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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

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A “Style Portrait” of the Avant-Garde

K. Heather Pinson.

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...

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à Becket, Thomas, Jr. (19 July 1843)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 250 words.

He studied music with his father Thomas à Becket Sr. (b 17 March 1808; d 6 Jan 1890

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“A Concentration of Talent on Our Musical Horizon”

Katherine K. Preston.

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...

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“… a door left open, a woman walking by …”

Jon Burlingame.

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...

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“A Form of Musical Bookkeeping”: 1945–60

Bruce D. Epperson.

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;...

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“A Hell of A Life”

Marva Griffin Carter.

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...

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“A Possible Somewhere (an impossible scene setting)” <sup>1</sup>

Mark Franko.

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...

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“A Precarious Means of Living”: Early Working Musicians and Their Jobs

Catherine Parsons Smith.

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...

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“A Wheel in a Wheel, 'Way Up in the Middle of the Air” (1916–1928)

Jerry Zolten.

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...

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