New Pins And Needles

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 78.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7563
Download Read Online

New Pins And Needles from the Author: . Windsor Theatre, Labor Stage, Inc. presents I.L.G.W.U. Players in a musical revue "New Pins and Needles," music and lyrics by Harold J. Rome, sketches by Joseph Schrank, entire production staged by Robert H. Gordon, production designed by S. Syrjala, George Davis and Baldwin Bergersen at the pianos.

The Cultural Front

Author: Michael Denning
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859841709
Size: 25.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6195
Download Read Online

The Cultural Front from the Author: Michael Denning. "The cultural front," James T. Farrell once wrote, was made up of "commercial writers, high-priced Hollywood scenarists, a motley assortment of mystery-plot mechanics, humorists, newspaper columnists, stripteasers, band leaders, glamour girls, actors, press agents, Broadway producers, aging wives with thwarted literary ambitions, and other such ornaments of American culture." The cultural front, that extraordinary upsurge of cultural activity and theory in America, was born in the Great Depression as communists sought to organize cultural workers against Fascism and crisis-ridden capitalism. Spawned by the Popular Front of the Communist Party, the cultural front grew to encompass virtually every aspect of high and popular art in the US during the 1930s and beyond. Thoroughly infused with a radically popular and oppositional mentality, the cultural front informed one of the most culturally exciting and rich periods in American history -- a veritable "Second American Renaissance," in the words of Michael Denning. In The Cultural Front, Denning lifts the lid on a period which cracks open the great debate in contemporary cultural studies of "high" versus "low" culture -- a period in which artists and intellectuals rubbed shoulders with activists and workers, all striving in various ways to create a genuinely democratic popular culture. From Disney animators to proletarian novelists, and encompassing the likes of Orson Welles, Duke Ellington, John Dos Passos, C.L.R James and Billie Holiday, Denning charts a scene which not only fused art and popular protest but also left a deep imprint on American culture and society today.

Katherine Dunham

Author: Joyce Aschenbrenner
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252027598
Size: 26.44 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5385
Download Read Online

Katherine Dunham from the Author: Joyce Aschenbrenner. Throughout the better part of the twentieth century, and in performance halls, classrooms, and communities throughout the world, the wellspring of Katherine Dunham's remarkable career can be traced to the intersection of dance, culture, and society. More than a recounting of Dunham's accomplishments as a dancer and choreographer, this biography is the first to thoroughly examine her pioneering contributions to dance anthropology and her commitment to humanizing society through the arts.Founder of the first self-supporting African American dance company, Dunham relied on her fieldwork as an anthropologist to fundamentally change modern dance. She shaped new dance techniques and introduced other cultures to U.S. and European audiences by fusing Caribbean and African-based movement with ballet and modern dance. Her revolutionary approaches to dance and its greater connection to the world have influenced a generation of dancers, theatrical performers, and scholars. She believes that dance involves the development of an entire person and the rituals and traditions of dance are integral to the study of culture. Throughout her career she has been a living model of the socially responsible artist working to whet cultural appetites and combat social injustice. Joyce Aschenbrenner's multifaceted portrait blends personal observations based on her own interactions with Dunham, archival documents, and interviews with Dunham's colleagues, students, and members of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company. Integrating these sources, Aschenbrenner characterizes the social, familial, and cultural environment of Dunham's upbringing and the intellectual and artistic community she embraced at the University of Chicago that laid the groundwork for her development as a dancer, anthropologist, and humanitarian. The book vividly depicts Dunham's and her dancers' touring experiences and includes detailed descriptions of her community cultural and educational programs in East St. Louis.

On Pins And Needles

Author: Chloe Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442479388
Size: 63.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4141
Download Read Online

On Pins And Needles from the Author: Chloe Taylor. As Zoey prepares for a sewing contest, she realizes her friendships are also in need of tailoring. In the second book in the Sew Zoey series, things are going great for Zoey on the fashion front: She meets a real designer who tells her she should enter a big sewing contest, and she finds out that her idol, Daphne Shaw, is a fan of her blog! But off the runway, Zoey’s having friend trouble times two. First her best friend Kate gets her braces off—and starts getting a lot of attention from boys, including Zoey’s crush, Lorenzo. Is she still the same sweet Kate on the inside? Then Zoey’s newest friend, Libby, thinks Zoey is friends with her only because her aunt is one of the contest judges. Zoey thought fashion emergencies were tough…but compared to friendship emergencies, they’re a cinch. How can she prove that she’s friends with Libby for the right reasons and fix her relationship with Kate? In a way that is totally Zoey!

Musical Comedy In America

Author: Cecil A. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136556680
Size: 39.95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1999
Download Read Online

Musical Comedy In America from the Author: Cecil A. Smith. First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Musical Theatre

Author: Gerald Martin Bordman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199729708
Size: 34.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3142
Download Read Online

American Musical Theatre from the Author: Gerald Martin Bordman. Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.

Pins And Needles

Author: Stephen Krensky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181158
Size: 78.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 699
Download Read Online

Pins And Needles from the Author: Stephen Krensky. Pins is a porcupine who loves to take chances. Needles is a porcupine who is always scared. But when Pins gets himself into a bit of trouble, will Needles be brave enough to help him out? Pins and Needles covers the concepts Appreciating Differences and Friendship.

Pins And Needles Share A Dream

Author: Stephen Krensky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698193423
Size: 51.53 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2713
Download Read Online

Pins And Needles Share A Dream from the Author: Stephen Krensky. Pins and Needles Share a Dream covers the concepts Friendship and Problem Solving. Quill-less Pins is too embarrassed to leave his house to play with Needles. Needles finally convinces Pins to tell him what happened--and just hearing Pins's dream makes Needles so scared his quills fall out, too! This sweet 8x8 is a perfect bedtime story about friendship and caring for one another, even in the most embarrassing times.

Pins Needles

Author: Karen Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476739196
Size: 47.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2200
Download Read Online

Pins Needles from the Author: Karen Brown. Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction In Pins and Needles, Karen Brown explores the dynamics of love and longing between mother and child, husband and wife, close friends, and virtual strangers, often peeling back the facade of a seemingly stable suburban life to reveal the secrets and transgressions that even good people can be guilty of. In “She Fell to Her Knees,” Nell inherits the neglected house in which her mother died years before, and begins an affair with the neighbor. The narrator of “Apparitions,” who has recently returned the blind grandson she was raising to the care of his mother, invites a confused young man into her home. In “The Ropewalk,” a bartender haunted by her abandonment of her own child aids a customer in a struggle for custody of her daughters. A pregnant teenager in “Unction” comes to accept the reality of her situation while working a summer job in a bookbinding shop. Annie, the young mother with a tragic past in “Pins and Needles,” leaves her infant daughter to go on an errand in a snowstorm, and picks up a boy she doesn't know. Evocative, sexy, and haunting, these are stories that readers won't soon forget.

Media And Culture In The U S Jewish Labor Movement

Author: Brian Dolber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319435485
Size: 53.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 935
Download Read Online

Media And Culture In The U S Jewish Labor Movement from the Author: Brian Dolber. This book explores the Jewish Left’s innovative strategies in maintaining newspapers, radio stations, and educational activities during a moment of crisis in global democracy. In the wake of the First World War, as immigrant workers and radical organizations came under attack, leaders within largely Jewish unions and political parties determined to keep their tradition of social unionism alive. By adapting to an emerging media environment dependent on advertising, turn-of-the-century Yiddish socialism morphed into a new political identity compatible with American liberalism and an expanding consumer society. Through this process, the Jewish working class secured a place within the New Deal coalition they helped to produce. Using a wide array of archival sources, Brian Dolber demonstrates the importance of cultural activity in movement politics, and the need for thoughtful debate about how to structure alternative media in moments of political, economic, and technological change.