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2014-07-14 08:25:05

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG) strengthens its executive level management team with the promotion of Eric Wong to Executive Vice President / General Manager, Island Records, it was announced today by David Massey, President, Island Records. Mr. Wong, who is based in New York, will oversee all operations of Island Records, and will report directly to Mr. Massey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140711/126490...

2014-07-11 08:23:31

The $28.2 million masterpiece debuts at the resort on public display LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Las Vegas welcomes Popeye by acclaimed American artist Jeff Koons, as part of the resort's continued appreciation and commitment to public art. At 6 feet 5 inches tall and more than 2,000 pounds, the mirror-polished stainless steel Popeye stands proudly in the Wynn Esplanade. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-07-10 12:25:37

Trey Songz is first to top the new chart NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, today launched the Artist 100 chart, the first-ever ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity across the most influential Billboard charts. The weekly Artist 100 chart, which premiered today with Trey Songz securing the top spot, blends information culled from album sales, track sales, radio airplay,...

2014-07-01 08:28:05

New Smartphone / Tablet App Suite Allows Touring Artists to Engage With Existing Music Fans and Reach New Concert-Goers NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of its popular Facebook application used by over 225,000 touring artists, Bandsintown introduced its first mobile application for artists and their managers called Bandsintown Manager. The app empowers artists on tour, music managers and digital marketers to stay on top of day-to-day tasks for working musicians...

2014-06-26 12:31:59

Exhibition on view June 28-October 5, 2014 features works on paper by Degas and his contemporaries PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist--Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle opens at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh on June 28, 2014. Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of the most familiar of the Impressionist artists, is known for his iconic paintings of ballet dancers, horse racing, and bathers. This...

2014-06-26 12:26:41

Mario Barth Brings Back His Amazing Body Art Festival With More Tattoos, Celebrities and Entertainment! SECAUCUS, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World-famous tattoo artist Mario Barth invades the Meadowlands September 12-14 with "Inked Out New Jersey," an annual convention that brings a unique mix of art, entertainment, music and more to New Jersey. The event is one of the world's largest tattoo conventions and takes place at Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. On Friday,...

2014-06-25 20:21:42

Fans Download The Song For Free After Streaming It 5 Times, While Artists Earn $0.21 Per Song Play + MP3 Royalty PHOENIX, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's after Apple-Beats and YouTube? Arena says Listen To Own. The company's hybrid ownership model expands upon Arena's advertised premium artist payouts of $0.21 and $0.01 per stream - figures well above the industry standard rates commercial web broadcasters like Pandora, Spotify, Beats Music, and YouTube are able to pay - by...

2014-06-25 12:26:04

HIT SINGLE "STAY WITH ME" SURPASSES ONE MILLION SALES MARK HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- British soul singer and songwriter Sam Smith has made U.S. pop music history with his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, selling more copies in its first week of release - 165,966 - than any other debut album by a UK male artist in the 23-year history of Soundscan. The Capitol Records album has entered this week's Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2, propelled by the...

2014-06-25 08:27:30

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center's 40th anniversary celebration, resident glass artist Alison Sigethy (http://www.alisonsigethy.com) will install five of her large-scale Levitation Towers in the building's public space. One of a few public works popping up around the Factory to celebrate the anniversary of this community institution, the Towers provide interactive engagement between visitors and the building itself....

2014-06-18 12:28:25

Music available for free download through Zero Plus Records BOSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What does an alternate reality game mean to music? It is by means of enabling people and players to interact with transmedia storytelling, using the real world as its platform to deliver creative perceptions and stories through actions and ideas. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140618/119266Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140618/119267 Well now there is an...


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Admiral Sir George Back
2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

2012-06-14 12:53:49

Symbol: PLCH Group: Dicot Family: Boraginaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 12:53:50

Symbol: PLCHU Group: Dicot Family: Boraginaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ALUN2 Allocarya undulata Piper   PLUN2 Plagiobothrys undulatus (Piper) I.M. Johnst. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'