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John Handy Have you ever heard of John Handy? Probably not around here, but he is a well known person in San Francisco. Handy has done such things as taught jazz, played straight-ahead bebop, and led bands. John Handy was born in 1933 in Dallas, Texas. Not much is known about his childhood, until he moved to Oakland, California in 1948. After that he enrolled in San Francisco State College in 1952. Soon after being in college, he had to serve in the army from 1953 to 1955. Foll

Woodstock 1969: Peace and Love Woodstock was a rock music festival that took place near Woodstock, New York in a town called Bethel. The festival took place over three days, August 15, 16, and 17, 1969. The original plan for Woodstock was an outdoor rock festival, "three days of peace and music" in the Catskill village of Woodstock. The festival was expected to attract 50,000 to 100,000 people. It was estimated that an unexpected 400,000 or more people attended. If it weren't for Woods

This essay is to help you learn a little bit more about the one and only Janet jackson... I will devide the program in 3 parts... 1- Her career 2- her lifestyle 3- How she produces her songs and videos ----------- She started off being a sister.. of 5 big brothers! Who once formed the jackson 5. A famous black pop group When she was still a very young lady. She wanted to sing like her brothers..but her father who was the directer of the jackson 5 thought hat girls di

The Guitar One the most awe inspiring sights is a brand new Gibson, Les Paul edition guitar. It's fine finish and unique headstock just scream "American pride". Most people only see the flashy body and hear the trademark sound and never understand exactly how they work. The electric guitar is probably one of the most complex, but most interesting, instruments of modern times. As complex as the guitar is, playing it is not that complicated. The guitar is an instrument in which the level o

Music in Elizabethan England played a major role in society. From its earliest roots, which were poetry, this art form conveys the message of Elizabethan times appropriately. A quotation from The Merchant of Venice states: "The man hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treason, stratagems, and spoils." The Elizabethan woman was expected to sing and play the lute or virginals. To be fashionable was to be musical. The Tudor sovereign inclu

Vincent van Gogh/ Crows Over a Wheatfield (1853-1890) Vincent walked into the room. His eyes were bloodshot. He stood dazed. Doctor Gachet stopped sipping his drink. He happened to look into a mirror over Vincent's shoulder and saw that there was a revolver behind his back. The many folds on the doctor's face became tense. "Mon Ami," he stammered. Vincent gazed at him, laughed awkwardly, and then marched out. As soon as he reached his room he fired a bullet into the pit of his st

Paul Simon Introduction Paul Simon Is an amazing gifted and talented musician who has loved music all his life, he has an incredibly unique sound and message in everyone of his songs. Early Life Paul Simon was born to two loving parents. Belle his mother who was an elementary school teacher and his father Lois who played the bass violin on radio programs and eventually taught graduate courses. November 5 1942 was the day Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Fo

Introduction The main reason why I chose to do my report on the history of theatre in NY is because I find theatre very interesting (As you know I do some of it myself). I also grew up in a house full of theatre teachers. I think this topic is very important to people who want to learn about theatre because many people believe that theatre in New York started on Broadway, but that is not true at all. In this report I would like to show you how theatre developed in New York.

Mozart was born on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart. He had a sister named Maria Anna Mozart, who was also musically talented. Mozart was a young boy who showed talent from the beginning of his life. He never attended a proper school, which was a custom for children of that time. Instead of going to school, he was taught by his father who was a respectable man in Salzburg. His father held many professions such as concertmaster for the court orchestra of the

It is not often that a band comes along and changes the face of music forever. The Beatles managed to do this and many other accomplishments that make them one of the greatest bands of all time. This essay will try to explain what made this band so popular and what led to their sad downfall and eventual breakup. The four members of the group, all born in Liverpool, were Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Each came from a working-class background, and all had