Karpathos Carpathos, is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Together with the neighboring smaller Saria Island it forms the municipality of Karpathos, part of the Karpathos regional unit; because of its remote location, Karpathos has preserved many peculiarities of dress and dialect, the last resembling those of Crete and Cyprus. The island has been called Carpathus in Latin and Scarpanto in Italian; the island is located about 47 kilometres southwest of Rhodes, in the part of the Mediterranean, called the Carpathian Sea. The Sea of Crete, a sub-basin of the Mediterranean Sea, has its eastern limit defined by the island of Karpathos. Karpathos' highest point is Mt. Lastos, at 1,215 metres. Karpathos comprises 10 villages. Pigadia, the capital and main port of the island, is located in the southeast of the island; the capital is surrounded by the villages of Menetes, Aperi, Volada and Pyles. In the north Mesochori and Olympos. There are two ports, in the north of the island next to Olympos named Diafani.

The island Saria was once united with Karpathos. Saria preserves many important antiquities; the weather station of Karpathos alongside Ierapetra holds Greece's highest annual mean temperature, 20.1 °C. The present municipality Karpathos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 2 former municipalities, that became municipal units: Karpathos OlymposThe municipality has an area of 324.800 km2, the municipal unit 219.924 km2. The island of Karpathos was in both ancient and medieval times connected with Rhodes, its current name is mentioned, in Homer's Iliad as Krapathos. Apollonius of Rhodes, in his epic Argonautica, made it a port of call for the Argonauts travelling between Libya and Crete; the island is mentioned by Diodorus who claims it was a colony of the Dorians, Pomponius Mela, Pliny the Elder, Strabo. The Karpathians sided with Sparta in the Peloponnesian War in 431 BCE and lost their independence to Rhodes in 400 BCE. In 42 BCE, the island fell to Rome.

After the division of the Roman Empire in 395 CE, the island became part of the Eastern Roman Empire. Of its Christian bishops, the names are known of Olympius, a supporter of Nestorius, Mennas, Ioannes and Philippus. In the 14th century, the island was a see of the Latin Church, four of whose bishops bore the name Nicolaus. No longer a residential bishopric, Karpathos is today listed by the Catholic Church as an archiepiscopal titular see. In 1304, Karpathos was given as fief to the Genoese corsairs Andrea and Lodovico Moresco, but in 1306 it fell to Andrea Cornaro, a member of the Venetian Cornaro family; the Cornaro controlled Karpathos until 1538, when it passed into the possession of the Ottoman Turks. During the Greek War of Independence from 1821 to 1822, the island rebelled, but afterwards it fell again under the Ottoman rule. In 1835, Sultan Mahmud II conceded to the island the privilege of the Maktu tax system; the Ottoman rule ended on 12 May 1912, when the Italians occupied the island, together with the whole Dodecanese, during the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12.

On that day, sailors from the Regia Marina ship Vittorio Emanuele and the destroyer Alpino landed in Karpathos. With the Treaty of Lausanne, Karpathos joined the other islands of the Dodecanese in the Italian possession of the Italian Aegean Islands, was ceded by Italy to Greece with the Paris Peace Treaties of 1947; the island formally joined the Kingdom of Greece on 7 March 1948, together with the other Dodecanese islands. In the late 1940s and 1950s, due to the economic problems after World War II, a number of Karpathians emigrated to the U. S. eastern seaboard cities. Karpathos today has a significant Greek-American constituency who have returned to their island and invested heavily. Inhabitants of the mountains to the north are more traditional. Karpathos Island National Airport, with its large runway, is located on the south side. Karpathos is connected to the mainland via ferries and airplanes; the ferries provide transport to and from Piraeus. Scheduled domestic flights connect the island with Rhodes, Kasos and Athens daily.

Additionally, charter flights from various European cities are scheduled during the high season. Within the island, cars are the preferred mode of transportation; the port, the airport, the main villages and other popular locations are connected by an adequate system of municipal roads, most of which are paved. During the summer months, small private boats depart from Pigadia to various locations daily, including Olympos and some inaccessible beaches. Fixed-rate taxis and municipal buses are available all year long; the island's 2011 census population was 6,226 inhabitants. This number more than doubles in the summer months as many Karpathian expatriates come to the island for their vacation with their families. Taking into consideration the number of tourists that visit, there can be up to 20,000 people on the island during the summer months; the population density is greatest during the 15th of August due to the Panagias festival, considered the most important festival on the island. Individuals travel

Rising Production

This article is about the Japanese talent agency. For the defunct CD-i video game developer of the Netherlands, see The Vision Factory. Rising Production is a Japanese talent agency, it works with musical talent, but has branched out in recent years to include actors and comedians. It was founded by Tetsuo Taira in 1984 under the name Rising Productions. However, the company changed its name to Freegate Promotions and now present, Vision Factory, after Taira was indicted and sent to prison for tax evasion in 2001; the company came into prominence after the widespread successes of musical acts Namie Amuro, MAX, Speed and Da Pump in the mid to late 1990s. Nao Asahi Manami Higa Yukari Taki Official website Palette, a subsidiary of Vision Factory

Strangers in the Night

"Strangers in the Night" is a song credited to Ivo Robić and Bert Kaempfert with English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. Kaempfert used it under the title "Beddy Bye" as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed; the song was made famous in 1966 by Frank Sinatra, although it was given to Melina Mercouri, who thought that a man's vocals would better suit the melody and therefore declined to sing it. Reaching #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart, it was the title song for Sinatra's 1966 album Strangers in the Night, which became his most commercially successful album; the song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. Sinatra's recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist for Ernie Freeman at the Grammy Awards of 1967. In an interview, Avo Uvezian gave an account of the story behind "Strangers in the Night", stating that he composed the song for Frank Sinatra while in New York at the request of a mutual friend who wanted to introduce the two.

He wrote the melody after which someone else put in the lyrics and the song was titled "Broken Guitar". He presented the song to Sinatra a week but Sinatra did not like the lyrics, so they were rewritten and the song was renamed and became known as "Strangers in the Night"; when asked about why someone else was claiming the song, Uvezian went on to say that since Kaempfert was a friend of his and in the industry, he asked him to publish the German version in Germany so the two could split the profits, since Uvezian did not feel he would get paid for his work on the song in the US. Uvezian stated that when he gave the music to Kaempfert the song had been renamed and lyrics revised. Uvezian stated that Kaempfert gave him a letter acknowledging Uvezian as the composer, it is sometimes claimed that Croatian singer Ivo Robić was the original composer of "Strangers in the Night," and that he sold the rights to Kaempfert after entering it without success in a song contest in Yugoslavia. This has not been substantiated.

Robić—often referred to as "Mr. Morgen" for his 1950s charts success with Morgen, created in collaboration with Bert Kaempfert—was rather the singer of the Croatian-language version of the song, called "Stranci u Noći."It was published in 1966 by the Yugoslav record company Jugoton under the serial number EPY-3779. On the label of the record, B. Kaempfert and M. Renota are stated as authors, wherein Marija Renota is the creator of the Croatian lyrics; the original composition of "Strangers" was under the title "Beddy Bye"—referring to the lead character William Beddoes—as an instrumental for the score of the movie A Man Could Get Killed. The phrase "Strangers in the Night" was created after the composition, when New York music publishers Roosevelt Music requested that lyricists Snyder and Singleton—fresh off "Spanish Eyes," composed by Kaempfert of "Moon Over Naples" fame—put some words to the tune. "Stranci u Noći" is a literal translation of this phrase. In an interview on Croatian TV with a renowned Croatian composer Stjepan Mihaljinec Ivo Robic stated that he had composed a song Ta ljetna noć and sent it to a festival in former Yugoslavia, where it was rejected.

He sang a first few tunes from that song, identical to the first few tunes from Strangers in the Night. He added that Bert Kaempfert “composed” for him that same song, which became known as Strangers in the Night. In 1967 French composer Michel Philippe-Gérard established a claim that the melody of "Strangers" was based on his composition "Magic Tango", published in 1953 through Chappells in New York. Royalties from the song were thus frozen until a court in Paris ruled in 1971 against plagiarism, stating that many songs were based on similar constant factors; the track was recorded on April 1966, one month before the rest of the album. Hal Blaine was the drummer on the record and Glen Campbell played rhythm guitar. At the session an angry Sinatra turned on Campbell, brought in at the last moment. Campbell did not know the song and faked his way through the first take while listening to the tune, making a mistake in the process. Sinatra was used to recording in a single take, when told he would have to sing it again, he glared at Campbell and shouted, "Is that guy with us or is he sleeping?".

One of the most memorable and recognizable features of the record is Sinatra's scat improvisation of the melody with the syllables "doo-be-doo-be-doo" as the song fades to the end. For the CD Nothing but the Best, the song was remastered and the running time is 2:45 instead of the usual 2:35; the extra ten seconds is just a continuation of Sinatra's scat singing. Sinatra despised the song, calling it at one time "a piece of shit" and "the worst fucking song that I have heard." He was not afraid to voice his disapproval of playing. In spite of his contempt for the song, for the first time in 11 years he had a #1 hit, it remained on the charts for 15 weeks. "Strangers in the Night" was covered by many other artists, among them: Nancy Sinatra, live version on The Ed Sullivan Show, not available on any of Nancy's albums Eric Clapton used part of the melody for the first solo in "Sunshine of Your Love" at Knebworth'90 Steven Maglio recorded the song for his 2015 album, Sinatra en Bossa Nova Deana Martin recorded “Strangers In The Night” on her 2016 album Swing Street Aerosmith on their Live!

Bootleg album as an instrumental cover Marc Almond released a version on his album Stardom Road in 2007 Peter Baumann