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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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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Catcher In The Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn - 1,033 words
... lt world, and he realizes that the values of the world can be judged as stated by David Galloway (Salinger CLC Vol. 3 445). Frederick Gwynn and Joseph Boltner believe Holdens quest was to preserve an innocence that is in danger of disappearing. This is the innocence of a spotless childhood in the ordinary involvements of life. First he rebelled against society, then he was inspired by his honesty against phoniness, and he finally realized what a small role he actually played (Salinger CLC Vol. 1 295). Harvey Breit says Holden figured this out in the climax of the novel when Phoebe, Holdens ten-year-old sister that he wants to keep pure and innocent, was riding the carousel in Central Par ...
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Patti Smith - 1,883 words
Born in Chicago and raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, just across the state line from Philadelphia, Patti's mother, Beverly, was a jazz singer cum waitress. Her father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant; she was the oldest of four siblings: her sisters Linda and Kimberly (the latter plays mandolin on Gone Again's "Ravens,"), and brother Todd. Unable to find her place in high school society, she took refuge in the images of Rimbaud, Bob Dylan, James Brown, and the Rolling Stones. Dropping out of Glassboro State Teacher's College, she headed for the bright -lights-big-city of New York. When she arrived in town, she met an art student named Robert Mapplethorpe and they moved in together. Patti ...
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Madonna - 1,219 words
... new what he was thinking. I said: whatever youre thinking Ill say yes to. That was his chance, so he popped it." On the 16th August 1985 they married in a Malibu media circus, 13 helicopters with paparazzi photographers were soaring in circles during the wedding ceremony. The groom Sean Penn tried to beat some paparazzi photographers, who were spying there in the bushes. The Bride Madonna was wearing a beautiful and traditional wedding dress. Madonna remembers: "I didnt think I was going to be married with 13 helicopters flying over my head. It turned into a circus. At first I was outraged but at the end I was laughing. " Madonnas marriage to Sean Penn officially ended on January 10,1989 ...
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The History Of Bob Marley - 737 words
Bob Marley lived by his beliefs and was considered a prophet by many. Marley preached his message of equality, anti racism, and freedom from oppression on every continent during his nineteen year career. His great lyrics and reggae beat sent a powerful message in the turbulent 60s and 70s. During his career, Bob Marley released more than 25 albums and hundreds of singles. Bob Marley captured audiences with a new type of music: a blend of African beats, American rhythm-and-blues, and soul, known as reggae. Marley was responsible for bringing this new music from the Caribbean Island of Jamaica to international Though he stood only 5-foot four inches in height, Marley was larger than life. Roll ...
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Lucille Ball - 1,114 words
... in the entertainment world. She even tried using stage names, she encouraged people to call her Montana. No matter what she called herself, Lucille could get no further than auditions. She supported herself by getting part-time jobs selling theatrical cosmetics at Greys drugstore and clerking at Woolworths. Lucille even considered becoming a beautician, but she didnt have the money to take the course required to get a license. During this time she lived with a family in Washington Heights while attending the Anderson-Milton school again. Feeling homesick, she moved back to Jamestown and went back to Jamestown High. Where she joined a group called the Player. Lucille got the part of the l ...
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Richard Gere And The Dali Lama - 1,303 words
During the seventh century, Buddhism was introduced into Tibet. Tibet was controlled by the Chinese empire from the 1600s until 1912, when most of it gained its independence. Half a century ago, in 1949, Chinese troops invaded Tibet, once again ending it's isolation beyond the Himalayan mountains. The Chinese communists rejected Tibet's unique brand of Buddhism and forbade the practicing of any such religion. At first, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual and temporal leader, was allowed to serve as a domestic authority there. Later, however, in the midst of the invasion, the Dalai Lama and over 100,000 Tibetans were forced to flee into exile in India. After 1959, things only got worse. Over on ...
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Never Trust A Man With Sunglasses - 968 words
Never Trust A Man Who Wears Sunglasses At Night Vlad was dressed in his usual outfit of black denim jeans, black silk shirt and sunglasses even though it was 12:00 am, well after dark. He had one thought on his mind, make the meeting on time. As he walked, he recalled the circumstances leading up to his midnight stroll. He had been contacted in the usual way. When he woke up that morning, he had seen a yellow chalk mark across the road on an adjacent building. It would seem someone had need of his specialized services. He certainly hoped so because money was tight at the moment. The yellow mark meant that he had a potential customer and should meet him/her in Central Park at 2:00 am. He was ...
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Relationships In Teenagers In Todays Society - 1,454 words
Did you ever wonder how if felt to be in love? What about being in a relationship? Many teenagers today have already experienced the hardship of being in relationship with someone and being in love. Some have not been in love but most have beenin a relationship. Instead of breaking my head trying to figure out what it is that teenagers in todays society face up to in relationships, I decided to do a little investigating. I decided to ask some of my friends to answer my questions. I sat each person alone and asked them my simple questions. Most of the answers were similar for the females and most of the males answers were the same also. I questioned eight girls and eight boys. Out of eight bo ...
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Literary Terms - 1,613 words
... heats up, furthering suspense while placing untested characters in such boiling heat that their lives can find expression only in explosive release or resignation. Their tempers flare as the temperature rises and it is not until they lose their composure that anything begins to cool. In Fitzgerald's stylish hands, heat functions to shape plot and test character. His acute recognition of the role of atmosphere in both furthering conflict and testing character is illustrated by his unwavering use of detail from first to final draft. From the beginning of these scenes to the end, we are made to feel the relentless heat as clearly as we see the green leather seats in Gatsby yellow car. Fitz ...
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Rock And Rap Censorship - 5,124 words
While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobilize actions around these claims, and the way in which they are manifested in mechanisms of control targeted at rap and rock music. Moreover, I explore how the performers and fans of these musical styles have in turn articulat ...
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Rock And Rap Censorship - 5,135 words
... to Sound Warehouse, a record store in Broward County, and bought a cassette version of the "Nasty" recording. He listened to the album, had six of its songs transcribed, and prepared an affidavit stating these facts. On February 28, 1990, Deputy Wichner sent the affidavit, the transcripts, and a copy of the "Nasty" tape to Judge Mel Grossman of the Broward County Circuit Court, requesting that the judge find probable cause that "Nasty" was legally obscene. On March 9, Judge Grossman issued an order, stating that he had found probable cause to believe the recording was obscene. The Broward County Sheriffs office received and copied the order, and distributed it to all record stores that m ...
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Urban Poverty - 1,695 words
Poverty is defined as the deprivation with reference to socially accepted norms. Historically poverty has been a rural phenomenon. In the past cities for the most part housed societys elite whereas the poor were secluded to the rural areas. The industrial revolution saw a shift in this trend. People began to migrate to the great cities of the world in large numbers. Poverty that was once considered a rural phenomenon increasingly became an urban reality. Recent estimates reveal that by 2015, the poorest cities will house three-quarters of the world population. The poorest cities of the world lie in the developing world, in third world countries. African and Asian cities will continue to grow ...
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Bad Essay Of Catcher In The Rye - 1,081 words
Many teenagers tend to lie about themselves to look or to sound "cool." There are others, whom may lie because they are too ashamed of themselves or the environment they are in. Whatever the reasons may be of lying, these may cause the teenagers in becoming a serious and big liars. J.D. Salinger's, The Catcher in the Rye is a novel about a young boy named Holden Caulfield. Resulting from his lack of concentration and enthusiasm, Holden has been getting expelled from one school to another repeatedly. Throughout the book, the author begins to unravel the real personality which Holden has within himself. He is a hypocritical teenager who constantly lies about himself to the others because he is ...
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Joe - 2,544 words
Resolved: That colleges and universities have a moral obligation to prohibit the public expression of hate speech on their campuses. Alexander, Larry. BANNING HATE SPEECH AND THE STICKS AND STONES DEFENSE. Constitutional Commentary. Spring, 1996 In addressing this issue, I, like most of the scholars, shall take "hate speech" to mean epithets conventionally understood to be insulting references to characteristics such as race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, and sexual preference. First, it is insulting, and insults are psychologically wounding and cause emotional distress. Second, it creates unequal opportunity in the school and workplace environments. Third, it silences those who ...
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Six Degrees Of Seperation - 628 words
The Theatre department at Stony Brook University recently reenacted John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation. These talented young actors and actresses did a truly fabulous job of presenting each of the individual characters and their personalities. Although there were a few minor mistakes along the way the play turned out to be quite funny, which was entirely unexpected and appreciated by the audience. Given the lack of budget that a state Universities theatre department has the lighting and prop design done for this play was wonderful. The furniture in the upscale apartment of Ouisa and Flan was both contemporary and elegant. So to the costume design was eloquent, simple, and highly rep ...
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Luc Besson - 1,501 words
... morality is called into question and each character exercises an influence on the lives and fates of the others. The Big Blue Although distinctly different from "Subway", Besson once again takes us below the surface of society in more sense than one. The movie is gentler and different from his other movies because it is based on the true-life story of Jacques Moyal. Yet, it is stranger than his other movies, maybe because the viewer knows it to be a true story. Jacques is a misfit diver who is passionate about the sea and diving. He may be a misfit in society and uncomfortable with humans but when in the sea, he is free and feels one with the dolphins whom he believes are kindred spirit ...
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Bob Marley - 1,292 words
Bob Marley was a promoter of peace and believed in the union of all people. He used his music as a channel to get his opinions and thoughts out into the world. Me only have one ambition, yknow. I really have only one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together-black, white, Chinese, everyone-thats all. Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6th, 1945 in the small ghetto of Nine Miles, in the parish of St. Anne, Jamaica. His father was a white British Naval officer named Narval Marley, and his mother was a young, poor Jamaican girl named Cedalla Brooker. The well-to-do Marley family did not approve of Narval and Cedallas relationship(Clark). Despite marrying Cedalla, ...
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The Hardships Of Growing Up - 1,508 words
One of the most difficult transitions a person must experience in his or her life is the transition from childhood to adulthood. For many adolescents, the responsibilities adulthood entails often overshadow the vast carefree, innocent wonderland that is childhood. On the other hand, many teens find the adult world intriguing, with its many opportunities and freedoms. Yet, these young adults are often disappointed finding the trials associated with "growing up" confusing. Although they are full of potential, teens are repeatedly overlooked by adults because of their lack of experience. Both The Catcher in the Rye and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz centre on youth who are distressed by th ...
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