The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart. Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985; the band's primary songwriters and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as touring bassist; the Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche, Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian McLagan, Chuck Leavell. The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s.
Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet, which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. is considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age." It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls and Tattoo You, the two best-sellers in their discography. During the 1980s, the band infighting curtailed their output and they only released two more underperforming albums and did not tour for the rest of the decade, their fortunes changed at the end of the decade, when they released Steel Wheels, promoted by a large stadium and arena tour, the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour.
Since the 1990s, new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour, Bridges to Babylon Tour, Licks Tour and A Bigger Bang. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone"; the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million, they have released 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US.
In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary; the band still continues to release albums to critical acclaim. S. and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. The band continues to sell out venues, they have been on their No Filter Tour since September, 2017 and will wrap up the tour with a North American leg over Summer 2019. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became childhood classmates in 1950 in Dartford, Kent; the Jagger family moved to Wilmington, five miles away, in 1954. In the mid-1950s, Jagger formed a garage band with his friend Dick Taylor. Jagger met Richards again on 17 October 1961 on platform two of Dartford railway station; the Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records. A musical partnership began shortly afterwards. Richards and Taylor met Jagger at his house; the meetings moved to Taylor's house in late 1961 where Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith joined the trio. In March 1962, the Blues Boys read about the Ealing Jazz Club in Jazz News newspaper, which mentioned Alexis Korner's rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated.
The group sent a tape of their best recordings to Korner, favourably impressed. On 7 April, they visited the Ealing Jazz Club where they met the members of Blues Incorporated, who included slide guitarist Brian Jones, keyboardist Ian Stewart and drummer Charlie Watts. After a meeting with Korner and Richards started jamming with the group. Jones, no longer in a band, advertised for bandmates in Jazz Weekly, while Stewart found them a practice space. Soon after, Jagger and Richards left Blues Incorporated to join Jones and Stewart; the first rehearsal included guitarist Geoff Bradford and vocalist Brian Knight, both of whom decided not to join the band. They objected to playing the Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs preferred by Jagger and R
George Finn is a Georgian-American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films LOL, Time Lapse and Tbilisi, I Love You George Finn was born as Giorgi Agiashvili in Tbilisi, Georgia into a family of writers and filmmakers, he moved to California at a young age. Films were the main focus in the family, Finn soon started to develop a desire to be a part of the industry. Finn first appeared in a recurring role, as Julian, on Unfabulous from 2004 until 2007, he has subsequently had many guest starring roles since appearing on Lincoln Heights, 90210, How I Met Your Mother, Cold Case, The Mentalist. Finn has had lead roles in several films directed by his brother, Nika Agiashvili, including The Harsh Life of Veronica Lambert, A Green Story and Tbilisi, I Love You, he starred as Chad in LOL alongside Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus, was one of the lead roles, portraying Jasper, in Time Lapse alongside Danielle Panabaker and Matt O'Leary. Finn is set to star as the lead in Agiashvili's film, The Short Happy Life of Butch Livingston, set for release in 2017.
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Mandate Pictures was a full-service film production and financing company acquired by Lionsgate in 2007. In 2005, Mandate Pictures was formed when the Los Angeles–based Senator International completed a management buyout from German indie giant Senator Entertainment AG. Joe Drake, Brian Goldsmith and Nathan Kahane became the sole proprietors of Mandate Pictures. At the time, the company was helmed by President Joe Drake, chief financial officer Brian Goldsmith, Nathan Kahane as the company's President of Motion Pictures, overseeing the daily creative operations of the new company. Mandate Pictures independently produced and financed feature films by leveraging international sales, while seeking out domestic distributors on a film by film basis. On September 10, 2007, the partners sold Mandate Pictures to Lionsgate, as part of that deal Kahane stayed on as President of Mandate Pictures while Mandate CEO Joe Drake became President of the Motion Picture Group and Co-Chief Operating Officer at Lionsgate.
After the acquisition, Mandate operated as an independent brand under Drake and Kahane, releasing commercial and independent films worldwide while retaining the creative autonomy and capital to finance, develop and produce theatrical films. In the spring of 2012, Drake and Kahane launched Good Universe, a new full-service motion picture financing and global sales company; the launch comes as the collaborators transition out of Lionsgate, opening its doors staffed and with films from the development slate at predecessor company Mandate Pictures. Good Universe will work with Lionsgate to complete a number of Mandate films and provide certain management and production services on a number of Mandate library properties. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Boogeyman Lords of Dogtown Stranger than Fiction The Grudge 2 The Messengers Rise: Blood Hunter Sleuth Juno Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay The Strangers Passengers Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Horsemen Drag Me to Hell Whip It Peacock The Switch 50/50 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Young Adult LOL Seeking A Friend for the End of the World Hope Springs This Is the End Paradise Mandate Pictures at IMDB
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River, its capital is Lansing, its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's largest metropolitan economies. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas; the Lower Peninsula is noted as shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan; the Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair; as a result, it is one of the leading U.
S. states for recreational boating. Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline; the area was first occupied by a succession of Native American tribes over thousands of years. Inhabited by Natives, Métis, French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France colony. After France's defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded this territory to the newly independent United States after Britain's defeat in the American Revolutionary War; the area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as a free one, it soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is known as the center of the U. S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country's three major automobile companies. While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, agriculture and high-tech industry; when the first European explorers arrived, the most populous tribes were Algonquian peoples, which include the Anishinaabe groups of Ojibwe, Odaawaa/Odawa, the Boodewaadamii/Bodéwadmi. The three nations co-existed peacefully as part of a loose confederation called the Council of Three Fires; the Ojibwe, whose numbers are estimated to have been between 25,000 and 35,000, were the largest. The Ojibwe were established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern and central Michigan, inhabited Ontario and southern Manitoba, Canada; the Ottawa lived south of the Straits of Mackinac in northern and southern Michigan, but in southern Ontario, northern Ohio and eastern Wisconsin.
The Potawatomi were in southern and western Michigan, in addition to northern and central Indiana, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, southern Ontario. Other Algonquian tribes in Michigan, in the south and east, were the Mascouten, the Menominee, the Miami, the Sac, the Fox; the Wyandot were an Iroquoian-speaking people in this area. French voyageurs and coureurs des bois settled in Michigan in the 17th century; the first Europeans to reach what became Michigan were those of Étienne Brûlé's expedition in 1622. The first permanent European settlement was founded in 1668 on the site where Père Jacques Marquette established Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as a base for Catholic missions. Missionaries in 1671–75 founded outlying stations at Saint Ignace and Marquette. Jesuit missionaries were well received by the area's Indian populations, with few difficulties or hostilities. In 1679, Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle built Fort Miami at present-day St. Joseph. In 1691, the French established a trading post and Fort St. Joseph along the St. Joseph River at the present-day city of Niles.
In 1701, French explorer and army officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or "Fort Pontchartrain on-the-Strait" on the strait, known as the Detroit River, between lakes Saint Clair and Erie. Cadillac had convinced King Louis XIV's chief minister, Louis Phélypeaux, Comte de Pontchartrain, that a permanent community there would strengthen French control over the upper Great Lakes and discourage British aspirations; the hundred soldiers and workers who accompanied Cadillac built a fort enclosing one arpent and named it Fort Pontchartrain. Cadillac's wife, Marie Thérèse Guyon, soon moved to Detroit, becoming one of the first European women to settle in what was considered the wilderness of Michigan; the town became a major fur-trading and shipping post. The Église de Saint-Anne was founded the same year. While the original building does not survive, the congregation remains active. Cadillac departed to serve as the French governor of Louisiana from 1710 to 1716.
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Jason Francesco Schwartzman is an American actor and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, he starred in other films, such as Spun, I Heart Huckabees, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Saving Mr. Banks. In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist, he releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, was the drummer of rock band Phantom Planet. Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, the son of actress Talia Shire and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. Schwartzman's brother is actor and musician Robert Schwartzman, his paternal half-siblings are Stephanie and cinematographer John Schwartzman. Many other members of Schwartzman's family are involved in film and entertainment: he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Anton Coppola.
His first cousin once removed, his father Jack's first cousin, is novelist and screenwriter Elliott B. Oppenheim, his paternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants, while his mother is Italian American and Catholic. He attended Windward School in West Los Angeles. Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in Wes Anderson's Rushmore in 1998. Prior to Rushmore, he had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000, Jason had a guest role in the short-lived series Geeks. In 2001, he starred in a film by his cousin Roman Coppola. In 2002, he in 2003 starred in Spun. In 2004, he starred in I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl in 2005, he appeared in various television shows, such as Cracking Up. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI. Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Ringo Starr in the biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In 2009, he appeared as a C-list television star, in Funny People.
He voiced the role of Ash Fox in Wes Anderson's animated film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which he described as, "the best movie I’ve been a part of." He starred in the HBO show Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist. In 2009, he starred in The Marc Pease Experience. In 2010, he played Gideon Graves in the film Scott Pilgrim vs; the World, the movie adaptation of the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley. In 2011, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Vincent van Gogh in the Beastie Boys short film Fight for Your Right Revisited. In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the television show Peele. In 2014 he played himself in the lead role of the Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories episode "The Endorsement." Prior to acting, Schwartzman was a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band, music remains one of his passions, he appeared in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy, contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep.
In 2007, he created. The first album, entitled Nighttiming, was produced by Michael Einziger and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola; the album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. His second album, was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. Schwartzman performed the theme song for Bored to Death, he has written tracks for Smallville and Slackers. Schwartzman played the drums on Phoenix's rendition of The Beach Boys' song "Alone on Christmas Day" in 2015; the song was featured in A Very Murray Christmas. Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is an design director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX in Los Angeles. Schwartzman describes himself as "basically a vegan" as he does not eat dairy, or eggs, he narrated a video: The Environmental Impacts of Our Food, for Farm Sanctuary. He has Marlowe Rivers and Una. Coconut Records is an indie pop musical solo project by Schwartzman, which began in 2006; the debut album, was released on Schwartzman’s Young Baby Records in 2007.
The album had musical contributions by members of Incubus, as well as appearances by actresses Zooey Deschanel and Kirsten Dunst and Schwartzman's brother Robert. Coconut Records' second release, was released in January, 2009. Schwartzman's work has been featured in many films and television programs. In 2009, he composed the theme song to his HBO series Bored to Death, in which he starred, under his Coconut Records title; that same year, he contributed to the film score to the film Funny People with composer Michael Andrews. The original soundtrack is downloadable, as well as available in vinyl LP, on Coconut Records' official Cinder Block store, his song, "Microphone" was featured in the 2012 coming of age comedy, LOL. Schwartzman has said in various interviews during South by Southwest that he is writing new material for Coconut Records and will be recording in the next year. Microphone Bored to Death - theme of the HBO show "West Coast" is played in the movie Cloverfield
Ashley Michele Greene is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels. Greene was born in Florida, she is the daughter of Michele, who works in insurance, Joe Greene, a former U. S. Marine who now owns his own concrete business, she grew up in Middleburg and Jacksonville, went to University Christian School before transferring to Wolfson High School when she was in tenth grade. She moved to California, at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. Greene has an older brother named Joe, she planned to become a model, but was told that she was not tall enough at 5 feet 5 inches to be a fashion model and should instead focus on acting in commercials. After taking commercial and acting class, she fell in love with acting and realized that she preferred it over modeling. Greene moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Early in her career, she appeared as a guest on such television programs, as Punk'd and Crossing Jordan.
Greene's big break started in 2008 when she was cast as Alice Cullen in The Twilight Saga series of films, which are based on the novel series of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. The series consists of the films Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which were released in 2008, 2009, 2010, as well as the Breaking Dawn films, which consist of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which were released in 2011 and 2012. Greene portrayed Michelle Burkham in the drama film Skateland, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, she reunited with her Twilight co-star Kellan Lutz in the movie A Warrior's Heart, starred in thriller film Summer's Blood and the Dark Castle Entertainment horror film The Apparition. In 2013, Greene starred in the historical film CBGB about the former Manhattan music club with the same name. Greene became engaged to Australian television announcer Paul Khoury in December 2016, they were married on July 2018 at San Jose, California.
Greene is a good friend of her Twilight co-stars Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone, whom she knew before filming of the series began. Greene has stated that she is a Florida Gators fan, she was seen attending a Green Bay Packers game against the New York Giants with then-boyfriend Joe Jonas and Jessica Szohr at Lambeau Field in 2010. In 2009, nude self-portraits of Greene were leaked onto the internet, her attorneys threatened to sue various websites. Appearing nude in a bodypainted bikini, Greene posed for SoBe advertisements that ran in the 2010 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In 2010, Greene received "The Style Icon Award" at Hollywood Life’s Young Hollywood Awards, as well as an award from the PETA foundation for representing Avon and their no testing on animals policy. Ashley Greene on Twitter Ashley Greene on IMDb
Austin Nichols is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is known for his roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon, he starred as John Monad in the HBO drama series John from Cincinnati, portrayed Spencer Monroe in the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead. Nichols was born in Ann Arbor and moved to Austin, Texas before his first birthday, he was named after producers of Wild Turkey bourbon. His father, David Nichols, is a radiologist, his mother, was a professional trick water skier. Kay was an international champion once, he has Ashley. Nichols attended Casis Elementary School. Nichols began competitive water skiing from the age of two, he represented the United States junior water ski team in the Pan-American Championships in 1997, was on the United States junior Olympic water skiing team. At age thirteen, he was ranked third in the world. Nichols had intended to become a professional water skier until he injured his shoulder in Florida, was forced to give up the sport.
While at McCallum High School in Austin, he played basketball but was "absolutely awful". Nichols' interest in acting was sparked when he began to take acting lessons, he moved to Los Angeles after high school. His acting career began when he gate-crashed a party at the Sundance Film Festival and was signed by a manager. Nichols wished to attend the University of Texas, but moved to Los Angeles after his signing and enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Although Nichols had guest appearances in Sliders, Odd Man Out, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Family Law, Watching Ellie, Wolf Lake before his graduation, his big break came in 2002 when he appeared as Brenda Chenowith's lover in two episodes of Six Feet Under, he had appeared in two films, Durango Kids in 1999 and Holiday in the Sun in 2001. In his first critically successful film role, Nichols starred as a stereotypical "frat boy" in The Utopian Society, a 2003 independent film directed by John P. Aguirre, which won several awards and some critical acclaim.
One critic wrote that Nichols "transforms himself from a cardboard jock and frat boy caricature to a likeable vulnerable human being with surprising sensibilities." Aguirre commended Nichols as a "stellar talent" able to play his character "with total abandon to self ego". In 2004, Nichols was cast as J. D. an intelligent rich kid and romantic rival to Jake Gyllenhaal's main character in the environmental blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow. The film was a box office success. In 2004, he appeared in Wimbledon, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany; the film was well received by critics, though it was only a mild success at the U. S. box office. Nichols' acting as Jake Hammond, an arrogant tennis pro, was described as "effectively unlikeable". For the role, Nichols had to learn tennis from scratch. Cash observed, "It's as good as anybody's on the circuit. I swear to God, he hits it like a bullet. He's our star pupil." By the end of their training and Bettany were able to have rallies and play points, although some of their more intricate exchanges were computer generated.
After this success, Nichols had a minor role in an obscure and panned 2005 film, Thanks to Gravity. Nichols followed this with short guest spots on episodes of Pasadena and Surface, before being cast in a successful 2006 film, Glory Road. Glory Road, directed by James Gartner and starring Josh Lucas, is a film based on the true story of the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, in which Coach Don Haskins led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history. Nichols played one of the few white players on the team; the film received mixed reviews. Nichols' next film was the 2006 thriller The House of Usher, directed by Hayley Cloake, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, he played the disturbed Roderick Usher, described by Nichols as a "twisted, terminally ill, fucked-up guy". The House of Usher was released in September 2007. Nichols portrayed Neal Cassady, with Will Estes as Jack Kerouac, in the short film Luz del mundo. In April 2006, Nichols guest starred in an HBO Western series.
Shortly afterward, Nichols signed a holding deal with HBO. In August of that year, Nichols was cast as the lead in a new series, John From Cincinnati, a surfing drama created by David Milch, who produced Deadwood; the series began airing in June 2007, but was cancelled after one season due to poor ratings and mixed critical reviews. Nichols played John Monad, a stranger who appears in a quiet surfing town. Nichols practiced every day for three months for this role. In 2007, Nichols appeared in a few episodes of the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights, before being cast as Julian Baker in The CW's teen drama One Tree Hill, he was upgraded to series regular for the seventh season. He directed two episodes of the series including the seventh episode of the last season. In 2013, Austin landed the role of Tommy Wheeler in the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Nichols had a recurring role as Spencer Monroe in AMC's horror series The Walking Dead, before being promoted to a series regular, he will recur as Sam Loomis in the fifth and final season of A&E's dra