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Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit - Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit        With " beautifully executed images", Janette Turner Hospital creates four vivid female character in her two novels.  The four characters are Juliet and Yashoda in The Ivory Swing and Elizabeth and Emily in The Tiger in theTiger Pit .  Each of the above is invested by Turner Hospital with a deep consciousness.           In the view of Janette Turner Hospital, women are immensely uncertain.  They are never sure of what they want....   [tags: The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit]
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Gates of Ivory by Margaret Drabble - In a world surrounded by war, death, and atrocity, it sometimes seems as if there is nowhere positive for the characters in the Gates of Ivory by Margaret Drabble to turn. In the mist of these bad images Drabble juxtaposes a unique view into the world of women’s reproduction and menstruation that has rarely been revealed in other novels. She shows that menstruation exposes feelings ranging from liberation and empowerment in Alix Bowen, to shame, disgust and sorrow in Mme. Savet Akrun. Drabble identifies similarities between women on both sides of the world, and between reproduction and women combating the death of the world’s war....   [tags: Gates of Ivory Essays] 2132 words
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Ivory Artifacts of The Israelietes - Imagine in your minds eye you are back in time during age of Israelites. Now imagine yourself walking the halls of palace. As you walk you see what seems to be a small fortune of art decorating the halls. You eventually stop walk and you find yourself in the throne room and right before you see a chair but, not just not any chair the most elegant chair you have ever see with your own two eyes. This chair glistens with jewels and some sort of white material you are not familiar with. The white material seems almost alien in nature and yet it is beautiful and makes the thrones seem as if from another world....   [tags: Archeology]
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the swing - The Swing by Pierre Renoir The impressionist movement started when Claude Monet and other artists held an exhibition in Paris in 1874. People like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Renoir, Camille Pissaro created their most important work between 1870 to around 1910. The critics gave the exhibition the worst reviews possible. “The critics considered Impressionist paintings an insult to viewers because they were expected to accept apparently unfinished art as a ‘real’ painting.” The name was taken from Monet’s Impression, Sunrise....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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The Ivory Trade Ban - A small herd of elephants spends the afternoon grazing on the wind swept grass of the savannah in the sweltering African sun. A few young calves playfully bounce around their mother’s legs. This peaceful vision is just a time of quiet before a bloody scene unfolds. What this small herd is blissfully unaware of is that poachers are quietly stalking them with murderous intent. This herd of elephants has a plethora of “white gold”. These poachers are after only one thing from the elephants, they are after their tusk made of ivory....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Ivory Trade - Do you ever look down at your ivory rings and cry. Do you ever cringe while playing your piano. Well you should. This ivory that you may cherish, comes from a murdered elephant. There is a chance your ivory may be “fair-trade” but only 5% of all ivory is (Reisner 82-83). Just last year, 25,000 elephants were killed for their ivory (Christy 54). Elephant Populations are decreasing drastically and there is a worry they will go extinct. By wearing your rings or playing your ivory piano you are not committing a crime, but you may be supporting illegal ivory trade....   [tags: elephant, Africa, colonization, demand]
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Biomechanics of the Golf Swing - For years it was thought that the golf swing was a solid piece of movement without any differentiating variables. Vast expansion in technology over the last 20 years has produced more information on the biomechanics of the golf swing. “ Golf Biomechanics applies the principles and technique of golf mechanics to the structure and function of the golfer in an effort to improve the golf technique and performance” (Hume P., Keogh J., and Reid D. 2005) Biomechanics, “The scientific discipline that applies mechanical principles and to understanding movement.” (Hume P., Keogh J., and Reid D....   [tags: golper, backswing, downswing]
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Rebellion in the Movie Swing Kids - Swing Kids is a 1993 film that takes place in Hamburg, Germany in 1939. Teenagers, who called themselves Swing Kids, rebelled against the Nazis by refusing to join the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), better known as the HJ. They wore their hair long, liked American movies, dressed in British fashion, and listened to swing music. They used the salute “Swing Heil” as a mockery of the “Heil Hitler” salute with each other. The movie follows three Swing Kids: Peter Muller, Thomas Berger, and Arvid....   [tags: nazis, youth, hilter, kids]
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Swing Goes to War - The first half of the twentieth century marked a time of immense hardship for the United States and many other nations around the world. In just three decades, the world saw two of the most destructive wars in history, the Great Depression, and countless other tragedies which would leave an indelible mark on human history. Surprisingly, this bleak and hopeless era also gave rise to one of the liveliest and most beloved forms of music of the twentieth century – swing. But swing music became much more than just tunes to listen to on the radio or music to dance to at clubs....   [tags: Music]
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What´s Swing Jazz? - Swing Jazz, a subgenre of Jazz, was an unprecedented sound that has skillfully created an effect on the way we live today. In an article from a devoted Jazz website, Just the Swing, it is presented how Jazz was “revolutionary in its time period.” This is shown through how it was the first outlet that expanded into African American culture after desegregation was officiated. A corroboration within this statement is shown on Swingmusic.net’s : The History of Jazz Music Part II. This article adds to the idea of desegregation but concludes the idea of the “eclipsing” nature is what led to its success....   [tags: music revolution, sound, effects, culture] 1340 words
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The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants - The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants It is hard to equate an austere piano recital with the murder of hundreds of thousands of wild animals. For that matter, it is equally as difficult to relate that horrific scene with my grandmother’s antique hairpins, but the fact of the matter is that the creamy ivory that is so cherished as a sign of wealth, culture, and tradition is really the result of the work of poachers. How can those delicate hairpins be the topic of international debate and black market trade....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Music: Western Swing in Texas in 1930 - Short Essay: Even though the Great Depression was a time of suffering economically, it was also a time for creativity in country music. Wester swing appeared in Texas in the 1930s and quickly spread to other states. The exciting new sound appealed to many teens in the 1920s. By the 1930s they had taken the reels, waltzes, fiddle breakdowns, and other styles they had learned from their elders and combined them with blues, rags, jazz, swing, and pop to create a remarkably diverse and dynamic new sound that would come to be known as Western swing (Hartman, 144)....   [tags: country music, western music] 437 words
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The History of Ivory Trade - The History of Ivory Trade Ivory’s appeal to the upper-classes as a symbol of affluence and its timeless style has lured people to the tusks since as far back as the ancient Egyptians around the year 3000BC. Since the Egyptians, every civilization with a significant upper class population has sought ivory and been willing to pay a premium price for it. The most expensive and most sought after was the ivory of East Africa where it was agreed that the ivory was, without a doubt, the best in the world....   [tags: World History] 736 words
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Memories of the Ivory Coast - Memories of the Ivory Coast Many people have never heard of the Ivory Coast. It is a vivacious country in my opinion, having lived there and experienced some greatly memorable along with not so pleasurable moments. This West-African Republic was once a French colony where my grandparents and parents lived and immensely appreciated the exquisite quality of life. Unfortunately, this did not remain for very long after 1994 and the death of the long standing President Houphouet- Boigny....   [tags: Papers] 969 words
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The Softball Swing - Chapter One: Introduction Over the past fifteen to twenty years women's fastpitch softball popularity has continued to grow and spread internationally. By the mid-1990s it was played in more than 85 countries under the eye of the International Softball Federation (ISF). It has become increasingly popular among women at the youth and collegiate levels. More than 630 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member institutions sponsor women's softball programs, and national championships for women are held in all three NCAA sports divisions (Encarta, 1998)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2506 words
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How Swing Dance and Jazz Music Impacted America - My capstone project pertains to how swing dance and jazz music impacted America and the affects it had on the line of segregation during the time of the Great Depression. For many years the time and era of swing and jazz always amused me. Though they were hard times and people basically had nothing to live for, the fact that music, swing and jazz in particular, brought them to life, was a beautiful concept. Music and dance are two things that I believe gives people a reason to tolerate the adverse effects of the world....   [tags: great depression, new orleans]
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Performing A Full Golf Swing - To begin executing the proper golf swing, your feet must be shoulder width apart. When gripping the club, place the club in the joints of your left fingers with the thumb pointing down the center or slightly to the right of the shaft. (This is written for the right-handed golfer, all left-handers must reverse everything). Place the pinky of the right hand in between the index and middle fingers of your left. Do not grip the club any tighter than you would a baby bird. The next step is the placement of the ball with respect to your stance....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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The Ivory Coast Overview and Media Analysis - Part 1: Country Background The République de Côte d'Ivoire, also known as the Ivory Coast, is a country in West Africa bordering Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The location now known as the Ivory Coast was made a protectorate of France during the era of imperialism by a treaty in the 1840's, and became a French colony in 1893. The country gained its independence in 1960, at which point it was led by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until 1993....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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Wide Ivory Woman - Wide Ivory Woman You are a wide woman sculpted out of one large solid block of ivory colored, lightly butterscotch speckled stone; you are distinctly and beautifully human, yet larger than life. I look up at you but do not know precisely what it is that you urge me to question. You are a maiden of Menedi, a statue presumably molded of Greek hands in the mid-fourth century B.C. You are seated at a thickly cushioned throne fashioned of the same ivory marble as that of your body, your head titled downward, your figure slightly crouched....   [tags: Antigone Sophocles Plato Statue Papers]
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The Swing Behind My House - The Swing Behind My House Out behind my house, there is a row of fruit trees. At the end of the row, there is a small open building with a swing inside. Sitting in that swing, I can see off the top of the ridge on which my family lives. When I sit there, looking down past the rows of trees and far into the distance, I realize that the place is mine. It is important to me because it is associated with so many memories, it gives me a place to be alone, and it gives me a chance to be outside in nature....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 521 words
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Ecstasy of St. Theresa by Bernini and The Swing by Fragonard - The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe brought about sincere and contrasting artistic movements characterized by both the Baroque and Rococo Styles. With two distinct epochs we find one overly ornate with dramatic tendencies, while the other expressed a more playful, light hearted sensibility within the elaborate landscape. Ecstasy of St. Theresa by Bernini created during the High Roman Baroque period embodies both great similarities and contradictions to Rococo’s Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s, The Swing in composition and theme....   [tags: the elaborate and the delicate, Rococo, Baroque] 687 words
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The Perfect Golf Swing - As I ran up and down the tee line, I saw my father slamming the ground with a golf club. I could not understand why he was always so angry when practicing. I stopped running and watched him closely, studying his body as he elegantly whipped the club through the air. Sweat was dripping from his nose, his shirt soaked completely through. I was six years old and in awe of this man. At home he was just dad, but on the golf course, he was someone else. He was an athlete. I watched him for hours that day, and I would watch him for years to come as he practiced, trying to find the perfect swing....   [tags: Process Essay] 1069 words
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Swing Music - Swing Music During the nineteen thirties and nineteen forties a certain style of music became very popular. This style of music became known as "swing". It was performed using rhythmic 'riffs' and is referred to a style of dance and band arrangements. America maintained swing's popularity throughout the World War Two years when both large and small ensembles toured Army and Navy camps both at home and abroad. At home, swing was heard at bond sale rallies and community concerts. The new sub-culture of women workers also adapted boogie-woogie and other novelty and jive styles....   [tags: Papers] 893 words
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Golf Swing - Golf Swing The Basics The golf swing is sort of an awkward motion that can only be mastered in time and with practice. A person usually cannot pick up a golf club for the first time and swing it with perfection. One thing to remember is that there is not an ideal swing for everyone. A beginner or someone who already plays golf must develop his or her own swing from the basic fundamentals of golf. Even the pros that seem to play the game so well do not all have the same swing. Their swings have been transformed from their own experience and help from instructors or fellow competitors....   [tags: Art] 1092 words
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Captain Swing - Hobsbawm, E. J. and Rude, George (1975) Captain Swing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 384 pp. Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers’ uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers’ rising of 1830 is negligible. Most of what is known by the general public comes from J. L. And Barbara Hammond’s The Village Laborer published in 1911....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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swing kids - When three friends are pressured by the government and each other, what choices will they make to strengthen or weaken their friendship. When people are pressured into things, does the character change. Is it a good or bad way. In the movie “Swing Kids” Peter, Thomas, and Aarvid made choices that reflect the strengths and weaknesses of their friendship. Peter is almost the head of there little group, and the choices he makes determines what everyone else thinks and does. For example, Peter is sent into the HJ’s because of his bad behavior and not because he wants to join....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Heart of Darkness - The Symbol of Ivory - The Symbol of Ivory in Heart of Darkness In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vague,"muted" descriptions, leaving a melange of possible meanings in the reader's lap. One exception to this trend is Conrad's symbolic use of ivory. Within the frame of the story, his references to ivory can obviously be seen as a representation of the white man's greed. Towards the end of the book ivory comes to symbolize the oozing evil that drips from the heart of darkness. It isn't long before Conrad makes a commentary on the greed of the whites....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 539 words
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African Elephants and Human-Elephant Interactions: Implications for Conservations by P.C. Lee and M.D. Graham - ... The ivory trade is devastating towards elephants and is only growing in time despite authoritative efforts. According to Elephant Daily an elephant is killed every fifteen minutes, and in the last 4 years poachers have killed up to a third of the population. By 1989 the population had fallen again to 600,000 and that is when action began to take place. The first large effort to shed light on the situation was Richard Leakey. Leakey was responsible for convincing the president of Kenya to burn the countries stockpile of ivory a very large statement to be made which jumpstarted the efforts to save the elephants....   [tags: the ivory trade, elephant population] 881 words
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Full Swing into the Revolution: The Uprisings of 1968 - Full Swing into the Revolution: The Uprisings of 1968 The year of 1968 proved an eventful one throughout the world; it witnessed the culmination of antagonism and dissatisfaction of oppressed people everywhere, and their subsequent retaliation against that oppression. A common element of rebellion in cities around the world was its incitement against authority: "the target of rebellion was power – power over people and power over nations, power exercised on the international plane by great imperial states, by governments within nations, or by people in positions of dominance over the powerless under them." (Daniels, 5) In Paris students rose to rebel against school authority, and were lat...   [tags: Free Essays Online] 3467 words
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Managing Back Pain for Golfers - Managing Back Pain for Golfers Winter’s over, and it is a gorgeous spring day. Time for golf. You head out to the golf course, get your bag of clubs out of the car, and get ready to have a fun time without a care in the world. Once there, you head to the green, ready the ball and get ready to swing. You just know it’s going to be epic this time. You swing the club and connect, but all of a sudden your back goes TWINGE. Welcome to the world of back injuries for golfers. You may have had some back pain after playing golf before, or this may be the first time you had that nagging lower back pain after playing golf....   [tags: injury, swing, warm-ups] 853 words
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Famous American Musician: Alton Glenn Miller - Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Glenn Miller has become an icon. For many people his orchestra and the string of hits they produced represent the essence of the swing era. Alton Glenn Miller did a lot in his short life he had a successful career, inspiring childhood, burning success and an inspiring musical talent. Glenn Miller was born in a small town in Iowa but by the time he was three his family had moved to Nebraska....   [tags: bandleader, swing era, artist] 541 words
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Critical Analysis of Virgin Mary giving the Rosary to St Dominic and St Catherine - This paper is a critical analysis of the Virgin Mary giving the Rosary to St. Dominic and St Catherine of Siena which is an iconic piece of art that is displayed in the Fine Arts Museum of the University Academic Center at Houston Baptist University. This art will be presented by detailing the description, the symbolism, a theory of the unknown artist and periods, and the aesthetics of truth, beauty and spirituality. The ivory plate carving depicts Mary with Jesus standing in her lap. To her left she is handing St....   [tags: ivory plate, women, traditions]
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Golf and the Sencondary Discourse - Playing golf encompasses many ups and downs, excitement and frustration, and an abundance of fun when things go right. Golf is a game with so many different emotions that constantly change and play with countless minds in menacing ways. Motivation is the key to success, brought by successful moments that cause excitement. Those moments keep me returning to the course, continuing to make mistakes, but always learning more about the puzzling language. Over several years, I have been able to learn the secondary Discourse of golf by learning about the golf swing, learning terminology, principles of the sport, and through my experiences....   [tags: sports, terminology, excercise, PGA, swing]
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The Duality of Ivory: An Examination of Greed in Society Through Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness - Greed: the intense and selfish desire for something (Oxford Dictionary). It is one of the seven deadly sins, and society recognizes the vile nature of this trait, yet it is an integral part of our society, visible through our abundance. Joseph Conrad’s Europe was one of abundance: the more you had, the better you were regarded, and appearances were important, social success was gauged by what was observable. In response to vain society, to obtain social success you needed greed, for greed equated to more money, more power, more success....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Investigating the Factors that Affect the Period of One Swing of a Pendulum - Investigating the Factors that Affect the Period of One Swing of a Pendulum Aim: To investigate the factors which affect the period of one swing (oscillation) of a simple pendulum. The factors I will use are length of the string, and angle that the bob is released from. Hypothesis: 1. Length of string I think that the length of the string directly affects the period of one oscillation. The mathematical formula used to describe the period of the pendulum is: T= 2 p√tex2html_wrap_inline105/g T is the period (time for one swing - seconds) tex2html_wrap_inline105 is the length of the pendulum (metres) g is the acceleration dues to gravity....   [tags: Papers] 1668 words
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Investigating the Factors Which Affect the Time of a Pendulums Swing - Investigating the Factors Which Affect the Time of a Pendulums Swing Aim: In this experiment, we hope to discover which various different factors take affect upon a pendulums oscillation, discover the appropriate formula to calculate the relative factor and how long the pendulum swings for. Preliminary: Before we do our main experiment, we need to see which key factors affect the time it takes for a pendulums oscillation. We suspect either one of these three factors: Mss of pendulum, length of pendulum arm and angle of swing....   [tags: Papers] 388 words
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Louis Prima: Man That Cat Could Swing! - Louis Prima: Man That Cat Could Swing. Louis Prima was born to Italian immigrant parents Angelina and Anthony Prima on December 7, 1910 in the town that he would eventually draw his biggest influences from, New Orleans, Louisiana. Louis' first instrument was a saxophone that he received on his 10th birthday from the leader of the Dixieland band that his older brother Leon was in. He never quite took to the saxophone, and eventually gave it up and studied instead the violin. Near the end of his high school career however, he switched to the instrument that he is most associated with, and for which he acquired his nickname "the lip," the trumpet....   [tags: Music] 951 words
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:The First Swing - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:The First Swing In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a stranger rides into King Arthur's court with a challenge. This stranger, green in color from head to toe, proposes to play a game with a member of King Arthur's court. This game will be played by each participant taking a blow from a weapon at the hands of the opponent. The person that dies from the hit is obviously the loser. On top of this, the Green Knight offers to let his opponent take the first swing. This sets up the action in the passage beginning with line 366 and ending with line 443....   [tags: Arthurian Legends English Literature Essays]
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The Origin and Evolution of Twerking - Miley Cyrus recently made headlines for her performance on stage at the MTV Music Awards, shaking her rear end in what many described as a scandalous or inappropriate manner, while barely dressed in what was akin to a skimpy bathing suit. Anyone who watched the news in the days following her August 25, 2013, performance at the Video Music Awards could not have missed the commentary, and there was a lot of commentary. Some thought Miley’s performance was extreme and perverted. People talked, and many pondered this new dance....   [tags: dance, Miley Cyrus, Mapouka, Ivory Coast]
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Benny Goodman, King of Swing - Benjamin David Goodman was born in Chicago on May 30, 1909, the ninth of twelve children born to David and Dora Goodman, who both emigrated from Russia but met in America. David Goodman eked out a minimal living for his family by working for a tailor in a sweatshop. To help alleviate the family’s poverty, the children were urged to work as soon as they were old enough. For entertainment, David would take his youngest children to Douglas Park on Sundays to hear free band concerts. It was here that he first heard of the Kehelah Jacob band....   [tags: Biography, Entertainment]
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Swing-N-Slide - Child’s play is serious business at Swing-N-Slide, manufacturers of wooden outdoor playground equipment. Twenty years ago, the only quality playground products designed for back yards were expensive, pre-cut wooden swing sets priced over $1,000. Swing-N-Slide recognized an unmet need, and began selling strong, durable and lower-cost playground projects. Today their line of do-it-yourself wooden playground equipment is the market leader in the United States, sold worldwide through 6,000 home center, building supply and hardware stores....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Incorporating Other Music into West African Music - Music throughout West Africa has a history of evolving in an encompassing manner, involving many different kinds of music. It begins with different musical traditions across West Africa influencing one another, and since the 19th century involves the influences of popular Western music in West African music. Roughly between 1200 and 1900, a succession of ancient African empires with centralized governments flourished across West Africa, with various kingdoms, such as the Kingdom of Songhai and the Ashanti Kingdom, covering much of contemporary Mali, Ghana and Nigeria....   [tags: Music History, African Culture]
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Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith: Two Legendary Classical Blues Artists - The blues emerged as a distinct African-American musical form in the early twentieth century. It typically employed a twelve-bar framework and three-lined stanzas; its roots are based in early African-American songs, such as field hollers and work songs, and generally have a melancholy mood. The blues can be divided into many sub-genres, including Classical, Country, and Urban. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the careers of two of Classical blues most influential and legendary singers: Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith....   [tags: music, musicians] 974 words
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