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Final Fantasy Adventure

Final Fantasy Adventure released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden, or Seiken, released in Europe as Mystic Quest, is a Final Fantasy spinoff and the first game in the Mana series. Published by Square in 1991 on the Game Boy, it saw a North American re-release by Sunsoft in April 1998. Being developed under the name Gemma Knights, features gameplay similar to that of the original The Legend of Zelda, but with the addition of role-playing statistical elements. Along with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy Adventure was the first Final Fantasy game to be released in Europe. A remake, Sword of Mana, was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003, changing the plot and many gameplay aspects. A second remake was released on mobile phones in Japan which improved the graphics and music of the original version. A third remake, Adventures of Mana, was released for iOS, PlayStation Vita on February 4, 2016; the story follows the hero and the young heroine as they attempt to thwart the Dark Lord of Glaive and his sorcerer assistant, from destroying the Tree of Mana and dooming their world.

The game was released with many familiar elements of the Final Fantasy series, such as Chocobos, but these were changed to feature common enemies and the gameplay style of the Mana series. Final Fantasy Adventure was met with positive reviews at the time of its release. Over the course of time, reviewers have considered it one of the best action adventure games on the Game Boy; the game spawned an new game series, called the Mana series, which became a successful video game role-playing franchise. The gameplay is similar to the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES: the world is viewed from a top-down camera angle, it is divided up into many different squares that can fit on the screen, the main character can move up, down and right across the screen; the player can interact with individuals within towns by gathering information and buying or selling items and equipment. A variety of enemies can be battled on a field screen to gain experience, GP, items. Within dungeon areas, a number of puzzles may be present and required to be solved in order for the player to advance.

The player can save at any point. A number of weapons can be found throughout the game to maneuver through obstacles such as cutting through trees and thorns; the main character possesses several statistics, including hit points and stamina, which can all increase upon gaining an experience level. Magic spells, which expend the character's MP, can be used to heal damage enemies; these spells can only be found in certain locations or obtained from other characters at specific plot intervals. In addition, the protagonist has a power gauge that affects his attack strength—the higher the gauge, the stronger his attack will be; the speed at which it fills is directly affected by the character's will level. The gauge will fill up over time, but once the main character attacks, the gauge is emptied; when the gauge is filled up and the main character attacks with a weapon, he will perform a special attack. One additional non-player character may accompany the main character in the story and can perform different activities to aid the main character in his quest.

The game introduced the ability to kill townspeople, something that many role-playing video games of the time lacked. The Hero is a prisoner of the Dark Lord. One day, the Hero's friend informs him of the Dark Lord's goals, he urges him to seek a Knight named Bogard; as the Hero escapes imprisonment, he learns that the Dark Lord is seeking a key to the Mana Sanctuary in order to control the Mana Tree, an energy source that sustains life. The Hero is befriended by the Heroine, seeking Bogard; the two find Bogard. During their journey to meet him, the Heroine is kidnapped. With the aid of a mysterious man, she is rescued by the Hero; when they meet Cibba, he plays a message left by the Heroine's mother, who reveals she is a descendant of the guardians of the Mana Tree and her pendant is the key to it. The mysterious man, upon discovering that the heroine holds the pendant, reveals himself to be Julius, the Dark Lord's advisor, kidnaps her; the Hero attempts to rescue the Heroine, but he fails and is knocked off of Julius's airship.

However, the Heroine gives the Hero the pendant. The Hero is reunited with Amanda, an escapee from his prison, who steals the pendant in order to win her brother Lester's freedom; the mayor of Jadd, takes the pendant, but he transforms Lester into a parrot. The Hero and Amanda confront a Medusa for its tear, they kill it, but Amanda is infected by the Medusa's attack, causing her to transform into one herself. The Hero reluctantly kills her, uses her tears to break Lester's spell. Lester avenges Amanda's death by killing Davias, who reveals that he gave the pendant to the Dark Lord; the Hero defeats the Dark Lord. Julius reveals he is the last survivor of the Vandole empire, the empire who attempted to control the Mana Tree years ago, handily defeats the Hero. Realizing he is powerless to defeat Julius, the Hero learns from Cibba about a powerful sword called Excalibur. Cibba helps him find the Excalibur only to find a rusty Sword instead, he explains that the rusty sword is the Excalibur and would reveal its true strength to whoever it fi

Baudouine Building

The Baudouine Building is a historic building located at 1181-1183 Broadway at the corner of West 28th Street in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built from 1895-96 as an office tower with street level store, replacing a hotel that had stood on the site, was designed by Alfred Zucker in the Classical Revival style; the building is notable for having a small Greco-Roman temple at the top, called "a little Parnassus in the sky" by chairwoman Sherida E. Paulsen of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission It has extensive decorative motifs including escutcheons of anthemions with lion heads over many windows; the Baudouine Building, which carries the address 22 West 28th Street, lies within the Madison Square North Historic District created by the Commission in 2001. NoMad, Manhattan Notes Media related to Baudouine Building 1181 Broadway at Wikimedia Commons

Kizlyar Brandy Factory

Kizlyar Brandy Factory is a Russian producer of alcoholic beverages, located in Kizlyar, Dagestan. It is one of the five largest Russian cognac producers. Viticulture and winemaking have been the main sectors of the economy of Kizlyar since the second half of the 18th century. A 1884, "On wine production", encouraged industrial production of cognac in Kizlyar. In the 1880s, Georgian businessman David Sarajishvili began producing alcohol Kizlyar. Kizlyar first shipment - 236 buckets of grape alcohol to Moscow - in 1885, it was not until 1889. 1885 is regarded as the start of industrial cognac production in Russia. Production at the factory dropped following the prohibition of alcohol at outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Cognac production was reauthorized by the Soviet government in 1924, with full production only being restored just before the entry of the Soviet Union into the Second World War. In 1942, the factory was evacuated to Armenia to avoid the German advance; the factory relocated to Kizlyar in 1947.

Restoration continued into the mid-1950s, with a new batch of cognac being produced in 1955 from 6-7 year old alcohol. Reconstruction and expansion of plant and employee accommodation to meet rising demand continued to 1960. In Soviet times, about half of the strong alcohol produced at the factory was exported to Western European countries; the factory produced grape juice instead of alcohol during the period of prohibition starting in 1985. The factory required new suppliers due to the closure of Kizlyar and Tarumovsky district vineyards starting in 1985. In 1990, the factory became a rental company "Dagvino". Due to the shortage of raw materials the company began to buy grapes in Spain or, in harvest years, in Krasnodar and Stavropol regions. In 1998, the factory received a French certificate that permitted to sell its products under the name "cognac", although earlier Kizlyar factory exported its drinks as a brandy. In 1998, during the Chechen–Russian conflict, Vladimir Grigoriants, the director of the factory, his wife were kidnapped and had been held in Chechen captivity for eight months.

In 2008, Evgeny Druzhinin became the director of the factory. During his leadership, the company carried out modernization at its own expense and increased production volumes, becoming the main source of the Dagestan budget.. In 2008, the factory restored the status of the Kremlin Suppliers GuildOn August 28, 2014, by order of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, the Kizlyar Brandy Factory was transferred to federal ownership and became a subject of Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation. In the summer of 2015, the management of the factory initiated the creation of the Union of Cognac Producers, which included the Moscow Wine and Brandy Factory KiN and the Wine and Brandy Factory Alliance 1892. On September 1, 2015, the company was transformed into a joint-stock company. In 2008-2009, the factory management invested 15 million rubles in expanding the area of its own vineyards. During the financial crisis in 2009, the factory temporarily lost the status of the main enterprise of the region, giving way to the Derbent sparkling wine factory.

At the end of 2012, the net profit of the factory amounted to about 1.5 billion rubles, the factory itself got into the group of the three most profitable companies in the North Caucasus. At the end of 2015, the factory became the second largest enterprise in Dagestan with a total revenue of 2.4 billion rubles. At the end of 2018, the factory processed over 40 thousand tons of grapes; the factory produces cognacs of grape vodka. In the 2010s, its brands included "Peter the Great", "Five Stars", "Three Stars", "Kizlyarsky Festive", "Russia", "Bagration", "Dagestan", "Kizlyar", "Lezginka", "Imperator Vserossijsky" and "Saradzhev"; the company produces grape vodka "Kizlyarka", which recipe was restored in 1976. The factory's products have won more than 40 Grand Prix, the Golden Palm Prize, the Golden Galaxy Award, more than 400 gold and silver medals. Official website Official website


Rajjo is a 2013 Indian romantic musical produced by Four Pillars Entertainment and directed by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Vishwas Patil. It stars Kangana Ranaut and newcomer Paras Arora in the lead roles and its supporting cast includes Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jaya Prada; the film released in theatres on 15 November 2013. The film that earned 2 crores at the domestic box office bore a loss of 10 crores on the venture. A romantic musical, Rajjo is the journey of a Nautch girl in the most extraordinary circumstances, it tells the love story of Rajjo and Chandu set against the backdrop of the dying Kothas of Mumbai that nurtured the traditional art of singing and dancing for centuries. The story's central characters are a Muslim girl and Chandu, a young Brahmin boy; when Chandu helps his team win a cricket match, the team decides to celebrate the victory by visiting the Kothas of Nagpada. This is where Chandu meets Rajjo who mesmerizes him with her elegant Mujra dance and it is love at first sight for him.

Chandu belongs to a family of music lovers. Rajjo is trained under Kothewali Amma. Music is the common thread between them, as is the strong attraction that draws Rajjo and Chandu together and seals their love; the Nagpada area goes under the clutches of re-development and all the dancers and singers are under the shadow of this potential danger. Amidst these circumstances and Chandu have to deal with Begum who runs the Kotha and Hande Bhau, a corporator with powerful political connections who has his eye on Rajjo. Kangana Ranaut as Rajjo Paras Arora as Chandu Sadhana Sharma as Chanda Chandu's Sister Mahesh Manjrekar as Begum Prakash Raj as Hande Bhau Jaya Prada as Jankidevi Sharad Shelar Deepika Amin as Kamladevi Alok as Chandu's Friend Rakesh Barsewal as Hijra Shruti Bhist as Young Rajjo Swati Chitnis as Ammi Avtar Gill as Acharya Deshbhushan Ravi Hande as Vikram Hande Ateshan Hussein as Jaggu Anand Ingle as Meghraj Shetty Kinjal Jain as Chandu's Sister Jaiveer as Chandu's Friend Kishore Kadam as Daadi Patil Mazhar Khan as Hirja Suhaas Khandke as Professor Shubhangi Latkar as Chandu's Mother Upendra Limaye as Inspector Salunkhe Manmauji as Chacha Naren as NGO guy Girish Pal as Hirja Atul Patil as Chotelal Piyusha Patil as Sana Poonam Preet as Acharya Deshbhushan's PA Aarti Rana as Kotha Girl Shivani Rawat as Rutwik as Chandu's Friend Sachi as Salunke's Daughter Rajesh Sahu as Hirja Kuldeep Sarin as C.

M. Sumit Senapati as Chandu's Friend Nitesh Shah as Chandu's Friend Vipin Sharma as Chandu's Father Rizwana Sheikh as Kotha Girl Shashank Shende as Gannewala Soham Shah as NGO guy Dalip Tahil as Lala Pathan C. P. Thakur as Bank Manager Atul Tiwari as Builder Patel Sanjay Tripathi as Hijra Vedita as Kotha Girl The lead star of the film Kangana Ranaut did extensive research in order to prepare for her role in the film, she met with women there to understand their body language and mindset. The makers of the film spent Rs. 5 crore to recreate the ambiance of Mumbai's red light area, for their film. It took two months for around 700 workers to construct the set under the guidance of art director Muneesh Sappel; the music of the film was recorded in London's Abbey Road Studios by composer Uttam Singh. Banner - Four Pillars Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Distribution - WAVE CINEMA Ponty Chadha Release. Director- Vishwas Patil Producer- M. H. Shah & U. A. Karande Cinematographer - Binod Pradhan Music & Background Score- Uttam Singh Editor- Rajesh Rao Production Designer- Muneesh Sappel Executive Producer - Priyadarshini Original Story- Jayant Pawar Screenplay - Vishwas Patil Lyrics - Sameer Anjaan, Dev Kohli Action Director- Salam Ansari Choreographer- Ganesh Acharya Dialogue- Atul Tiwari & Vishwas Patil Sound Design - Vikram Biswas Costume Designer - Reza Shariffi Art Director Music of film is composed by Uttam Singh, lyrics penned by Sameer and Dev Kohli.

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Lietuvos balsas

Lietuvos balsas is a Lithuanian reality talent show that premiered on January 29, 2012 on the LNK. Lietuvos balsas is part of the international syndication The Voice based on the reality singing competition launched in the Netherlands as The Voice of Holland, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. Season 8 will be last edition of The Voice in Lithuania. One of the important premises of the show is the quality of the singing talent. Four coaches, themselves popular performing artists, train the talents in their group and perform with them. Talents are selected in blind auditions; the series consists of three phases: a blind audition, a battle phase, live performance shows. Four judges/coaches, all noteworthy recording artists, choose teams of contestants through a blind audition process; each judge has the length of the auditioner's performance to decide if he or she wants that singer on his or her team. Each team of singers is developed by its respective coach. In the second stage, called the battle phase, coaches have two of their team members battle against each other directly by singing the same song together, with the coach choosing which team member to advance from each of four individual "battles" into the first live round.

Within that first live round, the surviving acts from each team again compete head-to-head, with a combination of public and jury vote deciding who advances onto the next round. In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete against each other in live broadcasts; the television audience and the coaches have equal say 50/50 in deciding who moves on to the final 4 phase. With one team member remaining for each coach, the contestants compete against each other in the finale with the outcome decided by public vote. – Winning judge/category. Winners are in eliminated contestants in small font. Colour key Lietuvos balsas. Vaikai is the junior version of Lietuvos Balsas and is broadcast on LNK; the kids' show was confirmed to be in the production on June 2018. The first season premiered on 6 January 2019 with Donatas Montvydas, Mantas Jankavičius and Monika Marija as coaches. Filming for the second season began in August 2019. Lietuvos balsas. Senjorai is the senior version of Lietuvos Balsas, designed exclusive to people of more than 60 years old and is broadcast on LNK.

The senior's edition was confirmed to be in the production in early January 2019. On June 24, 2019, it was announced that Justinas Jarutis, Inga Jankauskaitė, Monika Marija and Mantas Jankavičius would became coaches for the first season. Rolandas Mackevičius host the senior's version; the winner of the first season is Gedeminas Jepšas from team Monika Marija. Lietuvos balsas Official website

Tom Hess (guitarist)

Tom Hess is a touring guitarist, recording artist and a former member of the band Rhapsody of Fire from 2010 until 2013. Hess toured Europe and US with the band HolyHell and recorded the album "Apocalypse" which landed on the charts in Germany and Switzerland. In addition to his professional music career as a recording artist, Tom is an online guitar teacher and a mentor to musicians, guitar teachers and rock bands around the world. Hess began playing guitar on January 31, 1986 inspired by heavy metal bands such as Metallica, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden, his musical style evolved from hard rock and heavy metal to the neo-classical and progressive rock styles, influenced by artists such as: Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Andy Larocque, Jason Becker, Fryderyk Chopin, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. Hess went on another in music composition. In addition to his music school background, Hess studied guitar with many guitar teachers, most notably with Lion Music recording artist George Bellas.

On April 15, 2011 it was announced that guitarist Tom Hess has become a new official member of the epic metal band Rhapsody Of Fire. His playing can be heard on the band's album From Chaos to Eternity. Hess recorded all the rhythm guitar parts and contributed several solos for the CD. Hess began touring with the band at the festivals that took place in the summer of 2011. Alex Staropoli, Rhapsody Of Fire’s keyboard player, released a statement saying: "I saw Tom Hess playing on stage several times and was always impressed by his great stage presence and his way of playing; when I heard the rhythm and solo guitars he recorded for Rhapsody Of Fire I was blown away, I could feel that strong presence in between every single note." Rhapsody Of Fire's 2011 Release "From Chaos To Eternity" was listed in the top 100 album charts in many countries around the world, such as Japan, Switzerland, German and many others. Rhapsody Of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity HolyHell - Apocalypse HESS - Opus 2 HESS - Opus 1 On stage and in the studio, Hess plays Carvin guitars, including V220 and X220 models with a stoptail bridge.

Hess uses Seymour Duncan Metal Live Wire Pick Ups in most of his studio and live performance guitars. During clinics and instructional master classes, he sometimes plays the Yamaha RGZ 321P with a Floyd Rose bridge. On top of his career as a recording artist and touring musician, Hess teaches musicians from all over the world how to improve their guitar playing skills, develop their music careers and build their own guitar teaching businesses. Many of Hess's guitar students have become full-time professional musicians and music teachers who tour the world, release records and run their own music schools. Hess contributes guitar lessons and articles to guitar websites around the world, including:, and Tom Hess has taught guitar at the National Guitar Workshop and started an electric guitar program at Harper College in Illinois, USA. In 2008, Hess's company Tom Hess Music Corporation has partnered with Luca Turilli from Rhapsody Of Fire to release a course for neoclassical guitar players, based upon Turilli's style of guitar playing.

In 1994, Tom Hess formed the progressive rock band "HESS" along with his brother Scott Hess. To date, the band has released 2 full-length albums: "Opus 1" and "Opus 2". Both albums have sold in more than 26 countries around the world, remain among the top sellers in the Neo-Classical and Progressive categories at the instrumental guitar music distributor Current lineup of the HESS band: Tom Hess - Guitars and Composition Mike Walsh - Guitars Scott Hess - Drums Mark Carozza - Bass In 2004, Hess joined a power metal band HolyHell; the band went on tour before releasing its first album. Tom Hess and HolyHell played alongside bands such as Black Sabbath, Nightwish, Testament and Rhapsody of Fire performing for crowds of up to 30,000 people; some of the band's notable performances included the Earthshaker's Festival in Germany and Masters of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic where the band performed the cover of "The Phantom Of The Opera". In 2007, the band's first album Apocalypse was released and HolyHell went on tour the second time.

In 2008, Hess left HolyHell to focus on other aspects of his music career. In addition to touring the world, mentoring musicians online and recording music, Hess performs instructional guitar clinic tours. HESS - Opus 1 HESS - Opus 2 HolyHell - Apocalypse Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos to Eternity