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...Paul Samuel Whiteman, nicknamed “the King of Jazz” in the 1920s, was a jazz musician, composer, and band leader. Whiteman was born on March 28, 1890, in Colorado, USA. He began his career before the start of the First World War as a viola...
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...Few artists have had as measurable an impact on the landscape of millennial popular music and culture as Beyoncé. Born in Houston in 1981, Beyoncé’s musical talent was noticed by an early dance instructor. At seven, she won against older...

Gene Autry

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...The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, was one of the most popular American entertainers for over thirty years. Autry was born in 1907 in Texas and his family relocated to Oklahoma in the early 1920s, where he worked on the family ranch before...
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...Having come to country music from a classical background, Vernon Dalhart managed to dominate the industry until new recordings began to represent the authentic origins of the form. Dalhart was born Marion Try Slaughter in Jefferson, Texas...
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...In the 1970s popular country music scene, Willie Nelson developed a dynamic career that proved the genre’s post-rock and roll mainstream potential. Nelson was born during the Depression in Abbott, Texas in 1933: his parents had moved...

“Politics through Artistic Eyes, and Art through Political Eyes”: Prison Rebellion According to Raúl Salinas

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Raúl Salinas has defined himself in multiple ways: Xicanindio elder, pinto, Austin poet, global activist, performance artist, teacher. A revered guide for emerging poets and an internationally known advocate for social justice, Salinas has,...

Denver, CO

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 557,478 (2004); Denver-Aurora-Boulder metropolitan area – 2,579,347 (2004) Although Denver is often thought of as being in a western state (Colorado), it is almost in the middle...

San Antonio, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 1,188,500; metropolitan – 1,618,400 (2002) The third-largest city in Texas, San Antonio lies at the head of the San Antonio River in the juncture between the gentle rolling hills of central...

Tex-Mex

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Tex-Mex is a style of accordion music associated with the tejanos of south Texas. The formation of this tejano music dates back to the 1930s when the style was first commercially recorded. These people of Mexican descent, born and living...

El Paso, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 585,300; El Paso county – 705, 436 (2002) Lying at the extreme western tip of Texas, El Paso is one of the hubs of the United States’ cultural and economical ties with Mexico. Located just...