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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
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. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Recent activity * 3 Partial discography * 3.1 Singles * 3.2 Albums * 4 As writer or co-writer * 5 References * 6 External links CAREERBorn in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.
, Fisher was raised in Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, by his grandmother. He moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
, in the early 1970s, where he currently resides
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Obba Babatunde
OBBA BABATUNDé is an American stage and movie actor. A native of Queens , New York , Babatundé has appeared in more than seventeen stage productions, thirty theatrical films, sixty made-for-television movies, and two prime-time series. CONTENTS * 1 Film * 2 Television * 3 Animation * 4 Producer and director * 5 Singing * 6 Awards and nominations * 7 References * 8 External links FILMSome 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
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Harold Wheeler (musician)
HAROLD WHEELER (born July 14, 1943) is an orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and music director. He has received numerous Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for orchestration, and won the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for Hairspray . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Awards * 3 Personal * 4 Partial discography * 4.1 As sideman * 5 References * 6 External links CAREERWheeler 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 and 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 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. Costumes may be for a theater , cinema , or musical performance but may not be limited to such. Costume
Costume
design should not be confused with costume coordination which merely involves altering existing clothing, although both create stage clothes . Four types of costumes are used in theatrical design: historical, fantastical, dance, and modern
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Academy Award
Spotlight BEST PICTUREMoonlight The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four 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 awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. 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. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Keith David
KEITH DAVID WILLIAMS (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as KEITH DAVID, is an American film and television actor, voice actor , singer and comedian. He is known for his co-starring role 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 (as the Imam ), General Kimsey in Armageddon , King in Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
's Platoon , and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky 's Requiem for a Dream . David starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the comedy series, Community
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Tony Award
The ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADWAY THEATRE, more commonly known as TONY AWARD, recognizes the excellence in live Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League 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. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special
Special
Tony Award , the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre , and the Isabelle Stevenson Award . The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry , co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The rules for the Tony Awards are set forth in the official document "Rules and Regulations of The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards", which applies for that season only. The Tony Awards are considered the highest U.S
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Richard Tee
RICHARD TEE (November 24, 1943 – July 21, 1993) was an American pianist, studio musician , singer and arranger who had several hundred studio credits and played on such notable hits as; In Your Eyes , Slip Slidin\' Away , Just the Two of Us , Tell Her About It , and many others. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Equipment * 3 Discography * 3.1 Richard Tee
Richard Tee
- solo * 3.2 with Hank Crawford * 3.3 with George Benson
George Benson
* 3.4 with Grover Washington, Jr. * 3.5 with Cornell Dupree
Cornell Dupree
* 3.6 with Stuff * 3.7 with Steve Gadd/ the Gadd Gang * 3.8 with various artists * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYTee was born in Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
, where he spent most of his life and lived with his mother in a brownstone apartment building
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Bernard Purdie
BERNARD LEE "PRETTY" PURDIE (born June 11, 1941) is an American drummer , considered an influential and innovative funk musician. He is known for his precise musical time keeping and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the "Purdie Shuffle." He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. Purdie recorded Soul Drums (1968) as a band leader and although he went on to record Alexander's Ragtime Band, the album remained unreleased until Soul Drums was reissued on CD in 2009 with the Alexander's Ragtime Band sessions. Other solo albums include Purdie Good (1971), Soul Is ... Pretty Purdie (1972) and the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Lialeh (1973). In the mid-1990s he was a member of The 3B\'s , with Bross Townsend and Bob Cunningham
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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. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known for the role of himself in Yakety Yak, Take it Back , Trash Talk , and Fantasia 2000 . Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores . In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song , their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning
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Ruth E. Carter
RUTH E. CARTER (born April 10, 1960) is an African American costume designer , for film and television, with over 40 films to her credit, who has mastered the look of multiple periods and genres in envisioning the clothing and overall appearance of a character or performer. During her near 30 year film career, Carter has earned two nominations for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on the films Malcolm X (1992) directed by Spike Lee , and Amistad (1997) directed by Steven Spielberg . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Honors * 4 Filmography * 5 Television * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links EARLY LIFECarter graduated from Hampton University in Virginia, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. CAREERCarter began her career working as an intern in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts and at the Santa Fe Opera . She moved to Los Angeles in 1986
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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 SEASON TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING POSTSEASON WILLIAM & MARY INDIANS (Independent) (1928–1929) 1928–1929 William & Mary 9–11 WILLIAM "> * v * t * e William padding:0px"> * J. 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. Tucker Jones (1928–1929) * John Kellison (1929–1934) * Thomas Dowler (1934–1937) * John Kellison (1937–1939) * Dwight Stuessy (1939–1943) * Rube McCray (1943–1945) * Sam B
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Wayback Machine
The WAYBACK MACHINE is a digital archive of the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
and other information on the Internet
Internet
created by the Internet Archive
Internet Archive
, a nonprofit organization , based in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, United States . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Technical details * 2.1 Storage capabilities * 2.2 Growth * 2.3 Website exclusion policy * 2.3.1 Oakland Archive
Archive
Policy * 3 Uses * 3.1 In legal evidence * 3.1.1 Civil litigation * 3.1.1.1 Netbula LLC v. Chordiant Software Inc. * 3.1.1.2 Telewizja Polska
Telewizja Polska
* 3.1.2 Patent law * 3.1.3 Limitations of utility * 4 Legal status * 5 Archived content legal issues * 5.1 Scientology
Scientology
* 5.2 Healthcare Advocates, Inc
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YouTube
YOUTUBE is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California . The service was created by three former PayPal employees— Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
, Steve Chen , and Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
—in February 2005. Google
Google
bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube
YouTube
now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries . YouTube
YouTube
allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users . It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips , TV show clips, music videos , short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers , live streams , and other content such as video blogging , short original videos, and educational videos
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MusicBrainz
MUSICBRAINZ is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc ) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and the length of each track. These entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines
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