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Peer Influence On Youth Delinquency And Depression

- In order for Sonny to escape the difficulties of the real world, he fell into a deep depression. Sonny wanted to avoid dealing with the responsibilities at home dealing with his over bearing family, the temptations of the streets by diving into a world that was much nicer than the one he was brought up in. Since he was exposed to the dark side of Harlem at a young age, it leads to him down a path of becoming an addict for life. By being associated with a large groups of people, youths are constantly presented in situations were they are peer pressured into situations where they do not want to be in, because of this it can weight heavily on the soul....   [tags: Youth, Childhood]

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Music Is The Building Blocks Of Jazz Music That Create Its Unique Musical Features And Support Its Development

- Music is magical: it soothes you when you are upset and cheers you up when you are down. To me, it is a communication with souls. I listen to different genres of music. When appreciating each form of music, with its unique rhythm and melody, I expect to differentiate each other by the feelings and emotions that it brings to me. However, I would definitely never call myself “a fan of jazz” until I witnessed Cécile McLorin Salvant’s performance last Friday at Mondavi Center. Through the interpretations and illustrations from Cécile’s performance, I realized that the cultural significance and individual identity are the building blocks of jazz music that create its unique musical features and s...   [tags: Jazz, Music, Piano, Blues]

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Bill Evans's Effects on Modern Jazz

- The term modern jazz generally referred to the musical period after bebop, when musicians begun to approached harmony in different aspect. Modern jazz was often overlooked, often defined as jazz derivation or hybrid and was influenced by variety of musicians; among them was Bill Evans. He was one of the most important jazz pianists, and remained to be one of the most influential musicians of post-bebop jazz, due to his prominent sound that made him recognizable to everyone. According to Bert Konowitz, “Bill Evans Sound is created by using chords in the left hand that often do not have the root of the chord on the bottom, as well as voicing chords with tone clusters” (198)....   [tags: musicology, musicians, history, blues]

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Mohammad Ali : The Heavyweight Championship Of The World

- Boxing World championship whenever I hear those two words I think of one person. I’m not much of a boxing fan but getting to know how person got to their career is interesting to me. Mohammad Ali is one of the well-known names of boxing history. I have learned that this man has been through a hard time doing his life, but solved it with great pride. For example, Mohammad Ali was not always named Mohammad Ali; his real birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay. On February 25, 1964 was a day that change his life forever....   [tags: Muhammad Ali, Boxing, Sonny Liston, Malcolm X]

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Drugs And Miles Davis

- Throughout America's music history, the use and abuse of illegal drugs has been widespread, and some great musicians' lives have been utterly devistated and ruined by drugs. Often times it seems as though, in studying their histories, many musicians are falsely led to believe that if they use certain drugs, their playing will improve, or become more creative. Many great musician's lives have been tragicly cut short because of their drug use, and God only knows where some of them would be today had they not fallen into the trap of believing a chemical substance can improve their musicianship....   [tags: Blues Music]

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The History of the State of Mississippi

- The history of Mississippi has several points of interest. Beginning, as far back as the early 1900’s, this history really grabbed my interest. I especially took interest in the early 1900’s prior to the Era of Progression. There was widespread illiteracy, segregation and the musical talent that were raised out of plantation living. By 1910 the arrival of the automobile’s movement began. I 1890 A new Constitutions with stiff restrictions on voting occurred .A $2 a year tax was applied that blacks and poor whites could not pay....   [tags: iliteracy, segregation, musical talent]

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Lewis Armstrong And His Influence On Jazz History

- At the mention jazz music, that people will first think of is likely to be a great figure with a clown image, nicknamed Uncle Satchmo. The man was Lewis Armstrong. He is a husky singer, often with a trumpet in his hand. He played dramatic works of simple structure in Orleans jazz style and with the accompaniment of Dick jazz music. Each of the books on jazz music will mention his name. Lewis Armstrong was to jazz music what Bach is to classical music, Presley is to rock music (Berrett 230). This essay will have an introduction of the king of jazz music—— Lewis Armstrong and his great influence on jazz history....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Blues]

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Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements And Effect On Rock And Roll

- Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements and Effect on Rock and Roll The blues are undeniably the roots of early rock and roll. Rock today has mutated so much that the basic blues patterns have been all but lost. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the birth of, and evolution of rock and roll by focusing on three of the arguably greatest rock musicians of the sixties and seventies. The origin of the blues can be traced to the emancipation of the slaves in the rural black areas of the south, where most of the people worked on share- cropping farms....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of ' Song For A Dark Girl '

- Hughes’ political views can be outlined in “Song for a Dark Girl.” The female speaker recounts her experience with her lover being lynched. Rather than going into depth about her feelings of despair, the speaker is distant. This refers to how common this practice was after the civil war. “Song for a Dark Girl” also showcases how African Americans aren’t given the ability to mourn, this is expressed in her description of love as a “Naked shadow” (“Song for a Dark Girl”, 11). The reader can interpret the line, “I asked the white lord Jesus / What was the use of prayer” as an indication of the speaker admitting defeat (“Song for a Dark Girl, 7-8)....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, African American, Black people]

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John Birk's Life and Accomplishments

- Dizzy Gillespie John Birks, also known as “Dizzy Gillespie” was born October 21,1917. He grew up in Cheraw, South Carolina. Gillespie was the youngest of his nine siblings. Gillespie’s father was a bandleader as well as a bricklayer. His father died when he was only ten years of age. Several years after his father passed away Dizzy Gillespie became a self-taught trombone and trumpet player (“David”). His skills increased so much over time that he later learned how to play the cornet. Gillespie had a special talent for playing these instruments....   [tags: jazz and blues, jazz player, dizzy gillespie]

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- Attack The Source There really is no way of getting around it. There is a great deal of racial tension in the United States today. Nine out of ten people in society today believe that racism does exist and is something that affects millions of people everyday. There is not much arguing that can done with a statistic like that. What is it that causes so many problems between each other. Is it that we are afraid of the unknown. Whatever the cause is, we have been trying to fix the problem for many years now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Buddy Holly: Charles Hardin Holley

- ... (Drape) Besides Holley’s outstanding musical talents, he had a very good character trait that every performer needs; He could charm an audience. Buddy Holly conveyed words and sounds in a way all his own and was disarmingly cavalier as a lyricist. (Drape) Still a stranger to his fans, Buddy Holly is more popular than he was when he died 36 years ago. Sadly, Holly’s fans never really knew him. He was never interviewed, didn’t appear in any movies, and left behind no will. (Drape) Holly was a complex yet truly talented human being....   [tags: music, rock and roll, fans]

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Battle of the Divas

- “Kiss my Brass. I’m not retiring and you can’t make me.” Bette Midler is in the prime of her life, selling out her concerts entertaining millions with her amazing voice and witty sense of humor. For over thirty years, Bette has been in an everlasting competition with the other world wide known sarcastically blunt entertainer, Cher. These two divas have made their way to the top by producing numerous CD’s containing hit songs that will forever be remembered, and starred in hit movies earning the title as an actor/singer, which few have been able to do....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Coleman Hawkins

- Coleman Hawkins “I think he was the most interesting jazz musician I’ve ever seen in my life. He just looked so authoritative . . . I said, ‘Well, that’s what I want to do when I grow up.’”(DeVeaux, 35) Cannonball Adderley said these words when he first saw Coleman Hawkins with the Fletcher Henderson band at the City Auditorium in Tampa, Florida. Just as Hawkins influenced one of the greatest alto players in history, he has influenced many people to become phenomenal saxophone players. Lester Young and Sonny Rollins both give tribute to Coleman Hawkins as being the “‘proliferator’ of the tenor saxophone as a jazz instrument.”(Kernfeld, 506) Hawkins, unfortunately, is labeled as a swing...   [tags: Papers]

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The Movie ' A Bronx Tale '

- The film “A Bronx Tale” was set in the Bronx during the early 1960’s. There was alot of racial discrimination and mob interactions that manifested themselves on the streets of New York. This made the 1960’s a particularly dangerous time period to live in New York. Calogero, a nine year old Italian boy, and his family were caught in the middle of these interactions. Calogero’s family lived two feet from a bar that the mob conducted their business in. Sonny was the head of the Italian mob. He was portrayed as a Machiavellian leader of the Bronx....   [tags: English-language films, American films, The Bronx]

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The Tone Of The Speaker 's Tone

- The author/speaker’s tone is shown as sympathetic towards his brother Sonny, who has an addiction towards drugs. The speaker seems to understand Sonny’s problems and tries to help him throughout the short story.In the beginning of the short story it states “...stared at it in the swinging lights of the subway car, and in the faces and bodies of the people, and in my own face, trapped in the darkness which roared outside…” (page one). In the short story it also states, “And I didn 't write Sonny or send him anything for a long time....   [tags: Short story, Fiction]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Night '

- (Kate was looking forward to her date with Sonny at 6:30pm. He gave her his home address so she knew where to go. Kate had asked him earlier what his dish was going to be. He asked her what she liked eating. She mentioned at a fancy place like Olive Garden, she eats Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo. He couldn 't help but be impressed as he enjoyed that, too. He promised her that is what he would make her. He asked her to be at his place by 6:30pm, which she agreed to) (Both wondered privately what it 'd be like to kiss the other...what the kiss would taste like....   [tags: Debut albums, 2005 singles, English-language films]

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Summary Of ' A Bronx Tale '

- 1. “A Bronx Tale” is a story about a young man, Cologero, who grows up in the Bronx during the 1960’s where the streets were filled with violence and racism. He was raised by his two parents. His father was a working man, a bus driver and his mother was a homemaker. They tried their best to shelter Cologero and keep him from falling victim to the hard streets of the Bronx. However, at the age of nine, Cologero grew to admire the neighborhood mobster, Sonny. One day Cologero witnessed Sonny murder a man, but once the police asked him to identify the murderer, he told the police that the guy was not a part of the lineup....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Crime]

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Diagnosis And Diagnosis Of Schizoaffective Disorder

- 1. Diagnosis, Identifying Support for Diagnosis. Sonny has the diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder, Depressive type. Sonny reports an uninterrupted depressive mood episode concurrent with Criterion A of Schizophrenia Disorder which in congruent with Criterion A of Schizoaffective Disorder. Accordingly, Sonny experiences delusions and hallucinations daily which is consistent with Criterion B of Schizoaffective Disorder. Arguably, he meets the requirements for Criterion C; the symptoms that meet criteria for a major mood episode are present for the majority of the total duration of the active and residual portions of the illness....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis]

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Movie Analysis : ' Hey God No ! '

- "Oh God no!" Sonny was heard screaming from the kitchen. Naturally, Rafael runs to it thinking he was hurt. "Sonny. Are you ok?!" "All the cookies. They 're ..." He pulls out the pan. Nothing but a charred mess. Even worse was that they had no backups. Normally, Sonny was so good with cooking and baking. This, however, was the exception. He was planning on giving everyone peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar, and oatmeal raisin cookies for their first Christmas Eve party. Now they looked like something Santa would leave for very bad children....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Chocolate chip cookie]

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A Bronx Tale Cologero

- A Bronx Tale                Cologero "A Bronx Tale" is a film directed by Robert Di Nero about a boy named Cologero (an Italian white male) and his life as he grows up in a town occupied by the mob. Colegero had two strong adult influences in his life.  They were his father, Lorenzo, and a mob leader named Sonny.  In the film there were a three scenes that especially demonstrated the influence Sonny and Lorenzo had on Cologero. An example of Lorenzo's influence on his son takes place in front of their apartment in which Cologero is a witness to a crime Sonny committed.  An example of  Sonny's influence on Cologero is when Sonny demeans Mickey Mantle in front of him....   [tags: Robert Di Nero Bronx Tale Essays]

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Homer Hickam's October Sky

- Winston Churchill once said, “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.” Effort and pure determination is a key part of the success of the rocket boys throughout Homer Hickam’s October Sky. Due to the effort and determination that Sonny had to use in order to pursue his dreams throughout the memoir of October Sky, the theme in this book can be used to help any 21st century student in achieving their dreams. If Sonny did not put towards the effort or have the determination to want to build his rockets, his dreams would not have come true....   [tags: achieving your goals]

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The Sound Track of Slavery

- The soundtrack of slavery, the rhythms and sounds of the fields, enriched American culture and helped to form the American identity. The cross-fertilization between Africa and America that came about through the slave trade impacted many areas of American culture, but none more so than the development of new genres of music including jazz, gospel, and above all else, the blues. The blues, which arose deep in the region known as the Mississippi Delta, has helped shape the American identity by providing a distinct sound incorporated into many genres of music and by providing a voice for those that previously had none....   [tags: genres, subcultures, popular music, jazz]

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Incorporating Paintball Massacre With Sunny Acres

- Part I: Defining My Audience My reader will need to know what is being proposed and how this idea will benefit their company. Sunny Acres will be shown how the addition of a paintball arena will increase their client base therefore increasing profit. My reader will need to know what type of space is required, what the rules of the game are and what if any additional insurance will be required. My reader has some idea of how paintball works. I want to make sure Sunny Acres has a clear understanding of how the game is played so I will be informing them of the rules in great detail....   [tags: Technical Writing]

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Dog Day Afternoon

- In the movie, Dog Day Afternoon, there were many things that the police and the FBI did wrong. It seemed as if there was no manual to guide the police officers and the FBI through the hostage situation. Sonny and Sal never really thought about what they would do if they were to get caught. One of the first mistakes that officer Moretti made was when he called the bank to let Sonny know he was in there. I think that there never would have been a hostage situation if officer Moretti would have let Sonny and Sal think they were going to get away and grab them when they came out the bank....   [tags: movie film]

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Gender, Race, And Class

- Gender, race, and class are apparent in every movie, work of art, and book, even if the piece is not directly about those subjects. “Norma Rae” depicts the journey of a young woman from textile worker to union leader. Her gender, class, and wounds she had experienced affected her entire life. Norma successfully overcame issues in her society and became a liberated woman, something most women in her position were not able to do. Norma encountered many obstacles and still managed to triumph and change her place in the world....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Trade union, Social class]

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Emotional Disconnect in Alex Proyas’ I, Robot and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- Often times issues are acknowledged and nothing is done to stop them. In other cases, they are put to an end. In Alex Proyas’ I, Robot and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, although they both demonstrate the theme of emotional disconnect and have a character who does not possess the strong loss of emotions that the other characters do, the characters in Alex Proyas’ film show a deeper understanding regarding the problems that emotional disconnect may cause them, and made an effort to stop what was happening....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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The Search For Meaning and Life

- ... The simplistic blissfulness of the couples’ life proves to be too much for Mr. Bowman to take and he ultimately dashes from the house later in the night where he is met by his untimely death. Toward the end of Bowman’s life he realizes all he has missed out on by not settling down and raising the family he never really knew he wanted. Although the missed opportunity to become a family man is a great pain for Bowman, perhaps the greatest is the loss of the chance to love someone as the woman he meets loves her husband, Sonny....   [tags: Bowman, Death of a Traveling Salesman]

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godfater character comparison

- Comparison of the Characters Michael Sonny in “The Godfather” At a first glance Michael and Sonny appear to be quite different. Upon further observation, however, they do have some similarities. Although they are very different in their personality, values, and tempers, they are similar in areas of loyalty, their respect for their father, and their strong family ties. Their personalities are a study in contrasts. Sonny is brash and arrogant, where as Michael is calm and cool. When Don Corleone was in the hospital and Sonny was placed in charge, the family became kind of careless....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Manchild In the Promised Land: A New Perspective into the Post World War II Era

- The novel, Manchild In the Promised Land, by Claude Brown, fictionalizes his life during the Civil Rights Movement. This novel explores the themes of racism, poverty and the movement for blacks to gain respect as a demographic. While many of us know the ins and outs of the ideals of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Black Panthers. We’re unfamiliar with the life of the average people who wanted to fight to gain respect but the process of just trying to stay alive hindered them from doing so....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, Malcom X, King]

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The Love Comes Softly By Janette Oke

- Each person has different values in life, which they live by. When I think of the values were held in the past, I imagine the “Love Comes Softly” series by Janette Oke that was also made into a movie. The series is based on values of Christ, family, love, respect, and honesty. I would say these would be the values I live with on a daily basis. Each value plays a different role in life you can have one without the other, however when put together I feel it is a powerful combination. Christ or in the movie, he was called "Clarkes God” was always front and center....   [tags: English-language films, Family, Marriage]

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Langston Hughes: The Harlem Dream

- During the 1900’s many African Americans moved from the south to the north in an event called the Great Migration. Many of the southern African Americans migrated to a place called Harlem. This is where it all began. Harlem became the breeding ground for blues, jazz, and gave birth to a new generation of Negro Artist. They referred to themselves as the New Negro. The New Negro was the foundation for an era called the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance allowed for the manifestation of the double consciousness of the Negro race as demonstrated by artists such as Langston Hughes....   [tags: the Great Migration, African American history]

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The Poetry in Harlem Renaissance

- ... The Harlem renaissance arguably derived from the Great Migration which saw many African Americans move from the South to the North of America, as well as Caribbean immigrants searching for a better standard of living in America (Dawahare, 1998, p. 32). Because of this, there were new African American cultural expressions, largely dominated by a sense of heritage, and as a result the musical qualities of African culture can be seen as affecting Harlem poetry. For example, Langston Hughes, arguably one of the most popular Harlem Renaissance poets, “had a strong sense of race pride, borne out of a new racial consciousness” (Dawahare, 1998, p....   [tags: influences and history]

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Marc Foster's Monster's Ball

- When a white person enters into a relationship with a person of color, their relationship will often be met with tension from friends and family. In the south, interracial couples encounter discrimination and racial slurs. Issues with interracial relationships have been long recorded the United States, and shows how people react to relationships between whites and blacks. Loving someone across the color line used to be illegal, but since segregation ended, more people are having mixed race relationships....   [tags: interracial relationships, film analysis]

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Analysis of a Sixty Second Sequence of I Robot

- Analysis of a Sixty Second Sequence of I Robot Throughout this essay I will be analysing a sixty second sequence of the film I-Robot. Directed by Alex Proyas, the film was released in 2004 and was a hit at the box office. The film is an action-thriller inspired by Isaac Asimov’s classic short story collection. Asimov’s books set forth the three laws of robotics. Law 1. A Robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Law 2. A Robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with first law....   [tags: I-Robot Movies Films Essays]

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Super Black Market…Being This Dirty Should Be Illegal

- Super Black Market…Being This Dirty Should Be Illegal The Remlinger brothers, Sonny and Joseph have stepped up their game with fellow band mates Ben Bluml and Adam Smith. Adam is a great blend of skill and a spirited personality rounding out the band’s image. Ben is concealed beneath his hair and is rather quiet adding a little mystery to the musician’s behavior. The sweet Remlinger’s are Southern gentleman and are certainly charming. When the foursome is performing at each gig they are showing how quickly they are improving and coming together as a band....   [tags: Music Review]

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Black Men Can’t Rock? Towards an Understanding of The Lack of Black Men in Rock Music

- Introduction Let say you were kidnapped, blindfolded, driven to a secret venue, taken through the back door and into the stalls just in time for a show to begin. It’s unlikely I know, but stick with me. The stage is empty, the lights are dimmed and you can just about make out some instruments on the stage. Four men make their way from the side of the stage; they’re black, maybe mid-twenties and dressed in jeans and t-shirt. Before they play a note or even pick up an instrument what genre of music do you expect them to play....   [tags: Music]

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The Biggest Changes Since Post World War II

- Anthropology is broadly defined as the study of humans. In it we learn all about how we have changed culturally, linguistically, historically, and physically over time. Like in any of the sciences however, the ideas, thoughts, and practices used in anthropology have change drastically over time. These changes were caused when anthropologist at the time realized that the way that they were doing things were wrong. They also realized that these errors that they were making were creating some issues over time....   [tags: Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural anthropology]

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The Twang Gang

- How has rhythm and blues influenced country music. Rhythm and blues is responsible for revolutionizing country music in that it helped create a new “twang” sound. Through research we found that rhythm and blues may have even saved country music from extinction. Because the soulful sounds made by rhythm and blues artists are constantly changing, attracting newer and younger audiences is not an issue the rhythm and blues industry has. Therefore modern country music is attempting to diversify by incorporating rhythm and blues elements into its traditional mix so that the sounds will stay fresh, the music can reach a broader audience, and so that people can understand the similarities the two ge...   [tags: Music]

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Music in Society: The Evolution of Rap Music in America

- Lit Review- General Topic: Music in Society; How has rap music’s influence evolved in American society since its creation, and how has its lyrics By the beginning of the next century, French and Russian ideas were taking hold. The new composers sought to include more ethnic influences in their music. “Those ethnic elements fell into three main areas that dominated much serious music during the 20th century. The first was American Indian, real or imagined. Chants, melodies, and primitive fantasies and dances were considered Indian elements....   [tags: lyrics, influence, musicians]

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- A captivating tale of relationship of two troubling brothers in Harlem, "Sonny's Blues" is told from a perspective of Sonny's brother, whose name is never mentioned. Baldwin's choice of Sonny's brother as a narrator is what makes "Sonny's Blues" significant in terms of illustrating the relationship and emotional complications of Sonny and his brother. The significance of "Sonny's Blues" lies in the way Sonny's brother describes the relationship based on what he observes, hears, and feels, and how he struggles trying to understand Sonny through the course of the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Music and Race

- Although artists do not create certain music to cure diseases or to make scientific or technological discoveries, music is one thing society can never live without. To both artists and their listeners, music provides an indispensible beauty that helps fulfill lives, and connect to nature. Music expresses the human condition in the purest way and affects everyone at a personal level. Plato, a well-known classical Greek philosopher once said, “If you want to measure the spiritual depth of society, make sure to mark its music.” Generally performer collaborate songs to represent the popular pop culture, and social issues, and wish for their society as well as their current era....   [tags: Music ]

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The Bethesda Theatre, Located in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States

- 1. Introduction The Bethesda Theatre, located in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States of America and built in 1938, underwent an $8 million renovation recently and has been operating as a music club since March of 2013. This music club, the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, is a small concert hall which serves food and drink while offering live performances by a variety of artists. It can fit 300 guests for dinner, as well as an additional 200 for the performance alone; these performance seats begin to be sold after the dinner seats are sold out....   [tags: jazz, market]

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Langston Hughes a Harlem Renaissance Man

- ... Langston Hughes’ poetry frequently cites the “American Dream” from the perspective of those who were disenfranchised in American, such as the Native Americans, African Americans, poor farmers, and oppressed immigrants. The American Dream was defined by James Truslow Adams as, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (Langston Hughes). Hughes’ poetry portrays the glories of equality, liberty, and the “American Dream” as the disenfranchised were trapped beneath oppression, poverty, and prejudice....   [tags: notorious African American poets]

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Analysis of the Movie Ali Directed by Michael Mann

- ... This scene is also my favorite because it shows Muhammad Ali’s ability to overcome adversity. During the fight Ali was dominating Liston and clearly the leader in the fight, when Liston put something on his glove to attempt to temporarily blur Ali’s vision. As Ali was visually impaired Liston began to dominate the fight and nearly knockout Ali. Ali’s endurance and confidence helped to keep him stable in the fight until he regained his vision and knocked Sonny Liston out. I believe that this scene foreshadows that Ali will be forced to overcome many obstacles in his life during his boxing career....   [tags: plot, scene, production, theme]

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The Inmortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

- In chapter 35, Rebecca and Deborah travel to Clover. Deborah in the middle of an allergy attack insists on Rebecca taking pictures in front of places with a picture of Elsie. She even stops and takes a picture with Elsie where she assumes her mother's grave is saying it will be the only picture in the world of all three of us together. They visit Gladys and her son Gary, and Deborah explains that she know realizes that though her time with her mother was short, she had a mother. And know she knows so much about her and her sister....   [tags: book journal entry]

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The Effects Of Slave Music On American History And African American Music

- African-American music is a vibrant art form that describes the difficult lives of African American people. This can be proven by examining slave music, which shows its listeners how the slaves felt when they were working, and gives us insight into the problems of slavery; the blues, which expresses the significant connection with American history, discusses what the American spirit looks like and teaches a great deal from the stories it tells; and hip-hop, which started on the streets and includes topics such as misogyny, sex, and black-on-black violence to reveal the reactions to the circumstances faced by modern African Americans....   [tags: African American, Jazz, Hip hop music, New Orleans]

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HIstory of Heavy Metal Music

- Heavy metal is a genre of music that emerged during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a darker and aggressive mutation of rock music. Heavy metal music’s emergence coincided with the decline of the youth culture and anti-war movement that drove the imagination of the young generation during the early 1960s (Weinstein). Heavy metal musicians positioned themselves as opposing both the dominant culture in America and the rock counterculture (Kontinual). Musically, the genre saw an appropriation from closely related rock and blues....   [tags: music, genre]

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Harlem Resaissance Response to the Oral Tradition

- Jean Toomer is a master at appearance and behavior, with this in mind, ergo, I acquiesce with Karla Holloway. She argues convincingly that Toomer's "Fern" leaves out the memory consciousness storytelling, the perpetual breaks and the constant wavering of thoughts that is apparent in Nella Larson's "Quicksand." "Like the face, the whole countryside seemed to flow into her eyes. Fern's eyes said to them that she was easy." "Cane" is written with Toomer's typical use of alliteration, syncopation and his metaphorical preacher's tone....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Birth of Rock and Roll Music

- Not parents, not teachers, but music changed the decade of the 1950s. Welcome to the decade, where rock ‘n’ roll music emerged. Rock ‘n’ roll changed the world, but it wasn’t just the music. The music created a movement. People were not afraid to be different. The Birth of Rock ‘n’ roll, created a major impact on many cultures and society. When I think of Rock ‘n’ roll music, I think of the music, as a stepping stone for Americans. I think of Rock ‘n roll music as a stepping stone for Americans because the music reflects on the change of America after the war....   [tags: Study of Music]

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Larry's Realization in My Oedipus Complex by Frank O' Connor

- In Greek mythology, Oedipus was a prince dedicated to kill his father and marry his mother. “My Oedipus Complex” by the Irish author Frank O' Connor is about a young child named Larry that wants to rid his dad from the home to become more intimate with his mother. When his father returns on his unexpected visits from the war, Larry is hostile and jealous of surrendering his mothers attention to his father and finds himself in a continual struggle to successfully gain that feeling of closeness back....   [tags: My Oedipus Complex, Oedipus Complex, Frank O' Conn]

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The History of Jazz Music

- The History of Jazz Music If you truly want to appreciate the music you listen to, I would recommend that you study about it's Roots. It was a life changing experience for me to study about the music of the United States. I studied about Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Spirituals and Gospel. It was Rather astonishing to see how this music is inter- related. It is said that American music is Jazz. My studies revealed to me that Jazz is an African American creation which started in the south of the United States....   [tags: Papers]

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Corruption and Violence

- The themes that surround the violence in The Godfather coupled with the political corruption the movie portrays makes the violent actions of the Corleones and other crime families seem almost justified. The themes in the violence include violence being a matter of business, justice, asserting power, or a threat to be used for intimidation. The corruption in the government goes beyond political figures into law enforcement. Not even the captain is immune being bought out by the crime families. The movie depicts violence as being a matter of business and a matter in which emotions should play no role....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball

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ItalianAmerican Traditions in film

- ItalianAmerican Traditions in film Work Ethic A Bronx tale is a story of a father who tries to win back the love and pride of his son from a showy neighborhood mob boss. In my opinion this film is the best portrayal of work ethic. Lorenzo, played by Robert DeNiro, plays a father who tries to teach his son that discipline and hard work pay off from working, in the long. His son Calogero, played by Lillo Brancato, is exposed to the life of a mob boss Sonny, played by Chazz Palmenteri,, and doesn’t understand why he should live a life of difficulty when he can have a life of luxury....   [tags: essays papers]

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Honour in The Godfather and Romeo & Juliet

- How is honour the driving force with the texts The Godfather and Romeo & Juliet. The Godfather and Romeo & Juliet are complex texts which the readers of them barely see pass their superficial meanings. The Godfather on the surface is about the mafia underworld in the Italian American underworld, however underneath the facade it is also a fantastical tale of many types of honour. Romeo and Juliet is superficially a tale of two lovers whose families are torn apart by hatred for one another, but it too is a tale of honour....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christian Themes in Movie I Robot

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The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughn

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A Critique of a Jazz Concert

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- A boy comes of age in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. His father gives him a piece of advice: "Nothing is more tragic than a wasted talent." A street-corner gangster gives him another piece of advice: "Nobody really cares." These pieces of advice seem contradictory, but the boy finds that they make a nice fit. The kid, whose name is Calogero but who is called C, idolizes Sonny. He likes the way Sonny exercises a quiet authority, and talks with his hands, and dresses well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Christopher Handy

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Soul Music

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- Abstract Despite the physical changes that a woman is to expect during her pregnancy, a major concern that requires attention is a period of expected feelings of depression that a woman may encounter known as baby blues. Although normal, and expected baby blues can lead into post partum depression that involves a myriad of emotions and mood swings. If not addressed postpartum depression can lead to a more severe form of baby blues known in the clinical world as postpartum non-psychotic depression that requires professional intervention....   [tags: Women's Health]

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Heavy Metal Music

- Heavy Metal Heavy metal from the 1960’s to the 1980’s was a different and hard time for heavy metal bands. Heavy Metal is a genre of rock n’ roll that was created in the late sixties and late seventies. With influences from blues-rock and psychedelic rock mostly blues. With there twelve bar blues and extended guitar solos help create many guitar styles. Heavy Metal is recognized by its loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass and drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres either emphasize these things or take on or two of them out....   [tags: Music]

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- Stone Temple Pilots Alright, so here is what I know about STP. The Stone Temple Pilots are a band that was formed in San Diego in 1988. Weiland hooked up with Robert Deleo at a show in California and then picked up Eric Kretz. and then after finally convincing Dean Deleo to come to California They were officially known as Mighty Joe Young. They recieved their first gig in 1990 in a place in L.A. After a couple of years they got a big show in L.A. They hired agent Don Muller and he told atlantic about Mighty Joe Young....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Ragtime was a very influential part of the development of jazz. Ragtime became very popular in the late 1800’s. Ragtime’s distinct style set it apart from the other genres. Syncopation is what defines this art form. This is when the loud accents fall in between the beats. Anything that is syncopated is basically ragtime. One of the most important ragtime composers was Scott Joplin. Like all great artists, Joplin did not restrict himself to this favored art form. Both before the advent of ragtime and after, Joplin composed marches and waltzes, including the syncopated waltzes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression In 2001, Andrea Yates, a Texas mother, was accused of drowning her five children, (aged seven, five, three, two, and six months) in her bathtub. The idea of a mother drowning all of her children puzzled the nation. Her attorney argued that it was Andrea Yates' untreated postpartum depression, which evolved into postpartum psychosis that caused her horrific actions (1) . He also argued that Andrea Yates suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth child, and that she attempted suicide twice for this very disorder ((1))....   [tags: Health Medicine Reseach Papers]

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Executive Compensation

- For Sunan Pty Ltd to have a successful float, a detailed and well thought out compensation governance needs to be developed. The following recommendations have been built create a compensation package to help maximise shareholder interest for Sunan Pty Ltd. PRINCIPLES OF REMUNERATION Remuneration packages should be created to attract executives capable of motivating people, communicating a vision, and leading a company to success to achieving long-term shareholder value ***** Remuneration packages should reward success over short and long term periods with an emphasis on the long term ***** Remuneration packages should be fair to all stakeholders of the business REMUNERATION COMMITTEE T...   [tags: Business Compensation Payroll]

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Ethel Waters

- With all that Ethel Waters has contributed to music and film, it is surprising that she is often forgotten. She was a talented blues singer whose unique style distinguished her from other blues singers and she was a jazz vocalist as well. Her talent extended beyond singing, when she became a dramatic actress who earned award nominations for her performances. What was most remarkable about Waters' performances was how she reconstructed the mammy character into one that challenged stereotypes. Career as a Singer Ethel Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896....   [tags: Biography Actress Singer]

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