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Singer Biography Essay Examples

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The Biography of John Singer Sargent
Recognized as the leading portraitist in England and the United States at the turn of the century, John Singer Sargent was acclaimed for his elegant and very stylish depictions of high society. Known for his technical ability, he shunned traditional academic precepts in favor of a modern approach towards technique, color an...
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An Analysis of Peter Singer's Article The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Between the middle and upper classes there is a side of society that often goes unseen, a side ridden with poverty and misfortune. In “The Singer Solution to World Poverty”, Peter Singer tells Americans that sacrificing their luxuries, which are comparatively not as important they can prevent many people from dying. He pre...
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The Life and Works of Isaac Singer
In 1851, Isaac Singer borrowed $40.00 to make a working sewing machine that would become the leader in the sewing machine industry and famous around the world. Isaac Merritt Singer was born on October 27, 1811 in Troy, New York to a large family of German immigrants. When he was twelve he left home and went to Rochester...
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Comparing and Contrasting the Philosophers Singer and Riger
Singer vs. Regan Despite their rather different philosophical foundations, both philosophers arrive at basically the same conclusions. Singer takes a utilitarian approach, while Regan takes a deontological "rights" and "inherent value" position. In the end they both take a position of vegetarianism and...
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The Uniqueness and Influence of the Blossom Dearie Song
Hearing Blossom Dearie sing is a surreal experience. She is a vocalist who has a uniqueness, charm, and range unlike any other. A natural cabaret singer best suited to comedic songs and other"light"repertoire, Blossom can just as quickly turn around and draw you into the most aching, beautiful love song possible...
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An Overview Steps to Become a Singer, a Brief Guide
Steps To Be A Singer… Can fame and stardom come without struggles and hardships? When the word fame or stardom comes up, people usually think of movie celebrities, sports stars, and especially musicians. Musicians fill the world with the great sounds of rhythmic beats and melodies. Though the world is filled with musicians...
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A Time to Live and a Time to Give
English 1020 3 February 2014 A Time to Live and a Time to Give What is the solution to world poverty? Australian philosopher Peter Singer believes he has the answer. In his essay “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” Singer argues that we are all in the moral wrong if we don’t do all in our power to save the lives of...
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A Biography of the Inventor of the Sewing Machine, Isaac Singer
In 1851, Isaac Singer borrowed $40.00 to make a working sewing machine that would become the leader in the sewing machine industry and famous around the world. Isaac Merritt Singer was born on October 27, 1811 in Troy, New York to a large family of German immigrants. When he was twelve he left home and went to Rochester...
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A Biography of the Folk Singer and Writer Jewel Kilcher
Jewel Kilcher Folk singer and writer Jewel Kilcher was born on May 23, 1974, in Homer, Alaska, to Nedra and Atz Kilcher. Her parents were folk singers who incorporated Jewel into their act at age 6. Jewel and her family lived in a very small-populated town and had no running water, toilets or television. For h...
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A Biography of B.B. King the Singer
B.B. King was a blues singer and guitarist. His full name is Riley B. King. He was born September 16, 1925, near Indianola, Mississippi. An important aspect in King's life was, of course, when he was first exposed to the blues. 'I guess the earliest sound of the blues that I can rremember was in the fields while people woul...
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A Biography of Bessie Smith a Blues Singer
Its a Hard Knock Life Bessie Smith, the greatest and most significant blues singer of the 1920's, paid her dues and persevered the suffering of desertion, infidelity, discrimination, and hard-drinking street life. Bessie began the words of her "song," early in her life. Bessie's early childhood was plagued by des...
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The Superstar Career of Madonna Louise Ciccone
Madonna Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, in the city of Bay City, located in the state of Michigan. Her real birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. However, most people know her as simply Madonna. She is known as a controversial singer, actress, dancer, songwriter, and has become one of America's biggest and well-kno...
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A Biography and Life Work of Bob Dylan, a Singer and Songwriter
Bob Dylan sings about monkeys doing a dance in one of his songs on "Another Side of Bob Dylan." In the song, he asks his monkey to do the dog, and it winds up doing the cat, to which he replies, "Funky Monkey." I think he was on drugs. On what would turn out to be the swampiest, most disgusting day of...
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Britney Spears, an American Idol
There are many women that have an impact on my life; however, the question is how many of them do I look up to? Of course the most obvious person is my very own mother, but that made me think who else deserves to join this circle of reverence. Some names entered my mind, but do I really admire them? It is clear that women t...
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A Biography of John Singer Sargent
Perhaps one of the most well-known painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries, John Singer Sargent specialized in portraiture of the more influential and well off men and women of the era. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, a...
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A Biography and Life Work of Mariah Carey, an American Singer
Mariah Carey is a diva. Her hits have spanned two decades and have broken records long held by music heavyweights like the Beatles and one Elvis Presley. Her concerts have grown exponentially and she consistently sells out venues across the globe. Her success has allowed her to throw millions and millions of dollars around...
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A Biography of Judy Garland the American Singer and Actress
Subject: English
Judy Garland
Judy Garland's real name was Frances Gumm. Judy and her two older
sisters changed their stage name to Garland. A year later Frances
changed her name to Judy.At age 13 a man named Louis B. Mayer was so
impressed by her voice that he sighed her on a contract for M.G.M.
Her first real screen appea...
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A Review of the Life and Career of Elvis Presley
On January 8, 1935 at 4:35 a.m., a little boy by the name of Aaron Presley was born to parents Vernon Presley and Gladys Love Presley in a two-room house located in Tupelo, Mississippi. Little did anyone know that this little boy would forever change the world of music and entertainment. Although this was a happy occasion f...
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A Compilation Album by American Blues Musician Named Robert Johnson
King of the Delta Blues Singers: The life of , one of the most influential early blues artists, in shrouded by vague details and encompassed in mystery. His emotion filled playing and singing blends to form some of the most moving, original blues music ever produced. Ironically, despite being one of the top influences to...
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An Introduction to the Life of Joe Jackson
Imagine your fate and future resting in the hands of one mans judgment. This was actually reality for Jackson. Many argue that he was one of the best ever to play the game of baseball and was the greatest natural hitter of all-time. Yet, surprisingly, you will not find him among the familiar faces at the Hall of Fame. He wa...
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A Biography of Francis (Frank) Albert Sinatra, an American Singer and Motion-Picture Actor
Sinatra, Frank (1915-1998), American singer and motion-picture actor, one of the most famous American singers of his generation. Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, he sang with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey in the 1930s.Influenced by American singers Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday, Sinatra a...
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A Biography of Joan Baez, an American Folk/Rock Singer and Songwriter
Joan Baez The folk/rock sing and songwriter Joan Baez was born on January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York. Her father was Mexican, and her mother was British, when they were married they moved to California. Baez was raised in various parts of California and New York. She began her musical by singing and playing at her s...
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A Biography of Raine Maida, a Lead Singer of the Our Lady Peace Rock Band
On February 18, 1970 a future rock star was born in Weston, Ontario. Raine Maida, born Michael Raine Maida, is best known as the lead singer of the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace. Raine also does some guitar playing (more now than he used to so that he doesn’t “go crazy on stage”). Raine dropped his first name and...
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A Biography of Ray Charles, an American Singer, Songwriter and Pianist
“I'd like to think that when I sing a song, I can let you know all about the heartbreak, struggle, lies and kicks in the ass I've gotten over the years for being black and everything else, without actually saying a word about it.” Rise to fame:Ray Charles the singer, song writer, and pianist was born on September 23rd 1...
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A Biography of Selena Quintanilla, an American Singer
Born the sixteenth of April 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena was the youngest of three children to Marcella and Abraham Quintanilla II. Being a part of a musical group already (Los Dinos), Abraham often practiced music in his home. He never really tried giving Selena a chance at singing or playing an instrument and focus...
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