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    Listening to the music produced by Bessie Smith called St. Louis Blues, some musical aspects come out clearly. Coming to be known as one of the fundamental jazz plays in history, it has comprised of the blues aspect in the rhythmic flow, a quality that had not been explored. The song by Bessie Smith uses the famous saxophone as the foremost redundant melodic flow that accompanies by Bessie Smith singing. There is also the vibraphone that is played in the background. The combination of these instruments bring out the jazzy flow coined with the rhythm and blues aspect making the song one of a kind. In the first listen, the expression of the singer, which seems acoustic in nature despite the background play bring out the message in the song. Based as a description of what used to mare the African American community, the song expresses the anguish especially in the tone of the song. The somber nature expressed in the lyrics of the song are in conjunction with the soft but squeaky musical instruments. The musical instruments in the first few seconds of the song are also catchy, with it taking twist from the opening tango melodies to the jazzy and blues musical arrangements.…

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    Both of these women are very strong characters. A Streetcar Named Desire is entirely focused on Blanche and her delusions. Towards the end of The Glass Menagerie, Amanda reverts back to being the most popular girl in Blue Mountain. She is also assuming that the gentleman caller will take on look at Laura and want to marry her, thus securing Amanda and Laura’s future. Both of these women characters are very strong. Since Williams’ sister Rose and mother were the only women with whom he had a…

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    the French defeat though, with the end of the war it eventually lead to the United States acquisition of Missouri as a territory from the Louisiana Purchase. Travel to the mid-west and specifically to the area that would become Missouri was easier than most areas of the United States and many groups took advantage of this travel. One group that took advantage of this was the Germans. German immigrants began coming to the Missouri area in the eighteen forties and fifties. Unlike the immigration…

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    The country was divided on the subject of slavery especially in Alton where Illinois was a free state, but St. Louis, Missouri across the river, was considered a slave state. The year is 1837 and the slavery movement is well underway. Many people condone slavery because it will make their life easier. It will cost the owner a lot less to by 2 slaves at $1,500 each, (CITE THIS) than to pay for someone to work their land every year or pay for a maid to clean their house that will cost them…

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    school of Arts and Research in Chicago and the Dunham School in New York. After she disbanded her dance company in 1964, she moved on to becoming a teacher at Southern Illinois University (SIU). Darlene Roy explained that Dunham turned the time of the sensibilities of the black students on campus because there were very few African American professors or artists and residences at that point in time; Dunham gave us a sense of completeness, pride, and sense of owning some portion of that facility.…

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    Ice Hockey Research Paper

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    Throughout history, the evolution of sports has persisted as a prominent and alluring global phenomenon in which, over the years, has developed as a cultural tradition in our daily lives. Despite the countless variety of sports that exist, all admirers share the mutual aspect of holding unified joy during practice or observation of the sport. Because of this, sports allow people to become socially consolidated in an effort to support their favorite sport’s team and celebrate the concept of…

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    Many of us have heard of the Central West End, but we do not know where it is or where it starts when entering St. Louis. Well, Central West End Starts at West of Midtown and runs down the city corridor (History of St. Louis Neighborhoods), which is a belt of, land connecting two areas together (Merriam-Webster Online). The neighborhoods are North Delmar Boulevard, South Oakland, Chouteau Avenues, West DeBaliviere, and lastly Forest Park by Vandeventer Avenue (History of St. Louis…

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    perfectly summarizes the point Tennessee Williams strove to exemplify in many of his works. Thomas Lanier Williams, better known as Tennessee Williams, was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus Mississippi. He spent the first seven years of his life in the south, and the people, experiences, and lifestyles there greatly influenced his most famous works. Williams trained in playwriting at the University of Iowa and graduated in 1938 (Shuman 1652). In 1955, his play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof received a…

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    Journal 2 This week I was able to do a small site visit when I turned in my paperwork. Unfortunately, I was not able to see where they kept the children because my background check and other important information had not yet been processed, but I was still able to get a good idea of what volunteering at the St. Louis Crisis Nursery will be like. When I first pulled up, I was very surprised at the building the nursery was in. I was expecting a fun environment which would be filled with toys…

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    of the increase of leisure time and demand for entertainment, sports rapidly became a part of mainstream life and politics. By 1930, sports had drawn a within itself an ability to draw large crowds of not just spectators but followers, enthusiasts, and commentators. This led nations to understand that sports have such a strong cultural appeal and understand when Penelope Kissoudi said “sport is capable of bringing together a large number of people and that increasingly it has played an…

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