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    Every word spoken was given great thought before execution. The techniques used when inventing this speech followed all five cannons of rhetoric. Touching each facet of the audience lives he reinforced the Dr. Kings true message to the community by painting a picture of what Dr. King would say if he returned to Church of God in Memphis, "I fought for freedom, he would say, but not for the freedom of people to kill each other with reckless abandonment, not for the freedom of children to have children and the fathers of the children walk away from them and abandon them as if they don 't amount to anything. I fought for people to have the right to work, but not to have whole communities and people abandoned. That is not what I lived and died for” (Jehl, 1993)…

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    “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flow from heaven to the soul (Monet).” Feeling good was originally written in 1965, by Nina Simone. This song has been used in the popular culture such as, “Point of No Return” and “Six Feet Under”. A song cover was later done by Jennifer Hudson in 2011, and Lauryn Hill in 2015. Although Nina Simone wrote the song, Jennifer Hudson sang it better due to melody, rhythm, and…

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    As said by Bertrand Russell, “War does not determine who is right - only who is left.” It took me by surprise when I was walking by a store there happened to be a young man in a ragged united states military uniform sitting on the ground with a coffee can in between his boots. “Spare change for a soldier?”, Asked the young man. He looked up and asked a woman walking by. “Oh, you poor dear, All I have is 5 dollars on me”, said the woman with a doleful look on her face. I happened to be…

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    Some of their music, such as singles on the album Viva La Vida, are more rock based and not quite as quiet and simple, but Yellow is still a good representation overall. The song starts off with a thirty-second instrumental intro. It starts off very soft and slow and around halfway through the tempo speeds up and volume increases to build into the song. This builds drama and tension within the song, which is very catchy to the listener. The instrumental sounds like a slight rock melody, but not…

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    the world’s best-selling girl groups in history. Beyoncé is an American songwriter, singer, dancer, actress, multi-platinum, fashion designer, record producer, choreographer, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist. Beyoncé later started a solo career with her debut album “Dangerously in Love”, becoming one of music’s top-selling artists with sold out tours and a number of awards. Beyoncé had also starred in several films, including “Dream Girls” and “Goldmember”. In 2008 she married hip-hop…

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    Daft Punk Research Paper

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    project is called Daft Punk. The album that I chose from this band is called Random Access Memory. The album came out in May 17, 2013. Daft Punk produces electronic music. The music in this album though is very upbeat getting you excited and making you want to dance. However, if you’re ever tired, this album has some relaxing music too. In the band, there are two men named Guy Manwell Decristo and Thomas Bangualtor. The two guys play bass, drums, keyboard, and are mainly dj’s. One very…

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    Lady Saw Research Paper

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    able to portray a cultural norm in the Caribbean of infidelity, also known as “horning” [3], from the view of a female being in control. In society, infidelity it is often frowned upon and the female in the situation is made to seem less of herself while the male may be praised. ‘Saw’ does the opposite in her video where she embraces the role of a dominant figure and even goes to boast that the male significant other is hers, even going to extents to objectifying men which is not the usual…

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    Six years later, and Swift’s fame has increasingly skyrocketed since her Fearless Tour. Swift’s third album, Speak Now won Favorite Country Album in 2011. Her fourth album, Red (2012) was nominated for the Juno Award, and Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2014, Swift’s pop-focused album 1989 won three Grammy Awards. As well as this, Swift has won many more awards and nominations for her incredible work. Since 2012, it is evident that Swift’s music has greatly shifted from country music to…

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    The Grammy Museum

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    While heading to Grammy Museum I was able to arrive before it open, I waited for about 15 minutes outside. While waiting I was able to walk around and see the Grammy Awards that have been won throughout the years. They were displayed on the sidewalk heading towards the Museum. I was able to identity some bands and artists that I knew such as; Ray Charles, Norah Jones as well as Green Day. I was truly surprised to have seen these names displayed. Outside of the museum I was able to hear a variety…

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    Michael Jackson Thriller

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    Michael Jackson’s sixth album, “Thriller,” is Michael's one of the most famous album. The album was released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records and have won eight Grammy Awards in 1984. Even till today it’s still the best selling album in music. It have a totally of nine songs, including, “Beat it,” “Billie Jean,” “The Girl is Mine,” “Thriller,” and many more. The songs on the album includes pop, rock, R&B, funk, and disco. Most of the songs are in the format of simple verse chorus where…

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