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2011-07-04 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, JULY 5: FIRST FULL-LENGTH TALKING MOVIE Profile America -- Tuesday, July 5th. Most movie buffs know the first film with a partial soundtrack was "The Jazz Singer," with superstar Al Jolson. But not too many can name the first movie with a full-length soundtrack, which opened on this date...

2005-11-17 13:18:43

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Neil Diamond's latest album "12 Songs," which entered the charts at No. 4, is the highest-debuting set of his career, and is instantly tied for fourth place among his top releases. The only Diamond albums to chart higher than "12 Songs" are "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (No. 2 in 1973), "The Jazz Singer" (No. 3 in 1981) and "Serenade" (No. 3 in 1974). "12 Songs" is tied with "Beautiful Noise" (No. 4 in 1976) and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"...

2005-10-29 18:45:02

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It is among the least likely of musical marriages. Neil Diamond, pop-rock hitmaker of the '60s, '70s and '80s, has paired with producer Rick Rubin for his newest album, "12 Songs," due November 8 from Columbia Records. For Diamond, the album is a return to the early, stripped-down rock singer/songwriter sound of his pre-superstar years. For Rubin, it is another chance to help a musical giant reinvent himself, as Rubin did with the acclaimed...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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