James Cook argues that Barnum’s fascination with the entertainment business began in July 1835 while reading a newspaper article about Joice Heth, a one-hundred sixty-one year old maid of General Augustine Washington and nanny of later President George Washington. Cook claims this was the start of “mass-scale consumer entertainment” (Cook 9). This was the beginning of promotion and advertisement for the modern period, Barnum’s style of advertising would have a long-lasting effect on American culture and modern society, and prove to be the most effective way to advertise to large-scale audiences, promoting the mass-entertainment and mass-media
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics” (Victor Pinchuk). Musical theatre may not be the first thing that comes to mind when concerning American culture, however, the theater has greatly shaped America into what it is today. Portraying a story through song and dance allows for an expression of emotion that cannot be replicated. With this method of storytelling, artists have been able to integrate social and political issues in a way that makes the audience not only want to listen, but enjoy. Musical theatre is able to address important and controversial topics such as racism, women’s rights, and violence in an entertaining and fresh way.
He refused the treaties to be signed and met with the Governor of Indiana William Henry Harrison. (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Later on, "Tecumseh himself fled to British protection in Canada." (Tindall and Brown, Page 254) I do not believe the British aimed to aid the Indians, they wanted assistance in taking back lands that were valuable to them, one of which was a great place for fur trade, being "profitable fur trade in the Great Lakes region..." (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Was this war important? According to the text, "It took weeks for news of the Treaty of Ghent to arrive in the United States, so the fighting continued in America even after the treaty was signed in Europe." (Tindall and Brown, Page 262) In those weeks where battle persisted, Andrew Jackson had been leading his men for some time, against the British and the Indians in Fortm Mims and onto Mobile and New Orleans.
He was a distinctive theorist, remotely associated with the Institute. Benjamin’s writing in 1930s, distinguished the features in new technologies of cultural production; such as photography, film industry, and radio channels. In "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (1969), Benjamin explained how new mass media were supplanting older forms of culture. Thereby, the mass reproduction of photography, film, recordings, and publications replaced the emphasis on the originality and "aura" of the work of art in an earlier era. Benjamin questioned that progressive ethnic designers should re-assess the apparatus of cultural production.
This movie review of Coming to America a comedy romance-based film that depicts many of the 80s era’s practices of popular culture themes, and sociological concepts for different social cultures during the 80s’ era. The film illustrated themes of popular culture in the elite, high, and low culture rooted though the 80s’ epoch. Its context also provided the concepts of critical theory, upper- class ritual formality, cultural consumption, and insight of a hidden dominant sociological concept display of cultural industries’ influence within the movie. The description of the production of the film parades a need to rebellion against the traditional rituals that many individuals in countries experience in their societies. Coming to America’s
However riots and protestors have begun in an attempt to stop the police officers from treating Americans with such brutality. Paine’s book first discusses race and he writes: “If there is a country in the world, where concord, according to common calculation, would be least expected, it is America. Made up, as it is, of people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages...” (Paine) Since the beginning of America, immigrants have been coming here to start a new life in a new country. This has resulted in a unique culture because all walks of life have influenced American customs. Interracial marriages used to be banned, however, Americans have overcome any prejudices or maltreatment
Audio Adjustment Recording arts has come a long way sense Thomas Edison recorded the first voice singing in 1877 using pieces of tinfoil. With current technologies we can professionally record instruments, voices, and anything capable of producing a sound with ease. In order to record sound we need certain pieces of electrical equipment such as microphones, soundboards, equalizers, and an audio editing program to be used by trained professionals known as Audio Engineers. With technology constantly advancing at an impressive rate, how will I contribute to the future of recording arts? Audio engineers are constantly adapting to more advanced recording technology in order to deliver the most satisfying sound for the artist or producer but in the most cost effective way possible.
The emergence of the musical canon in the 19th century created a Gordian Knot for composers at the time. Composers were expected to proclaim a distinctive personal style while also creating music that was like that of the traditional masters (Lecture, 2/1). This expectation conservatism while simultaneously being distinctive can about as a result of the "musical museum" or the musical canon, a list of works that are considered to be permanently established as being the highest quality (Lecture, 1/30). The emergence of the musical cannon was supported by the rise concert culture which led to a priority shift in concerts and the creation of music. Furthermore, the canon created a set of rigid boundaries to be followed by aspiring composers resulting
“Bohemians”, from their base in Greenwich Village, rejected both the archaic social standards of the pre-Industrial era and the gaudiness of gold so often exemplified by the rich and privileged, the Gilded Age, as Twain christened it. The Bohemians instead experimented with new philosophies, thoughts, and actions. Socialists, intellectuals, and artists throughout the world flocked to these havens, supporting organized labor and pioneering new forms of art. Perhaps most important to the further development of counterculture, the Bohemian movement’s liberal attitude on sex, promiscuity, and orientation helped to establish a haven from which various liberation movements launched, long after the Bohemians were but a memory. The Stonewall Bar is in Greenwich Village, as was Eleanor Roosevelt’s apartment.
Marvin McAllister in Toward a more perfect Hamilton went on to say that, “Hamilton as a cultural movement and protest speaks loudly to younger generations who see ethnicity in fluid terms, on collective and individual levels.” Brian Eugenio Herrera, in Miranda’s Manifesto summarizes these unique casting calls and use of hip hop, “Miranda bridges gap, radically inventive way. Does not import hip hop on Broadway, innovates inventive hybrid musical and theatrical sensibility that remains fundamentally rooted in both.” A few of the most notable casting calls related to several main characters were Aaron Burr, “Javert meets Mos Def.”, George Washington, “John Legend meets Mufasa”, Hercules Mulligan, “Busta Rhymes meets Donald O’Connor, Peggy Schuyler “Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child”, and very importantly Hamilton, “Eminem meets Sweeney Todd” and Eliza, “Alicia keys meets Elphaba.”. Through the use of this unique and distinct casting call it was clear from day one that many classic old school rap artists had already contributed lots of inspiration to the show and the characters that were to preform them. The use of purposefully and direct comparison and contrast between classical musical theater characters
The embargo failed to make Britain respect America’s trading rights, so when James Madison can into presidency in 1809 he had the same problem. Great Britain did not respect America’s rights to use the ocean and were violent towards American seamen in American vessels; this was going on
Copland on Americanism Music of the twentieth century received a great amount of attention, acting as a voice that would reflect the wants and needs of a changing nation. Where words failed, music spoke, and as a powerful voice for socioeconomic and political spheres, composers drew attention to prevalent nationalistic styles coming out of their homeland. One of the most notable American composers of the early twentieth century was Aaron Copland. As a contender for “America’s Greatest Composer”, Copland strived to integrate various images of America into his music that would be understood in the minds of audiences around the globe. Copland was born in 1900 to a mother and father of Lithuanian decent, the mother of which grew up in the
When purchasing the Louisiana Territory, President Jefferson faced the risk of being prosecuted for violation of the Constitution, which was different from Hamilton’s creation of a national bank because it was illegal. To begin, after the French acquired the Louisiana Territory 1802, Jefferson worried that the French would no longer allow American farmers passage on the Mississippi River or the right to trade at New Orleans, so he sent Robert Livingston to France to negotiate to purchase New Orleans. When Livingston arrived, he was surprised by France’s offer to sell the US the entire Louisiana Territory for just 15 million dollars. Livingston knew he was not authorized to purchase the territory but he also knew that if he waited to ask Congress, the deal might be gone already, so he purchased the territory.