Rayford Austin Dr. Stevenson English 132-19 Paper 4- Informative Paper 20 October 2013 The Great Depression Breaks Apart Jazz Bands By meshing together African American and European American cultures, Jazz was founded. Jazz was founded in the Roaring Twenties and thrived after the First World War. “The youth of the 1920's was influenced by jazz to rebel against the traditional culture of previous generations. This youth rebellion went hand-in-hand with fads such as bold fashion statements (flappers) and new radio concerts,” (The Jazz Age) reports one website. The Great Depression abruptly halted Bands progression in the Jazz Age because of the expenses associated with bands, decrease in the demand for live music, and the separation that the draft caused.
As Mr. Holland discovers, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success. During his 31 years as a high school music teacher, Mr. Holland encounters many obstacles, one of which was the birth of his deaf son, Cole Holland. Mr. Holland, whose world revolves around his love of music, feels he can't connect with his son if his son can't hear music. He uses his music to hide from facing the reality of the situation with his son and other issues in his life. The experiences he has because of his music, guide him to a place of understanding towards the end of his career about his life and his son--this is his opus or greatest work.
Blood Brothers Evaluation Opening Paragraph: On the 17th of May I went to see an excellent production of ‘Blood Brothers’ at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End. Before I went to see the production I thought the production was just a musical of two brothers who were together, but after seeing it has been running in the production for the last 28 years I think it is because it’s a fantastic production that everyone would want to see again. The main theme of the musical was the separation of the two twins, there were other issues explored, for example love, separation, pregnancy and death. I thought that the most powerful issue in the musical I explored was love because I felt that it was a war between them loving each other. The musical
City Ballet What do a ballet dancer do when he in the age of fifty has to face, that the carrier he has spend all his life building up, is irrevocably over? Jacques d’Amboise, one of New York City Ballets leading dancers refused accepting that what he had learned in his 36 years in George Balanchine’s world-famous company no longer could be used to anything. He has always seen it as an obligation to make his art open for ordinary people, and therefore he decided now to start a ballet school specially designed for children who might not otherwise afford ballet lessons. We find him on a public school in one of New Yorks Puerto Rican areas, where he is currently getting new students to his school, The National Dance Institute. The one class
We recently watch a drama called Dare 2 Hope that was performed in Calderglen High School on the main stage in the street by Cutting Edge Theatre Company. The drama was set in present day and based on the experience of three friends, Liam, Josh and Suzy who are all under pressure mostly because of their fathers. At the start of the drama the three friends were having a fight off and not helping each other up and not working together as a team, but once Liam and Suzy died it flashbacks to show us what they should have done. They should of worked together as a group friends and helped each other back up and they should of be able to talk to one and other about they worries and problems, and most importantly Josh should of try to stop they from jumping off the cliff.
Similar to a solo singer with a spectacularly talented band, if the singer doesn’t show up for the show, people are going home. If the band doesn’t show up, the singer sings acappella and instantly turns the show into an “unplugged/acoustic” event. From concessions to groundskeepers to ticket takers, a Major League Baseball game does not take place without the support of many departments. When the 2006 contract negotiations were about to begin, the MLBPA knew that they could not be as firm on demands as they were in the past due to the fact that they did not want to get involved in future labor strikes or lockouts. The MLBPA did, however, want to ensure that the players they represent were being treated fairly, particularly those that were not the “star” players.
When Neil Perry is up late at night, just after his dad harshly instructs him to take part in military school and medical school, we don’t know what is going to take effect. It was then the mysterious and slightly eerie music cued in, a hold of suspense with no doubt should have erected through the audience, and we knew something immense was about to take part. Sound in this film plays a key part in to getting the audience intrigued and thinking more agile towards the many scenes. The element of film shot was used in this film to exhibit how far the characters have developed. Peter Weir was able establish the theme and enjoyment for the audiences, as it gives us the insightful view of the scene.
The anxiety, the wait, the days leading up to the day had nearly killed me. I had never wanted a day to come so fast so badly. My father had taken me to numerous concerts before, but this one, I was just too excited for. I dont know if it was the love for the band, my basic love for concerts, or my love for the venue, but I had never been more anxious to go see a concert. The band was Shinedown, the venue is The House of Blues in Atlantic City, and there was just no better place to see the concert.
He always daydreams about applying to singing contest on television show and perform in front of the school. However, he is shy and has little confident in himself when it comes to performing in front of strangers. He does not like to do presentations in front of classes, whenever he has to do a presentation he will tremble and talks very fast. One morning, while Lok is walking to school, he sees his best friend running towards him. He surprises and asks what had happened, his friend Jason, told Lok that there was a Chinese singing contest application at school.
Upon a plea from his friend, David Filby (Mark Addy) to back down on his theories and studies to keep quiet and a more complacent professor, Alexander shrugs off Mark and tests his newly built time machine by immediately doing what he set out to do to begin with, to go and prevent the death of his love, Emma. When he arrives exactly four years in the past, he seeks out Emma and makes it a point to avoid the park this time, but instead attempt to relive that day perfectly. He asks for her hand in marriage right there in the street and goes off to a store to get her flowers. Then, upon purchase he sees Emma get hit by a reckless automobile. Alexander,