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A diner, a style of restaurant that notably began in the United States.
A diner, a style of restaurant that notably began in the United States.

Americana refers to artifacts of the culture of the United States, the history and folklore resultant from its westward expansion. Examples of this culture include baseball, apple pie, Superman, the Diner, barbed wire, wagon trains, jazz, the music of Stephen Foster, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the music of Aaron Copland (notably his Fanfare for the Common Man), and rockabilly; and American art, such as that of Frederic Remington, Grant Wood, and Norman Rockwell, all based on American folk art. Americana refers to artifacts of the culture of the United States. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Dinner in Freehold NJ File links The following pages link to this file: New Jersey Restaurant Freehold Borough, New Jersey Americana Diner ... Image File history File links Dinner in Freehold NJ File links The following pages link to this file: New Jersey Restaurant Freehold Borough, New Jersey Americana Diner ... A diner in Freehold Borough, New Jersey This article is about a type of restaurant. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... American cultural icons, apple pie, baseball, and the American flag. ... American history redirects here. ... The folklore of the United States, or American folklore, is one of the folk traditions which has evolved on the North American continent since Europeans arrived in the 16th century. ... Manifest Destiny, meaning obvious (or undeniable) fate was a belief originally held by Democratic Republicans, specifically Warhawks during the presidency of James Madison, that stated the United States had a divinely-inspired mission to expand itself and its system of government to the western frontier. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the manga anthology series, see Petit Apple Pie. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... A diner in Freehold Borough, New Jersey This article is about a type of restaurant. ... Typical modern agricultural barbed wire. ... Pioneers Crossing the Plains of Nebraska A wagon train is a long chain of wagons, each moving together and forming a line. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Stephen Foster, see Stephen Foster (disambiguation). ... Gershwin redirects here. ... Cover of the original sheet music of the two piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. ... Aaron Copland Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music, as well as an accomplished pianist. ... Fanfare for the Common Man is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th Century American classical music. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Frederic Remington (October 4, 1861 - December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American West. ... American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter. ... Island of Salvation Botanica, Piety Street, Bywater neighborhood, New Orleans Folk art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups. ...



Main article: Americana (music)

In music, Americana is a loose subset of American folk music, that is perhaps best defined as "classic American music"—ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, and other native forms. One of the main reasons Americana is used to describe such a wide variety of musical genres is because of the diverse range of cultural influences which we call American. For example, traditional Bluegrass instrumentation consists of the banjo which originated on the African continent, guitars from Europe, and fiddling styles which have their roots in traditional Irish and other Gaelic fiddling techniques. Americana is a loose subset of American roots music, that is perhaps best defined as classic American music—ranging in style from folk, country blues, bluegrass, alternative country, rockabilly, neotraditional and roots rock. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Americana is a loose subset of American roots music, that is perhaps best defined as classic American music—ranging in style from folk, country blues, bluegrass, alternative country, rockabilly, neotraditional and roots rock. ... American folk music, also known as Americana, is a broad category of music including Native American music, Bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Tejano and Cajun. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... Early Creole musicians playing an accordion and a washboard in front of a store, near New Iberia, Louisiana (1938). ...

Americana bands and musicians

The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... For other uses, see Band. ... The Blasters are a rock music group formed in 1979 in Downey, California by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967) was a prolific American songwriter and folk musician. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Heartsfield is an American Southern rock music group. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was a respected and influential American country music singer and musician. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Beat Circus is a band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002 by multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter Brian Carpenter. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musician. ...

Americana in literature

Eric Flint's novel 1632 was an experiment in the power of ideas wrapped up in Americana[1] wherein he explores the effect of transporting a mass of people through time — in the case of this series, the small fictional town of Grantville, West Virginia from the United States in the year 2000 to central Germany in the year 1631. The best selling series of novels and anthologies asks the what-if question: "What might history have been like had a typical American town influenced European thought from the time of the earliest days of Christian on Christian religious conflict (The Thirty Years' War) and Imperialism/Colonialism." In other words, with this premise, Flint decided to hold the both the Industrial revolution and the American revolution (political and social) 144 years early from a new location in central Germany; the result is mostly very American and the social, religious, and political sub-conflicts and conflicts to European thinking and practices are very informative as to what makes Americans American in thought, words, and deeds, and in contrast, a nifty benefit, presents a thoughtful in depth picture of European thought and attitudes of that crucial time. Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... Main articles: 1632 series and The Grantville Gazettes 1632 is the initial novel in the best selling alternate history genre 1632 book series set in the Holy Roman Empire by historian, writer and editor Eric Flint. ... Grantville is a fictional town modeled after the real town of Mannington, West Virginia which is the source of resources, technology, and above all up-timer protagonists in the best selling alternate history books by historian-author-creator and editor Eric Flint. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... The 1632 series, also known as the 1632-verse or Ring of Fire series, is an alternate history book series, created, primarily co-written-by and coordinated by historian Eric Flint. ... Combatants Sweden  Bohemia Denmark-Norway[1] Dutch Republic France Scotland England Saxony  Holy Roman Empire Catholic League Austria Bavaria Spain Commanders Frederick V Buckingham Leven Gustav II Adolf â€  Johan Baner Cardinal Richelieu Louis II de Bourbon Vicomte de Turenne Christian IV of Denmark Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar Johann Georg I... Cecil Rhodes: Cape-Cairo railway project. ... It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...

Americana Radio

Americana is a format in commercial, non-commercial, terrestrial, satellite and internet radio. The Americana Music Association (AMA) has created a chart which documents Americana radio, with approximately 75 Americana radio stations and programs. Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the viewing or listening public. ... Terrestrial radio is a term which encompasses the AM and FM ground-based radio technologies, the term was coined around Howard Sterns move to Sirius Satellite Radio. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ...

Visual Art

In the visual fine arts, Americana usually indicates a concern with the marginal aspects of historic American culture: carnivals, popular amusements such as side-shows, vernacular typography and signage, old horror movies in the 'haunted house' genre, the old West, and the backwoods cultures. It has increasingly veered off into a dark Gothic approach to Americana that was first visualised by U.S. writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury. Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ...

Americana Movies

Hootenanny Hoot (1963) - featuring Johnny Cash, Judy Henske, The Brothers Four, etc.

See also

American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Americana/Lesourdesville Lake Amusement Park is a historic amusement park located in Lesourdesville, Ohio, USA. This park is currently closed with no immediate plans to be reopened. ... // Australiana is a item of historical or cultural interest of Australian origins. ... Canadiana is a term referring to things related to the country of Canada. ... Smokey Bear with members of the Boy Scouts of America and the Camp Fire Girls celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1910. ...

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Americana, São Paulo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
Americana is a city and county (município) located in Brazilian state of São Paulo.
It became a district in 1924 and a municipality in 1953.
Americana has several museums and tourist attractions, including the Pedagogic Historical Museum (with exhibits on slavery and cotton weaving), and the Contemporary Art Museum.
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