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    Vince Gill teamed up with Alison Krauss on a soaring version of “When Will I Be Loved!” Vince could sing harmony with a drill and it would sound like a symphony. There were two acts were not what you would call household names. The Secret Sister from Muscle Shoals, Alabama emotions got he best of them when theycame out on stage. They shed tears of joy!! The comparison to the Everly Brothers is well-earned. Their harmony is seemless and effortless. After “Lonely Island” the audience gave them a well deserved standing ovation. “Omaha” and “Kentucky” were the purview of Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Dawn McCarthy. Next to Graham, Bonnie was my pick for giving the most emotional performance. He felt and projected his feeling for every word. R & B artist Ledisi poured her…

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    specific piece everyone knows of a certain song that will make them feel sad (Furukawa, 5). One text that is often considered by most listeners to be sad is the song “Whiskey Lullaby” by the artists Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss and was written by Bill Anderson and John Randall. This text can be found as an audio recording on iTunes and was first released on March 29, 2004 (Krauss and Paisley). This song is about a man and a women who were so miserable apart they both ended up taking their…

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    Metamorphosis Over the course of time, there have been a great many classical novels written that embalm the essence of humanity. The truly great works of literature capture the human element, confronting prevalent issues in society through their thought provoking messages. Often these works of art challenge sociological stereotypes. Most of these stereotypes are even prominent to this day. A modern day stereotype such as the concept of it being impossible for someone growing up in an abusive or…

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    Evaluation Paper #2 The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize “ artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to the album sales or chart position.” Album of the year is easily the most prestigious award category at the Grammy’s and has been since 1959. Kendrick Lamar, a West Coast rapper, was recently nominated for 11 Grammys; almost…

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    Introduction In the music industry, there will always be a difference between artists; whether we realize it or not. One obvious difference is race. We as human beings have come so far in the battle against racism and have left that chapter behind us. However, small traces of racism still live today inside of most people (internalized racism). One example of how internalized racism lives on is through the music industry. For this investigation, I wanted to see the differences in success of an…

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    The Grammy Museum

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    While heading to Grammy Museum I was able to arrive before it open, I waited for about 15 minutes outside. While waiting I was able to walk around and see the Grammy Awards that have been won throughout the years. They were displayed on the sidewalk heading towards the Museum. I was able to identity some bands and artists that I knew such as; Ray Charles, Norah Jones as well as Green Day. I was truly surprised to have seen these names displayed. Outside of the museum I was able to hear a variety…

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    All the great design houses are unveiling their Spring and Fall lines for 2007. While it would be wonderful to be able to drop several thousand dollars on a jacket or skirt, it just isn't feasible for most shoppers when they consider the fact that the garment they buy this season will be out of style next season. It will be the fashion world's equivalent to what your wrap fish in - yesterday's news. Fashion trends and designers are fickle creatures. Sure, whatever you buy this year may be back…

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    Considering Fun Home as a mystery novel, Bruce Bechdel’s death serves as the inciting incident which spurs Alison Bechdel to look through the “clues” -- memories, letters, photographs, etc. -- to formulate a judgment about her father’s life. Throughout the novel, it’s clear Alison’s relationship with her parents is tumultuous. Due to her father’s uptight, perfectionist nature, Bechdel finds it difficult to attain his approval and criticize him; moreover, she describes showing him affection “an…

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    In her family tragicomic Fun Home, author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel writes about her dysfunctional family, struggles with her sexuality, and her relationship with her father. In the fourth chapter of her book, Bechdel illustrates the similarities between herself and her father, Bruce Bechdel. Her discovery of her Dad’s hidden photos reveals the underlying secrets that she and he both share. This discovery also identifies the characteristics that translate from Bruce to Alison Bechdel such as…

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    However, the support Alison was able to develop on her own, and receive from her extremely liberal college allowed her to lead a life where she found a happy balance between the two restrictive socially imposed regulations on life. However, her father, because he never found a balance, he either was shamelessly and destructively indulging his desires, or aggressively repressing them, was lead to his death. He couldn’t grow out of the world he surrounded himself by as a youth, he kept it with him…

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