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  Urban contemporary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the early 1980s.
Upon occasion, an urban contemporary station will play classic soul music songs from the 1970s and early 1980s to satisfy the older end of the format, but their playlists are otherwise focused on music released within the last five years.
Urban contemporary stations are the main focus of the airplay statistics for the Billboard magazine Hot RandB/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart, which calculates the most popular RandB and hip-hop singles in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_contemporary   (236 words)

 Urban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban area, a geographical area (including cities and towns) distinct from rural areas
Urban contemporary and Mainstream Urban, music synonymous with the contemporary musical genres of fl origin.
Pope Urban, a common papal name, derived from the concept of urbanity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban   (152 words)

 Urban Anthropology
Urban anthropologists are therefore required to extend their scope, develop new skills, and to take written materials, surveys, historical studies, novels and other sources into account.
Urban anthropologists themselves rarely address one critical point: Although the initial goal of urban anthropology was to counter the dichotomy between "primitive" and "complex" societies within the disciplines of anthropology and sociology, the validity of this oppositional concept in the real world has never been seriously questioned.
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960s and 70s focused on particular issues such as migration, kinship, and poverty, derived from (or in contrast to) traditional-based fieldwork, urban anthropologists had, by the 1980s, expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3479 words)

Urban accounts for a modest share of total radio listeners, under one in five, but the category is increasingly popular in major metropolitan areas.
Within the urban radio category, rhythmic contemporary hit radio and urban contemporary hit radio are the most popular, with about 19.6 million listeners tuning into rhythmic contemporary and some 16 million listening to the urban contemporary.
Urban listeners have higher incomes than one might suppose, considering their youth, with 42 percent having annual household incomes above $50,000, as compared with 46 percent of the overall radio listening population.
www.medialifemagazine.com /News2005/feb05/feb07/5_fri/news3friday.html   (700 words)

 Urban Contemporary/Black
Urban stations, targeting younger audiences, develop their playlists around whatever is popular with urban audiences.
Urban announcers tend to be the hippest announcers on the air and are often the conduit whereby street slang finds its way into mainstream usage.
Urban stations targeting teens and young adults treat news as if it is a turnoff to their audience.
www.udel.edu /nero/Radio/readings/urban.html   (1884 words)

 Urban Contemporary
Urban Contemporary, favoured by the young and creative, because of its "rebel" nature, will grow in importance in the next decade.
Urban Contemporary places function over fashion and is a clean, unadorned look, but not at the expense of style.
Colour is a key element to the Urban Contemporary look -a serene monochromatic, neutral colour base with dramatic accents of brights for warmth and focus.
www.yourhomestyle.ca /urbancontemporary.html   (334 words)

 aeternus - the photography of lisa a. johnston including pinhole photography, photomontage and fine art photography
This essay of imagery is a photographic analysis examining conditions of contemporary urban environments.
Their influence on the circumstance of urban society is scrutinized through the visual challenge of photography.
The project was begun in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995 and focused on the abandonment of the downtown urban environment.
www.aeternus.com /urban   (367 words)

 Contemporary Furniture
The Manhattan Loft style is modern urban, contemporary, and right on retro.
Contemporary furniture on trend this season features, hot colors and cool modern lines.
Platform beds and contemporary sofas continue to be low profile and simple, while modern chairs are moving in a more curvilinear direction, but without a lot of fuss.
www.manhattanloft.com   (331 words)

 Urban Downloads - Download Urban Music - Download Urban MP3s
The urban landscape began to shift with the advent of hip-hop; producer and Guy member Teddy Riley crafted a fusion of the two, inserted occasional rap breaks, and dubbed it new jack swing.
Urban and hip-hop continued to cross-pollinate during the early '90s, eventually resulting in a new hybrid tagged "hip-hop soul." Hip-hop soul was rooted in new jack swing, but the beats were funkier, more elastic and unpredictable; while hip-hop soul was still slickly produced, it had a grittier, more soulful feel than new jack.
There was still a side of urban that retained roots in quiet storm and adult contemporary, though, and regardless of which side of the spectrum they fell on, the songs were increasingly becoming showpieces for elaborate vocal technique.
www.mp3.com /urban/genre/605/subgenre.html   (5593 words)

 urban contemporary music --  Encyclopædia Britannica
also known as urban music musical genre of the 1980s and '90s defined by recordings by rhythm-and-blues or soul artists with broad crossover appeal.
Urban contemporary began as an American radio format designed to appeal to advertisers who felt that “fl radio” would not reach a wide enough audience.
She was one of the most popular artists in urban contemporary music, a genre that her sophisticated, tradition-oriented soul and rhythm-and-blues singing helped to define.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9100172?tocId=9100172   (811 words)

 GospelKeys: Learn Urban and Contemporary Worship Gospel Music Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many musicians desire the "contemporary and urban" vibe that is heard in much of today's gospel music.
H, called and asked me to view his newest 2-hour DVD course on "Contemporary Urban Worship," I took him up on it.
How to play urban and contemporary worship patterns in Ab that'll have people turning their heads the minute you sit down to the piano.
www.hearandplay.com /lp.cgi?p=gkworshiptest.html   (2837 words)

 Urban Living Realty Decor Center - Decorating a loft or urban home in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, ...
Most urban and loft dwellers shun the traditional decor choice of the masses.
Inspires young people and old who are tired of the suburbs and ready for the glittering lights of city living to "Get Urban!" and move back to the city for community and cultural action.
Helps people "Get Urban" by discovering their urban lifestyle in the kind of neighbor- hood that fits their tastes, attitudes, and preferred environment.
www.urbanliving2000.com /decorate.htm   (1162 words)

Urban Contemporary, Urban AC These stats account for 91% of CHR/Rhythmic's Top 100 songs from last year.
Adult Contemporary, Hot AC Hot AC Similar to Hot AC, there's not much consensus here, as these numbers reflect only 61% of CHR/Pop's Top 100 songs from 2001.
Those distinctive formats were followed by Adult Contemporary (54); Urban AC (53); Triple A (45); Alternative (23); Hot AC (21); Active Rock (17); Rock (17); CHR/Rhythmic (14); CHR/Pop (13); and Urban Contemporary (8).
www.acradio.com /INSIDER_ARCHIVE/mk004.html   (616 words)

 Search Results for urban - Encyclopædia Britannica
Urban contemporary began as an American radio format designed to appeal to...
comprehensive scheme to redress a complex of urban problems, including unsanitary, deficient, or obsolete housing; inadequate transportation, sanitation, and other services and facilities; haphazard...
in anthropology and archaeology, the process by which small, kin-based, nonliterate agricultural villages are transformed into large, socially complex, civilized urban centres.
www.britannica.com /search?query=urban&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (213 words)

 Contemporary Furniture | Modern Furniture | Funky Furniture | Mod Furniture
We painstakingly seek out only the finest "high-design" contemporary furniture and modern furniture from new and notable visionary designers, such as Karim Rashid, Mark Newson, Philippe Starck, and Ross Lovegrove to name a few.
We are setting the modern furniture world on fire with our unique style of one-of-a-kind contemporary furniture and mod furniture décor.
Individuals and designers have found us for their loft furniture and urban furniture needs and will continue to do so as we offer the best in affordable modern furniture and unique decorating ideas.
www.plushpod.com   (617 words)

 contemporary urban Living Room Furniture - Compare Prices and Reviews - Shop Smart at Shopzilla!
Brooke Sofa - Contemporary urban sophistication, linear and luxurious.
Brooke Ottoman - Contemporary urban sophistication, linear and luxurious.
Urban II Trends Curio True to our Urban Collection, this collectors cabinet boasts simple...
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 Urban Living Contemporary Bristan Kitchen Taps from Bathroom Express
The Axia sink mixer is fitted with ceramic disc valves requiring only a half turn of the handles for easy use.
The Artisan is ultra modern in design and encapsulates beautiful sweeping lines and contemporary construction.
The sink mixer is fitted with a ceramic disc valves requiring only a quarter turn of the handles for easy use.
www.bathroomexpress.co.uk /acatalog/10020104_bathroom_express_bristan_kitchen_taps_urban_living.html   (274 words)

 Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Exhibitions are selected according to the strength of the artistic merit, relevance to the broader understanding of contemporary Aboriginal art and financial viability (if any extraordinary expenditures are required).
From 1981 to 2000 he was curator of contemporary art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization — and acted for the last five years as curator in charge of First People's Hall.
In order to bring together the decorating wannabes with the starving artists, Urban Shaman Gallery is proud to present the 2nd annual exhibition called 50 to 500.
www.urbanshaman.org /urbanshaman   (654 words)

 Comtemporary Legend (Urban Legend)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jan Harold Brunvand is, perhaps, the man who made urban legends the popular genre of folk narrative that they are today.
In The Vanishing Hitchhiker, he states that urban legends are "realistic stories concerning recent events (or alleged events) with an ironic or supernatural twist.
They are an integral part of white Anglo-American culture and are told and believed by some of the most sophisticated "folk" of modern society--young people, urbanites, and the well educated.
virtual.park.uga.edu /~clandrum/urban.html   (177 words)

 Urban Art - contemporary artists online gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Whether you are a first time buyer or a collector looking for new names Urban Art 2005 offers a varied and exciting mix of artists at Brixton’s annual outdoor art gallery.
This all day event will showcase the complete range of artistic talent that is available in South London.
Even if you’re not looking to buy, this will prove to be an enjoyable day out so make a note in your diary...
urbanartonline.co.uk /urbanart   (133 words)

 Urban Legends - College Library Undergraduate Research Guide
According to the Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, urban legends are defined as "apocryphal contemporary stories, told as true and usually attributed to a friend of a friend (FOAF)." Other terms used to describe these stories are contemporary legends, modern legends, and modern urban legends.
The "Overview" section of this subject guide focuses on background information of contemporary urban folklore.
Refer to "urban legends and beliefs" and "hoaxes" in the index of any volume.
college.library.wisc.edu /resources/subject_guides/urbanlegends.htm   (939 words)

 Virtual Urban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BACKGROUND TO Virtual Urban is a web-based project exploring the nature of contemporary urban space.
Virtual Urban is both a journey and a dialogue.
Virtual Urban, a reconstructed virtual city would not have been possible without the generous contributions from surfers.
www.potrc.org /vu/background.htm   (484 words)

 Independent Gospel Artists
Hyman's CD, "I Surrender," is as diverse as his skills, featuring 13 tracks ranging from worship ballads to contemporary to urban.
A bold new sound filled with an edgy blend of contemporary gospel, neo-soul grooves and worshipful ballads of adoration and praise.
With their signature smooth harmonies, tight grooves and contemporary styles, these 5 brothers are turning heads in the industry.
gospelcrib.8m.com /Indieartist.htm   (597 words)

 CD Baby: GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel - music you will love. - from galaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Enjoy the songs of the season QUACKED by Buck's alpha ducks, Biff and Eddie, and the Big Babe Lake Brass and Bong Ensemble, recorded live down in the duckblind.
Amber Harris has a clean, contemporary, pop edge to her music.
The fusion of the contemporary and hip-hop gospel music has created a sound that all generations can appreciate.
www.cdbaby.com /style/147/from/galaris?cdbaby=6868864efc3c75455feb71ffcf8fbece   (457 words)

 Oliver Bevan, Urban Realist painter contemporary figurative realism, urban painting
The Realist Art Movement in France in the 19th century proposed that ordinary people and places should be painted with the same love and respect that former generations had lavished upon royalty, great events and mythological scenes.
Urban realism became the territory of photography, cinema and more recently electronic media.
Many artists and movements throughout the century in various countries have sought to reclaim the city for painting, including Die Neue Sachlichkeit in Germany, The Camden Town School in London and Edward Hopper and The Ash Can School in New York.
www.oliverbevan.com   (219 words)

 Amazon.com: Contemporary Urban Planning (7th Edition): Books: John M. Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The author takes a balanced, non-judgmental approach to introduce a range of ideological and political perspectives on the operation of political, economic, and demographic forces in city planning.
Unlike other books on the subject, this one is strong in its coverage of economics, law, finance, and urban governance.
A four-part organization covers the background and development of contemporary planning; the structure and practice of contemporary planning; fields of planning; and national planning in the United States and other nations, and planning theory.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131930680?v=glance   (796 words)

 Urban Music Stations
This Internet-only broadcast service has over a dozen music formats from rock to country, jazz to urban.
Nearly 150 channels of music from Rock and Jazz to Classical and Country to Oldies and Urban to Kids and World music.
This Internet-only broadcast has over 50 channels of music from Rock to Alternative, Urban to Jazz, and to Classical to Country, and more.
www.radideo.com /webcasts/weburban.htm   (710 words)

 Urban Contemporary Furniture - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
Infuse contemporary style into your home bar with this two-piece Urban Barstool set.
Contemporary and Stylish Bedroom Set, 'Italian Cream Urban' Collection from South...
Enhance your bedroom with the contemporary, urban styles of the Mainstreet Collection.
www.nextag.com /urban-contemporary-furniture/search-html   (402 words)

 The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Performance workshop: Saturday, February 11 from 1-3 PM This performance workshop is based on The Performative Installation Project Washed by Hoon Lee at the UICA.
Students will examine the basics of performance art as a contemporary art form: use of time and space; relationship between the performer and the audience; and development of idea, material, process and concept for performance.
Moreover, each student will present a simple performance project at the conclusion of the workshop.
www.uica.org   (223 words)

 CD Baby: URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban - music you will love. - from galaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This isn't fast-food R&B. This is the underground nu-soul classic that critics say will be left on repeat in your CD player; and it's now available with bonus tracks and an autograph from the artist.
Message driven, storytelling songs with unstoppable grooves, meant to mean something to anyone who listens.
Trick Deck continues the musical progression with a fine batch of tunes that signal new directions in elctronic and urban music.Complex,melodic vocals and inventive productions unite to create a hard hitting headtrip that never loses its focus.
cdbaby.com /style/144/from/galaris?cdbaby=b811bc7c838390f2c5b2df1a1e...   (312 words)

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