Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, on March 1, 1913 and died in New York, on April 16, 1994. He was a well known writer and teacher. Also a very well recognize as one of the best American novelists of the post-war period. He lived in Oklahoma in his youth, studying at public schools and suffering from the environment as many African-Americans. After receiving a scholarship, Ellison could focus on the music, his early passion and love; between 1933 and 1936 he was pursuing this at the Tuskegee Institute, specializing in trumpet.
During Sousa’s 40 years of composing he had many different musical pieces he wrote. One of his most popular pieces was a march called “The Washington Post”. Another one of his wildly popular pieces included a patriotic march called “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” John also wrote a few operas including his most famous piece, his third opera, “El Capitan.” These three pieces are all important pieces from Sousa’s life. John Philip Sousa, as shown above is definitely a very important and successful musician of American history. He had many different skills and characteristics that helped him in his life, people overall really liked his music, and he wrote many different kinds of
The prolific 61-year-old sax player, who already recorded more than 40 albums both as leader and co-leader, performs a modern creative jazz that frequently lives of intricate melodic lines, constant interactions, and polyrhythms, which may embrace serene and restful atmospheres, and in the next minute are transformed into an agitated and fulminating chaos. Mr. Berne, who recently saw the third album of his Snakeoil being released by the ECM, introduced his new band, baptized of Sideshow. By presenting three long tunes, he let us anticipate an album release for this fresh project in a near future. The compositions are not far from what was described above, but the illustrious band that followed him here – the crystalline trumpet player Ralph Alessi, the imaginative and intuitive pianist Matt Mitchell, the ingenious bassist John Hébert, and the solid drummer Dan Weiss – assures the intense sound he constantly searches
Bret Harte, an amazing American author, and poet, adequately shows imagery in “The Luck of the Roaring Camp,” and many of his other works. Bret Harte is very well known. Harte was a writer in the nineteenth century. Bret was not only a short story writer, he was also a critic, journalist, poet, editor and a playwright. His success came from his writings about the American western frontier.
The Queen of Spades was originally a short story written in 1833 by am author by the name of Alexander Pushkin. The story received great praise and his work helped to inspire the tradition of Russian music via the Opera. This is because nearly 60 years later, the story was produced as an opera that premiered in 1890. Expanding outside of Russia, the film became a popular name that was also filmed various times. Fast forward another 59 years and the most distinguished rendition was filmed and directed by Thorold Dickinson in the year 1949.
This song has many versions that recorded by other jazz great musician added to Armstrong. Armstrong recorded this song in 1931.just before an instrumental break, Armstrong use alternate take inserted to the lyrics “oh, memory”. This song involved a great role in culture and stories because this song used at a critical moment during “Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories” Stardust is best combination of melody, strong lyrics and perfect balance
He had travelled to Europe in 1872 and toured the top facilities to get a better idea of what he wanted to construct himself in Kentucky. Horse racing had been popular in England since the early 1700’s. He decided to base the design off of Epsom Downs. Epsom Downs is the oldest race track in England and is also the the most famous. ( Nicholson pg 6 ) Clark began the long hard work of starting the construction from the help of his uncles.
While he was in Hawaii, he started singing in the Army sponsored band called Rambling Country(Biography.com Editors). Later when he returned back to Texas, he put together his own little band, called Ace in the Hole, where he gained an impressive local following(Biography.com Editors).Featuring the hit single "Unwound," his first album, Strait Country (1981), was influential in increasing the radio play of more traditional, less pop-influenced country music(Biography.com Editors). Strait went on to produce a series of No. 1 albums(Biography.com Editors). George strait was named the Country Music Association 's Entertainer of the Year(Biography.com Editors).
He made amazing contributions to the modern orchestra with his “Treatise on Instrumentation.” Hector was also known to conduct multiple concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He ended up composing about 50 songs throughout his life. In Hector’s early years, he always looked up to his father because he was a respected provincial physician and scholar. His father was known for experimenting with and recording the use of acupuncture in Europe. Berlioz had
“Once you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” - said Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson has achieved a lot in life. Willie had 15 Grammy Awards because of the way he sang, and secured a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame, making Willie one of the greatest country singers of the 20th century. Willie Nelson started learning music when he was just a kid. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old.
He took Route 66 as he was inspired to write a song about Route 66. Him and his wife, Cynthia, suggested that they would travel the famous highway as they performed the song for Nat King Cole called “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” became the most recorded song in history. The album cover by Bobby Troup composed in 1946 with popular rhythms and blue standards. With the rising amount of people traveling on route 66, tourist attraction has become a huge thing. Attractions like the Cadillac Ranch has become sites that you can only see on Route 66.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the expedition to survey the land West of Mississippi, known as Louisiana Territory placed at the request of President Thomas Jefferson. Lewis and Clark and their expedition began their journey near St. Louis Missouri, in May 1804. One of the goals during their expedition was in establishing contact Indian groups. Throughout their expedition, they developed a ritual that they used when meeting a tribe for the first time. Firstly, the captains will explain to the tribal leaders that their land now belonged to the United States, and that a man far in the east which was President Thomas Jefferson, was their new “great father”.
John Steinbeck and the American West To John Steinbeck America was not only a place on the map but in the heart. He had a deep-seated kinship with the land of his birth, Salinas, California. Known to many as Steinbeck Country, the rolling green hills of farmland and the fog-draped streets of Monterey became the template for human struggle. In many of his novels and short stories Steinbeck evokes the spirit of the place dearest to his heart to tell the stories of the men and women of the American West. Steinbeck, born in 1902 to a middle class family, shared a passion for reading and writing with his mother who was a school teacher.
American novelist, poet, and playwright Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri in February 1902. Soon after he was born, his parents separated, and his father moved away to Mexico. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, until her death. After she died, he began to write poetry and Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg were major early influences in his work. After he graduated from high school in 1920 Hughes spent the next year with his father in Mexico.