''Zolotoy Orfey 76''. In that same year, Pugacheva recorded a number of songs for the musical drama-comedy ''The Irony of Fate'' as the singing voice of Nadja, the female protagonist.
of the top four Spanish schools worldwide. There are also important conservatories, orchestras and choirs based in the city. Most are linked to the universities and specialize in many kinds of instruments, as well as lyrical interpretation and the development of the singing voice. Amongst the language schools, of predominance are those that teach English, though French and Italian schools can also be found. Libraries The greatest network of libraries is that of the University of the Andes. Each school has a specialized library, as well as the multidisciplinary libraries located in La Hechicera, the sports division, the administrative division, and a number of other smaller libraries, adding up to more than a dozen under the direction of Serbiula. Moreover, ULA owns the largest digital archive of the country, available to the public for research and education. Besides the university libraries, Mérida has the ''Biblioteca Bolivariana'' (Bolivarian Library (Mérida Bolivarian Library)), which is also an area of exhibits and historical displays, a branch of the National Library of Venezuela, and the public library Simón Bolívar, subsidized by the government. Other public and private institutions such as schools, churches, and language institutes have their own minor libraries to be used by their members. Additionally, land originally set aside for a metropolitan library in 2006 was reallocated for the use of National Experimental University of the Armed Forces, and a new site for the proposed library has yet to be granted. Culture thumb 270px right Lake La Rosa and the Museum of Science and Technology in the background. (File:Laguna La Rosa Mérida.JPG) The city's culture closely resembles that of ''Andean Folklore'' and is in fact the main, if not defining, example of this folklore. Inhabitants of Mérida, with deep connections to their culture, are characterized by their well-preserved traditions and slow, unhurried way of life. The city itself can be recognized by its many well-preserved colonial parks and buildings, in addition to its famous social scene, the local art and craftwork, and the unique regional cuisine. Museums, cultural centers, and theaters - valign "top" * Archaeological Museum * Archdiocesan Museum * Museum of Science and Technology * Museum of Colonial Art * Museum of Modern Art valign "top" * Juan Félix Sánchez House of Culture * Tulio Febres Cordero Cultural Center * César Renginfo Theater - Not many know that the Archdiocesan Museum of Mérida houses the second and third oldest bells in the world, the so-called ''Ave María'' bell from the year 909 and ''San Pedro'' of 912. '''Estadio Guillermo Soto Rosa''' is a multi-use stadium in Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Venezuela. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and was the home stadium of Estudiantes de Mérida Fútbol Club until Estadio Metropolitano de Mérida opened in 2005. It currently hosts the home matches of the ULA (Universidad de Los Andes FC) football team. The stadium holds 14,000 spectators http: www.worldstadiums.com south_america countries venezuela.shtml . prominence location Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Venezuela range Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada de Mérida), Andes Televen purchased eight new transmitters to reach new markets in Maturín, Valle de la Pascua, Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Valencia (Valencia, Carabobo), and Puerto Cabello. Televen also modernized their existing transmitters in Caracas, Coro (Santa Ana de Coro), Vargas (Vargas (state)), Maracaibo, Maracay, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto La Cruz, and Margarita (Isla Margarita). Protests also occurred in six other cities, and there were violent clashes between students and throwing rocks, and police shooting plastic bullets. Demonstrations occurred in the cities of Mérida (w:Mérida, Mérida), Maracaibo (w:Maracaibo), Puerto la Cruz (w:Puerto la Cruz), San Cristóbal (w:San Cristóbal, Táchira), Barquisimeto (w:Barquisimeto) and Valencia (w:Valencia, Carabobo) on Wednesday. The Santa Barbara Airlines (w:Santa Barbara Airlines) plane took off just before dusk from the city of Mérida (w:Mérida, Mérida) en route to Simón Bolívar International Airport (w:Simón Bolívar International Airport) outside the capital city of Caracas (w:Caracas).
for the final 2 stages around Kerry and Cork. death_date origin Heswall, Wirral (Metropolitan Borough of Wirral), England instrument Voice (Singing), bass guitar, keyboards (Keyboard instrument) '''George Andrew
cousin, Speaker Daniel Romualdez y Zialcita (Daniel Romualdez) (her uncle ex-Manila mayor Miguel Romualdez's son) saw her potential to attract crowds. She worked in the music stores of the Escolta. Because of her beautiful singing voice, many customers requested for her to sing. She sang frequently and made many profits for the store. However, her father Vicente Orestes found out. He found it below a Romualdez to do such a thing, considering the Romualdez name carried such a cachet
moved to Ventura (Ventura, California), California in his teens, where he was adopted (adoption) by his stepfather (Stepfamily) and took the name John D. Faircloth. He discovered a singing voice at a young age and recorded a few minor hits with several small record labels under the stage names Johnny Jordan, Dick Bush, and Johnny Faire, the latter gaining some sales with "Bertha Lou" in early 1959, while a cover version by Clint Miller charted nationally (United States of America). Encouraged by friends Dorsey (Dorsey Burnette) and Johnny Burnette, he persevered in the music business and in late 1959, he made his first recording using the name Donnie Brooks. Called "Li'l Sweetheart," it received a lukewarm reception, but his March 1960 hit single, "Mission Bell" on Era Records demonstrated a quality voice in an upbeat song that peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. campus with an enrollment of 14,456 students. The college is part of the Ventura County Community College District.
, where she was first discovered (originally for her singing voice) and put on stage in by Israel Rosenberg in 1880. She originally used the stage name '''Keni Sonyes''', but after marrying theatrical prompter (Prompt (theatre)) Volodya Liptzin in London in the mid-1880s, she took his last name. DATE OF BIRTH 1863 or earlier PLACE OF BIRTH Zhytomyr, Ukraine DATE OF DEATH 1916 birth_date birth_place Zhitomir (Zhytomyr), Volhynian Governorate
September 26, 1954 in Hermosillo, Mexico) is a singer (singing), songwriter and guitarist for Los Lobos. Rosas also participates in the Latin (Latin American music) supergroup (Supergroup (music)) Los Super Seven. Perhaps the most recognizable member of Los Lobos, Rosas is known for his trademark black sunglasses and slicked-back, black hair. His singing voice is reminiscent of Chicago electric blues legend John Lee Hooker. His guitar playing is influenced
thumb Duke William (File:Guillaume IV de Hainaut.png)'''Duke William II of Bavaria-Straubing''' KG (Order of the Garter) (1365–1417) was also count '''William VI of Holland (County of Holland)''', count '''William IV of Hainaut (County of Hainaut)''' and count '''William V of Zeeland'''. He ruled from 1404 until 1417, when he died of a dog bite. William was a son of Albert I (Albert I, Duke of Bavaria) and Margaret of Brieg. Nelson was from Skelton, York. He was nearing 40 when he left for Douai in 1573 for training as a priest (Priesthood (Catholic Church)). Two of his four brothers would later follow him there to become priests. He was ordained at Binche in the County of Hainaut by Monsignor Louis de Berlaymont, Archbishop of Cambrai, on 11 June 1576. The date and place of his admission to the Society of Jesus are unknown, but it was probably shortly before his arrest. The next November, he left for his mission, which appears to have been in London. He was arrested on 1 December 1578, "late in the evening as he was saying the Nocturne of the Matins (Nocturns) for the next day following", and was put into Newgate Prison. He was probably of German (Germany) origin. Ghislain lived in the province of Hainaut (County of Hainaut) in the time of Saint Amand (d. 679) and Saints Waudru, Aldegonde, and Madelberte. With two unknown disciples he made a clearing in the vicinity of ''Castrilocus'' (now Mons, in Hainault), taking up later his abode at a place called ''Ursidongus'', where he built an oratory (Oratory (worship)) or chapel dedicated to Saints Peter (Saint Peter) and Paul (Paul of Tarsus). '''John III the Pitiless, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing''' (1374–1425), of the House of Wittelsbach, was first bishop of Liège 1389–1418 and then duke of Bavaria-Straubing and count of Holland and Hainaut (County of Hainaut) 1418–1425. John was the youngest son of Duke Albert I (Albert I, Duke of Bavaria) and Margaret of Brieg. She returned to Flanders with her new husband, and during his absence on the Second Crusade the pregnant Sibylla acted as regent of the county. Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut took the opportunity to attack Flanders, but Sibylla led a counter-attack and pillaged Hainaut (County of Hainaut). In response Baldwin ravaged Artois. The archbishop of Reims intervened and a truce was signed, but Thierry took vengeance on Baldwin when he returned in 1149. Hostilities now flared up across northern France. On Henry's orders, Sir John Wallop crossed the Channel (English Channel) to Calais with an army of 5,000 men, to be used in the defense of the Low Countries. Scarisbrick, ''Henry VIII'', 389. The French, under Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme (Antoine de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme), had captured Lillers in April; by June, d'Annebault had taken Landrecies as well. Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 486–487. Wilhelm of Cleves openly joined the war on Francis's side, invading Brabant (Duchy of Brabant), and fighting began in Artois and Hainaut (County of Hainaut). Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 486. Francis inexplicably halted with his army near Rheims; in the meantime, Charles attacked Wilhelm of Cleves, invading the Duchy of Julich and capturing Düren (Sack of Düren). Black, ''European Warfare'', 80; Knecht, ''Renaissance Warrior'', 487. He inherited the County of Brienne (Count of Brienne) on his father's death in 1246, but preferred to live among his mother's relatives at the court of Cyprus, and played little part in international politics. In 1255, he married Marie, Lady of Thieusies (in Hainaut (County of Hainaut)), the daughter of Sohier II of Enghien. They had no children, and when he died, he was succeeded by his brother Hugh (Hugh of Brienne). Life Margaret Elter was educated in a convent in Mons, Hainaut (County of Hainaut), in the Low Countries. In 1547 she fled for religious reasons to Basel, where she joined the household of Jacques de Bourgogne, Lord of Falais. In March 1548 at Strasbourg she married the Spanish Protestant Francisco de Enzinas, and shortly afterwards moved with him to England. A daughter was born in Cambridge the following year. Europe and Middle East or Middle Ages It is estimated that between one-quarter and two-thirds of the European population (35 million people) died from the outbreak between 1348 and 1350. Stéphane Barry and Norbert Gualde, in ''L'Histoire'' n° 310, June 2006, pp.45–46, say "between one-third and two-thirds"; Robert Gottfried (1983). "Black Death" in ''Dictionary of the Middle Ages'', volume 2, pp.257–67, says "between 25 and 45 percent". Gottfried, Robert S. (1983). The Black Death. New York: The Free Press Contemporary observers, such as Jean Froissart, estimated the toll to be one-third—less an accurate assessment than an allusion to the Book of Revelation meant to suggest the scope of the plague. Jean Froissart, ''Chronicles'' (trans. Geoffrey Brereton, Penguin, 1968, corrections 1974) pp.111 Many rural villages were depopulated, mostly the smaller communities, as the few survivors fled to larger towns and cities leaving behind abandoned villages. Joseph Patrick Byrne (2004). ''The Black Death''. ISBN 0-313-32492-1. Page 64. The Black Death hit the culture of towns and cities disproportionately hard, although rural areas (where most of the population lived) were also significantly affected. A few rural areas, such as Eastern Poland (Poland) and Lithuania, had such low populations and were so isolated that the plague made little progress. Parts of Hungary and, in modern Belgium, the Brabant (Duchy of Brabant) region, Hainaut (County of Hainaut), and Limbourg, as well as Santiago de Compostela, were unaffected for unknown reasons (some historians Stéphane Barry and Norbert Gualde, "The Biggest Epidemic of History" (''La plus grande épidémie de l'histoire'', in ''L'Histoire'' n°310, June 2006, pp.45–46 have assumed that the presence of resistant blood groups in the local population helped them resist the disease, although these regions would be touched by the second plague outbreak in 1360–63 and later during the numerous resurgences of the plague). Other areas which escaped the plague were isolated mountainous regions (e.g. the Pyrenees). Larger cities were the worst off, as population densities and close living quarters made disease transmission easier. Cities were also strikingly filthy, infested with lice (Louse), fleas, and rats, and subject to diseases related to malnutrition and poor hygiene. According to journalist John Kelly, " w oefully inadequate sanitation made medieval urban Europe so disease-ridden, no city of any size could maintain its population without a constant influx of immigrants from the countryside".(p. 68) The influx of new citizens facilitated the movement of the plague between communities, and contributed to the longevity of the plague within larger communities. Antoine was succeeded as Count of Porcéan by his eldest son, Philippe I de Croÿ, Governor of Luxembourg and Ligny. Philippe I de Croÿ was raised together with Charles the Bold, who arranged Philippe's marriage to Jacqueline of Luxembourg in 1455. The bride's father was extremely against the alliance and attempted to win his daughter back by force, but the Count of Porcéan closed the borders of Luxembourg and announced that the marriage had been consummated. In 1471 Philippe defected to the King of France with 600 knights but returned to Burgundy (Duchy of Burgundy) to fight for Charles during the Battle of Nancy. During the battle he was taken prisoner. Following Charles's death, Philippe de Croÿ helped arrange the betrothal of his heiress Marie (Mary of Burgundy) with Emperor Maximilian I. Towards the end of his life, he was employed by the Emperor as Governor of Valenciennes, Lieutenant General of Liege, and Captain General of Hainaut (County of Hainaut). Philippe commissioned a remarkable church in Château-Porcien, in which he was buried upon his death in 1511. The only line of the House of Croÿ extant today, that of Croÿ-Solre, descends from Antoine le Grand's younger brother, Jean II de Croÿ (1395-1473), who governed Hainaut (County of Hainaut) and Namur (Namur (province)) in the name of the Dukes of Burgundy. His dominions were centred on the town of Chimay, of which he became the first count. In 1430, he was made one of the very first Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
at the age of 16, to a military audience, where she sang everything she knew. She first started singing for Russian soldiers during the Russian Civil War, and debuted as a professional singer in Rostov-on-Don in 1923. She was noted for her peculiar singing voice and timbre, which was a revival of old traditions in which female soloists would perform on festive occasions. Until 1929, she lived
to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. There he studied piano with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and composition with Constant Vauclain, and switched majors from piano to composition. He made his debut as a pianist in 1966 at Town Hall (Town Hall (New York)) in New York City. He also had a rich, deep, and extremely flexible singing voice, for which he became noted for his 1973 Nonesuch recording of ''Eight Songs for a Mad King'' by the British composer Peter Maxwell