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  • Alvin Ailey - 537 words
    Alvin Ailey Every company has what is known as a "signature piece," that is, a work which expresses something about the artistic direction and the spirit of the company. For the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater that piece is Revelations. Choreographed and set to traditional music, Revelations was first performed at the Ninety-second Street YM-YWHA New York, NY., January 31, 1960. The lead dancers were Joan Derby, Minnie Marhsall, Merle Derby, Dorene Richardson, Jay Fletcher, Nathaniel Horne, and Herman Howell and the soloists were Nancy Redi and Gene Hobgood. The music was performed by the Music Masters Guild Chorus of the Harlem Branch YMCA under the direction of Frank Thomas. The piece as origina ...
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  • American Hero - 1,069 words
    American Hero Every child has fantasys of being a super hero and leaping tall buildings in a single bound or staring death in the face everyday and somehow finding a way to escape. All of these imaginative thoughts have been derived from the past literary works by the great writers of the early American literary period. These early writers entered society into a world of action and adventure, where one can see spectacular events unfolding through the eyes of a notorious man of courage and feel as though they are defending there country or saving the woman they love. Though the modern heroes are much more popular than classic American heroes, the modern hero has rooted from these same literar ...
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  • Are Faa Inspections Really Good Enough - 546 words
    Are Faa Inspections Really Good Enough? ARE FAA INSPECTIONS REALLY GOOD ENOUGH? One hundred and ten people were killed on board ValueJets flight 592 May 11, 1996. Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) failure to correct the problems found in an inspection contributed to this tragic crash (McKenna 59). FAA inspections are contributing to too many deaths on board major airlines. The corruption in the system has lead to many frightening statistics and problems but there are still a lot of improvements for the FAA. The FAAs failure to inspect and report malfunctions caused 26 cases of uncontained disk/spacers. Also 10 cases of uncontained blades, 9 reversers, 9 fires in the undercowl, 6 engine ...
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  • Aztec Nation - 2,989 words
    ... e would be told that he would be a warrior whose mission was to feed the Sun with the blood of enemies and if the infant was a girl she was to spend her days doing household chores and help the family. In about four days the father would call an astrologer to read the child's horoscope and determine the appropriate day for the naming ceremony. After a naming ceremony, the name was announced and the news was spread by little boys who ran through the streets shouting. Each child had a calendrical name taken from the day of birth and also a personal name which belonged to him alone(Bray 1969). Education was considered extremely important. Even from an infant to age four the child was taught ...
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  • Ethical Issues In Us Immigration Policies - 1,086 words
    ... e by the then 82 year-old humanitarian Katherine Dunham. Also, according to the article, an outcry erupted from U.S. Catholic bishops who said it was morally irresponsible and morally questionable (America, 1992, p.1). The article also quotes the Catholic Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy who said, It is only natural that the refugees experience should spawn well-founded suspicions that the treatment received by Haitians is the result of institutional racism. Only 55 out of 9,000 Haitians are granted political asylum, while there is no publicly recorded case of any one of some 10,000 predominantly white Cuban boat people being denied admission (America, 1992, p.1). Another author argues that ...
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  • Gyrating Hips - 671 words
    Gyrating Hips Gyrating hips, fast feet, high stepping, and magnificent moves, are characteristics that belong to the great African-American dancers of history's past. Famu's Black Archives Museum has a vast collection of African-American artifacts including a variety of pictures of dazzling African-American dancers. These dancers Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, and Bill "Bo jangles" Robinson exemplify black beauty, style, and grace. Katherine Dunham was born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on June 22, 1909, to Albert and Fanny Dunham. Katherine was a great dance teacher. Later in her career she was able to get together her own dance company. In February 1940 the Katherine Dunham Dance Company opene ...
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  • Interview Of Euclid - 1,442 words
    Interview Of Euclid Ammar: Hi Mr. Euclid. Euclid: Hello Ammar: How are you Sir? Euclid: I am fine thank you. Euclid: How may I help you. Ammar: I want an interview of you Sir for my history teacher. May I get it? Euclid: Yes, sure, why not. So what do you want to ask me? Ammar: If you wont mind, can I ask some personal questions in the beginning of the interview? Euclid: OK! I wont mind unless they are too personal. Ammar: What date were you born, and where were you born? Euclid: I am not sure about my date of birth because in those days there were no birth certificates and our parents dont keep record of the dates of births. I believe I was born around 300 BC. I was born in Alexandria, Athe ...
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  • Philosophy Of Language - 1,140 words
    ... 61627; = 3. The ancient Egyptian manuscript called the Rhind papyrus gives another approximation:   = 3.1604938.... Such approximations represented the standard in mathematical logic of the time period. To the respective members of the cultures,  was a number not unlike the every numbers they dealt with; the difference was they didnt know its exact value. The above ap-proximations of  were the closest that they could get to capturing the ever-elusive num-ber; therefore, after many years of use in the society, the approximation and the number itself became virtually indistinguishable. The line was blurred between the pure language and the mathematical logic ...
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  • Philosophy Of Matematics And Language - 1,141 words
    ... #61552;  = 3. The ancient Egyptian manuscript called the Rhind papyrus gives another approximation:   = 3.1604938. Such approximations represented the standard in mathematical logic of the time period. To the respective members of the cultures,  was a number not unlike the every numbers they dealt with; the difference was they didnt know its exact value. The above ap-proximations of  were the closest that they could get to capturing the ever-elusive num-ber; therefore, after many years of use in the society, the approximation and the number itself became virtually indistinguishable. The line was blurred between the pure language and the mathematica ...
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