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    Cannon was born in San Diego, California, to Televangelist James Cannon and bookkeeper Beth Hackett. His folks separated when he was a child, so he grew up on a back and forth basis between California and North Carolina. At 8 years old, Nick Cannon's granddad exposed him to the performance world when he gave him a few musical instruments. Before long, he changed from music to doing stand-up comic drama, using his dad's public access show as a platform. 8. More On Nick's Endeavors…

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    Thriller Analysis

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    When Thriller was first released, listeners could only expect greatness considering Michael Jackson’s prior experience in the music industry. Ever since he started singing at the age of just 5 years old, Jackson had stunned the world with his musical and performing skills. It is certainly an understatement to say this guy had already had some success in the industry before releasing Thriller. Coming off of his hugely-successful album, Off the Wall in 1980, he certainly had high expectations to…

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    the bands self-titled EP and was replaced by Jason James. www.BBC.co.uk.com the band then changed their name to Bullet For My Valentine and reworked their musical strategy. They decided to play heavy metal songs and released their final EP before record labels actually began to notice their potential of being a good band. Their success has grown and continued ever…

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    more upbeat tone than her previous two, being more thematically about love. Unfortunately, a few years later she was divorced, with Sean Penn being portrayed the…

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    Critics Cryin' All the Time; Elvis Presley's Television Controversy A musician will go through many moments that define their career or them as a person. These moments typically have large impacts and strong causes that lead up to the event and will most likely have either positive of negative outcomes. Usually a moment in a musician’s career will have some sort of influence on their appearance, but sometimes that can change the overall view of the artist and the genre. When a moment or an…

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    the three’s social circle and fans. Background of Controversy Both Taylor Swift and Kanye West have had a bumpy relationship together over the past couple years which led to this controversy. On September 13th, 2009, Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift acceptance award during the MTV Video Music Awards. A year later in the 2010 MTV VMA Awards, Taylor Swift performs a forgiving song in tribute the incident called Innocent. Although Kanye West has been inconsistent with his apologies to Taylor…

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    The 1920s and 30s were a time of renewal and revival for the city of Harlem. This period of time has been dubbed “the Harlem Renaissance.” One of the artists at the head of this movement was Louis Armstrong. “Satchmo” or “Pops” as he was often called, released many important works, many of which are performed to this day (ABiography.com (Eds.), n.d.). His music has resonated throughout the world from his time to our time. Louis Armstrong was one of the most prolific jazz artists of the…

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    Tainted Love Analysis

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    "Tainted Love Or Tainted Music" Musician, songwriter, and record producer of the 50's and 60's Ed Cobb wrote the memorable song "Tainted Love" in 1964. Cobb's profession of musician and songwriter has been marked as a renowned songwriter of his time. Cobb played in the band the Four Preps and wrote for several famous musical artists like the Standells, Fleetwood Mac, and Pink Floyd, just to name a few. The talents of Cobb's work has boosted musicians fame with the enjoyment of his lyrics. His…

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    courageous she has been for these past years. "At a pivotal moment her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation's constant drive towards equality and acceptance for all" (Ehrbar "Medal of Freedom"). When she came out of the closet back in February 1997, it was a time when being gay was not as openly accepted. This affected her career, but after a while people started to open up more and now almost twenty years later everyone loves…

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    Art Theme

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    experiences and how he overcame the misfortunes, Donnie McClurkin began to create motivational songs in order to express himself. (Borden) Donnie McClurkin’s songs are recognized on a professional level because of his record labels and a multitude of awards — including three Grammys. In his songs Donnie McClurkin says, “Yes you can, you can do anything if you try, just try” (McClurkin). This section shares the theme because it says that if you try to focus on possibilities, anything can happen…

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