She decided to write a book on her own to share her experiences and to help guide those that are considering a career in the arts. She states, “What I came up with in the end was not the story of my life, but the autobiography of my voice” (p. xvii). In the next few chapters she discusses her family, education and apprenticeship. She was raised in New York; both of her parents were musicians and her home was always filled with music. She wrote many songs and poetry, beginning in junior high.
She’s known at her shows for her impromptu style; she’ll perform a brand new song at random, or do a call-and-response section in the middle of her song unbeknownst to her band and/or back-up singers. What I like about her is her resistance to the status quo, her sounds has been to her original style for over ten years. Badu’s fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) will be released on March 30, 2010. While it is important to know all about my favorite singer, I cannot say she is the first to have such a diverse style. She was heavily influenced by no other than the late, great, “Lady of Song,” Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.
In neither the book nor the movie did Janie want to marry the old stranger, and she ended up leaving him for another guy, Jody Starks. Because of Jody's constriction, Janie never felt as though she was living her life to her fullest. Both the book and the movie note Janies love and conection with nature. Unlike in the book, the movie missed out on alot of details that the book had had. For one, in the book Janie tells Phobe her story from when she found out she was colored, the movie did not have that in it.
Aaliyah was raised by her father, mother and brother Rashad Haughton in Detroit. At age 9 she appeared on "Star Search" (1983), the TV program and sang "My Funny Valentine", a song which her mother had sung years earlier. At age 11, she sang with Gladys Knight in a five-night stint in Las Vegas. In 1992, she began to work on her debut album with the help of singer R. Kelly. The album, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" was released in 1994 and received heavy praise.
The young entrepreneur is saving her money to purchase a new car and to attend college. Maddie wants to be an immigration lawyer, a patent attorney or a publicist but confesses that she has a few years to make up her mind. [ (BubbleGum Post, 2011) ] Once admitted into college, Maddie will hand her business over to her younger sister. Maddie has always had a passion for art but she hopes she can pursue it as a hobby. As of now, M3 girl design will continue to expand their business in many different
Songwriting Task: Comment on the difference between in approach of four different songwriters who compose in contrasting styles. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, otherwise known in popular culture as Lady Gaga, is a singer-writer who originated in New York. Lady Gaga is most known as a pop singer, composing mainly dance-pop and electronic songs. However, in her earlier years of music, before she met with fame under her pseudo-name, her music was much more driven by acoustic sounds, using real sounds such as piano and electric guitars so achieve a much more rock driven sound. Despite having made a shift in genres, Lady Gaga still manages to achieve a rock sound in many of her songs, working with rock producers and artists like Robert “Mutt” Lange and Queen’s guitarist Brian May.
Better remembered as Hannah Montana, Miley continued her acting and singing career away from The Disney Channel. Although Miley Cyrus maintains the same singing and acting abilities; her image has dramatically changed over the years influencing today’s society. Hannah Montana was a popular show in which a normal teenager girl, Miley, would transform into world renown pop-sensation Hannah Montana by night. Miley played Hannah Montana on and off the air, traveling across the globe wearing a blonde wig, performing in front of millions of young girls who were crazy for her. Miley sang songs which related to girls ages 12 and younger.
She began studying for her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She wanted more control over her music, so she opened her own production and publishing company. She also began producing and composing television and music scores. During this time, not fully focused on recording an album it was another two years until she came out with another album. In 1977 she released Blue Lights in the Basement, which was one of the top selling albums of the year.
She didn’t like it because it had no trees and in front of ever house was a little square of grass. She asked her dad if that was the house that they were going to live in because she didn’t like the place. As soon as they parked a woman with wild red hair came out to see them her name was Margaret Cadaver, or Mrs. Cadaver. She thought that there might be at least a barn or a river or at least a swimming hole, but there was nothing except for that square of grass. Later see knew that her mother’s birthday was coming up and her grandparents were coming to get her for a road trip.
Visual Arts and Poetry The Girl Powdering Her Neck by Cathy Song Portrait by Kitagawa Utamaro The poem Girl Powdering Her Neck was written by Hawaiian native Cathy Song. Cathy Song’s first piece of work The Picture Bride won her the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1983. Song’s father was Korean American and her mother Chinese American. Her interest in writing began very young, when she would journal her families’ experiences. Her first work was actually about her father and mother, her mother was a picture bride.