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    The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival, is a film adaptation of a book by Mark Zusak centred around adolescent girl Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse). Set in Germany during the early-mid 1940’s, leading up to the war, Liesel is sent away from her family to live with foster parents since she is at risk of being killed due as her parents are communists. Percival uses skilfully chosen aural and visual elements as well as cinematic techniques such as lighting and camera angles to communicate and explore

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    A hero is someone who is able to suffer while someone else is happy. They are both spirited and courageous. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily is a young girl who shot her mother accidentally when she was only four. Her father abused her on a weekly basis as a result. With this Lily felt ashamed and unloved. She was able to accept her actions and grow from them. In the novel The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, was sent to go fight in the Trojan War after the

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    “Queen of Pop”, and often times a music legend. Linda Ronstadt is an American singer songwriter who entertained the world for about forty years with her voice. Since an early age, she would sing wherever she would go with her family. She had a long music career, filled with tons of debuted albums and many awards recognizing her work as a musician. However, her career had to end as a singer in Ronstadt’s later years. Ronstadt was apart of the “popular music in America that has consistently shown

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    The Queen of Country Reba McEntire is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, also known as the "Queen of Country" music. She is an actress, songwriter, Broadway singer, television star, and a movie star. Reba has contributed to many various charities such as the fisher house foundation and The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation. She now has a makeup line as well as clothing, shoes, luggage and household items. Reba was born on March 28, 1955, in Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. She

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    Imagine yourself standing above thousands of people singing the lyrics of your song back to you. How does it feel? Growing up in the backwoods of Oklahoma, Garth Brooks only had a dream for his reality. Through his hard work and dedication to his music, Garth Brooks, one of the top-selling solo artists and ranked among the biggest stars of his generation, will leave a legacy people only dream to achieve. On February 7, 1962, Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooks is the son of Troyal

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    Modern Day Country Music

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    Country music has been evolving into what we call the modern day music. Country music used to be music that was about life and the good times and now it is about the love and break ups. Country music is changing from lifestyle and the way life actually was, like writing from the heart to what it is now. The modern day country is songs based off what people want to hear and what makes the money. One of the biggest artist from the traditional country music is Hank Williams Jr. and how he compares to

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    E SONG “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”, AS SUNG BY DOLLY PARTON AND WHITNEY HOUSTON The song “I Will Always Love You” is one of the most iconic songs of the 21st Century. This song has been widely covered by professional artists and cover singers until today. However, two of the most iconic renditions have to be from Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. If I were to compare these two renditions, I would prefer Whitney Houston’s version of the song. Dolly Parton was actually the original writer and singer

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    me to DJ for an event I would do it in a heartbeat. The music at an event can really make or break it. Have you ever been to an event or party that had horrible music? If so, then you know that it has a negative affect on the guests. The music choice is crucial to having a good time. Music affects peoples moods and I would want to make sure people had an enjoyable experience. If I could choose the event to DJ at it would have to be a country wedding. A wedding is one of the most special days in a

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    Country singer Lynn Anderson has died at the age of 67. Anderson enjoyed a long career both as a country singer and cross-over artist. She had her first solo hit in 1967, while signed as an artist with Chart Records. The song was Ride, Ride, Ride, an upbeat song written by Anderson’s mother Liz Anderson. Though Ride, Ride, Ride was a popular tune, Anderson experienced worldwide success with her 1970 mega-hit Rose Garden, which eventually became her signature song. Rose Garden as a phenomenon that

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    that their father opened up. And soonafter, they played in Texas. Though they started off with great performances, Selena wasn 't accepted as Tejano singer because she was a woman. Despite this, Selena y los Dinos didn 't give up and continued with music. Due to the great determination Selena and the rest of her family had, they finally became successful. Despite some doubts, Selena performed in Monterrey, Mexico.

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    Kleinfeld) One genre of music is country. There are two things we need to know about genres; “First, genres change according to the ways people use them” and “Second, genres are flexible”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld). Exactly what country music is today can be hard to define as the genre changes with each new artist that comes into it, but a look at the career of George Strait shows why, depsite all the changes in what represnts country mucic, he is known as the king of country music and is the ultimate

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    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. Willie got an early start to music because his grandparents had a music background and influenced Willie to start playing music (Carlin,2006). Willie went to a small church in town where he sang from the hymn

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    Country Music Will Continue to Rise with Billy Currington We all know what one-hit wonders are. They are those singers who have tried to make it big but fell short of fuel and later faced oblivion after that one humongous track. Sadly, the music industry is just about identifying which singer would have the staying power, and much as how passion and determination wants to keep up with the game, fame is just not for everyone. While there are a lot of singers who have been classified as a one-hit

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    Country Singer Alan Jackson was born in Newman, Georgia (rural Georgia) on October 17, 1958. He got discovered for his debut album “here in the real world” (1990). He is really famous because he won a Grammy Award for his song commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning”. When he was younger, Alan lived with his parents and 4 older sisters. He married his high school sweetheart “Denise”. In 1998, he and his wife separated; they reconciled later that year and

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    There are many great country stars today for example, Thomas Luther Bryan or many of you probably recognize him as Luke Bryan. Luke Bryan is an American country singer and songwriter. He began his music career in the mid 2000s. Luke Bryan was discovered when Capitol Records saw him perform at a restaurant and of course soon after signed him. Thanks to Capitol Records, Luke Bryan has sold over seven million albums, twenty seven million tracks worldwide and has twelve number one hits. He has many more

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    Presley was not a remarkable singer when he started out. For many years, he worked diligently with his work to try to get his music heard by other people. His success finally came when people gave him a chance. Elvis later received a slew of awards for his musical works. Although most people see Elvis Presley as only a great singer, Elvis created a style of music that led to the music we have today. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis’s parents were Vernon and

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    Luke Bryan Biography

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    Luke Bryan has worked over the years to become the successful country artist he is today. He grew up working on his father’s peanut farm, but in his early teens, he decided that he wanted to have a career in music (Luke Bryan Biography 1). Luke began writing songs with the help from others, which benefited him in the long run since many of his songs and albums have made it on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts (Luke Bryan Biography 1; Demings Award Section). Although Luke Bryan came

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    family had to move from place to place quite often. With parents Presley attended the Assembly of God Church where gospel music left its imprint on him.

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    can blend rock and country into a whole new style. The world of country music embraced Brooks style known as New Country. The new style was more aggressive with increased emphasis on drums and bass, and more infused gospel and R&B. When it comes to other country artist, Brooks is not completion, becoming the best-selling solo artist in history. The name Garth Brooks became one of the most popular names in county music “as he represented a new breed of straight-talking country music heroes, defending

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    The song Humble and Kind is a country western tune sung by the popular artist, Tim McGraw. He recorded the song after many years of putting out popular albums. He started singing as a young child while he drove around the country in his father 's 18 wheeler listening to the radio (biography.com). He was born in Delhi, Louisiana and grew up in towns around the southern United States. He went to college, but decided to drop out to pursue a singing career. He played in small clubs and was not an immediate

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