Cirque du Soleil is a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment. Get behind the scenes looks at each show, pictures, and tour information. // Présentation du Cirque du Soleil, précurseur du mouvement du nouveau cirque. Liste des spectacles, histoire, photos, reportages..
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The world's premier music publication, Billboard has served the entertainment business since 1894. Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others.
As Billboard's consumer-faced online home, Billboard.com features an extensive array of searchable, playable charts, breaking music news, artist interviews and exclusives, news, video and more. Launched in 1995 as Billboard Online, Billboard.com now attracts more than 4 million unique visitors each month in more than 100 countries and has become the de facto digital destination for popular music.
Billboard is headquartered in New York with bureaus in London, Los Angeles, and Miami, and has editorial correspondents in major cities around the globe.
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"I have been genuinely touched by the sense of anticipation I've felt from people," says Bush. "I feel really privileged that people have been waiting."
There is no other recording artist in the world today quite like Kate Bush. In the course of her twenty-seven year career, since her dramatic arrival at nineteen years of age in 1978 with the hauntingly beautiful and instantly classic 'Wuthering Heights', Bush has built a reputation that remains unrivalled in terms of musical ambition, pioneering sonics, stirring emotional content and sheer originality. The fact that the world has been waiting for the release of her eighth album, 'Aerial', for more than a decade has, if anything, only added to the air of mystique surrounding her.
"I have been genuinely touched by the sense of anticipation I've felt from people," says Bush. "I feel really privileged that people have been waiting."
On the evidence of 'Aerial', her first album since 1993's 'The Red Shoes', it may have been a long wait, but ultimately it has been a very rewarding one. A characteristically bold and expansive work brimming with atmosphere, mystery, passion and complex aural detail, the twin-disc 'Aerial' has already been declared a masterpiece by all who have heard it.
Realising that the amount of material she had accumulated in her time away was unlikely to fit onto a single CD, Bush made the decision to split the results in two, resulting in her first double album. Disc One, entitled 'A Sea Of Honey', comprises seven songs, ranging from the evocative lead-off single 'King Of The Mountain' through to the emotive reading of a lengthy section of the infinite series of numbers in 'p', to the playful, spell-like 'How To Be Invisible' and the moving, impressionistic conclusion 'A Coral Room'. Disc Two, 'A Sky Of Honey', is a conceptual piece in nine parts, built around recurring motifs of light and birdsong, following a day from afternoon through dusk and night and on to sunrise.
"What is quite nice for me doing the two discs," 'Aerial's creator explains, "is it allows me to play with the semi-classical style which I like – space and acoustic music – but also the band-based stuff with lots of drums."
Bush has spent her twelve years out of the public gaze dividing her time between preparing the songs for 'Aerial' and looking after her son, Bertie, born in 1998. "I was having to work in really short little bursts," she says of her prolonged absence, "and I'd never done that before. The way I'd always worked was to just stay in the studio for fourteen hours a day. I didn't have that luxury to use the time in the same way. So there were lots of periods where really nothing much was happening. But in some ways I'd say it was very good for me to have had those kinds of restrictions. It was continually forcing me into a situation where I had to stand back from it."
Brought to the attention of EMI Records at the age of sixteen by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour – as a prolific schoolgirl prodigy with already around two hundred of her own compositions – Kate Bush famously enjoyed a three year period of artistic development before being launched upon an unsuspecting world. Having released two albums in 1978 – 'The Kick Inside' and 'Lionheart' – and staged the mould-breaking theatrics of the Europe-wide 'Tour Of Life' the following year, Kate Bush began to assume control of her music with her co-production of 'Never For Ever' in 1980, yielding three startling, story-compacting singles in the form of 'Breathing', 'Babooshka' and 'Army Dreamers'.
Her next step, into self-production, saw the creation of 'The Dreaming', released in 1982, a year in the making and still hailed by many as her best album, showcasing an almost filmic approach to her recording craft. Three years later followed 'Hounds Of Love', a stunning set of angular, rhythm-driven pop songs – including the strident 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' and the majestic 'Cloudbusting' – backed with the side-long suite 'The Ninth Wave'. In 1989 'The Sensual World' followed (including musical contributions from David Gilmour, Nigel Kennedy and The Trio Bulgarka) and in 1993, 'The Red Shoes', featuring collaborations with Eric Clapton and Prince.
Over the years, Kate Bush has collected two Ivor Novello awards – in 1979 for Outstanding British Lyric ('The Man With The Child In His Eyes') and for Outstanding Contribution To British Music As A Songwriter in 2002 – while in 1987 she scooped Best British Female Artist at the Brits. Appearing at the Q Awards in 2001, she received a spontaneous standing ovation from an audience including former Sex Pistol John Lydon, Brian Eno, Radiohead and Elvis Costello, when accepting the Classic Songwriter gong.
And then, silence, until 'Aerial'. The musicians credit list for Bush's eighth album reveals new collaborations with drummers Steve Sanger and Peter Erskine and percussionist Bosco D'Oliveira, along with more familiar names such as Gary Brooker (founder of Procol Harum, providing Hammond organ), guitarist Dan McIntosh, drummer Stuart Elliott (who has appeared on every one of her albums), bassists Eberhard Weber and John Giblin and recording engineer/bassist Del Palmer. As such, over the years, Bush has gathered around her something resembling a close-knit musical family.
"There was a sense of being at play as well as at work," Bush notes of the sessions for 'Aerial'. "I think that's very important because it is so hard and so frustrating sometimes trying to get an idea to materialise. It's not an easy process. I really like working with people who are old friends, it's lovely."
Poignantly, 'Aerial' also features some of the last work of orchestral arranger Michael Kamen, who had scored for every Bush album since 'Hounds Of Love' and who passed away only weeks after his contributions to the album were completed at Abbey Road studios in October 2003. "What was great about Michael was his stuff was very visual," says Bush. "He did such a fantastic job. It's very hard to believe he's not around any more."
Now, in November 2005, with the release of 'Aerial', Kate Bush is following in the grand tradition of groundbreaking double albums. "I used to really like the double albums I bought of artists that I loved," she states. "It wasn't in a way so directly connected with you spending money on an object. It was somehow more of an artistic statement. It said, 'Here's my music'."
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The Senate Committee on Aging last week offered a preview of the government’s future role in health care, showing how Americans will interact with doctors and other health care providers. The demonstration offers a glimpse at an overlooked effect of health care reform.
The effort, loosely called e-Health or e-Care, combines health-care technology with 21st-century Internet connectivity. It will allow doctors to interact with their patients through innovations such as video chats, telephone health checkups, and home-health monitoring devices that relay data over wireless Internet connections.
Adam Lambert was a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol. He made it to the final two on the show, only to lose out to Kris Allen in the finals.
This musician got started at an early age, as his father was a DJ that introduced him to various types of music. He sang Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody for his audition and has spent time in a production of the play Wicked.
For his semifinal audition, Lambert wowed viewers with his range on The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." He then received raves for his performance of "Black and White" on Michael Jackson night. We could go on and on, as season eight was filled with nothing but praise for this unique, talented star.
In June 2009, Adam officially came out of the closet: he was dating a man named Drake LaBry, although the pair broke up a couple months later. Lambert handled the issue of his sexuality with class and candor throughout the American Idol season.
Lambert's debut album came out on November 23, 2009. The day prior, he put on a controversial performance at the American Music Awards, grabbing crotches and making out with male singers. Expect him to often push the envelope going forward.
Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress. She was a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the television show Great Pretenders. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas, as well as a solo artist, having released her debut album, The Dutchess, in September 2006. The album spawned five Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 singles (three of which went to number one) making The Dutchess the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.
San Jose native Joe Ferrara has been entertaining audiences
from Santa Cruz to San Francisco since his first gig at the Grog and
Sirloin in Los Gatos in 1968. Joe’s rich baritone voice and comfort
with his audience have attracted fans of all ages. Joe entertained
every week at the Grapesteak (now Café Cruz) in Capitola from 1976-1989,
Portola House Restaurant in Santa Cruz from 1980-1989 , and The Cat’s
Restaurant in Los Gatos 1989-2007. His repertoire of over 500 songs
includes Old Standards, Folk Songs and Classic Rock.
O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through technology books, online services, and tech conferences. Find the technology resources you need at O'Reilly Media, a technology company at the leading edge.
Tim O'Reilly (Irish: Tadhg Ó Raghallaigh) (born June 6, 1954) is the founder of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) and a supporter of the free software and open source movements.
O'Reilly was initially interested in literature upon graduating from high school, but after graduating from Harvard College in 1975 with a B.A. cum laude in Classics he became involved in the field of computer user manuals. He defines his company not as a book or online publisher, nor as a conference producer (though the company does all three), but as a technology transfer company, "changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators." O'Reilly is on the board of CollabNet, and was on the board of Macromedia until its 2005 merger with Adobe Systems. In March 2007, he joined MySQL AB’s Board of Directors.
In 2001, O'Reilly was involved in a dispute with Amazon.com, leading a protest against Amazon's one-click patent, and specifically, Amazon's assertion of that patent against rival barnesandnoble.com. The protest ended with O'Reilly and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos visiting Washington D.C. to lobby for patent reform.
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About Bryan White
Bryan White was born and raised in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma to a musical family. His parents and grandparents were musicians and singers. Growing up he listened to all kinds of music. His parents played in cover bands and, thanks to his father, he learned to play drums while he was still very young. He recalls that it came naturally to him and he became so good at the drums that his parents frequently invited him to play with them. Since their bands played all different styles of music, White feels it gave him a great perspective and helped to make him the diverse artist that he is today. Although country music has his heart, he loves and respects all kinds of musical expression.
One thing White never tires of mentioning is the day he heard the music of his musical mentor, Steve Wariner. “People talk about defining moments. For me, this was definitely one of them. I heard Steve’s voice and I immediately gravitated toward his tone and phrasing. I knew right then, at the age of fourteen, what I wanted to do with my life.” Fresh out of high school White says he packed up his guitar, drum sticks, angst, dreams, five hundred dollars and headed to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.
The move proved to be beneficial. He charted seventeen singles on Billboard's Country Charts, had six number one singles, two platinum records, two gold records, he joined forces with Shania Twain and together they took “From This Moment On” all the way up to number four on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. He has garnered several awards for himself, including a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award among them. And, with his songwriting, he helped several other artists climb the charts; Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio both got in the top five with songs co-written by White and Wynonna, Joe Diffie, LeAnn Rimes and Lila McCann all recorded songs he co-wrote. The accolades led him to various TV appearances such as "The Tonight Show," "Late Night With David Letterman,” NBC's "The Today Show," and “CBS This Morning.” However, despite all of his music successes, it is an award from outside of the music arena that is probably the best indicator of who White really is; People Magazine named him one of their “fifty most beautiful people” in the world and everyone who knows him finds it easy to understand why.
White says he has always been grateful for all he’s been given throughout the years but now looking back in retrospect, he is more grateful than he’s ever been before. "To gain notoriety for doing something that's second nature has always amazed me," he says. "It's incredible that I've gotten to work with so many of the people who've influenced me. It still blows my mind."
White took some time off to get away from the craziness of the music business and to start a family. "After a decade of building my career and being on the road so much, I was spent, mentally and physically," he says. "I knew, I needed to get away and take some time to breathe and do some of the other things I had always dreamed of." He did just that by marrying the beautiful actress Erika Page (One Life To Live) and bringing sons Justin and Jackson into the world.
When asked how his life has changed during his break from the industry, White responds, “I found my true identity, not only as an artist and a songwriter, but as a human being. I realize now that life is an incredible gift and it’s meant to be lived on purpose. Music is a gift and a great vehicle but it’s really about what happens beyond the music for me. What kind of legacy did I leave as a husband, as a father, and a friend?”
White has just completed his eighth studio album entitled Dustbowl Dreams. It is a sonic sensation infused with stories about real life, coupled with pocket-grooves, rootsy acoustic parts, soaring pop-country melodies, and a passionate and energetic delivery that reaches into your soul touching on subject matter we all can relate to, But the underlying theme is never forgetting your roots; which, for White, is his Oklahoma pride. “The song 'Dustbowl Dreams' was inspired by my pride as an Oklahoman, my fascination with my lineage and history, and identifying with the grit, soul, and spirit of Oklahomans, especially during the Great American Dustbowl. I love to think of myself as a product of their perseverance. Dustbowl Dreams is, in essence, the American dream.”
When asked what he hopes to accomplish with this new album, he smiles confidently and says, “I’ve already swung the bat hard and put the ball out of the park. I have nothing left to prove but I have a lot more to say.” Inspired by his ancestors, his heritage, and pride, he is determined to once again make an impact with his music and use his platform for the greater good. Never forgetting his stellar past, he looks ahead with confidence, determination, and much anticipation to a future filled with more dreams; Dustbowl Dreams.
For some a matter of indigenous pride, for others another sign of Bolivia's growing anti-US feelings, this humble local initiative has set its sights on competing domestically with giants such as Coca-Cola and Red Bull.
The beverage has a red-and-white label, tastes ultra-sweet, gives you a buzz and - says its producer - it keeps you awake.
But it is not the drink with similar effect and a similar name you might think it is.
An unlikely newcomer has made the world of soft drinks a little more crowded: Bolivia has started producing a new fizzy drink using the coca leaf.
A radical Islamic website is warning the creators of South Park that they could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode broadcast on Comedy Central last week.
In the latest setback for EMI Group Ltd ., Sir Paul McCartney has joined a parade of well-known artists headed for the exits at the struggling global music giant, with Sir Paul handing worldwide distribution rights for his catalog of about 50 …
Lou Reed Is Back With Experimental Music of 1970s.
It was dismissed as "career suicide" and a joke, and some fans returned the record thinking it was faulty, but rocker Lou Reed is re-releasing a digitally remastered version of his 1975 album "Metal Machine Music."
Profile for Barack Obama, 2008 presidential candidate. See where their money came from.
A table that lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
By Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent
After nearly being counted out, today was the start of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s comeback.
Elections in March gave Maliki’s main rival, the secular, Sunni-backed candidate Ayad Allawi, the smallest of victories. Since the elections, Allawi has been trying to form a government and fight off attempts to revise the vote count, a challenge led by Prime Minister Maliki.
Today, after receiving more than 300 complaints of voter fraud (most of them submitted by Maliki’s political party) Iraqi courts agreed to re-count votes cast in Baghdad. If the re-count finds fraud, it could tip the scales and give Maliki another term in office.
You are looking at Apple's next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing, and here are all the details.
Advanced Video Communications, Inc. (AVC) is driving the next wave of business communications with rich media meetings that liberate users from time and geographical constraints. AVC's superior Web communications services accelerate and support the entire business cycle.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AVC provides Web communication services that enable greater productivity and cost-efficiency across the enterprise. AVC Video Conference services are powered by Macromedia Flash Media Server, designed for the delivery of multimedia Web communications. This advanced technology enables carrier-class services that integrate voice, video, and data to offer true interactivity and Web communications across multiple geographies and platforms.
AVC Video Conference's superior Web communications services can be used enterprise-wide to accelerate and support the entire business cycle, enabling real-time multimedia communication that drives sales, marketing, fulfillment, product development, manufacturing, and support. AVC Video Conference brings true interactivity to online meetings between employees, customers, and partners, anywhere, anytime – all with no investments or deployment costs for hardware or software. To start using AVC Video Conference services you only need a browser and an Internet connection.
Supramap depicts the westward spread of avian influenza (H5N1). Red tree branches indicate a genotype of lysine (K) at amino acid position 627 in the PB2 protein which confers increase replication in mammals. White tree branches indicate a genotype of glutamic acid (E), the wild type for H5N1. Mutations at each node can be viewed in pop-up windows. Credit: Janies et al. 2010 Cladistics online 04-9-10
Pathogens can now be easily tracked in time and space as they evolve, an advance that could revolutionize both public health and inform national security in the fight against infectious diseases. Developed by researchers that include scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, Supramap is a new, powerful, web-based application that maps genetic mutations like those among the different strains of avian influenza onto the globe. The new application is published in the early online edition of Cladistics.
The Muse Research management
team are innovators of core technologies and award-winning products
that have revolutionized the world of music composition and advanced the
art of recording. They come from companies like Opcode, Be, Passport,
E-MU / Creative to name a few. All are musicians, producers or sound
artists with a personal interest in the excellence of the company's
Muse Research's advisors
include some of the music and technology world's best contributors to
innovation, and provides the company with the unique competitive
advantage of being “well connected”.
Muse Research is headquartered at Menlo Park, California
in the same building as The Annex, a full-service recording studio with a
long history of gold and platinum recordings and a breeding ground for a
lot of the Bay Area's music technology industry, as well as a new
Pro-Tools Training facility, called MindLab. This strategic co-location
in a working studio allows Muse Research to gather customer feedback and
perform field research by simply walking down the hall, yet another
competitive advantage of the company.
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