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Advertising, As We Know It, Could Not Exist Without Creativity

- “Advertising, as we know it, could not exist without creativity.” “Nothing is more efficient than creative advertising. Creative advertising is more memorable, longer lasting, works with less media spending, and builds a fan community…faster.” -Stephan Vogel, Ogilvy & Mather Germany’s chief creative officer Creativity has always remained to be a very subjective term. Every individual has a different opinion of what they think about creativity. Some believe that creativity is a quality that you are born with; others believe that it is a talent that can be learnt and taught....   [tags: Advertising, Brand, Creativity]

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The Spring Jazz Collaboration, Swing Band And Madrigal Ensemble

- I attended “The Spring Jazz Collaboration” featuring the “CSI Jazz Combo”, “Swing Band”, and “Madrigal Ensemble” on March 9th. At first I thought it was just going to be three people playing the saxophone, the drums, and the bass. I was obviously wrong. Each song had their unique sound. I really liked how each musician had their own solo because it helped me hear the instrument and know what they sound like and that’s coming from a person who had never experienced a Jazz concert. The concert was broken up into four different sections....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Saxophone, Singing]

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Digital Piracy: A Problem Without an Effective Solution

- Digital piracy is making up profit from illegal copying and reselling music, videos, software videogames and other digital media which requires genuine. In 2005, loses of legal media and software industry from digital piracy was $200 billion (DSTI/IND (2007). Also, Oberholzer-Gee (2010) indicates that 60% of world wide web broadband busy by consumers’ video, game and music sharing. To avoid this issue intellectual proprietors use various methods. In this paper is shown methods to dodge problem of digital piracy....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Copyright Law, technology]

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What goes into the production of a song?

- Music isn’t produced over night, but rather through various steps and processes. Majority of people lack understanding of the steps and processes used to create music. Differing from majority opinion, producing music is a lengthy process at that, including various checks and balances that coincide together to form an articulated song or piece. In order to create a successful music production one must edit, mix, and master their work. The recording process, to many sound engineers, is the most important step in producing a project....   [tags: Checks and Balances, Master Level]

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Impact of Rhythm and Blues on African-American Culture

- Rhythm and blues, also known today as “R & B”, has been one of the most influential genres of music within the African American Culture, and has evolved over many decades in style and sound. Emerging in the late 1940's rhythm and blues, sometimes called jump blues, became dominant black popular music during and after WWII. Rhythm and blues artists often sung about love, relationships, life troubles, and sometimes focused on segregation and race struggles. Rhythm and blues helped embody what was unique about black American culture and validate it as something distinctive and valuable....   [tags: Music, Genres Jerry Wexler]

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The Hippie Aesthetic Era of Rock and Roll

- ... Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is a great example of a song that falls in the middle. “Billie Jean”, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y), is a song written by Michael Jackson that was a little bit of both hippie aesthetic and not. It is about a woman who stalked Jackson and claimed that he is the father of her baby (Covach, “Introduction to Rock”). This is represented in the chorus, “Billie Jean is not my lover. She is just a girl who claims that I am the one but the child is not my son” (“Lyricsmania”)....   [tags: issues, technology, music, song]

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The Beatles : The History Of The Beatles

- The Beatles “I wanna hold your hand” You have probably heard this song before, but did you know it was from The Beatles. In the 1960s, there were hippies, rock enthusiasts and even more groups. But, ever since the mid-60s the rock music has never been the same. With the Beatles being the most famous rock group in the 1960’s. During the 1960s The Beatles had been a very influential group, changing the rock genre forever. The Beatles were just regular people in a regular city before they blew up and became a huge....   [tags: The Beatles, Ringo Starr, George Harrison]

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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music

- Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]

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The Effects Of Music On The Music

- Most people in the world listen to music quite often, but when they are asked to define the word music they’re at a lost for words. It’s almost impossible to find a definition for music that can be accepted universally. When I heard the first two FIV videos I was a bit confused with how it would tie in with the course. If I were to view both of these videos before taking this course I wouldn’t necessarily define these as music. I found the first video of the man singing the Tuvin melodies quite interesting....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Sound, Musical notation]

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Mus 119 Report For The Stony Brook

- MUS 119 Report for the Stony Brook Composers Concert on 2016.11.17 This concert is held by the Stony Brook University music department and is to perform seven pieces of music written by seven student composers. The concert is performed in Recital Hall of Staller Center in Stony Brook University. Since it is a small hall, audiences are very close to the performers. In fact, it is the first time I am this close to the performers and the sound for me is so clear and powerful that seems like floating in front of my eyes....   [tags: Performance, Music, Piano, Stony Brook University]

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The Tradition of the Chivo Mask

- The Chivo mask is from Mexico, typically found in the state of Guerrero. The mask was first created and used in the village, Zitlala, after the Mexican Revolution. It is used for the ritual dance called “La Danza de los Chivos” or Dance of the Goats. However, the dance is now used in many other celebrations and festivities throughout other areas of Mexico, as well. The mask is part of the ceremony known as "the Dance of the Goats” or La Danza de los Chivos. The mask on masksoftheworld.com is from Chilpancingo, State of Guerrero, Mexico....   [tags: zitala, guerrero, mexican traditions]

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Alter Bridge Concert Report

- On Monday, April 21, 2014, along with my friend JJJJ and my Mom, we went to see Alter Bridge perform in concert at Rams Head Live down in the Marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland. The doors opened at 7 o’clock and the concert started at 8 p.m. with the band Monster Truck as the opening act. We went and ate dinner before going to the concert, but when we entered the venue, Rams Head was packed. The show was sold out and there were people ranging from ages fifteen to mid-fifties. There were both men and women in attendance, but I noticed there were more men than women....   [tags: crowd, show, music, lyrics]

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Sounds of the Ages

- Sounds of the Ages "If we do not know and understand our history, we are doomed to repeat it." This message is taught to all young people in their history and social studies classes. The quote is very true, because we learn from our mistakes, and even from our accomplishments. Music has been in the world longer than most people think. Way back when cavemen were slamming their clubs in a specific rhythm, that was musical. What this paper will mainly be talking about though is the likenesses and differences of the classical era with our own modern day music....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Country Music versus. Christian Music

- Country music has been around for many decades as well as Christian music. Country and Christian music are both very influential on people everywhere. Country music has great effects on society today. Christian music also has many effects on society today. Christian music and Country music have many similarities. Over time electrical guitars replaced more traditional instruments and country music became more acceptable to a national urban audience. Country music has many great influences on the artists and their fans....   [tags: comparing music genres, behavioral analysis]

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The Music Of Western Music

- Music generally plays an important role in all of our lives. Western music reflects all of our supporting cultures. It is commonly passed down from generation to generation like any other type of music. Western music is shared among different religions, dance, and drama. All of which is used to reached out to a certain group of people that relates traditions. Western culture is shared among genres like: Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Rap, Reggae, and so much more. Each genre shares characteristics and beliefs of their own....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Elvis Presley]

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Nirvana - Nevermind

- History of Rock and Roll There possibly isn't an album in history that is as genre defining as Nirvana's Nevermind. Released in 1991, it single handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone (Stuessy, Joe). It reached number 1 in 1991 and was the first album to bring Seattle grunge to the mainstream audience (Stuessy, Joe). Nevermind is a mix of slow, dark songs and fast paced grunge rock songs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Woodstock: An American Icon

- Many times, people have very different ideas about what makes an icon. Our icons may be singers, dancers, athletes, actors or politicians. We may not even know what the criteria would be for an icon, but we know one when we see it. One of the greatest American icons in history is the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. To say that Woodstock isn’t an icon would be like saying that the music wasn’t a dynamic character in the movie “Star Wars” or “The Phantom of the Opera”. An Icon must encompass a distinct ideology, and nothing ushered in our generation’s journey to the end of the innocence like Woodstock....   [tags: Woodstock]

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The Hard Rock Company

- The Hard Rock Café (HRC) and the Hard Rock Hotels / Casinos is a highly successful series of ventures that serves up fun, music, food, nostalgia and beverage. The HRC is also famous for its music collectibles, including guitars used by icons in the industry (i.e. Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, etc), fashion merchandise, live concerts, and Hard Rock Live performance venues. The first Hard Rock Café was opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, HRC became well known and successful almost immediately....   [tags: Marketing]

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Analysis Of ' Feet 's Smoke : A Story About Electrified Near Death By John Jeremiah Sullivan

- Feet in smoke: A story about Electrified Near-Death by John Jeremiah Sullivan writes about a short journey which takes place in a hospital located in Kentucky a family goes through after the oldest brother Ellsworth a lead singer in a band called Moviegoers is in the garage rehearsing for a concert when a surge of electricity shoots through his body, stopping his heart due to his mouth coming in contact with the microphone. After reading this story several times I was moved by the connection the two brothers have during the tragedy....   [tags: Sibling, Family, English-language films, Death]

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Saint Claude : A Center Of Commerce And Culture Along With Pop Up Urban Gardens

- I live on a very busy street in New Orleans. My avenue, Saint Claude, is now home to many newcomers to the city. In the last few years I have witnessed significant changes in my neighborhood. Saint Claude has now experienced an influx of artists, entrepreneurs, and young professionals who are helping to revitalize the area. This has infused the residents who have returned to take a renewed interest in their area. Because of the devastations of Hurricane Katrina, the area had experienced varying degrees of impairment....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Tram, Louisiana]

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The Impact Of Rock And Roll Music On The United States During The Vietnam War

- The changes in rock and roll music reflected the mood of the population in the United States during the Vietnam War. Rock and roll, written as rock ‘n’ roll, music was fully born in the 1950’s and formed from electric blues and gospel music. Rock and roll is characterized by electric guitars, a strong rhythm and youth-orientated music. This music became popular because of the children of the decade. Parents called this type of music “noise.” While parents were listening to calm music, their children were listening to rock n roll....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam]

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Analysis of the Song, You´ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, by The Beatles

- “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, a ballad composed by John Lennon in 1965, juxtaposes the new and old Beatles in a thrilling manner. This song represents the Beatles’ returning to their instrumental roots from The Quarrymen with Paul’s bass, George and Lennon’s acoustic guitars, and Ringo’s percussion forming the main instruments throughout the piece. This song comes at a time when Lennon lyrics and tonal timbre proved susceptible to Bob Dylan’s influence , causing Lennon to impersonate Dylan’s vocal style as he searched for his own....   [tags: Lennon, Dylan, Lyrics]

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My Experience With A Video Game Company Invented A Game Called Rock Band

- During the cooler, frosty fall Saturday mornings, my dad would wake me up early to leave for rocket football games. We drove in a gray dodge truck that would jam out to music like Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and Pink Floyd. When my dad was younger, he used to play the drums, so while we were driving he would tap the steering wheel and the fold up seat in between us with the beat of the song. Those moments fueled my early passion for drumming. By late elementary school, my parents gave me a pair of electric drum sticks that would connect to a mp3 player and would make noise with every tap....   [tags: Drum kit, Drum, Percussion instrument]

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The Day My Little Brother Was The Best Most Of My Life

- The day my little brother was the best most of my life. At first, little did I know my instinct was catching up with what was happening, when I suddenly became envious towards my cousins playing with their younger siblings a few nights before, which apparently had a meaning. One of those nights, I cried myself to sleep in a corner, imagining how exciting it was to run around the living room after a little version of me who’d be laughing hysterically while trying to catch his or her breath. Instead, I was that littler version of an older sibling, running after me across the hallway while I’d half yell ‘mommy’ and choke from laughing too loud....   [tags: Family, Tears, Sibling, Sleep]

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A Brief Biography Of Drob Marley And The Life Of Bob Marley

- Born February 45th. In Nine Mile, Jamaica, Bob Marley would advance to touch that hearts of many people. Although he was teased during his childhood for being of mixed race heritage, he still managed to change people lives with his leadership and activism as an adult. Bob Marley was not only a leader when it came to activism. He was also a leader for emerging music. He often communicated politics and social issues through his lyrics. Rather than conforming to the demands of the music industry, he created his own unique and authentic style of music....   [tags: Music genre, Bob Marley, Reggae, Jazz, Music]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' White Angel ' By Michael Cunningham

- Bobby, a nine year old boy, expresses his admiration for his older brother by mimicking his every move and recalling places which he shares their fondest moments. He wants to be just like his brother in every aspect. Michael Cunningham won for the “The Best American Short Stories 1989” for this short story. In his story “White Angel”, Michael Cunningham uses narrative point of view and symbolism to demonstrate an effect of having intense adoration for an influencing person in one’s life. Bobby is just a boy who like most nine year olds looks up to his older brother....   [tags: Family, Short story, Parent, Mother]

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Essential Tool for Musicians: The Circle of 4th’s and 5th’s

- ... Just like Pythagoras made it, the Circle of fourths and Fifths is divided up into 12 places, like the numbers 1-12 on a clock. The Circle of fourths and Fifths helps you figure out what sharps or flats will occur in what key. The name of the key that is being played is the letter on the outside of the Circle,those are the major key. If you want to figure out how many sharps are in each key, count clockwise from C at the top of the Circle. The C major at the top is neutral so it does not have any sharps or flats....   [tags: Phythagoras, ]

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The Godfather of Soul Better Known as James Brown

- Curatorial Project: James Brown in Michael Jackson’s Life 1. Topic Question: Unquestionably one of the most influential musical pioneers of the last half-century, James Brown, often known as “The Godfather of Soul”, laid a musical foundation that many artists were influenced by. Ranging from Mick Jagger to Afrika Bambaataa to Jay Z, Brown’s musical characteristics can be seen in various artists. How did the music of Michael Jackson demonstrate the influence of James Brown. 2. Introduction: “The Godfather of Soul”, better known as James Brown grew to be one of the most influential artists in Michael Jackson’s life....   [tags: artist, michael jackson, lyrics]

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All and all another brick in the wall

- Pink Floyd’s album The Wall influenced a great change in the music industries from the 1980s to today within America. The album released on Nov. 30, 1979, the live concert preformed in 1980 through 1981, and the movie released in 1982 gave the foundation to the 1980’s American music scene to the present music scene. The album The Wall brought back a vibe of psychedelics from the 1960s but gave a twist of hard rock from transitioning electronics to guitars. The concert for The Wall was the first live show to adopt media effects, such as lighting, and props as a main part of a live performance which changed all rock stars’ performances forever....   [tags: Music, Pink Floyd]

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Viva Raperos: How Music Can Interact With Politics

- Introduction Passion: what does it mean. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, passion is defined as: “a strong and barely controllable emotion”. Humankind has expressed passion in multitudes of ways for as long as humans have possessed communication skills. Through art, science, literature, music and even politics humans have showcased passion. Passion can be either supportive or oppositional. Music has been the greatest medium for humans to express passion, due to the great range of emotions that can be realized through song....   [tags: Music]

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Killing the Rainforests of Madagascar is Killing Humanity

- Deforestation is a major problem for many different places around the world and the island of Madagascar is no exception. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and lies in the Indian Ocean, as a part of Southern Africa, just east of Mozambique (CIA). It is one of the poorest countries in the world and its landmass is only about 224,533 square miles; which is just a little less than twice the size of the state of Arizona (Wild). Poaching of trees, plants, and wildlife have always been a concern on the island but I want to discuss how and why they have recently begun to increase drastically and how Native American beliefs would and could, possibly, help the situation, so that th...   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, one of the main characters Beneatha Younger tries to find herself and figure out exactly who she is. She is a twenty year old black woman who attends college in the South Side of Chicago. One of her closest friends, Joseph Asagai, is from Nigeria and he really has Beneatha’s best interests in mind. Nigerian culture is very significant in the play because Asagai tries to teach Nigerian culture to Beneatha, in order for her to discover who she wanted to be....   [tags: Character Development, PLay Analysis]

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The Minor Alps Concert at the World Cafe

- ... The audience and I agreed that “You Know We Can,” Play It Right,” and “Modern Wolf” were the songs that received the loudest applause. I have been a major fan of Nada Surf for years so I was interested to see what Mathew Caws and Juliana created collectively as Minor Alps.. I like the power, the musical style, lyrics and vocals of Nada Surf. Many of their songs delve into the everyday and magnify it into something interesting and complex. An example being the song “Fruit Fly,” give it a listen....   [tags: Blake Babies]

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Analysis of Music in the 1970's and 1920's

- “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent (Hugo, 2007).”Whether you grew up in the Roaring 20’s or in the Disco 70’s, music was a strong source of fun and entertainment. It is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. If you ever heard the phrase “Do the Hustle” you would most likely be referring to the disco era of the 1970’s compared to the “jazz age” of the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, music, disco]

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The Song Is Called Imagine By John Lennon

- EXAMPLE #4: Name of Music Example or Song: The song is called Imagine by John Lennon. URL or location or CD Track No: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8 1. Do you hear any musical instruments playing. If so, does it sound like one instrument alone, several instruments, or a large group of instruments (like a band or an orchestra). a. Yes, I hear one instrument playing which is the piano. 2. Do you hear a singer. If so, is it just one singer alone or a group of singers. What is the voice type (male or female)....   [tags: Musical instrument, Music, Sound, Hearing]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Cajun Restaurants '

- Cajun Restaurants Dc’s and Di’s are two cajun style restaurants who serve similar things such as crawfish, boiled shrimp, and catfish. They are both dine in restaurants in relevantly close distance from each other. Even though they are similar, they also have some distinct differences. Dc’s is superior to Di’s because of its food, service, and atmosphere. One point of contrast between Dc’s and Di’s is the atmosphere. At Dc’s, the restaurant is quiet. Dc’s has carpet and some walls that prevents the restaurant noises from echoing....   [tags: Restaurant, Food, Lunch, Cajun cuisine]

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The Beatles Were More Influenced By Buddy Holly

- Upon further analysis of both videos, I agree with Riley’s observation. The Beatles were more influenced by Buddy Holly rather than Elvis, based on a comparison of the Beatles overall product (i.e. song, video, and dance motions) and the videos presented of each in the prompt. The two singers differ in appearance, physicality, musicality, source of music, and in how each served as inspiration to the Beatles. When a person thinks of rock music in the 50s, they usually think of Elvis Presley, “the King of rock and roll”....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Rock and roll]

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A Profitable Home Recording Studio For $10,000

- A Profitable Home Recording Studio For $10,000 Jumping in to starting a business can be scary and investing in a home recording studio is no exception. There are many things to consider when doing so. How much will it cost. What gear will I need. What recording jobs will I take on. What will I charge. How will I network and advertise. I believe that I can open a profitable home studio for $10,000 mixed with my skills and gear that I already have. Before I get too in depth I need to discuss some assumptions about the situation....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Nirvana, a Brief Summary of their Story

- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to artists that have made a difference in the music industry. These bands include Nirvana, who is apart of grunge. Grunge has to do with electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics and lyrics filled with agony. Nirvana is an important group that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they started a new era of grunge. Nirvana includes Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967. Kurt’s family started out in a rental home in nearby Hoquiam, Washington, then moved to Aberdeen when Kurt was 6 years old (Azerrad 13)....   [tags: Grunge, Kurt Cobain]

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Star Text Evolution : From Hannah Montana

- Star Text Evolution: From Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus The star text of a celebrity can help to decipher their image and transitions they may undergo. In order to better understand these transitions, one must know the definition of a star text. A star text is the sum of everything we affiliate with celebrities, which includes their body of work, promotion, publicity, and audience participation (Jackson, 08/09/16). One must note that “celebrity doesn 't happen because someone has extraordinary qualities – it is discursively constructed by the way in which the person is publicised and meanings about them circulate” (O 'Shaughnessy and Stadler 424)....   [tags: Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Disney Channel]

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The Pleasure Of Interviewing Ms. Crystal Vazquz

- I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Crystal Vázquz, she is a receptionist at the Salvation Army and a Spanish teacher. Her family moved here to the U.S from Isabella Puerto Rico. Her mother was the one to initiate the big move because she saw better job opportunities to create a better life for her children. Crystal stated “I was 13 when we moved here to the U.S” but she remembers a lot, a lot of the food that was prepared in here country, the ingredients were from their backyards no one used frozen foods to prepare a dish....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Puerto Rico]

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The Genius and Beauty of Evanescence

- Evanescence, a gothic-rock band originating from Little Rock, Arkansas shows that in the deepest, most private recesses of our minds, a sinister beauty elegantly glides among the darkness of our most horrifying nightmares. By drawing upon the intense pain of tragedy and loss in her life, lead singer Amy Lynn Hartzler (formerly known as Amy Lynn Lee) effortlessly creates a shoot of morbid curiosity in the minds of her aficionados that quickly blossoms into a majestic stream of flowing lyrics. For some, the exquisiteness of such grim poetic genius entices and enthralls by generating powerfully moving feelings within....   [tags: Music]

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Yanks and Brits: Transatlantic Youth Cultures

- In the years following the Second World War, youth around the globe started to undergo a drastic change, resulting in stylised fashions and subcultures that differed from their parent cultures dramatically. Great Britain and the United States had been the primary manufacturers during the war and that prosperity continued in the following decades, creating general economic prosperity. National optimism for the oncoming decade culminated in British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan making the optimistic claim to his fellow Conservatives that Britons “never had it so good” (BBC)....   [tags: Culture]

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Watching The Phantom of the Opera

- For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows]

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Rituals of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry

- My goal for this assignment was to collect and analyze ritual practices within the American society. I began my research by attending a religious service in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Georgia. The religious service was held in their chapel, located on the intersection of Lumpkin and Baldwin Street. Their religious services are every week on Tuesdays at 7pm. On the Tuesday of November 12, I attended one their ritual services to record my observations for my anthropological work....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]

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James Brown's Influence on Michael Jackson

- 1. Topic Question: Unquestionably one of the most influential musical pioneers of the last half-century, James Brown, often known as “The Godfather of Soul”, laid a musical foundation that many artists were influenced by. Ranging from Mick Jagger to Afrika Bambaataa to Jay Z, Brown’s musical characteristics can be seen in various artists. How did the music of Michael Jackson demonstrate the influence of James Brown. 2. Introduction: “The Godfather of Soul”, better known as James Brown grew to be one of the most influential artists in Michael Jackson’s life....   [tags: Michael Jackson Music]

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The Role of Music in Society

- Music has played a role in society since the dawn of man. Said to be the beginning of communication in early civilization, music and dance have influenced how we think, act and treat members of our own society. Song and dance is used in rites of passage ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals throughout the world. Jamaican and Yoruba cultures have made many contributions to our society. The uses of this music as a vehicle for political issues, values, and beliefs have been used by many musicians from different cultures....   [tags: nigeria, juju music, yoruba poetry]

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The History of the Photo Studios

- Any product of human industry is infinite, but photography is approaching. In 1976 , it was announced John Szarkowski, curator for a long period of photography at the Museum of Modern Art , gnomically to some extent, that " the world now contains more pictures of bricks. " Metaphor of abundance , is Szarkowski is a wonderful article , which indicates that the images are not only other object in the world, at one time , and a prerequisite for the exchange . Also estimate the amount , however, it now seems impossible low ....   [tags: photo, images, industry, studio]

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- The music we know as rock and roll emerged in the mid-1950s, although its advent had been on the horizon for at least a decade. A quarter of the American population moved during World War II, and that brought southern, rural, sacred and secular traditions into new contact with urban based music and audiences. The product of many regional musical scenes and independent record labels, rock and roll emerged in Memphis, Los Angeles, Shreveport, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, and dozens of other cities....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Rock and roll]

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- Will you still love your father if he abandoned you. Will you still meet your ex-husband or ex-wife if you divorce with him or her. Most of you probably would say that is absolutely impossible. But in Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock, these two questions’ answer are yes. The author develops Victor as a main character, and narrates Victor’s family from Victor’s view. Victor’s parents’ marriage is deeply flawed, to the point that they seek a divorce....   [tags: Marriage, Mother, Jimi Hendrix, Father]

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The Historical Genesis of Jazz

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An Overview of Reggae Music

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The Tournament of Roses Parade

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I Believe in Music

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