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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Tolman, Henry

Tolman, Henry (15 Jan 1821)   Reference library

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Henry ( b Boston, MA , 15 Jan 1821 ; d Cohasset, MA , 20 Nov 1888 ). Dealer in musical instruments, and music publisher and partner in the firm of Russell & tolman from 1858 to 1862 ....

Nickelodeon

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.... In the early 20th century, a small storefront motion picture theater where the admission fee was five cents. It also may refer to a coin-operated player piano, often with added percussion effects, used in bars, dance halls, and amusement...

Spasm band

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...band . An ensemble similar to a Washboard band , formed by African Americans around New Orleans in the early 20th century. Often featuring found or homemade instruments, the spasm band served as a model for jug bands and skiffle bands during the folksong revival in the 1950s and...

DeRosa, Vincent

DeRosa, Vincent (5 Oct 1920)   Reference library

Gerald E. Wood

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...horn at an early age with Peter Dilecce of the Chicago Civic Opera Orchestra. After moving to Los Angeles, he studied briefly with his uncle, Vincent DeRubertis, a staff horn player for Paramount Studios, and Alfred Brain, principal horn at 20th Century Fox. At age 17 he began his career as a member of the horn section at 20th Century Fox ( 1937 ) before enlisting in the US Army in 1942 . After his discharge in 1945 he launched a freelance recording career in Los Angeles, attracting the attention of numerous film composers. He can be heard on film,...

St. Denis, Ruth

St. Denis, Ruth (20 Jan 1877)   Reference library

Norton Owen

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...Denis, Ruth ( b Newark, NJ , 20 Jan 1877 ; d Los, Angeles , CA 21 July 1968 ). Dancer and choreographer . A contemporary of Isadora Duncan, she was one of the pioneers of American modern dance, and with her husband Ted Shawn she cofounded the influential Denishawn company. One of her trademarks was a form she called music visualization, in which abstract movement was used to illustrate classical music. Norton...

Jive

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Claude Conyers

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... ( ii ). An American social dance of the 20th century. Rooted in the Swing dances of the 1940s, jive is classified in the International Latin division of competitive Ballroom dance. It is the fastest of the Latin dances, characterized by quick kicks, flicks of the feet, and twirling of the female partner. A joyful, boppy dance that seems uninhibited, it does, in fact, require tight technical control. Claude...

Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program (MMCP)

Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program (MMCP)   Reference library

Kyung-Suk Moon

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...funded music curriculum development project undertaken at various American sites from 1965 to 1972 . Led by founding director Ronald B. Thomas , the project developed an innovative spiral music curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12, with emphasis on creativity and 20th-century art music. Bibliography K.S. Moon : Historical Perspectives on the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program: 1965–1972 (diss., Arizona State U., 2004) Kyung-Suk...

Concert organ

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James H. Cook

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...organ . An organ installed in a public performance hall. Owing to their intended use, concert organs stand apart from church organs on one hand and residence organs on the other. Such organs were common in the 1920s and 1930s, less so in the years following World War II. A late 20th-century resurgence of interest has produced some outstanding examples, including those in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (Fisk 1992 ), Disney Hall in Los Angeles (Rosales/Glatter-Götz 2004 ), and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (Dobson 2006 ). James H....

Styx

Styx (18 Feb 1947)   Reference library

Michael Ethen

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.... Rock group. Its founding members were keyboardist and lead singer Dennis DeYoung ( b Chicago, IL , 18 Feb 1947 ) , twin brothers John (Anthony) Panozzo ( b Chicago, IL , 20 Sept 1948 ; d 16 July 1996 ) and (Charles Salvatore) Chuck Panozzo ( b Chicago, IL , 20 Sept 1948 ) on drums and bass, guitarist John Curulewski ( b Chicago, IL , 3 Oct 1950 ; d Chicago, IL , 13 Feb 1988 ) , and guitarist James (Vincent) Young ( b Chicago, IL , 14 Nov 1949 ) . Its idiom combines power ballads with anthems, progressive rock sophistication with...

Torrington, Frederick Herbert

Torrington, Frederick Herbert (20 Oct 1836)   Reference library

James H. Cook

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...Frederick Herbert ( b Dudley, England , 20 Oct 1836 ; d Toronto, ON , 20 Nov 1917 ). Canadian organist , educator , and conductor , of English birth. After private study beginning at age 8 and an early appointment as organist and choirmaster in Bewdley, Torrington emigrated to Canada, becoming organist of Great St. James Street Methodist Church in Montreal in 1857 . Having performed several times in Boston as a recitalist, he left Montreal to become organist of King's Chapel Boston in 1869 , continuing his concert career while holding...

Perkins, Henry S(outhwick)

Perkins, Henry S(outhwick) (20 March 1833)   Reference library

Raymond D. Comstock and Patrick M. Jones

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...Henry S(outhwick) ( b Stockbridge, VT , 20 March 1833 ; d Chicago, IL , 20 Jan 1914 ). Educator and composer . He studied at the Boston Music School ( 1857– c 1861 ), observed teaching methods in Europe, and studied singing with Pierre Wartel in Paris and Luigi Vannuccini in Florence ( 1875–6 ). He was principal of the Iowa State Normal Academy of Music ( 1867–72 ) and professor of music at the state university ( 1867 ), both in Iowa City, and director of the Kansas Normal Academy of Music in Leavenworth ( 1870–74 ). These academies...

Quittmeyer, Susan

Quittmeyer, Susan (27 Oct 1953)   Reference library

Kathleen Sewright

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...and the Manhattan School of Music, she made her American opera debut in 1978 with the Opera Theatre in St. Louis as Chloe in Vicente Martín y Soler's The Tree of Chastity . In 1979 she sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte with the San Francisco Opera, the first of more than 20 different roles that she sang with that company through 1995 . These included Rosette in Manon ( 1981 ), Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro ( 1982 ), the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos ( 1983 ), Mistress Meg Page in Falstaff ( 1985 ), Marina in Boris Godunov ( 1992 ), and...

Rodeheaver, Homer A(lvan)

Rodeheaver, Homer A(lvan) (4 Oct 1880)   Reference library

Thomas Henry Porter/R

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Homer A(lvan) ( b Union Furnace, OH , 4 Oct 1880 ; d Winona Lake, IN , 18 Dec 1955 ). Evangelistic musician and music publisher . During the first half of the 20th century he greatly influenced the creation and popularization of gospel song both in the United States and elsewhere. He worked for 20 years with the evangelist Billy Sunday. In 1910 , with Bentley DeForrest Ackley, he established the Rodeheaver-Ackley publishing house in Chicago, which became the Rodeheaver Co. in 1911 . With the purchase of the Hall-Mack Co. of Philadelphia in...

Garage

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Will Fulford-Jones

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.... A form of Electronic dance music popular in clubs in the late 20th century. As “garage” rock, the term had earlier been used to denote movement primarily outside the commercial rock mainstream, predominantly in the United States and beginning in the 1960s, and with a philosophy somewhat akin to later Indie rock . Garage, the dance music, originated at the Paradise Garage nightclub in New York, from which the genre takes its name. Like house music, it was derived from and shares many of disco's characteristics, with simple, rigid 4/4 rhythm tracks and...

Arthur, Alfred F.

Arthur, Alfred F. (8 Oct 1844)   Reference library

Jonas Westover

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...Alfred F. ( b Pittsburgh, PA , 8 Oct 1844 ; d Lakewood, OH , 20 Nov 1918 ). Tenor , educator , conductor , and composer . Arthur moved throughout the United States as a young man, studying in Ashland, Ohio, as well as the Boston Music School. After additional studies in Europe, Arthur fought in the Civil War before moving to Cleveland in 1871 . Within two years, he founded the Cleveland Vocal Society, which he conducted for 29 seasons; the group was good enough to win first prize at the world choral competition of the World's Columbian...

Hubbert, Michael L(ee)

Hubbert, Michael L(ee) (10 April 1948)   Reference library

Albert R. Rice

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...Irish music with Mickie Zekley for several years in a touring group and opened his own instrument shop in 1980. He served an informal apprenticeship in instrument making with roderick Cameron from 1985 to 1989. He is best known for his Irish and Uilleann pipes based on 19th- and 20th-century models. He also makes reproductions of 17th- through 19th-century French vielles or hurdy gurdies ; Italian zampogne ; late 18th-century German bassoons; and late 18th-century Viennese clarinets. In addition Hubbert has restored many types of stringed and woodwind...

McGill, Josephine

McGill, Josephine (20 Oct 1877)   Reference library

Barbara L. Tischler

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...Josephine ( b Louisville, KY , 20 Oct 1877 ; d Louisville, KY , 24 Feb 1919 ). Composer and folksong collector . She had no formal training as a composer. At the suggestion of May Stone of the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County (Kentucky), she spent the summer of 1914 in Knott and Letcher counties transcribing folksongs and tracing their origins to English and Scottish ballads. By her own description the people of the area called her “the strange woman huntin’ song-ballets.” She published Folk-songs of the Kentucky Mountains ( 1917 ,...

Morgan, Hazel

Morgan, Hazel (20 March 1894)   Reference library

Joelle L. Lien and Jere T. Humphreys

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...Hazel ( Ruttan Beckwith ) Nohavec ( b Missouri Valley, IA , 20 March 1894 ; d Claremont, CA , 3 Jan 1985 ). Music educator and scholar . She received degrees from the University of Nebraska (BFA 1924 ), Nebraska State Teachers College (BA 1927 ), Claremont College (MA 1929 ), the MacPhail School of Music (DM 1937 ), and the University of Minnesota (PhD 1943 ). She taught and supervised music in the public schools of Wyoming ( 1913–17 ), Nebraska ( 1917–27 ), and California ( 1929–35 ). She also taught at the University of Nebraska (...

California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts   Reference library

Graydon Beeks and Christopher E. Mehrens

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...and advanced certificate programs are offered in fine arts. The school places strong emphasis on the study and performance of chamber music, 20th-century music, and ethnomusicology. It sponsors student and faculty ensembles that specialize in contemporary, Baroque, African, Bulgarian, Indian, and Indonesian music, as well as opera. In 2010 the CalArts library contained 203,471 books, 66,187 scores, 20,282 sound recordings, and 5124 microfilms. Two of the library's most notable special collections are the James Tenney Collection and the Dorothy Stone...

Aller, Eleanor

Aller, Eleanor (20 May 1917)   Reference library

Margaret Campbell

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...Eleanor ( b New York, NY , 20 May 1917 ; d Los Angeles, CA , 12 Oct 1995 ). Cellist of Russian parentage. She studied with her father, and at the age of 12 appeared at Carnegie Hall. She subsequently studied with felix Salmond at the Juilliard School of Music, and toured as a soloist. In 1936 she became principal cellist of the Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra, the first woman to hold such an appointment; she held this position until 1972 . In 1946 Korngold wrote his Cello Concerto for Aller to play in the film Deception , and she also...

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