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2011-04-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There aren't too many words that exist in Webster's New Millennium Dictionary that conjure up more offensive and sleazy images than that of a "spammer." It's pretty much the equivalent of an online pickpocket or con artist. Nonetheless, the first time David Fagin saw he was being blocked from sending friend requests on Facebook, as well as being labeled a spammer, he didn't think much of it. Then, when it happened again, and he was informed that he...

2009-09-21 08:25:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine months ago, when former Rosenbergs' front-man, David Fagin, got a call from CBS Television saying they wanted to use his song Birds of a Feather as the temporary theme for a pilot that wasn't even guaranteed to air, he said "Sure," and shrugged it off, thinking nothing of it. "I'd been in that situation countless times before; you're told something great might happen, and, for one reason or another, it never happens. So, I just said, 'Go ahead,' and...

2009-09-18 13:11:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine months ago, when former Rosenbergs' front-man, David Fagin, got a call from CBS Television saying they wanted to use his song Birds of a Feather as the temporary theme for a pilot that wasn't even guaranteed to air, he said "Sure," and shrugged it off, thinking nothing of it. "I'd been in that situation countless times before; you're told something great might happen, and, for one reason or another, it never happens. So, I just said, 'Go ahead,' and...

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2009-08-03 13:13:34

A new British website is set to publish for the first time famous criminal trials in England dating back to the 18th century, including the infamous "Jack the Ripper" suspect, AFP reported. Around 1.4 million documents on trials, verdicts and sentences including executions handed down to criminals in England and Wales from the late 18th through the 19th centuries will be available on the site. Genealogy website Ancestry.co.uk said the files include the trial of Roderick McLean, who in the...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer The veteran musical "Oliver!" is packed with memorable songs and the national tour that's at Popejoy Hall today has toplevel performers from top to bottom who sing them. And the production presents with dramatic punch the dominant stories of the sympathetic orphan boy Oliver Twist, who's in search of love, and the villainous Fagin, who is in search of wealth through his pickpocket gang. Oliver is under the thumb of a series of odious Dickensian...

2008-07-01 00:09:50

Ron Moody: After playing Fagin in the 1968 film, he was offered the role of Doctor Who but he turned it down. Now 84, he has carried on acting into his old age. In 2003 he played Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning in EastEnders. Jack Wild: The former teen idol earned an Oscar nomination for his role as the Artful Dodger. But he died of mouth cancer in March 2006 at the age of 53. Oliver Reed: A major film star in the 1960s and 1970s Reed, pictured, played Bill Sykes in...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.