Domenico Modugno

Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, actor, in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song "Nel blu dipinto di blu", for which he received Grammy Awards for Record and Song of the Year, he is considered the first Italian cantautore. The youngest of four children, Modugno was born at Polignano a Mare, in the province of Bari, on 9 January 1928, his father, Vito Cosimo Modugno, was a municipal police commander, while his mother, Pasqua Lorusso, was a housewife. At the age of 9, his family moved to San Pietro Vernotico, in the Province of Brindisi, where his father was transferred for a new job position. Here Domenico attended primary school and learned San Pietro Vernotico's dialect, which belongs to the linguistic area of Lecce's dialect, similar to Sicilian, he attended secondary school in Lecce. While still studying, he had a role in a cinematographic version of Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo as well as some other films. In 1957, his song "Lazzarella", sung by Aurelio Fierro, came second in the Festival della Canzone Napoletana, bringing him his first taste of popularity.

In 1958, Modugno took part in Antonio Aniante's comedy La Rosa di Zolfo at the Festival della Prosa in Venice. In 1958, he discovered the Italian comedy duo of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, became their manager and got them into a long running film career; the turning point of his career came in that year, when he participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, together with Johnny Dorelli, the song "Nel blu dipinto di blu." Co-authored by Modugno and Franco Migliacci, the song won the contest and became an enormous success worldwide. It received two Grammy Awards with sales above 22 million copies, represented Italy in the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, where it came in third. Modugno used the money gained with "Nel blu dipinto di blu" to purchase a Ferrari, his car was totaled in an accident, which included his fenders being smashed; this was mentioned in the Allan Sherman song "That is why America's a nice Italian Name." In 1959, Modugno won the Sanremo Music Festival for the second time in a row, with "Piove", received second place in 1960 with "Libero."

This was a successful period of time for Modugno who again represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1959. His hit song "Io" was sung by Elvis Presley in English with the title "Ask Me."In 1962, Modugno won the Sanremo Music Festival a third time with "Addio... addio...." Four years he again represented Italy at Eurovision with "Dio, come ti amo." Sergio Franchi recorded it in Italian From Sergio-with Love. Jack Jones recorded it in English for his 1967 album, Our Song, under the title "Oh How Much I Love You."Modugno was an actor in 44 movies, was a film producer of two. In the 1970, Modugno focused on more classic music genres and profiles, as a singer and as a musician, adapting poetry, acting on television and in lead singing roles of modern operas. In 1984, Modugno suffered a severe stroke and remained paralyzed. From 1986, he worked for the rights of disabled people, in June 1987, he was elected congressman for Turin in Italian Parliament, in the ranks of the Radical Party, a liberal-social political group.

In the past he had supported the campaigns of the Italian Socialist Party and one for divorce, in addition to criticizing the human rights' violation by the regime of Augusto Pinochet, that cost him a denial of entry in Chile, where he had been scheduled to hold a concert. In this last stage of his life, instead, he was active in social issues, fighting against inhuman conditions of patients in the Agrigento psychiatric hospital. Modugno returned on the music scene, definitively, in 1992–1993, his last song was Delfini, in 1993 with Massimo. On 6 August 1994, Modugno died at the age of 66, from a heart attack, on the island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, while he was in his home by the sea. "Lu pisce spada" "Lazzarella" "Nel blu dipinto di blu" – known as "Volare", co-authored with Franco Migliacci "La lontananza" "Piove" – known as "Ciao, ciao bambina" "Sopra i tetti azzurri del mio pazzo amore" "Vecchio frac" "Non piangere Maria" "Amara terra mia" "Stasera pago io" "Il maestro di violino" "Tu si'na cosa grande" "Questa è la mia vita" "Addio...addio..."

"Piange... il telefono" Modugno was the winner four times. 1956 "Musetto" 1958 "Nel blu dipinto di blu" 1959 "Piove" 1960 "Libero" 1962 "Addio... addio..." 1964 "Che me ne importa a me" 1966 "Dio, come ti amo" 1967 "Sopra i tetti azzurri del mio pazzo amore" 1968 "Il posto mio" 1971 "Come stai?" 1972 "Un calcio alla città" 1974 "Questa è la mia vita" Official website Domenico Modugno russian site

Holywell, Cambridgeshire

Holywell is a village in Cambridgeshire, England 6 miles east of Huntingdon, in the civil parish of Holywell-cum-Needingworth. It is situated within Huntingdonshire, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire, is a historic county of England. Holywell is one of only three in Cambridgeshire, it is a dead end to motor traffic. There are 80 houses, the oldest dating to the 16th century. Holywell is part of the civil parish of Holywell-cum-Needingworth, which has a parish council elected by residents who have registered on the electoral roll; the parish council, the lowest tier of government in England, is responsible for providing and maintaining local services including allotments, a cemetery, landscaping and tree planting in public spaces such as village greens and playing fields. It reviews all planning applications and makes recommendations to Huntingdonshire District Council, the parish's local planning authority, it represents the parish's interests in issues such as local transport and the environment.

It raises its own tax, the parish precept, to pay for these services, collected as part of the Council Tax. The parish council's fourteen councillors, parish clerk meet once a month. Holywell was in the historic and administrative county of Huntingdonshire until 1965, when the village became part of the new administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough. In 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, it became a part of the county of Cambridgeshire; the second tier of local government is Huntingdonshire District Council, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire with its headquarters in Huntingdon. It has 52 councillors representing 29 district wards, it collects the council tax, provides services such as building regulations, local planning, environmental health and tourism. Holywell is a part of the district ward of Earith and is represented on the district council by two councillors. District councillors are elected to four-year terms. For Holywell, the highest tier of local government is Cambridgeshire County Council, whose administration buildings are in Cambridge.

The County Council provides county-wide services such as major road infrastructure and rescue, social services and heritage services, consists of 69 councillors representing 60 electoral divisions. Holywell is part of the electoral division of Somersham and Earith and is represented on the county council by one councillor. At Westminster Holywell is in the parliamentary constituency of North West Cambridgeshire, elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election. Holywell is represented in the House of Commons by Shailesh Vara. Shailesh Vara has represented the constituency since 2005; the previous member of parliament was Brian Mawhinney who represented the constituency between 1997 and 2005. The road at the southern aspect faces onto the River Great Ouse; the river levels are regulated by a system of locks and sluices, after heavy rains the river is allowed to flood across the large area of meadows on Holywell Front to a depth of several feet covering the road. Access to the houses, which are all in an elevated position on a gravel bank running east–west, is via a footpath or access track from the northern side of the village.

In the period 1801 to 1901 the population of Holywell-cum-Needingworth was recorded every ten years by the UK census. During this time the population was in the range of 623 and 959. From 1901, a census was taken every ten years with the exception of 1941. All population census figures from report Historic Census figures Cambridgeshire to 2011 by Cambridgeshire Insight. In 2011, the parish covered an area of 2,881 acres and the population density of Holywell-cum-Needingworth in 2011 was 559.1 persons per square mile. Legend has it that a young girl named Juliet committed suicide near the church in the time of Edward the Confessor; the story runs that she committed the act having been jilted in love by the local woodcutter, was buried on the banks of the Ouse at the ferry crossing point in AD 1050. It is claimed. A stone slab can be found within the pub, set into the floor on the south west side of the pub. A seance was conducted in the 1950s, during which the participants claim to have contacted the spirit of the young girl.

During questioning, she identified herself as Juliet Tewsley and that the local woodcutter was named Thomas Zoul. However, no Norman records have been found to support this claim. During a second seance the following year, the date moved forward to the 15th century. On the anniversary of her death, St. Patrick's day her ghost is said to appear as a spectral figure moving towards the river bank; the apparition has been witnessed within the Ferry Boat Inn, but this may relate to the themed evening hosted inside, the alcoholic drink promotions of the night. Juliet's gravestone is preserved within the pub, but to walk on it is to invite serious ill-luck and drinks must be bought for all and sundry within should a visitor do so. A number of paranormal groups investigate the inn every 17 March, but evidence is inconclusive; the holy water well from which the village takes its name is located in front of the church, as you exit the building with the River Great Ouse ahead of you. It has been repaired many times over the years.

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Shanghai Grand Theatre

The Shanghai Grand Theater is one of the largest and best-equipped automatic stages in the world. Since the theater opened on August 27, 1998, it has staged over 6,000 performances of operas, ballets, chamber music concerts, spoken dramas and various Chinese operas; the site is located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South in the northern part of the People's Square in Huangpu District, Shanghai. It is the home of the Shanghai Opera House Company; the Shanghai Grand Theater is the resident for other performing companies. Since the Reform and Opening up in late 1970s, more and more international performing groups came to Shanghai, but there is no large theater for grandiose plays till the 1990s. Shanghai municipal government decided to put up a large performing space complex to satisfy such a need and make it an urban culture center. In 1994 with 3000 million RMB government investment the construction of SGT started; the Theater is divided into 8 floors above ground and 2 floors below ground, covering a total area of 62803 m2.

The total investment budget is 1.3 billion yuan. The whole building is a crystal-like palace consisting of three main theaters: the Auditorium, the Buick Theater and the Studio Theater, with complete ancillary facilities such as ticketing center, Ballet Rehearsal hall, band rehearsal hall, VIP hall, exhibition hall, souvenir shop, coffee bar, banquet hall and parking garage; the Auditorium is decorated with warm colors of red. It is for large-scale performances such as operas, ballets, dramas and so forth; the 19.5-meter-high Auditorium covers an area of 1000 m2, is divided into three levels of stands, with 1631 seats in total. The structural proportion and seating arrangement of the stand ensure that the audience is close to the stage as much as possible and enjoy the performance from the best audio-visual angle. In the overall design, a Waagner Biro control system is adopted in the full-automatic mechanical stage for lifting, rotation and other transformations; the well-equipped Meyersound's loudspeaker and surrounding sound can meet the requirements of 5.1 channel.

Digital mixer of high fidelity can provide 64 outputs. The Buick Theater, with stable walnut color as its main color, is located on the west side of the first floor, it is the performing space for chamber concerts as well as small and medium-sized dramas, is the venue of public charity performances and art education activities. The Buick Theater is divided with 575 seats in total; the stage is 6 meters high and 11 meters deep. Above the stage is a voice echoing board and 25 electric suspenders, the loading capacity of, up to 300 kilograms, the maximum lifting height being 14 meters, the maximum lifting speed 1m / s. There are 5 dressing rooms in the backstage for 50 people to make up simultaneously. Located on the fifth floor, the Studio Theater is a "black box theater" with dark gray as its main color, it presents small plays of experiments and fashion. There are 220 fixed seats and 80 mobile seats which can be combined according to the needs of the performance; the performance area is about 140 m2.

There are 4 dressing rooms in the backstage for 30 people to make up at the same time. At the entrance of the small theater, there are coin dispensers and parcel cabinets to provide mineral water and deposit services for the audience. There is an independent VIP lounge in the backstage area, which provides program book, tea and other services, which can be used by the VIP before and during the performance. Shanghai Grand Theater combines domestic and foreign performing arts and production resources, presents world classics to Chinese audiences in the way of its own after integrating national elements and characteristics, it has successively cooperated with Shanghai Shaoxing Opera House, Shanghai Ballet Company, Shanghai Opera House, Shanghai Peking Opera House, Salzburg Music Festival in Austria, Budapest Grand Art Palace in Hungary, The Royal Opera House in Britain to launch various types of performances, such as operas and dramas. The mode of adding Chinese elements to world excellent culture has played a vital role in promoting Shanghai’s cultural originality and creativity as well as the spirit of the times.

1999.8 “Dream of the Red Chamber” of its Shaoxing Opera version was first performed in Shanghai Grand Theater. 1999.10 The Shanghai Grand Theater held "Malinsky Music Festival" to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the friendship between Shanghai and St. Petersburg, Russia. 2000 Shanghai Grand Theater and Sydney Opera House held a two-way satellite transmission concert. 2001.1 & 10 Solo concerts by Spanish and Italian tenor Domingo and Pavarotti were held. 2002 The Theater staged the original classic musical “Les miserable” for the first time in Asia, with 21 consecutive performances. 2012.7.19 The Theater held a series of performances for the 60th anniversary of the founding of "Beijing People's art." 2016.10 The Theater held "the Brilliant Russia" Malinsky Art Festival, with 7 performances brought by Russian Malinsky opera, symphony and ballet troupe. 2017.11 The Theater held the Malinsky Art Festival, which featured the ballet “Cinderella” of Russian Malinsky Theater, the concert of “Stravinsky Night.”

2018.7.1-2 The Theater held "2018 World Theater Operation and Development Forum." 2019.11.11 The “Celebrating Paris Opera 350th Anniversary—— Paris Opera Academy Gala Concert” will be held. Bus: No. 17, 20, 23, 37, 46, 48, 49, 71, 108, 109, 112, 123, 505, 506. Metro: L