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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 in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the dixieland and swing era. Fletcher Henderson was born in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1897. He grew up in a middle-class African-American family. His father, Fletcher H. Henderson Sr. (1857–1943), was the…

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    The Swing Thing Analysis

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    documentary, Paul Whiteman was the reason for how Swing started in 1924 when he instructed George Gershwin to write “Rhapsody in Blue”, “The first pieces of symphonic jazz… A style of music that would influence classical composers,” (00:05:52-00:06:21). Moreover, the film explained the great importance Louis Armstrong’s inspiration had towards the development of Swing music, such as, the way he utilized improvisation and the feel of swing in his music. Armstrong’s style reflected a mixture of…

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    Contextual Architecture In 2003 my family moved to a house in a newly built part of town in the neighborhood of Lamplight Village. Based on the Lamplight Village painting by Thomas Kinkade, it was beautiful. Not what you would expect from a Las Vegas home, but beautiful nonetheless. The facade of the two story home was light brown horizontal wood siding with big chocolate colored shutters, only for show of course. It had a spacious covered porch, a picturesque window seat and large leafy trees…

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    Las Vegas is best known for their casinos, 24-hour bars/convenient stores and being the city that never sleeps. But for Las Vegas residents, it’s known as a kill zone for pedestrians Las Vegas ranked 15th of 34 major U.S. cities for pedestrian deaths with 2,500 walkers killed per 100,000 residents according to the National Highway Safety Administration in a LA Times article. I want you to understand who, what, and how we are all affected by this Las Vegas issues that is increasing rapidly. On a…

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    “You’ve read the story of Jesse James, of how he lived and died. If you’re still in need; of something to read, here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.” This is the opening stanza from a poem written by Bonnie Parker herself, titled “The Trail’s End”. The story of Bonnie and Clyde is definitely one that was remembered, which is what they both wanted. They spent the majority of their young lives together on the run from the police. The impact they had on the world around them is one that lasted…

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    Advanced Tech Reflection

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    Advance Tech Writing Reflection/Team Reflection Imagine that you recently had a car accident and you were partially responsible. If you had to write and tell your parents about the accident, what might you say? Imagine how you might tell the story differently to your friends, or insurance company. Which details would you share with each group and which would you leave out? Would the order in which you told the various details be different? As one can see in this story, the way the story is told…

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    Speech On Self-Driving

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    I was reminded of the nostalgia film series, Back to the Future, when Nike recently unveiled their self-lacing shoe as a community tribute to the actor, Michael J. Fox, who played the infamous time traveler character in the movies known as Marty McFly. Having watched the movies as a child with my father a handful of times and hearing about the new shoes, I realized how our technology is vastly advancing to meet the movie’s reality with our growing technology. Think about it, we have Elon Musk to…

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    Becoming A Mentor

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    in her school to be a part of the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation. I believe it takes a village to raise a child. This platform is not only about what I can do but what we can do collaboratively. The Miss Teen Promise Female Scholarship and Preparatory Program is an organization that gives back to communities in Arkansas through volunteerism, mentoring and education. Similar to Miss America Organization, it serves to empower young women to be successful by providing scholarship funds for…

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    Soccer Captain Roles

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    Swansea City Swansea City Captain: Ashley Errol Williams Ashley Errol Williams is a Captain for both Swansea and Wales. The Wales International is a massive player for the team, as Swansea established as a Premier League Club. 17-Team: Tottenham Tottenham Captain: Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris is the one of best goalkeeper in the Premier League. The France International is handed a Captain's armband at the start of this season. 18-Team: Watford Watford Captain: Deeney Watford Captain Deeney…

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    Fletcher Toliver Jr. November 1, 2016 Dr. Barnes AP English & Composition Précis Chapter 1 In the chapter one of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, written by American Poet Maya Angelou, explains how when she and her older sibling, Bailey, were forced to move to Stamps, Arkansas. According to Maya, They were wearing tags with the text “To Whom it May Concern”. She supports this explanation by describing how their parents sent them by train with a porter from California to Stamps, Arkansas to…

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