed on, Third Eye Blind was born. Jenkins bought out his former partner, and claimed rights to the beginning of a catchy tune that would soon stick in all of our heads....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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The Grateful Dead: The Epitome of Improvisation and the Ultimate Cult Band of Their Time - They are widely known as the psychedelic pioneers in all of rock music. They have played more than 2,000 live concerts and, although selling only 250,000 copies of their records, they created the jam band movement that featured bands playing a variety of genres, paving the way for other cult bands. The Grateful Dead is regarded as one of the most famous free-form bands of their time. As famous as the band itself were the bands’ connection with hallucinogenic drugs and their groupies of Deadheads....   [tags: Grateful Dead, music, ] 1335 words
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Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music - Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music In 1747 Leopold Mozart married Maria Anna Pertl. Leopold and Maria Anna would have seven children, two of who would survive. Maria Anna born in 1752 who the family called Nannerl . Then in 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus who was nicknamed Wolfgangerl. Wolfgang Amadeus was not his original birth name it was shortened to this from Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgangus Gottlieb. It is little wonder even two of the children survived; “Given Leopolds insistence that they be brought up on a diet of water and gruel, the wonder is that any survived at all.” (Siepmann, Mozart His life and Music) Leopold Mozart was very musical himself and was a skilled violinist,...   [tags: Music History]
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Metallica and Their Place in Rock and Roll History - The band Metallica is a heavy metal music band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California after James Hetfield responded to an ad in June 1981 placed by Lars Ulrich in “The Recycler” a Los Angeles, classified only newspaper. A drummer named Lars Ulrich placed the ad “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden.", James Hetfield, answered the advertisement. Before the band had even formed Ulrich asked Metal Blade Records founder if he could record a song for the label's upcoming compilation album Metal Massacre, the request was accepted....   [tags: Music History ]
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Preconceived Notion of Racial Beauty in Hollywood: Lupita Nyongo - Lupita Nyongo is up for an academy award for her debut performance in the blockbuster 12 Years a Slave (Butler 2). Despite not being known a year ago, these days Lupita commands an audience when she speaks (Butler, 3). She has recently joined a select list of actors having won an Oscar for their first performances in a feature film (Dyer Jr. 2). On February 28th, Lupita delivered an acceptance speech during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards. In her speech, Lupita addressed the preconceived notion of racial beauty in Hollywood....   [tags: mexico, kenya, academy award]
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Biggie Smalls, the Most Influential Rapper of All Time - “It was all a dream!” are just a few words to describe Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls) becoming the king of East coast rap music when he released his first album “Ready to Die”. The lyrics “It was all a dream!” are from the albums number one hit single called “Juicy” in which Biggie depicted life growing up in the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. Biggie smalls rose to fame as a rapper in the 90’s causing an increase in rap popularity, division (rivalry) between East and West coast rap music, and the style of gangsta rap on the East coast....   [tags: king of East coast rap music]
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The Major Themes of Shakespeare's Othello Exposed Through Speeches - ... Towards the middle of the play, Othello has gradually become more curious and suspicious. Othello’s personality changed mildly, in Act 3, Scene 3, when Iago tells Othello that his wife might be having an affair with Cassio. Iago says to Othello to “look to your wife, observe her well with Cassio.” (144) This quote demonstrates that Iago has planted the thoughts of the possible affair into Othello’s mind. His tone in voice has also changed since he was aware of what Iago mentioned to him; it led him to having a more exclamatory and aggressive tone....   [tags: jeaousy, appearance, interracial] 604 words
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High Social Circle and Waltz During the Eighteenth Century - ... As being one of the first partner dances, the waltz caused moral outrage and was perceived as provoking. “It evoked indignant reactions from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality who sermonized against the corrupting influence that social dancing had upon the decency and health of those who danced” (Knowles). Leaders fought tooth and nail against the waltz, trying to get it banned in all public settings—on a “moral” behalf. The waltz was even being condemned and outlawed by many cities....   [tags: waltz, scandalous, traditional] 2075 words
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The Bravery: Evolving In a Picky Musical World - With musical tastes changing weekly, it is often difficult to capture the attention of listeners, especially with the wider availability of music. As a result, bands disappear faster than you can say Grammy. However, with two albums and a publicity-driven feud with The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, alongside a gaggle of shows under their belt, it is nearly impossible to miss The Bravery. As one of the hardest working rock acts, The Bravery is determined to make a name for itself in the music industry and remain there....   [tags: Music] 800 words
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Kanye West: Life of the Progressive Hip-Hop Star - as Author Ben Sweetland once said, “Success is a journey, not a destination.” Kanye West has been an icon in American hip-hop culture for over a decade. His music, fashion line, producing skills, and flamboyant personality has influenced many people for generations to come. Coming out of Chicago, many people in the music industry didn't even think Kanye had a chance to become a figure in hip-hop, but his hard work and persistence paid off. Kanye started off his music career as a producer. He produced music for the likes of major artists such as Common and Jay-Z....   [tags: american hip-hop culture, music ]
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Is Captain Amrica as Valid as Captain Ahab - There's something about comic books that make them appeal to the public. When people hear the word “comic book” or “superhero” they automatically think of a man in long underwear with a mask or a cape tied to their neck saving the day from an unthinkable threat. People can think to themselves “Wow, wouldn't it be something if I could just fly to work or school and save the day at the same time.” The truth is even though comic books are engrained into our society today with all the merchandise, TV shows, and all the movies people still believe them to be a invalid form of literature....   [tags: comic book, culture, creativity]
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Paramore Bio: A Great Band with Musical Talents - ... Their debut album “All We Know is Falling” was released later that same year. The LP peaked at number 13 on Billboard Top Pop Catalog and their first single "Pressure" climbed to number 62 on Billboard Hot Digital Songs. Over the next period, they started performing at venues outside the greater Nashville area, including singing at several concert festivals as "Purple Door", New Jersey’s “Bamboozle Festival” and "Warped Tour”. They also played shows with bands as Simple Plan and Straylight Run....   [tags: career, music, songs, fame, album] 1080 words
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How Corodozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. Became Snoop Dogg - ... Soon, the public was smitten over his playful, laid back personality. His peculiar slang and his laid back rapping were soon the trademarks of his West Coast, hip-hop image. His unique presence also earned him a spot in many television shows, including his own reality series, “Father Hood”. It’s difficult to create a noteworthy personality, but it’s even more difficult to uphold it; this is where social media comes into view. Twitter is Snoop Dogg’s outlet to profit and ultimately a showcase for his multi-faceted character....   [tags: media, persona, fans] 888 words
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Kanye West: Life of the Profressive Hip-Hop Star - ... “I was taught to think on my own growing up, that’s what a lot of black kids don’t get” (Newsmakers 2). During his time in high school he became friends with producer No I.D., who was working with the rapper Common prior to him becoming famous. This is where Kanye got his beginnings in the producing industry. Kanye went on to graduate from Polaris High School in Chicago. He then completed one year of college at Chicago State University, but he dropped out after that one year. "I dropped out because I wasn't learning fast enough......   [tags: producer, music, fashion design] 651 words
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Marketing Analysis: Gatorade's New G Series Campaign - I have chosen to assess Gatorade’s new G Series campaign. It consists of three separate products that are each to be used at a certain point in athletic activity. The first is 01PRIME (Gatorade.com, pictured to the right), it is to be taken 15 minutes prior to activity and has components very similar to an energy drink. It is high in B-vitamins and electrolytes, it’s meant to give a burst of energy right before a workout or competition. The second product is 02PERFORM (Gatorade.com, pictured to the left), which is their original product they’ve been selling for 40 years....   [tags: Marketing ] 1015 words
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The Keynesian and Neoliberal View of Unemployment - Both the Keynesian and Neoliberal era came into existence as an aftermath of both an economic crisis and a war. Keynesianism came after the Second World War when the then neoclassical economy was in crisis. This crisis brought forth Keynesianism with the underlying disbelief in the self-regulating nature of capitalism. The Keynesian ideology believed in increased state intervention to produce economic stability. This policy rested on four policy prescription; full employment; a social safety net; increased labor rights; and investment policies were to be left to private enterprises....   [tags: Economic Theory, Government Intervention]
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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya - Kamala Markandaya employs herself with the basic concern of an environmentalist or ecologist by lamenting over the destruction of landscape with in her literary milieu. Eco criticism or eco critics endeavor to speak for nature and thereby try to understand and address the problems of human cohabitation with nature. It investigates how the artist utilizes nature literally and metaphorically. Markandaya’s debut novel Nectar in a Sieve, recoup and retrieve the mislaid connection between man and land....   [tags: Nectar in a Sieve]
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The "Ebony Antelope" Gallops of Aryan Superiority - Berlin was the heart of Weimar Germany, and it was renowned for being a “happy and clean city” (Large 255.) On May 13 of 1931, The IOC (International Olympic Committee) awarded the 1936 Summer Games to Berlin. This was Germany’s return into the world after their defeat in World War I. In 1934, Adolf Hitler became the Fürher of Germany and ruled until 1945. The epicenter of Germany was being torn apart by Hitler’s adamant Anti-Semitic crusade. Thus, this led to a decrease in Berlin’s economical and intellectual sustenance due to the fact that the Jewish population accounted for the majority of it....   [tags: nazi, hitler, anti-semitic crusade]
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Taking a Look at Barbie Millicent Roberts - Think of an iconic figure with killer curves and a wardrobe most women would die for. Many names may pop through your mind. Kate Moss. Gisele. Naomi Campbell. Now let's narrow it down a bit more. How about a woman who was also a former news anchor, UNICEF Summit Diplomat, Presidential candidate, and astronaut. The only girl who fits all of these descriptions is Barbie Millicent Roberts, a fair skinned blonde standing at 11 1/2 inches. Since Barbie's debut, she's been reproduced by the billions to meet the never ending demand....   [tags: influencial toys, girl's dolls] 1105 words
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Strides Toward Equality in Major League Baseball - ... Louis Browns purchased Henry Thompson and Willard Brown from the Negro Leagues, in hopes of improving their last-place records “The St. Louis Gazette-Democrat called the move ‘an eyebrow-lifting experiment.’ Thompson and Brown became the first black teammates in the major leagues. The move provoked a mixed response in a city many considered part of the South” (“Crossing The Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson and the Men Who Integrated Major League Baseball”). In a conversation about Jackie Robinson’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr., Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri Kansas City Pellom McDaniels III, once stated that because of Robinson’s perseverance and stren...   [tags: Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, dodgers] 2868 words
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Chinua Acheb is a Great African Author - ... Chinua Achebe stated later that he “took sides with the white characters against the savages,” (“Chinua Achebe Quotes” Brainy Quote). This thought stuck with Chinua Achebe throughout the rest of his secondary-school and college experience and he would orient his writing around accurately depicting Africans and their culture, especially his. Chinua Achebe attended University College, now the University of Ibadan, on scholarship to study medicine. After a year of studies, Chinua changed his majors to History, English, and Theology....   [tags: nigeria, independence, culture] 973 words
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Cristiano Ronaldo Compared to the Brazilian Ronaldo - ... The objective is to raise funds to support specific development projects selected by UNDP. Biography Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Santo António, a neighbourhood of Funchal in Madeira and was bought up to a working class family and he has one older brother, Hugo and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima was born on the 22nd of September, 1976, in a working class neighbourhood in Bento Ribeiro, Brazil. Cristiano Ronaldo second name "Ronaldo" was chosen after the former U.S....   [tags: soccer player, charity, portuguese footballer] 1047 words
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Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll - ... This product was hit and something she really stood for. The product line is still prevalent today. Although people were not completely thrilled with Barbie’s First debut wearing a bikini and high heels, over 350,000 dolls were sold the first year. Barbie was a hit and still is. “My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”(Barbie Media). Even though people ridiculed at having a doll modeled after the body of an adult Handler never was discouraged....   [tags: Mattel, Toys]
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A Brief Biography of John Roger Stephens - ... He was signed under Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music, before securing a deal with Sony/Columbia Records in 2003. He released a few more live CDs leading up to the release of his debut album ‘Get Lifted’ on December 28, 2004, which consisted of 14 songs and sold over 2 million copies under the genre of R&B Soul. MY FAVOURITE SONG My favourite song currently is ‘All of Me’ which is sung by John Legend. The form of this piece is classified as a variation of Rondo as is contains several musical ideas that alternate....   [tags: songs, favorite artist] 858 words
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Van Cliburn, an Ambassador of Musical Diplomacy - ... “I always threatened [my mother] with [quitting piano] whenever she tried to give me away to another teacher” , Cliburn claimed. He had only agreed to be taught by a new teacher if it were Olga Samaroff. Ms. Samaroff had offered Cliburn the scholarship to attend the Julliard School, and she intended to teach him there; however, she died shortly before his arrival. Despite his rough start, at Julliard, Cliburn was extremely successful. In his third year, he participated in the Leventritt competition, winning first prize, allowing him to debut in Carnegie Hall....   [tags: musical ingenuity, cold war] 1645 words
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African American Stereotypes in the Film Industry - ... During the civil rights movement a multitude of changes occurred within the American film industry, most notably in the 1950s-60s, which became a turning point for black actors in Hollywood. The roles for black actors became more diverse and they would come to be treated as equals to their white-counterparts on-screen. Leading the charge of the new influx of black talents on-screen that did not conform to the previous stereotypical roles of black actors was Sidney Poitier. While his name may not be the most recognizable in today’s society, especially with our youth, Sidney Poitier is perhaps one of the most impactful pioneers in American culture....   [tags: demeaning and misrepresentative images] 967 words
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Comparison of Madonna and Lady Gaga - Music is an inspirational outlet that can be used to convey a message to other people who relate to that message. Music can become even stronger when the person who is performing it is an inspirational source as well. For the past 30 years Madonna has become a well-known artist, actress, and role model to the people who support her. All artists know that they are only number one until someone else comes along and replaces them with more intriguing work to offer. Lady Gaga has been said to be the new Madonna of our generation and is quite often compared to her in many ways by her musical and styling choices....   [tags: Musical Analysis ]
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Lil Wayne: The Best Rapper Alive - Music can rock your world, enlighten your mind and change your perspective. When you think of rap music who comes first to mind. Without hesitation, it must be the self acclaimed best rapper alive, Lil Wayne. He alone can make such statements as “My picture should be in the dictionary next to the definition of definition” (Wayne, “Shoot Me Down”). Lil Wayne is a prominent force in the rap world. His debut Album in 1999, Tha Block is Hot went double platinum upon its release and even his lowest selling album is still certified as gold according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)....   [tags: Musicians]
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Film Analysis: The Coen Brother's Films - Speculation and analysis of the Coen brothers’ films has often portrayed them as drivers rather than reflectors of pop culture; NPR wrote earlier this year “The Coen brother's sparked a bluegrass revival with taheir 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou. – will they do the same for folk with their latest movie Inside Llewyn Davis?”1 But the posing of this question and the assumption of Inside Llewyn Davis as a top-down culture creator ignores that folk has always maintained a strong presence in American culture, and suggesting that a single film can bring folk ‘back into style’ ignores folk’s ongoing status as a key tenet of American culture and identity; as sociologist Leo Marx writes in his...   [tags: honesty, post nostalgia, american pop culture]
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The King of Horror: Stephen King - Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S....   [tags: american authors, horror]
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David Guterson: A New Perspective - David Guterson was born in Seattle Washington on May 4, 1956. He was born to a couple named Murray Bernard and Shirley Guterson. His father was a criminal defense attorney and his mother was a homemaker (Guterson). As a child Guterson liked to read books of his interest. As he read those books he understood how powerful stories were in the shaping of human values (Guterson). After graduating high David attended the University of Washington (Guterson). Guterson took assorted classes his first two years at the University of Washington which includes Anthropology and Oceanography (Guterson). It was then in his junior year of college that he enrolled in a short stories class and from...   [tags: Snow falling on cedars homosexuality history]
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