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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,642 words
    founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (190410). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (192730) and Antonio Modarelli (193037). The orchestra was reorganized by Otto Klemperer in 1937. Fritz Reiner was chief conductor from 1938 to 1948, followed by William Steinberg (195276), Andr Previn (197684), Lorin Maazel (198495), and Mariss Jansons (1995). Since 1971 the orchestra has performed in Heinz Hall, the renovated Loews Penn Theater (built 1927). To truly understand Pittsbur ...
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  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
    ... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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  • George Washington - 1,067 words
    Born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, he was the first son of his father Augustine's second marriage; his mother was the former Mary Ball of Epping Forest. When George was about three, his family moved to Little Hunting Creek on the Potomac, then to Ferry Farm opposite Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock in King George County. In the interim, the powerful Fairfax family of neighboring Belvoir introduced him to the accomplishments and appropriateness of mannered wealth and, in 1748, provided him his first adventure. That year Lord Fairfax dispatched him with a party that spent a month surveying Fairfax lands in the still-wild Shenandoah. In the expedition, he began to appreciate the ...
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  • Jean Arp - 506 words
    Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb, once commented Jean Arp--a remarkable twentieth-century sculptor, painter and poet associated with and a forefather of the Dada and Surrealist movements. The avant-garde artist was born on September 16, 1887 in Strasbourg, France, where he studied at the Ecole des Arts et Mtiers. In 1905, he transferred to the Weimar Academy and then to Paris at the Acadmie Julian in 1908, and subsequent to graduation resumed his painting in Weggis, Switzerland in isolation. By 1912, Jean Arp had become associated with the Blaue Reiter, or Blue Rider, a group of Expressionist artists in Munich, where he exhibited semi ...
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  • Theodore Dreiser - 1,254 words
    Theodore Dreiser was born August 27, 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The younger brother of Paul Dresser, a well-known songwriter, Theodore was a famous novelist known for his outstanding American writing of naturalism. He was also a leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance of Victorian notions of propriety with the unflinching presentation of real-life subject matter. Even though a majority of his works were about his life experiences, he also wrote about new social problems that had risen in American at the time as well as things sexual in nature. Dreiser was born the ninth of ten surviving children in a family that was stricken with life-long poverty. His ...
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  • Catch A Fire The Life Of Bob Marley - 602 words
    As I was reading the book Catch a Fire by Timothy White I discovered many things that I didn't know about Bob Marley. This book was very informative on how Marley got started in the music business. Robert Nesta Marley was born of February 6, 1945 in a small village called Nine Miles. Bob's father Norval Marley was a white Jamaican and a Captain in the Army. When Bob was young his mother and father got a divorce. When Bob was only 16 he produced his first record in Kingston. In 1963 the original Wailers were formed, the group consisted of Bob Marley, Bunny Livingstone and Peter Tosh. They produced many songs such as, "Judge Not" and "Simmer Down" which were both instant number one songs in Ja ...
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  • Effects Of Free Agency In Sports - 1,866 words
    Professional baseball is in a state of turmoil. While the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are prospering, America's "favorite" pastime is faltering. It is no coincidence that this downward spiral began in 1976. That year the court decided in favor of Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, two pitchers fighting for their own free agency (Burns and Ward, Art. 10). Free agency grants players the ability to choose what team they want to play for once their contract expires. Prior to this case players were confined to stay with their original team. They only changed teams if they were traded (Worsnop, Art. 83). Once Messersmith and McNally won their case, twenty-four ...
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  • Brief Review Of Platinums Medical Products And The Additional Funding Required - 1,680 words
    Brief Review of PlatiNUMs Medical Products and the Additional Funding Required Andrew S. McAlister, CEO, Co-Founder Jason J. Smith, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder TO: Mr. Greg Krel, Chief Investment Officer FROM: Andrew S. , Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder Jason J. , Senior Vice President, Co-Founder SUBJECT: Report on purpose of additional funding required for future development of PlatiNUM Medical, Inc. This is the report on the latest cardiovascular medical device that you requested on This report discusses in explicit detail how we came to develop such an effective device. The research and study methods, which were used, will be introduced. We met with Doctors and patients in orde ...
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  • Cold War - 1,907 words
    COLD WAR ESSAY The cold war began because of the conflicting ideologies between Soviet Communism and American Capitalism and the misconceptions both countries had about each other. The fact that neither country would reveal anything about them selves added the mystique and created high tensions between countries. Spying was the only way for countries to get a good idea of what the other side was doing and get answers for many previously unanswered questions. Many people had doubts and fears about communism and this gave rise to many people who thought that communist sympathizers should be punished. The most popular of these hateful people by far was Senator Joseph McCarthy. The cold war came ...
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  • Role Of Afrocubans In The War Of Independence - 1,268 words
    ... fluid in the Oriente where there was already a large free black population before 1886. The Oriente held the largest black population on the island and was the site of initial rebel activity in both the Ten Years' War and the War for Independence. The Ten Years' War was never successful in becoming an island-wide revolt and part of the reason for this may be attributed to the effectiveness of Spanish propaganda that the Oriente blacks were planning a race war to establish an independent black republic. Some white separatist leaders were persuaded to lay down their arms under the Spanish pressure (Ferrer 1991:41). In the early 1890s Afro-Cuban journalists claimed that blacks were too wea ...
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  • Spark Of The Great Strike - 1,380 words
    On July 16th several firemen and brakemen on The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad refused to work the trains and caused a massive buildup of train traffic in Camden Junction just outside of Baltimore. The strikers gave their reason for striking; a 10 percent wage cut taking affect that day. (NY Times) The strikers overtook trains and there was even a report of a beating taking place of a fireman who continued to work. The company had been prepared for a strike and a force of 40 police officers was sent to disperse the strikers. Strikers refusing to go back to work were quickly replaced and the trains were quickly running again after the delay. The town of Martinsburg, Maryland was to be the focus ...
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  • George Washington Father Of A Nation - 1,561 words
    George Washington: Father of a Nation A desolate wind swept over the American encampment at Valley Forge. Freezing temperatures and blinding snow storms accompanied by heartbreaking defeats had taken their toll on these young freedom fighters. The cry for freedom could no longer be heard over hunger pains and the freezing wind. One lone figure could be seen walking through the camp trying to re-ignite that fire in his dwindling troops who were huddled together for warmth. We can only wonder what words of encouragement George Washington told his men to keep their hopes alive that long hard winter of 1778. Whatever they were, they held an army together and inspired a young nation to go on and ...
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  • French And Indians - 686 words
    The French and Indian War was caused by the worldwide struggle for empire by France, Spain, and England. The fighting of these countries often times spilled over into North America, where colonist were dragged into three wars: King Williams War, Queen Annes War and King Georges War, these wars lasted between 1689 and 1748. With the threat of war breaking out in Europe, the prospect of more colonial warfare remained. To gather a plan of defense and to gain Iroquois as allies, representatives from seven colonies and the Iroquois League met in Albany, New York. During the Albany Congress the delegates adopted Benjamin Franklins Albany Plan of Union. However the colonial assemblies rejected the ...
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  • Parasitic Diseases - 1,649 words
    ... on't know anyone in particular who has had a parasitic disease, or at least is willing to admit to having one, I will breifly go over some of what I know and have heard about these diseases. Additionally, as this topic of this paper is to go over some general knowledge about parasitic diseases, it shall be written in an informal manner, adn may stray off topic, for the sake of style and maintanance of an informal essay. To begin, I formerly found it very odd that there even be a distinction between diseases caused by parasites and those caused by normal pathogens. In fact, it seems unusual that we shoudl distinguish between parasites and any other agents of disease, as most diseases seem ...
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    When I ask myself why do I want to attend Slippery Rock University a number of thoughts come to my mind. The most prominent reasons to me are the academic program that Im interested in and the location of the University. The top reason I would like to attend Slippery Rock University is its Park & Recreation Program. Several people have recommended the program at Slippery Rock to me. By talking to a professor and a few students I have found that its reputation of having a strong program is true. The professor assured me that the remodeling of the program has now made it one in the best in the county. The program is broken into two parts. One part Therapeutic Recreation Services and the other ...
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    Net addiction is no joke, say mental health professionals. BELMONT, Mass. -- It started when he broke the bank while bidding at online auctions. Then it escalated as the hypnotic black hole of cyberspace sucked him in deeper. Online games, cybersex, and suicidal thoughts haunted him. Eventually he became so obsessed with the Internet that life had little meaning beyond it. Despite therapy and warnings, this anonymous Internet addict still hasn't been able to shake an addiction that has ruined his life. And experts say that he is not alone. The Internet has wrecked marriages, lost jobs, and trapped the vulnerable in cybercocoons, says psychologist Maressa Hecht Orzack, founder of the Computer ...
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  • Battle Of Shilo - 502 words
    The Battle of Shiloh 1962 The Battle of Shiloh was one of bloodiest battles of the civil War. In fact it was one of the bloodiest battles fought on Tennessee soil. The battle was actually fought in Pittsburgh Landing Tennessee. The battle Was named after a church in the area were the wounded and dead were Taken. The pre- battle, the battle, and the post battle were all important to Before the Battle of Shiloh was fought a lot of important things happened which made the battle very important. The confederates had just sustained very hard losses at Forts Henry and Donelson . After these losses Gen. Joseph Johnston was placed in charge of the remaining forces . Gen. Johnston set his headquarter ...
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  • Lewis And Clark - 1,169 words
    By the late 1700's, the young United States began to look westward and dream about the possibilities it presented. They wondered if there was in fact an all water route from the Mississippi to the Pacific, what the whole continent actually looked like, and really, what was out there. There were many individual and groups of people that helped pave an opening for the eventual settlement of the American west. Two of the most recognizable and important groups that opened up the west were the Lewis & Clark expedition and the group of fur traders known as the mountain men, for their chosen lifestyle. The west and all of its treasures were a great mystery to the people of the United States around ...
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  • Effects Of Media On People - 1,498 words
    Media nowadays is considered a window for learning and is also considered to be our main window to the world. Media has evolved from simple text in papers, to voices in radios, to voices with pictures in television and movies, to the very broad and information packed Internet. But as we all know, media has changed and evolved since then. Media then was primarily used to deliver news across the town and to beef up the people with the information they need for their everyday life. Then, newspaper was the only form of media until radio came into the picture. When radio came it became the most popular form of media. Then when television was born, it replaced radios and people turn to television ...
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    What is the Mafia? Many people ponder the true definition of Mafia. The literal translation of the word Mafia means my daughter. According to Rick Porello of American Mafia.com, the Mafia, more specifically the Italian-American Mafia, is a group of criminals organized into "families," and operating primarily in North America. Also known as La Cosa Nostra, at one time there were 26 families in the United States - roughly one for each major city. The Mafia "commission," composed of bosses of numerous families, mostly New York, was the overseeing authority for all of the other La Cosa Nostra families. The Mafia has its roots in Sicily, and South Italy where the larger and more powerful Sicilian ...
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