Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and Norah Jones are just a handful of the iconic artists produced by 12 time Grammy Award-winning producer/arranger Arif Mardin. The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story chronicles Mardin?s incredible life from his childhood in Turkey to record industry fame through rare footage, photos and chart-topping music. Featuring interviews with music luminaries including Quincy Jones, Sir George Martin, Carly Simon, Phil Collins and Norah Jones and others, this is a must-see documentary for any music lover.
Top 100 Greatest Hits – music charts that are always with you! Get the bestselling music charts in the U.S. from 1982 to 2012. Anyone who likes music will love this book. Use the convenient links to view music in iTunes. Discover great new songs, artists, and check out hits from the past.
Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania's online business journal, calls San Diego Comic-Con the “Super Bowl of pop culture”. The convention is the required pilgrimage for artists, actors, filmmakers, producers or screenwriters. Each year 130,000 fans gather, and where they go Hollywood follows. News coverage weighs heavily to celebrities, even though they are outnumbered thousands to one. The real stars aren’t the big-screen actors and showrunners but the small, bit-players roaming the halls; the attendees, whether they dress up in costumes or simply participate in any of the hundreds of panel sessions. From its early comic-book beginnings in the 1970s until today, the Con is all about superheroes and whom fans aspire to be: Better versions of themselves. One attendee calls Comic-Con “nerd paradise”, where for a few days oddball dreamers, crazy lovers of fantastic stories and ardent superhero fans can be free; the social rules constraining them everyday no longer apply. Everyone here has a story to tell, and “Comic-Con Heroes” tells them. Writer Joe Wilcox culminates five years of Cons by choosing a dozen attendees from the 2013 convention to profile. None is a celebrity you know, but each is a hero in the making. You will meet an archaeologist of toys, 14-Century knight and student of artificial intelligence. You will walk The Dark Knight’s sentimental journey, ride 19th-Century bicycles and time travel with Dr. Who. And you will learn that the best stories aren’t the ones we read or watch but those we live each day that seek to unleash the hidden hero within. This book entered the public domain on July 8, 2015.
The history of man is marked by many great achievements—fire, the wheel, Netflix.
During the course of all of this, though, there have also been many evolutions, advancements, and watershed moments in an area that all (well, most) men can share a common bond: facial hair. Yes, over time, beards, mustaches, and sideburns have gone in and out of style, grown to new extremes, and taken on larger-than-life personas that have even overshadowed the men whose faces they have adorned.
And in this current era where business meets the beard (groom at your own discretion, fellas), it’s only fitting that we run through three centuries of some of the finest, most iconic facial fur we can remember. So here is the definitive list, with the exception of many mugs that did not make the cut. (Get it? Facial hair? Hair cut? Okay, moving right along.)
Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jerk who won’t give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school’s adorable art teacher, but she doesn’t want to get serious — or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.