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Amy Grant

Amy Lee Grant is an American singer, musician and media personality. She is known for performing contemporary Christian music and for a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s, she has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop". As of 2009, she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards and 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, had the first Christian album to go Platinum, she was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for her contributions to the entertainment industry. She made her debut as a teenager, gained fame in Christian music during the 1980s with such hits as "Father's Eyes", "El Shaddai", "Angels". In the mid-1980s, she began broadening her audience and soon became one of the first CCM artists to cross over into mainstream pop on the heels of her successful albums Unguarded and Lead Me On. In 1986, she scored her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song in a duet with Peter Cetera, "The Next Time I Fall". In 1991, she released the blockbuster album Heart in Motion which became her best-selling album to date, topping the Billboard Christian album chart for 32 weeks, selling five million copies in the U.

S. and producing her second No. 1 pop single "Baby Baby". She is the author of several books, including a memoir, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, a book based on the popular Christmas song "Breath of Heaven" which she co-wrote. Born in Augusta, Grant is the youngest of four sisters, her family settled in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1967. She is a great-granddaughter of Nashville philanthropist A. M. Lillie Burton, she has acknowledged the influence of the Burtons on her development as a musician, starting with their common membership in Nashville's Ashwood Church of Christ. In 1976, Grant wrote her first song, performed in public for the first time at Harpeth Hall School, the all-girls school she attended in Nashville, she recorded a demo tape for her parents with church youth-leader Brown Bannister. When Bannister was dubbing a copy of the tape, Chris Christian, the owner of the recording studio, heard the demo and called Word Records, he played it over the phone, she was offered a recording contract, five weeks before her 16th birthday.

In 1977, she recorded her first album, Amy Grant, produced by Brown Bannister, who would produce her next 11 albums. It was released in one month before her high-school graduation. Toward the end of 1978 she performed her first ticketed concert after beginning her first year at Furman University. In May 1979, while at the album-release party for her second album, My Father's Eyes, Grant met Gary Chapman, who had written the title track and would become her first husband. Grant and Chapman toured together in mid-1979. In late 1980, she transferred to Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Grant made a few more albums before dropping out of college to pursue a career in music—Never Alone, followed by a pair of live albums in 1981, both backed by an augmented edition of the DeGarmo & Key band, it was during these early shows that Grant established one of her concert trademarks: performing barefoot. To date, Grant continues to take off her shoes midway through performances, as she has said, "it is just more comfortable."1982 saw the release of her breakthrough album Age to Age.

The album contains the signature track, "El Shaddai" and the Grant-Chapman penned song, "In a Little While". "El Shaddai" was awarded one of the "Songs of the Century" by the RIAA in 2001. Grant received her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Performance, as well as two GMA Dove Awards for Gospel Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Age to Age became the first Christian album by a solo artist to be certified gold and the first Christian album to be certified platinum. In the mid-1980s, Grant began touring and recording with young up-and-coming songwriter Michael W. Smith. Grant and Smith continue to have a strong friendship and creative relationship writing songs for or contributing vocals to each other's albums, as of 2019 touring together annually during November and December putting on Christmas concerts. During the 1980s, Grant was a backup singer for Bill Gaither. Grant followed this album with the first of her Christmas albums, which would be the basis for her holiday shows.

In 1984, she released another pop-oriented Christian hit, Straight Ahead, earning Grant her first appearance at the Grammy Awards show in 1985. The head of NBC took notice of Grant's performance and called her manager to book her for her own Christmas special. Hardly had Grant established herself as the "Queen of Christian Pop" when she changed directions to widen her fan base, her goal was to become the first Christian singer-songwriter, successful as a contemporary pop singer. Unguarded surprised some fans for its mainstream sound. "Find a Way", from Unguarded, became the first non-Christmas Christian song to hit Billboard Top 40 list reaching No. 7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. She scored No. 18 on Billboard AC in 1986 with "Stay for Awhile". Grant scored her first Billboard No. 1 song in 1986 with "The Next Time I Fall", a duet with former Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera. That year, she recorded a duet with singer Randy Stonehill for his Love Beyond Reason album, titled "I Could Never Say Goodbye", recorded The Animals' Christmas w

Portuguese Constitution of 1838

The Political Constitution of the Portuguese Monarchy of 1838 was the third Portuguese constitution. After the September Revolution in 1836, the Constitutional Charter of 1826 was abolished and in its place the Constitution of 1822 was temporarily restored, while a constituent Cortes was convened to produce a new constitution; this was agreed, Maria II swore an oath to it on 4 April 1838. It was a synthesis of the previous constitution of 1822 and 1826, with the establishment of an elected Senate rather than a House of Peers drawn from the 1831 Constitution of Belgium and the Spanish Constitution of 1837; the French constitution of 1830 was a source of influence. Its main features were the separation of legislative and executive powers, a two chamber, the royal veto and administrative decentralisation. In addition, article 98 excluded from the royal succession the absolutist pretender Miguel I and all his successors, it re-established universal suffrage. The 1838 constitution was the first in Portugal to recognise the right to freedom of assembly.

The constitution was only in effect. On his arrival in Porto on 10 February 1842 Costa Cabral was hailed with popular calls for the return of the Constitutional Charter of 1826, which he restored following a coup d’état on his return to Lisbon. Text of the Portuguese constitution of 1838

San Pedro del Paraná

San Pedro del Paraná is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. This town is far 360 km of the country's capital Asunción by Route No. 1 Mariscal Francisco Solano López which, in turn, reaches Encarnación. The district of San Pedro del Paraná is located in the northern sector of Department of Itapúa, it has hills suitable for farming and animal husbandry. This is the coldest area in the country because of its location at the highest tip southern, it is a region without elevations which slow the south wind. On the other hand, it maintains constant as a large percentage of moisture, its average temperature does not reach 21 °C and the minimum can reach -4 degrees Celsius in coastal areas of Parana. In summer only reaches 39 °C; the average rainfall is 1,700 millimeters per year, being the rainiest month. Aspects of the population in the district of San Pedro del Paraná. Population Less than 15 years, 42.1%. Average number of children per woman, 3.5 children. Percentage of illiterates in the district, 8.0%.

Percentage of population occupation in the primary sector, 23.6. Percentage of population occupation in the secondary sector, 27.6%. Percentage of population occupation in the tertiary sector, 47.1%. Percentage of population occupation in agricultural work, 22.8%. Percentage of homes that have electric service, 94.7%. Percentage of homes with running water, 33.8%. Percentage of people with unsatisfied basic needs in access to education, 7.9%. Percentage of people with unsatisfied basic needs in health infrastructure, 21.1%. Percentage of people with unsatisfied basic needs as housing, 31.2%. Percentage of people with unsatisfied basic needs in subsistence capacity, 20.1%. San Pedro del Paraná was founded on June 29, 1789 with the presence of the Spanish governor Joaquin Alós y Bru; the foundation received the accompaniment of Bob chieftain. He provided food and produce, while consolidating the new farms of the families who came to populate the place. Of the remaining initial time there are many testimonies and some remnants of buildings still stand.

In the downtown area, around Epifanio Mendez Fleitas square you can see interesting examples of architecture of yesteryear Paraguayan: homes with adobe walls and palms, with openings system pitons. There are buildings that maintain the guidelines with typical colonial corridors supported by wooden pillars, and appear mansions facades reminiscent of the presence of Italian immigrants in place, which persisted because the owners take care of this heritage. The church of St. Peter the Apostle is site of worship of patron of the community; the old building underwent major expansions, retaining wood and an interesting main gate. There are some sacred images carved with faces solemn and thoughtful, they remain as a testimony of faith of the first settlers. In view is the Virgen del Rosario and, in a side altar, is located a set of Christ Crucified with San Juan and the Virgin of Seven Sorrows. Kept inside the temple remain the Lord of Las Palmas, San Miguel Archangel,Jesus Christ, San Pedro and other saints of Franciscan origin, however, many villagers attribute originated in the Holy of workshops Jesuits.

This district is rich in historic sites. A company called Campamento Cué, they report. Another version relates that there were installed the forces of General Dr. Manuel Belgrano, in their advance towards the city of Asunción, in the year 1811. Both legends testify to the hospitality and meekness of the locals. Isla Yobai is the place. Around 1940, the Uruguayan priest Armando di Perna collected trophies and personal effects of eastern patriot that simple peasants had preserved with admiration; the company Noviretá lays the old rail station. The population of San Pedro del Paraná is devoted to agriculture, they grow cotton sesame soy corn manioc. Among professionals in the district are civil servants, teachers and a few artisans who work the fabric of ao po'i and other embroidery. For the District of San Pedro del Paraná, the most important way of communication is route No. 8, paved in this area. This district has 12 settlements with more than 500 km of roads; the two main streets of San Pedro del Paraná: Captain Nicanor Torales and Captain Fulgencio Leguizamón, are cobbled, like some cross, a total of 6 blocks.

The internal roads and embankments facilitate the intercom of the districts and transit flow of people and cargo. There are modern bus transportation for the relocation of villagers to the capital, the departmental capital and other parts of the country; this village, located in Department of Itapúa provides electricity service since 1984. It has a hospital district. There are 4 elementary schools: Enrique Solano López, Parroquial San Juan Bosco, San Miguel and Juan Javier Romero. At the secondary level: National School Capitán Nicanor Torales and Agricultural College. There are two stations: Community Radio Tavañe'e. Radio San Pedro; the Catholic University offers careers as History and Accountants. They are empowered subsidiaries of the Polytechnic University of Paraguay and artists and the UTCD; the Centro Social Alicia Elisa Lynch was founded in 1953 which gathers the society of San Pedro del Paraná. San Pedro del Paraná is the birthplace of poet and political Paraguayan Epifanio Mendez Fleitas, who left deep scars on their way through life.

Passionate about politics, came to occupy positions of public importance. Mendez Fleitas was a great poet and composer; some of his musical works were, Che Jazmín and

Casa de Velázquez

The Casa de Velázquez is a French school in Spain modelled on the Villa Médicis in Rome, the fr:Villa Abd-el-Tif in Algeria. Like the Prix de Rome bursary for residence at the Villa Médicis and the defunct Prix Abd-el-Tif bursary for residence at the Villa Abd-el-Tif, bursaries are awarded; the idea for a similar villa in Spain was raised in 1916 by the composer Charles-Marie Widor who at the time was secretary of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France. The idea met with support of Alfonso XIII who himself selected a site in Madrid, ceded to France; the Foundation was founded in 1920, adapted by the architect Léon Chifflot, opened for the first French artists in 1929. The villa was further enlarged by architect Camille Lefèvre up to 1935. Annuaire des membres et des anciens membres de la Casa de Velázquez Official website - la Casa de Velázquez

Deutsche Messe

Deutsche Messe was published by Martin Luther in 1526. It followed his work Formula missae from the year 1523, pertaining to the celebration of a Latin mass. Both of these masses were meant only as suggestions made on request and were not expected to be used as they were, but could be altered; the function of the mass, according to Luther, is to make people hear the word. The German Mass was chanted, except for the sermon. A spiritual song or a psalm in German Kyrie eleison Collect Epistle A German hymn Gospel Creed sung in German Sermon Paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer Exhortation to those who will commune Consecration of the Bread. Elevation of the Body of Christ Distribution of the Body of Christ Sanctus paraphrased in German Consecration of the Wine Distribution of the Blood of Christ Sanctus or Agnus Dei in German Thanksgiving Collect Aaronic Benediction Luther, Martin: Deutsche Messe, 1526 as an original German text The German Mass and Order of Divine Service Luther, Liturgies of, article from Christian Cyclopedia Luther’s Liturgical Reforms a comparison of Luther's Latin Mass and his German Mass at the WorshipConcord Project

A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons is a memoir written by musician Ben Folds, first published in July 2019. It reflects on his early life, time as a member of Ben Folds Five, his solo career to the near present; the book received positive reviews and became a New York Times Best Seller. Allison Stewart of the The Washington Post commented, "Once an artist plays their first sold-out show, or signs their first record deal, they are no longer relatable human beings whose experiences in earlier chapters — childhood crushes, trouble at school — mirror our own. It’s an unbridgeable gap, one that Ben Folds, a singer and musical Everyman whose relatability seems to have been factory-issued, does his best to navigate in his engaging and solid new memoir."John Young of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated that the book, "offers a glimpse inside the head of another musical genius while being one of the best-written, most interesting musical memoirs of the rock era."