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2011-05-15 00:02:31

Bluegrass fans around the world will soon be able to learn fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, and guitar online directly from some of the biggest names in bluegrass music with the launch of the new Academy of Bluegrass. Napa, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass consists of: The School of Banjo with Tony Trischka, School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton, School of Fiddle with Darol Anger, School of Bass with Missy Raines and School of Mandolin with Mike Marshall. Each school...

2010-04-13 07:00:00

MONTREUX, Switzerland, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CeQur SA, a company focused on the development and commercialization of insulin delivery systems to improve the management of type 2 diabetes, announced the appointment of Robert O'Holla as executive vice president for regulatory affairs, effective May 1. O'Holla previously spent 33 years at Johnson and Johnson, where, for the last 18 years, he served as worldwide vice president for regulatory affairs. While at J&J, he oversaw numerous...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CeQur SA, a company focused on the development and commercialization of insulin delivery systems to improve the management of type 2 diabetes, announced that at the end of December 2009 the company completed its Series A investment with a final closing of 10.3 million Swiss francs, bringing the total for the Series A to 31.7 million Swiss francs ($29.6 million U.S.). Investors in the Series A include BMC Ventures A/S, Endeavour Vision SA,...

2009-10-06 07:58:00

MONTREUX, Switzerland, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CeQur SA, a company focused on the development and commercialization of insulin delivery systems to improve the management of type 2 diabetes, announced the appointment of Eric Milledge as chairman of the company's board of directors, effective immediately. Milledge is a 34-year veteran of Johnson and Johnson Corporation, where he most recently served as company group chairman of Lifescan Inc., the market leader in blood glucose...

2006-07-04 06:24:39

By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - B.B. King and his guitar Lucille, on a final tour in Europe, has bid an emotional farewell to fans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where the "King of Blues" has performed for more than 20 years. Now 80 and suffering from diabetes, he was joined on stage by a host of performers at the end of Monday night's concert in the resort town along Lake Geneva. Singers Gladys Knight, Barbara Hendricks, Randy Crawford and Leela James, jazz...

2006-05-29 00:04:21

By Emmanuel Legrand LONDON (Billboard) - The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from throughout, and beyond, the world of traditional jazz. But for the scores of performers, music executives and jazz fans who have gathered on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Leman through the decades, Montreux is personified by one man -- festival founder Claude Nobs. Nobs, who turned 70 earlier this...

2006-04-27 09:47:58

GENEVA (Reuters) - Deep Purple, whose 1970s hit "Smoke on the Water" describes a concert fire raging in Montreux, is returning to the Swiss lakeside resort to close the 40th annual jazz festival, organizers announced on Thursday. Some 100 groups are performing at the June 30-July 15 event, whose line-up includes Santana, Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Diana Krall and BB King on his last European tour. The two-week festival, which draws about 250,000 people each summer to the shores of Lake...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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