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    Fred Astaire The turn of the 20th century represented the beginning of a new era that beared a critical influence on the way we entertain. The American culture went through a drastic metamorphosis by pushing conventional ideals to the limit. The style of jazz music emerged, inspiring newer styles of dance including tap dancing. A pivotal moment in the dawning of the age of jazz certainly can be traced to the sheer effervescence and charisma captured in the way Fred Astaire danced in the style of tap, as well as with a partner. Fred Astaire’s groundbreaking and timeless dance style further supports that dance is a beautiful interconnection of expression and pure entertainment. In the early days, Fred was not always in the spotlight, nor did…

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    Gene Kelly Research Paper

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    From the beginning this mentality integrated itself into Kelly’s dance style. His brother Fred relates that “Gene wanted to have a masculine image, so we [the studio] never wore tights or short pants on the boys” (Frank 174). Kelly fused his rugged personal attitude “with a muscular style of jazz tap dancing that was digging, loud, and strong” (Hill 185). The dancer’s Irish heritage shines through more than mere brute force; “some elements of the Irish tradition of jig and clog resonate in…

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    Trope Music Analysis

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    One such example can be found in the Rogers-Astaire classic Swing Time (George Stevens, 1936). In the final number of the film, “Never Gonna Dance,” after an arduous off-and-on romantic connection to Penny (Ginger Rogers), Lucky (Fred Astaire) sings pleadingly to her in order to “win her back”. This musical number is among the most compelling and magical romance numbers in musical history. Part of this magic comes from the flawless, dreamlike aesthetics of the number- from the pristine,…

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    Employee Evaluation Essay

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    In my opinion, and from my past experiences being reviewed and reviewing my employees, Rita’s strategy has a solid foundation to it. By allowing the employee to self-evaluate, a manager has the opportunity so see how the employee views themselves, and their job prior to a face to face meetings. This gives the manager a good “feel” on the employee’s mindset, and allows them to formulate the most beneficial review for all parties involved. By Rita using this technique, she has the opportunity…

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    Donald Trump Plan Analysis

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    Question 1.) “What is the main purpose or key question of the article?” “The Trump Plan” is an article written by the editors at the National Review. The article evaluates Donald Trump’s views on immigration. While the writers are relaying his views to the reader in a seemingly civil way, they do take subtle shots at Donald Trump. Someone who they referred to within the text as “The Donald” (THE EDITORS 2015, p. 14). The Purpose of this article is to inform the reader of the infamous…

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    Being a senior in high school was stressful for me, specially when I wanted to go to University of Arizona. I knew I could of got in because my GPA was high, but I also knew I couldn 't afforded living on campus like I wanted to. After over thinking my opinions about loans, grants, FASHA, and scholarships I decided to try to get a scholarship. Sadly, I didn 't get it because I missed two parts of the requirements (tax information and a letter of recommendation). Since I only had three more…

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    Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Amelia Earhart was a very important woman in history. She was a role model for women and pilots all around the world. But something happened to her that has confused people and scientists for years. “July 2,1937, Amelia Earhart and Fredrick Noonan were reported missing in the Lockheed plane around Howland Island which is in the Pacific Ocean.” (1) What started out as a fun challenge for Earhart and her copilot Noonan turned into the biggest mystery we have ever…

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    murder. Throughout the play there are many themes that the author displays including religion, violence, and crime; the author uses many different drama terms to illustrate these themes. The drama terms include dialogue, character, tragedy, the antagonist and the setting. One of the most important themes of the play is the link between religion and homosexuality. The author depicts this theme through the use of the character’s dialogue. The dialogue that displays the theme of religion is the…

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    Leader Match is leadership training program developed by Fiedler, Chemers, and Mahar; it is an adaptation of Fiedler’s contingency model (Jago and Ragan, 1986). Taking the contingency theory a step further, Leader Match focuses on the same two factors: leadership style and leadership situation (Jago and Ragan, 1986). The leadership style is determined by the score on the Least Preferred Co-Worker scale (Jago and Ragan, 1986). The situational factor is determined by the leader-member relations,…

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    A Summary Of Civic Culture

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    Bunce and Beissinger present the perils of democracy within countries around the world. The example of a puzzle is used in order to identity the components that contribute to the demise of a democratic regime. So what are the pieces of the puzzle that explain the fall of democracy? The first piece is relative to public opinion. The second piece represents the dysfunctional political institutions. Finally, the third piece of the puzzle is the role of politicians in terminating democracy (Bunce &…

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