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Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter best known for her Folk music, folk-inspired music. Vega's music career spans almost 40 years. She came to prominence in the mid-1980s, releasing four singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, including "Marlene on the Wall", "Left of Center (Suzanne Vega song), Left of Center", "Luka (song), Luka" and "No Cheap Thrill". "Tom's Diner", which was originally released as an ''a cappella'' recording on Vega's second album, ''Solitude Standing'' (1987), was remixed in 1990 as a dance track by English electronic music, electronic duo DNA (duo), DNA with Vega as featured artist, and it became a Top 10 hit in over five countries. The original ''a capella'' recording of the song was used as a test during the creation of the MP3 format. The role of her song in the development of the MP3 compression prompted Vega to be given the title of "The Mother of the MP3". Vega has released ni ...
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Tom's Diner
"Tom's Diner" is a song written in 1982 by American singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega. It was first released as a track on the January 1984 issue of ''Fast Folk, Fast Folk Musical Magazine''. When first featured on one of her own studio albums, it appeared as the first track of her 1987 album ''Solitude Standing''. It was later used as the basis for a remix by the British group DNA (duo), DNA in 1990, which reached No. 1 in Austria, Germany, Greece and Switzerland. The 1991 compilation ''Tom's Album'' includes the DNA version as well as cover versions by artists such as After One, Nikki D and Bingo Hand Job (R.E.M. and Billy Bragg).Bingo Hand Job on DiscogDiscogs.com(Retrieved January 7, 2011) It was also used as the background soundtrack for the opening scene of the 1993 film ''Untamed Heart''. Original version Background and writing The "Tom's Diner" of the song is Tom's Restaurant in New York City, a mid-20th-century diner on the corner of Broadway (Manhattan), Broadway an ...
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Fair
A fair (archaic: faire or fayre) is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks. Types Variations of fairs from generally smallest or biggest include: * Village fair Village Fair (VF) is an annual music festival located in Bathurst, Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), Australian ... or fête A fête, or fete, is an elaborate festival A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion Religion is a social system, social-cultural system of ..., an elaborate periodic festival, party or celebration. Held by the locals to original to celebrate a good harvests or religious gatherings. * Templ ...
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AllMusic
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide and AMG) is an American online music database. It catalogs more than three million album An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on (CD), , , or another medium. Albums of recorded sound were developed in the early 20th century as individual collected in a bound book resembling a ; this format evolve ... entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musicians A musician is a person who composes, conducts, or performs music. According to the United States Employment Service The United States Employment Service (USES) is an agency of the federal government of the United States The federal g ... and bands Band or BAND may refer to: Places *Bánd, a village in Hungary *Band, Iran, a village in Urmia County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran *Band, Mureș, a commune in Romania *Band-e Majid Khan, a village in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province, Ira .... Initiated in 1991, ...
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Rovi Corporation
TiVo Corporation, formerly known as the Rovi Corporation and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, was an American technology company. Headquartered in San Jose, California San Jose, officially San José (; ; ), is the largest city in Northern California Northern California (colloquially known as NorCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the northern portion of the U.S. state of Califor ..., the company is primarily involved in licensing its intellectual property Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property Property is a system of rights that gives people legal control of valuable things, and also refers to the valuable things themselves. Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of ... within the consumer electronics Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic Electronic may refer to: *Electronics Electronics comprises the physics, engineering, technology and applications that deal with the emission, f ...
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Systems Analyst
A systems analyst, also known as business technology analyst, is an information technology (IT) professional who specializes in analyzing, designing and implementing information system An information system (IS) is a formal, sociotechnical, organizational system designed to collect, process, information storage, store, and information distribution, distribute information. From a sociotechnical perspective, information systems ar ...s. Systems analysts assess the suitability of information systems in terms of their intended outcomes and liaise with end users, software vendors and programmers in order to achieve these outcomes.Shelly, Gary B., Cashman, Thomas J., & Vermaat, Misty E. ''Discovering Computers 2008, Complete.'' Boston: Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 1 -4239-1205-5 A systems analyst is a person who uses analysis and design techniques to solve business problems using information technology. Systems analysts may serve as change agents who identify the organizational imp ...
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Reading Eagle
The ''Reading Eagle'' is the major daily newspaper A newspaper is a periodical Periodical literature (also called a periodical publication or simply a periodical) is a category of serial Serial may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media The presentation of works in sequential segments ... in Reading, Pennsylvania Reading ( ; Pennsylvania German The Pennsylvania Dutch (''Pennsilfaanisch-Deitsch''), also referred to as the Pennsylvania Germans, are a cultural group formed through those who emigrated primarily from the territory in Europe Europe i ..., in the United States. A family-owned newspaper until the spring of 2019, its reported circulation is 37,000 (daily) and 50,000 (Sundays). It serves the Reading and Berks County Berks County ( Pennsylvania German: ''Barricks Kaundi'') is a county A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers Harrap Publ ...
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A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at melody, distinct and fixed pitches (melodies) using patterns of sound and silence. Songs contain various song form, forms, such as those including the repetition and variation of sections. Written words created specifically for music, or for which music is specifically created, are called lyrics. If a pre-existing poem is set to composed music in classical music it is an art song. Songs that are sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and patterns that rise and fall are called chants. Songs composed in a simple style that are learned informally "by ear" are often referred to as folk songs. Songs that are composed for professional singers who sell their recordings or live shows to the mass market are called popular songs. These songs, which have broad appeal, are often composed by professional songwriters, composers, and lyricists. Art songs are composed by trained clas ...
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Studio Album
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc The compact disc (CD) is a digital Digital usually refers to something using digits, particularly binary digits. Technology and computing Hardware *Digital electronics Digital electronics is a field of electronics Electronics compris ... (CD), vinyl Vinyl may refer to: * Vinyl group In chemistry, vinyl or ethenyl (abbreviated as Vi) is the functional group with the formula Hydrogen, H-Carbon, C=CH2. It is the ethylene (IUPAC ethene) molecule (H2C=CH2) with one fewer hydrogen atom. The name ..., audio tape An audio tape recorder, also known as a tape deck, tape player or tape machine or simply a tape recorder, is a sound recording and reproduction device that records and plays back sounds usually using magnetic tape for storage. In its presen ..., or another medium. Albums of recorded sound were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records A ...
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DNA (duo)
DNA was the name taken by English electronic music Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments, or electronics, circuitry-based music technology in its creation. It includes both music made using electronic and electromechanical means (electroaco ... producers Nick Batt and Neal Slateford, best known for releasing a remix A remix is a piece of media which has been altered or contorted from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item. A song, piece of artwork, book, video, poem, or photograph can all be remixes. The only characteristic ... of Suzanne Vega Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter best known for her Folk music, folk-inspired music. Vega's music career spans almost 40 years. She came to prominence in the mid-1980s, releasing four singles that entere ...'s "Tom's Diner "Tom's Diner" is a song written in 1982 by American singer and songwrite ...
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Electronic Music
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments, or electronics, circuitry-based music technology in its creation. It includes both music made using electronic and electromechanical means (electroacoustic music). Pure electronic instruments depended entirely on circuitry-based sound generation, for instance using devices such as an electronic oscillator, theremin, or synthesizer. Electromechanical instruments can have mechanical parts such as strings, hammers, and electric elements including pickup (music technology), magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Such electromechanical devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, electric piano and the electric guitar."The stuff of electronic music is electrically produced or modified sounds. ... two basic definitions will help put some of the historical discussion in its place: purely electronic music versus electroacoustic music" ()Electroacoustic music may also use electr ...
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Solitude Standing
''Solitude Standing'' is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, released on April 1, 1987, by A&M Records. It is the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album of Vega's career, being certified Platinum in the US and reaching number 11 on the Billboard 200, ''Billboard'' 200. Many songs were written prior to 1987. 25th anniversary In 2012, to mark the 25th anniversary of the album's release, Vega played four celebratory concerts in which the album was performed in its entirety. The first was in Copley Square, Boston on July 28; the second and third were at City Winery in Hudson Square, New York City on October 9 (7pm and 10pm shows); and the fourth at London's Barbican Centre, Barbican Theatre on October 16. A limited-edition two-CD set, titled ''Solitude Standing: Live at the Barbican'', was produced by Concert Live and made available for purchase instantly after the final show, as well as online. Song notes *"Tom's Diner" was includ ...
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A Cappella
A cappella (, also , ; ) music is group or solo performance without instrumental An instrumental is a recording normally without any vocals, although it might include some inarticulate vocal The human voice consists of sound Voice production, made by a human being using the vocal tract, including Speech, talking, singing, ... accompaniment Accompaniment is the which provides the ic and/or support for the or main themes of a or instrumental piece. There are many different styles and types of accompaniment in different genres and styles of music. In , the main accompaniment a ..., or a piece intended to be performed in this way. The term ''a cappella'' was originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance The Renaissance ( , ) , from , with the same meanings. is a period Period may refer to: Common uses * Era, a length or span of time * Full stop (or period), a punctuation mark Arts, entertainment, and media * Period (music), a concept in ... po ...
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