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Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and humanitarian, known for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s, her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. Parton's music includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America -certified gold and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years, she has garnered ten Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.

Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, she has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You", "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5". She is one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards; as an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone, Steel Magnolias, Straight Talk and Joyful Noise. In 2020, at the age of 74, Parton received worldwide attention after posting four pictures in which she showed how she would present herself on the social media platforms LinkedIn, Facebook and Tinder; the original post on Instagram went viral after celebrities posted their own versions of the so-called Dolly Parton challenge on social media. Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in a one-room cabin on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, a small community in Sevier County in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

She is the fourth of 12 children born to Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton Sr.. Her father, known as "Lee", worked in the mountains of East Tennessee, first as a sharecropper and tending his own small tobacco farm and acreage, he worked construction jobs to supplement the farm's small income. Mr. Parton was illiterate but Dolly Parton says despite that fact, he was one of the smartest people she's known in regards to business and making a profit. Avie Lee was homemaker for the large family, her 11 pregnancies in 20 years made her a mother of 12 by age 35. In poor health, she still managed to keep house and entertain her children with songs and tales of mountain folklore. Avie Lee's father, Jake Owens, was a Pentecostal preacher, so Parton and her siblings all attended church regularly. Parton has long credited her father for her business savvy, her mother's family for her musical abilities. While Dolly Parton was still young, her family moved to a farm on nearby Locust Ridge. Most of her cherished memories of youth happened there, it is the place about which she wrote the song "My Tennessee Mountain Home" in the 1970s.

Parton bought back the Locust Ridge property in the 1980s. Two of her siblings are no longer living. Dolly Parton's middle name comes from her maternal great-great-grandmother Rebecca Whitted, she has described her family as "dirt poor." Parton's father paid the doctor. She outlined her family's poverty in her early songs "Coat of Many Colors" and "In the Good Old Days", they lived in a rustic, one-bedroom cabin in Locust Ridge, just north of the Greenbrier Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, a predominantly Pentecostal area. Music played an important role in her early life, she was brought up in the Church of the church her grandfather, Jake Robert Owens, pastored. Her earliest public performances were beginning at age six. At seven, she started playing a homemade guitar; when she was eight, her uncle bought her first real guitar. Parton began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television programs in the East Tennessee area. By ten, she was appearing on The Cas Walker Show on both WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee.

At 13, she was recording on a small Louisiana label, Goldband Records, appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, where she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to follow her own instincts regarding her career. After graduating from Sevier County High School in 1964, Parton moved to Nashville the next day, her initial success came as a songwriter, having signed with Combine Publishing shortly after her arrival. Her songs were recorded by many other artists during this period, including Kitty Wells and Hank Williams Jr. S

Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra for the youths located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The VYSO operates out of St. James Community Square, is a non-profit organization that performs a series of concerts to raise money for various charities, it provides musical education and development for young musicians. VYSO participates in many local and international festivals, it represents Vancouver, its music director is Roger Cole. The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930 by R. Cyril Haworth as the Vancouver Little Orchestra, it was directed by the students themselves until the arrival of its first music director, George Coutts. In 1938, the orchestra became attached to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and was renamed the Vancouver Junior Symphony Orchestra. In 1945, a reorganization resulted in the orchestra's independence from the VSO and was renamed the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 1990 Pam Chambers wrote a 32-page history of the orchestra, titled Sixty Years of Music Making: The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra 1930-1990.

The VYSO is made up of four student orchestras, each representing different age groups. Entrance to each of the four orchestras is through competitive auditions. Debut Orchestra, Designed for string musicians aged 8 to 11, who have little or no previous ensemble experience. Junior Orchestra, Provides training in orchestral skills for more experienced string musicians of ages ranging from 10 to 13 years old. Intermediate Orchestra, A full orchestra offering training for musicians of junior and senior high school age. Senior Orchestra, A full orchestra for advanced musicians up to 22 years of age. Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

Boxer (1984 film)

Boxer is a 1984 Hindi-language feature film directed by Raj N. Sippy, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Sharat Saxena, Danny Denzongpa and Tanuja. Dharma works as a boxer with Kashmir Silk Mills; the Managing Director is pleased with him, assures him that if he will win the next boxing bout against Shera, he will be sent to London. Dharma loses the bout, he is grievously injured, unable to box anymore, shortly thereafter he is fired from his job. Thereafter an embittered Dharma takes to drinking alcohol in a big way, ignoring his pregnant wife, Savitri, & young son, Shankar. Things get worse when Savitri gives birth to Sonu. In order to make ends meet, Shankar takes to stealing, hiding from the law. Years Shankar, now a career criminal, is arrested for stealing a watch from a man coming out of a jewellery store, he is tried in court and sentenced to jail for 6 months. In prison, he meets with boxing manager, Tony Braganza, after his release he starts to train with him and challenges the reigning Champion Raghu Raj.

The music was composed by legend Rahul Dev Burman and a song "Hai Mubarak Aaj ka Din Shadmani" was superhit. "Dekho Idhar Jaano Jigar" - Kishore Kumar "Apne Ghar Mein Ek Naya Mehmaan" - Vanita Mishra "Tere Dil Mein Bhi Kuchh Kuchh Kya Hota Hai KabhI" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle "Hai Mubarak Aaj Ka Din, Shadmani Ho Shadmani" - Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vanita Mishra Mithun Chakraborty as Shankar Dharma Rati Agnihotri as Rajni Khatau Sharat Saxena as Champion Raghu Raj Sujit Kumar as Police inspector Khatau Tanuja as Savitri Dharma Parikshit Sahni as Tony Brangaza Danny Denzongpa as Dharma Iftekhar as Rushie The film was a hit and twenty ninth highest grossing movie of 1984. Http://www.ibosnetwork.com/asp/filmbodetails.asp?id=Boxer+%281984%29o Boxer on IMDb