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Paul Simon
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs
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Manhattan
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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Stickball
Stickball
Stickball
is a street game related to baseball, usually formed as a pick-up game played in large cities in the Northeastern United States, especially New York City
New York City
and Philadelphia. The equipment consists of a broom handle and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen, pensy pinky, high bouncer or tennis ball. The rules come from baseball and are modified to fit the situation. For example, a manhole cover may be used as a base, or buildings for foul lines. The game is a variation of stick and ball games dating back to at least the 1750s
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Flushing, Queens
Flushing is a neighborhood in the New York City
New York City
borough of Queens
Queens
in the United States. While much of the neighborhood is residential, Downtown Flushing, centered on the northern end of Main Street in Queens, is a large commercial and retail area and is the fourth largest central business district in New York City.[3][4] Flushing's diversity is reflected by the numerous ethnic groups that reside there, including people of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, European, and African American ancestry. It is part of New York's Sixth Congressional District, which is located entirely within Queens County. Flushing is served by five railroad stations on the Long Island Rail Road Port Washington Branch, as well as the New York City Subway's IRT Flushing Line
IRT Flushing Line
(7 and <7>​ trains), which has its terminus at Main Street
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Double Bass
The double bass, or simply the bass (and numerous other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. It is a transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave higher than tuned to avoid excessive ledger lines below the staff. The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths (like a viol), rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2. The instrument's exact lineage is still a matter of some debate, with scholars divided on whether the bass is derived from the viol or the violin family. The double bass is a standard member of the orchestra's string section,[1] as well as the concert band, and is featured in concertos, solo and chamber music[2] in Western classical music
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Hungarian-Jewish
Jews
Jews
have a long history in the country now known as Hungary, with some records even predating the AD 895 Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin by over 600 years. Written sources prove that Jewish communities lived in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary
Hungary
and it is even assumed that several sections of the heterogeneous Hungarian tribes practiced Jewish
Jewish
religion. Jewish
Jewish
officials served the king during the early 13th century reign of Andrew II. From the second part of the 13th century the general religious tolerance decreased and Hungary's policies became similar to the treatment of the Jewish
Jewish
population in Western Europe. The Jews
Jews
of Hungary
Hungary
were fairly well integrated into Hungarian society by the time of the First World War
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Berklee College Of Music
Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world
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Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music.[2] In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co., Inc
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Time (magazine)
Time
Time
is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce. A European edition ( Time
Time
Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition ( Time
Time
Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time
Time
discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.[2] Time
Time
has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine. The print edition has a readership of 26 million, 20 million of whom are based in the United States
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Grammy Award
"24K Magic"Record of the Year "This Is America"A Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest
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New York Yankees
The New York Yankees
New York Yankees
are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City
New York City
borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets
New York Mets
of the National League. In the 1901 season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
(no relation to the modern Baltimore
Baltimore
Orioles)
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Alice In Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland
(commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.[1] It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures
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Jaiva
Jaiva or Township Jive ("TJ") is a subgenre of South African township music and African dance
African dance
form[1][2] that influenced Western breakdance[3] and emerged from the shebeen culture of the apartheid-era townships.Contents1 Influences and particularity 2 Emergence in world music circles 3 History 4 Globalization 5 See also 6 External links 7 Additional scholarly references 8 References and notesInfluences and particularity[edit] While closely associated with mbaqanga, Township Jive more broadly incorporates influences from mariba and kwaito,[4] and is synonymous with none of these
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Woody Guthrie
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Guthrie (/ˈɡʌθri/; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music; his songs, including social justice songs, such as "This Land Is Your Land", have inspired several generations both politically and musically.[1][2][3] He wrote hundreds of political, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works
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Lead Belly
Huddie William Ledbetter /ˈhjuːdi/ (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949)[1] was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly. Though many releases credit him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly", which is also the spelling on his tombstone[2][3] and the spelling used by the Lead Belly
Lead Belly
Foundation.[4] Lead Belly
Lead Belly
usually played a twelve-string guitar, but he also played the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and "windjammer" (diatonic accordion).[5] In some of his recordings, he sang while clapping his hands or stomping his foot. Lead Belly's songs covered a wide range of genres and topics including gospel music; blues about women, liquor, prison life, and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding, and dancing
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