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Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley

Description: Living in the Woods in a Tree is an intimate glimpse into the turbulent life of Texas music legend Blaze Foley (1949--1989), seen through the eyes of Sybil Rosen, the woman for whom he wrote his most widely known song, “If I Could Only Fly." It captures the exuberance of their fleeting idyll in a tree house in the Georgia woods during the countercultural 1970s. Rosen offers a firsthand witnessing of Foley’s transformation from a reticent hippie musician to the enigmatic singer/songwriter who would live and die outside society's rules. While Foley's own performances are only recently being released, his songs have been covered by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine. When he first encountered “If I Could Only Fly," Merle Haggard called it “the best country song I've heard in fifteen years." In a work that is part-memoir, part-biography, Rosen struggles to finally come to terms with Foley's myth and her role in its creation. Her tracing of his impact on her life navigates a lovers' roadmap along the permeable boundary between life and death. A must-read for all Blaze Foley and Texas music fans, as well as romantics of all ages, Living in the Woods in a Tree is an honest and compassionate portrait of the troubled artist and his reluctant muse.
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Date: October 15, 2008
Creator: Rosen, Sybil
Partner: UNT Press

The Soprano Role in Handel's Operas

Description: The purpose of this study is to give some insight into the soprano role in Hgndel's operas in comparison to the other roles. From a total of forty operas written, thirty-eight have been published and will be considered in this thesis. There is a complete analysis of each soprano role, but only a few outstanding arias are discussed in detail. The study of the soprano role is preceded by a chapter on Handel's career, styles,and his operas today.
Date: January 1954
Creator: Weir, Ida Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of Singers: Is Mental Imagery Used in the Conceptualization of Pitch and Vowel?

Description: Mental imagery is a common theme in research that clarifies how musical thought relates to musical performance. Unfortunately, minimal information exists regarding mental imagery and singers. The purpose of this study was to probe the role, if any, mental imagery plays in the conceptualization of pitch and vowel. By interviewing singers at differing levels of expertise, basic information was obtained about the mental processes used by singers. Through evaluations of the singers' mental processes, it was concluded that 95% of the singers in the study employed mental imagery. All singers described using kinesthetic imagery, while the majority implemented sensory and auditory imagery. Viso-spatial imagery was implemented among the more experienced singers. The majority of singers also reported: imaging pitch and vowel interactively; imaging from an internal perspective; and utilizing mental rehearsal. Less than half of the singers described using methods other than mental imagery to conceptualize pitch and vowel.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Moyer, Karen E. (Karen Elizabeth)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Amount, Type and Self-Perception of Vocal Use in University Voice Students

Description: This investigation explored voice use and perception of use in singers as compared with non-singers at the university. Students recorded the amount and type of their voice use for forty-eight hours. They made judgments about their use and whether a voice disturbance was present. Each student was taped, and tapes were judged for disturbances. It was hypothesized that singers would have greater voice use and awareness than non-singers and experienced singers would have greater voice use and awareness than less experienced singers. Singers used their voices more than non-singers, but there were no differences in awareness. No differences between singer groups were noted. There was a high incidence of voice disturbances in all groups. Suggestions for future research were made.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Dovalina, Linda
Partner: UNT Libraries

Lamkang "Laapuu" who are the main singers for this dance performance at Charangching Khullen- Khunkha

Description: Photograph of the Lamkang elders "Laapuu" who are the main singers for this dance performance during the first seminar on "Culture and Origin of the Lamkangs" organized by the Lamkang Kurchuknao Kunpun-LKK at Charangching Khullen- khunkha village 2006.
Date: December 1, 2006
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

[A woman singing on "The Story" television show]

Description: Photograph of an unknown woman singing on the religious television show "The Story." She stands with her arms at her sides and looks off to the side. An artificial tree can be seen next to her. The woman is wearing a short-sleeve shirt, a dark skirt, and a belt.
Date: October 1964
Creator: de Bruchard, Georgette
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Laapii and Laapuu singing at the first death anniversary celebration of late Behon Shilshi at Deering Khu

Description: Photograph of Laapii and Laapuu in a break while singing during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi of Deering Khu. Organized by Loveson Shilshi and his family in memorial of their father. Lamkang Language Education Committee and Sil participated to document the traditional dances, songs and story telling during the celebration. A traditional drum is seen in the picture too.
Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Laapuu and Laapii singing at the first death anniversary celebration of late Behon Shilshi at Deering Khu

Description: Laapuu and Laapii main singers during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi of Deering Khu. Organized by Loveson Shilshi and his family in memorial of their father. Lamkang Language Education Committee and Sil participated to document the traditional dances, songs and story telling during the celebration.
Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Laapii and Laapuu singing during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi of Deering Khu.

Description: Photograph of Laapii and Laapuu in a break while singing during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi of Deering Khu. Organized by Loveson Shilshi and his family in memorial of their father. Lamkang Language Education Committee and Sil participated to document the traditional dances, songs and story telling during the celebration. A traditional drum is seen in the picture too.
Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Photograph of Laapuu and Laapii during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi at DeeringKhu

Description: Laapuu and Laapii during the first death anniversary of late Behon Shilshi of Deering Khu. Organized by Loveson Shilshi and his family in memorial of their father. Lamkang Language Education Committee and Sil participated to document the traditional dances, songs and story telling during the celebration.
Date: March 4, 2014
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

[Program: Scott Joplin and Ragtime America]

Description: Program for the upcoming performance of Scott Joplin, Ragtime America, and the Jan Rosemond Trio hosted by the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters on February 15, 1996 at the Naomi Bruton Theater.
Date: February 1996
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Program: You Can Be Concert]

Description: Program for a concert featuring Rachel Dupard and Kierra Gray produced by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters on October 16-17, 2009 at the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre.
Date: October 2009
Creator: Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Program: The Heart of Jazz]

Description: Program for a jazz performance featuring Lalah Hathaway and produced by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters on February 21, 2009 at the Naomi Bruton Theater.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Program: Melba's Cabaret]

Description: Program for a musical performance produced by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters on March 8-9, 2002, at the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre, and featuring singer Melba Moore.
Date: March 2002
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Program: Two Legends Singing]

Description: Program for a musical event featuring Linda Hopkins and Barbara McNair, hosted by the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters, on March 9-10, 2001 at the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre.
Date: March 2001
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Flyer: On a Rugged Road to Freedom]

Description: Flyer advertising a musical performance featuring Fannie Lou Hamer produced by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters on February 24-25, 2002, at the Muse Cafe Theatre.
Date: January 2002
Creator: Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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