Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American culture, but specifically theater, music, and entertainment. Lin-Manuel was born January 16th, 1980 in Manhattan, New York. In the 1980’s, musicals and theater were very popular, but the idea of hip-hop music in them was not even thought about. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed that dramatically, and as a result, we have some very great works like Hamilton, and In The Heights that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. Some of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American Culture are because he was very brave, because he revolutionized the way Americans thought about American history with one of his most famous works Hamilton, and because he brought people closer together by combining
The singles sold well in the Memphis area immediately, and by 1955 they began starting to sell well to country audiences throughout the country but especially in the South. Presley, Moore, and Black hit the road with a stage show that grew ever wilder and more provocative, Elvis’ constant dance moves especially his swiveling hips caused enormous debate though out America. The last Sun single, "Mystery Train," hit number one on the national country charts in late 1955. Presley was a performer with superstar potential, attracting the interest of big labels and Colonel Tom Parker, who became Elvis' manager. In need of capital to expand the Sun label, Sam Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA in late 1955 for 35,000 dollars.
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
Audiences can relate to characters who embody American life and values. American musical theatre positively affected and reflected the culture of 20th century America by addressing the social issues of each generation. One of the most pivotal musicals of the 20th century was Show Boat which helped make theatre what it is today. Show Boat, composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened December 27, 1927, and was the first musical to be based off of a novel (Show Boat Introduces American Musical Theater). It was difficult to convince Edna Ferber, the author of Show Boat, to allow her book to be turned into a musical, since most musicals of the early 20th century were focused on comedy.
“Music has always been both a barometer measuring and responding to society's problems and possibilities, and the twentieth century was a period that witnessed the emergence of a diverse range of musical styles and genres, each seemingly in reaction to the dominant sociopolitical concerns of the day” (Morgan). Presley, Dylan, and Joplin had the greatest influence on American culture in the 1960’s. Elvis had a great influence on American culture through his influence on music, affect on American culture, and his legacy. Elvis also known as “the King” or “the King of Rock and Roll”was very popular in the 1960’s. Presley created new styles by gyrating his hips and dressing differently.
When you hear Rock and Roll, you hear the catchy words, the upbeat music, and energy that comes from that form of music. That is what made it popular, and that popularity allowed that form of music to gradually change a nation. Rock and Roll was able to change society by slowly changing how people acted towards blacks. Society affected rock and roll as well because without the challenges segregation made, rock and roll would have not been developed. Society impacted rock and roll in many ways because we had segregation during those years.
Music has been the blood of our pop culture since the first signs of sounds made by our cavemen ancestors. It had been a huge influence in our culture like our lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. But one genre in music has created an impact in our history, especially the American history for it paved way to the Civil Rights movement. It was through combining African American and white music that created a spark in that movement, and without The King none of this spark would have ever light up in the first place. And this “King” is none other than, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Aron Presley.
But little by little whites played it too, and this led to the jazz revolution in twenties by African Americans. They put a new twist into it and brought saxophone which provoked energetic dance movements. African Americans were seeking for same opportunity and statues as whites had in the society, therefore, when they saw whites’ fusion in jazz, they tried to bring it back home and make it their own again. They achieved their happiness when they saw the rise of jazz music not only in America but also in Europe. White fans were going to jazz clubs to listen to African American musicians like Louis Armstrong and this was a big success for them.
Typical high school experiences are taken and magnified in this movie. The regular school dance was intensified and stakes grew due to the live broadcasting from “National Bandstand”. The exaggeration of a typically normal event allowed Grease to demonstrate what goes on in high schools on a more transparent and obvious level. In the same regards, the sleepover scene did the same thing. Taking a normal occasion and amplify it reveals the most basic experiences that a high school could potentially face.
The well-liked music of Jazz and hip hop quickly drew the attention of teens (McCormack 1). “The new youth culture also created its own forms of distinct cultural expression, including new haircuts and clothes, and in particular the new rock-and-roll music, led by youth idol Elvis Presley” (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 10). Kids began to have unregulated play time. More organizations were formed to help the youth interact with each other. The organizations included the Boy scouts and Girl scouts enabling kids to explore and grow on their own (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 9).
All over the world, people express their culture and their way of life in the form of music. In the early nineteen-hundreds America was beginning to form their own genre of music, which would come to be known as country music. When we think of country music, we often think of hillbillies, cowboys, a pair of boots and blue jeans, but it's much more than that. Country music is more than just songs; it's become a way of life in America. Country music was formed out of the genre of Appalachian folk music in the southern United States.
Throughout the years lots of things have changed, people, languages, technology, and music, especially rock. Rock has made a big impact on the world, affecting the way we dress, talk and act. Although faces of rock have drastically changed in the last 60 years, there is one thing that will always be true, parents dislike the trendy rock bands. The 1950’s:
February 7th, 1964, The Beatles land at New York’s Kennedy Airport, and they were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans. Six days before that The Beatles had scored their first No. 1 in America with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Two days later The Beatles would make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. “ An estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the U.S. population, tuned in to watch”(History Top). But, what if “Beatlemania” never arrived to American soil.
A majority of the population thinks they want the traditional American dream the cliché of a picture-perfect life, dream job, and the beautiful home. What we truly long for is freedom from our government. Pop culture mirrors this through movies and media. Such as themes like the collapse of the government, the rebirth of the American dream, and end of the world scenarios. Pop culture reflects these fears that private and public entities will turn on our society.
Many people come from vast variety of cultures that consists of different ideas and beliefs. In today’s culture we tend to live in a fast paced, growing environment. Sexism has been very controversial topic for decades and gender roles have been changed drastically throughout the past decades. People in America in the 1930’s were very conservative and had strict rules and ideas that had to be followed. The moment a male or a female did anything out of their gender’s role; it was misunderstood and looked upon as a sin.