José Domingos de Morais, better known as Dominguinhos, was a Brazilian composer and singer. His principal musical influences have been the music of Luiz Gonzaga, Forró and in general the music of the Sertão in the Brazilian Northeast, he further developed this typical Braziliane musical style, born out of the European and Indian influences in north-eastern Brazil, creating a unique style of Brazilian Popular Music. He has performed with musicians such as Luiz Gonzaga, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Zé Ramalho, Elba Ramalho, Yamandu Costa, Maria Bethânia; some of his hits were recorded by Bethânia, Chico Buarque, Elba Ramalho, Fagner. In 1997 Dominguinhos wrote the soundtrack of the film O Cangaceiro. and participated in the Brazilian documentary "O Milagre de Santa Luzia" on the Brazilian accordion music. He has received various prizes and awards, including the Latin Grammy in 2002 for his album "Chegando de mansinho". José Domingos de Morais was born in the agreste of Pernambuco, in the town of Garanhuns, on 12 February 1941.
Coming from a humble background, his father, Mestre Chicão, was a well-known accordionist and accordion tuner. Dominguinhos became interested in music at an early age, starting to play accordion at six years of age, when he received a small eight-bass-accordion and started to play on fairs and in front of hotels, to earn some money with his two brothers, forming the trio "Os Três Pinguins", he practised accordion for hours and soon became a virtuoso on the 48, 80 and 120 bass accordions, starting to play professionally as a teenager. In 1950, with nine years of age, he met Luiz Gonzaga while playing in front of the hotel where Luiz Gonzaga was staying, impressed by his talent, he invited the young Dominguinhos to come with him to Rio de Janeiro. Dominguinhos went only in 1954, at age thirteen, together with his father and his two brothers, moving to the town of Nilópolis, near Rio de Janeiro; when he met there with Luiz Gonzaga, he received from him an accordion as a present, started to play with Luiz Gonzaga in shows throughout Brazil and participating in studio recordings.
In 1967, during one of these tours, he meets the Forró singer Anastácia, who he marries and went on to form an artistic partnership with, which would last eleven years. At that time Dominguinhos had a son, born in 1960, from his first marriage. In 1976, Dominguinhos meets the singer Guadalupe Mendonça, his third marriage, with whom he would have a daughter Liv, they would separate, but would continue a friendship until the death of Dominguinhos. As he started to play with Luiz Gonzaga, he gained a reputation as an accordionist and singer and started to have close contact with musicians from the Bossa Nova movement, he worked together with other well-known Brazilian musicians, such as Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethânia, Elba Ramalho and Toquinho, consolidated an own musical career, developing further the musical styles of the North East of Brazil, incorporating influences of bossa nova and pop. In December 2012, Dominguinhos was taken to a hospital in Recife with cardiac dysrhythmia and respiratory tract infection.
He was transferred to the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital, in São Paulo, where his coma was described as permanent and doctors said there were no hopes he will return and wake up again. Despite the declarations of his son, Dominguinhos was still fighting for his life, he was minimally conscious, able to understand his condition and the ones who surrounded him at the hospital. Dominguinhos died on 23 July 2013, due to infectious and cardiac complications, according to the Sírio-Libanês Hospital in São Paulo. 1964 - Fim de Festa 1965 - Cheinho de Molho 1966 - 13 de Dezembro 1973 - Lamento de Caboclo 1973 - Tudo Azul 1973 - Festa no Sertão 1974 - Dominguinhos e Seu Accordeon 1975 - Forró de Dominguinhos 1976 - Domingo, Menino Dominguinhos 1977 - Oi, Lá Vou Eu 1978 - Oxente Dominguinhos 1979 - Após Tá Certo 1980 - Quem me Levará Sou Eu 1981 - Querubim 1982 - A Maravilhosa Música Brasileira 1982 - Simplicidade 1982 - Dominguinhos e Sua Sanfona 1983 - Festejo e Alegria 1985 - Isso Aqui Tá Bom Demais 1986 - Gostoso Demais 1987 - Seu Domingos 1988 - É Isso Aí!
Simples Como a Vida 1989 - Veredas Nordestinas 1990 - Aqui Tá Ficando Bom 1991 - Dominguinhos é Brasil 1992 - Garanhuns 1993 - O Trinado do Trovão 1994 - Choro Chorado 1994 - Nas Quebradas do Sertão 1995 - Dominguinhos é Tradição 1996 - Pé de Poeira 1997 - Dominguinhos & Convidados Cantam Luiz Gonzaga 1998 - Nas Costas do Brasil 1999 - Você Vai Ver o Que é Bom 2001 - Dominguinhos ao vivo 2001 - Lembrando de Você 2002 - Chegando de Mansinho 2004 - Cada um Belisca um Pouco 2005 - Elba Ramalho & Dominguinhos 2006 - Conterrâneos 2008 - Yamandu + Dominguinhos Dominguinhos on IMDb
Henry L. Livengood is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Livengood was born in a small borough between Kittanning and Ford City, he moved to the latter years and remained there until his death. A 1951 graduate of Ford City High School, Livengood served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, he married the former Cheryl F. Jenkins, together they had six children. Cheryl died from breast cancer in 1982 and he remarried Donna Shotts. Livengood's first public service began seven years prior to the legislature in 1970, when he was selected to a council seat in Manorville borough. One year he was elected to the office of Armstrong County Recorder of Deeds, register of wills, clerk of orphans' court, he held this office until his death in 1988. Livengood was first elected to the 60th Legislative District in 1976. Among his accomplishments were the start of construction of the A-15 bypass, the fabled'missing link' that joined Route 422 in Manor Township with State Routes 66 and 28.
Though Livengood died before construction was complete, his legacy was memorialized when the road was completed and opened in 2001 as the Henry Livengood Highway. Livengood championed the construction of the Armstrong County Airport in South Buffalo Township. Livengood served in the legislature until his death in December 1988, just over a month after winning election to his sixth term in office over his Republican challenger, realtor John Oliver. Livengood had a history of heart-related ailments for most of his adult life, having suffered a heart attack fifteen years prior to his death, undergoing two heart bypass surgeries. Livengood died of a massive heart attack he suffered while shoveling snow at his residence on December 17, 1988. Livengood, 55 at the time of his death, was buried in Ford City Cemetery, his wife Donna ran in a special election to fill his vacant seat the following year, but lost to Democrat Tim Pesci
Warren Storm is a drummer and vocalist, known as a pioneer of the musical genre swamp pop, a combination of rhythm and blues and western, Cajun music and black Creole music. Born Warren Schexnider on February 18, 1937, in Abbeville, Storm learned to play drums and guitar from his father, a Cajun musician, in the early 1950s Storm began to perform publicly with Larry Brasso and the Rhythmaires. Around this time he befriended fellow Abbeville musician Bobby Charles, the two would travel to New Orleans to hear black rhythm and blues artists in the local nightclubs; these visits to New Orleans influenced Storm's musical tastes and his own drumming style. Storm cites New Orleans rhythm and blues musician Charlie "Hungry" Williams as a major drumming influence. In 1956 Storm founded his own rhythm and blues/early rock and roll group, in 1958 he began recording for Crowley, record producer J. D. "Jay" Miller. Miller convinced Nasco records of Nashville to release a 45 RPM record of Storm's version of the old country composition "Prisoner's Song".
The release broke into the Billboard Hot 100 and both songs became lifelong standards for Storm. Over the following years Storm recorded swamp pop music for numerous labels, including Rocko, American Pla-Boy, Top Rank, Dot. In the early 1960s he teamed up with fellow swamp pop musicians Rod Bernard and Skip Stewart to form The Shondells, performing with the group and cutting tracks on the La Louisianne label until The Shondells disbanded around 1970. Meanwhile, Storm released songs on several more labels, including ATCO, Teardrop, Premier, Showtime and Jin, among others, it was during this period that Storm recorded two more regional favorites, "Lord I Need Somebody Bad Tonight" and "My House of Memories." During the 1980s and'90s, Storm appeared as a regular house musician at several south Louisiana danceclubs, in 1989 recorded the Cajun Born LP for La Louisianne with fellow south Louisiana musicians Rufus Thibodeaux, Johnnie Allan, Clint West. Around 2000 Storm experienced a resurgence in popularity when he joined the Lil' Band of Gold, an all-star south Louisiana band that included, among others, guitarist C. C.
Adcock, accordionist Steve Riley of the Mamou Playboys. On September 5, 2010, during his performance at the "Boogie for the Bayou" fundraiser event at Paragon Casino in Marksville, Warren Storm was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Shane K. Bernard, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues. John Broven, South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous