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The Legendary Ray Charles
Ray Charles was a legendary musician who pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s. He had born in Georgia in 1930 in an underprivileged family. Fascination for music and strong dedication... More > for establishing himself in the music industry made him unparalleled. Even his early blindness cannot restrict him. Often he was called the "Father of Soul". Charles joined blues, gospel and jazz to create ground breaking hits such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." Not only was his music career, but also his personal life was different. This great singer believed in freedom and led his life so. This evergreen character died in 2004, leaving a lasting impression on contemporary music.< Less
Miley Cyrus: The Queen of Controversy
Miley Cyrus is a popular American actress and singer. Her father is country music star Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley enrolled in the Armstrong Acting School of Toronto when she was nine and was soon cast in... More > small roles, varying from television shows like Doc to the 2003 Tim Burton movie Big Fish. Miley eventually auditioned and won the lead for a new Disney show that centered on an average girl who had a secret identity as a pop star.
The show, Hannah Montana, was an instant sensation and propelled Miley's career not just as an actress but as a singer songwriter. The Hannah Montana soundtrack skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard 200 in 2006, only to be surpassed in opening sales by a double-disc release the following year, which included another Hannah Montana soundtrack and Miley's original namesake CD. With over three million copies sold in the US, the RIAA has certified this album platinum three times.< Less
Art of the Dive/Portraits of the Deep
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ART OF THE DIVE/PORTRAITS OF THE DEEP catalogues a museum exhibition featuring work by leading artists who portray underwater life and habitat. ART OF THE DIVE/PORTRAITS OF THE DEEP includes color... More > photographs of paintings, sculptures, murals, and monuments by the world’s leading dive painters and sculptors, and biographies of each artist. These begin with Stanley Meltzoff (1917-2006), who, as author/curator Dr. David J. Wagner explains, was given his art-of-the-dive start with a commission from National Geographic Society in the 1960’s and who is now generally recognized as the progenitor of the genre.
Others include Charles Allmond, Al Barnes, Renée Bemis, Eric Berg, M.J. Brush, Ian Coleman, Jean-Louis Courteau, Guy Harvey, John Kobald, Diane Peebles, Randy Puckett, Don Ray, George Schelling, Randall Scott, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist, Mark Susinno, Fred Thomas, Kent Ullberg, Ronnie Williford, Wyland.< Less