Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners

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  • How Did Pete Seeger Impact Society

    Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919 in Patterson, NY. Having been raised in a musical family, Seeger picked up a love for music throughout his childhood years. He later became one of the most well known American folk singers. Seeger spent the first years of his career collaborating with singer-songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Both artists, Seeger and Guthrie, shared similar point of views, in that they were both social activists. In 1948, Seeger continued his music with an American folk quartet called The Weavers. Not long after Pete Seeger had joined The Weavers, he was blacklisted by the government, causing the end of the quartet group. Although the group ended, Seeger continued to record and perform songs. Pete Seeger’s songs impacted the American people in many ways, mainly because he was an activist of so many different social issues. He was an environmental activist, an anti-war activist, and a civil right activist. In 1966, Seeger recorded the song ‘Bring them Home’ as an anti-war song and protest towards the Vietnam War. This song had sort of a happy tone to it, representing the peace he was trying to promote. It is seen in several videos of his concerts online, how he would greatly unite the crowd with this song. Additionally, Seeger supports his protest against the war with several different reasons. One of those reasons includes that he had experienced war when he served during World War II. As a matter of fact, in his song ‘Waist Deep in the Big Muddy’, he tells a…

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  • Rock And Roll In American Culture

    Rock and Roll began with jazz, blues, folk, and gospel, and from there, it has morphed into the almost all-encompassing classification that we label the genre today. Throughout the history of Rock and Roll music, it has been an example of evolution, not just in the music industry, but in American culture. The history of Rock and Roll is intertwined with our nation’s history, oftentimes being a catalyst for our country's progress. Today, Rock and Roll exists as a beautiful collection of sounds…

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  • R & B Breakup Song, End Of The Road

    this song. This song achieved worldwide achievements. This song spent a record breaking thirteen weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It also won Grammys for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best R&B song. “It is ranked as the 6th most successful song of the 1990-99 decade. Methodology Generic Criticism is a practice within rhetorical criticism for exploring artifacts in terms of their genre: “the set of generic expectations, conventions, and constraints…

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Analysis

    The creation of the Keystone XL Pipeline is an issue that has become the subject of national debate for the past couple of years. On one hand, there are those that believe it should be built because of its economic benefits. On the other hand, there are those who are against its creation because of the environmental damage it could cause and the communities it could ruin. Because of how divided people are over its creation, President Barack Obama has had to address the issue several times as…

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  • Juke Box Musical Analysis

    The musical has gone through many changes in its lifetime. Its has been developed, explored and performed in millions of theatres around the world. But what really are the foundations of the art form itself? All of the three elements are really important, but there is one that stands out and has changed the most. That would be the music. The music has served the musical in many ways. It serves the characters extended feelings of fulfillment and gives the audience something to hum out of the…

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  • The Trouble With The Curve Analysis

    While indulging in a binge watching weekend I spotted one of my all-time favorite films. Recently placed on Amazon prime Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. There are so many reasons why I love this movie. First and foremost it is the romance aspect, being that I am truly a romantic at heart, I can never pass up a romantic comedy. The second reason is that it’s a movie about baseball. I love a good baseball game and how could I pass up a baseball movie with some good…

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  • Summary Of Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

    Throughout history mankind has battled temptation, greed, and guilt. These three issues are forever lasting in the world in a wide array of cultures and time periods. In Mark Twain’s, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, Twain explains his views on the themes of temptation, greed ,and guilt. Temptation is no stranger. Each person faces temptation daily. In the case of the people of Hadleyburg, they were tempted when an unsuspecting man delivers a sack of gold. The stranger does not give…

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  • Plainsong Character Analysis

    A Village to Raise a Child “Help me, Mama. I need you to help me.” “It’s too late for that, the woman said. You got yourself into this, you can just get out of it” (Haruf 10). Parents are a main source of comfort and care for children. However, in Plainsong, parent abandonment is a main theme. Ike, Bobby, and Victoria are three characters whose lives change drastically from decisions of their parents. However, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The abandonment of their parents causes hard…

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  • Chris Tomlin And John Lennon: An Analysis

    Music is usually something that everyone can relate to. Music has conformed over many years and will continue too many years to come. The numerous genres of music have made it possible to touch many different lives, because not everyone likes the same music. Music is something that is different to everyone. Some may use music to help lift their spirit, and then someone else may use it to calm down their self. No matter how you use music in your own individual way, it is something that our world…

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  • Who Is Selena Quintanilla

    This essay will be about important events in the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez, from beginning to end. Her life was filled with success but unfortunately, she did not live a very long life. She was a famous Tejano singer and a fashion designer, she performed in the band, Selena y los Dinos. Selena was born on April 16th, 1971 in Lake Jackson Texas to Marcella & Abraham Quintanilla. She was the youngest of 3 children, her brother is AB and her sister is Suzette Quintanilla. As children…

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