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Frank Welker

Franklin Wendell “Frank” Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American actor who specializes in voice acting.

Frank Welker
Born Franklin Wendell Welker
March 12, 1946 (age 68)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Alma mater Santa Monica City College
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1967–present
Agent CESD Talent Agency
Notable credit(s) (all voices)

  • Fred Jones and (since
    2002) Scooby-Doo
    in Scooby-Doo
  • Megatron/Galvatron
    in The Transformers
  • Jabberjaw
    in Jabberjaw
  • Doctor Claw
    in Inspector Gadget
Website
www.frankwelker.net

Early life

Welker was born in Denver, Colorado. He then moved to California and attended Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, where he majored in theatrical arts. In 1966, he received honors for his performance as the Cowardly Lion in the college’s theater production of The Wizard of Oz. During his transition between college and his voice acting career, his first voice-over role was in a commercial for Friskies dog food. The producer’s girlfriend informed him of auditioning for Hanna-Barbera during the casting of Scooby-Doo, where he initially auditioned for the title character but instead got the role of Fred Jones.

Career

Live-action acting career

Welker’s first on-camera film role was as a college kid from Rutgers University who befriends Elvis Presley in The Trouble with Girls (1969). His next film role was in the Disney film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes which starred Kurt Russell. He later co-starred with Don Knotts in Universal’s How to Frame a Figg. Welker also appeared in Now You See Him, Now You Don’t and Dirty Little Billy.

His on camera television appearances included roles in Love American Style, The Partridge Family and The Don Knotts Show. He played a prosecutor in highly acclaimed ABC special The Trial of General Yamashita and as Captain Pace beside Richard Dreyfuss’ Yossarian in Paramount television’s pilot Catch-22. He also appeared on Laugh In, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour, Laugh Trax, and as one of the cast members in the special of That Was the Year That Was (1985) with David Frost. In the latter show, he appeared alongside Jim Staahl and Howie Mandel.

Frank also played an on-camera role as a voice actor on an episode of Simon & Simon, in The Duck Factory, where he played a rival actor trying to steal the role of Dippy Duck from fellow voice actor Wally Wooster (Don Messick) and he also appeared in the film The Informant as Matt Damon’s father.

In 1978, Frank Welker appeared on The Dean Martin Roast to George Burns. While saluting Burns, he showed his abilities as an impressionist by honoring George Burns with the voices of Walter Cronkite, Henry Kissinger, Muhammad Ali, David Frost and Jimmy Carter.

Voice-acting career

Welker’s first voice role came in 1969, as Fred Jones in the Hanna-Barbera series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. As of 2002, he is the voice of both Fred Jones and Scooby-Doo. Welker is so closely connected with the character Fred, that any time the character appears in a cartoon (with the exception of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo), he provides the voice.

His next major character voice was for Marvin White in the 1973 series Super Friends (also produced by Hanna-Barbera). He also provided the voice for Marvin’s dog, Wonder Dog (which was inspired by Scooby-Doo). That same year, he played Pudge and Gabby on DePatie-Freleng’s animated series Bailey’s Comets. Welker would continue to provide voices for many characters for Hanna-Barbera for several years, which include Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder and The Shmoo in The New Fred and Barney Show and its spin-off The Flintstones Comedy Show. Frank Welker described the voice he used for The Shmoo as “a bubble voice” (one he would later use for Gogo Dodo in Tiny Toons Adventures).

In 1978, he played the title character in Fangface and later in its spin-off Fangface and Fangpuss, and also voiced Heckle & Jeckle and Quackula in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, and Droopy in The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Welker became a very busy actor, providing the voice for many popular cartoon characters in multiple shows including the villainous Doctor Claw in Inspector Gadget (a role that he reprised in 3 Robot Chicken sketches); Mister Mxyzptlk, Darkseid, Kalibak, and various heroes and villains in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show; various G.I. Joe heroes and villains; Ray Stantz and Slimer in The Real Ghostbusters; the villainous Dr. Jeremiah Surd in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest; Bubba the Caveduck and some of The Beagle Boys on Ducktales and Hefty Smurf in The Smurfs.

He also voiced various characters on The Simpsons such as Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball II (He departed the series in 2002). He provided the voice of Fall Apart Rabbit in the 1993 Disney series Bonkers and other various voices for the series, as well as the voices of Mr. Plotz, Runt, Ralph the Guard and other characters in Animaniacs, and McWolf the main antagonist to Droopy and his nephew Dripple in Tom and Jerry Kids and Droopy, Master Detective.

He also provides the voice (both speaking and non-speaking) of Nibbler in Futurama. He has voiced several characters for Family Guy, including a parody of Fred Jones. He played multiple characters in TaleSpin and performed vocal effects for the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Welker performed as voice double for Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and provided voices for The Thing in The Golden Child (1986), Sil in Species (1995) and Malebolgia in Spawn (1997). He has also created the vocal effects for different animals in films including the monkey Abu in Aladdin, its two sequels and the television series Aladdin, Arnold the Pig in the television film Return to Green Acres, he was also the voice of Totoro from the English version of the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, and a variety of animals from Tiny Toon Adventures.

In 2005, Welker became the new voice of Garfield, succeeding the original actor Lorenzo Music, who died in 2001 (Welker and Music had previously worked together in The Real Ghostbusters and the original Garfield and Friends). Welker voiced Garfield in Garfield Gets Real, Garfield’s Fun Fest, Garfield’s Pet Force, and also in the new series The Garfield Show, which has been running from 2008 to present.

Welker has also provided voices for many video game characters including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and The Shadow Blot in Epic Mickey and its sequel Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, as well as Zurvan, also called the “Ancient One”, on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. He also did the voice of Xzar, a mad mage from the video game series Baldur’s Gate.

Welker provided the voice of Batman in a Scooby-Doo crossover segment of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, “Bat-mite presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” In the same episode, he also voiced the MAD magazine counterpart of Batman, Bat Boy.

More of his work includes performing the voice of George in the popular children’s series Curious George. He has also performed for the live action film Mr. Popper’s Penguins. He voiced Gargamel’s cat Azrael in Sony Pictures Animation’s live action/animated film versions of The Smurfs.

Transformers

In the 1980s, Welker voiced many recurring characters in the original Transformers animated series. He voiced several Decepticons, including the leader Megatron, Soundwave, Skywarp, Mixmaster, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage and Ratbat, as well as Autobots Mirage, Trailbreaker, Chromedome and Sludge. With the release of The Transformers: The Movie in 1986, he took on the role of the Autobot Wheelie and afterwards, took over the role of Galvatron (which coincidentally was voiced by his Star Trek III castmate Leonard Nimoy).

Welker also returned to two of his Transformers roles when he portrayed Megatron and Soundwave as part of a spoof in the third season episode of Robot Chicken, aired shortly after the release of the live action film. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, he reprises the roles of Soundwave and Ravage, and also provides voices for Grindor, Devastator and Reedman. He does not voice Megatron in any of the first three live action films (Hugo Weaving was chosen for the role, instead). However, Welker did voice Megatron in the two video games based on the first two films as well as the theme park attractions at Universal Studios Singapore, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida, Transformers: The Ride.

Welker also reprised the roles of Megatron and Soundwave in the series Transformers: Prime (retitled Transformers: Prime – Beast Hunters for its third season).

He voiced Shockwave, Barricade and Soundwave in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Galvatron in Transformers: Age of Extinction, adding to his already large list of roles within the Transformers franchise.

From: en.wikipedia.org

James Newton Howard’s Soundtrack For “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1”

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the first of two films based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and the third installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and distributed by Lionsgate. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. It is the sequel to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and will be followed by the concluding entry, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay – Part 1
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Nina Jacobson
Jon Kilik
Screenplay by Danny Strong
Peter Craig
Based on Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins
Starring
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Julianne Moore
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Stanley Tucci
  • Donald Sutherland
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Jo Willems
Edited by Alan Edward Bell
Mark Yoshikawa
Production
company
Lionsgate
Color Force
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • November 19, 2014 (Brazil, UK, Italy)
  • November 21, 2014 (North America)
Running time 123 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $125 million
Box office $480.1 million

James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American composer best known for his scores to motion pictures. He is one of the most popular and respected composers for cinema, and has scored over 100 films. The recipient of eight Academy Award nominations, some of Howard’s best known film scores include Pretty Woman (1990), The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), Dinosaur (2000), Treasure Planet (2002), The Village (2004), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins (2005), I Am Legend (2007), Blood Diamond (2006),The Dark Knight (2008), and, most recently Green Lantern (2011), The Hunger Games (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Maleficent (2014). He is known for his frequent collaborations with director M. Night Shyamalan, having scored all his films since The Sixth Sense (1999). Howard also has a reputation of being a fast composer, due to his work on movies such as King Kong and The Hunger Games, both of which were composed in approximately one month.

Discography and filmography

Year Title Notes
1974 James Newton Howard
1982 Toto IV Conductor/Orchestrator(Strings) for I Won’t Hold You Back, Afraid Of Love, and Lovers In The Night.
1983 James Newton Howard and Friends Recorded live, direct-to-disc. Features David Paich (keyboards), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Jeff Porcaro (drums) and Joe Porcaro (percussion).
1985 Head Office Film scoring debut
1986
Wildcats (with Hawk Wolinski) Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records with songs co-written by Howard and one score cue
8 Million Ways to Die
Tough Guys
Nobody’s Fool
1987 Campus Man
Five Corners Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
First Howard score album release
Russkies Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1988 Promised Land Soundtrack released by Private Music
Off Limits Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Some Girls
Go Toward the Light television film
Everybody’s All-American Soundtrack released by Capitol Records with one song co-written by Howard; no score included
1989 Tap Soundtrack released by Epic Records with one song co-written by Howard; no score included
Men TV series pilot and theme
Major League Soundtrack released by Curb Records with two songs co-written by Howard and two score cues
The Package Soundtrack released by Prometheus Records
1990 The Image television film
Coupe de Ville
Pretty Woman Cue “She Rescues Him Right Back” written by Thomas Pasatieri.
Soundtrack released by EMI America; no score included
Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler television film
Flatliners
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture television film
Marked for Death Soundtrack released by Delicious Vinyl with one score cue
3 Men and a Little Lady Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records with 20 mins. of score
Descending Angel television film
1991 King Ralph
Guilty by Suspicion Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande with 13 mins. of score
End Title composed with Alan and Marilyn Bergman
One of the few James Newton Howard film scores to be conducted by the composer
Dying Young Soundtrack released by Arista Records with 28 mins. of score
The Man in the Moon Soundtrack released by Reprise Records
My Girl Soundtrack released by Columbia Records with one score cut
Grand Canyon Soundtrack released by Milan
Expanded edition later released by La-La Land Records
The Prince of Tides (Oscar Nomination) Replaced John Barry
Soundtrack released by Columbia Records with 44 minutes of score
Includes song co-written by Howard and performed by Barbra Streisand not used in the film
1992 A Private Matter television film
Diggstown Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande; conducted by Howard
2000 Malibu Road TV series theme
Glengarry Glen Ross Soundtrack released by Elektra with just over 16 mins. of score; conducted by Howard
American Heart
Night and the City Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records with two songs co-written by Howard and one score cue
1993 Alive Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Falling Down Replaced Graeme Revell
Soundtrack released by Intrada Records
Dave Soundtrack released by Big Screen Records – cover erroneously credits Howard as the conductor (score actually conducted by Marty Paich); expanded edition later released by La-La Land
The Fugitive (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Elektra; complete score later released by La-La Land
The Saint Of Fort Washington Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1994 Intersection Soundtrack released by Milan
Wyatt Earp Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records; complete score later released by La-La Land
ER (Emmy Nomination) TV series theme and pilot score
Soundtrack released by Atlantic Records with Howard’s theme in TV and complete versions
Junior (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1995 Just Cause Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Outbreak Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
French Kiss Soundtrack released by Mercury Records with one score cue
Waterworld Replaced Mark Isham (who did only demos; his music box melody remains in the movie)
Soundtrack released by MCA
Restoration Soundtrack released by Milan with 44 minutes of score
1996 Eye for an Eye Soundtrack released by La-La Land
The Juror Replaced John Barry
Primal Fear Soundtrack released by Milan with 28 and a half minutes of score
The Trigger Effect
The Rich Man’s Wife Theme only; score by John Frizzell
Space Jam Separate score and song albums released by Atlantic Records
Song album includes one track co-written by Howard
One Fine Day Soundtrack released by Columbia Records with a song co-written by Howard and one score suite
The Sentinel TV series theme only; scores by Steve Porcaro and John M. Keane
Soundtrack released by Sonic Images with Howard’s theme in main and end title versions
1997 Dante’s Peak Theme and some cues; majority of score by John Frizzell
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Liar Liar Theme only; score by John Debney
Soundtrack released by MCA
Fathers’ Day
My Best Friend’s Wedding (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Sony/Work with one score suite
For Your Consideration promo with just over 24 minutes issued
The Devil’s Advocate Soundtrack released by TVT with just over 39 minutes of score
The Postman Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records with just under 50 minutes of score
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Score for part 6: “Mare Tranquilitatis”
Soundtrack released by Epic Soundtrax with period pop songs and Michael Kamen‘s opening and closing theme music; no episode scores
A Perfect Murder Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
1999 Runaway Bride Soundtrack released by Sony; no score
Stir of Echoes Soundtrack released by Nettwerk with 17 and a half minutes of score
The Sixth Sense Replaced a yet unknown composer
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Mumford Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records with just under 25 minutes of score
Snow Falling on Cedars Soundtrack released by Decca Records
Wayward Son (with Steve Porcaro)
2000 Dinosaur Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
Gideon’s Crossing (Emmy Winner) TV series theme
Unbreakable Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Vertical Limit Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
73-minute FYC promo issued
America’s Sweethearts Soundtrack released by Atlantic Records with one score suite
2002 Big Trouble
Signs Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Unconditional Love
The Emperor’s Club Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Treasure Planet Replaced Alan Silvestri
Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records with about 47 and a half minutes of score
2003 Dreamcatcher Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Peter Pan “Flying” later used in commercials for Disneyland Paris
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2004 Hidalgo Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
The Village (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records
Collateral (with Tom Rothrock and Antonio Pinto) Soundtrack released by Hip-O Records with three Howard cues
2005 The Interpreter Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Batman Begins (with Hans Zimmer) Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (with Blake Neely) Theme only; score by Blake Neely
King Kong (with Blake Neely and Chris P. Bacon) Replaced Howard Shore
Soundtrack released by Decca Records
2006 Freedomland (with Mel Wesson) Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Sony Pictures Animation ID
RV (with Stuart Michael Thomas and Blake Neely)
Lady in the Water Soundtrack released by Decca Records
Blood Diamond Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande with 51 and a half minutes of score
2007 The Lookout (with Clay Duncan and Stuart Michael Thomas) Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records as an iTunes exclusive
Michael Clayton (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
I Am Legend Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Soundtrack released by Sony Classical with 46 minutes of score
iTunes release includes 12 more minutes of score
Charlie Wilson’s War Replaced Ry Cooder
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
One track co-written by Gingger Shankar
The Great Debaters (with Peter Golub) Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2008 Mad Money (with Marty Davich)
The Happening Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
The Dark Knight (with Hans Zimmer) Soundtrack released by Warner Bros. Records in one-disc and two-disc editions
Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love (with Marty Davich) Soundtrack released by Nonesuch with one score track
Defiance (Oscar Nomination) Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records with one score suite
Duplicity Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Wings Over the Rockies
It’s Complicated Some additional music with Hans Zimmer
2010 Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang Took over from Thomas Newman (who left and did not do a score)
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
Salt Soundtrack released by Madison Gate Records
The Last Airbender Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records
Inhale
Love & Other Drugs
The Tourist Replaced Gabriel Yared
Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande (includes one track retained from Yared’s thrown-out score)
2011 Larry Crowne Soundtrack released by Rhino Records with one score track
Water for Elephants Soundtrack released by Sony Classical
The Green Hornet Replaced Danny Elfman due to a scheduling conflict
Gnomeo & Juliet Soundtrack released by Hollywood Records and Walt Disney Records
Green Lantern Soundtrack released by Watertower Music
Darling Companion
2012 The Hunger Games Replaced Danny Elfman due to a scheduling conflict
Score album released by Universal Republic
Snow White and the Huntsman Soundtrack released by Universal Republic
The Bourne Legacy Soundtrack released by Varèse Sarabande
2013 After Earth Soundtrack released by Sony Masterworks
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Score album released by Universal Republic
Parkland Soundtrack released by Rhino as a digital download
2014 Maleficent Soundtrack released by Walt Disney Records
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Score album released by Universal Republic
Cut Bank
Pawn Sacrifice
Nightcrawler Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records
2015 The American Can
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Awards and nominations

In May 2008 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.

Wins

  • 2001: Emmy Award – Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Gideon’s Crossing
  • 2008: Classical Brit Awards – Soundtrack of the Year, Blood Diamond
  • 2009: Critics Choice Awards – Best Original Score, The Dark Knight
  • 2009: Grammy Award – Best Score Soundtrack Album, The Dark Knight (shared with Hans Zimmer)
  • 2011: 26th ASCAP Awards – ASCAP Top Box Office Films Award, The Tourist

Nominations

  • 1991: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score, The Prince Of Tides
  • 1993: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score, The Fugitive
  • 1994: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Song, “Look What Love Has Done” from Junior
  • 1994: Academy Award Nomination (1994) Best Original Song, “Look What Love Has Done” from Junior
  • 1996: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Song, “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
  • 1996: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Song, “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
  • 1997: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television, “For The First Time” from One Fine Day
  • 1997: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • 2000: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Instrumental Composition, “The Egg Travels” from Dinosaur
  • 2002: Grammy Award Nomination – Best Instrumental Composition, “Main Titles” from Signs
  • 2005: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score, The Village
  • 2005: Golden Globe Award Nomination – Best Original Score, King Kong
  • 2006: International Film Music Critics Association Nomination – Film Composer of the Year
  • 2007: International Film Music Critics Association Nomination – Film Composer of the Year
  • 2008: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score, Michael Clayton
  • 2008 – Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, Blood Diamond
  • 2009: Golden Globe Nomination – Best Original Score, Defiance
  • 2009: Academy Award Nomination – Best Original Score, Defiance



From: en.wikipedia.org

"Interstellar" Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2014 film Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan. The film score is composed by Hans Zimmer who previously scored Nolan’s Batman film trilogy and Inception. The soundtrack garnered positive critical reception. Prior to its digital release, it was nominated for Original Score at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The soundtrack was released on November 17, 2014 via the WaterTower label.
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Record High Quality Audio Even With A Low Budget

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The Music of "The Order: 1886"

The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886 is an upcoming single-player action-adventure video game developed by Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment which will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on February 20, 2015. The Order: 1886 was announced at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo event.

The Order: 1886
Developer(s) Ready at Dawn,
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s) Ru Weerasuriya,
Dana Jan
Composer(s) Jason Graves
Austin Wintory
Engine RAD Engine 4.0
Platform(s) PlayStation 4
Release date(s) February 20, 2015
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player


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Labrinth

Timothy McKenzie (born 4 January 1989), better known by his stage name Labrinth, is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Initially, he was tipped to work as a producer, but Simon Cowell signed him to his record label Syco Music as a solo act. In the process, Labrinth became Cowell’s first non-talent show signing in six years.

Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK Singles Chart in March 2010, when his collaboration with rapper Tinie Tempah, “Pass Out”, reached number one. McKenzie has collaborated with Tinie Tempah on numerous occasions since. Labrinth’s first solo single, “Let the Sun Shine” was released in September 2010, reaching number three in the same chart. His debut album Electronic Earth, was released on 31 March 2012, having been preceded by the singles “Earthquake” featuring Tinie Tempah and “Last Time”, which peaked at number two and number four respectively. He achieved his first number-one single in November 2012 with “Beneath Your Beautiful”, featuring Emeli Sandé.
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Interstellar's Sound Design and the Controversy

El sonido de la película ‘Interestelar’ deliberadamente 'opaca' el diálogo

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Sinéad O'Connor

Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor (/ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnər/; born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O’Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.

Since then, while maintaining her singing career, she has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures—such as her ordination as a priest despite being a woman with a Roman Catholic background—and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women’s rights, war, and child abuse.

In addition to her nine solo albums her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists and appearances at charity fundraising concerts.
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Counting Crows

Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (accordion, keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglück (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Jim Bogios (drums) and Millard Powers (bass).

Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993), which featured the hit single “Mr. Jones”. They have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for their song “Accidentally in Love”, which was included in the film Shrek 2.

The band’s influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band.
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