Scott Joplin had played in New York, and other great musicians followed in his footsteps. After The Original Dixieland Jazz Band played on Broadway, jazz musicians imitated the New Orleans sound. While not attaining the undisciplined and wildly erratic beat of New Orleans jazz, the popularity of jazz in New York increased drastically. The 1920s proved to be a Golden Age of jazz in New York. Jazz was diverse and appealed to people from every echelon of society.
Music and the American City Culture Diversity Paper Article: Nancy Yunhwa Rao, The Public Face of Chinatown: Actresses, Actors, Playwrights, and Audiences of Chinatown Theaters in San Francisco during the 1920s Gender inequality is a familiar topic in America. We have approached the ins and outs of the issue, taking action, publishing books, writing articles; the list goes on. A major instance where gender inequality comes to play, however less explored, is on the stage of opera houses in Chinatowns all across America. Opera houses took a striking hit in the 1920s and flourished throughout the decade., making its appearance in the hottest cities. This visionary form of art captured audiences of all backgrounds.
Swing music was dance music performed by big bands and featured complex solo improve acts by some of the best musicians in the scene. Swing was broadcast on the radio from coast to coast nightly and many Americans would tune in to dance all night to the upbeat tempo. In the 1930s, the Kansas City Jazz movement marked the transition from the big band style usually seen to the more improvised bebop. Bebop started to emerge in the 1940s and shifted from the danceable styles like swing, to more of a challenging musician’s music. Differing greatly from swing music, bebop was music that was supposed to be enjoyed by listening to and not danced to.
Tin Pan Alley paved the way for musical entertainment that we enjoy to this day. According to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The term “Tin Pan Alley” originally referred to W. 28th Street in New York around 1910 when during it’s heyday because songwriters would be creatively banging around on lower end pianos that you could hear from the street. Tin Pan Alley was the basis for traditional music that surrounds us to this day. Without the pianos that wailed their tunes through publisher’s doors beginning in 1880, people would have been deprived of the musical entertainment that Tin Pan Alley so strongly influenced. From Vaudeville, Broadway, and Hollywood musical movies, to ragtime, jazz, swing, and rock and roll, all the way to television variety shows after the depression; the pianos of Tin Pan Alley are credited for laying the foundation for the many entertainments that have endured for over two hundred years.
The film was so successful because of the fantasy storytelling, musical catchiness and the abnormality of the characters the made the film stand out for the rest and becoming very unique. The film also featured what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time. The Wizard of Oz in 1939 is everybody's cherished favorite, greatest fantasy film musical from MGM during its prime years. The film was first re-released in 1949, and then in 1955, They also broadcast the film for many seasons, regularly on network TV as a prime time event; its first two showings were on CBS on November 3, 1956 and in December, 1959 (AMC). The film soon became a classic institution with annual showings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter time, in some years, and was sort a rite of
Vaudeville being one of the many types of broadway type of shows and act for family, having many actors perform acts and shows for the people vaudeville becoming a hit opened up in New York City, The shows were very popular with only being a few cents to see a show. Mark Strand Theatre opened up and became the biggest theatre in Manhattan, New York City. Being able to hold 3,000 people with also a second floor many people watched
The members of this group quickly became famous as the new bohemian hedonists, who celebrated the way of rebelliousness and natural creativity (Gair, 2008, P. 26). The beat generation originally met in New York but later on they all except for Burroughs moved on to San Francisco and started associating with San Francisco Renaissance in early 1960s. This was a huge transformation to the sixties culture which by the duration of time changed beatnik to “hippie” in the urban life and nationwide. It is very interesting to know where the beats got their name from. The name “beat” was originally brought up by Jack Kerouac in 1948 to differentiate the underground and rebellious youth group in New York.
Aidan Ford Jazz Music Jazz music first began in the late 1880’s and is a mix of African music and modern day European music of that time. Jazz music was originally started by the African Americans of New Orleans, which is why New Orleans is infamous for its jazz artists. As time went on new jazz artists formed rose up out of New Orleans. As the news of jazz spread throughout America, the people began to love it and it became one of the most famous genres of music in the 1920’s and 30’s. Jazz became so popular during these times, because life in America back than was rough for a lot of people.
(2) * Nevada was ranked number by growth in number of nonprofit theaters from 1990-2005 (3) * Based on an adult population (18+) of 185.8 million, an estimated 25.1 million U.S. adults attended live stage plays in 1992, compared to 20 million in 1982 when the adult population was 164 million. (3) * Great Recession losses were swift and measurable: The two-year decline in the Index, from 2007 to 2009, was twice as large as the gains made during the preceding four years, between 2003 and 2007 (4) * The arts industries continue to follow the nation’s business cycle: While it may be no surprise
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The stage production of William Arden Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by a British director Tim Supple was one in a million-that everyone talked about it and questions rode questions, on how the performance went. ‘It is the best production I have ever seen. What grapples me most, is the cast, ravaging with a rich choreography’, this was said by the British Ambassador to India in a chat with Times of India. The almighty dramatist play was sponsored for production by the British Council, India. Staged at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, on Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi, on the 3 of March, the old, but became-new play was performed by what Mr. Supple described as ‘an all Indian and Sri Lankan cast’, spoken in many languages, from English to Hindi and Bengali.