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Abstractions

Jonathan Weinel.

in Inner Sound

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4775 words.

The concluding chapter of Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media consolidates the main arguments of the book. The journey taken is...

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Acting Operatically

Marianne Sharp.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 7556 words.

Focusing on what this chapter terms its “operatic” vocal score, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of Fiona Shaw’s performance as Winnie in Beckett”s Happy Days (1961), in Deborah...

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Acts of Faith

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 7119 words.

This chapter offers continued reporting on the prolonged recession in Hollywood. United Artists became the last studio to invest in roadshow musicals by purchasing the rights to two 1960s...

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Adam Guettel

Steven Suskin.

in Show Tunes

March 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 1853 words.

This chapter examines the work of Adam Guettel. Guettel arrived on the scene with a distinct advantage, or a distinct disadvantage. He does not bear a famous name; his father was a midlevel...

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An Adaptable Source

Jim Lovensheimer.

in South Pacific

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 9436 words.

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific,...

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Adrift or ashore? <i>Desert Island Discs</i> and celebrity culture

Jo Littler.

Edited by Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook and Stephen Cottrell.

in Defining the Discographic Self

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 6260 words.

Why do we want to imagine celebrities as adrift, as banished from the rest of the world, and yet, at the same time, to find out more about them? The idea of celebrities as ‘intimate...

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The Adult Musical Meets Second-Wave Feminism: <i>Mod Donna</i>

Elizabeth L. Wollman.

in Hard Times

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Popular Music. 10414 words.

While not as immediately influential as the post-Stonewall gay rights movement, the second wave of feminism, which is the focus of Chapter 4, nevertheless had a strong impact on adult...

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Aesthetic Keywords of the Studio

Eliot Bates.

in Digital Tradition

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Popular Music. 12298 words.

Along with new creative possibilities, the shift to computer-based digital audio production workflows has entailed a shift in the vocabularies used to describe the aesthetic qualities of...

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Africa and the Trope of the Return

Samuel A. Floyd.

in The Transformation of Black Music

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 4982 words.

This chapter aims to explore the trans-Atlantic movement of music from the Americas back to Africa, beginning in the early nineteenth century. In so doing, the chapter debunks the notion...

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Afro-modernism and Music

Samuel A. Floyd.

in The Transformation of Black Music

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 8290 words.

The creative impulses of midcentury jazz musicians are explored as new stylistic trends disrupted expectations and transcended preconceived notions of jazz. Contemporary composers and...

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