CSI: Miami is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2002, on CBS. Starring David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine, Emily Procter as Detective Calleigh Duquesne, Kim Delaney as Lieutenant Megan Donner, the series is the first direct spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "transplanting the same template and trickery—gory crimes, procedural plot and dazzling graphics—into while retaining the essence of the original idea". CSI: Miami is executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, with the latter acting as show-runner; the series ended on April 2012, after 10 seasons and 232 episodes. Following the series finale, Nina Tassler credited CSI: Miami as a "key player in CBS's rise to the top", stating that the series "leaves an amazing television legacy—a signature look and style global popularity". In 2006, BBC News published an article stating that CSI: Miami was the world's most popular television series, featuring in more countries' top ten rankings for 2005 than any other series.
CSI: Miami follows a group of detectives assigned to the Miami-Dade Police Department's Crime Scene Investigations, an elite unit operating out of the "Miami Dade police headquarters, with its eerie blue light and flickering screens". The team is led by Lieutenant Horatio Caine, through his history as a bomb-disposal expert, has gained specialized knowledge in explosive forensics. Horatio believes that "evil is" and lives "between the perpetrators of this evil and the people who try and come between that evil and the citizen". In his pursuit of justice, he has proven that "he can handle himself on the street and he's not a person to be messed with"The New York Sun has described Caine as an amalgam of "the spirits of all the laconic American law men who preceded him", while The New York Post describes Caine's partner Detective Calleigh Duquesne as "a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics". Together and Calleigh head a team of forensic investigators that includes Lieutenant Megan Donner, conceived as "a strong woman duplicate the chemistry that Caruso displayed with Marg Helgenberger" during Cross Jurisdictions, Detective Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert, Walter Simmons, a Detective who forces the "CSIs to do more science and research instead of relying on databases", Los Angeles Police-transfer Jesse Cardoza, former FBI agent Natalia Boa Vista, Ryan Wolfe, a master of genetics recruited following the death of Detective Timothy Speedle.
The team are assisted by Medical Examiner Alexx Woods, who began her career as Medical Examiner in New York, her replacement Tara Price, Miami Dade Police Sergeant Frank Tripp, Horatio's sister-in-law, Detective Yelina Salas. During their investigations, the team cooperate with both allies and nemeses, including Internal Affairs Lieutenant Rick Stetler, States Attorney Rebecca Nevins, Medical Examiner Tom Loman, newly minted detective Sam Owens. On April 17, 2002, CBS Television Studios announced plans to launch a series titled CSI: Miami-Dade, a spin-off to the hit procedural CSI. On the location choice, co-creator Carol Mendelsohn stated that " felt Miami was the most happening place Miami is so rich as a character. There is so much water. There are so many different cultures here all colliding, its politics are so interesting. All that gives Miami an edge."CBS ordered 22 episodes of the series, with Anthony Zuiker stating that whilst he intended for the series to look "ridiculously gorgeous", he felt that the "show not about women walking around in bikinis.
It's about science." The series was launched as a second-season episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, featured a cast led by David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander, with Rory Cochrane. Kim Delaney joined the series following the pilot episode's broadcast; the series is executive produced by creators Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, with Ann Donahue acting as show-runner. Jerry Bruckheimer executive-produces the series. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger expressed their displeasure at CBS' launch of Miami, with Petersen stating that " should have waited five years for a CSI spinoff." Helgenberger supported Petersen's comments during an Emmy acceptance speech, noting that "as far as concerned, there’s only one CSI." Petersen jestingly referred to the series NYPDCSI, as it featured both David Caruso and Kim Delaney, of NYPD Blue fame. In 2002, CSI executive producer Anthony Zuiker began casting for the then-unnamed Miami based spin-off.
First cast was Emily Procter, as Calleigh Duquesne. Regarding her decision to leave The West Wing and join Miami, Procter stated that "It was like choosing between a boyfriend that wants to be with you casually or a man that says I love you." She described her character as "a weird girl bright and nerdy. She looks like a hippie. I just like to pretend I'm Velma in Scooby-Doo."Adam Rodriguez, Rory Cochrane, Khandi Alexander were cast alongside Procter, completing the supporting ensemble. For the lead, CBS suggested David Caruso. Zuiker, who stated that he had "heard about the NYPD Blue thing", was hesitant. Elaborating, Zuiker stated that he "sort of jumped in and said,'Naw, I don't know about this guy; the show's tough eno
Kimberly Jonelle Balmilero is an American actress and singer of Filipino descent. Balmilero graduated from James B. Castle High School, home of the Castle Performing Arts Center on Oahu. In high school, she worked on a dinner cruise and dancing for the customers and was a member of 24VII Honolulu Dance Company. Balmilero joined the second national touring company of Miss Saigon. After touring for three years she moved to San Francisco to study at Studio A. C. T. for six months. Balmilero moved to New York City and was part of the Original Broadway Cast of Mamma Mia! In 2003, Balmilero joined the three-time Emmy nominated TV series Hi-5, the American counterpart to the Australian kid's show Hi-5; as a member, she is the American counterpart of Kathleen de Leon Jones, of Filipino descent. Balmilero appeared as a contestant on the January 30, 2006 episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants, but did not make it on stage. AArisings A-Profiler Interview Midweek Hawaii Cover Story The Star-Toronto Interview Kimee's Official Website Kimee's Jewelry Line Kimee Balmilero on IMDb Kimee Balmilero at AllMovie
Curtis John Cregan is an American actor. He was seen in the American version of the children's television show Hi-5. Cregan was born in the small town of Vintage and raised in Okemos, where he attended Okemos High School and studied with choral director, Frank K. DeWald. Curtis attended Okemos High School at the same time as Smallville's Tom Welling, he attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he encountered future Hi-5 colleague Jennifer Korbee. His first performing job was as an emcee for the Nickelodeon show at Kings Island. After college, he made his Broadway debut in Rent. From there, he went on to play such roles as Doody from Grease, Dickon from The Secret Garden and one of the Von Trapp Family from The Sound of Music. In 2003, he joined the American version of the children's television show Hi-5, his role is similar to that of Tim Harding's in the original Australian version. In Hi-5, his segment is Making Music, where he explains the fundamentals of music and making musical instruments from everyday objects.
Cregan provides the voice of Kimee Balmilero's mischief-making friend Jup-Jup. Curtis married Broadway actress Jenn Gambatese on June 30, 2007. In January 2009, it was announced that his wife are expecting their first child together. On May 12, 2009, Jenn gave birth to their first daughter, Josephine. Official Website Hi-5 US Website
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music, popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became differentiated from each other. Although much of the music that appears on record charts is seen as pop music, the genre is distinguished from chart music. Pop music is eclectic, borrows elements from other styles such as urban, rock and country. Identifying factors include short to medium-length songs written in a basic format, as well as common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, hooks. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music, distinguishable from popular and folk musics". According to Pete Seeger, pop music is "professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music". Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music.
The music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs. As a genre, pop music is seen to develop separately. Therefore, the term "pop music" may be used to describe a distinct genre, designed to appeal to all characterized as "instant singles-based music aimed at teenagers" in contrast to rock music as "album-based music for adults". Pop music continuously evolves along with the term's definition. According to music writer Bill Lamb, popular music is defined as "the music since industrialization in the 1800s, most in line with the tastes and interests of the urban middle class." The term "pop song" was first used in 1926, in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. According to the website of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the term "pop music" "originated in Britain in the mid-1950s as a description for rock and roll and the new youth music styles that it influenced".
The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pop's "earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience since the late 1950s, pop has had the special meaning of non-classical mus in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ABBA, etc." Grove Music Online states that " in the early 1960s,'pop music' competed terminologically with beat music, while in the US its coverage overlapped with that of'rock and roll'". From about 1967, the term “pop music” was used in opposition to the term rock music, a division that gave generic significance to both terms. While rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of popular music, pop was more commercial and accessible. According to British musicologist Simon Frith, pop music is produced "as a matter of enterprise not art", is "designed to appeal to everyone" but "doesn't come from any particular place or mark off any particular taste". Frith adds that it is "not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward and, in musical terms, it is conservative".
It is, "provided from on high rather than being made from below... Pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged". According to Frith, characteristics of pop music include an aim of appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology, an emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities. Music scholar Timothy Warner said it has an emphasis on recording and technology, rather than live performance; the main medium of pop music is the song between two and a half and three and a half minutes in length marked by a consistent and noticeable rhythmic element, a mainstream style and a simple traditional structure. Common variants include the verse-chorus form and the thirty-two-bar form, with a focus on melodies and catchy hooks, a chorus that contrasts melodically and harmonically with the verse; the beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment. The lyrics of modern pop songs focus on simple themes – love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions.
Harmony and chord progressions in pop music are "that of classical European tonality, only more simple-minded." Clichés include the barbershop quartet-style blues scale-influenced harmony. There was a lessening of the influence of traditional views of the circle of fifths between the mid-1950s and the late 1970s, including less predominance for the dominant function. Throughout its development, pop music has absorbed influences from other genres of popular music. Early pop music drew on the sentimental ballad for its form, gained its use of vocal harmonies from gospel and soul music, instrumentation from jazz and rock music, orchestration from classical music, tempo from dance music, backing from electronic music, rhythmic elements from hip-hop music, spoken passages from rap. In the 1960s, the majority of mainstream pop music fell in two categories: guitar and bass groups or singers
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on September 22, 2005, has run for fourteen seasons on CBS, it tells the story of a group of behavioral profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit. The team focuses on profiling criminals, called the "unsub" or "unknown subject", as well as victimology, in investigation of crimes; the show follows the team as they tackle their personal struggles. The show has an ensemble cast, with Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer Jareau, Penelope Garcia as the original cast. Throughout the show's seasons, the characters Emily Prentiss, David Rossi, Ashley Seaver, Alex Blake, Kate Callahan, Tara Lewis, Luke Alvez, Stephen Walker, Matt Simmons were introduced. Criminal Minds has gained critical acclaim for its characterization, atmosphere, acting and writing, it has become a ratings hit for CBS featuring as one of the network's most-watched cable shows throughout its decade-long run.
Its success has spawned a media franchise, with several spinoffs, including a South Korean adaptation and a video game. The show was renewed for its fifteenth and final season on January 10, 2019; when the series premiered in September 2005, it featured FBI agents Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, Penelope Garcia. For season 1, Garcia was not a main cast member but rather had a recurring role, although she appeared in most episodes. Glaudini departed the series in season 2 to return to live in New York City. Patinkin departed the series at the start of season 3. Joe Mantegna replaced him as David Rossi, a best-selling author and FBI agent who comes out of retirement. During this season, Cook became pregnant with her first child, the pregnancy was written into the show. Cook was on maternity leave for part of season 4. Prior to the start of season 6, it was announced that Brewster's role would be reduced for the upcoming season, Cook would be released from her contract.
The decision to release Cook and Brewster from their contracts resulted in a backlash from fans who signed protest petitions. Subsequently and Brewster were reinstated in their roles for season 7 and Nichols was released. Brewster departed from the series after that season. Brewster did however make a guest appearance as Prentiss in the 200th episode. After two seasons, Tripplehorn was released from the show. During this season, the character of Gideon was killed off by producers off-screen. Cook and Hewitt were on hiatus from the show due to their pregnancies after production concluded for season 10. Cook returned after seven episodes of season 11. Moore departed that same season. Messer said it was planned for Moore to do six episodes, but it was decided to extend this to the first 18 episodes of season 11 as six episodes "didn't feel like enough". A week after Moore left, Paget Brewster made her second special guest appearance. Moore was replaced in the twelfth season by Adam Rodriguez, as Luke Alvez, a Fugitive Task Force Agent.
Tyler was promoted to series regular from this season. Following this, Gibson was suspended, fired, from the program due to an on-set altercation with one of the producers. Gibson was replaced by Damon Gupton as Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler from the Behavioral Analysis Program who will bring his spy-hunting skills to the BAU. Gumpton's contract was not renewed after season 12, with CBS stating his departure was "part of a creative change on the show". Daniel Henney, a series regular on spin-off series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Matt Simmons, joined the main show as a series regular for season 13. Jason Gideon, senior supervisory special agent and former BAU unit chief Gideon is known as the BAU's best profiler. After a series of troubling cases and the murder of his friend Sarah by fugitive serial killer Frank Breitkopf, he begins to feel burned out; the last straw occurs when Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner is suspended for two weeks by the team's b
American Idol (season 8)
The eighth season of American Idol premiered on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, concluded on May 20, 2009. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson continued to judge the show's contestants, along with Ryan Seacrest as host; the season introduced Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the Idol panel. It was Abdul's final season as a judge. Kris Allen, a native of Conway, was announced the winner of the competition on May 20, 2009, defeating runner-up Adam Lambert after nearly 100 million votes; this was the second season where both of the final two contestants had been in the bottom three or two at least once before the finale, with the first being season three. The eighth season saw numerous changes to the format of the show. There were 36 semi-finalists instead of 24, thirteen finalists instead of twelve, nine contestants chosen by the public and four by the judges in a wild card round. Another addition was the "save,", used on the top seven results show to veto Matt Giraud's elimination. Seven contestants from this season were signed to record deals.
The signed artists are Kris Allen, signed to 19 Entertainment/Jive Records. In addition to Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai, Michael Sarver, Mickey Guyton. Several changes were planned for season eight. Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly stated that Idol would feature fewer "William Hung-like" contestants and "funny auditions," and would move its focus to the potential singers during the earlier stages of the competition, thus moving the season at a faster pace. Mike Darnell, president of Fox's alternative programming, said the contestants would be more emotional and that viewers would learn more about them and their pasts than they had in the previous season. Songwriter and record producer Kara DioGuardi was added as a fourth judge on the panel, she had collaborated with Celine Dion, Hilary Duff, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Leona Lewis and Christina Aguilera, produced several Top 40 hits. As a songwriter, she had worked with several American Idol alumni and winners, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Archuleta and David Cook.
Meanwhile, Ken Warwick became the new executive producer, as Nigel Lythgoe had left the show to focus on So You Think You Can Dance and his new show with Simon Fuller, Superstars of Dance. Idol Gives Back was canceled for season 8, as the economic crisis and recession, left Idol officials uncomfortable asking financially struggling viewers to donate; the semifinals saw the biggest change as the wild card round returned for the first time since the third season. After voters picked three finalists from each of three groups of 12 semi-finalists, the judges selected eight of the eliminated 27 semifinalists to return and perform a song on the March 5, 2009, show, they were judged by the panel, instead of a vote with four advancing to the finals. Although the finals had been billed from the beginning of the season as a set of 12 contestants, the judges announced at the last minute that they would be advancing a fourth wild card/thirteenth contestant, Anoop Desai, as well; the eighth season marked the first time that auditions were conducted outside the United States, when the show traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to screen potential contestants.
Another change in the Idol format is judges' save, an element used in France's Nouvelle Star. The judges were given the power to exercise a veto on one eliminated contestant in the finals and spare them from elimination for that particular week; this can only be invoked up until the Final 5 The following week two contestants will be eliminated if the save is used because nobody is eliminated on the week that the save is used, except in eleventh and thirteenth seasons when only one contestant was eliminated. The save can only be used once per season and it must be unanimous; the new format change was revealed on March 11, 2009. The first recipient of the Judges' Save was Matt Giraud and the last was Qaasim Middleton; the twelfth season is the only season. Placings of the recipients have ranged from eighth place to runner-up; the judges' save retired after the fifteenth season. Auditions began July 17 the previous year, were held in the following cities: Contestants were required to be between the ages 16 and 28 on July 15, 2008 and eligible to work in the United States.
Contestants were ineligible if they had reached the semifinal in Season 1-3 and 7, or the top 44 from season 4 and 5, or top 40 from season 6. They were ineligible if they held current recording or management contracts or if they were not U. S. landed immigrants. One auditioner who received widespread publicity was Katrina Darrell known as "Bikini Girl", for auditioning in her bikini, she was cut in the group round. For this season, the Hollywood round moved from the Orpheum Theatre to the Kodak Theatre, used for the finale in seasons 1 and 3–6. In addition, the Hollywood round was extended to two weeks. In the first round, the 147 contestants each sang a short solo a cappella performance of any song; the next round had the remaining 107 contestants performing in groups of four. Group rounds had returned since season 6; the 72 contestants that passed group day performed one more solo song, this time accompanied by a band, before being narrowed down to 54. The final 54 went to the "judges' mansion" in Los Angeles for the final results, the Top 36 were announced.
Some contestants had a sing-off to determine who would enter the top 36. Lacey Brown, who lost in a sing-off with 9th placer
University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music
The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music is a performing arts college of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Multiple departments at CCM have ranked nationally among university programs for a graduate music degree, including its opera/voice program, its conducting program, french horn, music composition and drama programs. CCM holds the #2 spot on Playbill's list of "10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway"," behind New York University. In 2011, CCM was recognized as Ohio's first and only Center of Excellence in Music and Theatre Arts by the Ohio Board of Regents. CCM's dean is Stanley E. Romanstein, an alumnus who earned a master’s degree in choral conducting and PhD in musicology; the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music was formed in August 1955 from the merger of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, formed in 1867 as part of a girls' finishing school, the College of Music of Cincinnati, which opened in 1878. CCM was incorporated into the University of Cincinnati on August 1, 1962.
The college is sometimes still called the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music by various publications such as Playbills and performer biographies. CCM has an enrollment of about 1,500, with a even number of undergraduate and graduate students, it is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in Ohio, with nearly one thousand performances each academic year. Though most performances are free to University of Cincinnati students, CCM does not offer a music minor, most classes are restricted to students of the college, with the exception of a few music history, music theory and music appreciation classes. Completed in 1999, CCM Village was built at an overall cost of $93.2 million. Under the supervision of Henry Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, renovated structures were merged with new buildings, creating four overall centers: Mary Emery Hall, the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall and the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center; the last project for the CCM Village, Mary Emery Hall, was completed in 1999 and replaced an earlier Mary Emery Hall that housed practice rooms and classrooms.
The hall includes classrooms and faculty offices and performance labs, the Electronic Media Division, the Master Classroom and Werner Recital Hall. The three-tiered building's interior has an open face with glass balconies overlooking its atrium; the atrium connects Mary Emery Hall to Corbett Auditorium. Updated classrooms were added, each housing video projectors, computer connections and other equipment to facilitate instruction. Three practice pipe organs and one performance pipe organ as well as the World Music Lab and Early Music Labs are located on its third level. Named for its primary benefactors, Patricia and J. Ralph Corbett, the four level facility houses classrooms and studios for the Division of Opera, Musical Theatre, Arts Administration, Theatre Design and Production, Jazz Studies and Dance, it is the site of most of CCM's performance venues including Corbett Auditorium, Patricia Corbett Theatre, Cohen Family Studio Theatre and Watson Hall. Three full dance studios and numerous other rehearsal rooms adorn the ground floor level, as well as a centrally located scene shop.
Costume shops, make-up studios, design labs, offices occupy most of its second level. The lowest floor features Watson Recital Hall, as well as large classrooms used for orchestral rehearsals and lab style courses as well as jazz studios and performance labs; the Baur Room was added to the Corbett Center in 1999. It is an intimate room used for small receptions and student meetings, it was named in honor of Clara and Bertha Baur, the first two directresses of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Memorial Hall was converted from a women's dormitory in 1996 to a studio facility. Among its architectural features, gargoyles are found throughout the building's facade and sculptures acting as a memorial to World War One, such as planes, U-Boats and tanks, it has chamber music rehearsal rooms, reed-making rooms, computer music center and a small chamber performance room. The Dieterle Vocal Arts Center referred to as DVAC, was called Schmidlapp Hall, it was the university's gymnasium and athletic facility prior to the construction of the Armory Field House in 1954.
DVAC is now the center of nearly all choral and vocal activity at CCM. Voice studios, coaching studios, accompanying studios, choral rehearsal rooms are the main occupants of the building. Ralph J. Corbett Audio Production Center Lawrence A. Leser Newsroom Judy and Jim Van Cleave Multimedia Laboratory Jack and Joan Strader Radio Center Walter and Marilyn Bartlett Television Production Center The Nippert Rehearsal Studio, named for Louise Dieterle Nippert, was the site of the University of Cincinnati gymnasium and main basketball court from 1911 until 1951, its windows overlook Nippert Stadium. Now, the space acts as the main rehearsal hall for all of CCM's mainstage productions. In 2017, the five main performance halls participated in a ~$15M renovation. CCM's largest performance venue seating 640. Most of the choral, wind concerts, ballet and musical theatre productions take place there; the hall features a front-of-stage hydraulic system for conversion into an orchestral pit, a series of trap doors mid-stage, a hidden pipe organ and a large stage shell that can be used to toggle the space between acting as a concert hall and a theatre/opera house.
During the 2017 renovation, all seats and carpeting were replaced, the stage floor was rebuilt with a new trap door system, the electric grid was updated, a new lighting system was installed, all fly rails were automated by TAIT Towers. This 1971 construction seats 380, it hosts jazz concerts, ensemble p