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Prince

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Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known as Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted...

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Guitars * Chitarre * Guitarras * Guitares * Gitarren * κιθάρες * ギター * 吉他 * гитары *

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Guitars * Chitarre * Guitarras * Guitares * Gitarren * κιθάρες * ギター * 吉他 * гитары *

                  The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6. The sound is projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting (or pressing against the frets) the strings with the fingers of the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its...

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POP ART NOW & THEN !

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POP ART NOW & THEN !

Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola; (1928 – 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand...

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Hollywood Today & Tomorrow

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Hollywood Today & Tomorrow

Post-classical cinema is the term used to describe the changing methods of storytelling in the New Hollywood. It has been argued that new approaches to drama and characterization played upon audience expectations acquired in the classical period: chronology may be scrambled, storylines may feature "twist endings", and lines between the antagonist and protagonist may be blurred. The roots of post-classical storytelling may be seen in film noir, in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and in Hitchcock's storyline-shattering Psycho.The New Hollywood describes the emergence of a new generation of film school-trained directors who had absorbed the techniques developed in Europe in...

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The Golden Age of Hollywood !

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The Golden Age of Hollywood !

The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930-1960By the 1930s, Hollywood was one of the most visible businesses in America, and most people were attending films at least once a week. With better sound and film technology emerging, the industry was able to pursue new creative directions, entering a “Golden Age” of creativity and exploration. Although partly fettered by censorship, the film industry attracted audiences with strong narratives involving romantic characters struggling to overcome heavy odds. Products of the Golden Age include a long list of what are today seen as classics — The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach,...

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