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    Duke Ellington Biography

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    meant these words when he said them (Bio.com). Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, who is popularly known as Duke Ellington, is the man being talked about here (Encyclopedia). Duke had a warm childhood, a busy adulthood, and a legacy that will never be forgotten which included him composing the song “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” (Bio.com). Duke Ellington was born on April 29th, 1899 in Washington, D.C. He was born to two talented, loving parents and was raised in an African American, middle-class neighborhood (Bio.com). His mother’s name was Daisy Kennedy Ellington and his father’s name was James Edward…

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    Duke Ellington’s Past: Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 into a middle-class family that lived in Washington D.C. Growing up Duke was a very talented boy. He began learning the piano at the age of 7 age and he was also interested in art. Because of his gentlemanly ways he was nicknamed “Duke”. When he was 15 he wrote his first composition which was called “Soda Fountain Rag”. At the age of 17 Duke was awarded an art scholarship to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in New York but he denied…

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    Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. His parents are James Edward and Daisy Ellington. Ellington’s Father was methodist while his mother was baptist. Thus Ellington’s upbringing had many religious influences on the household and his childhood. As a child Ellington was very artistic and many people noticed. Duke Ellington parents were both talented and musical. Ellington rejected an art scholarship and instead decided to devote his time to his first…

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    Duke Ellington Duke Ellington was a famous jazz musician in the 1920s. He was the leader of a band and composed songs such as “Ko-Ko”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing”, and “Cotton Tail”. The jazz he played was distinctive just like his band was. Ellington was more than just a musician, however. Many people thought he was an apolitical man, however this was untrue. Ellington, like most Americans, practiced his rights in politics. Duke Ellington spent his life focused on…

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    Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 29, 1899. The name “Duke” was a nickname given to him because of his choice of clothing. Duke’s parent both worked to live a decent life his mother a domestic and his father a butler who had a part-time catering business. Duke studied piano since the age of seven and was influences by pianist, James Johnson and Willie the Lion Smith. He wrote his first song “The Soda Fountain Rag”, at the age of seventeen. This title was influenced by a…

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    In 1997, Duke Power made its first big merger that would set the future of Duke Energy. Duke Power purchased PanEnergy Corp for $7.4 billion in order to help the utility company branch out nationally. After this buyout Duke Power changed its name to Duke Energy Corporation in order to set a new platform for expansion and growth. At the time Duke Energy had net assets of $13.5 billion while PanEnergy had $7.6 billion. The merger was a necessity for both companies because the gas and electricity…

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    Duke Energy: Duke Energy

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    Duke Energy has been addressing the environment, energy security, and the increasing energy prices by offering a wide variety of incentive programs that enhance energy efficiency. The financial position of a utility is affected as they spend on these programs. One way earnings are affected is through recovery of the program’s direct costs; another is decreased sales, and investor spending on energy efficiency instead of investing in supply-side resources. Program cost recovery, lost margin…

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    1. Mr. Goebel and other African American candidates are casualties of racial separation due to the organization's enlisting strategy. The employing strategy was not purposeful, but rather it resulted in a divergent effect. African American candidates are more averse to hold a secondary school confirmation or GED and normal lower scores on the IQ test contrasted with White hopefuls. The IQ test is not applicable to the capacity to play out the Assistant Manager part inside the organization. Per…

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    to challenge. In Margaret Atwood’s “My Last Duchess”, this happens to be the case for her female protagonist when her class studies a poem by Robert Browning that is also titled “My Last Duchess”, in which a Duke had his Duchess killed for his own selfish reasons. Unexpectedly, the young girl’s interpretation of the Duke is vastly different from the rest of her class, thereby leading her to struggle with having a contentious opinion in addition to dealing with the realities of womanhood and…

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    1. The first example that exposes the ego and self-centeredness of the Duke was in his introduction of the Duchess to the envoy. He describes her as a prized possession that can only be revealed to whomever he chooses. The Duke reiterates the name Fra Pandolf as the painter, so that the envoy will recognize his affluence, making it safe for the audience conclude that Fra Pandolf could not have been just an ordinary artist, but a well-known and expensive artist. The Duke’s admiration for the…

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