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    1861, were two weeks before on February 16th, President Davis gave his inaugural speech to the Confederate States. Lincoln and Davis both were born in Kentucky, less than one-hundred miles from each other. Lincoln had very little schooling, was known as a storekeeper, country postmaster, rail-splitter, flatboatman, and a captain in the Black Hawk War.1 Davis was went to school at Transylvania University and then on to West point. Davis saw service in the Black Hawk War as a minor officer in…

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    Ray Charles was a famous jazz composer. Because of being blind since he was 7 years old, he stood out even more to his fans. Charles was born on September 23, 1930 and he died on June 10, 2004. His music was a huge hit during the 1950’s. He was a great jazz composer to many because he was blind. He was able to play the piano extremely well for being blind. He loved composing making soul, blues, and jazz music and the people loved listening to it. Some people even called him “The High Priest of…

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    This paper will inform you all about Bill Robinson and his carrer. Bill Robinson as known as “Bojangles” was a huge iconic African- American tap dancer and actor during the Harlem Renisance. Bojangles was best known for his Broadway performances and film roles. At the young age of five Robinson began his carrer, performing at the local beer gardens in Richmond,Virgina. At the age of nine he joined the Mayme Remington’s touring troupe. In 1891 he had joined a traveling company, performing as a…

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    Francisco Mela, an invigorating Cuban-born drummer, percussionist, and composer, releases a powerful new album entitled “Fé” (faith), which works as a tribute to his late parents and a way of gratefulness toward the masters who believed in his capacities. He recorded it with his Crash Trio, which includes the Argentine pianist Leo Genovese and the American bassist Gerald Cannon. The master guitarist John Scofield appears on two tracks as a very special guest. “Ancestros”, a breathtaking tune…

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    Ever since the greats, such as Beethoven and Mozart, classical music has been a staple in society as “real music”, but some like Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews prefer a different beat of the drum, or in this case blow of the horn. Some art historians say that jazz had its start with Buddy Bolden and his first band in 1895. Others think it was the more well-known Nick LaRocca with his Dixieland Jazz band, and their premier record Lively Stable Blues. Either way jazz started near the 20th…

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    Stakeholders include any person, group, or organization that has an interest or concern in a particular decision or situation (WebFinance, Inc. , 2015). I have identified four major stakeholders directly involved in the decision I make concerning the chemical refinery. These include: (a) the Navajo nation and surrounding communities, (b) the chemical refinery company, (c) potential shareholders, and (d) me. The Navajo nation and the surrounding communities are extremely impoverished. The…

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    The Civil War was a conflict that was fought between the United States of America (Union) and The Confederate States of America between 1861 through 1865. There were many battles that were fought within the Civil War that were considered significant battles in American history like The Battle of Bull Run or The battle of Vicksburg. However, The Battle of Gettysburg proves to be the most meaningful battle within the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious attempt to…

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    Charlie Parker, or the ‘Bird’, was one of the best saxophone players in the world. His unique style of playing combined with this ability to combine chords rarely used in jazz, flowing seamlessly between them made Parker one of the greats. As a teenager, Parker was allowed the opportunity to play with the famous drummer Jo Jones, drummer of the Count Basie band, a most popular swing bands of the time. Parker enters his solo and starts to show off his unique style, but then he messes up, losses…

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    Giordano: Jazz Dance

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    Gus Giordano is known for his amazing choreography in Jazz dance. He was born on July 10, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri. Giordano was introduced to Jazz dance when he was 5 while on a trip to New Orleans to visit family. His cousin had taught him the Charleston dance step and he was hooked. When he returned home he soon began to study dance with a local dance teacher. Minette Buchman is whom Giordano credits his early training to. Giordano took ballet and theater dance classes as well as vocal…

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    FLETCHER HENDERSON James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and his influence was vast. He was often known as Smack Henderson (apparently due to his college baseball hitting skills) .Fletcher is ranked along with Duke Elington as one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders…

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