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Rood Adeo
ROOD ADEO (born RODERIK ADEO JANSZ, 10 November 1970, in Nijmegen
Nijmegen
) is a Dutch singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist. His musical style is influenced by rock, jazz , blues , classical , and folk . Adeo's flexible voice, ranging from tenor to bass, varies between a bright, high pitched sound and a duskier, harsh timbre. Founder of the band Rood & Nighthawks at the Diner, Adeo also recorded a number of albums under different names, backed by a changing line-up of musicians. Adeo performs with piano, guitar, and with the occasionally use of other keyboards, accordion, and cajón
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Super Audio CD
SUPER AUDIO CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage , introduced in 1999. It was developed jointly by Sony
Sony
and Philips Electronics , and intended to be the successor to their Compact Disc (CD) format. While the SACD format can offer more channels (e.g. surround sound ), and a longer playing time than CD, research published in 2007 found no significant difference in audio quality between SACD and standard CD at ordinary volume levels. Having made little impact in the consumer audio market, by 2007, SACD was deemed to be a failure by the press. A small market for SACD has remained, serving the audiophile community
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Sopot International Song Festival
The SOPOT INTERNATIONAL SONG FESTIVAL (later called Sopot
Sopot
Music Festival Grand Prix, Sopot
Sopot
Top of the Top Festival from 2012–13 and Polsat Sopot
Sopot
Festival in 2014) is an annual international song contest held in Sopot
Sopot
, Poland
Poland
. It was the biggest Polish music festival altogether with the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole , and one of the biggest song contests in Europe. The contest was organised and transmitted live by the Polish state television broadcaster, Telewizja Polska
Telewizja Polska
(TVP) between 1994 and 2004. The following year, the concert was broadcast by the private media station TVN for the first time and remained on TVN until 2009. From 2012 to 2014, the concert was broadcast and organised by Polsat . It was later cancelled by the broadcaster
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Robert Wyatt
ROBERT WYATT (born ROBERT WYATT-ELLIDGE, 28 January 1945) is an English musician , and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine
Soft Machine
, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Soft Machine
Soft Machine
and Matching Mole * 2.1 Accident * 3 Solo career * 4 Influence on other artists * 5 Recent years * 5.1 "Wyatting" * 6 Discography * 6.1 Albums * 6.2 Miscellaneous albums * 6.3 Live albums * 6.4 Compilations * 6.5 EPs * 6.6 Singles * 6.7 Other contributions * 7 Bibliography * 8 Books about Wyatt * 9 Filmography * 10 References * 11 External links EARLY LIFEWyatt was born in Bristol
Bristol

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Tom Waits
THOMAS ALAN WAITS (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter , musician, composer and actor. His distinctive voice was described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding as though "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car". Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona with his trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues , jazz , and vaudeville , and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music . Born to a middle-class Celtic-Norwegian American family, Waits was raised in Whittier, California , and then San Diego
San Diego
. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beat Generation
Beat Generation
, as a teenager he began singing on the San Diego
San Diego
folk music scene
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Frank Sinatra
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA (/sᵻˈnɑːtrə/ ; Italian: ; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time , having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey , to Italian immigrants , Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey . Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records
Columbia Records
in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers "
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J.J. Cale
JOHN WELDON "J. J." CALE (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
, Neil Young
Neil Young
, and Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of The Tulsa Sound , a loose genre drawing on blues , rockabilly , country , and jazz
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Nick Cave
NICHOLAS EDWARD CAVE AO (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of Nick Cave
Nick Cave
and the Bad Seeds . Referred to as rock music's "Prince of Darkness ", Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence. NME
NME
called him "the grand lord of gothic lushness". Born and raised in rural Victoria , Cave studied art in Melbourne
Melbourne
and for a time considered becoming a painter. In the 1970s, he formed and fronted the Boys Next Door , which spearheaded Melbourne's burgeoning post-punk scene. They changed their name to the Birthday Party and relocated to London
London
in 1980
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Cesaria Evora
CESáRIA ÉVORA, GCIH (Portuguese pronunciation: ; 27 August 1941 – 17 December 2011) was a Cape Verdean popular singer. Nicknamed the "Barefoot Diva" for performing without shoes, she was also known as the "Queen of Morna ". CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Musical career * 2 Personal life * 3 Honours * 4 Death * 5 Legacy * 6 Named after * 7 Discography * 8 References * 9 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFE"Cise" (as she was known to friends) was born on 27 August 1941 in Mindelo , São Vicente, Cape Verde . When she was seven years old her father, Justino da Cruz Évora who was a part-time musician, died, and at the age of ten she was placed in an orphanage, as her mother Dona Joana could not raise all six children. At the age of 16, she was persuaded by a friend to sing in a sailors' tavern. The house of Cesária Évora. Today, it is a museum
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Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
CONCERTGEBOUW DE VEREENIGING is a concert hall located in Nijmegen , Netherlands . The facility officially opened in 1915, and is built in a mixture of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. It has a capacity of 1,800, and is renowned for its outstanding acoustics for orchestral music. Concertgebouw de Vereeniging is a designated Rijksmonument . REFERENCES * ^ "keizer karel podia—concertgebouw". Keizer Karel Podia (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 September 2012. * ^ "De Vereeniging Peutz". www.peutz.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-02-22
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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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Geert Wilders
GEERT WILDERS (Dutch: ; born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch politician who is the founder and the current leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid – PVV). Wilders is the parliamentary group leader of his party in the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). In the 2010 formation of the Rutte cabinet , a minority cabinet of VVD
VVD
and CDA, he actively participated in the negotiations, resulting in a "support agreement" (gedoogakkoord) between the PVV and these parties, but withdrew his support in April 2012, citing disagreements with the cabinet on proposed budget cuts. Wilders is best known for his criticism of Islam ; his views have made him a controversial figure in the Netherlands
Netherlands
and abroad, and since 2004 he has been protected at all times by armed bodyguards. Raised a Roman Catholic, Wilders left the church at his coming of age
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Idols (Dutch TV Series)
IDOLS is a television show on the Dutch television network RTL 4 , which is part of the Idols series based on the popular British show Pop Idol . The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in the Netherlands. The show is divided in two sections, the first being the audition round, an open audition where everyone who wants to try is allowed to sing. The first couple of shows usually show the worst and the best contenders in these auditions. Once the best are selected, the theater round starts. Here the singers who survived the auditions have to prove they really have what it takes to become an idol. In a couple of shows these performers are narrowed down to just 10 finalists, with each contestant performing live. In the first 2 seasons there were four judges, but starting with season 3 there are just three. The judges provide critiques of each competitor's performance and determine nine of the ten people who enter the final shows
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Kurt Weill
KURT JULIAN WEILL (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht . With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work The Threepenny Opera , which included the ballad "Mack the Knife ". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. He also wrote several works for the concert hall. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943
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Jessie Mae Robinson
JESSIE MAE ROBINSON (née BOOKER, October 1, 1918 – October 26, 1966) was an African-American musician and songwriter , whose compositions included many R&B and pop hits of the 1940s and 1950s, including "Black Night ", " I Went To Your Wedding ", and "Let\'s Have a Party ". CAREERJessie Mae Booker was born in Call, Texas , but was raised in Los Angeles where she started writing songs in her teens, and met and married Leonard Robinson. After a few years she began pitching her songs to performers and music publishers. Her first song to be recorded was "Mellow Man Blues" by Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington
in 1945. She found commercial success with Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
's "Cleanhead Blues" in 1946 and then " Old Maid Boogie ", an R&B chart number one in 1947
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Nijmegen
NIJMEGEN (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen ); Nijmeegs : Nimwegen ), historically anglicized as NIMEGUEN, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland
Gelderland
. It is situated on the Waal river , close to the German border. Nijmegen
Nijmegen
is the oldest city in the Netherlands, the first to be recognized as such in Roman times, and in 2005 celebrated 2,000 years of existence. The municipality is part of the " Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen " (Arnhem- Nijmegen
Nijmegen
urban region (neighbouring city, 15 km (9 mi) north)), a metropolitan area with 736,107 inhabitants (2011)
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