Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Celine Marie Claudette Dion (Celine Dion) was born in 30 March 1968; she is a Canadian songwriter, singer, occasional actress, and entrepreneur. She was born in a large family of 14 in Charlemagne, in Canada; Celine Dion came up as a star in the French speaking continent after her by that time manager Rene Angélil mortgaged his family to fund her first recording. Rene later married her in 1994.

Celine Dion is forty seven year old by now, but who can guess that she is this because she has a body like a twenty year old lady. Celine Dion is famous because of her music because she releases hit after hit that end up topping the chart.

She first worked as a French singer then ventured into singing and writing in English after learning English for a period of two years. She started her singing career at a tender age of twelve. She has been active since the year 1980.

Celine Dion first gained international acknowledgment in the 1980s

by winning the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. She signed in to CBS Records Canada in the year 1986. During the 1990s with the help of Rene Angélil, Celine achieved global fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing a number of English albums and other French albums, she became the most successful artist in the pop music history.

However in 1999 at the height of her success in the pop music industry, Celine Dion announced a stop from the music industry so as to have time with her husband, who had been attacked with cancer and family. She then returned back to the pop music in the year 2002. She made a grand entrance by signing a three-year contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatre in Las Vegas.

Dion has been successful in all the genres she has though of venturing into

Those genres are such as; pop rock, soft rock, dance pop, pop, and adult contemporary RnB in which she has succussed in each of them. Celine Dion recordings are mainly in English and French, but she has also sings in Germen, Japanese, Latin, Italian and Spanish. She is well known for her powerful and skilled vocals.

Her performances at the theatre led to an increase in the net worth as the tickets were sold out most of the time. The five times Grammy award winner has made life in Las Vegas more interesting. Celine Dion’s album ‘falling in to you’ won the Grammy award for the top album of the year. This album was highly accepted by millions of fans and critics. Dion’s album ‘let’s talk about love’ also became a success as it was certified as a Diamond in the United States. Record of the year for her song “My Heart Will Go On” .She is the second best selling female in the US. She is also the best selling artist in the French music as she makes music in French. She won the Chopard Diamond Award for been the best selling female artist of all times.

Aspen Nightlife – The Wheeler Opera House

The Wheeler Opera House has been an integral part of Aspen nightlife, history, and culture since 1889 when Mr. J.B Wheeler and the Conried Company presented The King’s Fool. While the building started out as an Opera House, it was only used for town meetings and such by 1893, when the silver mines had played out.

The Wheeler Opera House remained open until 1912 when it was gutted by not one, but two fires in one week! The Opera House did not open again until June of 1946 when it was leased by the Aspen Company. The total restoration went on until 1960. Between the years of 1912 and 1946 the Wheeler Opera House remained empty, and it was used as a playground by the local children.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, The Wheeler Opera House was mainly used as a movie theater. However, in 1979, the city decided to restore the Opera House to its original grandeur, and this restoration was completed in 1984. The cost was 4.5 million dollars. Today, the Wheeler Opera House is on the National Registrar of Historical Places.

Many events, such as lectures, concerts, plays, films, and musicals are held at The Wheeler Opera House today. You can see Broadway shows, jazz concerts, country and rock concerts, and even children’s theater here. Any type of cultural event you can imagine is held here – and shows are scheduled throughout the year. Locals consider the Wheeler Opera House the ‘crown jewel of Aspen.
’ Nationwide, it is considered a world class theater – and with the detailed woodwork it is certainly a sight to behold!

The Opera House is still in its original location on Hyman Avenue, in the heart of downtown Aspen. You can call to find out what events are planned, and to purchase tickets. Remember that this is a popular place, and shows do sell out quickly – so purchase your tickets as early as possible. You should also be aware that children under the age of three years old are not permitted for live performances, unless the performance is for children specifically. Cameras and recording devices are not permitted for performances.

The Wheeler Opera House can also be rented for a variety of special occasions and events, such as parties, receptions, weddings, conferences, and seminars. Events such as these are usually held on the second floor, where guests will enjoy a breathtaking view of Aspen Mountain, as well as the city.

Chinese Opera

Among the hundreds of forms of opera throughout China, Beijing Opera has the greatest influence and is therefore regarded as a national form.

Beijing Opera is a comprehensive performing art that combines music, singing, dialogue, pantomime, acrobatics and martial arts. Hence an actor or actress in Peking Opera has to meet more requirements than that in other forms of performing art. He or she has to be a performing artist, a singer, and a dancer at the same time. It usually takes the student more than ten years of training to learn singing and acrobatic skills. Thus, it is difficult to be a qualified performer in Peking Opera.

Symbolism prevails in Beijing Opera. The stage of Peking Opera knows no limit in space or time. It can be the setting for any action. The performer’s acting is mostly pantomime. Footwork, gestures, and various kinds of body movements can portray and symbolize the actions of opening a door, climbing a hill, going upstairs, or rowing a boat. When a girl is doing needlework, she has neither a needle nor thread in her hands. When a lady is riding in a carriage, the performer actually has to walk flanked on each side by a flag with colored tassels represents riding a horse. Four generals and four soldiers represent an army of thousands. In a word, each action of a performer of Peking Opera is highly symbolic.

Springing in Beijing Opera consists of a score of melodies based on “xi pi” and sorrowful feelings. Spoken dialogue is done in two forms: “yun bai”, which sounds like the Hubei and Anhui dialects, and “jing bai”, which sounds like the Beijing dialect. The former is used by main and serious characters and the latter for minor and frivolous roles.

In Beijing Opera facial painting, which is applied to “jing” roles only, shows the character’s age, profession and personality by using different colors. Each color symbolizes a certain characteristic; red for loyalty and uprightness, black for a rough, stern or honest mature, yellow for rashness and fieriness, white for a cunning and deceitful character, gold and silver for gods and demons. In Peking Opera, over one thousand painted facial patterns are used. Each pattern lies in his ability to make subtle and interesting changes within the fixed facial pattern.

The costumes in Peking Opera impress the audience with their bright colors and magnificent embroidery. Some of the costumes used in the present performances have a resemblance to the fashion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The use of colors indicates different social status -yellow for the imperial family, red for high nobility, red or blue for upright men, white for old officials and black for each role. A student usually wears blue gown, general wears padded armor; an emperor wears a dragon robe. Besides gorgeous clothes and headdresses, jewel girdles for men and hair ornaments for women are also used in Peking Opera.

Since Liberation, much has been achieved in reforming this traditional beijing opera. Efforts have been made to eliminate the feudal aspects, to improve stagecraft, and to widen the subject matter. New generations of young actors and actresses have emerged and are making new achievements on the basis of the traditional schools.

Learning Foreign Languages Using the Dr. Pimsleur Method

Language learning is often regarded as a lofty skill. Many people try to learn languages later in life specifically in order to keep their minds more active with age. Other individuals try to learn languages in order to move to new areas or bond with new groups of people. 

In an increasingly global society, being multilingual is regarded as an important job skill. Plenty of people have secured new jobs on that basis alone.

However, one of the reasons why learning new languages is held in such high regard is the fact that it is relatively difficult. Very young children can learn new languages easily, and if they were raised in a bilingual household, they will often grow up speaking both languages fluently. The critical language learning period has already passed for adults, however, and it is that much more difficult to learn languages for them.

Many adults who learn new languages will never be able to speak those languages at anything above an intermediate level, and even those who acquire a degree of fluency will still tend to speak their second and third languages with accents that mark them out as foreigners or non-native speakers. 

Many adults need new methods of learning foreign languages in order to develop any real fluency, and the Dr. Pimsleur Method has helped many adults learn foreign languages for decades.

A lot of Dr. Pimsleur’s methods focused specifically on his keen knowledge of human memory. When people learn new words in languages, they are not usually able to remember them perfectly afterwards. However, when they are exposed to them again, their recollection of those new words will be that much clearer. He was able to get a sense of the necessary rhythm that allows people to properly store the knowledge of new words for a long period of time.

The Dr. Pimsleur method of language learning also manages to clear up some of the problems with a lot of convention language instruction. 

Far too many language teachers force their students to learn too many words and too many grammatical structures. As such, students get overwhelmed, and they may fail to retain most of that information. The Dr. Pimsleur method focuses on establishing a solid foundation when it comes to the vocabulary and linguistics of a language, which can make all the difference for students. Students that have tried unsuccessfully to learn languages in the past may find that everything will be different for them when they try the Dr. Pimsleur method.


Jason Aldean – Burn It Down Tour

The Jason Aldean – Burn It Down Tour is schedule to wrap-up on August 29, 2015. It started in Virginia and it will be ending in Massachusetts. American country music singer Jason Aldean has been doing this for a long time now and he is a professional when it comes to performing and giving the fans what they want. At only 38-years-old, he’s already breaking records and forming a solid niche for himself in the country music scene. His country thus far has had spectacular reviews and the fans have really loved the show. The Jason Aldean – Burn It Down Tour has 3 legs in total and 83 shows that are set to take place.

Aldean will also merge his tour with Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour in the summer of 2015, for at least ten stadium shows together. Along the Jason Aldean – Burn It Down Tour, the venues will include major league baseball stadiums, and it will be featuring Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr, and some venues will even play host to Country superstar Miranda Lambert. Aldean is set to play several of his hits during the show, including Hicktown, My Kinda Party, Big Green Tractor, Night Train, 1994, When She Says Baby, Johnny Cash, The Only Way I Know, Dirt Road Anthem, Crazy Town, and others. If you want to hear great country music then this is the show that you definitely don’t want to miss in 2015.

So far he has performed in several places, like Atlantic City, Roanoke, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Twin Lakes, Hartford, Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and many other well-known cities. He still has plenty more to go though. On the list that are still to come are shows in Wichita, Spokane, Corpus Christi, Calgary, Santa Clara, Green Bay, Seattle, Pasadena, Kansas City, Denver, and several others. Aldean plans to end the tour in Foxborough with two nights at Gillette Stadium which can seat up to more than 68,000 fans.

For closing acts on the tour, others who will be joining are Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, and Dee Jay Silver. Dierks Bentley also came out for a night when Aldean performed in Phoenix on January 31st 2015. There is still plenty to come and Aldean doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. There is still a chance to get out there and catch one of his shows this year if you want to hear some great quality country music and top performers.


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