America’s Got Talent 2018 …. “💕🎼 Howie’s Golden Buzzer: Courtney Hadwin 🎼💕 …. “!!!


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~~June 13, 2018~~

‘You’re Like a Lion’

~Shy 13-Year-Old Courtney Hadwin Blows America’s Got Talent Judges Away~

M’lord!! I’m not really a Janis Joplin fan but if this young lady is anything like her, she seems to be channeling the well known singer perfectly!

Just take a look at the performance that received Howie’s golden buzzer.

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When shy 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin stepped onto the America’s Got Talent stage Tuesday night, June 12, no one saw her performance coming.

After admitting she was “a little bit nervous” as she awkwardly answered Mel B‘s pre-performance questions, Hadwin began belting Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle,” dominating the stage as she fearlessly played to the judges and packed crowd.

Howie Mandel compared the British teen to a music legend before hitting the coveted Golden Buzzer that sends her straight through to the live shows later in the season.

“You are not from this era. You’re from a whole different era. And I’m a huge Janis Joplin fan and there’s a story – if you’ve ever watched the documentary – Clive Davis, he goes to the Monterey Pop Festival and he sees this young girl that nobody’s ever seen before, that nobody knows. It was the first time that Janis Joplin got signed and that changed her life. I’m not Clive Davis, I’m Howie Mandel, and I can’t sign you to a record deal.

The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you …”

Mandel then slammed his hand on that buzzer as confetti began to fly and Hadwin burst into tears.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://people.com/tv/courtney-hadwin-americas-got-talent-golden-buzzer/

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~~Courtney Hadwin~~

13-Year-Old Golden Buzzer Winning Performance

~~Published on Jun 12, 2018~~

We did not see that coming! You won’t believe the performance from this eccentric teenager. Courtney earns Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer sending her straight to the live shows.

~America’s Got Talent 2018~

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At the end of the day …. Alex Boye: “I will rise”!!


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~~September 9, 2014~~ 

It was yesterday when I found this artist’s videos. As I listened to his version of “Let it Go”, I realized I had seen him before. He was featured in a YouTube video by The Piano Guys called “Paradise/Peponi”. It was an incredible surprise to find that Alex Boye is another sensation on YouTube reaching millions of viewers. 

This is a video fit to end the day. 

I normally don’t post topics related to god but this production gave me chills as I listened to it. It’s majestic, impressive, inspiring, motivational, very well done and a musical success. 

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“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Boy%C3%A9

Alex Boyé (born 1970) is a British-born Mormon singer and actor of Nigerian descent.

~~Early life~~

Boye was raised in a Tottenham council area that has been described as ‘tough’. He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) at age 16.

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~~Professional life~~

Boyé first performed in public while serving as a missionary for the LDS Church in Bristol, England. After completing his mission, he became a backing dancer. Among those who he performed with in this role was George Michael.

In 1995, he formed and became the lead singer of the European boy band “Awesome“. They performed at local dances and other small venues until 1996 when they won a vocal competition on Capital Radio, London’s largest radio station. Universal Records of Europe signed Awesome to a five-album recording contract. Awesome released three singles off their first album, Rumors, which made top-10 charts all across Europe.

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~~Personal life~~

Boyé’s mother and father are Nigerian. While pregnant, Boyé’s mother went to London while his father remained in Nigeria. He was born in England and returned to Nigeria to live with his father for the first few years of his life. His mother remarried and worked for the London Underground, cleaning tracks at night. Boyé was raised in the Tottenham Court neighborhood. He spent much of his youth in foster homes with Caucasian parents. As a teenager, he listened to the music of Motown, including artists Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson and Otis Redding. When he was 16, Boyé was working in a McDonald’s in London when he was introduced to the LDS Church by a manager. He was baptised soon afterward, without his mother’s knowledge.

Boyé met his wife, Julie, in an LDS singles ward and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children, Adanna, Zander and India. In 2009, Boye began raising money to buy a house for a local refugee family with sales of his single, “Crazy for You.”

On 22 February 2012, Boyé became a United States citizen in a ceremony at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City. Boyé was surprised when he was invited by the judge conducting the ceremony to sing The Star-Spangled Banner.

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~~I Will Rise (Emi Yo Leke) ft. Later Days Choir~~

~~Mormons are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints~~

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~~Published on Apr 6, 2012~~

“On the morning of Friday 2nd of March, I was invited to perform for a group of students at the Institute of Religion at Utah Valley University in Orem Utah. It will be a day that will not easy be forgotten. Before I got up to give my presentation, a choir filed neatly into position behind me and began to sing. From the first note, all my senses were grabbed hold upon by a heavenly sound that left me breathless. I had to do a 360 turn to see who it was singing. I didn’t take my eyes off them until they had finished. By the end, I was overcome with tears. It’s lucky i don’t wear mascara.

During the musical presentation, I felt a strong witness of the spirit, telling me i needed to take this choir to the studio and record the song they sang with them.

Thanks to Utah valley University Institute of Religion for allowing me to hijack 70 choir members who all boarded the bus at 3.15 am and traveled over 150 miles to arrive in time to shoot at first light.”

~~ALEX’S GALLERY~~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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We ALL will RISE!! 

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Keep calm and carry on? … Don’t think so!!


~~June 17, 2014~~ 

Keep Calm and Carry On is a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939, several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.

It had only limited distribution with no public display, and thus was little known. It was rediscovered in 2000, has been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products. It was believed there were only two known surviving examples of the poster outside government archives until a collection of 20 originals was brought in to the Antiques Roadshow in 2012 by the daughter of an ex-Royal Observer Corps member.

The original 1939 Keep Calm and Carry On poster

~~History~~

“Freedom Is In Peril”  and “Your Courage”

The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information, at the beginning of the Second World War. It was intended to be distributed in order to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster, such as mass bombing of major cities using high explosives and poison gas, which was widely expected within hours of an outbreak of war. Over 2,500,000 copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers, and never saw public display. Bristol photographer Reece Winstone’s book of wartime photographs of the city shows the poster in large form on a billboard.

The poster was third in a series of three. The previous two posters from the series, “Freedom Is In Peril. Defend It With All Your Might” and “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” were issued and used across Britain for motivational purposes, as the Ministry of Information assumed that the events of the first weeks of the war would demoralise the population.

Planning for the posters started in April 1939; by June designs were prepared, and by August 1939, production had begun, and the posters were ready to be placed up within 24 hours of the outbreak of war. The posters were intended to be associated with the Ministry of Information, and to incorporate a unique and recognisable lettering and design, with a message from the King to his people. An icon of a “Tudor” crown (a widely used symbol of government authority) was chosen to head the poster, rather than a photograph.

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The slogans were created by civil servants, with a career civil servant named Waterfield coming up with “Your Courage” as “a rallying war-cry that will bring out the best in everyone of us and put us in an offensive mood at once”. These particular posters were designed as “a statement of the duty of the individual citizen”, un-pictorial, to be accompanied by more colloquial designs. The “Your Courage” poster was much more famous during the war, as it was the first of the Ministry of Information’s posters.

However, although the campaign was prompt, and although 800,000 of the “Freedom Is In Peril” and “Your Courage” posters were distributed, many people claimed not to have seen them; while those who did see them regarded them as patronising and divisive.

Design historian Susannah Walker regards the campaign as “a resounding failure”, and reflective of a misjudgement by upper-class civil servants of the mood of the people.

~Later developments~

Later in the war, a leaflet was distributed with a message from Prime Minister Winston Churchill headed “Beating the Invader”. It begins “If invasion comes…” and goes on to exhort the populace to “Stand Firm” and “Carry On”. The two phrases do not appear in one sentence, but are picked out in an emphatic font. The text identifies them as the two “great order(s) and dut(ies)” to and for the people, should invasion come. The leaflet then lists a number of practical measures to be taken.

In 2000, Stuart Manley, co-owner with his wife Mary of Barter Books Ltd. in AlnwickNorthumberland, was sorting through a box of used books bought at auction when he uncovered one of the original “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters. The couple framed it and hung it up by the cash register; and it attracted so much interest that Manley began to produce and sell copies. Other companies followed suit, and the design rapidly began to be used as the theme for a wide range of products. Mary Manley later commented, “I didn’t want it trivialized. But of course now it’s been trivialized beyond belief.”

In early 2012, Barter Books debuted an informational shortThe Story of Keep Calm and Carry On, providing visual insight into the modernization and commercialization of the design and the phrase.

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Susannah Walker comments that the poster is now seen “not only as a distillation of a crucial moment in Britishness, but also as an inspiring message from the past to the present in a time of crisis”.

She goes on to point out, however, that such an interpretation overlooks the circumstances of its production, and the relative failure of the campaign of which it formed a part.

~~SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On

http://playingforchange.com/episodes/a-better-place/

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~~A Better Place~~

Playing For Change

~~Uploaded December 8, 2012~~

Playing For Change bands with musicians around the globe to make the world “A Better Place”.

A Better Place was commissioned by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (UNMDGAF) to draw attention to issues of social and economic inequalities based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and even location.
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How did Playing For Change come about?

~~Mark Johnson~~

Playing for Change started about ten years ago. I started traveling around the world recording and filming musicians with the Stand By Me video. That started when I first met Roger Ridley, a street performer here in Los Angeles — in Santa Monica. And I heard him singing Stand By Me and just thought it would an incredible song to take around the world. And, since then, it’s turned into a movement, you know, of people coming together through music. We record and film musicians around the world (and) we build music schools. We have eight of those as part of the Playing For Change Foundation. And then we also have the Playing For Change band which is the tangible example of the whole project. What happens when ten countries meet on the stage and build something bigger than themselves which is really the idea of the project. There’s about 160 million views of our songs around the world. It started with Stand By Me about five years ago and that one got over 50 million (views).It’s been many years of building a family around the world of musicians and their communities and then using all these musicians — whether they’re famous, like Bono or Keith Richards are involved in the songs, or whether they’re street musicians or when you travel you find a lot of people are more what I would call native musicians. They play in villages, in Indian reservations, in the Himalayan mountains and so on. It’s not just (songs) you hear on the radio or buy in the store. Great music is everywhere. That’s why I mentioned Roger Ridley. Because when you hear him, he has a voice like Otis Redding, one of the best singers of all time. And you say to this guy “Why were your singing on the street with a voice like that?” And he says “Because, man, I’m in the joy business! I come out to bring joy to the people!”

And so that’s really kind of the origin of the whole project.”

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Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/faithmediaandculture/2013/01/playing-for-change-bands-with-musicians-around-the-globe-to-make-the-world-a-better-place.html#ixzz34wXK6Y34
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