A Thousand Miles Essays

  • Depression In Mrs Dalloway

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    Hours drag on and so does misery. Those words exemplify how people going through depression feel. Hours go on day after day and so does depression. The Hours is a complex film, which all the characters are interconnected. The Hours was directed by Stephen Daldry in 2002 and staring in the film is Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf, Julianne Moore as Laura Brown, and Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughan. The story is about how one novel “Mrs. Dalloway” written by Virginia Woolf affects her and two other

  • Jazz Concert Analysis

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    during the Second World War. It is also known that whilst serving for the war in the Air Force his plane mysteriously vanished on its way to Paris. As for Duke Ellington, he was also a big band musician, composer and songwriter who composed more than thousands of songs during his lifetime. He performed in films, on Broadway and in regular places with his sextet. Some of his most famous compositions include It Don’t Mean a Thing and

  • Definition Essay On A Good Life

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    Have you ever dreamed to live well? Or Did you know someone who has lived a good life? If so, how can you define a good life? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the good life can be defined as “a life marked by a high standard of Living. The good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide

  • Louis Armstrong And Miles Lovis Analysis

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    Trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis became two of the most inspiring American jazz musicians of all time by accessing very differently to their art. In the analysis an album from each artist, I choose “What A Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong and “Kind of Blue” of Miles Davis. Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was the most influential performer to affect a lot of Jazz musicians. He influenced the whole jazz population with his amazing voice and energetic trumpet. And he played

  • Louis Armstrong Accomplishments

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    Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music. Most legends are known for excelling in a specific field or for doing something so impactful on the world that they will be remembered for ages. What set Louis Armstrong apart from others considered to be legends is that he did this multiple times throughout his life and with

  • Louis Armstrong Contributions

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    allow African Americans to stay, and he had contracts that no other African American had in the 1930s (Source A). Armstrong brought together scat singing, blues, and his trumpet and cornet to make a modern jazz. In his lifetime, Armstrong made thousands or records and inspired many to follow their dreams. Although he died, there was not another musician as popular as Louis Armstrong. Even years after he has passed, remakes of his songs when to the top of charts (Source A). Overall, Louis Armstrong

  • Aging Observation Report

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    because they allowed it to do so. I would be an anomaly and stay alive for as long as I wanted.  I ran a 4:30 mile simply by sprinting the entire distance. Only when I got serious about boxing and martial arts did I begin running regularly. Then, to warm up, I would run three or four miles and jump rope for 30 minutes straight. Saturday mornings, I ran up and down hills over a 6.6-mile

  • Cassandra Crossing Film Analysis

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    The movie was entitled “The Cassandra Crossing” released on 1976 and directed by George Pan Cosmatos. The actors in the movie are Richard Harris as Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain, Sophia Loren as Jennifer Chamberlain, Burt Lancaster as Colonel Stephen Mackenzie, and Ingrid Thulin as Dr. Elena Stradner. It started when three terrorist tried to blow up the U.S. mission at the International Health Organization but they failed because one of them was shot by the security, the other one escapes and the last

  • Gender Differences In Welfare State Policies

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    I. Introduction The main aim of this paper is to introduce the gender differences that occur because of certain welfare state policies. The focus will be on three types of regimes: liberal, social-democratic, and conservative-corporatist; and how these three regimes incorporate the gender differences in their social policies. Welfare state policies, or social provisions began during the 1880s making this period known as the “formative period of the welfare state”. The policies were meant to improve

  • Billy Strayhorn's Influence On Jazz

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    1. Introduction Duke Ellington said "Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, the brainwaves in his head and mine." Billy Strayhorn was an America jazz pianist, songwriter, and arranger and mainly worked with Duke Ellington. After Duke Ellington find his talent in 1938, Strayhorn worked actively in the world of jazz. He has a great impact on development of jazz as well as his works influenced future jazz musicians. Billy Strayhorn had a great

  • Dj Headphone Research Paper

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    The Top 5 Best DJ Headphones Headphones come in many different shapes and sizes: over-ear, on-ear, in-ear, noise cancelling, etc., and all types have their benefits. If you are contemplating for the best in sound quality, whether it be for DJ’ing at a party or concert or to simply enjoy some jazz, you may look to “studio” or “DJ” headphones for a listening experience that would please even the biggest audiophile, but finding the right pair may prove to be a daunting task for those seeking the ultimate

  • Jazz Music

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    Discuss the positive and problematic implications of the notion that jazz is ‘America’s classical music’. In your answer, consider discourses of listening, learning and politics. Refer also to Wynton Marsalis ' view on the subject. “You could ask, 'what 's classical music? '. I couldn 't answer that. It 's not a thing that could be answered straight out. You have to tell it the long way. You have to tell about the people who make it, what they have inside of them, what they 're doing, what they

  • Caravan Analysis

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    The song “Caravan” by Duke Ellington performed by Ella Fitzgerald in this rendition has the lyrics written by Irving Mills. This classic song was released in 1937 but Fitzgerald didn’t complete her rendition until nearly 20 years later in 1957 accompanied by Ellington’s Orchestra in her Duke Ellington songbook album. This is a jazz piece of music with whimsical lyrics and a feeling that invokes an exotic atmosphere. On Ella’s rendition, she adds a big element of a swing sound into the piece and

  • The Bop And Bebop Era

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    Faith Eleby-DR. KEAST JAZZ, POP, ROCK The Bop and Bebop era was filled with a variation of things that contributed to its success and flourishment. The Bebop era was based on nonfunctional music it was either played at a very fast or very slow pace, neither paces allowed its listener to dance. Bebop was mainly for the artist satisfaction of difficult rhythmic changes; its focus was entertainment. Bop was also known for its fantastic artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, it was also

  • Adam O Farrill Research Paper

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    Young and extremely talented, Adam O’Farrill is a modern jazz trumpeter from Brooklyn, NY, who comes from a lineage of marvelous musicians. His father, the widely known Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, has all the reasons to be proud of a son who, at the age of 21, has collaborated with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joe Lovano, and more recently Stephan Crump’s Rhombal. For this recording, Adam had the company of his brother Zack on drums, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

  • Jeff Coffin Research Paper

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    Jeff coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator. He is a three time Grammy Award winner with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in August 5,1965. Futureman is an inventor, scientist, musician and a composer. He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in October 13,1957. Jeff Coffin is a member of Dave Matthews Band. Jeff Coffin and the Mu 'tet, founded the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective

  • How To Say Goodbye Ken Shaphorst Analysis

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    Ken Schaphorst, a composer, trumpeter, and educator with more than a decade of experience leading big bands, counts on a great lineup of musicians and friends, including a few former students from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Schaphorst’s modern big bands are typically packed with trendy and inventive jazz instrumentalists, and for this new album, entitled How To Say Goodbye, he maintains this feature. Donny McCaslin, Ralph Alessi, Chris Cheek, Uri Caine, Jay Anderson, and Matt Wilson

  • Poem By Sylvia Plath Analysis

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    Script for IOP Rationale I chose to do my IOP as a TV show because I think that it is a good way of explaining the ideas in the poetry written by Sylvia Plath. My inspiration came from YouTube channels such as CrashCourse and tv shows such as Voices from the Air. I strongly believe that a creative presentation like this will help in the process of explaining the poem “Totem” than doing a purely analytical presentation. Thank you! Introduction Thank you for tuning into Channel 9. You are about to

  • Peter Berger's The Sacred Canopy

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    Heavily influenced by Max Weber, Peter Berger was interested in finding the meaning of social structures. This theme is apparent throughout his book The Sacred Canopy (1967), in which he drew on the sociology of knowledge to explain the sociological roots of religious beliefs. His main goal is to convince readers that religion is a historical product, it is created by us, yet also has the power to govern us. Society is a human product. Berger made it very clear from the beginning, that society is

  • Bossa Nova Research Paper

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    The Historical roots of Bossa Nova Music As Christopher Small, it is true that there is no culture ever disappears but it is transformed over and over again through the new one (Small, On cultures and their fusion 1998). Bossa nova, means ‘new trend’, is a genre of Brazilian music that is transformed by two fusion; samba and strong American jazz influenced (Wikipedia). It was known in 1957 and 1963 especially among young students and musicians who would like to bring a complicated combination of