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2008-09-18 00:00:24

By Adam Blakeman Tributes have been paid to a woman described as a local pioneer of the amateur dramatics scene. Shirley Steels, president of Porthill Players, died at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on Friday after battling against ill health. The 73-year-old, who had been involved in theatre for more almost 60 years, will probably be best remembered as the woman who converted a group of pantomime actors into one of the most successful amateur dramatic groups in North...


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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