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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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Caronte

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Caronte

  In the 1st century BC, the Roman poet Virgil describes Charon, manning his rust-colored skiff, in the course of Aenea's descent to the underworld (Aeneid, Book 6), after the Cumaean Sibyl has directed the hero to the golden bough that will allow him to return to the world of the living:There Chairon stands, who rules the dreary coast -A sordid god: down from his hairy chinA length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean;His eyes, like hollow furnaces on fire;A girdle, foul with grease, binds his obscene attire.

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Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe !

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Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe !

Pape' Satan, pape' Satan, aleppe ! - Pluto. is the opening line of Canto VII of Dante Alighieri's Inferno. The line, consisting of three words, is famous for the uncertainty of its meaning, and there have been many attempts to interpret it. Modern commentators on the Inferno view it as some kind of demonic invocation to SatanThe line is a shout by Pluto. Pluto (also identified with Plutus and Hades) was originally the Roman god of wealth and the underground, but in the Inferno Dante has made Pluto into a repulsive demon who guards the fourth circle, where souls are...

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Arts in The Bahamas

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Arts in The Bahamas

Arts in The Bahamas Straw weavingTraditional crafts include straw work on islands,creating beautiful hats and baskets.This skill was useful when Bahamians led subsistence lifestyles, with baskets being used for carrying fruit and fishing traps. Today, straw work and wood carvings are produced and sold to tourists in Nassau's Straw Market.Canvas artBeautiful landscapes and the vibrant houses and peoples of the Bahamian archipelago have inspired many artists, both native and foreign. Some notable Bahamian artists include Amos Ferguson (deceased), Eddie Minnis, Brent Malone (deceased), Jackson Burnside (deceased), Victor Minca, John Beadle and John Cox.Coral and stone artHand carvings from coral art...

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Andres Segovia & Friends

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Andres Segovia & Friends

Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (21 February 1893 – 2 June 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. Regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he is seen as the grandfather of the classical guitar. Many professional classical guitarists today are students of Segovia, or students of his students.Segovia's contribution to the modern-romantic repertoire not only included commissions but also his own transcriptions of classical or baroque works. He is remembered for his expressive performances: his wide palette of tone, and his distinctive musical personality, phrasing and style.Segovia's...

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