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Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A form of entertainment, often carefully planned but usually including some degree of spontaneity, in which an artist performs or directs an event combining elements of theatre and the...

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Happenings

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 317 words.

The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised

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Happening

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 368 words.

The term “Happening” refers to an artistic event that combines elements of theater, performance art, music, and the plastic arts;

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Happenings

Julia Robinson.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 1469 words.

Term first formally used by the American artist Allan Kaprow for his 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, presented in

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Happening

Kelsey Cowger.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Musical Form. 366 words.

The term “Happening” refers to an artistic event that combines elements of theater, performance art, music, and the plastic arts; these events tend to be bounded by either a series of...

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happening

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A form of entertainment, often carefully planned but usually including some degree of spontaneity, in which an artist performs or directs an event combining elements of theatre and the...

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Happenings

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The Happenings were a vocal harmony group from Paterson, New Jersey, USA that specialized in reviving classic songs. They comprised Bob Miranda (lead), Ralph DiVito (baritone; replaced by...

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Happening

Julia Robinson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Performance Art and Dance; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 1452 words.

Term first formally used by the American artist Allan Kaprow for his 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, presented in early October 1959 at the Reuben Gallery, New York City, as the inaugurating...

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Happening

Ann Lee Morgan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 376 words.

Term designating free-form performance events of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Intentionally multifarious, fleeting, and ambiguous, they remain difficult to characterize precisely....

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Beat Happening

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 230 words.

Formed in Olympia, Washington, USA, the guitar band Beat Happening are led by Calvin Johnson. Two five-song tapes, Beat Happening

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Beat Happening

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in Olympia, Washington, USA, the guitar band Beat Happening are led by Calvin Johnson. Two five-song tapes, Beat Happening and Three Tea Breakfast, introduced their primitive art,...

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happening adj.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 288 words.

fashionable, chic, up-to-the-minute.

1967 W. Murray Sweet Ride 89: The Place was where it was happening that night. 1969 (con.

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A Way of Happening

Aidan Wasley.

in The Age of Auden

January 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 16474 words.

This chapter argues that Auden's extensive and largely unexplored impact on the post-war generation of American poets helped not only to define the terms by which these younger poets framed...

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Happening

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 446 words.

A form of artistic event, especially associated with the New York art scene about 1960, often carefully planned but

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Happening

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 461 words.

A form of artistic event, especially associated with the New York art scene about 1960, often carefully planned but usually including some degree of spontaneity, in which an artist...

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Happening

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 139 words.

An all-embracing word describing a partly improvised or spontaneous piece of theatrical or pseudo-theatrical performance, especially when involving audience participation.

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Happenings

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7 words.

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Happenings

Edited by Michael Kelly.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7 words.

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happening

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 141 words.

charming, disarming, pharming • Fleming, lemming • Deeming, scheming, steaming • trimming • timing • heartwarming

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happening

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 140 words.

charming, disarming • Fleming, lemming • Deeming, scheming, steaming • trimming • timing • heartwarming •

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Happening

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 54 words.

form of theatrical or artistic expression which is presumed to take the actors, as well as the audience, by surprise.

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