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Nico
Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988),[1][2] better known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress who came to prominence in the 1960s as a Warhol superstar. She is known for her vocals on the Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
& Nico
Nico
(1967), and her work as a solo artist
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Spanish Language
The Spanish language
Spanish language
(/ˈspænɪʃ/ ( listen);  Español (help·info)), also called the Castilian language[4] (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen),  castellano (help·info)), is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin
Latin
America and Spain. It is usually considered the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.[5][6][7][8][9] Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
in the 5th century
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Elektra Records
Elektra Records
Elektra Records
is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman
Jac Holzman
and Paul Rickolt.[1] It played an important role in the development of contemporary folk music and rock music between the 1950s and 1970s. In 2004, it was consolidated into WMG's Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Group. After five years of dormancy, the label was revived as an imprint of Atlantic in 2009
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Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian: [fedeˈriːko felˈliːni]; 20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time.[1][2][3] His films have ranked, in polls such as Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, as some of the greatest films of all time. Sight & Sound lists his 1963 film 8½ as the 10th-greatest film of all time. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini
Fellini
won the Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film
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Spreewald
The Spreewald
Spreewald
(German for " Spree
Spree
Woods"; in Lower Sorbian: Błota) is a picturesque section of the German state of Brandenburg located about 100 km south-east of Berlin. Spreewald
Spreewald
was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO
UNESCO
in 1991. It is known for its traditional irrigation system, consisting of more than 200 small canals (called "Fließe"; total length: 1,300 km ) within the 484-square-kilometre (187 sq mi) area. The landscape was shaped during the ice-age. Alder
Alder
forests on wetlands and pine forests on sandy dry areas are characteristic for the region. Grasslands and fields can be found as well.Contents1 Overview 2 Nature 3 Economy 4 Photogallery 5 See also 6 External linksOverview[edit]Historical housing at Lehde (a district of Lübbenau)About 50,000 people live in the biosphere reserve (1998)
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Concentration Camp
Internment
Internment
is the imprisonment or confinement[1] of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. The term is especially used for the confinement "of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects".[2] Thus, while it can simply mean imprisonment, it tends to refer to preventive confinement, rather than confinement after having been convicted of some crime. Use of these terms is subject to debate and political sensitivities.[3] Interned persons may be held in prisons or in facilities known as internment camps
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Shell Shock
Shell shock
Shell shock
is a term coined in World War I
World War I
to describe the type of posttraumatic stress disorder many soldiers were afflicted with during the war (before PTSD itself was a term).[2] It is a reaction to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting that produced a helplessness appearing variously as panic and being scared, or flight, an inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk.[3] During the War, the concept of shell shock was ill-defined. Cases of 'shell shock' could be interpreted as either a physical or psychological injury, or simply as a lack of moral fibre
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Seamstress
A dressmaker is a person who makes custom clothing for women, such as dresses, blouses, and evening gowns. Also called a mantua-maker (historically) or a modiste.Contents1 Notable dressmakers 2 Related terms 3 See also 4 ReferencesNotable dressmakers[edit]Cristóbal Balenciaga Pierre Balmain Coco Chanel Christian Dior David Emanuel Jean Muir, fashion designer (though she herself preferred to be called a dressmaker[1]) Isabel Toledo Madeleine Vionnet Charles Frederick WorthRelated terms[edit]Jean-Baptiste Jules Trayer, Breton seamstresses in a shop 1854). Prior to the Industrial Revolution, a seamstress did handsewing. Dressmaker
Dressmaker
denotes clothing made in the style of a dressmaker, frequently in the term dressmaker details which includes ruffles, frills, ribbon or braid trim
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Beggars Banquet Records
Beggars Banquet
Beggars Banquet
is a British independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group
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Island Records
Island Records
Island Records
is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
(UMG). It was founded by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica
Jamaica
in 1959.[1] Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram
PolyGram
in 1989. Island and another label recently acquired by PolyGram, A&M Records, were both at the time the largest independent record labels in history, with Island in particular having exerted a major influence on the progressive UK music scene in the early 1970s. Three Island labels exist in the world: Island UK, Island US, and Island Australia, with the main label operating out of London
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Verve Records
Verve Records, founded in 1956 by Norman Granz, is home to the world’s largest jazz catalogue and includes recordings by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Stan Getz
Stan Getz
and Billie Holiday, among others.[1] It absorbed the catalogues of Granz's earlier labels, Clef Records, founded in 1946, Norgran Records, founded in 1953, and material previously licensed to Mercury Records.[2] Verve also served as the original home of acts such as The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
and Frank Zappa. The restructured Verve Records
Verve Records
is now part of the Verve Label Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group
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Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza
(Catalan: Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
off the east coast of Spain. It is 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the city of Valencia. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. Its largest settlements are Ibiza
Ibiza
Town (Catalan: Vila d'Eivissa, or simply Vila), Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa
Sa Talaiassa
(or Sa Talaia), is 475 metres (1,558 feet) above sea level. Ibiza
Ibiza
has become well known for its association with nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the summer club scene, all of which attract large numbers of tourists drawn to that type of holiday
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Avant-garde Music
Avant-garde
Avant-garde
music is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term "avant-garde" implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences.[1]Contents1 Distinctions 2 Popular music 3 See also 4 References 5 Further readingDistinctions[edit] Further information: Avant-garde
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English Language
English is a West Germanic language
West Germanic language
that was first spoken in early medieval England
England
and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic
North Germanic
language), as well as by Latin
Latin
and Romance languages, especially French.[6] English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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University Of Wales, Lampeter
University of Wales, Lampeter
Lampeter
(Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) was a university in Lampeter, Wales. Founded in 1822, and given its royal charter in 1828,[2] it was the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, with degree awarding powers since 1852, and the third oldest university institution in England and Wales
Wales
after the universities of Oxford
Oxford
and Cambridge. In 2010 it merged with Trinity University College (under its 1828 charter) to create the University of Wales
Wales
Trinity Saint David.[3] The university was founded as St David's College (Coleg Dewi Sant), becoming St David's University College (Coleg Prifysgol Dewi Sant) in 1971, when it became part of the federal University of Wales
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Iggy Pop
James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
(/ˈɪɡi pɒp/), and designated the "Godfather of Punk,"[1][2] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor
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