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Returned To New York Coleman Hawkins Jazz
1,070 words"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 Rol...
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Avant Garde Grove Dictionary
1,051 words... ed at the Golden Gate Ballroom, the Savoy, and the Apollo Theater. His dance band also toured some, but did not last long. Hawk resumed working in the small group genre in ' 41. The next two years he devoted to playing mostly in Chicago and the Midwest until retuning to New York in ' 43. Between the demise of his dance band in ' 40 and the three years following, Hawkins appeared in only one commercial recording session. However, in the thirteen months from December, 1943 and the end of ' 44,...
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La Bianca Living Room
1,278 wordsThe Homicides On the following day, August 9, Mrs. Chapman returned to the Cielo Drive residence and discovered a ghastly scene. The police were summoned and on investigation located five victims of a brutal homicide. Just inside the entrance to the residence and near the entry gate they located a Rambler automobile. Inside of the vehicle they found the body of Steve Parent. The bodies of Frykowski and Folger were on the front lawn. In the living room, connected by a piece of rope, police locate...
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Hip Hop Music Pop Art
2,076 wordsPop Art and Sampling In Pop art, reproduction and repetition are the main aspects that distinguish it from other art movements. Andy Warhols Marilyn is a perfect example of reproduction of image already familiar to the audience, and is repeated once, four times, or twenty times. Pop art takes from commercial art and makes it the elite art as well. That is why Pop art is so special, because it can be distinguished by the mainstream, not just the elite art world. Reproductions provide references t...
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Civil Rights Movement World War Ii
1,590 wordsOn Gwendolyn Brooks Gwendolyn Brooks On June 7, 1917, Keith Corine Wims and David Anderson Brooks gave birth to one of the most gifted African-American poets of the 20 th century. They named her Gwendolyn Brooks. Although she was born in Topeka, Kansas, Brooks grew up in Chicago where her mother worked as a schoolteacher and her father worked as a janitor. He quit going to school for financial reasons and while quitting went away his dream of becoming a doctor. David Brooks was still a proud man...
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Racism In America Sadie And Bessie Sisters
375 wordsThis book is tough to take as humorous yet its touching to look at racism in America, but Emily Manns Having Our Say, manages to pull off the feat. Having Our Say really makes you think and try to somehow reflex on the past as if you were actually there. As a white male I amazed at how these two African American sister were able to live over a hundred years of racism and discrimination and then be able to write about their experience in humorous, yet to me very heart touching way. Having Our Say...
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Racial Stereotypes Grove Dictionary
2,184 wordsRagtime: A Bridge Between Two Cultures In 1974, Hollywood released a picture entitled The Sting. The film starred Robert Redford and won numerous awards, including Best Picture of the Year and Best Musical Score. Almost overnight, the American public was captivated with what some perceived as a new music, Ragtime! Actually, the rebirth of Ragtime began several years earlier, in the mid-sixties when the nation, after a period of fifty years, began to take a new interest in this music form. And th...
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