Avril Lavigne Whibley was born September 27, 1984. Avril Lavigne is a Canadian pop punk/modern rock singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. In 2006, Canadian Business Magazine ranked her the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood. Avril Lavigne's music contains element of modern rockpop punkpop rock, power pop and alternative rock. Her debut album, Let Go, was released in 2002. Nearly 17 million copies were sold worldwide, and it was certified six times platinum in the United...
Crossing Racial Lines in Contemporary Music Music today is not segregated against by most people. Not only is it not segregated, it is joining. One example of that is the relationship between black rappers and white rockers. The distinct line of rock and rap is now turning into a blur. The first point that rap and rock is not segregated against is that whites buy more rap music than blacks. That shows that whites do not discriminate against blacks in music. The second point that rap and...
History of William Christopher Handy William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873, in Florence, Alabama. He grew up in a log cabin that his grandfather had built on what is now called College Street. As a young child, he displayed a keen interest in music and his intuitive ear could catalog the musical notes of songbirds, the whistles from nearby river boats, and even the rhythms of the Tennessee River. However, musical talent, especially the playing of musical instruments, was...
This paper examines the influences on Shakur in his early life and how those influences shaped his lyrics. I Introduction Gangsta rap icon Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996, but his standing and influence in the world of music is possibly greater now than it was during his lifetime. Part of this cult status is due to his untimely death, but most of it is due to his impact on the industry, and the ways in which his lyrics moved the members of his audience. What makes a...
Analysis of Twyla Thorpe's Dance "Young Man and Death" Young Man and Death is a dance that is very expressive. It is full of exaggerated movements, which have symbolic interpretations. It is quite simple to interpret. If one didn’t know the title of the dance the content could easily be identified. A male dancer performs a dance of desperation, jubilee and death. This dance is full of insight, exhibits perfection and is inexhaustible. The content of the dance is a male/female...
The Similarities Between Classical Music and Ellington's Jazz One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it’s predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, “The “Jazz Mania” has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention.”1 This conflict can be traced through out...
Analysis of the Cinematography of "American Beauty" Cinematography is an art form, not just an aspect of a movie. Cinematography affects the mood and tone of a movie as well as the viewers’ feelings while watching a movie. In American Beauty this is demonstrated beautifully through camera techniques, lighting, and the framing of the shot. Camera techniques include aerial, deep focus, pan, shallow focus, slow motion, soft focus, and the tracking shot. Lighting is more than just...
LOGISTICS network design is concerned with the purpose of the number and site of warehouses and manufacturing plants, allocation of customer demand, distribution of warehouses to production plants. The best configuration must be able to deliver the goods to the customers at the least cost (commonly used objective) while satisfying the service level needs. In most logistics network design models, the customer demand is exogenous and defined as a consistent quantity for each product. Such a...
When considering the life and works of Andy Warhol, one thing is agreed upon: for good or bad, he changed the visual construction of the world we live in. By the time of his death in 1987 he was ranked on the same level with Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock as one of the three most important artists of this century. He was a working man, a social climber, a person who liked to build things, an acquirer of goods, and a known homosexual. These attributes all contributed to the interesting and...
Dispute of Self-expression in Program versus Absolute Music Program music is a type of music that is inspired by or that depicts non-musical ideas. Absolute music is strictly music without association. It is written just for the sake of music. You can usually tell what type of music a piece is by the name alone. If its name has sonata or symphony in it, it is usually absolute music. If the piece is known by title, it is more likely to be program music. The subjects for the inspiration...