DON’T STOP THE MUSIC!

Why they’re closing their ears and leave the world! No, it’s not only a desire to listen to the favorite hit! And not only the aspiration to be fenced off from the trite reality!

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With music everything gains the harmonious importance! Sad Bach gives special stately grief to the desperate faces of the time-workers! The careless pop-music as nothing else corresponds to unjustly joyful faces of teenagers!

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Smooth sympho – jazz does this mature couple especially attractive, having transferred it to the romanticism of 60 – s!

The fervent rock adds a riddle to tired, haughty faces of young intellectuals!

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The disharmonious world gains smooth harmony thanking to the progress of the technology!

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Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017), better known by his stage name Al Jarreau, was an American singer and musician. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is perhaps best known for his 1981 album Breakin’ Away. He also sang the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting, and was among the performers on the 1985 charity song “We Are the World“.

 

In 1968, Jarreau made jazz his primary images-2occupation. In 1969, Jarreau and Martinez headed south, where Jarreau appeared at such Los Angeles hot spots as Dino’s, The Troubadour, and Bitter End West. Television exposure came from Johnny CarsonMike DouglasMerv GriffinDinah Shore, and David Frost. He expanded his nightclub appearances performing at The Improv between the acts of such rising-star comics as Bette MidlerJimmie Walker, and John Belushi. During this period, he became involved with the United Church of Religious Science and the Church of Scientology, but he later dissociated from Scientology. Also, roughly at the same time, he began writing his own lyrics, finding that his Christian spirituality began to influence his work.

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In 1975, Jarreau was working with pianist Tom Canning when he was spotted by Warner Bros. Records. On Valentine’s Day 1976 he sang on the 13th episode of NBC’s new Saturday Night Live, that week hosted by Peter Boyle. Soon thereafter he released his critically acclaimed debut album, We Got By, which catapulted him to international fame and garnered him an Echo Award (the German equivalent of the Grammy’s in the United States). A second Echo Award would follow with the release of his second album, Glow. In 1978, Al won his first U.S. Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for his album, Look To The Rainbow.

One of Jarreau’s most commercially successful albums is Breakin’ Away (1981), which includes the hit song “We’re in This Love Together“. He won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Breakin’ Away. In 1984, his single “After All” reached 69 on the US Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the R&B chart. It was especially popular in the Philippines. His last big hit was the Grammy-nominated theme to the 1980s American television show Moonlighting, for which he wrote the lyrics. Among other things, he was well known for his extensive use of scat singing, and vocal percussion. He was also a featured vocalist on USA for Africa’s “We Are the World” in which he sang the line, “…and so we all must lend a helping hand.” Another charitable media event, HBO‘s Comic Relief, featured Al in a duet with Natalie Cole singing the song “Mr. President”, written by Joe Sterling, Mike Loveless and Ray Reach.

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Jarreau took an extended break from recording in the 1990s. As he explained in an interview with Jazz Review: “I was still touring, in fact, I toured more than I ever had in the past, so I kept in touch with my audience. I got my symphony program under way, which included my music and that of other people too, and I performed on the Broadway production of Grease. I was busier than ever! For the most part, I was doing what I have always done … perform live. I was shopping for a record deal and was letting people know that there is a new album coming. I was just waiting for the right label (Verve), but I toured more than ever.” In 2003, Jarreau and conductor Larry Baird collaborated on symphony shows around the United States, with Baird arranging additional orchestral material for Jarreau’s shows.

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Jarreau toured and performed with Joe SampleChick CoreaKathleen BattleMiles DavisGeorge DukeDavid SanbornRick Braun, and George Benson. He also performed the role of the Teen Angel in a 1996 Broadway production of Grease. On March 6, 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. In 2006, Jarreau appeared in a duet with American Idol finalist Paris Bennett during the Season 5 finale and on Celebrity Duets singing with actor Cheech Marin. In 2010, Jarreau was a guest on the new Eumir Deodato album, with the song “Double Face” written by Nicolosi/Deodato/Al Jarreau. The song was produced by the Italian company Nicolosi Productions. On February 16, 2012, he was invited to the famous Italian Festival di Sanremo to sing with the Italian group Matia Bazar.

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“Ich bin Berliner” J.F.K.

The 67th annual Berlin International Film Festival is currently being held from 9 February to 18 February 2017 with Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven as President of the Jury. Django, directed by Etienne Comar, was selected to open the festival.

Jury

Main Competition

The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Competition section:

First Feature

The following people were on the jury for the Best First Feature Award:

Short Film[edit]

The following people were on the jury for the Berlinale Shorts section:

In competition

The following films were selected for the main competition for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ana, mon amour Călin Peter Netzer Romania, Germany, France
Beuys Andres Veiel Germany
Bright Nights Helle Nächte Thomas Arslan Germany, Norway
Colo Teresa Villaverde Portugal, France
The Dinner Oren Moverman United States
Django Étienne Comar France
A Fantastic Woman * Una mujer fantástica Sebastián Lelio Chile, Germany, United States, Spain
Félicité Alain Gomis France, Senegal, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon
Have a Nice Day 好极了 Liu Jian China
Joaquim Marcelo Gomes Brazil, Portugal
Mr. Long Sabu Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, China, Taiwan
On Body and Soul A teströl és a lélekröl Ildikó Enyedi Hungary
On the Beach at Night Alone 밤의 해변에서 혼자 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
The Other Side of Hope Toivon tuolla puolen Aki Kaurismäki Finland
The Party Sally Potter United Kingdom
Return to Montauk Rückkehr nach Montauk Volker Schlöndorff Germany, France, Ireland
Spoor Pokot Agnieszka Holland Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia
Wild Mouse * Wilde Maus Josef Hader Austria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/67th_Berlin_International_Film_Festival