Today I look back at my home. Or to put it correctly, what used to be my home. The Americans and their hired Chinese and Irish men are, as we speak, running the tracks down that divide our land. Not theirs, but our land. These people are laying down tracks separating our lives as we speak. Our entire way of operating will be destroyed. And it doesn’t seem like it only affected their side, but our American side as well. They can now possibly be viewed as a greedy nation for the ill-treatment of all those immigrants. It seems the idea of The Transcontinental Railroad has more downs that ups; injuring it workers, taking down Native American Homes, and showing how
On the night of December 27, 1927 the musical Show Boat opens (Laufe 475). The show ends in silence; no applause or a standing ovation. There was not even a curtain call. (Sheed 120) Producer Florenz Ziegfeld thought that the show had failed. (Sheed 120) What he did not know that night was that Show Boat was to go on to be one of the most influential shows in American musical theatre. Show Boat revolutionized American musical theatre by changing the setting of the average musical theatre work to America to make the show inherently American, by changing and challenging what topics could be discussed, and by making the songs an integrated part of the musical that emphasize the themes, express the emotions of the characters, and move the story along.
Upon reading the poem Alexia Sherman “ On the Amtrak from Boston to New York” was about what I believe was Sherman Alexia’s own life, he was riding on the Amtrak train with an elderly lady, and she was speaking of the history of the land. The young man in the poem was native American he was putting his thoughts about what the woman had said to him on the train about how his people were around thousands of years before the Europeans arrived in America and voicing his frustrations in the form of poetry.
The city I chose is New York. The one transportation is the Elevated train. The New York have this in 1868. At 1903 the train don’t used manrai it changed to electric power and is is a clean ride. The Elevated train is also known as El rail.
On the evening of Sunday, December 16, 2012, I had the pleasure of attending a concert I’d wanted to see for quite a while. I was delighted to attend Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Ballet. The performance took place at Carpenter Theatre in Richmond Virginia. As I entered I felt a bit out of place. I’d never attended a performance quite like this one and I was a bit nervous. I took my seat to the left of the orchestra pit. I was thrilled to see how close I was. I had arranged for a seat near the orchestra so I could observe them as they played.
The concert was split into 3 different types of jazz bands. Firstly, was the Washburn University Jazz Orchestra, they only played four songs; however they were amazing. In fact, my favorite song that they performed was called the Filthy McNasty. This song was my favorite because the
Sometimes when we read a poem or short story, we might just read without thinking about what we’re reading. Or we might not understand the text when we’re done reading because it might be confusing. In literature we often want to look for the theme right away instead of letting it come to us that's our problem as readers, some people may not know or don't remember there are many ways for us to read literature that would be helpful for us to understand the theme. Critical strategy is what it's called, and there are up to 5 strategies, formalist criticism, historical criticism, gender-based criticism, psychological criticism, and reader-response criticism. If we use at least one of these strategies in our reading, it will help us out
Post antebellum and Pre-civil rights United States was an entirely different world than what we are currently living in today. But the striking resemblance from the past in regards to injustice, intolerance, and racism is a haunting reminder of the progress that still needs to happen in our society presently. In Ball State’s production of the musical Parade, the show takes the audience on a journey back to a familiar world, a world which we have studied in history class and a world we have learned from our ancestors that passed the knowledge onto us. “Parade is an unfortunately true story about humanity and how we react when our perception of the world is shattered, and about those who cut themselves trying to put the pieces back together.”
After the students sang to their fullest, the audience's applause were loud enough to be heard outside of the auditorium. The backstage crew began to prepare the stage for the actors while the singers were almost done singing songs such as “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”. Once the play commenced, laughter arose one by one while the play was continuing. The Band Concert’s stage was filled with abundant amount of seats with a variety of instruments the band members performed with. Many were in awe once the band entertains the audience with songs such as “Gallant
" S' wonderful" performed by Joe William & Count Basie, one of my favorite songs composed by Gerswhin. Use of typical instruments for jazz songs (drums, pianos, trumpets…). This song has a very party mood; it is a very upbeat song. The next couple of songs, are basic love songs/blues songs.
Landscape-You should move to New York City! New York has hundreds of modern skyscrapers! But there is more than just the beauty of this place, for why you should live in New York City. There are great houses you can buy and apartments you can find to rent. There are some of the most famous restaurants in New York and thousands of them, so your taste buds would never get bored. The entertainment in New York is never ending since they have the most theaters in the world. The transport system in New York is amazing and the subways run 24/7 meaning wherever, whenever you need to get somewhere, there is always a way to get around. New York is one such a convenient city, whatever you want or where ever you want to go, New York City has it all.
The musical performance aspect of my paper was not an issue to complete. If you go to Little Italy, New York on any given weekend, especially around the holiday season or the San Gennaro
My musical preference, though all over the place at times, is mainly focused on theatrical show tunes. When choosing a song for this essay, I originally chose an aria from Bernstein’s operetta, Candide, which was “Glitter and Be Gay.” Though I love the music, it did not speak to me as it is comic operetta song. Ultimately, I chose something from Stephen Sondheim’s catalogue, a song called “I’m Still Here” from the musical Follies. Though it isn’t my favorite song of all time, it evokes the feeling of survivalism and a sense that you can weather through anything. The more I listen to this song over time, the more it gets more poignant.
In addition, the band had a bass player, a guitar player, a saxophone, a trumpet, and one of the keyboard
The opening night of the Atlanta symphony orchestra had high expectations for the music we were about to experience. The night commenced with a work of art by Leonard Bernstein “The Age of Anxiety,” conducted by music director Robert Spano. A meaningful piece written original to describe a lengthy heartfelt poem that took place during World War II. The transition between courses was a unique jazzy upbeat style of the Star-Spangled Banner whereas to begin the night it was a traditional legato style. The audience awaited to feel the recent material from composer Michael Kurth. Expecting to witness nothing less than sensory images from what inspired Michael Kurth to write such a delicate piece. As the night continued the large audience grew greater admiration for the conductors and the orchestra itself. The musician’s capability to perform lengthy pieces of music was also a part of the astonishing experience. To conclude a night of emotion the concerts final performance was a piece by George Gershwin, “An American in Paris” A piece heavily influenced by modern time music that expresses freeway. The concert had an overall reconstruction of American identity theme integrated within each selected piece.