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...Hawkins, John John Hawkins was born and died in London. He studied music and became a proficient musician and composer. From a poor background (his father was a carpenter), he made a wealthy marriage and entered the ranks of the gentry. His...
...Burney, Charles Charles Burney was born in Shrewsbury and died in Chelsea, London. He was well known in both musical and literary circles. He was a friend of Joseph Haydn, and also of Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund and Samuel Johnson Johnson...
...Duncan, Isadora Isadora Duncan, credited as being the “mother of modern dance,” consistently broke from the social, political, and artistic conventions of her time. Her birth name and date are in question. It is documented that her given...
...Lawson, John Howard John Howard Lawson was born on 25 September 1894 in New York City, and died on 11 August 1977 in San Francisco, California. He is perhaps most remembered as one of the “Hollywood Ten” who was charged with contempt...
...Ives, Charles Edward Charles Ives was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on 20 October 1874, and died in New York City on 19 May 1954. The most important American composer of concert music in the twentieth century, he demonstrated numerous...
...Cage, John Milton John Cage was born on 5 September 1912 in Los Angeles, California, the son of an inventor. He died on 12 August 1992 in New York City. He was the most important voice of the postwar musical avant-garde, but his influence...

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...Wilson, James Washington, George Sully, Thomas Rush, Benjamin Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Mifflin, Thomas Mifflin, Emily “Hail Columbia” Hopkinson, Joseph Cobbett, William Chase, Samuel American Philosophical Society (APS) Adams...
...Halprin, Anna Schuman Anna Halprin was born Anna Schuman on 13 July 1920 in Winnetka, Illinois. A graduate (BA 1942) and an honorary PhD of the University of Wisconsin, she studied under Margaret H’Doubler, the first to establish a dance...
...Jackson, William William Jackson was born in Exeter on 29 May 1730 and died there on 5 July 1803. His early aptitude for music led him into studies probably with John Silvester, the organist of Exeter Cathedral. In 1746, he went to London...
...Graham, Martha One of the pioneers of American modern dance, Martha Graham was born on 11 May 1894 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and died on 1 April 1991 in New York City. Before beginning her first formal dance training with the Denishawn...