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    during a period of changes and turmoil. Miles Davis was one of the African Americans who had the courage and willingness to stand up for what was right by fighting for equality. Being a man of music, Miles used his music to show people their desire for equality through his songs. Miles Davis’s music style reflects the civil rights movement through the changes, evolution, and presentation of his music. Jazz music had a specific standard to it, Davis ignored that standard symbolizing that it was…

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    Emergency Operations plans are used by communities across the nation in use by federal, state and local governments. There are three different types of EOP formats traditional function format, emergency support function and agency/ department focused function. Each community must decide which one is right for the hazards within their scope of capabilities. The Promulgation Statement/Letter, informs agencies of the intentions of action that a community intend to take these actions include:…

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    The Dog's Bite Summary

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    In fact, Lincoln was against executing any Confederate officials while others pressured for it. If it were up to Lincoln, he would let them all go free and scare them off. One day, Sherman asked Lincoln if he wanted Jefferson Davis to be captured or allowed to escape when the time came. Lincoln replied with a short story about an old lecturer who was very by the book. One day, while out on a ride in the hot son, he stopped by a friend’s house. The friend offered him a drink…

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    Bop Boys which was recorded in November 26, 1945 at WOR studios in New York City. Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys consisted of Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie played piano on most pieces while 19-year-old Miles Davis played trumpet. This song was in the Bebop genre which is part of jazz. The song I will be comparing it with, is “Take 5” composed by Paul Desmond and performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded on July 1 1959, at Columbia Records'…

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    Northern War Strategy

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    In the first two years of the war (1861-62), Lee understood that the defensive strategy desired by Davis was impractical when pitted against the industrial capabilities of the Northern states. Lee’s realization then manifested itself in an offensive-defensive strategy. Lee saw the impracticality of entrenching troops along the Southern coast mostly because…

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    Mudding Short Story

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    Adam was driving to school one day and he thought that after school he and a friend would go mudding through the forest before they go home. So at school that day he asked Leo if he wanted to go mudding after school. Leo said yes but he did not drive his truck to school he drove a mustang. So then adam said that him and Leo would just stop at leo's house to get his truck. They went and got his truck but neither leo or adam told their parents that they were going mudding. They headed off for…

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    Do you know what Scat is or how to scat sing? Just look up Louis Armstrong, he created this masterpiece. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, he was born in the birthplace of jazz--New Orleans, Louisiana. He was in foster care throughout his teenage years. His father abandoned the family right after Louis was born, and his mother resulted to prostitution, so he was often left with his maternal grandmother. He began working in fifth grade where he developed a interest in music, this…

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    Chick Corea Influences

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    Chick Corea is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Chick Corea received the privilege to be part of the electric jazz fusion movement back in the 1960’s along side Miles Davis. From 1941 until today Chick has recorded a total of eighty-eight albums alongside some of the greatest musicians of his time. Chick Corea has become a master of his craft being nominated sixty-three Grammy Awards, and out of which he has won twenty-two. Out of his eighty-eight albums he’s…

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    When Elizabeth Van Lew, a famous Northern spy during the Civil War, died on September 23, 1900, she left behind a powerful summary of what it is like to be a spy on her graveyard. It reads, “She risked everything that is dear to man- friends, fortune, comfort, health, life itself, as for the one absorbing desire of her heart, that slavery be abolished and the Union be preserved.” (Zeinert 147) This quote draws attention to the extent to what one does as a spy. It highlights the costs and…

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    Living a life faced with adversity it is truly remarkable the lasting impact Billy Strayhorn was capable of having on the development of jazz. He is acknowledged for being an exceptional pianist, composer, arranger and possessing one of the greatest compositional voices in the 20th century. He was truly an under appreciated revolutionary force decades ahead of his time, even while being the first closeted then out black gay man in a particularly homophobic environment of an all black male jazz…

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