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Maya Angelou

Subject: Literature

1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

Angelou, Maya

Angelou, Maya (4 Apr 1928)   Reference library

Josephine Wright

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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251 words

...held the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC). Bibliography C. Tate , ed.: Black Women Writers At Work (New York, 1983) M.J. Lupton : Maya Angelou: a Critical Companion. Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers , ed. K.G. Klein (Westport, CT, 1998) T.M. Hawthorne : “Angelou, Maya,” Black Women in America , ed. D.C. Hine (New York, 2/2005) K.E. Clifton : Recent American Art Song: A Guide (Lanham, MD, 2008) Josephine...

Brown, Angela

Brown, Angela (1 Dec 1964)   Reference library

Beth McGinnis

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...In 2005 she sang Cilla in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's world premiere of Margaret Garner by Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison , and in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Symphony she premiered the song cycle “A Woman's Life,” which Danielpour wrote for her to texts by Maya Angelou. In addition to appearing regularly with orchestras throughout the United States, she has produced more intimate recordings such as Mosaic (Albany Records, 2004 ), which features African American spirituals with guitar and piano. Beth...

Danielpour, Richard

Danielpour, Richard (28 Jan 1956)   Reference library

Laurie Shulman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,883 words

...vocal works display pristine, idiomatic writing. He has collaborated increasingly with living poets and authors. An emphasis on vocal works since 2000 reflects his growing sensitivity to the power of language in music. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison were muses to him in the first decade of the 21st century. Angelou is represented by the song cycle Portraits ( 2001 ) and A Woman's Life ( 2007 ). The latter is a modern-day Frauenliebe und -leben but with a decided focus on the woman, and not in terms of her relationship with a man....

Calypso

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Hope Munro Smith

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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745 words

...the first million-selling album by a single artist in US history, and created a calypso craze that lasted for several years. Folk revival singers such as the Tarriers and Stan Wilson recorded calypsos, as did various cabaret artists including Josephine Premice , the poet Maya Angelou , the actor Robert Mitchum , and the Charmer (later known as Louis Farrakhan ). Meanwhile, a new generation of calypsonians led by the Mighty Sparrow ( Slinger Francisco ) and Lord Kitchener ( Aldwyn Roberts ) continued to reinvigorate music in Trinidad. Female calypsonians...

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