Carnival and Mardi Gras Masks by Ian Bracegirdle
Abstract: Carnival Masks and Masquerade Masks...where did the use of Carnival masks and Masquerade masks begin? The Venetian Carnival began over 900 years ago. It has run except for a gap ( from 1797 - 1987 ) and is replayed in its 18th century form today. Many other carnival masks and masquerade mask traditions can be traced back far into medieval times. The true roots came be traced back even further. Venice and other European masquerades are the precursors to modern Madi Gras and masquerade in the Americas. But again I ask where did the traditions of Carnival and carnival masks begin?

Festival Mania! by Ed Williams
Abstract: What’s the big deal with festivals these days? I mean it, why are there so many festivals now? Used to, you would hear about an occasional festival here and there, for example, there might be a watermelon festival down in south Georgia somewhere, or there might be a rattlesnake round-up over in Alabama, or whatever. These events came very few and far between, and they were a fairly big deal mostly for that reason.

Hip Hop Music Videos Meet The Film Festival Circuit by Margaret Sang
Abstract: In Radio, What is Commercially heard is not what is Culturally happening. You can guarantee the same logic applies to music videos. The music video industry is controlled by the major distributors of music. The marketing systems that are in place force commercial products ahead of the underground artists’ work right into the hands of the consumer. How do you compete with that?

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