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www.allmusic.com/composition/america-song-from-west-side-story-mc0002602018

This colorful song from Leonard Bernstein's 1957 Broadway hit West Side Story mixes sarcasm and humor in music that has a more Puerto Rican ring than American, despite its title. With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this ensemble number, sung by Puerto Rican characters Anita, Rosalia, Bernardo, and chorus, is a light-hearted paean to the American way of life.

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This song was revised several times while West Side Story appeared in short runs in Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and other cities, before its official premiere in New York City on September 26, 1957. Its final version, however, was its original one, the composer himself expressing satisfaction with it after all.

www.didhelikeit.com/shows/west-side-story-broadway-theater-review.html

West Side Story transposes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of Manhattan in the 1950s. Instead of the Capulets and Montagues, we have the Puerto Rican Sharks versus the Anglo Jets. In place of Romeo and Juliet are Tony and Maria, two teens torn between ethnic loyalty and their intense, abrupt love for one another.

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict won an Academy Award! Director Ari Sandel orchestrated an insightful and hysterical musical comedy transplanting “West Side Story” into the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria.The film’s message, told through the rivalry between Israeli and Palestinian falafel stands in the West Bank, is that coexistence is possible if both people see their common ...

www.shmoop.com/west-side-story/themes.html

The Jets are white. The Sharks are Puerto Rican. West Side Story's first and foremost a love story, but the themes of immigration and racism seethe below the surface.The song "America," in part, is about how American culture treats Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens, and the tensions between the two gangs sometimes boils down to "your skin is a different color than mine.&q...

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Explore 1000 Story Quotes by authors including J. K. Rowling, Spike Lee, and James Baldwin at BrainyQuote.

www.bartleby.com/topics/Essay-on-Monster

are under beds, hiding in the dark, and slithering in the sea. The word, “monster”, has a specific meaning to it that most associate with a big, frightening figure. However, use of the word monster has changed throughout time do to pagan influences and American slang. It is still associated with ...

www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/the-quilt-story-by-tony-johnston

On a snowy, winter night, a mother works by candlelight as she stitches together a quilt for her daughter, Abigail. It is a quilt that has taken all winter for the mother to make, and she lovingly stitches Abigail's name into its design, along with pictures of birds and stars shooting across the sky.

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The basic conflict in the story is that Rosa, a Jewish woman, has a baby, Magda, whom she must keep hidden from the Nazis. As she carries Magda on the march to the concentration camp, Rosa, who ...

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I was born and raised in N.Y.C. for 20 years but I've lived in Cal. for the past 18 years. Am I a transplanted New Yorker or a born-again Californian? I won't go back to New York to visit my Mom, Dad and brother so I guess I'm stuck here. I'm not a snob but I'm very picky. I like something based on my tastes alone. You don't agree... who gives a s...hit. But I do love a fri...