Artie Lange

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  • My Thoughts On The Girl Front Of A Mirror

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    The girl stood in front of a mirror. Her bleach blond hair hung in perfect formation, resting purposefully on her shoulders. She ran her hands consciously and unconsciously through the symmetrically set layers. " I want to be in Playboy." She was looking at her own reflection, but she was talking to me. I had heard her say this before so it wasn 't as much of a shock as it was an annoyance. "You 're crazy," I said with dismissal. We had this conversation so frequently that I had programmed my response

  • Essay Billie Holiday

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    Many jazz artists as we know it are quite talented. Their talents are unique in that they can translate human emotion through singing or playing their instruments. Many have the ability to reach and touch people’s souls through their amazing gifts. Although this art of turning notes and lyrics into emotional imagery may somewhat come natural, the audience must wonder where their influence comes from. For Billie Holiday, her career was highly influenced by personal experience, the effects of the Great

  • Biography of Photographer Dorothea Lange Essay

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    Through out the Great Depression there were many photographers, but one of the best was Dorothea Lange. Lange was born on the 25th of May in 1895 in Hoboken, New Jersey as the first child of Joan and Henry Nutzhorn. She decided to become a photographer at the age of 18. She studied photography at Columbia University in New York. At the age of 20 she began to travel the world. Later in life she settled down in San Francisco, California, where she met her first husband, artist Maynard Dixon. She had

  • Semiotics, Authorship And Viewers Are All Producers Of Meaning

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    Semiotics, Authorship and Viewers are all producers of meaning. These critical terms/parts of visual culture are important in understanding the signs of the particular cultural context. Semiotics is a critical part that provides important tools for understanding meaning of things. These mediums include images, film and television among others. These mediums can all be decoded in a variety of ways. Also, to understand meaning it is important to understand the signifier and the signified. Lastly, semiotics

  • Jazz and World War Ii: Reciprocal Effects and Relationships Essay

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    soldiers fighting abroad and also lifted the spirits of their loved ones back at home. Many jazz musicians were soldiers, and several others traveled overseas or across the country to entertain U.S. troops. Among these performers were Bing Crosby, Artie Shaw, and Benny Carter. Jazz music was not only evident in American culture, but also in European countries, particularly in Nazi-occupied areas where it was a sign of rebellion. I want to further explore how the war affected the accessibility of jazz

  • Giant Dreams, Midget Abilities Essay

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    David Sedaris writes about his experience taking guitar lessons in “Giant Dreams, Midget Abilities” after his father decided that he and his younger sisters should start a family music group. However, Sedaris has no desire to learn how to play guitar. His desire lies within singing jingles in the voice of Billie Holiday. Sedaris’ desire to sing in the voice of Billie Holiday is probably closely related to his sexual orientation, being gay, and his father’s passion for jazz music. There is an

  • Analysis Of Joe Garland's 'In The Mood'

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    The Jazz era was a time period in which the definition of music began to diverge; composers were able to express themselves in a sense that was soulful and vibrant, where any door of possibility became obtainable. “In The Mood” was a piece by Joe Garland composed in the 1930’s during the swing era. The iconic Jazz number had been arranged by many artists; however, it was not until Glenn Miller orchestrated this piece so perceptively that “In The Mood” became so well renowned. It was in 1939 when

  • The Great Depression And Harsh Weather Conditions During The 1930 ' S

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    Depression and harsh weather conditions during the 1930’s causing Americans to suffer through extreme hardship and impoverishment. Many of the migrant farmers were bankrupt, destitute, and struggled to survive. Photographer and photojournalist, Dorothea Lange, captured the dangerous conditions migrant workers and their families endured through her photograph, Migrant Mother. The photograph not only displays a woman and children suffering, but also reveals the determination and willpower the woman had to

  • Alison Wright's Influence On War

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    story of survival. Alison set up ‘Faces of Hope’ Fund what helps provide medical care and education for children in the world who are in crisis or poverty. Wright was influenced by work of photographers such as Lewis Hine, Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, Sebastio Salgado and Henri Cartier Bresson. However, Wright’s own documentary style showed where she has worked on personal work projects, working for aid organizations such as Unicef, BRAC, CARE and Women for Women, working close to the victims in

  • The Bombing Of The Rainbow Warrior

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    Introduction The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior was a significant event in the history of New Zealand. It was the first ever act of terrorism in New Zealand. On July the 10th 1985 two French spies planted 2 bombs on Greenpeace’s the Rainbow Warrior. At 11:38pm the first bomb went off blasting a hole about the size of a car. Then at 11:45pm the second bomb went off. Photographer Fernando Pereira drowned when the vessel sunk as after the first blast went off he went a tried to retrieve his camera equipment

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