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    “Welcome to New York,” was all it took for me to wake me from my four hour and a half nap. I readjusted in my seat to look out the large window that my head had just been resting only to observe grimy white subway tiles and cracked gray concrete. Quickly, I realized that we were driving through the Lincoln Tunnel that connects New Jersey to New York City. The small, hazy, yellow lights that filled the tunnel bounced off the red velour bus seats, creating strange patterns; I held my breathe, waiting for the tunnel to end. As we exited the tunnel, every bus window was filled with a different collection of skyscrapers, so tall that even if you tilted your head you could not see the top of them from your window. My heart instantly swelled with…

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    Jennifer Taylor made one of the first historical accounts in 1972 in the book Australian Architecture Since 1960 under the chapter title The rational and the Robust. Taylor traced Brutalism through Le Corbusier, The Smithsons and then America and Japan, attributing The Hale School Memorial Hall in Perth by Marshall Clifton & Anthony Brand as the first building in Australia to exhibit a brutalist sensibility. Taylor says on the one hand Brutalism in Australia was deeply based on ethical…

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    As the crowd loosens up the only thing left is the doctor kneeling over a corpse. “Heart attack.(110)” he exclaims. The Doctor begins to look up the mayor and journalists and confirms that Ill had just died from a heart attack. “Must have been from joy” says the Mayor(136). Claire Zuchansian returns to the city to see Ill. As she pulls back the tablecloth to see his face, she hands over the promised check to the Mayor of Gullen. The Visit was a play demonstrating how wealth can overpower and…

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    wonderful time to listen to music and not worry about anything. Music became a big hit at home. The main focus of the time was to have fun and have a care free time. Culture, musical styles and entertainment all dramatically changed during the 1920s. People began to change the way they lived their lives in the twenties. More families lived in the cities than on farms in rural areas. The average income for an American family that lived in urban areas nearly doubled in the last five years (The…

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    Why Music Should Not be Censored By living in America, you are given rights that protect your individuality. The first amendment protects an individual right to state their opinion without any problems. The three types of freedom of speech are pure speech, speech- plus, and symbolic speech. Music is considered pure speech which is strongly protected by the government. So if this is true, why is an artist's music censored? The art written by a musician should not be censored. Starting as…

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    Riley B King Autobiography

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    in Kilmichael, Mississippi. By age seven he was doing the work of a grown man in the field. He was only nine when his mother died. He found inspiration in the music of the African American church. He dreamed of becoming a gospel singer and learned the rudiments of guitar from his preacher. He arranged with his employer to acquire his first guitar and taught himself further with mail-order instruction books. In his teens, he dropped out of school and returned to the Delta, where he drove a…

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    seemingly dreadful. The thought that I was traveling to New York gave me an unexplainable amount of excitement and I did not give a care in the world that I would be spending 26 hours in the same seat, on the same bus, with the same people in my eighth grade junior high class, because I was going to New York. Although I am now junior, I still remember each moment spent from the time I left Iowa, to the time I returned a week later. I believe that traveling to a place outside the streets of my…

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    Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. “Not heroism, but healing. Not nostrumus, but normalcy.” (Prentice Hall, 2000) Warren Harding’s promise of a “return to normalcy” after the calamity of World War I easily won him the election of 1920. Harding’s idea of disarmament earned him the respect of not only his own people but other world leaders eager to avoid another Great War. The Republican stability that many Americans came to love in this decade would cause the party to dominate all three…

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    the 20th century, the primary way of selling music was sheet music. Tin Pan Alley was a name given to those who were in the sheet music business: writers and publishers. About a hundred years ago, Tin Pan Alley got its start in New York City. Because of the many song writers plunking out their song ideas on rows of pianos sounded like a bunch of people banging tin cans, the locals began to call this Tin Pan Alley. 2. Who was Les Paul? What material(s) did he use to construct the first…

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    Jazz Compare and Contrast Jazz was the music of the 20’s people who listened to it back then were considered rebels. The artists that really got the ball rolling with this new sound was Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. These men changed the way people looked at music for ever. They come from different backgrounds but impact the music world in a long lasting way, which leads to their own situations by the end of their careers. These artists…

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