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Bruce Fisher
Bruce Fisher (born January 8, 1954) is an American songwriter, record producer, playwright best known for his collaborations with Billy Preston. Fisher's best-known songs include "You Are So Beautiful", "Will It Go Round In Circles", and "Nothing from Nothing", all co-written with Preston before 1973.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Recent activity 3 Partial discography3.1 Singles 3.2 Albums4 As writer or co-writer 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Born in Washington D.C., Fisher was raised in Chicago, Illinois, by his grandmother
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Songwriter
A songwriter is a professional who is paid to write lyrics for singers and melodies for songs, typically for a popular music genre such as rock or country music. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people.[1] For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies
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Leigh Jones
Leigh Tucker Jones (August 16, 1888 – December 1, 1943) was the head coach for William & Mary College's men's basketball team for the 1928–29 season. In his sole season as coach he guided the Indians (now Tribe) to a 9–11 record. Head coaching record[edit]Season Team Overall Conference Standing PostseasonWilliam & Mary Indians (Independent) (1928–1929)1928–1929 William & Mary 9–11William & Mary: 9–11Total: 9–11References[edit][1]v t eWilliam & Mary Tribe men's basketball head coachesJ. Merrill Blanchard (1905–1906) H. W. Withers (1906–1907) F. M. Crawford (1907–1911) William J. Young (1911–1913) Dexter W. Draper (1913–1916) Samuel H. Hubbard (1916–1917) Harry Young (1917–1918) Vernon Geddy (1918–1919) James G. Driver (1919–1923) J. Wilder Tasker (1923–1928) L
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Quincy Jones
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.[2] His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations,[3] and 28 Grammys,[3] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Raised in Seattle, Washington, Jones developed interest in music at an early age, and attended the Berklee College of Music. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores
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Tony Award
The Antoinette Perry
Antoinette Perry
Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre,[1] more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League[2] at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre
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Keith David
Keith David
Keith David
Williams (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as Keith David, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and singer. He is known for his co-starring role as King in "Platoon", as Childs alongside Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
in John Carpenter's The Thing. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop, and Men at Work. He had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter's films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick
(as the Imam), General Kimsey in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream
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Obba Babatunde
Obba Babatundé is an American stage and movie actor. A native of Queens, New York,[1] Babatundé has appeared in more than seventeen stage productions, thirty theatrical films, sixty made-for-television movies, and two prime-time series.Contents1 Film 2 Television 3 Animation 4 Producer and director 5 Singing 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External linksFilm[edit] Some of his feature film appearances include The Celestine Prophecy, Material Girls, After the Sunset, The Manchurian Candidate, The Notebook, John Q, Philadelphia, The Last Fall, If I Tell You I Have To Kill You, The Fallen Faithful, Trapped, Tension, and Kinky. He also played Harvard college Dean Cain in the movie How High, as well as the role of Willie Long in the movie Life, the role of Lamar, the hotel concierge in the film That Thing You Do!, co-starred as an attorney in the 1993 film Philadelphia, as a SWAT captain in John Q, as a senator in the 2004 reprise of The Manchurian Candidate, a
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Harold Wheeler (musician)
William Harold Wheeler, Jr. (born July 14, 1943),[1] better known as Harold Wheeler, is an American orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and music director. He has received numerous Tony Award
Tony Award
and Drama Desk Award nominations for orchestration, and won the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for Hairspray.Contents1 Career 2 Awards 3 Personal 4 Partial discography4.1 As sideman5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Wheeler first worked in the 1960s as the musical director for Burt Bacharach making him the first African-American MD of a major pop act. He also was doing arranging for Tony Orlando
Tony Orlando
and Nina Simone
Nina Simone
during that time. He was named Music Conductor for the 76th Academy Awards, becoming only the second African-American conductor in the Academy's history
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Costume Design
Costume
Costume
design is the investing of clothing and the overall appearance of a character or performer. Costume
Costume
may refer to the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period. In many cases, it may contribute to the fullness of the artistic, visual world which is unique to a particular theatrical or cinematic production. The most basic designs are produced to denote status, provide protection or modesty, or provide visual interest to a character.[1] Costumes may be for a theater, cinema, or musical performance but may not be limited to such
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Academy Award
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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United Artists
United Artists
United Artists
(UA) is an American film and television entertainment studio. Founded in 1919 by D. W. Griffith, Charlie
Charlie
Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon commercial studios.[1] UA was repeatedly bought, sold, and restructured over the ensuing century. The current United Artists company is a successor to the original in name only.[2] The studio was acquired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1981. On September 22, 2014, MGM
MGM
acquired a controlling interest in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's entertainment companies One Three Media
One Three Media
and Lightworkers Media, then merged them to revive United Artists' TV production unit as United Artists
United Artists
Media Group (UAMG)
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Record Producer
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.[1] A producer has many roles during the recording process.[2] The roles of a producer vary. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also:Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write.[3] Propose changes to the song arrangements, and Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer typically supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage
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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
Mercury Records
is an American-based record label owned by Universal Music Group
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A&M Records
A&M Records was an American record label founded as an independent company by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and Jerry Moss in 1962. Due to the success of the discography A&M released, the label garnered interest and was acquired by PolyGram
PolyGram
in 1989 and began distributing releases from Polydor Ltd. from the UK
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Peak Records
Peak Records is an American independent record label, that was co-founded by The Rippingtons leader and guitarist Russ Freeman and Andi Howard in 1994. The early years, Peak founded as a production for Russ' group The Rippingtons in GRP Records. Now,[when?] Peak is distributed by eOne Music.Contents1 History 2 Notable current artists 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]1994 Peak Records is co-founded by Russ Freeman and Andi Howard in GRP Records. 1997 Peak transferred to Windham Hill Records. 2000 Peak transferred to Concord Records.Peak's first recording was Time Slipping By from Mark Williamson in 1994, and Sahara by Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons
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