in The Grove Dictionary of American Music
January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 1372 words.
Almost immediately after four hijacked planes crashed on 11 September 2011 conversations started about how the tragedy should be understood
in The Jazz Image
June 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 16363 words.
This chapter presents other ideas, sounds, and identities of jazz that contrast to the neoclassical figure that remains ever-so-popular. It takes a look at the striking figures of the...
in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century
April 2012; p ublished online March 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 10872 words.
Louis Antoine Jullien was the man responsible for the success of American tour, a careful examination of which indicated that Americans were attracted to a combination of elements. His...
in The Music of James Bond
November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 3526 words.
Craig again played 007 in this sequel to Casino Royale as Bond travels the world searching for those responsible for his lover's murder. British soul singer Amy Winehouse was initially...
in More Important Than the Music
October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 12185 words.
This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1945—60. These include Orin Blackstone's creation of a new series of small jazz discographies titled Index to Jazz;...
in Swing Along
September 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 3550 words.
This chapter discusses the life of Will Cook during his latter years. It narrates that Will died on July 24, 1944 at the age of 75, after battling against several diseases such as...
in Martha Graham in Love and War
June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12291 words.
This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It...
in Making Music in Los Angeles
October 2007; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 6094 words.
This chapter studies Charles Leland Bagley, a professional musician who traveled to Los Angeles in 1893. Bagley's experiences as a musician in Los Angeles are intertwined with the stories...
in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds
February 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 5668 words.
“A wheel in a wheel.” So go the words of the old African American spiritual. No one knows exactly what the ancient biblical images meant, but they do coincidentally resonate with the life...