Power of Love (Deee-Lite song)
"Power of Love" is a 1990 single written and performed by Deee-Lite. The single was the second release from the group's World Clique album. Overseas, "Power of Love" peaked at #19 in New Zealand, #21 in Ireland and #25 in the UK. On the US charts, the single went to #54 on the Hot R&B charts and #47 on the Hot 100. On US dance chart, along with the track, "Build the Bridge", "Power of Love" was the group's second number one, where it remained at the top for two weeks; the vocals from the single would be used in another single that reached number one on Billboard's Club Songs Chart in 1991, "Deep In My Heart" by Clubhouse featuring Carl. List of number-one dance singles of 1991
In Christian theology, Charity is considered as one of the seven virtues and is understood by Thomas Aquinas as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God". He holds it as "the most excellent of the virtues". Further, Aquinas holds that "the habit of charity extends not only to the love of God, but to the love of our neighbor"; the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines "charity" as "the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God". The phrase Deus caritas est from 1 John 4:8—or Θεὸς ἀγάπη ἐστίν in the original Greek is translated in the King James Version as: "God is love", in the Douay-Rheims bible as: "God is charity". Thomas Aquinas does not equate charity with "love", which he holds as a passion, not a virtue; the King James Version uses both the words charity and love to translate the idea of caritas/ἀγάπη: sometimes it uses one sometimes the other, for the same concept. Most other English translations, both before and since, do not.
Love can have other meanings in English, but as used in the New Testament it always refers to the virtue of caritas. Many times when charity is mentioned in English-language bibles, it refers to "love of God", a spiritual love, extended from God to man and reflected by man, made in the image of God, back to God. God gives man the power to act as God acts, man reflects God's power in his own human actions towards others. One example of this movement is "charity shall cover the multitude of sins". "The practice of charity brings us to act toward ourselves and others out of love alone because each person has the dignity of a beloved child of God." Charity is held to be the ultimate perfection of the human spirit, because it is said to both glorify and reflect the nature of God. Confusion can arise from the multiple meanings of the English word "love"; as other theological virtues, Charity is divinely infused into the soul. According to Aquinas, charity is an absolute requirement for happiness, which he holds as man's last goal.
Charity has two parts: love of God and love of man, which includes both love of one's neighbor and one's self. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places the greater emphasis on Charity. "So faith, love remain, these three. He describes it as: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal, and though I have the gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries, all knowledge. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, though I give my body to be burned, have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail. For we know in part, we prophesy in part, but when that, perfect is come that, in part shall be done away.... And now abideth faith, charity, these three; the fruits of charity are joy and mercy. In December 2005, Pope Benedict XVI issued the encyclical Deus caritas est, in which he discussed "... the love which God lavishes upon us and which we in turn must share with others."
Charity Great Commandment The six other Heavenly Virtues Chastity Diligence Humility Kindness Patience Temperance Love for enemies Loving-kindness and similar or related concepts: Agape – a Greek word with meanings of "loving-kindness" or "love" Chesed – a similar Hebrew term, given the association of kindness and love Mettā – a Pāli word glossed as "loving-kindness" and "friendliness" Seven Deadly Sins Virtue Altruism John Bossy, Christianity in the West 1400–1700, 168. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Love". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Summa Theologica "Second Part of the Second Part" See Questions 23-46
Harry and the Potters and the Power of Love
Harry and the Potters and the Power of Love, or Power of Love, is the third studio album by indie rock band Harry and the Potters, released on July 4, 2006. The album was inspired by the sixth novel in the Harry Potter book series. In early 2006, Harry and the Potters departed from their DIY home recording and sought a studio for their Scarred for Life EP. In the same year, they returned to home recording with the Power of Love but with a bigger sound and with the assistance recording veteran Kevin Micka; this time the band was joined by other musicians. Together, they recorded the album at an old house in Cambridge, MA called April Fog, the basement of Norwood High School, the DeGeorge family living room, "at old piano teacher's house."When the recording sessions for the album were finished, the band had several songs that were left off of the final pressing, including "New Wizard Anthem" and a new recording of "My Teacher is a Werewolf," which had appeared on their second album. Paul DeGeorge explained that the band had wanted "New Wizard Anthem" to be a hidden track in the pregap of the album, but the CD manufacturer was unable to do this, thus it was left off the album.
The two songs were released on the compilation album Priori Incantatem. Critical reception to Harry and the Potters and the Power of Love has been positive. Melissa Anelli, the webmistress of the popular fansite The Leaky Cauldron, wrote positively about the album's most popular song, "Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas," stating that "no show would be complete without a performance of it" and that "it's'Free Bird'." All tracks written except where noted. Paul DeGeorge - Vocals, baritone saxophone and melodica Joe DeGeorge - Vocals, tenor saxophone and theremin Ernie Kim - Drums, Gang vocals on "New Wizard Anthem" Brian Church - Bass Juliet Nelson - Cello on "Dumbledore" and "Phoenix Song" Jeanie Lee - Violin on "Dumbledore" and "Phoenix Song" Kevin Micka - Guitar Solo on "New Wizard Anthem", gang vocals on "New Wizard Anthem" Sean McCarthy - Audio feedback on " The Monkey Suit" Catherine DeGeorge - Whistling on "In Which Draco Malfoy Cries Like a Baby" Devin King, Mike Gintz, Farhad Ebrahimi, Steeve Mike - Gang vocals Recorded at April Fog, Cambridge, MA, Norwood High School Basement, DeGeorge Family Living Room, Norwood, MARecorded by Kevin Micka Produced by Harry and the Potters Design by Georg Pedersen Bibliography
(You Got) The Power of Love
The Everly Brothers recorded " The Power of Love", written by Delaney Bramlett and Joey Cooper, in Hollywood on February 3, 1966. Session artists included Larry Knechtel, Jim Gordon and Hal Blaine. Released by Warner Brothers as a single in April 1966, this rock and roll tune was a cohesive effort and remains a favorite today; the song featured on the In Our Image album subsequently released by Warner Brothers, one of a trio of albums regarded by Don Everly as the best they recorded for the Warner Brothers label, the other two being Rock N Soul and Beat N Soul. It was recorded by Nancy Wilson on a Capitol single that year
The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News song)
"The Power of Love" is a 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News, written for and featured in the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future. It gave the band their first number-one hit on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and their second number-one hit on the U. S. Top Rock Tracks chart and as a Double-A side was just outside the top ten on the British Singles Chart, where it appeared on UK editions of the band's fourth studio album, Fore!. The song appears early in Back to the Future as Marty McFly skateboards to school. In the film, McFly and his band play a hard rock version of the song for a Battle of the Bands audition and when Marty returns to his neighborhood. In the sequel, Back to the Future Part II, the 2015 version of Marty attempts to play the song on his guitar just after being fired but ends up playing it poorly due to his damaged hand from his 1985 accident with a Rolls-Royce, it can be heard playing in the car where Needles and his buddies are driving when Needles challenges Marty to the fate-determining car race near the end of Back to the Future Part III.
The music video, filmed in June of 1985, shows the band playing in a nightclub with Dr. Emmett Brown showing up in his DeLorean after time-traveling, a couple stealing it for a joy ride. Lewis said filming took the entire day and night to complete, with the band finishing up at 3:00 AM. At the 13th Annual American Music Awards, the song was nominated for "Favorite Single" and "Favorite Video Single", winning in both categories; the song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 58th Academy Awards but lost to Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me". "The Power of Love" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 46 for the week ending June 29, 1985, with Billboard calling the song "an out-of-the-box monster hit". List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1980s List of number-one singles of 1985 List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1985 List of Billboard Mainstream Rock number-one songs of the 1980s Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The O.C. (season 2)
The second season of The O. C. commenced airing in the United States on November 5, 2004, concluded on May 19, 2005, consisted of 24 episodes. It aired Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET in the US on a terrestrial television network. In addition to the regular 24 episodes, two special episodes aired before the season premiere. "The O. C.: Obsess Completely" documented the show's influence on popular culture in its first year. The following week, "Welcome to The O. C.: A Day in the Life," provided a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Continuing the stories about the characters living in Newport Beach, the second season would be "no longer about Ryan's past. C.'s creator. Schwartz added that this season would "slow down the storytelling a little bit and evolve the characters"; the focus of the series was on the romantic developments between Ryan and Marissa, Seth and Summer, while Sandy and Kirsten face choices that could ruin their 20-year marriage, Julie's past comes back to haunt her, Ryan's ex-con brother Trey gives living in Newport a try.
The season was released on DVD as a seven-disc boxed set under the title The O. C.: The Complete Second Season on August 23, 2005 by Warner Bros. Home Video. On September 7, 2008 the season became available to purchase for registered users of the US iTunes Store. In the United Kingdom the season premiered January 11, 2005 on Channel 4. In Canada the season aired on CTV Television Network and in Australia it was broadcast by Network Ten; the season was produced by Warner Bros. Television and Wonderland Sound and Vision; the executive producers were McG and Bob DeLaurentis. Stephanie Savage and Allan Heinberg served as co-executive producers, with Loucas George credited as producer; the staff writers were Schwartz, Heinberg, John Stephens, J. J. Philbin and Mike Kelley; the regular directors throughout the season were Michael Lange, Ian Toynton, Michael Fresco and Tony Wharmby. The second season had star billing for nine major roles. Peter Gallagher as Sandy Cohen, Kelly Rowan as Kirsten Cohen, Ben McKenzie as Ryan Atwood, Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper, Adam Brody as Seth Cohen, Melinda Clarke as married Julie Cooper-Nichol and Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts all returned to the main cast.
Tate Donovan initially reprised his role as Jimmy Cooper, but was written out of the series in the seventh episode. However Donovan returned with Jimmy as a guest star in the season finale. Alan Dale, as newly wed Caleb Nichol, joined the main cast, having been a recurring role. Former main cast member Chris Carmack, who portrayed Luke Ward, only guest starred in the first episode. Nicholas Gonzalez, Michael Cassidy, Shannon Lucio and Olivia Wilde all took up recurring roles in the show as love interests of existing characters, Summer and Seth, who are all single now. Actors returning as guest stars included Amanda Righetti, Michael Nouri, Navi Rawat, Brian McNamara, Kim Oja and Linda Lavin. Ryan's brother Trey Atwood returned, but Logan Marshall-Green replaced Bradley Stryker in portraying him. Other guest stars in new recurring roles included Billy Campbell, as magazine editor Carter Buckley, Kim Delaney, as Sandy's ex-fiancée Rebecca Bloom, Johnny Messner, as Julie's ex-boyfriend Lance Baldwin, Kathleen York, as mother of Caleb's illegitimate child Renee Wheeler, Nikki Griffin as party girl and drug addict Jess Sathers and Marguerite Moreau, as Reed Carlson the Vice President of a graphic novel company, Max Burkholder as a child in airport, with a toy similar to Captain Oats, in "The Rainy Day Women" The second season was received as inferior to the first, but it has been noted that this may be unfair.
The show moved to "ultra-competitive Thursday" nights which Schwartz described as a "real vote of confidence the network", but many attributed placing The O. C. against the likes of Survivor and Will & Grace as part of The O. C.'s decline in popularity. The move lost the show viewers; the season premiere attracted 8.6 million viewers, but average viewing figures decreased thirty percent from the previous season to 7 million. For the second season the show was nominated for five Teen Choice Awards winning four of them, including best drama, it was nominated for the Favorite Television Drama People's Choice Award. Kelly Rowan won a PRISM Award for Performance in a Drama Series Episode, with Peter Gallagher getting nominated. Additionally the season finale was nominated for the TV Drama Series Episode award; the introduction of bisexual character Alex, was praised as "an charismatic new presence", with the show was praised for its handling of her lesbian relationship with Marissa. However Mischa Barton was criticized for her acting skills in portraying Marissa, alongside other noted flaws including "flavorless plots," and "flat new characters who failed to grab the audience's interest".
IGN faulted the move to rekindle the Ryan and Marissa relationship and "abruptly write off Alex and Lindsay, after them a pretty big part of the show" but commended a "compelling story centering on Ryan's brother Trey coming to town, leading to a dramatic season finale" Tate Donovan, who played Jimmy, credited a drop in ratings to "the show moving away from the family dynamic to focus more on the kids". ^* - These episodes were first shown in Canada at 8:00 p.m. ET on CTV. In America the airing of "The Return of the Nana" was postponed due to a press conference by President Bush. Instead it aired the following week at 8
Arlo Davy Guthrie is an American folk singer-songwriter. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice, storytelling while performing songs. Guthrie's best-known work is his debut piece, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem, his only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has made several acting appearances, he is the father of four children, who have had careers as musicians. Guthrie was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, his sister is the record producer Nora Guthrie. His mother was a one-time professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, the illness from which Woody Guthrie died in 1967.
Arlo's father was from a Protestant family and his mother was Jewish. His maternal grandmother was the renowned Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt. Guthrie received religious training for his bar mitzvah from Rabbi Meir Kahane, who would go on to form the Jewish Defense League. "Rabbi Kahane was a nice, patient teacher," Guthrie recalled, "but shortly after he started giving me my lessons, he started going haywire. Maybe I was responsible." Guthrie converted to Catholicism in 1977, before embracing interfaith beliefs in his life. Guthrie attended Woodward School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn from first through eighth grades and graduated from the Stockbridge School, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1965, he spent the summer of 1965 in London meeting Karl Dallas, who connected Guthrie with London's folk rock scene and became a lifelong friend of his. He attended Rocky Mountain College, in Billings, Montana, he received an honorary doctorate from Siena College in 1981 and from Westfield State College in 2008.
As a singer and lifelong political activist, Guthrie carries on the legacy of his father. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award on September 26, 1992. On Thanksgiving Day 1965, while in Stockbridge, during a break from his brief stint in college, 18-year-old Arlo Guthrie was arrested for illegally dumping on private property what he described as "a half-ton of garbage" from the home of his friends, teachers Ray and Alice Brock, after he discovered the local landfill was closed for the holiday. Guthrie and his friend, Richard Robbins, appeared in court, pled guilty to the charges, were levied a nominal fine and picked up the garbage that weekend; this littering charge would soon serve as the basis for Guthrie's most famous work, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a talking blues song that lasts 18 minutes and 34 seconds in its original recorded version. Guthrie has pointed out that this was the exact length of one of the infamous gaps in Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes, that Nixon owned a copy of the record.
The Alice in the song is Alice Brock, a librarian at Arlo's boarding school in the town before opening her restaurant. She opened an art studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts; the song lampoons the Vietnam War draft. However, Guthrie has stated in multiple interviews that the song is more an "anti-stupidity" song than an anti-war song, adding that it is based on a true incident. In the song, Guthrie is called up for a draft examination and rejected as unfit for military service as a result of a criminal record consisting of one conviction for the aforementioned littering. Alice and her restaurant are the subjects of the refrain, but are mentioned only incidentally in the story. Though her presence is implied at certain points in the story, Alice herself is described explicitly in the tale only when she bails Guthrie and a friend out of jail. On the DVD commentary for the 1969 movie, Guthrie stated that the events presented in the song all happened."Alice's Restaurant" was the song that earned Guthrie his first recording contract, after counterculture radio host Bob Fass began playing a tape recording of one of Guthrie's live performances of the song one night in 1967.
A performance at the Newport Folk Festival on July 17, 1967 was very well received. Soon afterward, Guthrie recorded the song in front of a studio audience in New York City and released it as side one of the album, Alice's Restaurant. By the end of the decade, Guthrie had gone from playing coffee houses and small venues to playing massive and prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Woodstock Festival. For a short period after its release in October 1967, "Alice's Restaurant" was played on U. S. college and counterculture radio stations. It became a symbol of the late 1960s, for many it defined an attitude and lifestyle that were lived out across the country in the ensuing years, its leisurely, sassy finger-picking acoustic guitar and rambling lyrics were memorized and played by irreverent youth. Many stations in the United States have a Thanksgiving Day tradition of playing "Alice's Restaurant". A 1969 film, directed and co-written by Arthur Penn, was based on the true story told in the song, but with the addition of a large number of fictional scenes.
This film called Alice's Restaurant, featured Arlo and several other figures in the song portraying themselves. The part of his father Woody Guth