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Doug E. Fresh

Douglas Davis, better known by his stage name Doug E. Fresh, is a Barbadian-American rapper, record producer and beatboxer known as the "Human Beat Box"; the pioneer of 20th-century American beatboxing, Fresh is able to imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, gums, tongue and a microphone. Doug E. Fresh began his recording career as a solo artist, he and a new team of DJs known as the Get Fresh Crew, along with newcomer MC Ricky D, came to fledgling New Jersey-based hip-hop label Danya/Reality Records the following year and recorded "The Show", which borrowed the melody of the Inspector Gadget theme by Shuki Levy. They recorded "La Di Da Di", a tune, voiced by MC Ricky D and backed by Doug E. Fresh's beatboxing for the entire duration of the song; the release of these two songs as a 12" single launched Doug E. Fresh into stardom. Both songs are considered among the greatest early hip-hop classics. "The Show" peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1985. Doug E.

Fresh was interviewed in the 1986 cult documentary Big Fun In The Big Town. Slick Rick left the group a year after the release of the "The Show"/"La Di Da Di" single, reappearing in 1988 as a Def Jam artist and releasing his debut album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew continued on, now signed to Danya/Reality/Fantasy, by releasing Oh, My God! in 1986, which included the hit song "All The Way To Heaven". In 1988, The World's Greatest Entertainer was released, featuring the song "Keep Risin' To The Top", named after Keni Burke's then-obscure 1981 hit "Rising To The Top". Doug E. Fresh's "Keep Risin' To The Top" samples the main chorus of Heatwave's 1976 classic "Ain't No Half Steppin'," which Big Daddy Kane sampled that same year for his song of the same name. In 1992, after a four-year hiatus, Doug E. Fresh joined MC Hammer's label Bust It Records and issued the album Doin' What I Gotta Do, a commercial failure despite some minor acclaim for the single "Bustin' Out", which sampled Rick James' 1979 single "Bustin' Out".

In 1993, Doug E. Fresh found a new home at Island Records-affiliated label Gee Street. However, he only released one single containing three songs: "I-ight", "Bounce" and "Freaks". Although "I-ight" was slated to become the first major hit for Doug E. Fresh in five years, it was immediately overshadowed by "Freaks", a dancehall tune beatboxed by Doug E. Fresh and vocalized by his protégé, a Brooklyn-born Jamaican teenage newcomer named Vicious; the song received major radio and club play, followed by video play in early 1994. Vicious would soon ink a deal with Sony Music's Epic Records for three years, although he would only release one album, Destination Brooklyn. In 1995, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh reunited for a track on an album titled Play. On the Play album was "Freak It Out", which featured Uncle Luke, was produced by platinum producer Frankie Cutlass and was appeared on the Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood soundtrack. Play was certified gold by the RIAA.

On May 23, 2007, Doug E. Fresh performed variations upon "The Show" with finalist Blake Lewis on the sixth-season finale of American Idol, the first hip-hop performance on the show. In 2010, Doug E. Fresh resurfaced when rap group Cali Swag District brought back some of his trademark dance moves for their song "Teach Me How to Dougie." Members of Cali Swag District saw Texas college students doing a local dance created in Dallas called the "D-Town Boogie". They recognized it as a modified version of Doug E. Fresh's dance moves and created a song that would feature the dance, but give Fresh his due credit. On June 27, 2010, Doug E. Fresh performed with Cali Swag District on "Teach Me, he performed a concert called "The Show" at the Paradise Theater on August 12, 2010. On November 8, 2010, Fresh appeared at the Soul Train Awards, where he taught CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer how to Dougie on stage as part of the show. On December 10, 2010, Fresh appeared on ESPN First Take to speak about the phenomenon of the Dougie as a sports celebration and voted on the best sports-related Dougie dances, selecting that of host Skip Bayless, though he rated Wolf Blitzer's Dougie at the Soul Train Awards as better but with no sports association.

On October 28, 2011 Doug E. Fresh performed at the Paradise Theater in a concert to benefit New York City's public hospitals. On July 9, 2012, Fresh served as a celebrity judge on the Apollo Live TV show. Beginning May 25, 2013, Fresh hosted a classic hip-hop and R&B show called "The Show" on New York's 107.5 WBLS, which aired 9:00-11:00 p.m. Saturday nights until the final broadcast on December 31, 2016. Fresh served as a guest mentor to Jeff Dye and Joe Jonas, performed with them, on the show I Can Do That on June 30, 2015. Doug E. Fresh is a member of the Church of Scientology, he performed for a large audience at the Scientology Celebrity Center's Anniversary

Con O'Brien (politician)

Bartholomew Cornelius "Con" O'Brien was an Australian politician who served as a Labor Party member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1901 to 1904 and again from 1908 to 1914. O'Brien was born in Ballarat and came to Western Australia in 1893, during the gold rushes, he lived in Derby, but in 1894 went to Cue, to prospect for gold. In February 1895, he became the proprietor of the town's Great Britain Hotel, maintaining the lease until 1903. O'Brien was elected to the Cue Municipal Council in 1896, from 1897 to 1900 served as mayor, he was elected to parliament at a 1901 Legislative Council by-election for Central Province, caused by the resignation of Frederic Whitcombe. His candidacy was supported by the Amalgamated Workers' Association, he subsequently joined the parliamentary Labor Party, becoming one of its first members in the Legislative Council. O'Brien lost his seat at the 1904 elections, but regained it in 1908, replacing the retiring Joseph Thomson, he left parliament in 1914, at the end of his six-year term, returned to the hotel trade, running the Court Hotel in Perth.

A prominent member of the Irish community in Perth and a leader of the annual Saint Patrick's Day, he died at his hotel in December 1938, aged 72

Štramberk ears

Štramberk ears is a Moravian confectionery product made of corn-shaped gingerbread dough traditionally baked in the Štramberk and the surrounding area of Moravia. This product could be made and sold only at the city area since 2000. In 2006 there were six certified producers. In 2007 this sweet became protected designation of origin in EU as first in the Czech Republic. According to the local legend, this sweet is connected to Mongol invasion in 1241, when the enemy army laid the camp at the foot of the nearby Kotouč Hill. According to the legend, the local inhabitants dug the pond after a night storm and flooded the camp; as the water went down, in the place they found the bags of salted human ears that the Mongols used to cut off from Christians and sent them to their khan. To commemorate this event, on the eve of Feast of the Ascension, the people baked this candy sweetened with honey and flavored with a secret mixture of spices. History of the sweet at the website of city