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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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While one can offer arguments to support the contention that the studenchestvo as an autonomous group disappeared under Soviet power and that many of the characteristics traditionally associated with the "student movement" had vanished by the late 1920's, the evidence in the student press shows that students refused to cast off their self-designated roles of political critics, social commentators, peer adjudicators and unconventional dilettantes.
The Simple Life," so far, seems really a complex tale of taking high society party girls who at best seem to barely qualify as pop-culture dilettantes and coating them with a new celebrity status built on stacks of nothing.
It may seem paradoxical, but many professional artists now want to be amateurs, dilettantes.
In this regard, the Museo de Arte Moderno has put up a show that certainly should have both dilettantes and discerning critics talking.
The good- looking dilettantes at Arsenal have rolled up their sleeves to fight Manchester United every inch of the way for the title.
The result and the manner of their 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough spoke volumes: the good-looking dilettantes have rolled up their sleeves to fight United every inch of the way for the title.
The 18th-century Royal Navy was full of well-connected aristocrats and dilettantes with precedence, but for this job it wisely chose a hard-bitten warrant officer who had come up through the ranks.
Hollywood dilettantes are a particularly ill-chosen group of spokespeople for uninsured families, oppressed minorities, and other huddled masses; the reliance on statistics and abstracts, rather than drama, to deliver messages maybe an indication of just how far, in shared-experience terms, Tinseltown is from the people for whom it speaks.
The result is a book useful to both scholars and dilettantes, even to undergraduates in the increasingly popular medieval science courses who would chafe if they had to read a literal translation of a repetitive, meandering book.
Moreover, these minority groups are far better off than the majority of Catholics, who have been forced to watch helplessly as dilettantes, posing as liturgical experts, have methodically stripped away their heritage, which comprises the best that the Western tradition has produced.
In addition to former principal dancers of the Page company and faculty members Klekovic and Lipinski, there are Rodney Irwin, who is particularly successful with young adults--amateurs and dilettantes who simply enjoy taking classes; Julie Burman, a founding member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, who teaches jazz; Laura Retzlaff who teaches predance; Katerina Levental, once a student at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia, who teaches character dance.
Rapidly captured dilettantes, Hassam rendered them at peace as they strolled the sand dunes, ruined with happiness and lost.