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Shania Twain

Shania Twain, OC, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time, her success garnered her several honorific titles including the "Queen of Country Pop". Raised in Timmins, Twain pursued singing and songwriting from a young age before signing with Mercury Nashville Records in the early 1990s, her self-titled debut studio album saw little commercial success upon release in 1993. After collaborating with producer and husband Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Twain rose to fame with her second studio album, The Woman in Me, which brought her widespread success, it sold 20 million copies worldwide, spawned successful singles such as "Any Man of Mine", earned her a Grammy Award. Her third studio album, Come On Over, became the best-selling studio album of all time by a female act in any genre and the best-selling country album, selling nearly 40 million copies worldwide.

Come On Over produced twelve singles, including "You're Still the One", "From This Moment On" and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!", earned Twain four Grammy Awards. Her fourth studio album, Up!, was certified Diamond in the United States. In 2004, Twain entered a hiatus, revealing years that diagnoses with Lyme disease and dysphonia led to a weakened singing voice. In 2011, she chronicled her vocal rehabilitation on the OWN miniseries Why Not? with Shania Twain, released her first single in six years, "Today Is Your Day", published an autobiography, From This Moment On. Twain returned to performing the following year with an exclusive concert residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Shania: Still the One, which ran until 2014. In 2015, she launched the North American Rock This Country Tour, billed as her farewell tour. Twain released her first studio album in 15 years in 2017, embarked on the Shania Now Tour in 2018. Twain has received five Grammy Awards, 27 BMI Songwriter Awards, stars on Canada's Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

According to the RIAA she is the only female artist in history to have three albums certified Diamond by the RIAA. and is the sixth best-selling female artist in the United States. Altogether, Twain is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, on August 28, 1965, to Sharon and Clarence Edwards, she has two sisters and Carrie Ann. Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother moved to Timmins, with her daughters. Sharon married Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa from the nearby Mattagami First Nation, they had son Mark together. Jerry adopted the girls and changed their surname to Twain; when Mark was a toddler and Sharon adopted Jerry's baby nephew Darryl when his mother died. Because of Twain's connection to Jerry, the media have incorrectly reported that she is of Ojibwe descent; when questioned as to why she chose not to publicly acknowledge Edwards as her father for years, Twain stated: My father went out of his way to raise three daughters that weren't his.

For me to acknowledge another man as my father, a man, never there for me as a father, who wasn't the one who struggled everyday to put food on our table, would have hurt him terribly. We were a family. Step-father, step-brothers, we never used that vocabulary in our home. To have referred to him as my step-father would have been the worst slap across the face to him. Shania holds a status card and is on the official band membership list of the Temagami First Nation. In 1991, the singer was offered a recording contract in Nashville and applied for immigration status into the United States. At that time, by virtue of her stepfather Jerry Twain being a full-blooded Ojibwe and the rights guaranteed to Native Americans in the Jay Treaty, Shania became registered as having 50 percent Native American blood. Twain has said that as a child she was told by her mother that her biological father was part Cree, a claim his family denies, her confirmed ancestry includes English and Irish. Through a maternal great-grandmother, she is a descendant of French carpenter Zacharie Cloutier.

Her Irish maternal grandmother, Eileen Pearce, emigrated from County Kildare. Twain has said, her parents earned little money and food was scarce in their household. Twain did not confide her situation to school authorities, her mother and stepfather's marriage was stormy at times, from a young age she witnessed violence between them. Her mother struggled with bouts of depression. In mid-1979, while Jerry was at work, at Twain's insistence, her mother drove the rest of the family 420 miles south to a Toronto homeless shelter for assistance. Sharon returned to Jerry with the children in 1981. In Timmins, Twain started singing at bars at the age of eight to try to help pay her family's bills. Although she expressed a dislike for singing in those bars, Twain believes that this was her own kind of performing-arts school on the road, she has said of the ordeal, "My deepest passion was music and it helped. There were moments when I thought,'I hate this.' I hated being with drunks. But I loved the music and so I survived."

Twain wrote her first songs at the age of 10, "Is Love a Rose" and "Just Like the Storybooks," which were rhyming fairy tales. She states that the art of creating, of actually

Shintetsu Ao Line

The Ao Line is a commuter railway line in Hyōgo Prefecture, operated by the Kobe Electric Railway. It connects Kobe with Ono; the line is 29.2 km long, extending from Suzurandai in Kita-ku to Ao, where the line connects with the West Japan Railway Company Kakogawa Line, although all trains continue past Suzurandai to Shinkaichi via the Shintetsu Arima Line and Kobe Rapid Railway Namboku Line. The Miki Electric Railway Co. opened the Suzurandai - Hirono Golf-jo-mae on 28 December 1936. DMUs operated until the section was electrified the following year and extended to Miki Uenomaru, with the extension to Miki opening in 1938. In 1947 the company merged with the Kobe Electric Railway Co. which extended the line to Ono on 28 December 1951, from Ono to Ao on 10 April 1952. The Nishi-Suzurandai - Aina section was duplicated in 1982, the Kizu - Oshibedani section was duplicated between 1979 and 1989. Miki station - The Miki Railway Miki Line operated between 1917 and 2008. S indicates that the service stops at the station | indicates that the service skips the station This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia

2013 Cavan Senior Football Championship

The Cavan Senior Football Championship is an annual Gaelic Athletic Association club competition between the top Cavan Gaelic football clubs. It was first competed for in 1888; the winners get the Oliver Plunkett Cup and qualifies to represent their county in the Ulster Club Championship and in turn, go on to the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. Cornafean have won the most titles; the 2012 senior football champions were Mullahoran who defeated Kingscourt Stars after a replay in the 2012 decider. Cavan at C l ubGAA Official Cavan GAA Website

Richard H. Taylor

Richard Hamilton Taylor was a quartermaster serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery. Taylor was born in Staunton and joined the navy, he was stationed aboard the USS Nipsic as a quartermaster when, on March 16, 1889 a hurricane overwhelmed the ship while it was moored in Apia, Samoa. For his actions received the Medal of Honor March 20, 1905, he is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Massachusetts. His grave can be found in the Pine Grove section, grave 821. Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U. S. Navy. Born: 1871, Virginia. Accredited to: Virginia. G. O. No.: 157, 20 April 1904. Citation: Serving on board the U. S. S. Nipsic, Taylor displayed gallantry during the hurricane at Apia, Samoa, 16 March 1889. List of Medal of Honor recipients during peacetime "Richard H. Taylor". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved October 2, 2010

1988 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1988 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament was the 14th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champions of National Collegiate Athletic Association men's Division III collegiate basketball in the United States. Held during March 1988, the field included thirty-two teams and the final championship rounds were contested at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ohio Wesleyan defeated 92 -- 70, to claim their first NCAA Division III national title. 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 1988 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament 1988 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament 1988 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

She Lyin'

She Lyin' is the second studio album by American blues singer Skip James, recorded in 1964 and released in 1993. It was recorded for Takoma Records and was James' first recording since his rediscovery in 1964. After an early career of performing and recording for the Paramount label in the 1930s, James recorded nothing and drifted in and out of music unknown. In 1964, blues enthusiasts John Fahey, Bill Barth and Henry Vestine found him in a hospital in Tunica, Mississippi; the "rediscovery" of both James and of Son House at the same moment was the start of the "blues revival" in America. Fahey and his partner in Takoma Records, ED Denson, signed James to a recording contract. Along with Barth, they arranged for sessions with sound engineer Gene Rosenthal in Rosethal's basement studio in Silver Spring, Maryland. Due to legal issues concerning the rights to the songs, the recording was not released by Takoma and in 1971 Fahey sold the record to Rosenthal; the studio sessions are supplemented in this release with live performance recordings made by Rosenthal at the Ontario Place Coffee House in Washington, D.

C. during the same period. Although James was not covered as as other rediscovered musicians, the British rock band, Cream's version of "I'm So Glad" provided him the only windfall of his career. Cream based their version on James's simplified 1960s recording, instead of the faster, more intricate 1931 original. Deep Purple covered "I'm So Glad" on Shades of Deep Purple. In his review for Allmusic, Ron Wynn called the newly re-discovered James "still capable of playing entrancing, dynamic music, but was much less consistent and not as striking a vocalist" and the release in general "just as solid as the albums James recorded for Columbia during the same period." All songs written by Skip James except. "All Night Long" – 1:20 "Broke and Hungry" – 1:46 "I'm So Glad" – 2:54 "Bad Whiskey" – 1:32 "Cypress Grove Blues" – 4:02 "Catfish Blues" – 5:02 "Goin' Away to Stay" – 2:26 "Crow Jane" – 2:05 "Devil Got My Woman" – 3:09 "She Lyin'" – 1:12 "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" – 2:16 "Drunken Spree" – 3:32 "Black Gal" – 3:15 "Illinois Blues" – 3:00 "Worried Blues" – 3:27 "Look Down the Road" – 2:57 Skip James – vocals, pianoProduction notes: John Fahey – producer Bill Barth – producer ED Denson – producer Gene Rosenthal – producer, compilation producer, mixing, digital editing, photography George Mitchell – digital editing Dan Doyle – compilation producer Dick Bangham – art direction, design Linda Gibbon – artwork, graphic design Jim Marshall – photography Richard K. Spottswood – liner notes Larry Hoffman – liner notes