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Liza Minnelli

Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. Best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret, she is famous for her energetic stage presence and her powerful mezzo-soprano singing voice, she is the daughter of Vincente Minnelli. Seeking theatrical work, Minnelli moved to New York City in 1961, where she began her career as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer and traditional pop music artist, she made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965, which marked the start of her lifelong collaboration with John Kander and Fred Ebb. They wrote, produced or directed many of Minnelli's future stage acts and TV shows and helped create her stage persona of a stylized survivor, including her career-defining performances of anthems of survival. Along with her roles on stage and screen, this persona and her style of performance added to Minnelli's status as an enduring gay icon.

Critically lauded for her early non-musical screen performances—especially The Sterile Cuckoo which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress—Minnelli rose to international stardom, starring in Cabaret and the Emmy Award-winning TV special Liza with a Z. Most of her following films—including Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Rent-a-Cop and Stepping Out —were panned by the critics and bombed at the box office, she had no more major movie hits except Arthur, she returned to Broadway on a number of occasions, including The Act, The Rink and Liza's at The Palace.... Worked on various television formats and has predominantly focused on music hall and nightclub performances since the late 1970s, her concert performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992 are recognized among her most successful. From 1988 to 1990, she toured with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event. Best known for her renditions of pop standards, Minnelli's early 1960s pop singles were produced to attract a young audience, her albums from 1968 to 1977 contained much of the contemporary singer-songwriter material.

In 1989, she ventured into the contemporary pop scene by collaborating with the Pet Shop Boys on the album Results. After a hiatus due to serious health problems, Minnelli returned to the concert stage in 2002 with Liza's Back and was an acclaimed guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between 2003 and 2013. Since the 2010s, she has avoided huge concert tours in favor of small retrospective performances. Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, in Hollywood, California, to Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, her parents named her after Ira Gershwin's song "Liza". Minnelli has a half-sister and half-brother, from Garland's marriage to Sid Luft, she has Christiane Nina Minnelli, from her father's second marriage. Minnelli's godparents were her husband William Spier, her first performing experience on film was at age three appearing in the final scene of the musical In the Good Old Summertime. In 1961 she moved to New York City, attending High School of Performing Arts and Chadwick School. During 1961, Minnelli was an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Massachusetts.

She played the part of Muriel in Take Me Along. She began performing professionally at age 17 in 1963 in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward, for which she received the Theatre World Award; the next year, her mother invited her to perform with her in concert at the London Palladium. Both concerts were released as an album, she attended Scarsdale High School for one year, starring in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank which went to Israel on tour. She turned to Broadway at 19, won her first Tony Award as a leading actress for Flora the Red Menace, it was the first time that she worked with the musical pair John Fred Ebb. Minnelli began as a nightclub singer as an adolescent, making her professional nightclub debut at the age of 19 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D. C; that same year she began appearing in other clubs and on stage in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. Her success as a live performer led to her record several albums for Capitol Records: Liza!

Liza!, It Amazes Me, There Is a Time. In her early years, she recorded traditional pop standards as well as show tunes from various musicals in which she starred; because of this fact, William Ruhlmann named her "Barbra Streisand's little sister". The Capitol albums Liza! Liza!, It Amazes Me, There Is A Time were reissued on the two-CD compilation The Capitol Years in 2001, in their entirety. From 1968 to the 1970s, she recorded her albums Liza Minnelli, Come Saturday Morning and New Feelin' for A&M Records, she released Tropical Nights on Columbia Records. In 1989, Minnelli collaborated with the Pet Shop Boys on an electronic dance-style album; the release hit the top 10 in the UK and charted in the U. S. spawning four singles: "Losing My Mind". That year, she performed "Losing My Mind" live at the Grammys Award ceremony before receiving a Grammy Legend Award. With this award, she became one of only 16 people—a list that includes composer Richard Rodgers

1988 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1988 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 8, 1988. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose seven electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president. Mississippi was won by incumbent United States Vice President George H. W. Bush of Texas, running against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as Vice President, Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Mississippi weighed in for this election as thirteen percentage points more Republican than the national average; the presidential election of 1988 was a partisan election for Mississippi, with 99 percent of the electorate voting for either the Democratic or Republican parties, although conservative pineywoods George County saw Ku Klux Klan member David Duke win his largest proportion nationally and saw the largest proportionate third-party vote of any county nationwide.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last presidential election where Jackson's populated Hinds County gave an absolute majority to the Republican candidate, although Bush would win a plurality in 1992 before the county turned solidly Democratic. During this election, the vast majority of counties in Mississippi voted Republican, except for the notable Democratic stronghold of counties bordering the Mississippi River itself, which tended to vote Democratic during this time; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Adams County, Kemper County, Washington County, Leflore County voted for a Republican presidential candidate. Bush won the election in Mississippi with a solid 20 point sweep-out landslide. During this election, Mississippi continued the trend of voting in par with its sister states in the Deep South, a trend which has continued unbroken since 1960. Though Mississippi tends to vote conservative, the election results in Mississippi for this year are reflective of a nationwide reconsolidation of base for the Republican Party, which took place through the 1980s.

Through the passage of some controversial economic programs, spearheaded by President Ronald Reagan, the mid-to-late 1980s saw a period of economic growth and stability. The hallmark for Reaganomics was, in part, the wide-scale deregulation of corporate interests, tax cuts for the wealthy. Dukakis ran on a liberal platform, advocated for higher economic regulation and environmental protection. Bush, ran on a campaign of continuing the social and economic policies of former President Reagan – which gained him much support with social conservatives and people living in rural areas. Additionally, while the economic programs passed under Reagan, furthered under Bush and Clinton, may have boosted the economy for a brief period, they are criticized by many analysts as "setting the stage" for economic troubles in the United State after 2007, such as the Great Recession. Gulf War Presidency of George H. W. Bush

Space Cadet (Family Guy)

"Space Cadet" is the ninth episode of the eleventh season and the 197th overall episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It aired on Fox in the United States on January 6, 2013, is written by Alex Carter and directed by Pete Michels. In the episode, after Chris gets sent to space camp, he realizes that it is more than he can handle and asks to come home, but while the Griffins are there to get him, they look inside a rocket, Stewie launches them into space. The Griffins find out; as they discuss him, he feels insulted when they do not believe he is smart. To boost Chris' self-esteem and Lois allow him to go to a camp of his choosing. However, Chris calls for his parents to come pick him up; when the Griffins arrive, Chris gives them a tour of the space shuttle before they leave and Stewie accidentally launches them into space. As they worry about being stuck in space, Chris thinks; as word spreads about their possible fate, the Griffins explore the shuttle. Mission Control radios that they can get them back but the signal is lost and Peter destroys the radio trying to fix it.

They try to land the shuttle themselves and Chris slows down the shuttle using what he learned in space camp. The shuttle spins out of control, but Chris manages to stabilize it by allowing the autopilot to engage, they land to the cheers of the center and Chris is proclaimed a hero for saving his family. The episode received a 3.6 rating and was watched by a total of 7.26 million people, this made it the second most watched show on Animation Domination that night, beating Bob's Burgers and American Dad! but losing to The Simpsons with 8.97 million. The episode was met with mixed reviews from critics. Kevin McFarland of The A. V. Club gave the episode a B–, saying "'Space Cadet' ends up being a appropriate title for a Family Guy episode that devolves into one too many cutaways unfocused and oblivious to the compelling emotional plotline it sets in motion." Carter Dotson of TV Fanatic gave the episode three out of five stars, saying "Still, despite the intelligent funny moments, this one just felt kind of off-kilter at times.

It was amusing, but ever made me laugh out loud, the moral of Chris not being so stupid after all could be seen coming from a mile away. Brian Williams was tragically underused in his cameo. You get a man with that kind of comedic timing, you gotta use him to his full abilities! Sadly, much like this episode, the execution just wasn’t there." The episode starts with a modified opening sequence from Monty Python's Flying Circus, featuring the "It's" man. When Peter and Lois visit Principal Shepherd about Chris' recent activities, he shows Peter a picture Chris claimed to have drawn of Bob Belcher from Bob's Burgers. Peter's TV hypnotizes him into talking about Breaking Bad and The Wire. After breaking the communication system, Peter tells the family to enter "Up, Up, Down, Right, Right, B, A, Start" to gain unlimited lives; this is a reference to the Konami Code. "Space Cadet" on IMDb "Space Cadet" at TV.com