Friday, March 31, 2006

"Hate Radio" Response

Here's the thing...I do agree with some of the responses that were made in the selection in matter of fact most of them. It is just that those shows may be racists, sexists, sadists, etc... the main radio shows that were portrayed such as the Howard Stern Show or the Rush Limbaugh Show could not be entirely sorrunding those subjects. They have shows that portray what the audience wants and what the demand is. There are always going to be people who have opposing views that either could be positive or negative. In this case, extremely negative. However, this all depends on the listener. All of these broadcasts could be taken extremely seriously, or just be listen to for enertainment purposes and not be taken serious at all. What they say can be extremely serious but it also infringes on their admendment I rights. It is true that some words etc can be contolled by the FCC but they still have the right to discuss topic manner as they see fit. Which under the same admendment allowed "Hate Radio" to be written as well. The rights are the same for every body, however they unlike people should not be discriminated against. Even so, it may not always be the case but the admendment still allows people to say what they want and if that freedom, among many others that we hold dear and use frequently, is taken away we would definately lose more in the future.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Detroit 5 Images

Graffiti Response

Graffiti I think could be considered an art form. Examples such as this created, a lot in other countries, are also considered graffiti. I believe artwork is supposed to inspire aspirations, to suppy inspiration, and to be able to express yourself however you see fit. However, in the broad look at it, not all graffiti is as elaborate as this. In a long run it could make a city look run down and not safe. Still, looking at "graffiti" like this is quite impressive.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Best Detroit/Michigan Representation in the 2006 Torino Olympics

There was some very good representation of Michigan in the 2006 Torino winter Olympics. There were 10 people who were born in Michigan or who currently reside in Michigan. Those Olympians are: Ben Agosto, Tanith Belbin, Mark Grimmette, Derian Hatcher, Alex Izykowski, Mike Modano, Jean Prahm, Brian Rafalski, Brian Rolston, and Doug Weight. There competitors have done their best to make our nation and state very proud of them. Also to bring a better reputation that we do originally to this area. However, the couple of Olympians that I will be focusing on are Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin.

Ben and Tanith have earned the United States a silver medal in the Ice Dancing Competition. A medal was not earned in the competition in the United States for more than 30 years. To say at the very least their performance was spectacular. The original dance had moved them up from 5th place to 2nd place, in a nice position to attempt to win the gold medal. But the Russian team was really strong with no mistakes and very technical. Ben and Tanith's free dance did have a mistake where they fell but still overcame the struggle to win the silver medal. They have made the nation and the state very proud in representing us in the Olympics.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ultimate Nights Out

Some friends of mine came from out of town and wanted to have a good time one weekend. They had asked me to show them around to great performances that take place here in Detroit. We share the same interests in music and I show them what I feel would impress their taste in music.
Thursday evening, I thought of the idea to start with something, soft and easygoing. Something to have a big boastful impression that would be a nice start to the weekend. We have all played in a band during high school and enjoyed the large orchestrated pieces that we had played. We have never really gone to a performance, maybe once or twice however; we have never seen the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I had taken them to the show to see an interpretation of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor and to take them to hear a familiar composition Fantasia on a theme to hope to hear some familiar tunes. I thought this way we would be able to hear the different aspects that classical music presents such as dramatic dynamics, extravagant expressionism, and the large, voluminous sound of the Orchestra. Then followed by an exquisite meal at Cuisine which is conveniently located near the performance. The French-American options, spicy foods and elegant deserts would make it a fine ending to the sophisticated night.
The next evening we would return to the Max M. Fisher Music Center but not to visit another DSO performance but to experience a night of Jazz. I would pick up the weekend adding improvisation to the mix. The blasts of brass instruments, the strumming of percussion and the shuffling of the woodwind instruments all intermingling together, expressing themselves with solos along with the ensemble. We would experience professors of MSU perform a powerful performance of explosive jazz and to hear the Jazz that is developing in the area. I would not know the experience of performing Jazz, but my out-of-town friends would. Of course we would also enjoy the music with the passion that it is played. Followed by our experience with Jazz we would dine at Harlequin Cafe, where we would enjoy the dishes of cuisine food and live Jazz entertainment.
The next night would be the grand finale, the coup de grat of the weekend. We would first start off with lunch/dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit. Experiencing the surroundings that the Hard Rock Cafe is well known for, and to soak up the atmosphere along with the rock genre. The other event would be quite far from the Fisher Music Center, even Detroit, but it will still be a great event. At the Palace of Auburn Hills, I would take my friends to see Queen and Paul Rodgers. The licks of the guitars, explosiveness of the drums along with the amazing show that Queen is notorious for putting on. It would be great to experience an event with an ambiance that is bigger and better than you are, and that you are apart of that event that is taking place. It would be a great event to end the whole weekend and is my idea of the ultimate night out.

Posted by: Sarah Burton, Shaunte' Ethington and Patrick Watson.

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