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Yardbird Reader

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Literary annual founded (1972) by Ishmael Reed in Berkeley, Cal., as an anthology of writings by contemporary Afro-American authors. In 1978 it was renamed Y'Bird Magazine. Editorship has ...

Yardbird Reader

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
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47 words

... Reader , literary annual founded ( 1972 ) by Ishmael Reed in Berkeley, Cal., as an anthology of writings by contemporary Afro-American authors. In 1978 it was renamed Y'Bird Magazine . Editorship has been circulated among several authors, some representative of other minorities, on whose writings special issues have...

Yardbird Reader

Yardbird Reader  

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Literature
Literary annual founded (1972) by Ishmael Reed in Berkeley, Cal., as an anthology of writings by contemporary Afro-American authors. In 1978 it was renamed Y'Bird Magazine. Editorship has been ...
Cortez, Jayne

Cortez, Jayne (1937)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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465 words

...the range of possibilities open to contemporary poetry. Eugene B. Redmond , Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry—A Critical History (1976). Quincy Troupe , Clyde Taylor , Stanley Crouch , Charles Davis , and Eugene Redmond , The Poetry of Jayne Cortez , Yardbird Reader 5 (1976): 91–117. Barbara T. Christian , There It Is: The Poetry of Jayne Cortez , Callaloo 9, no. 1 (1986): 235–238. Jon...

Thomas, Joyce Carol

Thomas, Joyce Carol (1938)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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510 words

...universities and colleges in the United States, she has presented lectures, seminars, and workshops on creative writing and cultural studies in Nigeria and Haiti. Her work has appeared in a number of periodicals such as the Black Scholar, American Poetry Review, Giant Talk, Yardbird Reader, Drum Voices , and Calafia . She is a former editor of the West Coast black feminist magazine Ambrosia . Before Thomas 's first novel, Marked by Fire , was published she was known as a poet and playwright. As a poet, Thomas creates works that are commended for their...

Reed, Ishmael

Reed, Ishmael (b. 22 February 1938)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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884 words

...Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley, Hubba City premiered later that same year in Missouri, and The Preacher and the Rapper ( 1994 ) premiered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. Reed has also cofounded two independent publishing houses: Yardbird Publishing Company in 1971 , which published an annual Yardbird Reader, and Reed, Cannon, and Johnson Communications in 1973 . Reed formed the Before Columbus Foundation in 1976 to promote the works of ethnic writers. The foundation published a number of anthologies, and in 1990 Reed, along with Al Young,...

Little Magazine

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
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625 words

... ( 1939–53 ), Cid Corman 's Origin ( 1951–71 ), and Gilbert Sorrentino 's Neon ( 1956–60 ), reflected the views of a major young writer; some, like Salmagundi ( 1965 – ) and Tri-Quarterly ( 1958 – ), are closely related to a university or college; and some, like Yardbird Reader ( 1972 – ), are dedicated to the writings of ethnic minorities. Over the hundred years or more that they have flourished, little magazines have printed a good deal of insignificant or bizarre work, but they have justified themselves by providing a medium for all kinds of...

Little magazine

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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663 words

... ( 1939–53 ), Cid Corman ’s Origin ( 1951–71 ), and Gilbert Sorrentino ’s Neon ( 1956–60 ), reflected the views of a major young writer; some, like Salmagundi ( 1965– ) and Tri-Quarterly ( 1958– ), are closely related to a university or college; and some, like Yardbird Reader ( 1972– ), are dedicated to the writings of ethnic minorities. Over the 90 years or more that they have flourished, little magazines have printed a good deal of insignificant or bizarre work, but they have justified themselves by providing a medium for all kinds of aesthetic...

Reed, Ishmael

Reed, Ishmael (1938)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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2,203 words

...and two librettos, four anthologies, and one collection of essays. In 1997 , Reed edited MultiAmerica: Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace . His publishing and editing enterprises have included Reed, Cannon and Johnson Publications, I. Reed Books, and the journals Yardbird Reader, Y'Bird, Quilt, and Konch . In 1976 , Reed cofounded what is—outside of his writing—perhaps his most significant venture, the Before Columbus Foundation, a multiethnic organization dedicated to promoting a pan-cultural view of America. One of Reed's outstanding attributes is...

Black Arts Movement

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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2,840 words

...Parks , this journal reached all parts of the black world. A third important center was Los Angeles, the home of Black Panther ( 1970 ), Black Scholar ( 1967 ), Journal of Black Poetry ( 1967 ), Journal of Black Studies ( 1970 ), Los Angeles Sentinel ( 1934 ), and Yardbird Press ( 1972 ). A fourth center was Detroit, where Black Arts Magazine ( 1971 ), Broadside Press ( 1965 ), Lotus Press ( 1972 ), and the Michigan Chronicle ( 1936 ) were located. Finally, Washington, DC, was also a hub for of the Black Arts Movement. Afro-American ( 1933...

Davis, Miles

Davis, Miles (26 May 1926)   Reference library

Jack Chambers

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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4,297 words
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...York and Hollywood. As Parker's star rose Davis gained invaluable experience in clubs and on recording dates for the independent labels Dial in Hollywood and Savoy in New York. He is the trumpeter on many of Parker's bebop classics including “Now's the time” ( 1945 , Savoy), “Yardbird Suite” ( 1946 , Dial), “Ornithology” ( 1946 , Dial), “Donna Lee” ( 1947 , Savoy, which he probably wrote, although it is usually credited to Parker), and “Scrapple from the Apple” ( 1947 , Dial). Davis made his first records as a leader for Savoy in August 1947 , with Parker on...

Popular music

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Charles Hamm, Robert Walser, Jacqueline Warwick, and Charles Hiroshi Garrett

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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...write their own material, and their androgynous haircuts continued the rock and roll challenge to gender norms. Their string of number one singles in North America in 1964 paved the way for the other bands of the British Invasion: the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, the Animals, and others. For many, these bands revived the interrupted energy of 1950s rock and roll, and they quickly displaced girl groups (except the Supremes) and soul singers on the pop charts. Blues rock and Hard rock developed as American and British...

Jazz Writing

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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2,321 words

... include Beyond Category, The Life And Genius Of Duke Ellington by John Edward Hasse (1993), The Duke Ellington Reader , edited by Mark Tucker (1993), Duke (1977) by Derek Jewell and Duke Ellington (1987), another contentious volume by James Lincoln Collier. Charlie Parker’s life was explored by Robert Reisner in Bird: The Legend Of Charlie Parker (1962), Ross Russell in Bird Lives!: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie ‘Yardbird’ Parker (1973), and Gary Giddins in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph Of Charlie Parker (1986). John Chilton’s books...

Beatles

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
8,376 words

...It was also the last release to be engineered by Norman Smith. As ever with the Beatles, there were some pointers to their future styles, including Harrison’s use of sitar on the punningly titled tale of Lennon’s infidelity, ‘Norwegian Wood’. That same year, the Byrds , Yardbirds and Rolling Stones incorporated Eastern-influenced sounds into their work, and the music press tentatively mentioned the decidedly unpoplike Ravi Shankar . Significantly, Shankar’s champion, George Harrison, was allowed two writing credits on Rubber Soul , ‘Think For...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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2012

...the hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe Chandler, Raymond (1888–1959) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction United States 1939 1939 The US jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker acquires the nickname 'Yardbird', or simply 'Bird' Parker, Charlie (1920–1955) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Music United States 1939 1939 August 2 - German-born US physicist Albert Einstein writes to President Roosevelt, warning of the potential of an atomic bomb...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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2012

...the hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe Chandler, Raymond (1888–1959) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1939 1939 The US jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker acquires the nickname 'Yardbird', or simply 'Bird' Parker, Charlie (1920–1955) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Music North America 1939 1939 August 2 - German-born US physicist Albert Einstein writes to President Roosevelt, warning of the potential of an atomic bomb...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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2012

...the hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe Chandler, Raymond (1888–1959) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1939 1939 The US jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker acquires the nickname 'Yardbird', or simply 'Bird' Parker, Charlie (1920–1955) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s Performing arts Music North America United States 1939 1939 February 2 - de Valera declares that Eire will be neutral in any forthcoming European war Neutrality Brewer's Dictionary of Irish...

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