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Mamanuca Islands

The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are a volcanic archipelago lying to the west of Nadi and to the south of the Yasawa Islands. The group, a popular tourist destination, consists of about 20 islands, but about seven of these are covered by the Pacific Ocean at high tide; the islands offer crystal palm fringed sandy beaches and live coral reefs. There are islands, resorts to visit and swim; the coastal/marine ecosystem and recreation value of the archipelago contribute to its national significance as outlined in Fiji's Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Since 2016, the islands have been the filming location of the television series Survivor. One of the islands, was made famous as the anonymous island that featured in the 2000 Robert Zemeckis film, Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks. Islands in the Mamanuca chain, not all of which are inhabited, include: Resorts in the Mamanucas are varied with the high-end travelers accommodations to the backpacker/budget conscious travelers; some of these are: Port Denarau is the gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands.

One may find a resort to stay overnight. Activities in the Mamanucas include sailing, snorkelling, semi-submersible coral viewing, swimming with reef sharks, hiking, visiting villages, mini golf and discovering secluded beaches; the American edition of Survivor has used the islands as the location for filming, beginning with its 33rd season in April 2016. Two 39 day competitions will be filmed back to back, with the first season airing in the fall of that year, the second airing in the spring of the following year; this marks the longest consecutive period. Before the airing of the 35th season, host Jeff Probst said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the Mamanuca Islands is the optimal location for the show and he would like to stay there permanently; the following seasons have filmed in the Mamanuca Islands: Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Survivor: Game Changers Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Survivor: Ghost Island Survivor: David vs. Goliath Survivor: Edge of Extinction Survivor: Island of the Idols Survivor: Winners at War Mamanuca Islands travel guide from Wikivoyage

Marshall Hall, Maryland

Marshall Hall, Maryland is the site of the Marshall family mansion. It is now part of Piscataway Park operated by the National Park Service. Marshall Hall is located near Bryan's Road in Charles County, next to the Potomac River, more or less across from Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington; the home was one of the finest built on the Maryland shore of the Potomac in the early 18th century. The Marshall family were minor gentry and owned as many as 80 slaves by the early 19th century. Soon after the Civil War, the site became a frequented picnic ground because of its proximity to Mount Vernon. Steamship lines established to ferry tourists from Washington D. C. and Alexandria to/from Mount Vernon, discovered a new source of revenue in the park across from the historic estate. In the 1880s, the Mount Vernon and Marshall Hall Steamboat Company ran large ships between Washington, Mount Vernon and Marshall Hall: the round-trip fare at that time was $1, included admission to Mount Vernon. Washingtonians fled the summer heat of the city for all sorts of events at the picnic grounds, from exclusive catered events to popular cultural events such as a swimming exhibition given by the daredevil Robert Emmet Odlum in the summer of 1878, seven years before his death at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Marshall Hall became one of the first amusement parks in the Washington, D. C. area in the 1890s, offering numerous "appliances of entertainment" for visitors who wanted to do more than picnic, many of them arriving by river boat. Starting in the 1870s, annual jousting tournaments took place at the site. New attractions were added throughout the 20th century, gambling became a major draw for a while after World War II. Between 1949 and 1968, the Southern Maryland area offered the only legal slot machines in the United States outside of Nevada; the National Park Service gained control of the park after Congress, acting upon a request from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, mandated that the views from Mt. Vernon had to be protected and returned to something resembling the days when George Washington sat on his colonnaded porch and looked across the Potomac; the term "historic viewshed" was coined for this act of preservation. The Park Service tore down all vestiges of the amusement park in 1980, whose popularity had declined due to competition by much larger, newer parks.

A fire destroyed much of the colonial house soon after. In January 2003, a truck driver slammed his rig through the remaining hulk; the damage done to the brick shell was repaired the following year. Official website Marshall Hall Historical Marker Database Historic American Buildings Survey No. MD-891, "Marshall Hall, State Route 227 at Potomac River, Bryans Road vicinity, Charles County, MD", 6 measured drawings, supplemental material Marshall Hall, including photo from 2002, at Maryland Historical Trust

How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites from the Grand Ole Opry

How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites from the Grand Ole Opry is a live album of the Grand Ole Opry special of the same name, features Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn and Brad Paisley among others. "I'll Fly Away" - Charlie Daniels Band "Blessed Assurance" - Alan Jackson "Precious Memories" - Patty Loveless "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" - Ronnie Milsap "Family Bible" - Ricky Skaggs "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" - Sara Evans "The Old Rugged Cross" - Brad Paisley "The Wayfaring Stranger" - Trace Adkins "Where No One Stands Alone" - Loretta Lynn "Give Me Jesus" - Vince Gill "A House of Gold" - Dierks Bentley "How Great Thou Art" - Carrie Underwood How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live from the Grand Ole Opry: Various Artists How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live From The Grand Ole Opry CD


Dorothée is the stage name of Frédérique Hoschedé, a French singer and television presenter. She was a continuity announcer on French public broadcaster Antenne 2 from 1977 to 1983, but she is best known for having presented children's television shows like Les mercredis de la jeunesse, Dorothée et ses amis, Récré A2, Club Dorothée, which totalled up to about 30 hours of broadcast per week and popularized japanese animation in France, she is a singer with a large discography, singing pop music for children, she has recorded the best-known French traditional nursery rhymes in a record collection called Le jardin des chansons. Several of her songs were used for the opening of animated series featured in the Club Dorothée. One of her trademarks is that each of her albums, starting from Hou! La menteuse in 1982 and up until Dorothée 2010, featured a song with the word "valise" in its title, with a similar melody but a different arrangement and updated lyrics, totalling 16 "valise" songs. Between 1990 and 1996 she did 56 shows at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, still the record for a female artist, the third global performance for the total number of concerts in this venue behind Michel Sardou and Johnny Hallyday.

Besides, her 1992 tour attracted more people in France than Johnny Hallyday and Michael Jackson, earning her a "Fauteuil d'Or" award for more than 500.000 tickets sold. In her musical career Dorothée developed a particular interest for early rock music. In 1993 and 1994 she animated three special prime-time shows called Dorothée Rock'n'roll Show, in which she sang duets with major rock and roll and rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Cliff Richard, Henri Salvador, Percy Sledge, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis with whom she sang Great Balls of Fire featured on her album Une histoire d'amour, her 1994 album Nashville Tennessee was recorded in the titular Nashville city, in the recording studio made famous by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. She had a brief stint in cinema, appearing in three movies between 1979 and 1980, including a prominent role in L'amour en fuite by François Truffaut; the made a cameo appearance in the 2019 live action Nicky Larson movie. Zénith 86 – Zénith Paris from 13 December 1986 to 4 January 1987, followed by a tour from 30 January to 31 May 1987.

Zénith 87 – Zénith Paris on 12 December 1987, followed by a tour from 21 November to 27 December 1987. Zénith 88 –Zénith Paris from 26 November to 18 December 1988, followed by a tour from 18 January to 3 April 1989. Bercy 90 – Paris-Bercy from 6 to 21 January 1990, followed by a tour from 24 February to 7 April 1990. Tournée 91 – Tour in France from 31 March to 21 April 1991 in La Réunion in May 1991. Chine 90 / Chine 91 – Tours in China, in May 1990 et May 1991. Bercy 92 – Paris-Bercy from 18 January to 2 February 1992, followed by a tour from 6 February to 23 June 1992 in 50 french cities, Switzerland and DOM-TOM. Bercy 93 – Paris-Bercy from 2 to 6 January 1993, followed by a tour from 18 to 23 December 1992 and from 17 March to 18 April 1993. Bercy 94 – Paris-Bercy from 15 to 26 January 1994, followed by a tour in France from 29 January to 30 March 1994. DOM-TOM 94 – Tour in the DOM-TOM in November 1994. Zénith 96 – Zénith Paris from 13 to 17 January 1996. Bercy 96 – Paris-Bercy from 4 to 15 December 1996.

Olympia 2010 – Olympia de Paris from 17 to 19 April 2010. Bercy 2010 – Paris-Bercy on 18 December 2010. Total Olympia: 42 shows Total Zénith: 54 shows Total Bercy: 58 shows 1979: L'Amour en fuite by François Truffaut: Sabine Barnerias 1979: La Gueule de l'autre by Pierre Tchernia: the television anouncer 1980: Pile ou Face by Robert Enrico: Laurence Bertil 2019: Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon by Philippe Lacheau: cameo Abécé. Dorothée, Merci pour la récré!. Éditions de la Lagune. ISBN 978-2-84969-108-3. Pessis, Jacques. Les années Dorothée. Editions Chronique. ISBN 978-2-205-05934-2. Dorothée on Facebook Dorothée on IMDb

Their Variables

Their Variables is an EP by Joy Electric. It was released in conjunction with the full-length The Otherly Opus, it contains remixes of all ten songs from that album, plus two new songs. "The Otherly Opus" – 3:55 "Frivolity and its Necessities" – 3:16 "Colours in Dutch" – 3:13 "The Ushering in of the Magical Era" – 3:52 "Write Your Last Paragraph" – 4:34 "The Memory of Alpha" – 3:31 "Red Will Dye these Snows of Silver" – 3:34 "The Timbre of the Timber Colony" – 2:44 "Ponderance Need Not Know" – 5:16 "A Glass to Count All the Hours" – 6:33 "Like Fools, they Bathed in the Pools" – 5:10 "The Warmth of Wooden Lanterns" – 4:00 Ronnie Martin – synthesizer, vocals Mandi Spayd – sleeve design