After listening to all sixteen musical pieces, and from the three big band selections we have to choose from, I want to say that my favorite one is “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman. One of the reasons could be because I had hear this musical piece before, maybe in movies, commercial, or cartoons, but also for its rhythm, fast tempo and fast beat. This type of music was famous during the swing music area, not that I remember it, but it is depicted on almost all movie scenes of that era. Some of the sections of the song that really attracts me are the drum and clarinet soloed. The combination of the two going back and forward, complementing each other, it’s static. This is one of those musical pieces that everyone young and old can enjoy.
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Unable to get official permission to interview and write about correctional officers, Ted Conover, author of the book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, "got in" by applying for a correctional officer position. After training, he and his fellow rookies, known as "newjacks," were randomly assigned to Sing Sing, one of the country's most famous -- and infamous -- prisons. Sing Sing, a maximum-security male prison, was built in 1828 by prisoners themselves, kept at their task….
The opening paragraph of Sing, Unburied, Sing, reveals the back bone of the novel and it gives readers an insightful manner in how the rest of the novel will progress with the turn of every page. Jojo’s bold claim about death in the first lines, makes death a prominent theme that the characters cannot escape from and it becomes an important sustenance to each of them as they face their personal demons that plague them constantly throughout the novel. The reoccurring theme of death presents a larger….
Benny Goodman, The Swing King
Considered one of the greatest jazz players ever, Benjamin David Goodman, or Benny Goodman, was called the King of Swing. The ninth child of eleven was ten or so when he picked up the clarinet. After a year he was performing impressions of Ted Lewis for a little pocket money. When he was fourteen he was playing for a band that featured the famous Bix Beiderbecke. By sixteen he was known as far as the west coast and was invited….
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
The distressing experience of operating as a prison guard in such a notorious penal facility as New York State’s Sing Sing Penitentiary is one that is unlikely to be desired by one not professionally committed to the execution of prison uniformity. However, the outstanding novel written by Tom Conover illustrates the encounters of a journalist who voluntarily plunged himself into the obscure universe of the men and women paid to spend the better portion of their lives….
Benny Goodman was a great jazz clarinet player and the leader of one of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (1935–1945). In fact, Time magazine dubbed him "the King of Swing."
Benjamin David Goodman was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 30, 1909, into a large, poor Jewish family. His parents, who had moved to the United States from Eastern Europe, were Dora and David Goodman.
He first started playing clarinet at a local Chicago synagogue when he was about ten. He learnt the clarinet….
Benjamin David Goodman was born on May 30th, 1909, in Chicago, Illinois. He was the ninth of twelve children born from the poor Jewish couple David Goodman and Dora Grisinsky. Benny formally studied music at the famed Hull House, and by the age of 10 was a skilled clarinetist. At the age of 13, Benny's father enrolled him and two of his older brothers in music lessons at the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue. His early influences were New Orleans jazz clarinetists working in Chicago, notably….
be found in the writings of Jack Abbot, Brendan Behan, and Eldridge Cleaver, and in films like "Cool Hand Luke", "Brubaker", and "Shawshank Redemption." There are, of course, exceptions. One of these is Ted Conover's new book, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. It is one of a very few recent books to get beyond the stereotype of the brutal guard to explore the complex nature of correctional work.
Conover is now well-known for a series of books recounting in-depth, firsthand experiences of some of….
research techniques such as picture association and story completion and found major factors which people associate with coconut water and packaged coconut water. 16 factors were recognized and quantitative technique of Factor analysis was adopted to deduce these factors. Factor analysis was conducted by designing an online questionnaire with 16 questions each covering one factor that we had identified in the previous exploratory research. To ensure that we obtained unbiased view we administered this survey….
Sing Street is by far one of the greatest Coming-of-Age films that was released this year. Sing Street will keep your foot tapping and a smile on your face. I would have never discovered the film it was not for, Netflix, and it is a film that every teenager, adult, especially 1980’s lover should take the time to watch. Prepare for nostalgia and a mind blowing film, Sing Street is going to be on your top ten list of Coming-of-Age films to watch. Sing Street is a film about identity, young love, escape….
In “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Maya Angelou writes about her life from the ages 3 to 16 years old. Angelou writes about her experiences with her mom in part of her autobiography. Vivian Baxter, Angelou’s mother, despite not being there for most of her childhood, she is a major influence to Angelou. Vivian is a young woman who works hard and learns from her life experiences. Vivian Baxter is a strong resilient individual because she has insight, that prevents her from making brash decisions….