Saturday, January 31, 2009

Barack Obama and His Childhood in Indonesia 82

The electoral campaign for the next president of the United States is still a hot issue until recent days, especially because one of the candidates is an Afro-American and thus grabs public’s attention, even the world, and Indonesia as well. Why? Because, apparently, Barack Obama spent his childhood in Jakarta in late 1960’s after his mother, Ann Durham, married to an Indonesian student named Lolo Soetoro, who was pursuing an MA degree in East-West Center, University of Hawaii. Then Obama was brought to his new family in Indonesia. Source.

Barack Obama Profile

On November 4, 2008, 47-year-old Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th President of the United States, after a hard-fought two-year presidential campaign. He was sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Obama (D-IL) was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2004, after serving 7 years as an Illinois state senator.

He's the author of two best-selling books. Obama was named by Time magazine in 2005, 2007 and 2008 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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"American Idol" Finale: Judges Crown David Archuleta Winner

Each of the dueling Davids raised his game on Tuesday's "American Idol," but only one received three glowing reviews from Simon Cowell, who called it a "knockout" performance.

That would be David Archuleta. The doe-eyed teen faced off against David Cook for the "Idol" title Tuesday night, and in Cowell's opinion, out-performed the 25-year-old rocker. Each David performed three songs in the final performance show, which rolled out announcer Michael Buffer ("Let's get ready to rumble!") to introduce the finalists in boxing robes and gloves.

Three rounds later, Cowell made his traditional prediction:

"You came out here tonight to win," Cowell said, "and what we have witnessed is a knockout." See more.

Friday, January 30, 2009

David Archuleta: Biography

Birth Place: Miami, FL
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/28/1990, Capricorn
Profession: Reality cast member; singer
One of the youngest guys at the start of the competition, American Idol Season 7 contestant Archuleta was born in Miami and grew up in Murray, Utah. A natural talent, he's been singing since age 7 and proved his vocal chops early on, becoming a Junior Singer champ on Star Search at the age of 12. Although one of the season's youngest contestants, Archuleta became an early favorite by displaying a maturity beyond his years with humble yet note-perfect performances of songs like "Imagine" and "Shop Around." Archuleta also plays the piano and performs in an a cappella choir group at Murray High School. See more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Story of Elvis's (The twister that made Tupelo famous)

The twister that made Tupelo famousA twister brought national attention to Tupelo, Miss., long before its favorite son, Elvis Aron Presley, wiggled his way to fame on the Ed Sullivan Show. In fact, Elvis, born on Jan. 8, 1935, was just barely a toddler when an F-5 tornado roared through his hometown 70 years ago today, claiming the lives of 233 people. It was one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.
The newspaper that serves Tupelo, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has a nice four-part series about the tornado. The retrospective features interviews with survivors and stories of those who didn't make it through the storm. Weatherwise magazine also did a nice feature article on the 1936 Tupelo tornado. Not only did the storm rip through the town of Tupelo, but its 15 mile path affected rural communities as well. The morning after the storms rolled through Tupelo, other tornadoes developed near Gainesville, Ga., claiming the lives of an additional 203 people.
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Lisa Marie in Elvis tribute recording

A new video of Lisa Marie Presley singing In the Ghetto, accompanied in the remix by her dead father, Elvis Presley, will be posted on the internet.

To mark the 30th anniversary of her father's death, Lisa Marie Presley's voice was added to the original version of her father's hit song from 1969. The video duet features Presley and images of her late father.

It will be posted on the AOL internet site, a company spokesman said today.

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Elvis Presley

Elivis Presley (full name Elvis Aron Presley) was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Miss., United States and he died on Aug. 16, 1977, Memphis, Tenn.

Biography and Career :

Elvis Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.

Elvis Presley's musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. In 1 954, he began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture.
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