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Inna Zhukova
INNA ZHUKOVA (Belarusian : Іна Іванаўна Жукава; Łacinka : Ina Ivanaŭna Žukava; Russian : Инна Ивановна Жукова: Inna Ivanovna Zhukova, born on September 6, 1986 in Krasnodar
Krasnodar
, Soviet Union
Soviet Union
) is a Belarusian individual rhythmic gymnast . She is the 2008 Olympics individual all-around silver medalist and 2006 Grand Prix Final all-around bronze medalist. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Routine music information * 3 Detailed Olympic results * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYInna started rhythmic gymnastics in 1990 at age 4. Originally, she trained in Russia, but she was invited to train in Belarus
Belarus
with the coach Irina Leparskaya , who has trained many prominent gymnasts. Inna made her international debut in 2001
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Jesse Cook
JESSE ARNAUD COOK (born 28 November 1964) is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in nuevo flamenco music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba , jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. He has recorded on the EMI , E1 Music and Narada labels and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Discography * 3 Other appearances * 4 Other compilation appearances * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links LIFE AND CAREERBorn to photographer and filmmaker John Cook and television director and producer Heather Cook, and nephew to artist Arnaud Maggs , Jesse Cook spent the first few years of his life moving between Paris, Southern France and Barcelona
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Rene Dupere
RENé DUPéRé (born in 1946) is a Québécois composer from Mont-Joli , Québec
Québec
, Canada
Canada
. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Discography * 3 Filmography * 4 Awards * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYDupéré is best known as the composer and arranger of music for contemporary circus productions by the Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
. Among the Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
stage shows he has scored are: Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
(1984), La Magie Continue (1986), Le Cirque Réinventé
Le Cirque Réinventé
(1987), Nouvelle Expérience (1990), Saltimbanco (1992), Mystère (1993), Alegría (1994), Kà (2004), and Zed (2009)
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Cirque Du Soleil
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (pronounced , "Circus of the Sun" or "Sun Circus") is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world. Based in Montreal
Montreal
, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel , it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on July 7, 1984, by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix . Initially named Les Échassiers ( , "The Waders "), they toured Quebec
Quebec
in 1980 as a performing troupe. Their initial financial hardship was relieved in 1983 by a government grant from the Canada Council for the Arts , as part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier
's voyage to Canada. Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 1984, and after securing a second year of funding, Laliberté hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to re-create it as a "proper circus"
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Kill Bill
KILL BILL is an American two-part martial arts film series, and the fourth film overall that was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino . It was originally set to be released as one film, but with a running time of over four hours, it was separated into two films: Kill Bill: Volume 1 , released in late 2003, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 , released in early 2004. The original four-hour cut, retitled Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, was screened at select cinemas in 2011. Tarantino has discussed the possibility of a third Kill Bill
Kill Bill
film. CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 Kill Bill: Volume 1 * 3 Kill Bill: Volume 2 * 4 The Whole Bloody Affair * 5 Sequel * 6 References * 7 External links CAST CHARACTER ACTOR VOL. 1 VOL
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Maksim Mrvica
MAKSIM MRVICA (Croatian pronunciation: ; born May 3, 1975 ) is a Croatian pianist . He plays classical crossover music . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 International appeal * 3 Adaptations and arrangements * 4 Music videos * 5 Discography * 5.1 Albums * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYMrvica was born in Šibenik , Croatia . He took piano lessons at the age of nine Three years later he gave his first concert performance of Haydn ’s Piano Concerto in C major. When war broke out in 1991, both Mrvica and his professor were determined that this would not disrupt his music studies. In spite of the war and surrounding turbulence, Mrvica entered in, and won, his first major competition in Zagreb in 1993. Mrvica went on to study at the Music Academy in Zagreb where he spent five years under Professor Vladimir Krpan , who himself was a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
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2008 Beijing Olympics
The 2008 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, officially known as the GAMES OF THE XXIX OLYMPIAD (Chinese : 第二十九届夏季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin : Dì Èrshíjiǔ Jiè Xiàjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì) and commonly known as BEIJING 2008, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing
Beijing
, China
China
, from 7 to 24 August 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (a total of one event more than the schedule of the 2004 Games ). China
China
became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games
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Łacinka
The BELARUSIAN LATIN ALPHABET or ŁACINKA ( , from Belarusian : лацінка (BGN/PCGN : latsinka) for the Latin script
Latin script
in general) is the common name of the several historical alphabets to render the Belarusian (Cyrillic) text in Latin script
Latin script
. It is similar to the Sorbian alphabet , incorporating features of the Polish and Czech alphabets. CONTENTS * 1 Use * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links USEŁacinka was occasionally used in the Belarusian area mainly in the 19th century and first years of the 20th century. Belarusian was officially written only in the Latin script
Latin script
between 1941 and 1944, in the Nazi German-occupied Belarusian territories
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
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2004 Summer Olympics
The 2004 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES (Modern Greek : Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 2004, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agó̱nes 2004 ), officially known as the GAMES OF THE XXVIII OLYMPIAD and commonly known as ATHENS 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens
Athens
, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports . Athens
Athens
2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics
that all countries with a National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
were in attendance. 2004 also marked the return of the games to the city where they began
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Al Hirt
ALOIS MAXWELL "AL" HIRT (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java " and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn (1963), and for the theme song to The Green Hornet . His nicknames included "Jumbo" and "The Round Mound of Sound". Colin Escott, an author of musician biographies, wrote that RCA Victor Records, for which Hirt had recorded most of his best-selling recordings and for which he had spent much of his professional recording career, had dubbed him with another moniker: "The King." Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Discography * 2.1 Singles * 2.2 Albums * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYHirt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana , the son of a police officer. At the age of six, he was given his first trumpet, which had been purchased at a local pawnshop
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Nocturne
A NOCTURNE (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Principal composers of nocturnes * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References HISTORYThe name nocturne was first applied to pieces in the 18th century, when it indicated an ensemble piece in several movements, normally played for an evening party and then laid aside. Sometimes it carried the Italian equivalent, notturno, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
's Notturno in D, K.286, written for four lightly echoing separated ensembles of paired horns with strings, and his Serenata Notturna, K. 239
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Athens
ATHENS (/ˈæθɪnz/ ; Greek : Αθήνα, Athína , Ancient Greek : Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece . Athens
Athens
dominates the Attica
Attica
region and is one of the world\'s oldest cities , with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens
Classical Athens
was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus
Piraeus
, which had been a distinct city prior to its 5th century BC incorporation with Athens
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International Federation Of Gymnastics
The FéDéRATION INTERNATIONALE DE GYMNASTIQUE (FIG), or INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF GYMNASTICS (IFG), is the governing body of competitive gymnastics . Its headquarters is in Lausanne
Lausanne
, Switzerland . It was founded on July 23, 1881, in Liège , Belgium
Belgium
, making it the world's oldest existing international sports organisation. Originally called the European Federation of Gymnastics, it had three member countries—Belgium, France and the Netherlands—until 1921, when non-European countries were admitted and it received its current name. The federation sets the rules, known as the Code of Points , that regulate how gymnasts' performances are evaluated
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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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Beijing
BEIJING (/beɪˈdʒɪŋ/ ; Mandarin: ( listen )), formerly romanized as PEKING, is the capital of the People\'s Republic of China
China
, the world's second most populous city proper , and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China
China
, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts . Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin
Tianjin
Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China. As a city combining both modern and traditional architecture , Beijing
Beijing
is a megacity rich in history , exemplified in its global influence in politics , economy , education , history , culture , and technology
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