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    Musicking The Now Analysis

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    On the surface, one might not think that the great Italian opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi and the acclaimed indie group Dinosaur Jr. have much in common. One concert, for instance, took place in an intimate performing arts center to an attentive and quietly reverent audience while the other in a loud, rough-and-tumble rock venue to a lively and informal audience. Indeed, there may appear to be no similarities between the effortlessly skilled classical stylings of the UNT College of Music and the deliberately ramshackle indie sound of Dinosaur Jr. However, with these two concerts, we see Christopher Small’s concept of “musicking” in full effect and, critically, two different forms of the same musical elitism. In his novel Musicking: The…

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    There are many effects prejudices have on both historical and modern societies. These prejudices are apparent in Price of Love and La Traviata, where the female protagonists are each harshly judged by society for their professions. Montaigne thoroughly addressed such prejudices and decoded societal perceptions of “barbarous” acts. Modern societies as a whole, however, are often quick to place judgements without offering resolutions. In both Price of Love and La Traviata, the female protagonists…

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    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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    I could hear the water in the lake behind moving ever so slowly, but just enough for me to know that I wanted to stay forever. I felt like I was rich and had the biggest and most beautiful house on the entire planet. I remember dancing around with Hippo in the living room singing, “I am rich, la la la! I am rich la la la!” After I stopped dancing and singing, I then thought to myself “ This is paradise.” As I placed my placed my hand on the little statue next to me, I could feel my heart start…

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    Best Concert Reflection

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    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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    Though The Pearl (by Steinbeck) is, on the surface, viewed as a prejudice and sexist book, there are different ways it can be read and interpreted. It is the story of a pear diver named Kino, and it demonstrates how mans’ nature can make him evil and greedy. The book sets general gender roles for the characters depicted. It also shows the function of the social class of the time. Even still, The Pearl shows that women are smart and strong when it comes to protecting the family. The Pearl is a…

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    The opportunity for career advancement within the Social Security Administration is what motivates me to work harder, take on more projects, and continuously study the law. It is in the agency 's best interest to have a legal assistant that goes above the call of duty and possesses the talent, legal knowledge, and competencies necessary to not only accomplish the mission but also exceed external customers ' satisfaction. Pursuing my Master 's degree is part of reaching the ultimate goal of…

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    Soccer or perhaps football is not just any sport; it is a way of life. I first started playing soccer when I was six years old back where come from, Bahrain. In Bahrain, soccer is the number one sport as it’s the most watched and the most played. So, the question that if I will continue to participate in playing soccer is defiantly, and without any hesitation, a yes. I play soccer because it is my favorite hobby and it has the greatest form of sportsmanship and teamwork. Soccer is a sport that…

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    One day Kino, a poor fisherman, finds “the greatest pearl in the world” (Steinbeck 10). Consequently, this event sets up a major conflict in the novella, The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. Kino, a poor fisherman, Juana, his wife, and Coyotito, their baby, live in a hut in a city called La Paz located in the Gulf of Mexico. During the novella, Coyotito is stung by a scorpion, causing multiple conflicts. The next day Kino goes fishing and finds a pearl that forever changes him and his family’s life. As…

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    Romero and Harris state that La Malinche was also known as La Llorona (“Some say that the spirit of La Malinche is La Llorona. Here Gaspar de Alba succinctly summarizes a classical variation of the malice story/myth.” pg.67) Rodriguez never stated in his passage that Malinche was also known as La Llorona. It must be a story/myth that was made up over the years in Mexico. Romero and Harris state that because of the betrayal of Malinches’ tribe she is given a consequence of the eternally fighting,…

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