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    When you think of country music what do you think of? Perhaps you think of tall, brown cowboy hats or southern twangs. I think of the Grand Ole Opry. I had the opportunity to attend the 90th birthday celebration this past Saturday. It was a magical event filled with history, laughs, and, obviously, music. The event took place in the Ryman Auditorium. This was my first concert I have ever been to, and it was quiet an introduction into the world of concerts. It had a variety of performers; from the

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    was. When she was a teen she helped her mom earn money by working in a local drug store. She ended up dropping out of school. Wally Fowler came to her town and she made it backstage. She impressed Wally and he gave her a chance to audition for Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. They turned her down, unfortunately. She started performing in Winchester and soon married Gerald Cline. She was featured in Bill Peers Melody Playboys of Brunswick, Maryland. Bill got her a record contract

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    Hot & Blue Guitar. By the early 1960s, Johnny Cash, who had relocated his family to Ventura, California, and left Sun for Columbia Records in 1958, and was on the road 300 nights a year, he also appeared regularly on the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry radio broadcasts. His life took a turn for the worst and he got into drugs and drinking. His wife eventually filed for divorce. Cash returned to Memphis, where his life continued to spiral out of control. The following year, after a serious drug

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    Ruby Rose Blevins, who was professionally known as Patsy Montana, was a well-known country music star and actress during the 1930’s. Blevins was born to Augustus and Amanda Blevins on October 30, 1908 in Beaudry, AR, and was the first female among her eleven other siblings (Cochran). At a young age she had started learning to yodel and play many instruments, those of which included: guitar, organ, and violin (Brennan and Manheim). She has said her influence derived from Jimmie Rodgers, church songs

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    When it comes to male artists, Garth Brooks was by far one of the most influential artists. Brooks story is an inspirational story of how an artist 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

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    Eva Farrell Mrs. Schroder AP English Literature and Composition 3 January 2018 Internal Events Throughout The Awakening (1988 Prompt) The Awakening by Kate Chopin contains many internal awakenings the main character, Edna Pontellier, experiences. Edna Pontellier discovers her self-identity and self-empowerment once facing her fear of drowning by swimming in the sea. This one event changed Edna’s character by making her feel free and empowered. These self-awakenings Edna Pontellier experiences

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    The Sirens In The Odyssey

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    known to mankind, has made a permanent mark in the heart of Greek art and literature forever. The Odyssey is known as the story of a long forgotten king, Odysseus, exploring the seas, going on his long quest to make his way back to his homeland. One grand encounter Odysseus faces are the mythical creatures known as the sirens. The sirens are notorious for the beautiful song they sing, but this song leaves a deceiving effect on anyone who hears the words, and anyone who’s heard the song has either been

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    Blanche Dubois Case Study

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    Mihaela Turcu, American Studies, MA, II Where are the Southern Belles? Case Study: Blanche DuBois and Scarlet O’Hara The history of the American literature knows multiple changes throughout time and has registered various influences. Regionalism is an example that could sustain this argument, marking the 19th century with its particularities and local color. The real time events that marked America during the period that preceded and followed the Civil War did not go unnoticed. Many writers

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    Inequality In Sports

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    Gender inequality is defined as the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals wholly or partly due to their gender. Gender inequality within sports can refer to unequal pay rates between male and female athletes and the athletes being treated differently. As of today, many female athletes suffer from discrimination based on gender. There are companies choose to sponsor male teams over female teams, making the wage gap even larger between male and female athletes. The second major medium for

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    An understanding of the importance given to class and social structures during the Georgian era is essential when analysing the socio-historical context in the works of esteemed female author, Jane Austen. Her inherent distinction of class is said to be the main source of much of the comedy and irony that is present throughout her works. Society in England during Austen’s era was highly centred around the social lives of the landed gentry and this is thematised in many of her novels. The role of

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    ‘Bloody Sunday’, directed by Paul Greengrass, was released in 2002, thirty years after the initial event that occurred in Derry on the 30th of January, 1972. The film is a British-Irish co-production by Bord Scannan Na hEireann, also funded by Granada Television, Hell’s Kitchen films and the Portman Entertainment Group, as well as the Irish Film Board. The film won best film at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as a BAFTA Award for Best Photography and Lighting and picked up the British Independent

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    Have you ever seen a yellow river? Golden river, not so golden after all. In Colorado there was a mine spill in the Animas River that affect many people, animals and their land. The Animas River was polluted with with toxic chemicals that have left an environmental disaster and people can get diseases, from the water, leaving people to wonder if their way of life will ever be the same. The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the

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    The UAB men’s tennis team started their season last weekend in the Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In their first match, UAB faced off against the Austin Peay State Governors on Friday, Sept. 22. The Blazers started singles play with a win by UAB’s Giovani Pasini defeating APSU’s Chad Woodhams 6-0, 6-1. UAB’s Stefan Gonzalez then defeated Aleh Drobysh of APSU 6-2, 6-0. UAB continued the hot singles start with a win from Kenton Parton over the Governors’ Jacob Lorino 6-3, 6-1. UAB’s

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    Police Brutality In Phobia

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    Neil Cavuto, anchorman for fox news, reported on this story on December 3, 2014. In his report, he interviews Rod Wheeler, former homicide detective, and they discuss the decision of the grand jury. This report is drastically different from the other three news sources, and was not filled with as much information. The incident of Garner was only briefly touched on and then the focus was shifted completely. Most of their discussion was about

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    the Grand Canyon is covered in layers of rocks and has many deserts around it. The Grand Canyon has been around for about 6 million years. There is a National Grand Canyon Park that goes along with the Grand Canyon. Many people visit the Grand Canyon all year around for holidays and vacations with family and friends. Everyone is welcome to the park, even animals! The Grand Canyon has changed over the millions of years that it has been created. Over five million people have been to the Grand Canyon

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    Sylvia Plath’s“Metaphors” conveys an understanding of the stages of maturity (1) when dealing with new challenges (2), which is a key element in the development of empathy (3). In the first three lines, Plath conveys physical maturity through noticing how different changes and risks differ one’s outlook on life. Sylvia was pregnant at the time she wrote the poem and the words and grammatical usage suggest that this poem was about her and her internal struggles. The first line starts with the contraction

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    BREATHING AND GRUNTING IN TENNIS Monica Seles, Jimmy Connors, Serena or Venus Williams, Rafa Nadal, Maria Sharapova and so many other awesome players, as well as thousands of martial arts enthusiasts and professionals could not possibly be wrong in their breathing/Screaming/Grunting techniques. As we wind up our body and racquet to make a hard hit, we inhale deeply, and as we make contact with the ball, we exhale hard, creating a sort of explosion. Grunting in Tennis helps time impact, as well as

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    Like the narrator of “The Sisters,” the narrator of “Araby” falls victim to self-turmoil; however, this turmoil results from the narrator’s romantic pursuit. The narrator’s initial behavior, playing with the other kids in his neighborhood, would suggest a life unencumbered by internal conflict (Joyce 19). Through introducing the narrator as a seemingly normal child, Joyce challenges the paradigm established in “The Sisters” of the necessity of a decision of which others disapprove in creating internal

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay “When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help,” vividly allegorized Thomas Harris. The callous guards of Enfield Prison Farm heard a defenseless rabbit fleeing for its life, and, like the supremacist savages that they were, saw an opportunity. They did not kill the rabbit because it was reasonable or because it was their duty. They did not even haphazardly harm it in the heat of the moment. The fox saw a crippled negro man deploying his last

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    In both The Thirteenth Night and Dancing Girl, Higuchi Ichiyo and Mori Ogai deal with the issue of “love” in the context of Meiji Japan. While commonly thought of as something personal, both texts portray “love” as being subjected to social pressures – resulting in a tension between the idealized, exalted concept of “love” and the individual’s actual experience of “love”. This tension is significant in both texts, and we see how individuals (the characters) are influenced by society’s prescriptive

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