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2009-12-31 00:00:00

LONDON, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack and Olivia were the most popular baby names of 2009, it emerged today (31st December 2009). Jack, the moniker of Messrs Tweed, Nicholson and Straw, retained its title for the 15th year on the trot. Olivia secured a second successive stint as the girls' favourite having taken over from Grace in 2008. The highest climbers this year were Lucas, which raced 24 places up the charts to make number 15, and Maisie, which rocketed up a...

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2009-12-16 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyNames.com has released the top, most popular baby names of 2009 and the winners are Aidan and Amelia! The most popular name lists are compiled each year from the preferences of millions of visitors to the BabyNames.com website. "Aidan is still the clear favorite for boys," says Mallory Moss, co-founder of BabyNames.com. "It has been at the top of the list since 2003." However, on the girls' list there is a new #1 name: Amelia. Moss says Amelia...

2009-07-23 09:58:42

Norilana Books has announced it is publishing James Fairfax, a re-imaging of Jane Austen's novel Emma, in which same-sex marriage is commonplace. Penned by Adam Campan, the book is slated for release next month. Austen is also given writing credit for Fairfax, which draws largely on her 1816 British romance. In this stunning, gender-bending, stylish dance-of-manners version of Jane Austen's beloved classic novel 'Emma' -- an alternate Regency where gay marriage is commonplace and love is...

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2009-06-19 09:13:42

Heather Locklear's publicist said the U.S. television actress isn't engaged to actor Jack Wagner, contrary to rumors suggesting she is. Locklear and Wagner, who appeared together on the 1990s television series Melrose Place, have been dating for about two years. Locklear was previously married to Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora and Wagner to soap opera actress Kristina Malandro. Usmagazine.com said speculation Locklear and Wagner are making wedding plans started after the actress was seen...

2009-04-05 14:35:34

Actress Romola Garai says she is thrilled to portray the heroine of 19th century novelist Jane Austen's classic Emma for the BBC. Garai, 26, said she has long been a fan of the 1815 literary classic that follows the life of a young privileged woman named Emma Woodhouse, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. I'm incredibly excited and honored to be taking on the role of Emma, who is arguably Jane Austen's greatest heroine. I've loved the book for many years and she is a character very close...

2008-12-23 07:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ava and Aiden secured the number one slots in BabyNames.com's Top 10 Baby Names of 2008 list. The website, which receives over 1.5 million visitors a month, compiles its most popular names from members' favorite name lists. The BabyNames.com top name list often predicts future birth name trends, since its members are either pregnant or planning on a family in the near future. On the boys' side, biblical names seem to be making a comeback. While...

2008-08-22 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden Arts and Choreographer brings Wilde tale up to date CONSIDERED one of the last great works of gothic horror, The Picture of Dorian Gray was the only novel written by Oscar Wilde ever published. When Dorian Gray sits for a portrait, the artist Basil Hallward becomes infatuated by his beauty. Through Hallward, Gray is introduced to Lord Henry Wotton, and quickly becomes enthralled by Wotton's hedonistic world view: the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty and the...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin