Columbus International Film & Video Festival
The Columbus International Film + Video Festival is a Columbus, United States annual film festival, designed to encourage and promote the use of film and video in all forms of education and communication. It is held each year in November, it is the oldest film festival in the United States, having existed since 1952. The present organization has been known as the Columbus International Film and Video Festival since the 1980s; as a competitive festival, it is known as'The Chris Awards'. The Festival is supported by a number of sponsors including the Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus College of Art & Design; the Columbus Film Festival has existed since 1952, but was preceded by the foundation of the Columbus Film Council. A number of awards are presented for each of the following categories: The Arts Animation Education & Information Narrative The Humanities Mental Health +Physical Health Experimental Shorts Religion + Spirituality Science + Technology Social Issues Student Competition Chris Awards website
David James Furnish is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive. He is married to English musician Elton John. David Furnish was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Jack Furnish, a director at the Bristol-Myers pharmaceutical company, Gladys Furnish, he has an older brother, a younger brother, Peter. Furnish graduated from the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in 1981 and received an Honours Business Administration undergraduate degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1985, he was recruited by the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather transferred to the London, England and was appointed to their Board. Furnish is co-chief of Rocket Pictures along with John. Furnish serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, attending fundraisers and other events in support of that cause. Furnish is a contributing editor for Tatler magazine and is a regular columnist for Interview and GQ. Furnish began a relationship with singer Elton John in 1993.
John proposed to Furnish in May 2005 at a dinner party with friends and family at one of their homes in Old Windsor. Furnish and John entered into a civil partnership on 21 December 2005, the first day that civil partnerships could be performed in England, in the town of Windsor, Berkshire, their first child, son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born in December 2010 in California via surrogacy. In January 2013, the couple's second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born through the same surrogate. After same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014, John and Furnish retroactively converted their civil partnership into a marriage and marked the occasion with a ceremony in Windsor, Berkshire, on 21 December 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed men in Britain. Tantrums and Tiaras; the Observer. "Elton and David to tie the knot".. IAfrica.com. "An Ideal Husband".. Toronto Life. "Wherefore art thou'Gnomeo'?".
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Made in England (Elton John album)
Made in England is the twenty-fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1995 and produced by him and Greg Penny, the first time since Leather Jackets without Chris Thomas. It was dedicated to future husband David Furnish, it was dedicated to the memory of Denis Gauthier and Peter Williams. It was the last album to feature regular percussionist Ray Cooper until 2016's Wonderful Crazy Night. Bob Birch became John's full-time recording and touring bass player and continued that role until his death in 2012; the song "Please" was covered by bluegrass queen Rhonda Vincent and country legend Dolly Parton for the 2018 tribute album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. While still promoting his work for The Lion King soundtrack, in September 1994, five months before its release as a single, Elton John debuted "Believe" during the opening night of a concert tour with Ray Cooper in Phoenix, AZ. "Believe" reached No. 15 in the UK and No. 13 in the US, was the only American hit from the album to reach the top 20.
During November, John toured Brazil, Chile, Switzerland, France, the UK, Japan, other countries two months later. Several songs from the album made it to the tour's playlist, including "Believe", "Made in England", "Blessed", "Lies" and "Pain". A few special notes about some of the songs: on "Belfast", the song ended with John singing the last line, "Belfast". In an interview with fan magazine East End Lights some time arranger Paul Buckmaster said he thought the song needed a more uplifting end, added the outro, making it sound as if it were being played in an Irish pub somewhere up the road. John was wary of the idea, but Buckmaster said he changed his mind upon hearing it and approved the new coda for the final version. All songs written by Bernie Taupin. "Believe" – 4:55 "Made in England" – 5:09 "House" – 4:27 "Cold" – 5:37 "Pain" – 3:49 "Belfast" – 6:29 "Latitude" – 3:34 "Please" – 3:52 "Man" – 5:16 "Lies" – 4:25 "Blessed" – 5:01 There are many outtakes from Made in England. These songs include "Building a Bird", "Leaves", "Hell", "Skin", "Tick-Tock", "Undone", "Red", "Live Like Horses", an alternate version of "Belfast", an alternate version of "Believe".
"Red" was released on the French compilation Sol En Si, a version of "Live Like Horses" was released on The Big Picture. "Building a Bird" was recorded by Nigel Olsson for his 2001 Move the Universe CD, released only in Japan. The remaining outtakes have yet to circulate. Elton John – piano, harmonium and backing vocals, string arrangements Guy Babylon – keyboards, backing vocals, string arrangements Bob Birch – bass guitar, backing vocals Teddy Borowiecki – accordion Paul Brennan – pipes, flute Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements and conductor Paul Carrack – Hammond organ Ray Cooper – percussion Dermont Crehan – violin Davey Johnstone – guitar, banjo, backing vocals George Martin – string and French horn arrangements, conductor Charlie Morgan – drums Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader, conductor The London Session Orchestra – orchestra Production Elton John – producer Greg Penny – producer, mixing Jon Ingoldsby – recording, mixing Andy Strange – assistant engineer Chris Bellman – mastering Adrian Collee – studio coordination Steve Brown – album coordination Pete Mills – drum and guitar technician Bill Harrison – percussion technician Greg Gorman – photography Wherefore Art?
– design John Reid – management
The Captain & the Kid
The Captain & the Kid is the twenty-eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 2006. It is his second autobiographical album with lyricist Bernie Taupin, picking up where Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy left off; the Captain & the Kid chronicles the events in their lives over the intervening three decades. The Captain & the Kid reached No. 6 in the UK, a considerable improvement over the performance of John's preceding Peachtree Road in 2004, which peaked at No. 21. Captain reached No. 18 in the US, before falling off the charts. At concerts in early 2007, John made clear his dissatisfaction with Interscope Records' promotion of the album, having threatened to terminate his contract with the label. Interscope Records announced that there would be no physical single released from this album as the emphasis is on presenting the album as a body of work. However, a radio single would be released in "The Bridge"; the album's booklet has photos of John and Taupin all throughout their career, in the lyrics section, two songs are included, "Across the River Thames" and "12", which do not appear on the album.
"Across the River Thames" was available as a free download to anyone who played the CD on a computer. This is the first album created by Taupin to show them together on the cover, it was the last studio album to feature Guy Babylon on keyboards. This was Bob Birch's last appearance on any of John's solo studio albums before his own death in August 2012. All songs written by Bernie Taupin. "Postcards from Richard Nixon" – 5:15 "Just Like Noah's Ark" – 5:33 "Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way" – 4:38 "Tinderbox" – 4:25 "And the House Fell Down" – 4:48 "Blues Never Fade Away" – 4:45 "The Bridge" – 3:38 "I Must Have Lost It on the Wind" – 3:53 "Old'67" – 4:01 "The Captain and the Kid" – 5:03 "Across the River Thames" – 4:31 Elton John – vocals, piano Davey Johnstone – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals Guy Babylon – keyboards Bob Birch – bass guitar, backing vocals John Mahon – percussion, backing vocals Matt Still – backing vocals Arthur – "woof-bells"Producer Matt Still noted during an interview that in "Just Like Noah's Ark", Elton's black and white spaniel dog Arthur "barked in the middle of, because John Mahon was playing a cowbell, the cowbell freaked him out.
So he started barking at him right in the middle of a take. It's funny, just randomly he happened to hit the beats and he barked in time. So I recorded it and we kept him in there." The sampled "woof-bells" can be heard in place of the cowbell on the track. Produced by Elton John and Matt Still Recorded and Mixed by Matt Still Recorded at Center Stage, assisted by Tom Rickert. Mixed at Townhouse Studios, assisted by Dan Porter. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering. Studio Coordinator – Adrian Collee Drum Technician – Chris Sobchack Guitar Technician – Rick Salazar Piano Tuner – Andy Williams Director of Ops – Bob Halley Cover Photography – Ryan McGinley Art Direction and Design – David Costa Management – Keith Bradley, Mark Mercuriadis and Frank Presland
Brazil the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, its most populated city is São Paulo; the federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers, it borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats; this unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves. Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system; the ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress. The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d'état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil's current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a democratic federal republic. Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Brazil is considered an advanced emerging economy. It has the ninth largest GDP in the world by nominal, eight and PPP measures, it is one of the world's major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years. It is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs. On account of its international recognition and influence, the country is subsequently classified as an emerging power and a potential superpower by several analysts. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Union of South American Nations, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, it is that the word "Brazil" comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, a tree that once grew plentifully along the Brazilian coast.
In Portuguese, brazilwood is called pau-brasil, with the word brasil given the etymology "red like an ember", formed from brasa and the suffix -il. As brazilwood produces a deep red dye, it was valued by the European textile industry and was the earliest commercially exploited product from Brazil. Throughout the 16th century, massive amounts of brazilwood were harvested by indigenous peoples along the Brazilian coast, who sold the timber to European traders in return for assorted European consumer goods; the official Portuguese name of the land, in original Portuguese records, was the "Land of the Holy Cross", but European sailors and merchants called it the "Land of Brazil" because of the brazilwood trade. The popular appellation eclipsed and supplanted the official Portuguese name; some early sailors called it the "Land of Parrots". In the Guarani language, an official language of Paraguay, Brazil is called "Pindorama"; this was the name the indigenous population gave to the region, meaning "land of the palm trees".
Some of the earliest human remains found in the Americas, Luzia Woman, were found in the area of Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais and provide evidence of human habitation going back at least 11,000 years. The earliest pottery found in the Western Hemisphere was excavated in the Amazon basin of Brazil and radiocarbon dated to 8,000 years ago; the pottery was found near Santarém and provides evidence that the tropical forest region supported a complex prehistoric culture. The Marajoara culture flourished on Marajó in the Amazon delta from 800 CE to 1400 CE, developing sophisticated pottery, social stratification, large populations, mound building, complex social formations such as chiefdoms. Around the time of the Portuguese arrival, the territory of current day Brazil had an estimated indigenous population of 7 million people semi-nomadic who subsisted on hunting, fishing and migrant agriculture; the indigenous population of Brazil comprised several large indigenous ethnic groups. The Tupí people were subdivided into the Tupiniquins and Tupinambás, there were many subdivisions of the other gro
Reg Strikes Back
Reg Strikes Back, released in 1988, is the twenty-first studio album by Elton John. It was his self-proclaimed comeback album, his own way of fighting back against bad press; the "Reg" in Reg Strikes Back refers to Reginald Kenneth Dwight. In the US the album was certified gold in August 1988 by the RIAA; this was the last album that bassist Dee Murray appeared on prior to his death in 1992. Additionally, Nigel Olsson, the longtime drummer for John's band, appears on backing vocals; the tracks "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" and "A Word in Spanish" peaked at No. 2 and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. John brought back record producer Chris Thomas for the album; this is the first studio album to be recorded and released after John's throat surgery the previous year. The album cover featured costumes from John's collection. All songs written except where noted. "Town of Plenty" – 3:40 "A Word in Spanish" – 4:39 "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Part Two" – 4:12 "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" – 4:35 "Japanese Hands" – 4:40 "Goodbye Marlon Brando" – 3:30 "The Camera Never Lies" – 4:36 "Heavy Traffic" – 3:30 "Poor Cow" – 3:50 "Since God Invented Girls" – 4:54Sides one and two were combined as tracks 1–10 on CD releases.
"Rope Around a Fool" – 3:48 "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" – 7:16 "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" – 4:37 "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Part Two" – 6:19'Rope Around a Fool' was recorded during these sessions, as was an unused track,'Love Is Worth Waiting For', which Elton would perform at an AIDS benefit show in Los Angeles during the summer of 1988, but has yet to see official release on any format. Track numbering refers to CD and digital releases of the album. Elton John – Roland RD-1000 digital piano, synthesizer, backing vocals and harmony vocals Fred Mandel – synthesizers Davey Johnstone – acoustic guitar, electric guitar backing vocals Pete Townshend – acoustic guitar on "Town of Plenty" David Paton – bass guitar Charlie Morgan – drums Fred McFarlane – programming Ray Cooper – tambourine, timbales on tracks 6-9 Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn on "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Part Two" Backing vocals – Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson Backing vocals on "Since God Invented Girls" – Adrian Baker, Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson Producer – Chris Thomas Recorded and Engineered by Bill Price, Michael Mason and Paul Wertheimer.
Assistant Engineer – Karl Lever Recorded at AIR Studios, Westside Studios, Circle Seven Recording and The Record Plant. Mixed at AIR Studios Mastered by Tim Young at CBS, London. All songs published by Happenstance Ltd. Art Direction – David Costa Photography – Gered Mankowitz Wardrobe – Bob Stacey1998 ReissueProducer and remastering supervision – Mike Gill Remixing and additional production on tracks 12, 13 & 14 – Shep Pettibone Additional remixing on tracks 12 & 13 by Steve Peck Remixing on track 14 by Daniel Abraham Editing on tracks 12 & 13 – Junior Vasquez Remastered by Gus Dudgeon, Mike Gill and Peter Mew
Wonderful Crazy Night
Wonderful Crazy Night is the thirtieth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John released on 5 February 2016. It is John's first album since 2006's The Captain & the Kid to feature the Elton John Band, was written and recorded in 17 days. John's long-standing percussionist, Ray Cooper, makes his first appearance on any of John's albums since Made in England in 1995; this is Kim Bullard's first appearance on keyboards replacing Guy Babylon, Matt Bissonette replacing Bob Birch on bass. Wonderful Crazy Night received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 17 reviews. All tracks written by Bernie Taupin. Elton John: piano, lead vocals Kim Bullard: keyboards Davey Johnstone: guitar, harmony vocals Matt Bissonette: bass guitar, harmony vocals Nigel Olsson: drums, harmony vocals John Mahon: percussion, harmony vocals Ray Cooper: tambourine Jim Thomson, Joe Sublett: tenor saxophone Tom Peterson: baritone saxophone John Grab, Nick Lane: trombone Allen Fogle, Dylan Hart: French horn Gabe Witcher: horn arrangements and conductor Ken Stacey: harmony vocals Producers: Elton John and T Bone Burnett Associate Producer: Kylie Kempster Recorded and Mixed by Jason Wormer Second Engineers: Gabriel Burch, Jeff Gartenbaum, Vanessa Parr and Alex Williams.
Editing: Mike Piersante Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering. Piano Technician: Carl Lieberman Equipment Technician: Rick Salazar Production Coordinator and Contractor: Ivy Skoff Photography: Joseph Guay and Juergen Teller Art Direction and Design: Mat Maitland Creative Directors: Elton John and Toby King