Glenn Fredly Deviano Latuihamallo is an Indonesian R&B singer and songwriter. Entering the music industry after winning a singing contest in 1995, as of 2009 he has released more than 10 albums, he produces new talented artists like female vocalist male soloist Gilbert Pohan. He has produced a movie called Cahaya Dari Timur "Beta Maluku". On January 2013, he served as a coach for The Voice Indonesia. Fredly was born on 30 September 1975 to Linda Latuihamallo, he was the first of five children. Fredly is of Moluccan descent. In 1995 he won the Cipta Pesona Bintang singing contest; that same year, he joined the rock band Funk Section. The following year, he was a finalist in the Asia Song Festival. In 1998, Fredly left Funk Section to be a solo R&B singer, feeling that it suited his vocal style better, he released GLENN, that year. It was well received, selling 50 thousand copies. In 2000, Fredly released his second solo album, with the single "Kasih Putih" receiving much airplay. In 2001, he placed third in the Russian Asia Dauzy International Song Festival.
He married singer Dewi Sandra in Uluwatu, Bali on 3 April 2006. Glenn filed for divorce in 2009. In March 2009, Fredly was one of the main performers in a tribute concert to deceased Indonesian singer Chrisye during the Java Jazz Festival; that same year, he performed tribute concerts to Michael Jackson in five cities throughout Indonesia, covering Jackson's hit songs. In 2011 he joined with Tompi and Sandhy Sondoro to perform a set of concerts under the name Trio Lestari. Fredly celebrated his 17th anniversary in the music business with a sold-out concert of 7500 people in Istora Senayan, on 2 September 2012. In 2014 he entered film producing with the film Cahaya Dari Timur: Beta Maluku, which received the best movie award from FFI. Fredly has credited Michael Jackson as being one of his influences, saying that Jackson inspired him "through his music, his style, his dancing, everything", he admires Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones, is a fan of Chrisye. GLENN Kembali Selamat Pagi, Dunia Selamat Pagi, Dunia Repackaged DVD & CD Selamat Pagi,Dunia Repackaged OST Cinta Silver Aku dan Wanita Terang Happy Sunday Private Collection DVD Tribute to Chrisye Lovevolution DVD Lovevolution Live in Esplanade Luka, Cinta & Merdeka DVD Glenn Fredly & The Bakuucakar live at Lokananta Tanda Tanya Cahaya Dari Timur: Beta Maluku Footnotes Bibliography Official website
Marco Antonio Muñiz, known professionally as Marc Anthony, is an American singer, record producer and television producer. Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time; the two-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions, he was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Chair's Award. He received the "2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award" on September 16, 2009, he holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts. Marco Antonio Muñiz, known by his stage name Marc Anthony, was born in New York City to parents from Guayama, Puerto Rico, his mother Guillermina was a housewife, his father, Felipe Muñiz, a musician and hospital lunchroom worker. Anthony's parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz.
Anthony grew up in East Harlem known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, is the youngest of eight children. He was raised Roman Catholic. Muñiz began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle and underground New York house music acts. After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts Menudo and the Latin Rascals, his first album was "Rebel," which debuted in 1988 on Bluedog Records. That same year he produced "Boy I've Been Told" for fellow freestyle artist Sa-Fire. In 1989, he sang backup vocals for Ann-Marie on the freestyle club hit, "With or Without You" produced by Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. A year in 1990, with Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry, Marc wrote a duet with Chrissy I-eece, called "You Should Know By Now." In 1992, still working with Todd Terry, he provided vocals for "Love Change,", on the flip-side of a 12" vinyl released by Elan and The Powermachine titled "Here's Your Hat," production of Todd Terry.
At the same time, he collaborated with music producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on many freestyle-flavored club hits "Ride On The Rhythm" and the "When The Night Is Over" album, which featured the freestyle classic "Time." In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York's Madison Square Garden. After 1992, he changed his style from freestyle to salsa and other Latin styles. Anthony was reluctant to become a salsa musician and declined an offer to make a salsa album when Ralph Mercado, president of RMM Records, asked him. Anthony was in a taxi when he heard Juan Gabriel's hit song, "Hasta Que Te Conocí," which influenced him to change his mind and ask Mercado if he could record it as a salsa tune. Inspired by the music of Tito Puente, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Juan Gabriel, Anthony released his Spanish-language debut, Otra Nota, in 1993. Anthony performed at the Radio y Musica Convention hosted by Alfredo Alonso; the album included a cover of Bread's song, "Make It with You."
Subsequent tours throughout the Americas, including an opening slot for Blades, established Anthony as one of the new stars in salsa. In 1994, he was featured in La India's album Dicen Que Soy, on the song "Vivir Lo Nuestro", his 1995 follow-up, Todo a su tiempo, won Anthony a Billboard award for Hot Tropical Artist of the Year. The album was nominated for a Grammy with songs like "Te Conozco Bien," "Hasta Ayer," "Nadie Como Ella," "Se Me Sigue Olvidando," "Te Amare," and "Llegaste A Mi." The album has sold more than 800,000 copies and has become established as a gold record in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Anthony's next Spanish language album, Contra La Coriente, was followed by the television special Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden, it was broadcast on HBO on Valentine's Day in 2000. The special was nominated for the Music Special of the Year by TV Guide; the album's song "Y Hubo Alguien" became Anthony's first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks and the first by a salsa musician.
The album became the first salsa album to enter the English language Billboard 200 chart. After an ongoing battle with RMM, he severed ties with Ralph Mercado and left the label in 1999. Otra Nota, Todo a Su Tiempo, Contra La Corriente established him as the top-selling singer in the history of the genre, able to sell out Madison Square Garden and prestigious venues internationally. Anthony subsequently recorded the duet "No Me Ames" with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6, giving her an assist in her Spanish language crossover attempt, he recorded a duet "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" with Tina Arena, written by James Horner for the latter's soundtrack for the 1998 swashbuckling movie The Mask of Zorro. In 1999, riding the crossover wave of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias in the Anglophone market, working with producers Walter Afanasieff, Cory Rooney, Dan Shea, Rodney Jerkins, released an English-language, self-titled album with the US Top 5 single "I Need to Know", the Spanish version, "Dímelo".
His song "You Sang To Me" was featured in Runaway Bride. A dance version was remixed by Dutch producer Rene Van Verseveld; the album debuted at number eight on the Billboard album chart, six weeks went platinum. The song "I Need To Know" earned a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2001, he debuted another salsa album, certified gold with songs like "Celos", "Este Loco Que Te Mira", "Viviendo"; the album spent 14 weeks at the number-one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The year after that, he made another
Ashvin Kumar Nair, fondly known as Ash, is a Malaysian alternative musician and former contestant of season 2 of Malaysian Idol, where he first became known to the public. Ash was first introduced to the Malaysian audience by becoming one of the 11 finalists on the 2nd season of Malaysian Idol, aired on 8TV and TV3 in 2005 with much publicity. After attaining the 4th runner-up position on the popular reality television show, Ash hit the studios with AIM- and ARIA-winning record producer Greg Henderson in hopes of showcasing his music and song-writing capabilities. Blending modern rock sensibilities, dynamic arrangements and memorable melodies, Ash Nair hopes to captivate the ears and hearts of music lovers alike with his blend of pop rock with the release of his debut album aptly titled Chameleon, a label he acquired while on Malaysian Idol. Ash Nair premiered his new sound to the Malaysian audience with the introduction of his chart-topping debut single'A Day Before Tomorrow' that managed to reach number #1 on the XFresh charts for several weeks and subsequently gained heavy rotation on Fly FM and Hitz.fm.
Next, Ash took it a step further by collaborating with Hue Visualabs to produce a high concept treatment for his first music video. Taking a total of 5 months to produce, the team at Hue Visualabs did not disappoint. Comprising stunning animations and breathtaking visuals, the video for A Day Before Tomorrow picked up an AIM nomination for Best Music Video. Ash Nair’s debut album, titled Chameleon, consists of ten tracks, two in Bahasa Malaysia and the rest in English. Two tracks off his debut album were engineered, mixed by JD from Pop Shuvit and co-produced by JD and Ash Nair. Local heavyweights Jamie Wilson, Rudy & JD from Pop Shuvit and virtuoso sitar player Sam have contributed playing on several tracks. Chameleon was a critical hit. Nair launched'Crazy' on Fly FM and Hitz.fm, which comes with a Malay version co-produced with fellow Malaysian Idol alumnus Faizull. The music video for this song featured Canadian rapper MC Vandal, Moots! from Pop Shuvit, Harith Iskandar, Chelsia Ng and Vanessa Chong.
Nair ventured into film by starring in a locally produced independent film noir-musical titled Red Street Diner. He had been involved in performing in stage performances such as Frogway the Musical and Kam... In Your Face. Ash starred as one of the 3 main leads in the NTV7 comedy'Small Mission Enterprise' as Mohan, a budding entrepreneur on a quest looking for the'one'. SME is in its third season. Ash acted in CUAK, a locally produced independent feature film produced by Garang pictures which were co-directed by 5 local directors. Ash starred in Khai Bahars segment titled'Bachelor Party'. Starting in 2015, Ash can be seen in the British Television series Indian Summers which debuted on Channel 4 and PBS; the show is set in Simla, during the British colonial rule in the 1930s
Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian singer and record producer. Celine Dion has said that "if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli," and David Foster, a record producer describes Bocelli's voice as the most beautiful in the world, he was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma and became blind at age 12, following a soccer accident. Since 1982, Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, nine complete operas, selling over 90 million records worldwide, he has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. In 1998, Bocelli was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. "The Prayer" is his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
He captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records with the release of his classical album Sacred Arias, as he held the top three positions on the US Classical Albums charts. Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 2 March 2010 for his contribution to Live Theater. Bocelli was born to Edi Bocelli. Doctors had advised the couple to abort him, as they predicted that the child would be born with a disability, it was evident at birth that Bocelli had numerous problems with his sight, he was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma. He has stated that his mother's decision to give birth to him and overrule the doctor's advice was the inspiration for him to oppose abortion. Bocelli grew up on his family's farm where they sold farm machinery and made wine in the small village of La Sterza, a frazione of Lajatico, Italy, about 40 km south of Pisa, his mother and younger brother Alberto still live in the family home.
Bocelli showed a great passion for music as a young boy. His mother has said, he started piano lessons at age 6 and learned to play the flute, trumpet, trombone and drums. His nanny Oriana gave him the first record of Franco Corelli, he began to show interest in pursuing the career of a tenor. By age 7, he was able to recognize the famous voices of the time and tried to emulate the great singers. At age 12, Bocelli lost his sight following an accident during an association football game, he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Doctors resorted to leeches in a last-ditch effort to save his sight, but they were unsuccessful and he remained blind. Bocelli spent time singing during his childhood, he gave his first concert in a small village not far from. He won his first song competition at age 14 with "'O sole mio" at the Margherita d'Oro in Viareggio, he finished secondary school in 1980, studied law at the University of Pisa. To earn money, he performed evenings in piano bars, it was there that he met his future wife Enrica in 1987.
He spent one year as a court-appointed lawyer. In 1992, Italian rock star Zucchero held auditions for tenors to make a demo tape of his song "Miserere", to send to Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After hearing Bocelli on tape, Pavarotti urged Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of him. Zucchero persuaded Pavarotti to record the song with Bocelli, it became a hit throughout Europe. In Zucchero's European concert tour in 1993, Bocelli accompanied him to sing the duet, he was given solo sets in the concerts, singing "Nessun dorma" from Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. Bocelli signed with the Sugar Music label in Milan after the Caterina Caselli heard Bocelli sing "Miserere" and "Nessun Dorma" at a birthday party for Zucchero. In December, Bocelli entered the preliminary round of the Sanremo Music Festival in the category of Giovani, performing "Miserere", he won the preliminary competition with the highest marks recorded in the newcomers section. On 28 December, he debuted in the classical world in a concert at the Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia.
In February 1994, he entered the main Sanremo Festival competition with "Il mare calmo della sera", he won the newcomers section, again with a record score. Following his win, Bocelli released his debut album of the same name in April, it entered the Italian Top Ten, being certified platinum within weeks. In May 1994, he toured with pop singer Gerardina Trovato. In September, he sang at Pavarotti's annual Charity Gala concert, Pavarotti International in Modena, where he sang Ruggiero Leoncavallo's "Mattinata" and sang a duet with Pavarotti, Maurizio Morante's "Notte e Piscatore". In September, he made his opera debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa. Bocelli had been an agnostic, but around 1994 as a result of immersing himself in the works of Russian author Leo Tolstoy, he returned to the practice of the Catholic faith, he performed the hymn "Adeste Fideles" in Rome before Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Basilica at Christmas; as winner of the newcomers section at the 1994 Sanremo Festival, Bocelli was invited to return the following year.
He finished in fourth place. The song was included on his second album, produced by Mauro Malavasi and released in November 1995. In Belgium, "Con te partirò" became the best-selling single of all time, his third album, Viaggio Italiano, was released in Italy in 1
A given name is a part of a person's personal name. It identifies a person, differentiates that person from the other members of a group who have a common surname; the term given name refers to the fact that the name is bestowed upon a person to a child by their parents at or close to the time of birth. A Christian name, a first name, given at baptism, is now typically given by the parents at birth. In informal situations, given names are used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more used—unless a distinction needs to be made between people with the same surname; the idioms "on a first-name basis" and "being on first-name terms" refer to the familiarity inherent in addressing someone by their given name. By contrast, a surname, inherited, is shared with other members of one's immediate family. Regnal names and religious or monastic names are special given names bestowed upon someone receiving a crown or entering a religious order; such a person typically becomes known chiefly by that name.
The order given name – family name known as the Western order, is used throughout most European countries and in countries that have cultures predominantly influenced by European culture, including North and South America. The order family name – given name known as the Eastern order, is used in East Asia, as well as in Southern and North-Eastern parts of India, in Hungary; this order is common in Austria and Bavaria, in France, Belgium and Italy because of the influence of bureaucracy, which puts the family name before the given name. In China and Korea, part of the given name may be shared among all members of a given generation within a family and extended family or families, in order to differentiate those generations from other generations; the order given name – father's family name – mother's family name is used in Spanish-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. Today the order can be changed in Spain and Uruguay using given name – mother's family name – father's family name.
The order given name – mother's family name – father's family name is used in Portuguese-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents. In many Western cultures, people have more than one given name. One of those, not the first in succession might be used as the name which that person goes by, such as in the cases of John Edgar Hoover and Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland. A child's given name or names are chosen by the parents soon after birth. If a name is not assigned at birth, one may be given at a naming ceremony, with family and friends in attendance. In most jurisdictions, a child's name at birth is a matter of public record, inscribed on a birth certificate, or its equivalent. In western cultures, people retain the same given name throughout their lives. However, in some cases these names may be changed by repute. People may change their names when immigrating from one country to another with different naming conventions. In certain jurisdictions, a government-appointed registrar of births may refuse to register a name that may cause a child harm, considered offensive or which are deemed impractical.
In France, the agency can refer the case to a local judge. Some jurisdictions, such as Sweden, restrict the spelling of names. Parents may choose a name because of its meaning; this may be a personal or familial meaning, such as giving a child the name of an admired person, or it may be an example of nominative determinism, in which the parents give the child a name that they believe will be lucky or favourable for the child. Given names most derive from the following categories: Aspirational personal traits. For example, the name Clement means "merciful". English examples include Faith and August. Occupations, for example George means "earth-worker", i.e. "farmer". Circumstances of birth, for example Thomas meaning "twin" or the Latin name Quintus, traditionally given to the fifth male child. Objects, for example Peter means "rock" and Edgar means "rich spear". Physical characteristics, for example Calvin means "bald". Variations on another name to change the sex of the name or to translate from another language.
Surnames, for example Winston and Ross. Such names can honour other branches of a family, where the surname would not otherwise be passed down. Places, for example Brittany and Lorraine. Time of birth, for example day of the week, as in Kofi Annan, whose given name means "born on Friday", or the holiday on which one was born, for example, the name Natalie meaning "born on Christmas day" in Latin. Tuesday, May, or June. Combination of the above, for example the Armenian name Sirvart means "love rose". In many cultures, given names are reused to commemorate ancestors or those who are admired, resulting in a limited repertoire of names that sometimes vary by orthography; the most familiar example of this, to Western readers, is the use of Biblical and saints' names in most of the Christian countries (with Ethiopia, in which names were ideals or abstractions
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul Park, Kuala Lumpur is one of the established performing art centers in Malaysia. It is a non-profit company, aims to cultivate and sustain the performing arts for the Malaysian. KLPac is the home for KLPac Orchestra, founded in 2006; the orchestra was known as KLPac Sinfonietta. In 1995, Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham set-up the first owned theater, known as "The Actor's Studio" at Plaza Putra. However, flash floods on 10 June 2003 destroyed the underground complex. In May 2004, The Actor's Studio, YTL Corporation Berhad and Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia collaborated to open a new performing arts center; the construction completed a year after. The KLPac opens its doors to public in May 2005. A integrated performing arts centre with 7,614 square metres of built-up space comprising the following: Pentas 1: 504 seats Pentas 2: 192 modular seating Indicine: 100 seats Academy: 9 Studios for rehearsals and training Among local and international performers who have performed at KLPac are Patrick Teoh, Sharifah Amani, Ahmad Zamil, Joanna Bessey, David Knight, Colin Kirton.
KLPac has hosted many noted performances such as Julius Caesar, Aladdin, Going North, The Odd Couple, Kudan Project Production, Macbeth. It has hosted many events such as the HSBC Classics music festival, French Art Festival, Malaysian Dance festival, SHORT+SWEET festival and Urbanscapes; the KLPac academy opens for students from all levels to students of underprivileged communities. The programs include of Theatre for Young People, as well as many classes on music and drama. KLPac Orchestra List of concert hall in Malaysia KLPac Official Website The Actor's Studio Official Website