Shows And Events Essay Examples

  • Arlo Guthrie

    679 words - 3 pages

    Arlo Guthrie was and still is one of the most distinctive singer-songwriters of this century. He said, "I was born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 1947 - with a guitar in my hands (D'Addario)." Since his father was a legendary folk musician, Woody Guthrie, that is pretty close to the truth. His father, Cisco Houston, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and many others passed on their knowledge to the young Arlo. Arlo made his first appearance at the age of thirteen (Official Oughtabiography). He attended a private high school in Stockbridge, Mass. and dropped out of a college

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    Leonard Bernstein By Amy Lyn Walker Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He?s family emigrated to the United States. They were Russian Jews. As a young child, Leonard learned to play the piano and he attended Harvard University. He attended courses and lectures held by Edward Burlingham Hill, Water Piston, and Arthur Tillmann Merritt. He received his diploma in 1939. He studied under Isabella Vengerova, a talented piano player at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Fritz Rein

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    Duke Ellington

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    Duke Ellington Duke Ellington By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world's greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the Duke, Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Ellington was born into the world on April 28, 1899 in Washing

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B- Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ("The Great"), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from a family of musicians. There were over 53 musicians in his family over a period of 300 year

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    The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

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    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the west coast dedicated to 20th century art. It first opened in 1935 but underwent a major renovation and opened a new museum facility designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta in January of 1995. Botta used a lot of historical influences, but the most prevalent is definitely the influence of Roman architecture. The two most obvious arguments for that are the fact that the building is a civicly themed building and the fact that it dominates the surrounding area. But some the other arguments that can be made

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    Ludwig Van Beethoven

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    The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was paralleled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By October 1802 he had written the Heiligenstadt Testament confessing the certainty of his growing deafness, his consequent despair, and suicidal considerations. Yet, despite the personal tragedy caused by the "infirmity in the one sense which ought to be more perfect i

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    Comparison Of Baroque Flute And Modern Flute

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    A comparative study of the use of the baroque and modern flutes in composition, with specific reference to - Sonata IV for flute and continuo by J.S Bach, and Sonata for flute by Hindemith The baroque, or transverse flute is of great interest to me, mainly because of my own flute playing experience. I have always considered the baroque flute a much softer and more beautiful instrument, and it is because of this interest that I have decided to carry out my investigation upon the differences between the two flutes, particularly in composition. The first part of this

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    American Beauty

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    The beauty that is found in something or someone can be a very difficult thing to describe. The definition in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary reads: ?Beauty- the combination of qualities that make something pleasing and impressive to listen to or touch, or especially to look at?. In the film American Beauty a different type of beauty is depicted. Beauty is not merely defined by aesthetic means. The simplicity of beauty and the overpowering feeling that a person gets at the sight of it are given as guidelines to discovering the beauty found in conventionally unbeautiful things. Se

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Franz Joseph Haydn

    1679 words - 7 pages

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, was an Austrian composer in the late 1800's. He was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He died on December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Italy. He was considered a musical genius. Mozart had a great childhood and he was trained very well in the musical world. His father was Leopold Mozart, who was a composer and violinist in the local orchestra. Unfortunately, his mom died on the family family trip to Paris in 1787. His father didn't die until 1787. Mozart can be considered a talented toddler. At age three, he showe

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    Elvis Presley

    535 words - 3 pages

    I did my report on Elvis Presley death. My mom kept a newspaper of when he died. Elvis was and still is to most people the king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis had a twin brother Jessie but was a still born. Elvis starred in 33 successful films and sold over one billion records he had 150 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records. It all started when Elvis wanted a bike and his mom and dad could not afford one so they talk him into accepting a guitar. Two years later Elvis played Leaf on a Tree for his middle school. Then he mo

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    My Concert Review Of Mickey Avalon Featuring Andre Legacy Amp Amp Amp Dirt Nasty

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    I must say I was not a fan of rap. In fact I dislike must of it, but on Sunday, September 16 I decided to be open minded and agreed to go to a rap concert when my friends invited me to go. At that point I have never heard of Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, or Dirt Nasty. I asked my friend Christina more about Mickey Avalon and she says that he has an original sound. She explained that he performs Old School Rap mixed with Hard Rock. She told me it is kind of like Kid Rock. I was interested and I decided to go. We went to downtown Jacksonville to this place called Jack Rabbit. Jack Rabbit was a b

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    Woodstock!             My name is Sunflower, and I was born at one of the most historical music gatherings in U.S. History, maybe you’ve heard of it, it was called Woodstock. I was one of two children born at the actual festival. I feel lucky that I got such a unique birthplace. True believers still call Woodstock the high point of an era devoted to a goal of peace and love. Cynics say it was a ridiculous end to an era of naiveté. Then there are those who say it was just a seriously great party. It took 6 months to prepare for the big event. Tickets bought three days in advance were $18,

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    Glass Jaw

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    Early years (1993–1998) The band formed in the summer of 1993 after Palumbo and Beck met each other at camp. The band played their first show in 1994 in Oceanside, NY. In the early days, Beck was also playing with Jewish Straight-Edge band, ns of Abraham and Palumbo was in his own straight-edge band called XbustedX. The group's line-up changed constantly in their early years while they played in the local New York Hardcore scene. Justin Beck's primary instrument throughout this time was drums, but switched to bass guitar when Ariel Telford left the band in 1998 and then switching to lead g

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    Juneteenth Vs Kwanzaa

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    Kwanzaa and Juneteenth are two very important celebrations for African American culture. They are two of the most popular celebrations relating to the subject. They do differ however, Kwanzaa is based on African heritage and resurrecting it for one week out of the year and Juneteenth is to celebrate the delayed end to slavery in Texas. Both of these celebrations are not only celebrated by African Americans but by all ethnicities. Kwanzaa is a holiday during the Christmas season to celebrate the African culture. Although it was created for blacks as an alternative to the Christmas holiday, i

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    Minutes To Midnight

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    On Friday February 15, I saw Linkin Park play live at the Nationwide Arena downtown. When we walked into the arena the environment was just amazing, the lighting was perfect and we sat extremely close, 5 rows from the performers! When Linkin Park first came out, the crowd went wild. Nobody was sitting in the entire arena, everyone was up on their feet ready for them to perform. They opened with a familiar song to catch the crowds attention. I think the crowd was just as into the performance as I was. I liked the order in which they did the songs. They didn’t do songs in a row from the same CD,

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    Gustav Mahler

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    Biography Early life Gustav Mahler at six yearsGustav Mahler was born into a German-speaking, Ashkenazic Jewish family in Kaliště (in German, Kalischt), Bohemia, then in the Austrian Empire, today in the Czech Republic, the second of fourteen children, of whom only six survived infancy.[1] His parents soon moved to Jihlava (in German Iglau), Moravia, also today in the Czech Republic, where Mahler spent his childhood. Having noticed the boy's talent at an early age, his parents arranged piano lessons for him when he was six years old. In 1875, Mahler, then fifteen, was admitted t

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    Woodstock 69

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    The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969 drew more than 450,000 people to a pasture in Bethel, New York. For four days, the site became a mini-nation where minds were open, drugs were legal and love was "free". Three things I want to inform you about Woodstock on is the history, the music, and the people that attended. Woodstock was created by four young college boys, the oldest of the four being twenty-six. John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang all met by chance. Lang and Kornfeld had a brilliant idea for a cultural rock concert extravaganza. Another idea of their

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    The Flute

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    The Flute The flute is known to be one of the oldest instruments existing. It serves as the soprano voice in a woodwind choir. It is twenty seven inches long and has no less than eighteen keys. It is strategically crafted to produce a consistent tone in all registers. The range of a flute spans almost 4 octaves from c to g as it relates to tones on a piano. It is a non- transposing instrument unlike a lot of other woodwinds and hand held instruments. Flutes are usually made out of the most common metal being silver. Occasionally they are constructed out of ivory, alloys, gold, crysta

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    Mozart S Life

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    Dmitry Shamis Music Studies Mozart's Life (1756-1791) There are only a select few individuals in our world, where their name can symbolize a particular thing. One such name is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and his name is very symbolic of classical music. Mozart who has been often dubbed as the man behind most classical music, is one of the most brilliant minds and composers to ever live. 215 years after his death, and he is still the talk and the idol of many composers. Although Mozart was not alive for a long time, according to today's standards, he was able to accomplish far more than pe

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    Mambo music is up tempo and mainly instrumental that has many different distinctions and definitions. It is a big-band dance music genre featuring antiphonal sectional arrangements for contrasting brass instruments. Typical instruments involved in a mambo song are the conga, cajon, bongo, timbales, claves, upright bass, piano, trombones, trumpets, and saxophone. Mambo has its origins in American big band style of music mashed together with Cuban ideas of the montuno and danzon. The montuno involves a rhythmic backbeat infused with often-improvised solos. These solos became the focus of t

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    How To Celebrate Chinese New Year

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    Chinese New Year is the biggest event and holiday in China. It is the time for family reunions, celebrating your achievements in the past year, and thanksgiving. Chinese New Year comes from the Lunar Calendar, which was developed by the ancient Chinese according to the cycle movement of the Moon against the Sun. New Year’s Day normally falls into January or February, and this year it is February 7th. It is the day of the first new moon (black moon). The celebration continues until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. Twelve animals have been chosen to represent each year in a cycle o

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    Imagine Alice Cooper times 10. Picture KISS on an acid and whiskey bender. Marry the gross-out hilarity of G.G. Allin with the ubiquity of Howard Stern. Combine the "search and destroy" frenzy of Iggy Pop with the godless zeal of Ozzy Osbourne. Take two cups of the devil and throw in a pinch of P.T. Barnum, and you still can't fathom all that is...The Shadow. The Shadow's brand of shock-rock simply knows no bounds. Since their discovery by Nine Inch Nails' leader Trent Reznor, The Shadow (the band and the aliased individual that leads same) has been on a non-stop campaign of crassness.

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    Beethoven: The Greatest Composer The piano has seen many sights and has been a part of countless important events in the past and present, and is said to have dominated music for the past 200 years. Throughout history, inventions come along that “take art away from princes and give it the people” (Swan 41). Not unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by “the rankest of amateurs, and the greatest of virtuosos” (Swan 41); so even if a person is not ve

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    Woodstock was a rock festival that took place close too Woodstock, New York in a town called Bethel. The festival took place over 3 days, August 15, 16, and 17, 1969. The original plan for Woodstock was an outdoors rock festival, "three days of peace and music" in the Catskill village of Woodstock. The festival was expected to attract 50,000 to about 100,000 people.If it weren't for Woodstock, rock and roll in my opinion wouldn't be where it is today. Woodstock became a symbol of the 1960s American counterculture and a milestone in the history of rock music. The original plan for Wo

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    My Friends

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    Synopsis This short story is about a lady named Miss Brill. In the beginning of the short story they are talking about how she finally took her fur out of the box . Miss Brill hasn’t taken her fur out for awhile. She said it was nice to finally take it out of the box and to be able to touch it again. It went from telling her feelings then to talking about her Sunday afternoon. There was a band that played on Sunday afternoons. The people in the band were basically family and they also play as a family. The band didn’t care what the people thought of how they played. It was their own uni

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    Class 2009

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    Dear Music Mentors and students, The first of three combined rehearsals will be held TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, at Cipriani Elementary. It will be beneficial to as many students as possible to attend as many of these rehearsals as possible, regardless whether they can perform at the concert, and regardless how many of the songs they have mastered. The rehearsals themselves are a good preview of whole group music classes to come at the Middle School level. MULTICULTURAL FAIR REHEARSALS - The next 3 Wednesdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14 will be rehearsals for the combined Multicu

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    A Virtuoso Series Concert Scott Turpen Saxophone

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    A Virtuoso Series Concert - Scott Turpen, Saxophone Scott Turpen's jazz saxophone concert was an impressive performance that displayed the years of commitment put into this field of study. Since he served as the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wyoming, he performed extremely well as he improvised during the night. Since this was my first jazz music concert, I did not know what to expect when I first entered the auditorium and honestly thought I would regret paying the admission fee to take part in the experience. Later realizing that this was quite the bargain, an incredible

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    The spunky pop/rock outfit Paramore began humbly enough in Franklin, TN, when lead singer Hayley Williams met brothers Josh and Zac Farro (guitar and drums, respectively) after moving into town from Mississippi. The two had a young band that the burgeoning singer was soon asked to join. Opening Williams' 13-year-old eyes to the likes of U2, the Cure, Sparta, and Failure, the teenagers began performing together under the name Paramore following the addition of Jason Bynum on rhythm guitar and Jeremy Davis on bass. Local hangouts and a school talent show helped the young bandmembers hone their c

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Symphony NO. 20 in the tragic G minor, Le nozze de Figaro, Idomeneo all composed by the musical genius born on January 27, 1756; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I was the era of music and signs of his musical talent starte to appear in his early childhood, but no one would have ever thought that his work would live on forever. When this musical genius was discovered his career shot off to an amazing start. By the time Mozart was at the age of three, he could play the piano and at the age of five he was composing his own music. By his teenage years, he had already mastered the piano, violin,

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    Elizabeth Jennings Graham

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    Elizabeth Jennings Graham Elizabeth Jennings was a famous African American woman to refuse from getting up from her seat in a bus. This was on Sunday, July 16, 1854. Jennings was on her way to the First Congregational Church on 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. She was on a bus when the conductor commanded her to get off the bus and she refused to. To begin with, Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a very good woman who believed in equal rights. She wanted to sit wherever she wanted to sit on the bus. That’s why she was involved in the civil rights movement. Thomas Jennings was her father and h

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    Ethan Frome

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    Essay #1 In the novel Ethan Frome the author Edith Wharton uses setting to convey mostly the main character; Ethan’s emotions and inner feelings. Throughout Ethan Frome, the characters and setting mirror each other. The quiet New England town of Starkfield is plagued by long winters in which everything lies buried under a frozen layer of snow and ice. One major setting that is one of the most if not the most significant is the setting of winter in Starkfield. In the introduction of Ethan Frome an old local, Harmon Gow tells the narrator “Guess he’s been in Starkfield too many winters”. T

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    1103 words - 5 pages

    Bebop is a style of jazz created around the era of the 1940’s. It was based around smaller groups of musicians of about 4 to 6 musicians rather than around 10 or more which big bands usually consisted of. This allowed for more solo opportunities and improvisation. The music composed was more complex e.g. harder melodies and involved more difficult chord progressions. Great examples of these are Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Base lines became more detailed rather than just a “walking bass” and there was more emphasis on the role of the rhythm section. Bebop was made to keep the listene

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    Aspects Of Civilization In A Bonesetters Daughter

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    “The Bonesetter's Daughter”, published in 2001, by Amy Tan tells the intertwined stories of a mother-daughter pair. Ruth Young is a middle-aged Chinese-American ghostwriter of self-help books. Her relationship with the divorced father of two she lives with is stagnating, and her periodic bouts of speechlessness testify to an inability to communicate honestly with him and his daughters. Ruth's mother, LuLing, doesn't make life any easier. By using the reverse-psychology style of parenting and a regular mention of suicide threats, LuLing had left her daughter exhausted and uptight. It is the sub

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    Women Make Better Bosses Than Men

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    If one takes a closer look at the issues surrounding the differences between the male and female roles in the workforce and in education, one will notice that women tend to be one step below men on the "status" or "importance" ladder. In German society, the woman has always been viewed in the traditional viewpoint of what role she should play in the home; that she is the homemaker or caretaker. Even when women break from the stereotypical role of "housewife" and join the workforce, they still are not given an equal opportunity at acquiring a job that is seen to be as advancing or o

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    Area Of Study

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    An INNER JOURNEY involves the exploration into one’s self. It offers growth & development through emotional pilgrimage and provides new insights for the mind and spirit. Although the arrival of a journey is significant, it is the journey embarked on which matters most.. This is demonstrated Sally Morgan’s autobiographical novel in My Place, Anthony Hills picture book Burnt Stick and Peter Goldsworthy’s novel, Maestro all portray the value of reflection in one’s life and how the journeys need to be relished. Morgan recounts her journey of mind and spirit as she embarks on a psychological jour

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    The Live Earth Concerts 2007 As A Case Study For New Politics

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    In this study I shall use the 2007 Live Earth concerts as a case study to investigate the way in which Live Earth is an example of ‘New Politics’ and ‘Life politics’. Implicit to the study of Live Earth concerts are the complex relationships between the local and the global, individual and the collective. In this investigation I will also explore the factors of ‘eco citizenship’, consumption, identity and the use of new media forms in the delivery of the Live Earth concerts. These shall be explored in depth below. Live Earths use of pop culture takes us beyond conventional forms of politics

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    Life In 2008

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    Takingnotes willhelpyou tounderstandwhatyou readand will save you effort in the future.When you havejust read a paper,you may understand it well.The defi-nitions are clear,the charts show correlations at a glance.But next week,when you are writing a reporton this subject,or next year,when you need to refer tothe paper again,it may not be so clear.Highlight major pointsOn papers you plan to keep,underline main points or mark them with a line in the margin; make notes sothat new ideas will stand out.When you find a defini-tion of a new term,abbreviation or acronym,write “def”in the margin.When y

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    1567 words - 7 pages

    Though I have been working for years to try and be more humble, to try and be less proud, pride is something in my genes. That manly pride is very relevant in my life and is also why I have such a great interest in the Colosseum. The well known Colosseum has an essence of manliness that is almost palpable yet is just as much an arena of testosterone as it is a beautiful structure unmatched and still cherished many years later. I see the Colosseum as an amazingly successful and brilliant idea that knee-high sock wearing tourists and anyone else that desire can have the privilege to just view in

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    A Rock Concert Have you ever experienced an overload of every sense at once? Well, rock concerts can almost take you there. I went to see AC/DC in the spring of 1991, and it was truly a festival of sensory overloads. My body felt as if they stimulated it in every area to its complete capacity. The level of sound was so astronomical. The decibel level was on the threshold of pain. The music roared through the streets for miles, outside the coliseum. Every time the bass drum was struck, I could feel the repercussion in the organs within my chest. It even made my teeth chatter. The con

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    Joe Keller

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    Joe, the Keller family patriarch, can be described as the tragic hero of Arthur Miller’s play “All my sons”. A self-made businessman who, in spite of his humble beginning, has managed to work his way up in the business world and has been able to become a successful manufacturer. He has been charged with shipping airplane cylinder heads which were damaged and caused the death of several pilots, including his own son, but who, afterwards, was exonerated placing the blame solely on his former partner, who remains imprisoned. Joe’s downfall is caused by his selfish greed, but mostly because of his

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    Rating Red FREE

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    The Classical Period The Classical period spans roughly between 1750-1820, and was a time where significant changes in musical form and style occurred. Influenced by the civilised restraint of the new age of Enlightenment, the main principle of the day was the search for intellectual freedom. Music of the Classical period became an embodiment of Enlightenment ideals that were centred on the idea that ‘the reason of man could ultimately unlock every mystery, that civilisation was heading onward and upward and that extremes of emotion were undesirable’[1]. The enlightenment age brou

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    Story 1

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    Also, music students from the Leominster Public Schools will be performing for the first time at the event. "We are delighted to have the many bands and choruses from the public schools joining us this year. The teachers and students have both done a great job of getting something together only a few weeks after the start of school, and we are all looking forward to seeing the kids have an opportunity to perform at a venue like this," Marchand said. The new features of this year's festival will be matched by some old standards; Outback Steakhouse is returning for the eighth year in a r

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    Perspective Essay

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    A very fond memory I have is the time I went to a concert that ended up being my all time favorite concert. I can still remember many parts of that night though many parts are just a blur to me now. This evening took place on September 25, 2007 and will forever be chisled into my memory. We began the long drive to the southeast side of the island. Tonight we would be going to a concert. But we weren’t going to see just any band; we were going to see one of my favorite bands, Brand New. They’re alternative bands that have songs with deep lyrics, intricate guitars, memorable choruses, and pound

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    China Commercial Spaces Of Globalization

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    “China: Commercial spaces of globalization” Gilles GUIHEUX Paris Diderot University China is not just the workshop of the world; it is also a huge market. There are not just factories controlled by foreign capital, employing migrants in the city peripherals or old village units, mobilizing Fordist methods to mass-produce large quantities of consumer products for the whole world. There are also numerous zones of product movements and trade, rural and urban markets, wholesale and retail markets, run-of-the-mill and specialized markets, temporary and permanent trade fairs . Some of these z

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    The Yardbird

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    If you made a list of the best Jazz musicians of all time few would fly higher up that list than Charles "Yardbird" Parker Jr. Parker got the nickname after running over a chicken on the way to a gig and insisting that the “Yardbird” be made for dinner. Parker was an excellent musician living in a dark, cruel world. Drugs, alcohol, and devastation all influenced Parker’s life. But through it all, Parker and his incredible musical ability produced many great achievements. Born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas, Charlie Parker came just about the same time as jazz was being invented

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    Verklarte Natch

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    Schönberg found the inspiration for his string sextet in Richard Dehmel's poem 'Verklärte Nacht', which was first published in the collection 'Weib und Welt' and later incorporated in Dehmel's novel 'Zwei Menschen'. Although Schönberg expressly uses the term "programme music", in the note he wrote on the work in 1950 he makes a careful distinction: "My composition was, perhaps, somewhat different from other illustrative compositions, firstly, by not being for orchestra but for a chamber group and secondly, because it does not illustrate any action or drama, but was restricted to portray nature

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    Intercultural Experience

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    Intercultural Experience I went to the Irish festival downtown Indianapolis for this intercultural experience. I had a great time walking around listening to the music and enjoying the Irish culture. One barrier that I had was the religious barrier. As a child I was always told that being a Christian was so much different than being a Catholic. I never was around any Catholic people in my youth. I overcame this by going with an open mind and assuming that this was not really a religious oriented festival. The other barrier that I had was lack of wanting to learn about other cultur

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    The Beatles

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    The Beatles: Touring in America On February 7th 1964 The Beatles arrived in the USA for the first time at JFK airport to 3,000 screaming fans. Jon Lennon, Paul McCarthy, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr stepped out of the plane with big smiles and even bigger dreams. The British revolution in America had begun. All together doing three tours in the states this how it started and where it abruptly ended. America fell in love with the four talented boys. They were different from any other star ever in the spotlight, many people saw them as down to earth, maybe even someone they could go up

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    How Important Are Celebrations To Our Lives

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    There are many celebrations in countries in the world. Some of them are funny and interesting, some are traditional or religious. No matter what they are, celebrations play an importantrole in our lives. Without celebrations, we can’t enjoy this life fully. Celebrations make life more enjoyable and fun. For instance, in Vietnam we celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival on the 14th day of the 8th lunar month annually. In this time, children wear masks, have parties with special cakes and lots of fruits,...This celebration makes them very excited to wait for it. Or on Women Day, which fall

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    Tet Nguyen Dan

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    TET NGUYEN DAN – THE VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR Tet Nguyen Dan is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. .The name Tet Nguyen Dan means “the first morning of the first day of the new period”. Its shorted name is Tet. Tet is based on the Lunar Calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar. Therefore, the actual days of the New Year vary from year to year. It often occurs between the end of January to the beginning of February on the solar calendar. “The artifacts suggest that it has been celebrated since at least 500 B. C. E. The exact origin is unknown” (Tet Nguyen Dan). The natio

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