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Concert review: "Jazz legends: Arturo Sandoval"
The legendary Cuban expatriate trumpeter Arturo Sandoval begins his concert with one of his signature tunes, "Tunisia lues." "Tunisia lues" starts off with a swinging, lazy casual sound of a trumpet. Sandoval does not interact with the audience, introduce the piece, or tell the audience a bit about his biography and band members. He simply 'digs right in' to the music. The tone is casual and confident, that of a master at the top of his musical game. Sandoval is dressed casually in a blazer and a brightly colored shirt. He does not seem nervous or particularly desirous of interacting with the audience. He simply allows the music to 'just be.'
"Tunisia lues" has an extended trumpet solo that immediately generates the listener's attention and satisfies the audience's desire to hear Sandoval's virtuosity. The early sounds entice the listener in slowly and suddenly there…… [Read More]
The Asphalt Orchestra is a band with 12 musicians who play brass (horns of all kinds), woodwind (flutes and clarinets), and percussion (drums, cymbals) instruments. The musicians are very talented and the music they play makes the people listening very happy. But more than that, the main thing about the Asphalt Orchestra gets right up next to their audience. They took the word "asphalt" for their name because that is often where they play -- on the street and weaving in and out of the crowds of people listening to them. Asphalt Orchestra is a "street band" that parades around while having as much fun and creating as much sound as a marching band at half-time. And they are really, really good musicians -- it is hard to walk around through crowds and play great music at the same time.
The band has not been together for a…… [Read More]
The Philadelphia Inquirer warned that Asphalt Orchestra is "not your mother's marching band" (www.asphaltorchestra.com). Those who entered Keene State College's edfern Arts Center on the evening of October 5, 2011, were in for a surprise if they had hoped to hear "Louie, Louie" or other high school halftime standards. From the opening notes, it was clear Asphalt Orchestra was on stage to bring innovative musical entertainment to an enthusiastic and mostly college-aged crowd.
Asphalt Orchestra is a 12-member ensemble of brass, woodwind and percussion players. All are excellent musicians who can coax weird and wonderful melodies and sounds from their respective instruments. The musicians hail from diverse backgrounds, including rock, jazz and classical, and come together in a street band that has no contemporary rival. The band made its debut over a series of performances at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York over the…… [Read More]
The Cure at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, November 21st, 2011:
ndie-goth hitmakers of the 1980s, the Cure are still out there touring. And they took their act through the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood this past month. On a Monday night, the U.K. natives showed that they are not only still a relevant band but they are a force to be reckoned with. n a show that topped out at over three hours and more than 40 tunes, lead singer Robert Smith and a gradually expanding band offered nothing short of a history of the Cure's evolution.
n sequence, the band played the first three albums; Three maginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981). With the performance of each album, the trio became a quartet and thereafter a quintet. The addition of one keyboard and then another helped to represent the layers of progress experienced by the…… [Read More]
Schumann's "Cello Concerto in a Minor, Op. 129" illustrates this principle. There are three movements of the piece, all of which are quite distinct, but there are none of the showy, distinctive shifts as distinguished the Hayden works. The music is lyric and tonal in quality like the Hayden, but there is a searching, introspective quality that the Hayden lacks. As is evident in the title, the voice of the cello dominates the work, and the focus on the string instruments gives the work a kind of delicacy and nuance which forces the listener to literally hang on to every note. At times, the instruments have almost a human quality, as they engage in a back-and-forth exchange or conversation throughout the piece, with the cello providing the rhythm and the other instruments exploring the themes introduced by the cello soloist.
The Classical and Romantic era works were in stark contrast…… [Read More]
The type and program of events was Lang, the pianist, who was performing live at Carnegie Hall, Chicago on Sunday, April 04, 2004 at 3:00 PM. The only performer was that of Lang at his piano. Lang's program began with Schumann's "Abegg Variations." This resulted in the performance commencing with a rather somber note, in contrast to the following Baroque Haydn's more bracing "Sonata in C Major." The latter may have been a better beginning choice to arrest the slightly sleepy Sunday afternoon audience's attention, still groggy perhaps from brunch and the early spring sunlight.
These two pieces were followed by Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy," a delightful and multifaceted composition with many switches and tone, and Lang's newfound hold on the audience continued with a piece a completely different place, time, and composer, namely that of Tan Dun's "Eight Memories in Watercolor." This was a more sparse piece to…… [Read More]
Rachmaninoff's symphonic poem sounds somber and fatalistic: gradually, the themes of the dirge-like opening trudge onward, creating an almost unbearable buildup of tension. Stringed instruments set the ears of the listeners on edge as they hum on, like a warning -- making the climax of the buildup all the more starling.
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93 takes the form of four distinct movements. Each movement -- the first slow and lyrical, the second swifter and more playful, the third almost bracing in its quickness, and the fourth brooding and darker -- can seem complete in and of itself, but listened to as a whole unit, Symphony No.10 conveys the full range of human emotions, from hopeful and carefree to utter despair. The performance courageously shows all of these shades of emotion, without trying to soften Shostakovich's sense of darkness and ambiguity regarding the themes he raises,…… [Read More]
Part 3 - Piano Concerto #2 in G minor, Op. 22 -- Camille aint-aens (1868) -- This work is said to be aint-aens' most popular piano concerto; premiered with the composer as the soloist and Anton Rubinstein conducting. aint-aens wrote it in 3 weeks, and it is scored for a classical orchestra (1 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, cymbals and strings). More of a homage to Beethoven and Mozart, the work has three movements, but with a small twist on the tempo of the work. Typically, classical three movement sonata form is fast, slow, then very fast. In this case, aint-aens opens the piece with a melody that is in the style of Bach, but much more chromatic and harmonic than a baroque concerto. The basic them is introduced by the piano, and then taken up by the orchestra. The piece is lively,…… [Read More]
The fugues in particular, which are at once incredibly regular and mechanical in their construction -- scholars have noted the clean lines the many notes form on the printed page, for example -- yet achingly beautiful and religiously passionate embody many of the concepts of the Bauhaus philosophy and culture (Williams, 2007; James, 2006; Weber, 2009). With the newer orchestrations of Bach's works by these Bauhaus-affiliated composers, and with Feininger's own Bach-inspired fugue thrown in for good measure, the trajectory and relation of Bach's music to the Bauhaus school actually becomes quite clear, though the resultant sound is not necessarily the most impressive.
All of the preparatory research completed before the concert definitely added to the anticipation this reviewer felt when leafing through the program and reading the extensive concert notes provided. The size of the hall and the crowd that filled it was somewhat intimidating, and added…… [Read More]
This was particularly true with the masterful oboe and bassoon dialog and the grand finale -- more than hinting with classical harmony of the structure and order of the Viennese universe.
Harbison -- Another short and enjoyable piece, masterfully done featuring the HSO's brass section. This is brass playing of the highest degree -- perfect pitch, blended coloration, interesting harmonic structures, and, after the Mozart finale, one is forced to think, "how far we've come in combining harmony and structure." I am not quite sure this is evocative of a Houston landmark, but it is evocative of the power of music to celebrate and rejoice.
Poulenc -- Being a fan of the Mozart and Verdi Requiem Masses, the Poulenc takes one's breath away in its truly celestial harmonization. I sometimes wonder why composers put a soprano voice into their word (e.g. Mahler), it seems as if it is just a…… [Read More]
This paper will briefly review the opening night concerts/performances hosted on September 17, 2016, beginning 7.30 pm, by the Houston Symphony Orchestra at the Jones Hall, Houston, Texas (more precisely, the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts). The concert was conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Houston Symphony’s music director. The performance venue is the Orchestra’s as well as the Houston Society for the Performing Arts’ permanent home (Houston Symphony).
Review of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf"
The spectacular musical story by Prokofiev, performed by the Orchestra, features a valiant young boy, Peter, who aids his friends -- the animal of the forest -- outwit a predator. The Orchestra accompanies Sir Ben Kingsley, the famed Oscar-winner, who brings the tale to life as narrator, through a mesmerizing rendition. All characters possess musical alter egos, and the Orchestra's many instruments are used to represent Peter's animal friends. First…… [Read More]
Bocklin painted numerous versions of Isle, but it is Rachmaninoff's dirgelike vision of the rowing motif, the Dies Irae of the Latin mass, that remains as constant. and, in typical Rachmaninoff fashion, the BO is perfect for the piece with its sweeping tonality, clashes of chromaticism, and simple theme, yet complex underpinnings.
travinsky studied under the great Russian pedagogue and master of the tone poem, Rimsky-Korsakoff. This is nowhere near as obvious as listening to the harmonization and almost studied use of the different sections of the orchestra in their technical glory. Indeed, the opening of the cherzo fantastique almost sounds as if a younger Rimsky-Korsakoff added on to cheherazade or Tsar ultan. Comic and tragic both, every instrument scored is left out to "sink or swim" and is exposed in the delightful character of the piece.
The story of hostakovich's ymphony #10, is quite different. Fighting for decades with…… [Read More]
The transportation began as the first notes were played, and throughout the piece the crowd remained entirely enraptured -- and rightfully so. It is by no means an accident that this piece is as respected or as cherished as it is, and the fact that Handel's work had been re-arranged from the original to include a full modern orchestra did not detract from or degrade the original beauty or clarity of the piece in the slightest. Though it would be impossible to compare the original arrangement of the Messiah to the one played in concert that night without hearing them both in the same hall, and with the same basic surrounding of such a rapt and appreciative audience, one might even go so far as to say that the piece is dramatically improved by the larger and fuller sound that the orchestra provides.
The singing was also quite powerful and…… [Read More]
Jazz Performance eview
The author of this report has been asked to take in a jazz show and offer some information and opinion about it. The venue and artists involved will be named. There will also be other questions answered like whether the music was moving to the author, whether it was accessible or "far out," whether it was emotional or cerebral and whether the author liked the music or not. Overall, the performance taken in was very positive and high-energy and the author was not remotely disappointed. While jazz is not embraced or loved by everyone, the author of this report holds it to be a great musical form and one that all people should at least try to glom onto if they're seeking enrichment and entertainment.
Before getting into the reactions to the performance, the author will explain the details about the show. The name of…… [Read More]
One of the concerts attended for this assignment took place over Thanksgiving weekend. It was entitled, suitably enough, A Mozart Thanksgiving. It featured the work of Jeffrey Kahane, who both conducted and played the piano. The concert was held over a three-day period beginning on November 25 and concluding on the 27th of November. The concert took place in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday at Jones Hall for each of the aforementioned dates. The author of this document attended the concert on November 25. It featured approximately three hours' worth of music, although this time period included an intermission as well. The majority of the music played was classical music. Specifically, the audience was treated to renditions of "Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor," "Symphony No. 38 in D Major," and "Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major." The venue was fairly spacious and well-attended. The acoustics were credible…… [Read More]
Apparantely, Haydn made a huge amount of money on this piece, causing him to comment, "a thing possible only in England." The Vivaldi Concerto, it turns out, can be played as a Lute or Guitar Concerto, with the lute being a bit more popular in Court at the time. However, because the two have small discrepencies in the way they are strung, sometimes the rhythm must be changed a bit to suit the instrument. It is this type of interesting detail that, to me, makes a concert like this both more enjoyable and more intimate -- the musicians are truly communing with the audience and the audience is learning along the way.
Unfortunately, the auditorium was only about half-full, about an equal mix of students and perhaps family members of the orchestra? It did not seem like this venue was one that the community at large enjoyed regularly, which is…… [Read More]
Concert Pavilion in the Park
Project Manager's Responsibilities
Oversight of all procurement and construction, ensuring all inspections and sign-offs, approving bids or sub-contracted work, ensuring completed project meets expectations of client group.
Develop the WBS and Schedule:
Predecessor Tasks *
Inspection of site
Obtain permit for grading
Review vendor bids for foundation
Select, hire, & meet with vendor for foundation
Inspect finished foundation
Review bids for framing of pavilion & roofing
Select, hire, & meet with vendor for framing
Inspect completed framing & roofing
Review vendor bids for electrical connections
I1, I2, I3
Select hire, and meet with vendor for electrical connections
I1, I2, V4
Inspect…… [Read More]
This is because majority of people who read theater reviews are knowledgeable and they will quickly tell if the reviewer is an expert or just an amateur. Therefore, according to Palmer (1988)
any theater critic should be an expert in one of these areas acting, directing, theater music, theater history, stage crafts, and drama history. Since Through the Wire is a new play, the reviewer has to comment on the script. Indicating how well or badly the script flows, and also how it intertwines the various characters.
Concentrating on the script and the characters within the script has ensured that the review does not take up much space than required Stefanova-Peteva and Stefanova 1993.
The characters have given life to the play and the script has been written as an account of real life stories.
McCallum, John. 2003. "Waiting for Godot & Endgame (review)." The Australian, 119-121.
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Dallas Symphony Review
hat an absolute dual treat to attend the Dallas Symphony's "Tchaikovsky Night" at the Morton Myerson Symphony Center on March 31, 2011. Not only was I privileged to hear two great works, but as an added benefit, proceeds from the Tchaikovsky concerts will benefit Sendai, Dallas's International Friendship City in Japan (DSO Public Relations Office). The conductor for this concert was Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symphony and several other European Orchestras (DSO Public Relations Office). Guest artist for this program, performing the Piano Concerto #1 is Olga Kern, Russian Classical pianist who, in June, 2001, received a Gold Medal in the Eleventh annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Van Cliburn Foundation).
There was clearly a sense of excitement in the air that was almost palpable. hether this was from the anticipation of the stirring music to come or the posters and…… [Read More]
Live Concet Analysis
How Doing Good Makes Us Feel Poweful and Poweless at the Same Time
Design Activism vs. Design fo Social Change
The Awakening Consciousness of Designes 1960's
Thee has been lukewam inteest in public sevice design, social impact and design activism. But in most convesations, all othe designs wok to enhance the standad of living of the people; some of it must be activism. The agument is seldom boosted by the notion that achitectue has been impacted by intellectual movements and ats fo instance, modenism which fuels an idea of a evolutionay society. These movements had ideal poposals fo society's efoms. They wee elated deeply to commece and aesthetics as well (Jose et al., 2008). Conside the diffeence between modenism and activism fo that matte. The modenism idea states that people stand equals to each othe, while society became united in evey aspect fo instance uniting laboes,…… [Read More]
Communications networks can be used as a source of profitability, but not according to the traditional model of selling songs, when they are so easy to copy.
espite the existence of pay-for-music services like iTunes, industry insiders confide that they have become convinced that iTunes in the long run will never generate as much profits as Cs. "Worldwide music sales fell about 7% last year...growth in downloads from iTunes, the biggest legitimate digital service, came to a halt" (Pfanner 2009). "At the end of the day, we are not going to stop piracy, so let's embrace it," said one executive (Pfanner 2009). Internet companies, which had once resisted the music company's efforts to police their customers, also now have an interest in ensuring that the use of such unlimited databases remains legitimate, as they are part of the new profit model.
Pfanner, Eric. (2009, January 18). "Music industry…… [Read More]
Dane Johnston gave a stunning performance in the title role of the play. In fitting with the modern interpretation of the classic, Johnston's rendering of Hamlet is akin to the "emo" youth subculture - just as Ophelia is meant to conform to the "gothic" subculture. At the same time, Johnston delivered Hamlet's numerous long monologues with sophistication and ease, proving to the audience that you do not have to fake a British accent in order to accurately capture the Shakespearean essence of the role.
Hamlet's best friends, Horatio (Kit Fugard) and Marcella (Vanessa Downs), were also portrayed as "scene kids," but obviously of an artistic and intelligent nature. Angela Donor's interpretation of Ophelia tended to be a bit melodramatic at some points during the play; at the same time, it can be said that such over-acting may be necessary, as it is part of Ophelia's true nature.
Overall, the technical…… [Read More]
Perceptions and Expectations:
Analyzing The Concert Experience In A Live
versus televised format
Perceptions and Expectations: Analyzing the Concert Experience in a Live vs. Televised Format
In experiencing a real-life situation in the flesh rather than in viewing its projection through a medium such as television, one's experience differs significantly. The expectations one brings to a live performance vs. The expectations one brings to the viewing of that same performance on television are radically different, as experiencing the performance in the flesh brings with it an entirely different experience that one expects to achieve upon deciding to attend. This type of expectation can be seen in viewing the example of attending a rock concert vs. watching the same concert on television. In looking at the two situations in comparison to one another, it can be seen that several factors come into play to distinguish the two from one another most…… [Read More]
Liszt conducted his own work possible, and whenever possible and he made no exception of this concert. The popularity of the two pieces was already well established; the score to Les Preludes had been published earlier in the same year as this, though it is likely that the pieces had not been heard in St. Gallen before as this is the first recorded visit of Liszt to the town since writing the pieces (alker, sec. 6).
The final piece, Beethoven's Third "Heroic" Symphony, had been composed in 1803-4 in honor of Napoleon, which made the choice somewhat ironic given tat the confederacy of cnatons that makes up Switzerland chaffed heavily under the republic enforced by the conquering emperor ("Eroica"). Still, it provided a rousing finale to the program, and no doubt sentiments had cooled somewhat since the re-establishment of the confederacy and wider European neutrality.
No additional advertisements or reviews…… [Read More]
1). This is a prime example of what made Morrissey so popular -- he is completely accessible without being shallow or repetitive, which many in the alternative rock genre took to heart (Flannagan, pp. 63).
A cursory examination of Morrissey's life might make it seem easy. But easy lives seldom lead to such complex and influential people, and part of Morrissey's popularity and influence exist because of his ability to deal with adversity. After experiencing the loss of three close friends in a short span of time, Morrissey felt he was finished, and wrote what he believed to be his last album -- now one of his greatest successes (Roberts, 379-80). Morrissey himself attributes his continued popularity and influence on other musicians at least in part to this same resilience and persistence that he has shown throughout his life (Morrissey).
It is impossible to say with any certainty exactly why…… [Read More]
logical errors one may make as discussed in Part Five of the book (1200-1500 words). nclude in this paper precise definitions and your own example of the following logical errors: undistributed middle, begging the question, straw man, abusing tradition, democratic fallacy, ad hominem, uses and abuses of expertise, red herring, inability to disprove does not prove, false dilemma, and simplistic thinking,
The book Being Logical: A guide to Good Thinking (Random House, New York, 2004, pp.131) was authored by D. Q Mcnerny, a professor of logic to student s at Notre Dame, the University of Kentucky, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. The author has written three previous textbooks on philosophy. This is his first book on logic, but as he writes, logic undergirds all thinking and goes to the core of what we mean by human intelligence.
Logic is the basis of all human thinking. t can be seen…… [Read More]
La Mort D'Ophelie, Berlioz -- -Choir
Unity and Variety-emphasis upon unity
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Vier Gesange, Op. 17, Brahms-Choir
Unity and Variety
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
istorical Period-Mid 1800s
Pavane in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 50
Unity and Variety
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Faure - Choir Fantasy in C-Minor For Piano
Unity and Variety-Emphasis upon unity
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Melody and armony-low pitch
Chorus and Orchesta by Beethoven.
Unity and Variety-Emphasis upon unity, but variety within one piece
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Tempo-Adagio and then Allegro
Melody and armony-igh emphasis upon pitch
Form-Romantic…… [Read More]
The audience's pride in hearing such a powerful and refreshing composition was apparent. Mr. Smith's talent is undeniable and the audience could tell.
The next two pieces were from "Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz. The first of the two was the appropriately titled "March to Scaffold." The movement began with a wonderful crescendo. It then began to give way to a march, but with a somewhat non-traditional mixture of different instruments. Soon after, the march became powerfully led by the strong brass instruments. The building and climax were powerful enough to captivate the entire audience. The next movement, "Witches Sabbath," was an extraordinary piece that was unexpected by much of the audience. The beginning of the songs sounded eerie and almost bizarre. After almost evil sounding music continued, the sounds of bells were heard as the music began to slow. It was a sound that is uncommon in other works and…… [Read More]
Quality, cost-competitiveness, customer service and first-to-market are all essential determinants to global commercial success. All sectors of the economic market are obliged to reduce costs and production times while increasing profits and market share. Ambitious organizations are turning to systems management programs such as Six Sigma or Total Quality Management to develop and maintain exceptional standards across the whole of an organization. This includes all aspects of production and manufacturing processes, as well as marketing, sales and distribution, financial considerations, employee motivation and customer service. Finally, product development in the form of a perennial portfolio of projects helps to ensure the viability of a company.
The incorporation of systems management programs has become integral to the renaissance and future of an organization. Often, enterprises will combine qualities from several methodologies such as integration aspects of Six Sigma with Project Management; the very topic of consideration for this essay that examines…… [Read More]
Perceptual Constraints and Cerebral Organization Essay Exam
Discuss how perceptual constraints and cerebral organization influence how words are recognized during reading.
The act of reading text may appear to be a static action involving a minimal amount of activity, but every turn of the page requires the human brain to engage a veritable concert of cognitive processing. While seemingly instantaneous, reading just a single word combines the eye's ability to fixate and project visual information with the brain's interpretive power, enabling an experienced reader to synthesize wide swaths of textual data in the proverbial blink of an eye. As empirical psychological inquiry has revealed many of the mysteries hidden within the human brain, cognitive researchers have developed a more complete understanding of the perceptual and cerebral processes which are essential to man's unique ability to decipher meaning from an organization of symbols. Concurrently, the spectrum of anatomical knowledge has been…… [Read More]
This too is a generalization
Dr. Judy is her most stereotypical in her section on "Men, women and dating" (chapter 13) where she informs men about women's desires and vice versa. She advises men for instance to send flowers -- but not all women like that. Some may prefer so -- called male trinkets such as books. She also advises men to cuddle; but some women may not like that either. To women, Dr. Judy advises that men like having a night out with the guys and would not profess devotion so soon. She also tells both men and women to adopt certain actions or to refrain from certain actions that may repel the other sex. Dr. Judy categorizes and by doing so (and refraining from telling her reader that she is doing so) is doing her reader a disservice.
She also categorizes in the stages of hooking. Nothing can…… [Read More]
The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is an ensemble group that plays original arrangements by Miami composers. The music that the ensemble plays has a distinct sound that can be attributed to the cultural influences of Miami and the instruments that are used. It is difficult to describe the ensemble's specific style as they appear to embrace a variety of styles.
The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is clearly influenced by Latin sounds, which is evident through the style, rhythm, and composition of the music being played. The music the Miami Big Sound Orchestra plays sounds a lot like music that was played by major artists such as Tito Puente. The music relies heavily on brass and woodwind instruments. It was interesting to see how one of the songs highlighted the use of the flute. In the song, there was a prominent flute solo, however, the solo sounds a little…… [Read More]
ocial Web and You
Explain how social media/web is changing or has changed the ways you, your family, and colleagues find information. Also, how has social media/web changed the ways you interact in your personal and professional life as well as within academic spheres? What functionalities do you think will be invented in the future? Make sure you support your argument with facts, figures, and intelligent analysis. Also, consider any opposing arguments. (One page).
When social networking was just getting started, critiques were concerned that it would lead to isolation -- that people would only connect online and would increasingly neglect their real time friends and family (Putnam, 2000). The Pew Foundation has been conducting a longitudinal study called the Internet & American Life Project that examines how people use the Internet and how that use is changing communication, social interactions, and political activism, among other dynamics. As…… [Read More]
In this form of punishment, authorities find infractions, encourage compliance and reward or punish and take away rights depending on the individual's response. In 1957, Fritz edl and David Wineman (as cited in Vander Ven, 2009) wrote about another approach in their book, the Aggressive Child, which proved to be much more successful at their juvenile residence Pioneer House. However, for various reasons, their methodology never received much of a following (Vander Ven, 2009).
Now, residential institutions are revisiting edl and Wineman's approach, which has greater credibility due to insights in the behavioral sciences over the past several decades. The distinction between typical youth and those who hate and are filled with anger, say edl and Wineman, is that while neither always behave perfectly, typical children will respond to interventions that remind them of what is good behavior. However, even these "normal" children under certain types of stress may not…… [Read More]
Off center from the beautiful woman stands a small, dwarfish creature, the height of a child. His face is deformed, almost like a circus freak, and he gestures rudely with his thumb at the woman. It is uncertain if he is doing this with approval or disapproval. The dwarf's gesture is crude and impolite, given that he is openly pointing at the woman. His necktie also seems to mark his status as lower-class, as is the fact that he seems to be picking his teeth with his other hand. The woman holds a magazine in her hand, evidently the Review that the drawing is designed to publicize. She seems unaware or untroubled by the pointing thumb. In the background hover the many names of other publications in an impressionistic, sparsely depicted drawing of a newsstand, from which evidently the fashionable beauty has selected as her choice. There is also a…… [Read More]
Nursing esearch Critique
Provision of acute nursing care is impacted by complex needs of hospitalized patients suffering from dementia. Despite of the gains that have been made in the realms of medical care, older adults have had to contend with progressive cognitive decline, functional decline, and challenging behaviors that impact the quality of their lives. Quality of life of patients suffering from dementia is further eroded by suboptimal healthcare. Elderly patients suffering from dementia are at risk group because the healthcare providers lack understanding of the etiology of the cognitive impairment and misrepresentation of the condition (Joosse, Palmer & Lang, 2013).
The purpose for carrying out the research is explicitly stated. The research seeks to address the challenges in providing care to hospitalized patients suffering dementia and delirium superimposed on dementia. The research also seeks to outline nursing assessments, problem identification, and interventions for dementia and delirium that can promote…… [Read More]
block and the response to intervention (TI) tiered approaches to education. Block education can best be defined as a method of manipulating the time available for teaching in the daily curriculum in a high school environment in a comprehensive and efficient manner in order to most effectively teach students. The TI tiered approach is an approach that is systematic in its design, and allows for students to move at their own respective pace while still demanding results in a structured manner. The TI approach in education takes place as a way of intervening in a student's progress (or lack thereof) before the overall effect of the non-progression leads to severe educational handicaps. The block education is used in a more physical educational setting and is used to allow a more flexible approach to education.
This literature review seeks to determine how effective the TI educational approach is compared to the…… [Read More]
distubance dynamics, which ae defined as dynamic distubances, especially in wind pattens, i.e. tonadoes, huicanes, etc. The pape will not focus, howeve, upon defining these pattens, but athe upon what the study states, how it was conducted and what the esults have been.
As a quick summay, the study will focus upon "distubance egimes," that ae said to be changing apidly (Tune, 2010). These egimes have consequences, and they can be pofound; thus, the study "synthesizes cuent undestanding of distubance with an emphasis on fundamental contibutions to contempoay landscape and ecosystem ecology, then identifies futue eseach pioities" (Tune, 2010).
The autho of this study also states that studies of distubance can lead to many insights, and some include:
Thesholds in space
Thesholds in time
New catalyzed ecological paadigms.
Due to the fact that these studies can ceate vaious special pattens it is also mentioned by Tune (2010) that…… [Read More]
lucidly stated to orbit around Leventhal's self-regulation theory which suggests that the actions which can help better explain behavioral changes are founded in the patient's unique view of their illness, and how they in turn regulate their behavior and the extent to which they engage in risk management. According to Burns and Grove (2009), this is a substantive theory.
The framework is presented in a somewhat lose manner, largely proposing that emotional and cognitive process help one in solidifying their perceptions of their illnesses and thus, impact the mode of action during a health crisis and the way in which the individual behave. As no strict framework is presented, concepts such as the identification of the illness, the presumed causes, the prospective consequences, the length of time of the disease, and the presumed control over the disease are all factors which can impact and influence the ability or perceived ability…… [Read More]
0, encompassing data aggregation, the ability to manage projections of data from content repositories and the ability to create cross-products or mash-ups. The article's title connotes this ambitious direction, and the author delivers with some excellent insights as well. The article concludes with the section, the User-Oriented Web: A Total Perspective section that discusses how aggregation, projection and mashups will impact users, the author ties together the progression of technological developments from a technological and process standpoint effectively. The significance of the article is both as a refresher of key concepts but also of explanations of how to web gadgets are going to revolutionize Web application development as well.
This is an excellent article for refreshing ones' knowledge of the core building blocks of Web software development, in addition to defining how best to interpret and put into context the rapidly growing popularity of AJAX in the context…… [Read More]
Conductor Dong-hyun Kim rendered Symphony No. 4 composed by James Cohn flawlessly; he led the orchestra through its erudite and diverse mix of idioms, its meditatively vague initial movement and blustering, anguish-driven finale, a summoning of Hungary's Soviet invasion in the year 1956. One would not be exaggerating if one were to label this as the 1812 Overture of Cohn, though it culminates on a markedly unresolved and muted note. Nervously tricky metrics replaced indirect, grey-sky, wounded graphics as well as a spurt of abrupt certainty, when suddenly the inescapable conclusion manifested itself. The composer is possibly a more familiar face in the European region than here (three of his symphonies were recorded, by the Slovak Radio Symphony recently). A much larger audience would be enriched by his music (LucidCulture, 2015).
The audiences will first get to hear James Cohn, whose music was composed during the…… [Read More]
1. Community Health Concerns
Georgia is predominantly faced with the risk of mosquito related infections due to the numerous viruses that are breed by mosquitos. These viruses are still in circulation in Georgia and they have the potential to cause human and animal diseases (Georgia.Gov, 2017). Here are the most pronounced mosquito viruses that Georgia has had to contend with over the years:
· Eastern equine encephalitis
· West Nile
The mosquito viruses are assessed as being very active during early the Georgia early fall season. The viruses are capable of infecting humans and animals such as horses, birds and other types of animals. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) any reports of infected horses or birds in Georgia or the presence of large mosquito numbers could be an indication of greater risks of getting infected as well (Georgia.Gov, 2017). Georgia residents are advised to…… [Read More]
ROLE OF SOUND AS AN ELEMENT OF GUEST SATISFACTION WITHIN TH E. EVENT INDUSTRY
A SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE
The field of event management recognizes that events are more than the featured action; they encompass the sum total of the experiences that the customers and employees experience while at that event. Therefore, while there might be a limited number of purposes for an event, the different variables that contribute to an event mean that there are an infinite number of ways that an event can occur. One of the emerging ideas in event management is the idea that these secondary characteristics can contribute as much to the event as the actual purpose. Moreover, successful event managers have to be aware of the competition that occurs because of these secondary characteristics. The environment of an event is often referred as the Servicescape. One part of the Servicescape is the sound of an event.…… [Read More]
Rather, the issue needs to be seen from all angles to truly evaluate the needs and responses to these risks as they are identified.
a. List the potential threats and uncertainties associated with staging the Rock 'n'
Reggae concert using the information contained in this case description.
Threats will include drunken or otherwise inebriated fans, accidental fires (especially from electricity or smoking). Also, acts of God such as weather disasters must be factored in.
b. As noted in the scenario, the capacity of the stadium is 8000. Similar sized concert data were referenced in preparation for that given year in the United States. Deaths should considered to give an adequate barometer for preparation for a worst case scenario (Upton, 2004) .
In an international study that the team used in preparation for this project, 136 hundred and thirty-six victims died in 29 separate incidents that occurred in 20 different countries/territories:…… [Read More]
In June, 1966he first appeared in Covent Garden in another Donizetti role, Tonio in la Fille du egiment and was so skilled at the difficult range of the role the press dubbed him the "King of the High C's" (Woodstra, Brennan and Schrott, iv; (Ah Mes Amis - Live at Covet Garden 1966).
He began recording and adding to his repetoire; 1969 opposite enata Scotto in I Lombardi, the rarely performed I Caputelti e I Montecchi, and a complete L'Elisir d'Amore with his now famous friend, Sutherland. On Feburary 17, 1972, Pavarotti made a stunning breakthrough at the Metropolitan Opera in La Fille, receiving 17 curtain calls and wild raves from both the crowd and critics; as well as doting praise from Mirella Freini (emembering Pavarotti; a Mes Amis - Live at the Met 1972).
From then on, Pavarotti was in demand as a world-class tenor. He was brought into…… [Read More]
In addition, the Marines have a much smaller force than the army.
On the other hand, the army cannot be as selective as the marines because it needs to maintain a much higher number of troops. The article explains that the army "needs 80,000 new soldiers this year and must find them in a populace that is in many ways less willing and less able to serve than earlier generations were (Mockenhaupt, 2007, pg.86)." The article explains that teenagers and young adults are overweight and less fit than any previous generation. In addition, this generation of young Americans eats more unhealthy foods, watches more television, and engages in less physical activity than previous generations. The article further asserts that this generation is "more individualistic and less inclined to join the military. And with the unemployment rate hovering near historic lows, they have other choices (Mockenhaupt, 2007, pg.86)."
Overall it is…… [Read More]
oles of The Program Music
Program music refers to a form of music which tries to deliver an additional musical story musically. This story involved could be rendered to its audience as program notes, causing imaginative comparisons with its music.
This concept of program music enjoys more fame and application in the European classical music world, especially during the height of romantic works in the 1800s. Program music was a very common concept in those times. It was commonly used in reference to solely instrumental music works which are music pieces that doesn't have any lyrics. However, it was also used to describe the lieder and opera music type (odgers, 2009).
The single progression orchestral program music works are symphonic poems and the complete works is produced to be enjoyed and heralded without any external references. The Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is a suitable instance of program music…… [Read More]
Policy Process Part I
Policies are constantly being reviewed and considered to assist in enhancing the federal, state, and local health care systems. Each of the reviewed and considered policies has the potential to affect every individual on a daily basis, so careful consideration must be exercised when policies are proposed. The careful consideration requires an understanding of the process through which an idea or topic ultimately becomes a policy and legislation. An example of a topic in the health care industry that may be used to form a policy is health workforce shortages. This topic can become a policy because the United States health sector is currently experiencing an increase in workforce shortages in federal, state, and local levels. The current laws do not have adequate measures or procedures that would deal with this issue effectively. Therefore, policy makers should develop and implement legislation that specifically focuses on health…… [Read More]
Jazz Performance eport
Jazz in its essence is a group of assorted musicians seamlessly communicating with one another. The communication may be planned or take place in spontaneity as the musicians become one in music. Since the tempo, key, rhythm and etiquette of the music is so potent, the musicians allow for great excitement generated by the music to shine, thereby making spontaneous improvisation easier. Jazz is a constantly evolving music genre and is great music to dance to and enjoy (HJW).
Jazz grew in popularity quickly, and for the first half of the 20th century, it was the world's most popular music. This period produced great music that is being enjoyed even today by the young generation. This period in time was also one of the most depressing in history as the great depression struck by an influenza pandemic and citizens of the world endured the world wars and…… [Read More]
Unequal Childhoods is a very enjoyable and interesting book to read. Despite the complexity of the issues she discusses, the author's language and style is accessible. The families and their activities are described in a straightforward, sympathetic way. Each chapter gives a new view of the thesis and explores the real lives of each of the twelve families. The reader gets to know them and to understand their attitudes and behavior within the framework of the society in which they live and what is expected of them. The abundance of evidence given -- in descriptions of family dynamics and behavior -- makes a compelling argument for the impact of class on how children are raised and learn to see themselves. The author points out, also, that each way, concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth, offer benefits and drawbacks. It is our social institutions that judge and accord…… [Read More]
William Glasser wrote the book reality therapy in 1965. Since its publication, it has gained increasing prominence in the United States, as well as the world. Dr. Glasser developed his ideology to address the limitations he found in the Freudian model of psychology. The methods and practices intrinsic to reality therapy differ substantially from conventional therapy. Dr. Glasser challenges several widely accepted notions of psychiatry, such as mental illness and the role of therapists. Glasser founded the William Glasser Institute to encourage the spread of his ideas into psychiatric practice.
Over the last thirty-five years, Glasser's ideology has proven to be an effective form of therapy, with successes in both institutional settings and private practices.
Reality therapy concentrates on the client's needs and getting them to confront the reality of the world. In Reality Therapy, these needs are classified into power, love and belonging, freedom, fun, and survival.…… [Read More]
ichter and Gardiner in Bach's Canata ecordings
The Baroque was a style expressed in art, music, architecture and even literature from the Age of Discovery in the 16th century until the early 18th century. Most describe it as more dramatic, florid, embellished and a move away from the total religiosity of the Middle Ages and into a more secular and emotional, time frame. However, the spread of the Baroque in music, art and architecture was certainly tied to the spread of Catholicism and how art was used in the Church to help express emotion and tell the Biblical stories through painting or music for those not literate. Later in the era, the idea of music and art being reflective of religiosity became even more important with the split between Catholics and Protestants. Just like the philosophical materials that arose, the Baroque in music tending to use the past as a…… [Read More]
Companies such as XYZ Widget Corporation are well situated to take advantage of burgeoning markets in developing nations, particularly in Asia and Africa.
2. XYZ can grow its business by expanding its operations to certain developing nations in ways that profit the company as well as the impoverished regions that are involved, particularly when marketing efforts are coordinated with nongovernmental organizations operating in the region.
3. Several constraints and challenges must be overcome in order to succeed in selling to impoverished regions of the world.
4. Time is of the essence. First movers will enjoy distinct competitive advantages over their counterparts who adopt a "wait-and-see" approach to targeting the poor in developing nations as potential markets.
The world's population has never been larger, and there are more poor people today than ever before in history. Current trends provide some mixed messages concerning the direction that poverty is taking in…… [Read More]
9% to 734 units (Khun, 2009)
Additionally, James Moss, of Curzon Investment Property, has commented (Khun, 2009) that Dominos and Subway have been successful in the UK market as a result of their franchise models that are almost recession proof. In addition many investors (who want to own a franchise) have found these two chains to be exceptional investments. Additionally, many "Britons are also shunning posh business lunches and choosing instead to head to Eat or Pret for a sandwich (Khun, 2009,9)." The report also explains that "Independent operators (with fewer than five outlets) have increased their market share by 2.2% across the UK's top 10 cities to further fuel the feeling that many high streets are turning England into 'fried chicken Britain'(Khun, 2009,9)." The following chart illustrates the most popular cities for Fast Food in the UK.
Number of Fast Food Restaurants by City
London (central) (847 outlets)
Edinburgh…… [Read More]
Additionally the company is inceasingly concened with meeting the enegy needs of people and oganizations thoughout the wold ("Company Pofile"). To this end Exxon Mobil is committed to "exploation and poduction of cude oil and natual gas; the manufactue of petoleum poducts; and the tanspotation and sale of cude oil, natual gas, and petoleum poducts ("Company Pofile")." In addition Exxon Mobile is a pimay poduce and makete of both commodity and specialty petochemicals. The company is also involved in the owneship and management of electic powe geneation facilities. The company is also involved in seveal aeas of eseach that allow the company to suppot opeations, expeience constant impovement ("Company Pofile"). The company has fou distinct business sphees though which it opeates. The sphee ae efeed to as upsteam, downsteam, chemical and technology.
The Upsteam business sect efes to Exxon Mobil's asset base ("Company Pofile"). This base is significant, involves seveal…… [Read More]
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the erratic responses to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, critical incident management has become the focus of a growing body of research. In addition, there is an ongoing need for timely and effective responses to manmade and natural disasters, and improved approaches continue to be identified. To gain some fresh insights into current critical incident management, this paper reviews three studies concerning a coordinated multi-disciplinary response to a critical incident as well as the National Incident Management System. A review of a final article concerning response and management of a chemical, biological, radiological and explosive incident is followed by a summary of the research and a description concerning how the research contributes to knowledge in these areas.
eview and Analysis
Coordinated Multi-Disciplinary esponse to a Critical Incident.
In his study, "esponding to Bio-terrorism equires a Concerted Effort," Mughai…… [Read More]
management, in particular the management of mega events. It also delves deeply into the positives and negatives of the London Olympic Games and the 2006 orld Cup events in Germany. Those who manage mega events have an enormous task and an almost impossible responsibility to the public, to those participating in the events, and to the countries where mega events take place. Those issues and more are covered in this paper.
Theoretically review the key aspects of event management
Form and Function
Theoretically an event is a kind of convergence, according to Professor Donald Getz (School of Tourism, The University of Queensland); it is a blending of forms and functions, and those in turn converge into a worthwhile experience for the tourist / participant. Getz uses two huge events to illustrate how form and function come together to produce a grand experience for the attendee. He points to the 2012…… [Read More]
Terrorist Groups Are Aligning to Conduct Global Terrorism.
Terrorism used to be a topic limited to only certain sectors of the world, such as the Middle East or South Africa. However, in recent years, it appears that no one is safe in any part of the world. A growing number of countries must take measures to protect citizens and visitors from the threat of terrorism. The Unites States is the latest addition to this list. It has become evident in recent years that terrorism is not a localized event any more, but has become an increasing global problem. It has also become obvious that terrorism requires a global solution as well. Evidence has been mounting that terrorist groups are beginning to connect and form alliances. This gives them greater strength and greater resources. It seems that they are finding common ground and are beginning to coordinate efforts. This will be…… [Read More]
Mexico faces an array of drug-related problems ranging from production and transshipment of illicit drugs to corruption, violence, and increased internal drug abuse. Powerful and well-organized Mexican organizations control drug production and trafficking in and through Mexico, as well as the laundering of drug proceeds. These organizations also have made a concerted effort to corrupt and intimidate Mexican law enforcement and public officials. In addition, the geographic proximity of Mexico to the United States and the voluminous cross-border traffic between the countries provide ample opportunities for drug smugglers to deliver their illicit products to U.S. markets. The purpose of this study was to develop informed and timely answers to the following research questions: (a) How serious is the trade in illicit drugs between Mexico and the United States today and what have been recent trends? (b) How does drug trafficking fund terrorist organizations in general and trade between Mexico and…… [Read More]
The one-time immigration lawyer moonlighted as an editor at the Latin American Review Press and was impressed with her boss, a 90-year-old woman. This experience has inspired Mahler, who eventually wants to have her own journal or press.
This independent streak dates to her upbringing. "I was a very latchkey kid," she explains, and was raised by her siblings. As a result, she was a bit of a neighborhood terror as well. "I even had my own army of 1st graders that I made do push-ups and if they didn't, I sent them to jail, which was the jungle gym."
For now, however, her focus is on Emory and her family. She married her high school sweetheart, Andrew Mahler, and the couple now reside in Stockbridge. Anna wants to focus on building bonds with her students as well. "I hope to make lasting personal and professional relationships and contribute to…… [Read More]